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

Water Heater Tripping Reset Button?

Are you constantly having to press the reset button on your water heater? Therefore this can be a sign that your water heater needs to be looked at by an Orlando plumbing company. Water heaters come factory set at 120 degrees. The reason for this is because if the heater is set at 120 degrees it will prevent Bactria growth and is not hot enough to cause burns.When a water heater malfunctions it can overheat the water causing safety concerns. This is why every heater has multiple safety devices to protect you. When the thermostats malfunction this causes water to get extremely hot. Therefore the safety button in the device will trip. This cuts power to heater and water will cool down. Usually the customer will notice the water get extremely hot then go cold. Pressing the reset button will work temporarily. Once the heater reaches and goes over 120 … Continued

Drain Genie Plumbing Services Marks 10 Year Anniversary

This June marks Drain Genie Plumbing Services tenth year of providing central Florida with quality plumbing service. However we would not be in this position with out great customers like you! We started back in 2009 with the motto to treat everyone fair be upfront and honest and explain everything to the customer. Give prices upfront even if that means loosing a job. Because customer satisfaction to us is very important. We also wanted to treat the customer different than other home service companies that don’t care about your time. By calling customers when on the way or if we are late. Just keeping communication open is very important to us.Over the years we have built awesome longterm relationships with our customers and can not thank them enough for there continued support by using Drain Genie Plumbing Services for all there plumbing needs. Also would like to thank them for … Continued

Plumbing Leaks And Summers In Florida

Plumbing leaks and Summers in Florida go hand in hand. Do you have an older home? Are you having persistent plumbing leaks? If you are and you think back chances are the leaks where noticed more in the summer time. Why is this? Once June hits our rainy season starts which brings lighting. When lightning strikes close to an older home it can create pinholes in the old copper piping. This can be a big problem and you may not even know it.Here are somethings to look out for to know if you have a plumbing leak. The obvious is look around your home periodically for wet spots in the lawn or wet areas inside your house. Another big issue is running toilets. But most importantly lookout for a high water bill.  For instance If your bill is high and you see no signs of water chances are your have … Continued

Cast Iron Pipe Broken How To Know For Sure

Are you having constant back ups in your sewer line? Maybe your home has deteriorating cast iron piping. The first thing is to know what kind of pipe you have in your home. The best way to determine this is the age of your home. For example homes built from the late 70’s til now are usually PVC pipe. While homes built from early 70’s and older are more then like cast iron piping.Once you determine the age of your home and what type of piping you have. The next step is to call an Orlando plumber. If you are having clogs that are all the time and you are not knowing what the issue is? The best way to know is to find a plumber that can hydro jet and camera the sewer line. When cast iron ages it builds flaky scales and rusts from the inside out. This … Continued

Plumbing Repairs When And When Not To Get Insurance Involved

Have a plumbing issue first thought is usually to call the insurance company. This is not always the best case. In this blog we will discuss when and when not to get your insurance company involved. Once determination is a plumbing leak exists it is a good idea to call a plumber. Find out the damage extent and the actual plumbing repairs and cost involved. When not to get insurance involved. Once finding out the damage and cost to make plumbing repairs find out what your deductible is. If there is a $500.00 deductible and repairs or damage are less then that or even a little more its really not beneficial to make an insurance claim. Also it depends where the plumbing repair is and whats affected. For example if the plumbing repair is going to cost a lot to repair and the issue is outside the home the insurance company most … Continued

How To Adjust Water Level In Toilet

Toilets are a necessity in our lives so when they are not working well we tend to panic. There are many reasons a toilet is not working properly. It can be that a object was flushed down the drain or a broken pipe. But it can also be as minor as adjusting the water level in the back tank and adjusting the toilet flapper. Here are some steps to adjust the level in the toilet. If you have a newer fill valve like the above picture water adjustment is easy. Where my finger is pointing there is a spot to put a Phillips screwdriver and twist. Sometimes you don’t need to use a screwdriver you can just spin it with your fingers. As you spin it the float will move up or down depending on which way you spin it. If the float moves up the water level will rise … Continued

Clogged Drain? Is Snaking Safe?

Do you have a clogged drain? This can be a sign that your pipes are failing or even broken. The first step when you have a clog is to call a plumber and have the drain snaked. This will fix 90% of issues in the drainage system (usually just a clog). There are other times that the issue is more involved. This can be because pipes are old and rusting or can be that the pipe is broken. Old cast iron pipe has a tendency to rust and get very thin at the bottom of the pipe and fittings. Water tends to erode the bottom of the pipe and fittings. This can cause sewage leaks and clogs. If the bottom of the pipe or fittings are missing this can cause the snake to catch and break the pipe. It can also cause the equipment to get stuck. Broken PVC pipe is another … Continued

Superior Plumbing Service

This last month we received Angies List Super Service Award for the forth year in a row. This award is given to only a select few and is received for Superior plumbing service. We have had the pleasure of serving many customers this last year. We wanted to thank them for taking the time to review us on Angies List and on review sites across the internet. This award is very hard to receive for one year.. Let alone 4 years straight!Hear are some requirements from Angies List. “2018 Super Service Award winners must meet strict eligibility requirements, which include maintaining an “A” rating in overall grade, recent grade and review period grade. The winners must be in good standing with Angie’s List, pass a background check, submit a current trade license attestation and abide by Angie’s List operational guidelines”Could not do it without our great customer base. We have … Continued