The best plumbing systems are the ones you never think about. The beauty of modern-day plumbing is being able to take it for granted. The power of gravity delivers all the fresh, clean water you could want. Drain lines carry used water away-until something goes wrong. Clogged pipes cause problems with the daily routines of your home. We are experts at restoring clogged drains in the kitchen, laundry, or sewer, and we want to be your plumber in Tampa.
Clogs are the result of debris, soap, food particles, grease, and lint; these items enter the lines, and over time, cause clogs. Sooner or later, even the most careful consumer experiences clogged drains. The kitchen sink drain should have a bowl-shaped screen trap to catch food particles. However, it is a good practice to empty food and grease into a small plastic bag before washing the pan.
It is common to find that a clogged kitchen sink and an overflowing laundry standpipe occur simultaneously. Many plumbing layouts tie the two systems together, so homeowners often experience both problems at the same time. When you call us, your Tampa plumber, we first check the trap under the kitchen sink. If it is free of blockage, we want to see if your home has a clean-out access point. These are located just outside of the kitchen, or in the garage. Using this saves a lot of time. We then, “cable,” the drain pipe until the clog is destroyed. We may also introduce a degreasing agent into the line. In some cases, we may have to use powerful water pressure to break the clog free.
Tubs, showers, and lavatory sinks often back up at the same time. Call us with this problem, and an expert plumber in Tampa, FL, gladly fixes the problem. Usually, the obstruction consists of hair, soap scum, and sludge. Some of our customers like to treat the clog with bleach or other chemicals before calling in a professional. The truth is that sometimes this works. However, these treatments are harmful to pipes. Replacing a ruptured sewer pipe or any plumbing that is practically inaccessible is expensive.
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Our technician assesses the situation before acting. He checks the trap just to be sure; if it is obstructed, cleaning it is a simple matter. The plumber may use a degreasing agent, depending on the condition of the piping. Cabling usually gets water flowing again.
When you need a plumber in Tampa, pick up the phone and call us. Our customers enjoy long periods between clogs because we know what we are doing. We are fully insured for your protection and we want to fix your plumbing problems.