Leaking Shower Head Should I Replace It?

My shower head needs to be replaced because it’s leaking? My shower head gets no water? These are some recent questions we have received from our Orlando customers. Most of our customers think all it takes to fix a leaking shower head is to have an Orlando plumber replace it but that is wrong. If you have a leaking shower head or tub spout, replacing it will do nothing because the problem is actually in the shower valve body itself and if it’s a newer style valve such as Moen or Delta the cartridge will have to be replaced to stop the drip from the shower head or tub spout. If it is the old three handle tub and shower valve it will need to have the seats and washers replaced.   As to the next plumbing repair my shower gets no water to take a shower. Well this means your … Continued

What Is a Plumbing Vent For?

What is a plumbing vent? Where are they located? A plumbing vent is a critical part of your Maitland FL plumbing system.  The vent is important in a few ways. First it helps vent out harmful sewer gases from building up in your Maitland home and causing odor problems. The next and most important function for a vent is to allow proper air flow into the drainage system. Without proper air flow the plumbing system would not drain. Have you ever stuck a straw in a glass of water and put your finger over it and took the straw out? Well it holds water in until you remove your finger then it drains out well. The same concept is with your plumbing system, if it had no vents the system would get air locked and not drain. The next purpose for vents is to equalize the pressure in the pipe so when you flush … Continued

Introducing the New Touchless Faucets by Kohler and Delta

When shopping for a kitchen faucet in Maitland Florida you must look at a few things when purchasing the faucet. First, you get what you pay for. The cheap faucets will not last very long at all and are sometimes difficult to find parts to repair. It is a good idea to pick a faucet that is in the middle in pricing such as Moen, Delta or Kohler. Sometimes people have the impression that kitchen faucets are easy to install and that is true sometimes but not all the time, if the old one was leaking they rust underneath and make it difficult to remove overall. If you are going to spend the money to have a Maitland plumber install a faucet you should buy a quality faucet. There are some new faucets out by Kohler and Delta that are touchless. When you touch the faucet with your hand, finger or any part … Continued

The #1 Reason Your Kitchen Drain Clogs

The #1 reason your kitchen drain clogs: We have went over the many things that can clog your kitchen sink in the last few years from rice, pasta, veggies but what is the most destructive thing you can put down your kitchen drain is grease. Yep grease most people know this but you would be surprised how many Maitland and Central Florida residents who do not know this. When grease gets into your lines and builds up over the years it turns into a thick hard white substance and is very hard for your Maitland plumber to snake it out most of the time because it needs to be hydro jetted to remove it entirely from the drain line. Then most customers will try chemical drain cleaners which makes the problem worse for the plumber.

5 Ways to Prevent a Plumbing Emergency

When you talk about a plumbing emergency in your Maitland Florida home it usually does not start with a leak that is bad. There are signs that you can look out for that can prevent small plumbing leaks from turning into large plumbing emergencies. Here are some things you can look out for:

For Florida Residents Who Need an Emergency Plumber

There are plenty of Maitland plumbing companies out there to choose from. But in a plumbing emergency who do you call? When you call the big rooter companies you get an answering service and a 4 hour window. The small companies don’t answer or return your calls and when you are in an emergency plumbing situation and you have family in town and your toilets are backing up you want a Maitland plumber that will answer your call or if not at least call back in a timely manner.

Maitland FL Plumbing: Drain Cleaning The Root Of The Problem

Maitland is a beautiful city located in Central Florida . Most of Maitland is under a gorgeous canopy of trees. But with this abundance of trees comes with some serious plumbing problems. If you are having a Maitland plumber out to perform a drain cleaning service often, it is important that you get to the root of the problem to solve the recurring plumbing issues. Your sewer is used a lot from taking a shower to using the toilet, even when you use the kitchen sink your main sewer is being used and is always under a tremendous amount of stress. The following are some examples of how your sewer main is under stress which can cause problems to your Maitland FL plumbing.