If you’ve never experienced water damage, you may not know how serious it can be. You might think, “It’s just water, it’ll dry, right?” Wrong. Water damage can spread contamination, ruin your paint, damage your possessions, and damage your wood. The good news is that most water damage can be prevented with the right knowledge. The experts at Drain Genie Plumbing Services have put together a list of the three most common causes so you can be prepared and protect your home from water damage.
Summer in Orlando is a unique and fun time for homeowners. However, with more adventures and activities to keep us busy, regular home maintenance can sometimes go unchecked for weeks at a time. You may be thinking now about your roof, landscaping, or air conditioning; but did you know that your plumbing is also at higher risk during the summer months? Our experts at Drain Genie have put together a list of the most common plumbing problems we see in the summertime so you can be on the lookout before they do serious damage to your home.
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.
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.
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
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
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
What is your main sewer drain and what is its purpose? Your plumbings drainage system consists of many components. The main drain plays a very important part in your overall drainage system. Think of it as like your main artery in you body if it has issues everything stops. The same goes with your homes main drain.The purpose of the main drain is to carry all waste water into city sewer system. The main drain connects to each branch line which includes kitchen sink, bathrooms and laundry. When you have a issue with the main drain it will affect everything in your home. Essentially your homes main drain is the lifeline to your home. It is very important to protect your main drain line in your home.Here are somethings you can do to protect your drain. Watch what goes down the drains. Don’t flush wipes, feminine products, ear swabs, dental … Continued
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
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