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LOCATION: Boca Raton FL, 33431 (Backflow) CAUSE OF PROBLEM: Leak on Backflow RESOLUTION: Most people have never heard of a backflow or have any idea what it does. A backflow devices is designed to allow water to be released form the unit if there is a pressure drop on city water main side. You may be asking yourself why does that matter? What is the point? The reason is to protect the city water source from having a "backflow" or back pressure from homes and businesses. Are you asking yourself, why would there be back pressure from a house or business onto the city water? The reasoning behind that would be that if the municipality has a water break for instance, which will cause a major pressure drop. The water in the pipes of businesses and homes will not re-enter the system if there is a backflow device on the water line. Which will protect the clean water in the city water source. In the picture you can see that there was older backflow devices that we were called out to test and re-certify. Most municipality's will require a licensed company certify the backflow yearly. The old units failed and count not be rebuilt. So replacement was the only option. The units installed are a anti-thief style unit made from mostly plastic. Rather then all brass as most backflows are. ...

LOCATION: Boca Raton FL, 33431 (Leak on water supply lines) CAUSE OF PROBLEM: Leak on water supply lines RESOLUTION:A A leak on a water supply lines can be a scary thing. Well any leak can leave a home owner or business with nightmares and major water damage. Leaks on water supply lines happen to many material make ups and brands. Our plumbers only will use steel braided supply lines. They have found them to last the longest and are best to stand up to the elements. If a water supply line burst it will cause continues water leak till the system is shut off. Allowing for major damage to occur. It is best to replace your water supply lines if you notice them appear to be swollen or bubbling. So when is the best time to replace your supply line? We will always replace your water supply lines anytime our plumbers have to discount the supply from the fixture it serves. Its good practice to do so to prevent leaks. It is also very important to know where you main water shut off valve is located in case you do have a leak. Most will be located outside, garage or in a utilities closet. If you are having trouble replacing your supply lines or would like a plumber to come out and inspect them call us today. To find out more information you can visit our main website at www.Rhino-Rooter.com and learn more. We are always here to help in the time of your plumbing needs. If your having plumbing problems or just have some questions call us! We can be reached at (954) 651-3229 in Broward or (561) 717-8523 in Palm Beach. Thank you for visiting our page have a great day! Click here to contact us about your pipe problems. ...

Location: Fort Lauderdale FL, 33304 (Cast Iron Pipe is Broken) Cause of Problem: Cast Iron Pipe Deteriorated. Resolution: At the time of installation cast iron pipe was the best option for sewer systems on residential homes! Some commercial buildings and high rises are still using it today as per Florida Building Code. When cast iron pipe is broken it will cause lots or issues. Issues include, but are not limited to leaks, clogs, smells, bugs, etc. In the picture you can see a the cast iron pipe is broken on the vertical stack. This was just normal wear and tear that caused this pipe to break! Cast iron pipe is only rated to last 35-50 years down here is South Florida due to our conditions. Some sewer systems may last longer, others may not even make the minimum life expectancy! The key to prolonging life of your system is have caution of what is going down the drains. Avoid any harsh chemicals such as acids! Which maybe found in drain maintenance products/drain openers. This particular job there was water leaking from the wall of this high rise. When the Rhino Rooter plumber started to investigate he found the cast iron pipe is broken! A crack formed and was allowing water to leak out. The drywall was removed and the plumbers began working to remove the pipe. A new section of cast iron was install. PVC could not be used for this application due to requirements in the Florida Building Code. If your having plumbing problems or just have some questions call us! We can be reached at (954) 651-3229 in Broward or (561) 717-8523 in Palm Beach. [caption id="attachment_266" align="alignnone" width="640"] Broken Pipe[/caption] [caption id="attachment_268" align="alignnone" width="1536"] Cast Iron Pipe Repair[/caption]...

