My Washing Machine Backed Up | Billy the Sunshine Plumber

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My Washing Machine Backed Up | Billy the Sunshine Plumber

If your washing machine is backing up because you have a clog, it’s time to call Billy the Sunshine Plumber to clear the clog.

You headed out to Fort Cooper State Park this morning for the trekking on Thursdays bird watching event. Of course, by the time you got home, you were dripping wet from the heat. So you dumped your clothes in the washer and headed off to the shower. Trouble was, when you got out of the shower, you found your washing machine had backed up.

There are many reasons your washing machine could be backing up. But, according to, “If water is successfully pumping out of the machine but is then spilling out of the drain stand tube or backing up in the washtub, then the problem is likely a traditional drain clog. Because small fabric fibers routinely are flushed through the system, it’s common for drain clogs to occur in the plumbing pipes into which the washing machine drains.”

Generally speaking, says, the clog could be in a trap area or farther down the line.

“To determine where the clog is located, first, fill the washing machine with water. Turn the dial to the spin/drain setting and get ready to drain it. Position yourself where you can see the drain standpipe while still having access to the washer dial. By watching the standpipe, you’ll be attempting to see how long it takes the water to back up and out of the drain pipe,” according to “If the washer backs up in just a few seconds, then the clog is likely very close and can be cleared with a small power drain snake operated down through the standpipe. You may even be able to clear it with a small hand-operated snake.

If the drain takes some time to back up, then the stoppage is some distance down the drain pipe, perhaps even past the drain trap. In this case, you will need to use a medium drain snake through a clean-out to clear the stoppage.”

Most people don’t own the equipment needed to clear these types of clogs, says. That’s why it makes sense to call for a clog clearing expert to come help.

You can find a trusted clog-clearing pro at Billy the Sunshine Plumber. Billy Sunshine is an established (founded in 1924), locally owned company. Billy the Sunshine Plumber is available 24/7/365 in Pinellas, Pasco, Hernando and Citrus counties.

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