Know What Kind Of Faucet You Have To Make Your Lake Mary Plumbers Life Easier

There are many components to your plumbing system and many things that can fail and need to be repaired by your local plumber.  If you need a faucet repair whether it is a sink faucet or shower faucet. There is one thing that can help your Lake Mary plumber and that is to know what kind of valve it is. For example, see if its a is it a Moen or Delta. There are so many different manufactures of faucets and different parts the plumber needs to know the kind of valve it is before they get out there because it is hard for a plumbing contractor to have every different faucet repair part on their truck. Most plumbing companies will carry the popular faucet repair parts on there truck like Moen or Delta. So knowing the valve manufacture will save your plumber time in return saving you money. So what … Continued

Why It Is A Good Idea To Irrigate With Reclaimed Or Install A Separate Meter

Why is it a good idea to irrigate with reclaimed water or install a separate water meter. If you water your lawn in the Orlando or Lake Mary area and you are doing so with regular water you are wasting a lot of money.  Why is that you ask well every time you are watering your lawn with potable or house water the city is charging you a waste charge.  So they are charging you double for your water because they are figuring any water that goes into the home is leaving via the sewer, so they charge you sewer charge even though it is not going down the sewer. So how can you fix this hear are a few ways. 1. Switch to reclaimed water, find out if your neighborhood has reclaimed water. If it does call a local Orlando plumber to hook you up to your reclaimed water … Continued

Lake Mary Water Quality

Lake Mary water quality, how does it compare to other states? The answer is poor and all of central Florida has the same basic water quality which is poor. So how does the water quality rank and why is it so poor. Well many areas in central Florida which includes Lake Mary have very hard water, there also is contaminants like chorine and heavy metals in the water in Lake Mary Florida. Many of our customers get confused and think that a water softener filters the water this is not the case. A water softener installed by a Lake Mary plumbing company only softens the water. What does that mean well a softener basically trade the hard minerals for something else usually sodium or potassium. This helps with hard water deposits building up on things and also help with appliances such as dishwashers. But they do not filter or clean … Continued

Lake Mary Plumbing Company

We are in April heading into some of the hottest months of the year in Lake Mary FL. We at Drain Genie Plumbing Services get a lot of calls this time of the year from people that have plumbing leaks and the main thing that we see is plumbing leaks in the ceiling. Many times we go out to homes and find it is not even a plumbing leak most people see a wet spot in the ceiling and automatically assume it has to do with the plumbing system. What we find is the people have not used there air conditioning for the winter months and when it starts to get hot they turn it on the A/C drain gets clogged and if the air handler is on the second floor or in the attic it over flows and causes water damage. Many times this can be prevented by finding … Continued

Why You Should Leave Plumbing Repairs To A Professional Lake Mary Plumber

Many customers start a plumbing repair project looking at Youtube videos and going to their local big box stores thinking that the video they watched looked so easy. Many find they spend a lot of money at the hardware store and also tend to damage the plumbing system and make things worse. Most of the horror stories come from customers trying to change shower valve cartridges themselves because they see the plumber makes it look so easy on the videos. But people have to realize that it looks easy because he has been doing it for many years. Most of the time the customer will attempt to pull the cartridge and either damage the valve or break the water supplies to the shower valve. Next thing you know they’re having to call a Lake Mary plumber to replace the shower valve. Most of the time it is just cheaper to … Continued

Sewer Line Repair Or Replacement: What Are The Causes?

When you have a constant sewer line problem there is a cause and a reason why it is constantly backing up. There are many reasons for your Lake Mary sewer line to fail. One of the main reasons for your sewer line to give you issues is if it has a belly. What is a belly you ask and how does a belly cause constant back ups and how can you diagnose if you have a belly in your sewer line? A sewer line is suppose to come out of your home and pitch at a 1/8 of inch per foot. How a belly is formed is the pipe will pitch at its proper fall and then come back up again causing the sewer line to hold water. When not in use your drain line should be dry. So how does this cause constant back ups? With water being held in … Continued

Do You Have A Leaking Outside Hose Spigot In Your Lake Mary Home

If you have a leaking plumbing fixture such as a hose spigot in Lake Mary FL there are a few things you could do to fix the problem.  The first is to tighten the packing nut located just below the handle. Sometimes when a valve is not used for a very long time and then you try to use, it will leak from the packing nut and this is just a simple plumbing repair. Another kind of leak is if it comes out of the hose spigot and doesn’t shut off all the way. Sometimes you can have your Lake Mary plumber rebuild the spigot and other times if the valve is too old, you may need to replace it. We at Drain Genie Plumbing suggest hiring a plumber to replace or rebuild the spigot.  Most of the time you need to chip the block wall to access the pipe. A good plumber will patch the hole with a fast setting cement when he is done installing the new hose spigot. The next … Continued

Tips To Save Money After Your Plumbing Leak Is Fixed..

We all know when you have a plumbing emergency in Lake Mary to call your Lake Mary plumber to fix the plumbing leak. But here are some helpful plumbing tips that can help with expenses that occur with plumbing leaks. If you have a plumbing leak when you get home from work and a letter is on the door of your Lake Mary FL home from the water company that you have a leak and they shut down the water but you have no idea where the leak is because there is no water any where to be found. Well did you know that most homeowners insurance policies cover leak detection and they pay it 100% even if your deductible is high most insurance companies will reimburse you for leak detection. But this is after the plumber has made the repair to your plumbing system and you get hit with the plumbing repair bill. What happens next is you usually get your … Continued

What To Look For When Purchasing A Garbage Disposal

We see many brands of garbage disposals in Orlando and Central Florida which one is the best disposal for your money. When purchasing a garbage disposal there are a few important things to look for. The first is to make sure on the bottom of the unit there is a slot to put an Allen key to unjam the disposal. In the event you drop something in the garbage disposal by accident your Orlando plumber can unjam it. Some of the cheap disposals have no place to put a wrench in it to unjam it making it harder for your plumber to fix it. Sometimes you have to replace it just because there is no spot to put a wrench. The next thing in choosing a disposal is the horsepower and we at Drain Genie Plumbing Services suggest staying away from 1/3 hp they tend not to be strong enough for grinding the … Continued

Benefits Of Installing A Water Softener In Your Home.

We at Drain Genie Plumbing get a lot of questions on do water softeners really help our Lake Mary plumbing? The answer is yes and its a big difference. Lake Mary Florida and all of Central Florida has hard water. Hard water build up is very bad for your plumbing system from causing your faucets to drip prematurely or making your water heater fill up with hard water deposits. Installing a water softener also helps your pipes. There are a lot of benefits for adding water softeners we have found Northstar softeners to be the best for the price. You can notice a 30% reduction in your water heater heating cost not to mention the cost of  having to rebuild your faucets and replacing your water heaters. When you install a water softener it is an investment that will pay off that is for sure. Besides all the savings on … Continued