Location: Fort Lauderdale FL, 33304 (Commercial Floor Drain Back-up) Cause of Problem: Commercial kitchen had a floor drain backing up.. Resolution: Restaurants, Banquet Halls, and Schools all share one common thing and that is a kitchen. Commercial kitchens are are large and designed to produce a large amount of food in a timely manner, with a staff of chefs and cooks. With that much production going on in one place mistakes are bound to happen. Such as things spilling on the floor. Good news is there are objects called floor drains located though out the kitchen. The drain is designed to handle spills and things falling on the floor. Even when there is a deep cleaning to the kitchen the commercial floor drain play a large roll in collecting all the dirty/greasy water that is being washed down the the floor drains! If your thinking these drains must have issues from all the debris they handle your guess is right! The commercial floor drain takes tons of abuse day in and day out. So when the floor drain or drains become clogged and do not work properly its a problem. Main problem is sanitation! The good new is we can help. Rhino Rooter was called out to this restaurant for a drain clog. The plumber was able to set up the proper equipment and clear the back-up in time at all! It was a good thing that this customer called us. When it comes to commercial drains or plumbing there is no company more trusted then Rhino Rooter! Contact Us: If your kitchen at home or restaurant is having drainage issues there is no better time to call us then now. We will be glad to answer any questions and schedule an appointment right away! We understand how important it is for everything to operate in tip top shape! Call us today at (954) 651-3229 in Broward or (561)717-8523 in Palm Beach! [caption id="attachment_260" align="alignnone" width="864"] Floor Drain Cleaning[/caption] [caption...

Location: Boca Raton 33428 (Main Sewer Repair) Cause of Problem: Main Sewer line would become clogged and back up into the home due to a broken pipe. Resolution: Whenever there is an issue of repeat backups, good chance there is a bigger problem! Sewer systems becoming clogged is not a normal thing. Your sewer system is designed to not back up. So when there is sewage backing up into your home or business it is best to call out a professional. Many sewer issues may need the main sewer repair. Some just an industrial grade cleaning. More times then not larger problems may be overlooked due to a novice attempting to repair the problem. It is important to have a professional with the proper equipment work in your home or business, and I can't stress that enough! A very helpful tool to the trade is a video inspection camera. This device will allow the plumber to visually inspect the condition and cause of your underlying issues. Without this type of tool its all just guessing. In this customer's instance, the homeowner contacted us due to repeat backups. When the line was cleaned and cleared it was then inspected with a camera. The inspection found that there was a break in the sewer pipe! Lucky it was fixable and the customer was provided with different options on how to they would like to proceed. The customer chooses a conventional excavation repair. The sewer line was dug and exposed. Then the necessary main sewer repair was completed. The pipework was then inspected by the City of Boca Raton. If you have similar problems and would like our opinion please give us a call. You can reach us at (954) 651-3229 in Broward County or (561) 717-8523 in Palm Beach County. [caption id="attachment_254" align="alignnone" width="640"] Connecting sewer pipes.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_255" align="alignnone" width="640"] Repairing the sewer.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_256" align="alignnone" width="640"] How we secure the work area.[/caption]...

Location: Fort Lauderdale Florida 33309 (High Temperature Mixing Valve Installation) Cause of Problem: Hotel was loosing hot water due to failure of the mixing valve. Resolution: It is very common in many commercial application to have what is known as a mixing valve. This valve is designed to intake both cold and hot water. Once the water enters the valve it then blends to produce a desired temperature. That blended temp water will then flow to the fixtures to prevent scolding. This allows the hot water produces by boilers to be stored in holding tanks at a very high temperature to prevent bacteria growth. This particular High Temperature Mixing Valve was very large compared to other application that one may see on a day to day bases. The most common mixing valve that everyone has used is a your shower. A single handle shower valve is a small scale mixing valve. The valve that was replaced issue was that it would not allow proper blending. This made the temperatures unsafe for proper usage. Which in return then cause boilers to overload to maintain the demand for the hot water supply. The fixture was isolated by shutting off the ball valves. Which made it possible to be removed with out having to conflict with the day to day operation of the establishment. The new mixing valve was installed using two inch copper pipes. Rhino Rooter plumbers also install union connections for future removal access. Once in place, it was then tested for leaks. The engineering department then set the desired temperature that they required. Which was as simple as turning a screw and reading the thermometer. If you have a plumbing issue or just have some plumbing questions please feel free to contact our office. We are always happy to help. You can reach us at (561) 717-8523 in Palm Beach County or (954) 651-3229 in Broward County. [caption id="attachment_230" align="alignnone" width="600"] Looking up at the new Mixing Valve[/caption] [caption...

