3 Bad Shower Habits That Damage Your Plumbing

When you get ready for your shower every morning, your plumbing is probably the last thing on your mind. After all, a shower is a time to relax, cleanse your body, and get ready for the day – it’s not the time to stress about home maintenance. However, there are several bad habits that could be damaging your plumbing every day without you even realizing it. Today, our team at Drain Genie Plumbing Services is discussing the three most common things Orlando homeowners do in the shower that are ruining their bathroom plumbing.

3 Ways to Protect Your Home from Water Damage

Water damage is one of the most common and costliest disasters your home can experience. Water should only be present in your home in a controlled area, such as pipes, sinks, or bathtubs. You should never have water running freely in crawlspaces, basements, on your floors, or down your walls. The good news is that there are a few simple things you can do to help avoid water damage in your Florida home. Follow these three tips from the experts at Drain Genie Plumbing Services to protect your home this winter.

3 Reasons Your Plumbing Might Smell

If you’re a homeowner, sometimes you have problems that stink – both figuratively and literally. Today, we’re discussing some problems that literally can make your home smell bad. The fact is that the plumbing in your home has a smelly job, and sometimes that smell can back up into your home and it is not pleasant. Today, our team at Drain Genie Plumbing Services is discussing three possible causes of stinky plumbing.

3 Tips to Help Your Pipes Last Longer

Your pipes are one of the only systems in your home that operates nonstop – all day, every day. Between your everyday showers, dishes, and laundry, your plumbing has a lot of water to move, and that’s a lot of work! Over time, all that water moving through your pipes can cause them to thin out, start leaking, and occasionally even burst! To protect your investment, our team at Drain Genie Plumbing Services has put together a list of habits you can start today to lengthen the life of your pipes.

Plumbing Leaks 101

If you own a home, sooner or later you are going to experience some sort of plumbing leak. Often, these leaks seem to come out of nowhere. After all, if you didn’t damage your pipe, why should it suddenly start leaking? What went wrong? More often than not, common household plumbing leaks are caused by a combination of age and normal wear-and-tear. Finding, fixing, and preventing leaks is all about knowing where they come from – and that is where our team at Drain Genie comes in.

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.

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

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

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