In Sanford Fl our plumbers come across many plumbing issues one of them are when your house in Sanford Fl happens to sit for a while such as if it was just bought and sat for over 6 months or if you have a bathroom that is not used too often and the shower valves are of a single control type such as Moen, Kohler or Delta they have balancing pins in them and when they sit they get stuck in that position and you get very little or no water pressure in your Sanford FL shower this means that the cartridge needs to be replaced. Our Sanford plumbers can help you. You can find do-it-yourself videos online and try doing the plumbing repair yourself. They make it look very easy sometimes, it is other times it is difficult and you need to be careful not to break the plumbing in the wall. We suggest calling a plumber to do this because there is a lot of variables that can turn … Continued
Have you ever wanted to put in an extra bathroom in your Orlando Florida home? Sometimes it is difficult to add a bathroom because you may not have enough fall for your drain lines or you may not want to cut your floor open. The Liberty pumps makes a Macerating toilet that can be installed anywhere. It is high efficiency at 1.28 gallons per flush and it has a panel in the back of the toilet to access the pump without having to remove the toilet. It also has a built-in alarm with Led touch pad. This toilet will open up many options in your Orlando home and you will be able to put a bathroom in spots that you may not have been able to do in the past. The plumbing technology is great and has definitely come a long way. If you want to install a bathroom in your house call Drain Genie Plumbing Services at 407-490-1230. We also … Continued
Have you considered a remodel of your kitchen or bathroom in Orlando? Here are some tips on what you should do to make sure your remodel process goes smooth. First you need to decide if you are going to move any of the plumbing fixtures and plan where you want to place it. It’s good to call your local plumber and confirm if it’s possible to reposition the plumbing fixtures. You should try to stay within your budget as much as possible. Some people think it is just a simple job when moving the sink 6 ft to the left or right but actually it’s not that easy at all times. Especially when moving the plumbing drain lines there are a lot of factors in the price such as how thick is the concrete or is the drain line too shallow. Another thing to check is if the drain has pitch, the further you move the drain … Continued
There is a lot of new technology out there right know for plumbing products. We at Drain Genie Plumbing thought this Orlando plumbing product by Kohler was a pretty interesting product. It is made by Kohler and it’s called the DTV shower. You can add as many or as little body sprays and it is all computerized. They have different settings on the control panel. For example, if your husband likes the temp at 102 degrees and you like it hotter, you can set up user names and then program the temp and the name of the person. It will automatically set the water at the temperature you like. It also has a massage feature and it is very high tech so the cost is pretty high, but overall it seems like a neat product. However, as with any high-end fixture, if they are expensive to purchase then 9 times out of 10 they will also … Continued
Where do you think you spend most of your time in your Lake Mary home? Statistics show you spend most of your time in the kitchen and next is the bathroom. When you are thinking about remodeling your home you should start with a kitchen remodel or bathroom remodel for a few reasons. The first reason is the obvious, you spend most of your time in these areas so you want to enjoy cooking a big family dinner in your kitchen and then being able to relax in a nice big tub in your bathroom. The biggest reason to start with kitchen and bathrooms is because of the return on investment. If you are going to spend money to upgrade your home when you sell your home, you want to get as much of that money back as possible and your bathroom and kitchen is where you get the most of your … Continued
There are many reasons why you may want to replace your bathtub in your Orlando home. Some will replace a bathtub just because is looks old and they want to freshen up their bathroom. Some have to replace their bathtub because it leaks and is corroded around the drain (which is most common in steel bathtubs), this means you have to replace your tub. Some people think a bathtub installation is simple and can be done on their own but this is far from the truth and should only be done by a quaffed Orlando plumbing company in order to be installed properly. A bathtub installation requires demolition, drain line work, and sometimes water line work. It also requires special tools and knowledge in the plumbing field. Many customers that attempt this type of plumbing project often end up calling a plumber to finish the job or worse they damage … Continued
Many people try to do plumbing repairs on their own to save money. They go to their local home improvement store and will ask a store associate who has very little or no experience about what parts to use to make a plumbing repair. Most of the time the parts recommended tend to be wrong or worse go on and leak or blow apart and cause water damage. When doing a plumbing repair the following are some of the most misused or parts that should not be used: Shark Bite Couplings: While this fitting has changed plumbing forever there are certain pipes that this part cannot be used with or if you do use it there are different shark bites for different pipe such as polybutelene. Needle Valves: Sometimes people want to add an icemaker line or a dishwasher line and they use a needle valve. These valves are the … Continued
Do you have a drippy shower faucet? Many customers think that changing the shower head or tub spout will fix this problem but this is not the case the shower head and tub spout do not seal the water from your tap. The place that stops the water from dripping is in the valve of the shower where the handle is on newer valves it is a cartridge assembly. When this fails your tub will drip and if it its only a shower it will drip from the shower head. On older homes it is usually a bad seat or washer or both. Sometimes the stem will need replacement. If you have an old three handle tub/shower valve it is best to replace the whole valve.
We are going to go over the most commonly misused plumbing products that we see our do-it-yourself customers use to repair plumbing leaks. We have seen just about everything with customers not knowing little things about making a plumbing repair and causing more of a problem because they used the wrong product. The worst part is that some customers do everything right except one minor thing and this causes hours of wasted labor and sometimes worse they have to call a Deltona plumber after all their hard work. So lets go over the most common misused plumbing products:
We get many drain cleaning calls in Longwood Florida and a lot are clogged bathtubs and showers. How aggravating is it when you come home from a long day at work to take a shower and find yourself standing in still water which is very frustrating. You try different drain cleaners and all types of things to clean your drain and nothing works. Well here are some helpful hints to try to do it yourself. If you have a tub shower combo it all depends on the style of waste and overflow you have to which way you will attempt to clear the drain.