Are you planning to be away from home for a long period of time? Perhaps a Fall Break trip with the family, or a trip out-of-state to visit relatives for the upcoming holidays? Whatever your plans are, it would be a mistake to forget about your plumbing as you prepare to be away from home. Our team at Drain Genie Plumbing Services never wants you to return from vacation to unpleasant plumbing surprises, so do yourself a favor and follow these simple tips!
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Toilets are an easy thing to take for granted. When they do their job properly, you probably don’t give them a second thought. However, when they start to fail, you notice pretty quickly. An unreliable or leaking toilet should never have a place in your home or business, so today our team at Drain Genie Plumbing Services is listing three signs it’s time to replace your toilet.
Most homeowners don’t give much thought to their hot water heater – as long as it’s working. But trust us, the second it stops working, you’ll notice. If you’re setting your tap as hot as it will go and your water is still cold, it’s time to call your friends at Drain Genie Plumbing Services. Hopefully, your problem is an easy fix, but if not, here are three signs you’ll need to replace your water heater this fall.
If you’re a homeowner, sometimes you have problems that stink – both figuratively and literally. Today, we’re discussing some problems that literally can make your home smell bad. The fact is that the plumbing in your home has a smelly job, and sometimes that smell can back up into your home and it is not pleasant. Today, our team at Drain Genie Plumbing Services is discussing three possible causes of stinky plumbing.
Are you expecting a baby? Congratulations! You’ve probably read everything there is to read about preparing for a newborn, but your plumbing is likely the last thing on your mind. However, our team at Drain Genie Plumbing Services knows that every part of your home is affected by the addition of a new baby, including your plumbing. Below, we’ve listed a few ways you can prepare your plumbing before your little one arrives.
Your pipes are one of the only systems in your home that operates nonstop – all day, every day. Between your everyday showers, dishes, and laundry, your plumbing has a lot of water to move, and that’s a lot of work! Over time, all that water moving through your pipes can cause them to thin out, start leaking, and occasionally even burst! To protect your investment, our team at Drain Genie Plumbing Services has put together a list of habits you can start today to lengthen the life of your pipes.
The garbage disposal is a wonderful kitchen tool, if used correctly. It can quickly and easily take care of leftover food scraps from dinner while keeping your kitchen smelling clean. As an added bonus, it cuts down on the food that ends up in landfills. However, if you don’t take proper care of your garbage disposal or if you use it incorrectly, it can break down, leaving your kitchen smelling like decaying food. At Drain Genie, we don’t want our Orlando residents left with stinky kitchens, so follow these do’s and don’ts to keep your disposal in tip-top shape.
Your toilet may seem like the ultimate way to get rid of unwanted items. After all, it’s intended purpose is to flush away waste. However, if you, like most homeowners, would prefer your toilet continue working for years to come, there are several things that you should never flush down it. At Drain Genie, we’ve seen countless things caught in toilet drains that don’t belong there! Here’s a list of the most common things that you may think are okay, but definitely are not.
If you’ve never experienced water damage, you may not know how serious it can be. You might think, “It’s just water, it’ll dry, right?” Wrong. Water damage can spread contamination, ruin your paint, damage your possessions, and damage your wood. The good news is that most water damage can be prevented with the right knowledge. The experts at Drain Genie Plumbing Services have put together a list of the three most common causes so you can be prepared and protect your home from water damage.
Summer in Orlando is a unique and fun time for homeowners. However, with more adventures and activities to keep us busy, regular home maintenance can sometimes go unchecked for weeks at a time. You may be thinking now about your roof, landscaping, or air conditioning; but did you know that your plumbing is also at higher risk during the summer months? Our experts at Drain Genie have put together a list of the most common plumbing problems we see in the summertime so you can be on the lookout before they do serious damage to your home.