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.
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.
Property managers both commercial and residential have a lot to deal with in there industry. Dealing with hundreds or even thousands of there clients it can be very overwhelming. Furthermore each client can have multiple properties and tenants. This can be frustrating when you get bombarded with service requests. Service requests can be anything from plumbing repairs, pest control, water damage and lawn care. When having all these request its a good idea to have a goto reliable contractor. When plumbing emergencies happen you have to know your plumber will answer the phone. Also you have to trust and know your contractors are knowledgeable in there particular trade whether its plumbing, electrical or even just a handy man. Property managers also have to watch and pay attention to there contractors. Check pricing every now and then. Sometimes contractors get in the door with a property management company and start to raise prices. … Continued
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
Our Orlando plumbers get this question a lot are there benefits going from gas to electric water heaters? So your water heater is on the fritz leaking you find out you have too replace it. First thing is what kind of heater is it gas? electric? believe it or not most customers don’t even know if its electric or gas. Once you determine what kind of water heater it is next is pricing. This is where customers panic and want to potentially switch to electric. Below we will list pros and cons of electric and gas water heaters.Gas Water Heaters ProsGas heaters are very efficient recovery for a 40 gallon gas heater will recover much faster then an equivalent electric heater. Therefore hot water will last longer.Gas heaters are also very cost effective they are very cheap to run. They can save you big time money on your utility bill.Gas … Continued
Over the last ten years we at Drain Genie Plumbing Services have put in a lot of work and effort on building a trusted name. A name that when you call you get one of the best Orlando Plumbers in the area. Our modo is to treat all our customers like family. We try to be as transparent as possible ” a open book”. This has built us a reputation as one of the most trusted plumbers in Orlando. This last month we were recognized by topratedlocal.com as one of the top plumbers in Orlando. This is a awesome accomplishment as there are so many great plumbing companies in the Orlando market. Orlando is a very competitive market for plumbing so we are very proud of this award.Receiving this award is great but it is not possible without the dedication of our employees. Everyone of our employees has put in Hard … Continued
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