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Backflow Device Testing & Installation

Water supply protection has become a major concern in our country. FCS Plumbing provides certified and licensed technicians to specialize in your water safety needs.

Annual Certifications

More and more water utilities are requiring annual testing of cross connection protection devices. FCS Plumbing has certified testers available and can set you up on an annual schedule.

Backflow & RPZ Valve Installation
With the variety of devices required and available FCS Plumbing has expert technicians to install the right device that will fulfill your water supply safety needs.

Backflow & RPZ Repair

Unfortunately these devices are mechanical and therefore subject to failure, so good maintenance and experienced repair can be found at FCS Plumbing.

JETTING SERVICES
 
Hydro-jetting is a process that uses high speed / high pressure water to clear blockages in pipe systems and is typically the first approach to clearing blocked lines. Barring the possibility of a collapsed line, hydro-jetting will solve the problem and thereafter routine maintenance will keep the lines free and functioning properly. Maintenance of this sort will go a long way toward minimizing eventual blockages that could result in a line breakage requiring more drastic and expensive remediation.

Our drain line video inspection systems allow us to inspect the internal workings of a pipe line to find and assess any existing problems. When a problem is discovered the hydro-jetting equipment is employed to resolve the problem.

Over time, accumulations build up on the inside of pipes much in the same way that years of poor diet will cause buildup in arteries. Grease, sand, scale, silt and any number of other sediments are the culprits in most cases.

Jetting systems have a heavy-duty power nozzle attached to high-pressure. Operating at approximately 4000 psi, the hydro-jetting process will destroy even the most stubborn line blockages and efficiently scour the entire pipe. This process should be a regular maintenance consideration for businesses such as restaurants and food processing who are subject to unusual grease and oil by-product accumulations as a matter of course.

PIPE REPLACEMENT SERVICES
 
Most people are unfamiliar with the term ‘Trenchless Pipe Replacement’. Some other names commonly used are "No-Dig", "trenchless pipe rehabilitation", "pipe breaking", "Trenchless Technology" and "trenchless pipeline replacement". No matter which name it is going by it simply means splitting an old, worn out pipe while inserting a new one ...all at the same time!drain cleaning tampa, pinellas

Trenchless technology includes a large family of methods utilized for installing and rehabilitating underground utility systems with minimal surface disruption. Basically it refers to a method of replacing underground pipe-work without digging long, ugly trenches that disrupt lawns, sidewalks, driveways and just about any other property feature that has the misfortune of existing above an underground line!

The trenchless method installs the new pipe by pulling it through the old pipe, even if the existing pipe is collapsed, behind a special breaking head (or cone) that expands a clear channel ahead of the new pipe as it travels underground. One small pit is all that is necessary for most jobs in order to feed the new pipe into the ground … a compact but powerful pulling machine is located at the destination point, often inside a building, to pull the pipe in from the pit.

The operation is simple, requiring relatively few steps.

The first step is to determine where the line must begin and then end. Once determined, two small pits are dug, each approximately 24" wide x 36" and as deep as required for the particular job. One pit (the entry pit) will be used to feed the line, and the other (the pulling pit) will contain the pulling unit ready to pull the pipe through the ground.

The pulling unit is then assembled in the pulling pit and butted against wooden shoring that surrounds the old pipe or newly bored pilot hole. Next the pulling cable is hand-pushed from the entry pit through to the pulling pit and threaded into the machine.

In the entry pit, the cable is passed through the hollow bursting cone, through the pipe guide, through the new pipe and attached to the pipe boot with a retaining pin. (See diagram)

Once assembled and ready to go, the Honda power pack is started up, charging the hydraulic cylinders, or on heavier jobs the backhoe is positioned and the chain attached. The pulling operation can now commence. The unit will pull the new pipe through the soil at a rate of approximately two feet per minute up to four feet per minute . (Note: Some soil conditions may cause this rate to vary).

In the entry pit, as the new pipe is almost all the way in, the process will pause. The cable will be fed through the next length
of pipe, the boot and pin attached, and the head of the new length will be fused to the tail of the preceding one. The pulling process can now resume and the cycle will be repeated until the job is finished.

Once done, the pulling unit is disassembled, the cable is retrieved and the pulling process is complete. The diagram below illustrates the process the process overall.

Water & Sewer Line Repairs & Replacement

Though good materials and standards were used to install your lines a variety of causes can facilitate the need for repairs or replacement. FCS Plumbing can diagnose and determine a solution that can best serve both your operation and your budget needs.

Trenchless
FCS Plumbing can replace most underground lines with minimal disturbance of the paving or landscape above. Please visit our Trenchless Pipe Replace section for more information on this new technology.

Excavation

In some circumstances digging is your only option. FCS Plumbing has the experience, the manpower, and the equipment to accommodate any size project. We are area pioneers in tunneling and pipe bursting installations.

Slab Penetrations

Penetrating concrete slabs can turn into a nightmare if proper logistical planning is not done. Nothing is worse than the noise of jack hammers working in the background while you conduct phone business or dust settling on electronic equipment. FCS Plumbing will explore all possible and reasonable solutions to prevent the noise (work at night), dust (put up dust protection), and debris (keep jobsite clean as we work) from damaging your business. There is no good way to penetrate a slab, so knowing your contractor is concerned with your well being will help insure that you don’t have additional costs associated with the repairs.

Grease & Other Interceptor Installation

Interceptors are required to prevent the introduction of substances that can cause drainage and treatment problems from entering the municipal system. FCS Plumbing has experienced technicians to diagnose, recommend, and facilitate solutions to Interceptor related problems.

Grease Traps

Installation and maintenance are critical when it comes to Grease Traps. FCS Plumbing can identify and remedy any problems that may arise from reconfiguration to maintenance programs.

Sand Traps
Area drains, carwashes, dock drains, etc., should drain into a sand trap. Solids are distributed to the bottom of the trap while the liquid will flow off at the top. We at FCS Plumbing understand the configuration and operation of these traps and provide you with service requirements you will need to keep them functioning properly.

Oil Interceptors
Oil like grease will rise to the top of water and therefore the traps are designed to take the water away from the middle of the trap to leave the oil floating and the solids at the bottom. These traps are used in garages and manufacturing facilities. FCS Plumbing has experience with these systems and can make the necessary repairs and maintenance recommendations to keep them operating properly.

Lint Traps
Commercial laundries and Laundry Mats must have some type of Lint Interceptor to prevent the debris from reaching the city sewer. Maintaining and cleaning of the trap and drain line is essential to good operation. FCS Plumbing can design a program to maintain your trap in good working order.

Monitoring Stations
Many municipalities are now requiring monitoring wells on the down stream side of an Interceptor. Proper maintenance and installation of these monitoring wells is just as important as the maintenance of the Interceptor. High reading or false high reading from dirty wells can produce expensive citations. FCS Plumbing wants to minimize your exposure by putting together a program to maintain your Interceptor and Monitoring Station needs.