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

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

How To Tighten Plumbing Fixtures Without Scratching Or Breaking

Installing new plumbing fixtures can add a nice fresh look to older outdated homes. It also is a lot cheaper then doing a complete remodel. Many customers will attempt to install the plumbing fixtures on there own. Instead of having the extra expense of hiring a plumber. So when installing these fixtures what is the best way to install without scratching or breaking?Toilet:  When installing a toilet basic tools such as channel locks, crescent wrench and screwdriver are a few tools that you will need. When mounting the tank to bowl do not over tighten. This can break the porcelain. The same goes when tightening the toilet to the floor. Snug the toilet to the floor until it is stable to the floor. To tight can damage toilet and plumbing. Then grout toilet base for extra stability. For best results allow grout to dry 24 hours before use.Faucets:   When … Continued

What Is The Best Way To Clean Persistent Kitchen Clogs?

What is the best way to clean persistent kitchen clogs? Is your kitchen drain running slow?  Is this the first time your kitchen drain is running slow since you’ve lived in your home? If so, we suggest start with a snake or standard drain cleaning. But it really all depends on how you use your kitchen and what goes down the drain. If you have a lot of debris from the disposal or if you put a lot of grease down the drain, the best way to clean it is jet wash or Hydro jet the line and clean all of the debris from your drain line. If you snake the line, it will only be a temporary fix. You will consistently have to call a Orlando plumbing company to clean your drains costing more in the long run. Hydro jetting cost a bit more but cleans the pipe to … Continued

Replacing Kitchen Sink And Bathroom Sinks?

Are you thinking about upgrading your kitchen sink and faucet or bathroom sinks this year? Replacing faucets and sinks are a quick way to refresh your home. There are things to look out for before its to late. So many times customers call to have there sinks reconnected to find out there is major problems. The problem is if you are getting deeper sinks such as installing granite tops and mounting sinks from underneath you need to  check the height of your drain line. If you are just installing similar sinks in existing cabinets you should have no issues. When going from a sink that mounts from above to a sink that is deeper and mounts from underneath it changes the drain depth. If you don’t have the depth you are in trouble. We see more of a issue with this on kitchen sinks because the disposal actually makes the … Continued

What is a Escutcheon?

An escutcheon (pronounced ‘ess-kutch-on’) is the metal bit that hides the hole in the wall that your plumbing pipes through. They can also be called cover plates or flanges as well. Where are some of the places you can find an escutcheon in your home? They can be found in many places in your home, such as around your shower arm (where your shower head attaches too), around pipes for your water heater, under your sinks where your drain and water lines come through the wall, and under your toilet where you shut off your toilet. What is the point of replacing them if they perform no other task aside from looks? Well, if they’re meant to be decorative and cover ugly holes, but instead are rusty or missing, they are not serving their purpose.Escutcheons come in many different sizes and shapes. They also come in many different finishes. They are … Continued

Is The Wrath Of Thanksgiving Dinner Causing Your Clogged Kitchen

Well, now that Thanksgiving is over your plumbing is probably breathing a sigh of relief. Having a clogged kitchen is a major problem in the Orlando area a week before and after Thanksgiving, along with the over-use of garbage disposals. We have been busy in the last couple of weeks with clogs and disposals. Most of it can be prevented with throwing abundant amounts of food and grease in the garbage instead of dumping it down the kitchen drain. Over-use is the most common cause of clogs and disposals failing, sometimes this is just due to the age of the unit or the age of the homes piping that causes these things to happen and is completely out of your control. Sometimes it is just people don’t know the correct way to dispose of food down the disposal. The best way is to turn hot water on first, turn on … Continued

Leaks Under A Kitchen Sink Things You Need To Know

Leaks under a kitchen sink: Things you need to know before you call your Lake Mary plumber. Plumbing leaks can be very frustrating, and leaks under your kitchen sink can be even more frustrating. Kitchen sinks can leak from multiple areas, which sometimes can be mistaken for a leaking drain pipe. Here are some things to look for to narrow down the cause of a leak so that you can tell your plumber so that he is able to give you a price range.Garbage disposal: A leaking disposal can sometimes be mistaken for a leaking P-trap. To determine if your disposal is bad, run water through the disposal side of the sink and turn it on. Check the bottom of the unit. If it drips through the bottom, the unit is shot and needs replacement.Faucet: Run the faucet while checking under the sink. If the water is coming from the … Continued

Update Your Plumbing Fixtures To Improve The Look Of Your Home

Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to spend a lot of money to improve the look of your bathrooms and kitchens. There are ways to improve the look of your homes plumbing without breaking the bank. The easiest and most cost effective way to accomplish this is by updating your fixtures. Nothing does more to give a fresh look than an updated kitchen sink and faucet or replacing the sinks and faucets in your bathroom. Also, replacing your shower valves will aesthetically enhance your bathroom as well. Another thing to consider; replacing your toilet adds a fresh look and it also saves water and money. Newer plumbing fixtures are engineered to require less water. This is both environmentally and fiscally responsible. If you are on a very tight budget, you can replace the shower valve trim instead of changing the whole shower valve. This is much less labor intensive … Continued

Leaking Bathroom Sink May Be Poor Quality Steel Sink.

We get quite a few customers that have leaking water show up under the sink and think it is the faucet or p-trap. Many don’t think that it can be the actual sink well if it is a steel sink the chances are very good that you have a leaking bathroom sink. In new construction homes the builder tries to cut costs with everything if he can save a few dollars hear and there it can save him thousands in a housing development. So to cut costs many builders will install steel sinks. The problem with these sinks is not the sinks themselves but the construction of them the overflow which is the little hole on the back of the sink that takes the water if it is being overfilled to prevent overflowing is held together underneath with just silicone caulk over the years or even months it can separate … Continued