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

What Is Hydro Jetting And How Is It Different From Snaking?

Hydro jetting or some people call it sewer jetting is it really necessary? What are the differences between Hydro jetting and snaking? These are the questions we hear a lot from our customers.How a Snake Works.  Lets start by explaining how a snake works. With normal drain cleaning a cable or rod is ran through the sewer system until it reaches the clog. Once it reaches the clog it penetrates through the clog and frees the backed up drain. The problem with this is that with roots or grease or heavy build up it will only be partially cleared. There will be a lot of scale and debris on the sides of pipe left causing future drain clogs. Basically snaking will puncture a small hole in the clog and not really clear the whole obstruction.How Hydro Jetting Works.  When hydro jetting is done right it is very effective. Sewer jetting … Continued

Do’s And Don’ts Of Holidays And Your Plumbing

 It’s that time of the year already, can you believe it! The holidays are fast approaching. Which means our plumbing systems get more usage and can sometimes become overwhelmed. Whether it’s the extra usage in the kitchen from preparing holiday meals. To the extra house guests we often get this time of year. This can not only be a added stress to you but also your home. Especially if your home is a older home or is on a septic system. So here are some holiday do’s and don’ts:Don’ts:    Don’t use your garbage disposal like a trash compactor. This is the biggest thing we see during the holidays. Especially older homes there drains are usually smaller in size and can’t handle the food waste. The biggest thing is don’t neglect your homes plumbing if there is a small plumbing issues get it resolved before it turns into something bigger.DO’S: … Continued

Update On French Drains And Orlando Plumbers

We get at least 2-3 calls per day with customers asking about French Drains and if we install them. In the Orlando Florida area we have many areas where the ground is very saturated due to high water tables. When we get our afternoon rain it can often cause flooding in grassy areas. This can be quite aggravating in our backyards and cause insect infestation. French drains are the best solution to this problem. A French Drain is usually a black corrugated pipe that has holes in it with fabric wrapped around the pipe. It can also be installed with area drains that exit or drain into a low area in the yard or out onto the street. It is installed underground and the pipe itself is surrounded by rock as this allows the water to enter the pipe without the dirt clogging the holes in the pipe. So, the big … Continued

Hurricanes And Your Orlando Plumbing

Your Orlando plumbing is at risk every time there is a hurricane in more ways then one can imagine. When people think hurricanes they think of wind damage, but that’s not always the case. Water from the storm can affect your plumbing as well. Lets start with the most obvious things to watch out for during a storm.Any exterior hose spigot: It is a smart idea to protect these from flying debris. Cover them or trim trees that over hang these plumbing fixtures. We see tree limbs hit the house and take off a hose spigot all the time after storms. This causes water to spray out of the side of your home and you’ll have to shut down your water.Protect any exposed piping: This includes main water feed to home or back flow device damages that can occur.Protecting your Orlando plumbing before a storm is very important. Know where your whole … Continued

Plumbing Issues? Who’s Responsible City Or You?

Plumbing issues? Who’s responsible city or you? Having a plumbing issue can be very frustrating, and often times, they come up at the worst possible time: Either when money is tight or guests are over. Like anything, having a plumbing issue at any time is a bad time and a big inconvenience. So what happens when you have an issue outside your home? Such as water spraying out from the ground (Water Main Break) or the drains backing up and causing sewage to back flow into the showers and causing the toilets to overflow? Well, it all depends where the plumbing issue is.For example, if you have a water main break, chances are very high it is going to be your responsibility, even if it is by the water meter. The only way the break would be a city of Orlando issue or any other city would be if the … Continued

Cast Iron Pipe In your Orlando FL Home? You May Qualify For Class Action Lawsuit

Is your Orlando FL home built in 1975 or earlier? If so, chances are your drain line is cast iron. We have for years known the issues cast iron pipes have and the effects it has on the home and the problems it causes for our Central Florida residents. We can count hundreds of situations where customers have had horrible back ups. This can cause sewage to seep into their homes. Here are some of the issues we have seen with cast iron pipe.Persistent back ups/clogged drains This is caused by scaling inside the pipe which slows the waste down and causes clogs. Also, chunks of the scale can break free from the pipe causing back ups.Broken pipe  We see it all the time, especially on kitchen drains. The cast iron deteriorates at the bottom of the drain and 90 degree bend and causes a clog, causing sewage to leak … Continued