Drain Cleaning Service in the Tampa Bay Area
It’s easy to forget about cleaning your home’s drains. But leaving these hidden systems to collect residue can lead to clogged drains and other plumbing problems for Tampa homeowners. If you haven’t had your home’s drains professionally cleaned in a while—or if your drains are slow or stopped up, contact Benjamin Franklin Plumbing for professional drain clearing and cleaning services.
At Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of Tampa, we provide expert drain cleaning services to keep water freely flowing and draining in Tampa homes. Using the industry’s most advanced tools and techniques, our team will have your drains good as new in no time!
Signs Your Tampa Home Needs Drain Cleaning Services
When your drains need professional cleaning, they’ll let you know in several different ways. If you notice any of the following signs, take them as red flags that it’s time to call an expert plumber at Ben Franklin Plumbing for drain cleaning:
- Water draining too slowly or not at all
- Foul odors from your drains or pipes
- Frequent clogging
- Strange noises, like gurgling, coming from your drains
- Standing water accumulating in the shower
- An unusually high number of fruit flies by your drains
Another sign that your drains are due for professional cleaning is when multiple drains become clogged at once. Simultaneous clogs are a clear indication that your drains need professional service. In some cases, multiple clogs can be a warning that you may be dealing with bigger issues than drain blockages, like sewer line problems.
Call Ben Franklin Plumbing at (813) 536-4515 or schedule an appointment online now for drain cleaning services in Tampa, FL!
Drain Rooter Services in Tampa Bay
While homeowners can clean their drains on their own, these fixes are often temporary and have the potential to contribute more to clogging and poor drain performance.
At Ben Franklin Plumbing, our team uses the industry’s most advanced tools and techniques to leave you with clean and clear drains for the long-term. Using camera inspection equipment designed to travel through your home’s plumbing system, we’ll identify:
- The cause and location of the blockage causing your drain problems
- The best options for removing the blockage and cleaning your drains
- Whether other plumbing problems may be contributing to drain issues
We’ll then provide the appropriate rooter service to restore your drains. Depending on the issue that’s causing the problems, that could include anything from water jetting service to sewer line repair.
Our team is available to answer your call 24/7 and book your appointment at a time that’s most convenient for you.
Don’t let dirty drains cause unnecessary plumbing problems in your home—contact Ben Franklin Plumbing at (813) 536-4515 to schedule drain cleaning services today.
Schedule Drain Clearing & Cleaning Services in the Tampa Bay Area
Cleaning your home’s drains is one of the best ways you can protect your home’s plumbing system and keep things working smoothly. When you need professional drain cleaning and rooter service in your Tampa home, you can always trust the expert team at Ben Franklin Plumbing to get the job done right!
FAQs About Drain Cleaning & Clearing in Florida
What happens when roots get inside drain lines?
If left undisturbed, roots from shrubs and trees will completely fill a pipe with multiple hair-like root masses at each point of entry. These root masses quickly become clogged with toilet tissue, grease and other debris flowing from your home to the main sewer, resulting in reduced flow, slow running drains and in most cases a complete blockage. Once roots have entered the pipe, they continue to grow and expand, exerting considerable pressure at the crack or joint. This increased pressure often breaks the pipe and may result in total collapse, which requires repair or replacement. Some pipe materials are more susceptible to root intrusion than others. Clay tile pipe is easily penetrated and damaged by tree roots. Concrete pipe and PVC pipe may also allow root intrusion, but to a lesser extent than clay pipe. PVC pipe usually has fewer joints, and the tightly fitted joints are less likely to leak as a result of settlement around the pipe. Contact Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® to use state-of-the-art inline drain cameras to view and record your drain problems with roots.
I think my kitchen drains are partially clogged because the sink drains slowly. What do you recommend?
First, try using a plunger. Second, you can remove the trap and remove any debris. Third, if the clog is beyond the trap, there are drain augers that extend from about 15 feet to about 50 feet.
Are chemical drain cleaners safe for my plumbing?
Most household drain cleaners are safe for residential plumbing systems. However, there are some that contain corrosive chemicals that can cause damage, and it’s important to read the list of ingredients carefully when purchasing these products. If you have an old home with older pipes, you want to avoid products that contain lye, hydrochloric acid, or trichloroethane as these can cause damage to older plumbing systems.
What is not safe to flush down the toilet?
The list of things you shouldn’t flush down your toilet is far longer than the list of things you can. Basically, if it is not toilet paper, it is best to toss it in the trash. It doesn’t matter whether you are on a septic system or city water, the following can clog your sewer pipes and result in costly repair bills:
- Baby wipes
- Q-tips and other cotton products
- Paper towels
- Cigarette butts
- Kitty litter
- Tampons and other feminine hygiene products
Can I prevent drain clogs?
The first thing you can do to prevent drain clogs is avoid flushing anything down the sinks or toilets that can clog the pipes. For example, save your cooking grease in containers that you deposit in the trash. Toss your coffee grounds in the garbage or into your mulching pile. Use drain screens to keep hair from flowing through shower drains. These simple steps will help keep your drains running smoothly.
Why is my toilet overflowing?
Overflowing toilets are one of the most common signs of a blocked pipe. If you have plunged the drain and it’s still not flowing freely, there’s a good chance the toilet clog is deep within your pipes.
Why are odors coming from my pipes?
Bad odors emanating from the pipes are usually caused by the buildup of food particles and sludge within the pipes. As bacteria multiply, the smell will worsen and become more prevalent. Removing the smell requires flushing the clogged debris and restoring the regular flow of water through the pipes.
Do you have more questions about the plumbing systems in your Florida home? Contact Benjamin Franklin Plumbing and our punctual plumbers will give you the prompt answers you need to solve your plumbing problems.