Toss, Don't Flush | Billy the Sunshine Plumber

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Toss, Don't Flush | Billy the Sunshine Plumber

Plumbers are essential services even during lockdowns. Billy the Sunshine Plumber is open and here to help you with all your plumbing needs.

It’s not as if life isn’t difficult enough right now with lockdowns, toilet paper shortages and such. But this morning, your toilet backed up and overflowed. You managed to get things flowing again and got the bathroom clean, but it was a mess that you didn’t need.

Now you’re wondering why your toilet clogged up and overflowed.

“Blockages can occur for two reasons,” according to Citrus County’s utilities department. “The first is the accumulation of material inside of the line. Draining unsuitable substances through the sewer, such as kitchen fats and greases or sand, clay or mud, can cause a build up and blockage in otherwise properly constructed sewers.”

The other is a problem in the sewer line itself. It might be badly designed or constructed. Or perhaps, tree roots or other foreign substances have invaded the pipe. Or, the problem might be farther down the line, in the portion of the system that belongs to the county (or city, depending on what entity oversees your system).

If the problem is a clog inside your home or on your property, then it might be caused by a buildup of things you shouldn’t have flushed. Things like sanitary or disinfectant wipes, paper towels, or even dental floss.

Long strands of waxed or unwaxed floss can wrap around other items in the drainage system, quickly turning a little string into a big headache for a plumber. Plus, dental floss isn’t biodegradable,” according to

The general rule is – only flush toilet paper. Anything else should be tossed in the trash – even if the labels says it’s “flushable.” It’s not.

If you have trouble with a clog or slow drain that you can’t fix on your own, it’s time to call Billy the Sunshine Plumber for help. Billy the Sunshine Plumber is available 24/7/365 (even during lockdowns) in Citrus, Pinellas, Pasco and Hernando counties. Billy the Sunshine Plumber has been the plumber of choice since he opened for business almost 100 years ago in 1924. Billy the Sunshine Plumber is always here to help you.

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