Fixing A Drippy Faucet Is Not Always Just Replacing A Washer.

Have you ever had a drippy faucet in your Winter Park Florida home? There are many reasons for a drippy faucet. Many Winter Park homeowners think a drippy faucet is a simple fix by just replacing a washer right? Well that’s wrong and while some faucets are just washers and seats, most of the newer faucets consist of a cartridge. Over time cartridges either wear down or they get build up of hard water deposits causing your faucet to drip. When fixing this problem it is necessary for you to research and tell your Winter Park plumber what type of faucet it is. The plumber must know the make and model of the faucet in order to install the right cartridge. If you don’t know the make and model all you need to do is snap a picture with your phone and text it to your plumber (if the plumber can receive text). By doing … Continued

Why Does My Orlando Plumber Charge So Much?

I get this question a lot while some plumbing companies in Orlando price gouge their customers and give plumbers like myself a bad name. Its important to know how most plumbing companies figure their prices. When an Orlando plumber arrives at your door there are already a lot of costs to get him and his truck to your house first which is obviously gas and time. Their are a lot of hidden costs such as advertising, truck maintenance, training for your plumber, taxes, tools, tool maintenance, stocking of plumbing parts, office equipment, phones, office supplies, accounting, and office help. Lets say you had a plumbing repair of $200 with a 10% net profit on the selling price, this would leave us with a $20 taxable profit. Surely you will agree that this is not excessive. Its like when you go out to eat for breakfast at a restaurant and if you cooked 2 eggs, some toast and bacon … Continued

Why Should You Hire A Licensed Orlando Plumber

Why should you hire a Licensed Orlando Plumber? There are many reasons. Lets first say there are many Orlando companies out there that claim they are able to do plumbing repairs but many of these companies are handyman services. These companies can almost always charge cheaper than your local Orlando plumber. These companies can do this because they don’t hire plumbers and they don’t have to pay for the proper insurances or licences. These unlicensed handymen are hurting your Orlando plumbers as they are taking their work without being properly licensed and it is illegal. The handyman services are not the only place to find these unlicensed plumbers, they are also on Craigslist. These unlicensed plumbers are not only hurting the legitimate plumbing trade, but they are also hurting you, the Orlando consumers who expect quality and professionally licensed plumbers. The reason why is because they will give you a cheaper price to gain quick work but cheaper is not … Continued

How To Find A Reputable Plumbing Contractor

With the economy not doing so good in the last few years, people have been laid off or under-employed for sometime now and it has saturated the Winter Park and Orlando plumbing industries. Unfortunately, there are some Winter Park  plumbing contractors that are not what they seem to be. Many Winter Park plumbing contractors say they are licensed but are not and some plumbing contractors also cheat the system and are helpers that have had buddies with licenses sign them off. This has hurt the plumbing industry over the last few years and flooded the market with incompetent plumbing companies. It has also made the good plumbing companies that put in the years of hard work and education to get their license the proper way to suffer. So here are ways to help you weed out the wanna-be plumbing companies:

Winter Park Garbage Disposal Repair Or Replace

Many Winter Park homeowners have a garbage disposal and take it for granted. But your Winter Park garbage disposal needs proper care and maintenance to provide you with years of trouble free use. Did you know that the garbage disposal was invented by John Hammes in 1927 and got the first patient in 1935 and then founded In-sink-Erator in 1938 which they are still making quality garbage disposals today. Over the years the disposal has been advanced and improved but they still need to be taken care of and not abused. Your Winter Park garbage disposal can be cleaned on a monthly basis by grinding ice as this cleans the blades fairly well. For bad smells you can grind a small amount of lemon peels this works well for smells.Some things should not go down the disposal such as fibrous fruits and veggies.

Winter Park FL Toilet Repair

In Winter Park Florida our plumbers at Drain Genie Plumbing service everything from toilet issues to plumbing remodeling. Some common toilet repair issues in Winter Park Florida is high water pressure, this can cause the toilet fill valve to malfunction. If your water pressure is above 60 psi you have high water pressure. High water pressure can be corrected by having a plumber install a pressure reducing valve that can be purchased from a Winter Park Fl Plumbing supply house.

Lake Mary FL Clogged Kitchen Drains

We at Drain Genie Plumbing get called out a lot in Lake Mary Fl for clogged kitchen sinks. One problem is people put grease, rice and pretty much everything you can think of that should not go down your plumbing system. When you cook with oil or fatty meats you should always strain it and put it in a jar to throw away in the trash. Grease is the worst for your plumbing in Lake Mary FL. It sticks to the side of the plumbing drain pipes and slowly builds up like fat in our body’s arteries, it takes time but eventually it will cause your sink to stop working and you will have to call a Lake Mary plumber.