3 Common Causes of Residential Water Damage

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.

3 Common Summer Plumbing Issues

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.

Choose Drain Genie for Your Plumbing Needs

As much as we all hope it won’t happen to us, various plumbing issues and emergencies happen every day to everyone. Luckily, a quick Google search can show you all the available plumbers in your area. So out of all those options, why should you choose Drain Genie? Let us give you a few reasons why our customers keep coming back, and why they refer us to their friends.

Why Property Managers Need A Good Plumber

Property managers both commercial and residential have a lot to deal with in there industry. Dealing with hundreds or even thousands of there clients it can be very overwhelming. Furthermore each client can have multiple properties and tenants. This can be frustrating when you get bombarded with service requests. Service requests can be anything from plumbing repairs, pest control, water damage and lawn care. When having all these request its a good idea to have a goto reliable contractor. When plumbing emergencies happen you have to know your plumber will answer the phone. Also you have to trust and know your contractors are knowledgeable in there particular trade whether its plumbing, electrical or even just a handy man. Property managers also have to watch and pay attention to there contractors. Check pricing every now and then. Sometimes contractors get in the door with a property management company and start to raise prices. … Continued

Ways To Detect Water Leaks

Water is used in our homes everyday and is a necessity to our lives. If you have a leaking pipe water can be very destructive.Water leaks can potentially damage the structure of the home and your personal belongings. Plumbing leaks can be very common. These types of leaks can include leaking toilet, sink or pipes. If you own a home eventually you will most likely have a plumbing leak. Sometimes leaks can be in obvious places sometimes not so obvious. Every person that owns a home should know the basics of how to find water leaks.Check Your Water Meter  If you think you have a water leak first thing you should do is check meter. Make sure you or anyone else is not using water also don’t run dishwasher or laundry. Look at meter dial and check it in 30 min if the meter moved and you haven’t used any … Continued

Are There Benefits Going From Gas To Electric Water Heaters?

Our Orlando plumbers get this question a lot are there benefits going from gas to electric water heaters? So your water heater is on the fritz leaking you find out you have too replace it. First thing is what kind of heater is it gas? electric? believe it or not most customers don’t even know if its electric or gas. Once you determine what kind of water heater it is next is pricing. This is where customers panic and want to potentially switch to electric. Below we will list pros and cons of electric and gas water heaters.Gas Water Heaters ProsGas heaters are very efficient recovery for a 40 gallon gas heater will recover much faster then an equivalent electric heater. Therefore hot water will last longer.Gas heaters are also very cost effective they are very cheap to run. They can save you big time money on your utility bill.Gas … Continued

Top Rated Orlando Plumbers

Over the last ten years we at Drain Genie Plumbing Services have put in a lot of work and effort on building a trusted name. A name that when you call you get one of the best Orlando Plumbers in the area. Our modo is to treat all our customers like family. We try to be as transparent as possible ” a open book”. This has built us a reputation as one of the most trusted plumbers in Orlando. This last month we were recognized by topratedlocal.com as one of the top plumbers in Orlando. This is a awesome accomplishment as there are so many great plumbing companies in the Orlando market. Orlando is a very competitive market for plumbing so we are very proud of this award.Receiving this award is great but it is not possible without the dedication of our employees. Everyone of our employees has put in Hard … Continued

Need New Ice Maker Line?

Old appliances breaking down? Are you getting ready to purchase new appliances? If so it is a good idea to check your plumbing make sure it is up to date and working properly. This will prevent you from having a delay in installing and using your new appliances. There are many things to look out for. First did you know a lot of big box stores are now installing appliances. In addition this makes its very convenient for the consumer. However if your plumbing is not working or to code the installer will not install the units. Because of liability. Leaving you frustrated and having to find a Orlando plumber to make necessary repairs to install appliances.Second reason for denial for installation is bad shut off valves. This can be a ice maker valve or dishwasher valve. How do you know if they are good or not? simple look at it … Continued

Clogged Drains This Time Of Year?

We are coming up on the holidays Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Around this time of year we get a lot of calls for clogged drains. Most of the issues we see is just over use of the drainage system and not being carful of what is going down the drains. People dump everything down the drain from pumpkin guts to grease. The holiday season is a stressful time! What can make it more stressful? clogged drains such as kitchen sinks or sewer lines can put a damper on your day. The best way to solve this problem is to be conscious of what goes down the drain. Once debris like grease and food go down the drain its best to call a Orlando plumber. Adding chemicals to try to clear the drain can make things worse damaging your pipes. The most common method of fixing a clogged drain is snaking. The … Continued

Toilet leaks That Are Uncommon

The Toilet is the most used plumbing fixture in the home with many working parts. With all these parts leaks or issues can pop up anywhere. Some are very common some not so common. The most common toilet leaks can come from the fill valve malfunctioning. In addition to flappers  failing the water supply can also leak as well. Another very common leak is where the tank meets the bowl. Leaks from this area can occur for many reasons and is usually easily detectable. In addition leaks from the wax seal where the toilet meets the floor is another common toilet leak.Some very difficult toilet leaks we have come across over the years that will give most plumbers headaches and difficulties to find. Most toilets are casted from porcelain they are very imperfect. Abnormalities are very common. A very difficult issue we have come a cross is small sand holes … Continued