How To Adjust Water Level In Toilet

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

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

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Installing new plumbing fixtures can add a nice fresh look to older outdated homes.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

Buying A New Plumbing Fixture? Buying Guide What To Look For

Are you looking to update your plumbing fixture or fixtures? There are many things to look for when installing a new plumbing fixture. Whether it is a faucet, shower or toilet, there are so many to choose from. So what are some things for you, the consumer, to look for?  Below are some common items that we install and the most important things to look for.Toilets:  When buying a toilet, there are so many options. Toilets range from $80.00 and up. Buying the cheapest is not always the best, but neither is buying the most expensive. When looking at a toilet, look at the flush rating. Most toilets have a rating from 1-10. If the toilet is rated closer to one it is going to have a weaker flush. The closer to ten it will flush great. This is important because with a weaker flush, you will have constant clogs.Faucets: … Continued

Weird Bathroom Facts

We as Orlando plumbers have seen a lot doing service work. Here are some weird bathroom facts you may not know. We use the bathroom a lot. The average person spends roughly 3 years of there life on the toilet. Most people use the bathroom six to 8 times a day. Which is about 2500 times a year. That sure is a lot! So make sure that your taking care of your plumbing and flushing only toilet paper down the drain. Not doing so can lead to having unwanted clogs.Did you know that 75% of people use a mobile device while going to the bathroom. That includes texting. Yuck can’t people wait till they are done! This also includes shopping, talking or just surfing the web. I hope people wash there hands.There are so many people on there phones in the bathroom. Did you know over 7 million people drop there … Continued

Buying, Updating Or Repairing A Plumbing Fixture?

Buying, updating, or repairing a plumbing fixture? Most people think that they can go to any big box store and just purchase any name brand parts or fixtures to work with the plumbing they have in their homes. This is far from the case. We run into this a lot; a customer has parts, but they are the wrong parts. So, today we will go over the do’s and don’ts if you are updating or repairing a plumbing fixture.Updating A Plumbing Fixture :  If you are totally replacing a fixture, it really does not matter what the name brand is, because it is a complete replacement. However, if you are updating the tub and shower trim and not the actual valve, you need to find out who the manufacture is and what the model is. You cannot put a Moen trim kit on a Delta shower valve. We see it … 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 Your Toilet Clogged Here Are Some Tips To Help.

Having a toilet clogged can be stressful. Seeing the water level rise and wondering how to prevent sewage from spilling out on to the floor is usually the first concern. Here are some tips if you have a clogged toilet and what to do to prevent a flood.All toilets have a main shutoff valve usually located under the toilet tank to the left side. You will see a pipe leading from the wall up to the toilet. There should be a valve with a handle right at the wall. Turn the valve all the way to the off position this will stop the water flow and prevent a overflow. If the valve is frozen take the tank lid off and look for the rubber flapper located in the bottom center of the tank. Push it down to stop the water from entering the bowl.If that does not shut the water off, … Continued

Why Do I Always Have Problems With My Toilet?

Why do I always have problems with my toilet? Toilets can be an Orlando plumbers biggest nightmare. There are so many different varieties, which means different parts, and if you don’t use the right parts for the right job it will cause issues. On top of that, Orlando Florida has the worst water; very high in chlorine and hard water deposits. One of the biggest things we see our customers doing that prematurely causes there toilets to fail is putting hash chemical products in the back tank to help keep their toilet clean. This causes very big problems for the inside workings of the toilet. Why is that you ask? Well, the products main ingredient is chlorine, which prematurely breaks down the gaskets and plastic pieces in your toilet and wears out your toilet flapper quicker than normal which causes it to warp, allowing water to start leaking by, causing you … Continued

Installing A New Toilet Things You Need To Know.

Are you installing a new toilet? Is it just because it’s old or is it because it’s not working properly. Either way you need to do your research on toilets before you have your Orlando Plumber install one. Not every toilet is the same. If you go cheaper it could back fire on you. Cheaper toilets tend to have a sluggish flush. A sluggish flush can lead to clogs in your toilet and the nuisance of having to call a plumber out on a service call. Another thing with cheaper toilets is that the parts inside the tank are usually poor quality and tend to break down faster. When purchasing a new toilet, you don’t have to go with the most expensive either. The expensive toilets can be costly to repair in the future. Their parts are usually more expensive and harder to order. Most plumbers will have to order … Continued