Location: Boca Raton FL, 33496 Cause of the Problem: Broken Water Line inside condo building. Resolution: On early Wednesday morning Rhino Rooter received and emergency call for a major leak inside a residential building. Plumbers where dispatched out to the location immediately! Once they arrived they were rushed over to the main lobby where water was pouring out from the ceiling, the source was a broken main line. A main water line is what feeds water to the building, its also know as the "building main" or main water line". The plumbers set up ladders to access the area of concern. It was found that the buildings broken water line was a galvanized steel pipe. Galvanized pipe will "rust out" over time. As the pipe starts to deteriorate, the thread connections usually show the first signs of problems. Its common to see the connections of pipe to be rusted. The cause of this is due to that area becomes stripped of its zinc protective coating. The coating is to prevent it from rusting to rapidly. Galvanized pipe was used in the 1960's as a replacement to the old lead water pipes. The Rhino Rooter team was able to locate to the damaged section of pipe. The Plumbers cut out a section of the broken water line and installed a new section of copper pipe. They were able to connect the existing main water pipe to the new copper by re-threading the steel pipe and connecting with dielectric unions. The dielectric union will help prevent rusting, or the two types of pipe materials from fusing together. Once the problem was fixed the water was restored to the building and remaining system was inspected for any other leaks. If you have a water leak or see rusting on your old metal pipes call us at             (954) 651-3229 in Broward or (561) 717-8523 in Palm Beach. [caption id="attachment_191" align="alignnone" width="711"] Water pipe repair[/caption] [caption...

Location: Condo building in Hollywood FL, 33021. Problem: Broken sewer stack pipe in wall and ceiling causing smells and a leak. Resolution:  Rhino Rooter received a call to a condo building where there was a bad sewer smell emitting from a few units. There was also evidence of water staining on a bathroom ceiling of a vacant unit. When the plumbers were onsite to investigate the unpleasant aroma, they went from unit to unit to insure that nothing was being over looked and that is when the water staining was found. The ceiling was full of moisture and appeared to have been leaking for sometime. A hole was cut in the ceiling and wall to find a broken sewer stack that was cracked between floors. The plumbers had to remove some fixtures to access the sewer stack via the wall. Every time a sink or shower was being used from the floors above, sewer water would leak from the cracked stack into the wall and onto the ceiling. The section of damaged pipe was cast iron which had become brittle and split on the vertical section which is common as the cast iron pipe life expectancy is only about 40-45 years before problems will occur. Acid based drain opening chemicals sold in home improvement stores will shorten the life of cast iron and may even cause premature rotting of the metal pipe. The cast iron cracked stack was cut out and removed. A new section of cast iron was installed to meet the Florida Plumbing Code. The new cast iron pipe was able to be connected to the existing section and fixtures. The system was tested and all leaks and odors where gone. If you are showing signs of moisture on walls, ceiling, or cabinets you may have a leak, which if not treated and repaired quickly may develop mold which is very dangerous to your health and maybe come very costly to remove. If your suspicious of a...

Location of Project: A commercial building located in West Palm Beach FL, 33411. Cause of the Problem: Broken 3-inch water main to the facility. Resolution: When a large commercial facility found that there was low to no water pressure they contacted the city for answers to their issue. The city workers explained that they had a broken water main that was cause the problem and the pipe needed to be repaired. The facility first call back another plumber that was just there a few weeks ago, and made a repair on the same pipe in the same area. However, they never answered or returned their phone calls. That is when they went on the search for an emergency plumber. Luckily, they choose to call Rhino Rooter to assist in the emergency of having no water, the team was able to work on the situation and have the problem resolved the same day. The cause of the problem was found to be the previous repair done by the other plumbers did not meet code requirements and failed due to improper installation. All of this was corrected by the Rhino Rooter team, and the facility was given a warranty on the work that was performed. When looking to hire a contractor, you should always make sure that they are licensed to perform the work needed. If you need an emergency plumber or just have a question regarding your plumbing call us (954) 651-3229 in Broward County or (561) 717-8523 in Palm Beach County. [caption id="attachment_75" align="alignnone" width="600"] roken water main that was cause the problem and the pipe needed to be repaired.[/caption] ...

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