Wanted: The Four Most Notorious Culprits of a Clogged Drain

Monday, April 6th, 2020

sink-drainClogged drains almost always begin as minor problems. Ignore the problem for long enough, and it will escalate into significant issues for you. Slow water drainage is one of the problems, and it is a slight inconvenience. But it can cause corrosion, flooding, and even sewage backup in extreme cases. You can end up with costly repairs on your hands and need services for plumbing repair in Orlando, FL.

Prevention is the best cure for any problem. To make sure the drains in your home’s plumbing do not clog, you need to understand why it happens. We’ve discussed some of the most notorious culprits of clogged drains and how you can prevent them.

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Could Your Drains Use a Good Cleaning?

Monday, February 24th, 2020

drainAfter you shower or use the tub, do you notice a pool of water accumulating and then staying stagnant in the tub or shower for a few minutes to an hour? If yes, then you probably have a drainage problem. If water does not immediately go down the drain while you shower or use the sink, then there is a problem with your drain. Specifically speaking, you have a slow drain.

A stagnant pool of water in your tub or sink can be disheartening. After all, you’d expect the water to go down the drain immediately after you’re done bathing or taking a shower. The good news is that there are services that perform drain cleaning in Orlando, FL that can help you fix the slow drain in your bathroom, kitchen, or elsewhere.

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Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About Hydro-Jetting

Monday, September 9th, 2019

The hydro-jet: a plumber’s favorite tool. You may have heard of it before, especially if you’ve been keeping up with our blogs, but in case you haven’t, we’ll tell you all about it!

Basically, a hydro-jet is a motorized device that was first invented in the 1950s. It uses highly-pressurized water to scour the inside of your drain pipes, blasting away debris that may be in there.

Though this sounds quite simple in theory, many homeowners still have a lot of questions about this device and about how it’ll benefit them. So for your convenience, we have answered some of our most frequently asked questions about hydro-jetting for you below. All you’ve got to do is keep reading to find out more.

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Ew! What’s That Stench?!

Monday, August 12th, 2019

Is it the garbage can? Did someone go to the bathroom? Maybe it’s the litter box. Either way, something smells, and of course, you want to get to the bottom of it. But, have you ever considered that this unpleasant scent could be coming from your drainpipe? That’s right: problems with drains or sewer lines can end up leading to quite an awful scent!

But, why does this happen?

Well, there are plenty of reasons why you might experience a foul odor coming from one or more of the drains in your home, and below, we have listed some of these reasons for you. So, grab your nose plug and keep reading to find out more!

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Here are 3 Signs That You Need Your Drains Cleaned

Monday, May 20th, 2019

dirty-drainIn most homes, drains don’t get the attention they deserve. Not many people think about how their drains work, until, of course, they stop functioning. If you have a clogged drain, then there could be a hundred reasons for it.

However, there a few common causes of a clogged drain, and by finding out about them, you can increase your chances of preventing a clogged drain in the future.

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Fall Drain Cleaning Makes a Lot of Sense

Monday, December 3rd, 2018

drain-in-metal-sink-waterIt’s not officially winter yet, so you can still sneak in with some of those important fall tasks for your home. It’s easier in the Orlando area to get these jobs done, since we don’t have harsh winter conditions to deal with.

One home service job we highly recommend this time of year is drain cleaning in Orlando, FL. The reasons don’t have much to do with the weather, but with what happens in your home during the end of the year.

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5 Basic Ways to Avoid Calling for Emergency Plumbing

Monday, October 8th, 2018

frustrated-customerEmergency!

It’s not a word people usually want to hear. Emergency rarely means something wonderful has happened out of the blue. When you encounter a plumbing emergency, it’s because you have a clogged drain, busted pipe, total loss of freshwater from the taps, or other problem that needs fixing immediately.

Fortunately, for emergency plumbing repair in Orlando, FL and elsewhere in Central Florida, you can rely on our plumbers to come to your rescue—24 hours a day.

But we know you would rather not have to deal with emergencies of any kind, and we’re happy to help with 5 tips for avoiding these problems. Some you can handle on your own, others are services you can entrust to us.

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A Few Unusual Causes of Drain Clogs

Monday, April 9th, 2018

Orlando Drain ServicesWhat causes the majority of clogs in household drains? There are a couple of usual suspects: hair, food waste, grease, fats, soap scum, and small objects like bottle caps accidentally tipped over into the sink. When people call us for a plumber in Orlando, FL to unclog a drain, we often find ourselves dealing with one of the typical drainpipe blockers. No problem, we’ve got the best equipment (like hydro-jetters) and some of the best-trained plumbers around to clear out that drain in no time.

Of course, life is often weird, and plumbing can be extremely weird. Drains can collect some strange things down in them that lead to tough blockages. We’ve been in the business for a long time—more than 40 years—so we’ve come across some bizarre drain cleaning issues. We can take care of them all, don’t worry about that, but we’d like to go over some of the odder reasons a drain can become clogged.

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Why Are My Drains Making Gurgling Sounds?

Monday, February 12th, 2018

water-down-drainWhen you pour water down any drain of your house, you’ll expect to hear nothing more than a swish as it vanishes down the drainpipe. But if you hear a gurgling noise soon after, like someone blowing air through a straw into a glass of water, you may wonder if it means anything is wrong.

You’re right to feel concern. A gurgling drain can mean a minor issue, but it could also warn of much larger plumbing troubles. To find out for certain what needs to be done, call a licensed plumber in Altamonte Springs, FL to look into the mystery of the gurgling drains.

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These Are the 4 Main Causes of Drain Clogs

Monday, January 1st, 2018

The year 2018 is here, and one thing we can predict for certain about it: our plumbers are going to be dealing with plenty of drain clogs.

Drain clogs are a basic fact of life in plumbing. Any home can take steps to prevent them—in fact, this post will talk about that a bit—but avoiding them all the time just isn’t possible. So much material can go down the drains in a homdrain-with-chain-pluge that may lead to stopping them up that we could make a list of drain clog sources that was just about small plastic pieces from toys and packaging material.

For this list, we’re going to limit ourselves to only the four most common reasons drains might clog. We’re focusing only on clogging that occurs right down in the drain itself, not sewer line issues such as root infiltration. We also won’t include pipe-misalignment, which sometimes occurs in older homes, because this is a pipe replacement issue, not a drain cleaning one.

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