What Are Drain and Plumbing Vents?

Monday, June 4th, 2018


If you see this, you may have clogged drain vents.

What do you think of when you hear about the vents in a home? You probably think of the air vents in the rooms, or possibly the venting for gas-burning appliances that moves toxic combustion products safely away from the house. Those are crucial vents.

But your plumbing also has vents, and they’re just as crucial for the proper working of your plumbing system and the hygiene of your home. People often don’t know much about these plumbing vents, so we’re going to give you a short overview of them and also look at some potential drain and plumbing vent problems. If you run into any plumbing troubles, make sure you call a professional plumber in Sanford, FL to help out. Vent troubles can’t be fixed with DIY attempts.

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A Closer Look at the Problem of Sewer Line Corrosion

Monday, November 20th, 2017

broken-sewer-pipeThe sewer line that connects the drains of your plumbing system to the municipal sewer line that runs down the center of the street is one of the most important parts of your household plumbing. Of course, it’s not actually inside the house itself and it’s entirely hidden from your sight down in a trench. This pipe is built to endure for decades without trouble, but many sewer lines are over 50 years old and made from out-of-date material such as cast iron and galvanized steel. This puts the pipeline in serious danger of corrosion, leading to leaks and breaks.

A damaged pipeline jeopardizes the sewer system of house and can mean catastrophic problems. You need to have professionals repair, and in most cases, replace the sewer line if it’s suffering from corrosion.

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Clogs around the House and Other Signs You Have a Broken Sewer Line

Monday, July 17th, 2017

interior-of-pipelineThe sewer line is a part of your home’s plumbing that thankfully does its job far from sight. But because it’s hidden in the ground, it’s tricky to tell when the sewer line first develops breaks. Since you want to have a broken sewer line repaired (or in some cases replaced) as soon as possible before the break turns into a larger, more expensive problem—one that can create extreme unpleasantness in your home—you have to keep a watch for early warning signs that something is wrong.

Here are a few indications that you have breaks in your sewer line that require sewer repair services:

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How Did My Sewer Line Become Damaged?

Monday, August 15th, 2016

One of the larger jobs that our plumbing professionals handle is repairing and replacing damaged sewer lines. Sewer lines are buried in trenches that run from the side of homes out to the center of the street, where they meet with the municipal sewer system. Because sewer lines are hidden from sight, homeowners rarely give them much thought. At least until they need repair work.

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How Tree Roots Can Damage Your Sewer System

Friday, April 25th, 2014

Damage to the sewer line that runs from under your home and out to the municipal sewer in the center of the street is one of the most serious problems that can occur in a home’s plumbing. Because the responsibility for this line rests with the homeowner, not the local utility company. You will have to call for trained sewer repair and replacement specialists to take care of the work needed to seal breaks, clear blocks, and replace corroded pipes.

The most persistent danger to your sewer line comes from an innocuous source: the plants in your yard. The roots from trees can cause major blockage and breaks in your sewer line, and even the roots of bushes can interfere. When you suspect trouble with your Orlando, FL sewer line (sewage smells from the lawn, backed-up sinks throughout the house, water stains around basement drains), call on Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. (MPI) to investigate and find a remedy to the problem.

The Dangers of Tree Roots

The roots of trees naturally grow toward sources of water and nutrients. The wastewater inside a sewer pipe is therefore an obvious target for the probing tendril end of roots. These roots will push between pipe connections and begin to force their way inside the line. This will quickly lead to blockage inside the drain.

Worse, the inexorable force of the growing tree roots will eventually place too much pressure on the sewer line and cause the pipe to break. This is especially common for older galvanized steel pipes, which may have corroded and seriously weakened over time.

You can help avoid this problem from occurring with careful planting. Before planting trees and bushes, consult with the local utility company to find out where the pipes are buried, and keep the trees away from that area. Also consider planting bushes with shallow roots.

However, if damage does occur from tree root infestation, then plumbers experienced with sewer line repair can take care of it. Sometimes the repair is a relatively simple one that plumbers can target with video camera inspection equipment and fix without major excavation. Full breaks may require more work and complete pipe replacement. Whatever the job, it’s necessary to prevent sewage flooding into your home and causing damage to your property and the home’s foundations.

Whether tree roots are the cause of the problem or not, do not wait to call for drain and sewer service in Orlando, FL whenever something seems wrong. The plumbers at Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. (MPI) will track down the cause and restore your sewer line as fast as possible.

Contact us today and schedule a service appointment!

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Orlando Plumbing Repair Tip: Common Sewer Line Problems

Monday, April 29th, 2013

You rely heavily on your sewer line every day to support the disposal of wastewater out of your home and into your septic tank or municipal waste management system. While they are built to endure lots of use and abuse, there may come a time when you encounter a problem with your sewer line. If this occurs, there’s no need to panic. Simply get in touch with your local plumbing professional so that you can understand what your options are. For superior Orlando plumbing repair, including sewer line problems, call Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. (MPI) today!

While all homes are different, there are some common problems worth noting.

  • Tree root penetration: Tree roots exert incredibly amounts of force as they move through the soil beneath your yard. If you have many trees in the vicinity of your home, then your sewer line may be at risk of damage by their roots. As they slowly press against the exterior of the pipe, they may eventually crack, dislodge, or even penetrate the sewer line, which can cause leaking into the yard. A major crack may lead to foul odors and wet spots in your yard.
  • Collapsed pipe: Over time, soil density may shift in response to ground-moving activities in the area, or due to erosion. Occasionally, this will lead to shifts in the distribution of weight over your sewer line. There may be circumstances under which your sewer line collapses due to increased weight. In other cases, collapsed pipe is a combination of wear and tear and old age. Whatever the cause, a collapsed pipe not only leads to sewage leaks into the ground beneath your yard, it also blocks the passage of wastewater, which can lead to serious problems inside you home.
  • Clogs: Over time, your sewer line may eventually fill up with enough organic waste, gunk, grease, mineral deposits, and other waste to create a resilient clog. If you have never had your drains inspected or cleaned, then it’s a great idea to do so before a clog prevents your plumbing from operating correctly.

For more information about sewer line problems, or to schedule superior Orlando plumbing repair services, call Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. (MPI) today! 

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Dealing with a Clogged Drain in the Orlando Area?

Monday, January 28th, 2013

Drain Cleaning | Orlando | Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc.Clogged or backed-up drains are incredibly frustrating. Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. provides professional drain cleaning, drain clearing, and emergency plumbing services in the Orlando area.

The best way to avoid recurring drain issues is regular plumbing maintenance. Make sure all of your drains have strainers to catch food particles, hair and dirt. To catch potential problems before they become an emergency schedule an annual plumbing inspection. One of our expert plumbers can use video pipe inspection to check for issues in your drainage system and suggest a maintenance plan to keep your drain and sewer system in top shape.

MPI offers drain cleaning, drain and sewer repair, drain vent repair, sewer line installation, video pipe inspection and many more drain related services. Call us for any emergency plumbing need, we offer 24/7 emergency service in the Orlando area.

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