Frequently Asked Questions

So many things go down the drain that can result in buildup. From grease and grime to hair and makeup, your drains aren’t immune to getting backed up. We’ll come out and assess the drain clog and hopefully clear it the same day!

There are many ways that we tackle blockages in your pipes. Depending on the location and severity of the blockage, we may use hydro jetting. This involves sticking a long hose down the pipes that shoots extremely high pressure water to remove clogs.

Yes, we have a septic division of our company that deals exclusively with septic systems and drain fields. 

It’s important to get the water shut off right away to prevent damage. Turn off electricity to avoid shock and shut off the water main valve.

It’s best to call the experts. The clog may be too far down to reach or need stronger solutions to get it resolved.

Common reasons for leaky faucets can be corroded valves & gaskets, and o-rings. Call Stronghold Plumbing & Septic and we’ll come take a look for you.

Through a preferred lending partner, we offer homeowners financing options to pay for large unexpected plumbing repairs or replacements.

Yes, we have same and next-day appointments for emergent issues. Call us to schedule!

Yes, we are local to Lakeland and serve most of Polk County. 

To get an estimate and schedule a plumbing service, you can call us at 863-445-9318 – or tap here to start the process with our multi-step form.

We offer a wide range of plumbing services for both businesses and homeowners including inspections, installations & replacements, repairs, and emergency services. Our experts can handle everything from water heaters to repiping and more!

If your water heater is 8-10 years old, has frequent breakdowns, or doesn’t heat water as efficiently as it used to, you may need a replacement. If you notice rust colored water or leaking, call us immediately as this is an emergency.

A water softener is a device that reduces the hardness of your water, which can prevent scale buildup in your pipes and appliances. This can extend the life of your plumbing system and appliances and save you money over time.

Stronghold Plumbing & Septic offers same and next day appointments. Generally, we can get there the same day for emergencies! 

A running toilet is usually caused by a problem with the flapper, fill valve, or overflow tube. If your toilet keeps running, it may need a part replaced or repaired.

Yes – whether you need new fixtures installed or need pipes moved, we can help with any remodel project involving plumbing.

Through techniques like hydro jetting, drain snaking, and other methods, we’re able to clear both minor and major clogs that may be causing your pipes to back up.

Yes. This advanced technique allows us to identify and locate issues within your sewer line without any digging or disrupting your property.

Signs like slow draining, gurgling noises, foul smells, water backup, and sewage backup are all signs of a potentially clogged drain or sewer line.

Trenchless pipe repair is a method of repairing sewer lines without digging up the ground and damaging your yard. This method is faster and more cost-effective than traditional sewer line repair methods.

Sewer line repair involves fixing a specific section of your sewer line, while a replacement involves changing the entire line. How we handle the issue depends on the extent and location of the damage.

While chemical drain cleaners can sometimes clear minor clogs, they can also cause damage to your pipes if used repeatedly. It’s safer to rely on professional drain cleaning.

If multiple drains in your home are backing up, it might indicate a blockage in your main sewer line.

It is recommended to have your septic tank pumped every 3-5 years, depending on usage and tank size.

Signs include slow drains, foul odors, gurgling sounds, sewage backups, and soggy or wet spots in the drainfield.

A professional septic service provider can assess the system and determine if repair or replacement is necessary.

No, we highly recommended you use a professional drainfield installer to ensure proper installation and compliance with local regulations.

Clogs can be caused by excessive fats & grease, non-biodegradable items, tree roots, and broken pipes.

No, it is not safe. Medications can harm the septic system and potentially contaminate the environment.

Regular pumping, proper usage, and avoiding non-biodegradable items are key to maintaining a well-functioning septic system.

A full septic tank can cause clogs, backups, and overflow, leading to expensive repairs and potential environmental damage.

You should avoid planting trees and other plants near the septic system as their roots can damage the pipes and drainfield.

Mark Neese, Owner of Stronghold Plumbign in Lakeland
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