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 5 Signs That You Need Your Drains Cleaned

Monday, May 20th, 2019

Just like you, your plumbing system can certainly experience a “bad hair day”—quite literally! Hair, grease, grime, and other particles can all contribute to clogged drains, and without proper maintenance, issues with your drain system can cause all sorts of other issues for the rest of your plumbing system. Therefore, it is important to invest in the services designed to keep your drain pipes clean and clear!

All you need to do is make sure you schedule drain cleaning services on a regular basis with your Orlando drain cleaning experts. There are plenty of signs that suggest that your home is in need of these services, and below, we have outlined them for you. Keep reading to find out if its time to schedule your drain cleaning!

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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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Some Facts You May Not Know about Hydro-Jetting

Monday, October 23rd, 2017

hydro-jetting-cleaning-pipe-diagramDrain cleaning is one of the most important services that any plumbing contractor can provide. We take special pride in the equipment we use for drain cleaning and the skill of our plumbers at handling the job. We can take care of the worst clogs stopping up drains in both commercial and residential plumbing, and we can use drain cleaning as a preventive measure to help keep away clogs and other drainage problems in the future.

Our main tool for handling great drain cleaning in Orlando, FL and throughout Central Florida is the hydro-jetter.

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The P-Trap—That Curved Pipe under the Drain—Explained

Monday, August 28th, 2017

p-trap-with-hand-gripping-itYou can’t see most of the plumbing pipes in your house, and that’s a good thing! (Unless you want an industrial appearance for home décor and you don’t mind guests constantly tripping over exposed pipes.) However, there’s one important exception, and we bet it just popped to mind: the bent piece of drainpipe directly under your sinks. That is called the p-trap and it serves an important function in household plumbing. It’s an old invention using the power of gravity to help make homes more pleasant.

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