Free Plumbing Estimates? Not All The Time.

Many customers want free plumbing estimates. While most times, this is no problem sometimes it can’t happen. If you have ever had a leaking water heater or a bad garbage disposal and called a company for a plumbing estimate chances are you are able to get one. Jobs like this are very easy to quote over the phone and give free plumbing estimates. However, many times people call with a hidden leak or a job that needs investigation to diagnose the issue. It is very hard to give free estimates for jobs like this. Why is this do you ask? Well have you ever had a issue that you have to go to the doctor for tests to diagnose an issue and find out the diagnoses of what is wrong? They expect payment and charge you for these services. The same goes for a plumbing contractor. For example, you have a … Continued

Can Plumbing Vents Get Clogged?

If you are a homeowner chances are you will have a plumbing issue with your home eventually. Whether it’s a clogged drain or leaking pipe plumbing issues are inevitable. The average person does not know about their plumbing system and how it operates. So what is a plumbing vent?  How do they operate? Can they clog?The Plumbing Vent:    Is a pipe that extends 6″-8″ through the roof. It can be a mechanical Device that is placed underneath your sinks called an air admittance valve. How the vent works is by regulating the air pressure in your drainage system. This helps with keeping your drains flowing freely. Have you ever placed your finger over a straw? The water gets trapped in the straw. When you release your finger the water flows freely. It works the same way in your plumbing system.Can Plumbing Vents Get Clogged:  yes vents can get clogged causing … Continued

Drain Genie Plumbing Your Orlando Plumbing Company

 It feels like just yesterday it was the beginning of 2018 and here we are at the end. It seems like the older we get the faster time goes. Drain Genie Plumbing your Orlando plumbing company would like to thank all our customers. For there trust in us and there loyalty with us. We would also like to thank our employees for all there hard work! Without the dedication and hard work and attention to detail our Orlando plumbing company would not be what it is today. This holiday season take the time too enjoy the moment with your friends and family. Because life is short kids grow quickly and life goes on. Enjoy the small moments with your family. You will look back and remember these things and cherish them as you get older.We do close early on Christmas Eve and are closed on Christmas. Because we like to give … Continued

Drain Cleaning Or Jetting

We get a lot of drain cleaning calls around this time of year. With thanksgiving just past us and Christmas a few weeks away we seem to forget the overload the extra cooking and family puts on our drains and plumbing system. Most people don’t get how there plumbing works. Plumbers are similar to doctors and your homes plumbing system much like the human body. What you put into your body affects you and your health. For example if you eat a lot of fatty foods it can affect your heart health such as clogged arteries. Well the same goes for your home if you put grease and fatty foods down your drain it is going to build up on the side walls of the pipe. Eventually causing a clog that will affect your drains. Do you have a clog? If it is just loose debris from to much toilet tissue. A … Continued

Orlando Plumbers And The Weird Things We Have Seen

We have done a lot of plumbing jobs over the years and our Orlando plumbers have a lot of stories. Plumbing repairs are not always the same. In fact thats the nice thing about service plumbing! Every plumbing repair is not the same. Almost every job is different and has its own set of circumstances. You really have to think and use your head but sometimes even our plumbers are left scratching there head wondering how certain crazy things happen.One of our recent customers had a sewer line that was constently clogging. We would snake the drain and with in a month or less it would clog again. We decided to video inspect the drain line we found object and dug up drain. Once we cut open the drain line we found the object to be a two by four about 3 feet long. This customer lived in the house … Continued

Adding A Bathroom? Common Misconceptions About The Plumbing

Are you adding a bathroom? When going through the process of adding a bathroom most people tend to think where is the existing plumbing? How far your existing plumbing is from new bathroom will definitely affect the bottom line as far as price. But what are some very important things to be aware of before calling a Orlando plumbing company. Drain location   Drain location is very important. If the drain is to far from the new bathroom it may not have enough fall to reach existing drain. For example if your existing drain is a few inches under the slab and the new bathroom location is twenty feet away this will not work. The reason why is you need at least 1/8″-1/4″ per foot of fall depending on size of pipe to allow gravity to work on waste water. Drain Size  Many of our customers think if they have a drain in … Continued

Prevent Drain Cleaning During Halloween

How to prevent drain cleaning during Halloween? We are getting to that time of the year Halloween the holiday our kids love. This is a great time of the year to do crafts and enjoy quality time with our kids. From decorating the yard to candy to pumpkin picking and then carving the pumpkin. All these traditions your kids will remember for a lifetime and carry it on to there children. But one of these tradtions will cause a plumbing nightmare if you are not carful with disposal and thats pumpkin carving. Through out the year the end of October is one of the busiest times of the year for Orlando plumbers with drain cleaning. Most of the time it is preventable and caused by people not knowing any better. They plan a night to carve the pumpkin with there kids and remove the insides of the pumpkin and dump it … Continued

Plumbing Leaks Are They Covered By Your Insurance?

Plumbing leaks are they covered by your insurance? Leaks on your plumbing system can happen anytime for any reason. Water damage can happen from a broken waterline to a clogged overflowing toilet and can cause thousands in damage to your property. So what is covered by your homeowners insurance in the event of a plumbing leak? Most insurance companies will cover damage caused by leak and cosmetic repairs. So for example if you have unknown plumbing leaks under your slab. First you would need to locate leak which is called electronic leak detection this service is mostly covered by your insurance. Once leak is found under slab the cost for plumbing repair would not be covered however they will reimburse you for the time it takes for the Orlando plumber to access leak and the damage caused to make plumbing repair. This usually covers most of the bill because the … Continued

Mobile Home Plumbing Is It Different?

Is mobile home plumbing different? Bottom line…yes it is. A lot of plumbing companies in Orlando do not work on mobile home plumbing.  A few reasons will follow. First reason is the pipe and fittings on both the drain lines and water lines are very different. The sizes of the pipe tend to be odd sizes and hard to find. Sometimes the plumber will have to order the parts as they are not always in stock. Mobile Home plumbing also is very hard to access. For example, if there is a plumbing leak in the wall you can not just cut the wall open like a regular home. A mobile home has paneling that is very hard to remove to access leaking piping. This can cause much higher plumbing repair bills. Another big issue with plumbing and mobile homes is access under the home that make repairs difficult and dangerous. … Continued

Plumbing Inspection? Things You Can Look For

Things to look for when doing a plumbing inspection. When you purchase a home it is more than likely going to be one of the largest investments in your life, so you need to to know the basics to protect yourself. Hiring a licensed home inspector is the best investment you can make. Also hiring a licensed Orlando plumber to do a plumbing inspection is also a very good idea. The reason you should hire both is because sometimes a Home inspector can miss major plumbing issues. There are some things that you as the homeowner can look for that can save you big-time. When purchasing a preowned home, ask if the piping is original to the home or if it has been updated. If the plumbing has been updated, ask if it was done by a licensed plumbing contractor. What was the material that was used? Is there still a warranty?  Another good … Continued