It feels like just yesterday it was the beginning of 2018 and here we are at the end. It seems like the older we get the faster time goes. Drain Genie Plumbing your Orlando plumbing company would like to thank all our customers. For there trust in us and there loyalty with us. We would also like to thank our employees for all there hard work! Without the dedication and hard work and attention to detail our Orlando plumbing company would not be what it is today. This holiday season take the time too enjoy the moment with your friends and family. Because life is short kids grow quickly and life goes on. Enjoy the small moments with your family. You will look back and remember these things and cherish them as you get older.We do close early on Christmas Eve and are closed on Christmas. Because we like to give … Continued
Water Damage Restoration
Plumbing leaks are they covered by your insurance? Leaks on your plumbing system can happen anytime for any reason. Water damage can happen from a broken waterline to a clogged overflowing toilet and can cause thousands in damage to your property. So what is covered by your homeowners insurance in the event of a plumbing leak? Most insurance companies will cover damage caused by leak and cosmetic repairs. So for example if you have unknown plumbing leaks under your slab. First you would need to locate leak which is called electronic leak detection this service is mostly covered by your insurance. Once leak is found under slab the cost for plumbing repair would not be covered however they will reimburse you for the time it takes for the Orlando plumber to access leak and the damage caused to make plumbing repair. This usually covers most of the bill because the … Continued
Your Orlando plumbing is at risk every time there is a hurricane in more ways then one can imagine. When people think hurricanes they think of wind damage, but that’s not always the case. Water from the storm can affect your plumbing as well. Lets start with the most obvious things to watch out for during a storm.Any exterior hose spigot: It is a smart idea to protect these from flying debris. Cover them or trim trees that over hang these plumbing fixtures. We see tree limbs hit the house and take off a hose spigot all the time after storms. This causes water to spray out of the side of your home and you’ll have to shut down your water.Protect any exposed piping: This includes main water feed to home or back flow device damages that can occur.Protecting your Orlando plumbing before a storm is very important. Know where your whole … Continued
The number one flood caused in Orlando FL is caused by water supply lines when your house was built they use the cheapest parts to cut cost and one of the things is your water supply lines to faucets and toilets they usually burst or the nut will crack and send water all through your house. The best way to prevent this is upgrade your supply lines in Orlando FL have a plumber install stainless steel braided supply lines, they are far superior to all plumbing supply lines they greatly reduce the possibility of water leaks in your house and doing maintenance like this cuts down on plumbing service calls. If your washer hoses are older then 5 years we at Drain Genie Plumbing Services suggest that you replace them with new hoses. Replacing them will reduce the risk of you having a flood do to a ruptured hose. This is another cause for floods that can be prevented. … Continued
Plumbing leaks can happen at anytime in your Orlando Florida home. Here is one of the most common causes for plumbing leaks and floods. There has been many times that we at Drain Genie Plumbing have gone out to a Orlando home to find that if the customer had checked behind their washing machine they would of saved there house from a flood. One of the most common floods our Orlando plumbers have found are not busted pipes but bursted washer hoses it is important to inspect these hoses periodically for problems. When you inspect them look for bulges in the hoses. Also be sure that the connections are not leaking. If you see anything out of the ordinary replace them. These hoses should be replaced by you or your Orlando plumber every 2 years whether you see a defect or not. You can replace them with standard rubber hoses or get more expensive hoses such as … Continued
What happens when you have a plumbing emergency in Orlando FL you usually look up a Orlando plumber online and get them out as quick as possible to fix the plumbing leak. But what about the water from the broken water line? Most people think they can just suck it up with a shop vacuum but this is far from the case. You need an Orlando water restoration company to be expedited immediately to remove the water and dehumidify the air before mold starts to grow. Mold will start to grow within 24-48 hours and you must act quick to prevent deadly mold from growing in your walls. Our team response is quick and will explain all your options and most insurance companies will cover water removal. When you have a flood that is clean water, most times if water is removed and blowers and dehumidifiers are put into … Continued
Why is leak detection important in your Orlando-Altamonte Springs home? There are many reasons why you should have this service performed. Leaks can pop up anywhere and just because you see water in a particular area does not mean that is where the plumbing leak is. Most Orlando plumbing companies can pinpoint a plumbing leak in the wall but when you have a leak in the slab you should really think about hiring a company that specializes in leak detection. Most insurance companies cover this process and will cover it with little or no cost to you. It is stressful having a plumbing emergency but just imagine how much worse it would be if your plumber is busting holes in your floor everywhere trying to find a leak this will cost you much more in money and aggravation.
If you live in the Orlando, Lake Mary area you know that this part of Florida has some of the harshest water in the state. Water leaks can cause a lot of damage to your Lake Mary home if you don’t have water removed and dried in a timely manner as mold can grow. Some insurance companies will not cover damage if mold growth is found because they know that it takes time for mold to grow and basically it was your negligence in not calling a water removal company to clean up the water spill. If you act in time the insurance company will cover all expenses. So some things are preventable and some are not. It’s obvious a bursted pipe in the wall or slab is uncontrollable and in those situations it is best to get your water shut off and call a Lake Mary plumber. But here … Continued
Orlando Florida and Central Florida are basically on a bed on limestone. The Orlando area has one of the worst problems in the country for hard water so how does hard water affect your Orlando Florida plumbing system? The main thing is your water heater. As the water heats up the minerals in the water stick together and sink to the bottom of the tank, this affects the compacity of the tank and also causes the tank to rust out at a quicker rate. Overall your Orlando Florida plumbing piping can greatly benefit by installing a water softener scale. Also chlorine from the hard water can also make your water piping leak and wear out much quicker causing plumbing leaks and causing you to have to call an Orlando plumber more frequently. Hard water also affects your valves under your sinks and even your tub and shower valves can be … Continued
You come home from a long day of work and you notice a leak on your plumbing system. We get many calls from frantic customers trying to shut their water off and not knowing where to shut it down. First off in hindsight you should know where your valve is and if you dont have one you should have a Lake Mary plumber install one so you have one in an emergency plumbing situation. But if you don’t and you find yourself in a plumbing emergency look for the meter box and usually it is on the same side of the house where the meter box is.