Are You Seeing Water? Maybe A Leak Under The Slab

Seeing water? It may be a leak under the slab. If you are in a home that was built in the early 90’s, chances are your home is piped with copper. Copper is a reliable pipe but has major issues, it comes in a few different thicknessesM Type: is the thinnest and is what is used in a lot of homes in the Orlando FL and surrounding neighborhoods. This is the worst pipe to have. It gets pinholes fairly easy and just does not last.L Type: is mid grade. This is mostly used up north and in commercial properties in the Orlando area. This pipe usually lasts a little bit longer. Most plumbing companies don’t use it because it is a lot more expensive.K Type: Is the thickest and is usually only used underground. It is very expensive but is a really heavy pipe.All three of these pipes have issues … Continued

Bad Smell From Hot Water Heater ?

Having smelly water can be frustrating. Where is it coming from? What is causing it? Well, start by isolating the source. Check if it’s coming from the hot or cold side. A majority of the time it comes from your hot water heater. Hot water heaters are dark and warm a perfect breeding ground for bacteria. If bacteria gets into the water supply it will breed in water heater causing an egg smell. This can be very hard to get rid of. One way to help if you have smelly hot water is to hire an Orlando plumber and have them disconnect the feed to the hot water heater and dump in hydrogen peroxide. This will kill Bactria and not harm the internal workings of the water heater. If you have a smell in your water supply it is a good idea to fix the issue ASAP because the bacteria can … Continued

Bad Odor In Your Home Top Reasons That Are Caused By Plumbing Issues

Does your home have a bad odor that you can’t seem to pinpoint? If so, it may be your plumbing and it may be a good time to call an Orlando plumber. Bad odor can come from anywhere in your plumbing system. Here are some of the main plumbing issues that cause odor in your home that are caused by plumbing issues.  Broken pipe inside home:  This can be caused by many different reasons. The pipe can be old and rotten or it could be caused by installation error or even rodents, yes, rodents can chew through vents causing sewer gas to enter the home. For this situation the best way to locate the source of the smell is to hire an Orlando plumbing company that does smoke tests. This will locate the source of the smell.Plugged plumbing vents:  Every plumbing fixture and or plumbing group has a vent that terminates … Continued

When Is The Best Time To Know Where Your Shut Off Valves are? Now!

Everything needs repairs eventually, even your plumbing is bound to spring a leak eventually. Do you know what to do in the event of a plumbing leak? Most think call an Orlando plumber. The problem is every minute counts. If the plumber takes 15 minutes to get to your house, it will be flooded. This is the time to shut down your main water valve. The problem is, if you don’t know where it is or how to shut it off, it’s useless. So, where is your main shut off valves? Every home has one main water supply from the street to your home and there are usually two places you can shut the main water down in a plumbing emergency. The first is by your home, usually on the outside on the left or right side of the home. Sometimes the shut off valves can be in the front or back … Continued

Is Your Toilet Clogged Here Are Some Tips To Help.

Having a toilet clogged can be stressful. Seeing the water level rise and wondering how to prevent sewage from spilling out on to the floor is usually the first concern. Here are some tips if you have a clogged toilet and what to do to prevent a flood.All toilets have a main shutoff valve usually located under the toilet tank to the left side. You will see a pipe leading from the wall up to the toilet. There should be a valve with a handle right at the wall. Turn the valve all the way to the off position this will stop the water flow and prevent a overflow. If the valve is frozen take the tank lid off and look for the rubber flapper located in the bottom center of the tank. Push it down to stop the water from entering the bowl.If that does not shut the water off, … Continued

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