Cast Iron Pipe Broken How To Know For Sure

Are you having constant back ups in your sewer line? Maybe your home has deteriorating cast iron piping. The first thing is to know what kind of pipe you have in your home. The best way to determine this is the age of your home. For example homes built from the late 70’s til now are usually PVC pipe. While homes built from early 70’s and older are more then like cast iron piping.Once you determine the age of your home and what type of piping you have. The next step is to call an Orlando plumber. If you are having clogs that are all the time and you are not knowing what the issue is? The best way to know is to find a plumber that can hydro jet and camera the sewer line. When cast iron ages it builds flaky scales and rusts from the inside out. This … Continued

Clogged Drain? Is Snaking Safe?

Do you have a clogged drain? This can be a sign that your pipes are failing or even broken. The first step when you have a clog is to call a plumber and have the drain snaked. This will fix 90% of issues in the drainage system (usually just a clog). There are other times that the issue is more involved. This can be because pipes are old and rusting or can be that the pipe is broken. Old cast iron pipe has a tendency to rust and get very thin at the bottom of the pipe and fittings. Water tends to erode the bottom of the pipe and fittings. This can cause sewage leaks and clogs. If the bottom of the pipe or fittings are missing this can cause the snake to catch and break the pipe. It can also cause the equipment to get stuck. Broken PVC pipe is another … Continued

What Is The Main Sewer Drain To Your Home?

What is your main sewer drain and what is its purpose? Your plumbings drainage system consists of many components. The main drain plays a very important part in your overall drainage system. Think of it as like your main artery in you body if it has issues everything stops. The same goes with your homes main drain.The purpose of the main drain is to carry all waste water into city sewer system. The main drain connects to each branch line which includes kitchen sink, bathrooms and laundry. When you have a issue with the main drain it will affect everything in your home. Essentially your homes main drain is the lifeline to your home. It is very important to protect your main drain line in your home.Here are somethings you can do to protect your drain. Watch what goes down the drains. Don’t flush wipes, feminine products, ear swabs, dental … Continued

Can Plumbing Vents Get Clogged?

If you are a homeowner chances are you will have a plumbing issue with your home eventually. Whether it’s a clogged drain or leaking pipe plumbing issues are inevitable. The average person does not know about their plumbing system and how it operates. So what is a plumbing vent?  How do they operate? Can they clog?The Plumbing Vent:    Is a pipe that extends 6″-8″ through the roof. It can be a mechanical Device that is placed underneath your sinks called an air admittance valve. How the vent works is by regulating the air pressure in your drainage system. This helps with keeping your drains flowing freely. Have you ever placed your finger over a straw? The water gets trapped in the straw. When you release your finger the water flows freely. It works the same way in your plumbing system.Can Plumbing Vents Get Clogged:  yes vents can get clogged causing … Continued

Drain Cleaning Or Jetting

We get a lot of drain cleaning calls around this time of year. With thanksgiving just past us and Christmas a few weeks away we seem to forget the overload the extra cooking and family puts on our drains and plumbing system. Most people don’t get how there plumbing works. Plumbers are similar to doctors and your homes plumbing system much like the human body. What you put into your body affects you and your health. For example if you eat a lot of fatty foods it can affect your heart health such as clogged arteries. Well the same goes for your home if you put grease and fatty foods down your drain it is going to build up on the side walls of the pipe. Eventually causing a clog that will affect your drains. Do you have a clog? If it is just loose debris from to much toilet tissue. A … Continued

Orlando Plumbers And The Weird Things We Have Seen

We have done a lot of plumbing jobs over the years and our Orlando plumbers have a lot of stories. Plumbing repairs are not always the same. In fact thats the nice thing about service plumbing! Every plumbing repair is not the same. Almost every job is different and has its own set of circumstances. You really have to think and use your head but sometimes even our plumbers are left scratching there head wondering how certain crazy things happen.One of our recent customers had a sewer line that was constently clogging. We would snake the drain and with in a month or less it would clog again. We decided to video inspect the drain line we found object and dug up drain. Once we cut open the drain line we found the object to be a two by four about 3 feet long. This customer lived in the house … Continued

Adding A Bathroom? Common Misconceptions About The Plumbing

Are you adding a bathroom? When going through the process of adding a bathroom most people tend to think where is the existing plumbing? How far your existing plumbing is from new bathroom will definitely affect the bottom line as far as price. But what are some very important things to be aware of before calling a Orlando plumbing company. Drain location   Drain location is very important. If the drain is to far from the new bathroom it may not have enough fall to reach existing drain. For example if your existing drain is a few inches under the slab and the new bathroom location is twenty feet away this will not work. The reason why is you need at least 1/8″-1/4″ per foot of fall depending on size of pipe to allow gravity to work on waste water. Drain Size  Many of our customers think if they have a drain in … Continued

Prevent Drain Cleaning During Halloween

How to prevent drain cleaning during Halloween? We are getting to that time of the year Halloween the holiday our kids love. This is a great time of the year to do crafts and enjoy quality time with our kids. From decorating the yard to candy to pumpkin picking and then carving the pumpkin. All these traditions your kids will remember for a lifetime and carry it on to there children. But one of these tradtions will cause a plumbing nightmare if you are not carful with disposal and thats pumpkin carving. Through out the year the end of October is one of the busiest times of the year for Orlando plumbers with drain cleaning. Most of the time it is preventable and caused by people not knowing any better. They plan a night to carve the pumpkin with there kids and remove the insides of the pumpkin and dump it … Continued

Plumbing Leaks Are They Covered By Your Insurance?

Plumbing leaks are they covered by your insurance? Leaks on your plumbing system can happen anytime for any reason. Water damage can happen from a broken waterline to a clogged overflowing toilet and can cause thousands in damage to your property. So what is covered by your homeowners insurance in the event of a plumbing leak? Most insurance companies will cover damage caused by leak and cosmetic repairs. So for example if you have unknown plumbing leaks under your slab. First you would need to locate leak which is called electronic leak detection this service is mostly covered by your insurance. Once leak is found under slab the cost for plumbing repair would not be covered however they will reimburse you for the time it takes for the Orlando plumber to access leak and the damage caused to make plumbing repair. This usually covers most of the bill because the … Continued

What Is The Best Way To Clean Persistent Kitchen Clogs?

What is the best way to clean persistent kitchen clogs? Is your kitchen drain running slow?  Is this the first time your kitchen drain is running slow since you’ve lived in your home? If so, we suggest start with a snake or standard drain cleaning. But it really all depends on how you use your kitchen and what goes down the drain. If you have a lot of debris from the disposal or if you put a lot of grease down the drain, the best way to clean it is jet wash or Hydro jet the line and clean all of the debris from your drain line. If you snake the line, it will only be a temporary fix. You will consistently have to call a Orlando plumbing company to clean your drains costing more in the long run. Hydro jetting cost a bit more but cleans the pipe to … Continued