As Americans, we tend to take water for granted. It is always readily available, flowing magically through the tap without us having to give it much thought. However, wasting water not only raises your utility bills, it is also bad for the environment. According to the US Environmental Protection Agency, only about 1% of the Earth’s water is suitable for drinking and domestic consumption, thus conserving it is essential. That’s why our team at Drain Genie Plumbing Services has put together this list of ways you could be wasting water and how you can work to change that.
Many homeowners believe that plumbing problems can be solved easily with DIY solutions. Simply pour chemicals or drain cleaners down the sink and forget all about it. However, those chemicals often can do more harm than good and what you really needed was a professional drain cleaning from the experts at Drain Genie Plumbing Services. To keep your pipes in top shape, watch out for these signs and call in a professional when you see them.
Are you planning to be away from home for a long period of time? Perhaps a Fall Break trip with the family, or a trip out-of-state to visit relatives for the upcoming holidays? Whatever your plans are, it would be a mistake to forget about your plumbing as you prepare to be away from home. Our team at Drain Genie Plumbing Services never wants you to return from vacation to unpleasant plumbing surprises, so do yourself a favor and follow these simple tips!
Toilets are an easy thing to take for granted. When they do their job properly, you probably don’t give them a second thought. However, when they start to fail, you notice pretty quickly. An unreliable or leaking toilet should never have a place in your home or business, so today our team at Drain Genie Plumbing Services is listing three signs it’s time to replace your toilet.
Are you expecting a baby? Congratulations! You’ve probably read everything there is to read about preparing for a newborn, but your plumbing is likely the last thing on your mind. However, our team at Drain Genie Plumbing Services knows that every part of your home is affected by the addition of a new baby, including your plumbing. Below, we’ve listed a few ways you can prepare your plumbing before your little one arrives.
Your toilet may seem like the ultimate way to get rid of unwanted items. After all, it’s intended purpose is to flush away waste. However, if you, like most homeowners, would prefer your toilet continue working for years to come, there are several things that you should never flush down it. At Drain Genie, we’ve seen countless things caught in toilet drains that don’t belong there! Here’s a list of the most common things that you may think are okay, but definitely are not.
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.
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.
The Toilet is the most used plumbing fixture in the home with many working parts. With all these parts leaks or issues can pop up anywhere. Some are very common some not so common. The most common toilet leaks can come from the fill valve malfunctioning. In addition to flappers failing the water supply can also leak as well. Another very common leak is where the tank meets the bowl. Leaks from this area can occur for many reasons and is usually easily detectable. In addition leaks from the wax seal where the toilet meets the floor is another common toilet leak.Some very difficult toilet leaks we have come across over the years that will give most plumbers headaches and difficulties to find. Most toilets are casted from porcelain they are very imperfect. Abnormalities are very common. A very difficult issue we have come a cross is small sand holes … Continued
Toilets are a necessity in our lives so when they are not working well we tend to panic. There are many reasons a toilet is not working properly. It can be that a object was flushed down the drain or a broken pipe. But it can also be as minor as adjusting the water level in the back tank and adjusting the toilet flapper. Here are some steps to adjust the level in the toilet. If you have a newer fill valve like the above picture water adjustment is easy. Where my finger is pointing there is a spot to put a Phillips screwdriver and twist. Sometimes you don’t need to use a screwdriver you can just spin it with your fingers. As you spin it the float will move up or down depending on which way you spin it. If the float moves up the water level will rise … Continued