Persistent Sewer Problems It Maybe Time For A Sewer Repair

Persistent sewer problems? It maybe time for a sewer repair. Every now and then you may have sewer clogs from build up in the lines or accidentally flushing something down the toilet that was not supposed to go down the drain. But, if you are having constant problems with your drain line clogging, it may be time to call an Orlando plumbing company to diagnose the problem and make a sewer repair or replacement. So when should you be concerned with a potential sewer problem? Well, if you are backing up on a consistent basis once a year or less, then it is a good idea to have a plumber camera or video inspect the sewer line. This is done by using a high-tech camera that can see any issues that you may have, such as ( roots in the line, separated pipe, broken pipe, bellies in the line, or even … Continued

Water Heater Repairs In Casselberry FL

Having your water heater go out is very frustrating whether there’s no hot water at all or your showers getting colder quicker; it can definitely be aggravating. So what water heater repairs can be made?  And when is it better to replace your heater? There are only a few things that can go wrong with electric water heaters and many customers don’t really know when they should have the water heater repaired or replace it. Lets go over the few things that can go wrong with a water heater and when you may have to call a Casselberry plumber to make a plumbing repair: Bad breaker:   Having a bad electrical breaker can cause the water heater to get no hot water. This can be diagnosed by testing the power to the unit.  A plumber can diagnose a bad breaker, but a electrician should be called to replace the breaker.Thermostats and … Continued

24 Hour Plumbers In Winter Springs Emergencies Happen 24/7

Emergencies don’t just happen during regular business hours. Having good plumbers in Winter Springs is a must. They can happen 24 hours a day 7 days a week. You could be out cutting your yard on Saturday morning and hit a water line and need service that day. Many plumbing companies say they work on nights and weekends but really don’t. Many times emergencies happen after work, that is when most people are home using their showers, toilets, and sinks. We see it all the time: people will throw a load of laundry in and next thing you know the water is coming out of the toilets and flooding your home. You want to call a Winter Springs plumber and have them out ASAP to fix your plumbing disaster? We at Drain Genie Plumbing Services feel the best way to deal with a plumbing emergency is to prepare before you … Continued

Clog 101…Why is There Toilet Water Coming Up In My Shower?

Why is there toilet water coming up in my shower? Most people panic and don’t know what is it is. It usually starts with a clog in the toilet and the customer will plunge and plunge to no avail. While plunging, the customer will notice the water from the toilet going back into the tub or shower. They call in a panic wanting to know what is going on and if we can give them an estimate. Well, almost always if this is happening to you, it’s a mainline clog. A mainline clog can happen anywhere from your branch line, which would only affect a bathroom out in the yard where your main sewer line goes to the city tie in. This would affect the whole home. Many people say well my whole house is not backing up, my sinks are draining fine. Well, if your toilet is backing up … Continued

Repipe Learn The Biggest Problems With Orlando Repipes

Have you had a repipe in your Orlando home? Many times having a repipe is the way to go if you have a plumbing leak in your home. If your home is older and you have copper or if you have polybutylene, a repipe is the best plan of action for a homeowner. It will provide years of worry-free use if installed properly and protected. In a repipe job, we abandon the existing underground pipes and rerun new pipes up through the attic.  We have seen many plumbing issues over the years and most are improper installation, but the most common problem is pests. We have seen a lot of leaks on repipes in the attic and almost all are caused by rodents, whether it’s squirrels or rats. Many customers call to complain that they just had a repipe and they now have another leak and upon inspection it is … Continued

Common Orlando Plumbing Terms ” Plumbing Venting “

Last time we went over the plumbing term P-trap and what the P-Trap does. Today, we will go over your homes plumbing venting system and what it’s purpose is and why it’s important to know. There are many of our customers that have no clue on what a plumbing vent is and its purpose. There are a few things that a vent does. The most important thing is it equalizes the pressure inside the plumbing drainage system. Why is this important? Well, lets look at the functions of plumbing venting. The plumbing drain won’t flow properly if it has trouble pushing the air in the pipe out of the way. Vents provide a path for air to escape the drain line. The plumbing system also won’t drain well if it’s held back by low air or a vacuum in the drain behind it. Vents allow air to be allowed into the waste pipes.Vents … Continued

Common Orlando Plumbing Terms

Some common Orlando plumbing terms most customers don’t know.  Your homes plumbing system consists of hundreds of parts and components from drain lines to water lines.  We will go over a common plumbing term that, as a home owner, we think you should know so in the event you need to call an Orlando plumber, you can understand what their “jargon”. Today we will go over a p-trap.P-Trap   A p-trap’s main function is to prevent sewer gas from entering your home.  What is sewer gas? Sewer gas is a complex mixture of toxic and nontoxic gases produced and collected in sewage systems by the decomposition of organic household or industrial wastes, typical components of sewage.  Sewer gases may include hydrogen sulfide, ammonia, methane, esters, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides.  In other words, you don’t want it in your home.  P-Traps create a seal that prevent these gases from entering your home.  Every plumbing fixture in your … Continued

Problems With Older Delta Tub And Shower Valves?

Do you have a leaking shower? A constant drip and want to try to do the repair yourself? There are so many different shower valve manufacturers and models out there it can be hard to track down the right repair parts for one. There are, however, a few shower valves that give our Orlando plumbers a headache. Lets deal with an older style Delta shower valve today. These valves have known problems so much so that their newer valves have been redesigned to help with the issues. So what is the issue with the older Delta tub and shower valves? Well, all things have to be maintained and eventually even the best plumbing products need to be serviced. The most common problem is that shower valves drip and need repair. This is where the problem starts with the older Delta shower valves. They have three little copper tubes in the back … Continued

Orlando Sewer Problem, Maybe Time To Repair Or Replace

There is nothing more stressful then a sewer line that is constantly causing problems clogging. Many times our customers stress when the problem is not actually that bad. For example it your shower, tub or kitchen are draining slow chances are its only clogged in that particular branch. Not a big deal usually it is caused by hair, grease or soap scum build up. If you are hearing bubbling in toilets and tubs/showers and toilets are draining slow chances are you have a bigger sewer problem and should call a Orlando plumber to take a look. So what are some of the issues we run into most of the time a mainline clog is just foreign objects in the line that need to be snaked out. There are however other scenarios such as a broken drain line allowing roots to enter the pipe. Also if your house is older (70’s … Continued

Drain Genie Plumbing Services Receives Back To Back Super Service Awards

 Drain Genie Plumbing Services Earns Esteemed 2016 Angie’s List Super Service Award Award reflects company’s consistently high level of customer service. Drain Genie Plumbing Services has earned the home service industry’s coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award, reflecting an exemplary year of customer service to members of the local services marketplace and consumer review site in 2016.This achievement is particularly significant as Angie’s List experienced unprecedented member growth in 2016. More than 1.6 million consumers, many of whom were eager to quickly hire highly qualified service pros, joined Angie’s List after the company added a new, free membership tier. “Companies that can meet higher demands without missing a beat in their exemplary performance standards truly do stand apart from their peers,” said Angie’s List Founder Angie Hicks. “Only a fraction of the Orlando plumbing companies in Orlando were able to do it.”Angie’s List Super Service Award 2016 winners have met strict eligibility requirements, which include an … Continued