Fatberg | Billy the Sunshine Plumber

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Fatberg | Billy the Sunshine Plumber

Plumbing clog? Leak? Plumbing upgrade? Whatever your plumbing need, Billy the Sunshine Plumber is here – even through lockdown – to help you.

You went out yesterday to the grocery store on a useless trek to find toilet paper. Even though it’s been more than a month since the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic began, people still seem to be grabbing all the toilet paper, wipes and other paper products that they can. The situation is more than a little frustrating.

You’re definitely not alone. And the lack of toilet paper is taking a toll on plumbing – both at home and in public systems – as people flush things they shouldn’t down the toilet. The flushing of non-flushable items is causing clogs and blockages in homes, businesses and in government systems. 

Just last week Tampa encountered a “fatberg” that was blocking its city sewer system. A “fatberg” is a HUGE clump of grease, wipes and other nonflushables that forms a mass that clogs up the system. In this case, the Tampa fatberg was 108 cubic yards of grease and wipes that clogged the wetwell at Sulphur Springs Pump Station on N 13th Street in Tampa.

While it’s unlikely that a residence would get a fatberg that large, it’s not unlikely that a smaller fatberg could form and block a home’s sewer system.

Your first sign that you might have your own mini-fatberg, or another blockage in your system, is slow drains. The drain might be slow in just one room or it could be house-wide. If you notice that’s happening and you’ve been flushing things you shouldn’t flush, it’s time to have things checked out by a reliable plumber like those at Billy the Sunshine Plumber. 

Billy the Sunshine Plumber has been the trusted plumbing pro in Pinellas, Pasco, Hernando and Citrus counties since opening in 1924. (That’s a lot of  clogs cleared in almost 100 years.)

Billy the Sunshine Plumber is here to help you 24/7/365 – even on weekends, holidays and during the COVID-19 shutdown. Billy the Sunshine Plumber is here to help you.

And, remember, don’t flush anything BUT toilet paper – no matter what the label says.

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