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We often don’t realize how much we rely on plumbing until we start to have issues—a dripping faucet here, a clogged drain there. As your home ages, it’s natural to encounter some plumbing issues, and while some are an easy DIY fix, others are better left to the professionals.  

  

Our plumbing pros at Frank Gay Services explain some common problems that might occur with residential plumbing and how to prevent those predicaments… 

 

 

Clogged Drains 

 

Blockages in the kitchen or bathroom are bound to happen from time to time, especially in the summer months, or if you have kids. The most commonly clogged drains are in kitchens because people often put things down the drain that should not be put there.  

 

To avoid clogs, dispose of these items in the garbage, not in the sink: 

 

  • Grease 
  • Fat 
  • Starches such as rice, pasta, or potatoes 
  • Corn husks 
  • Celery 
  • Coffee grounds  

 

Water Temperature Issues 

 

If the water in your home is not getting hot, there might be an issue with the water heater. Like water heaters need preventive maintenance, and yours might need an adjustment.  

 

 

Give Frank Gay Services a call as soon as you notice a change in your water temperature. We will inspect and fix any issues with your water heater. Call today, (407) 329-5145! 

 

Sewer Odors 

 

The U-shaped pipes below your plumbing fixtures are called traps, and they help prevent foul odors from wafting up the pipes and into your home.  

 

Generally, if water routinely runs through these pipes, sewer odors will be kept at bay. But if the pipes dry out, you might smell unpleasant odors coming from your drains. Run water frequently through all your sinks, and if you think there might be a clog, call Frank Gay Services 

 

 

 

Clogged Toilets 

 

Toilet clogs are common. Make sure that your family is aware that feminine products, flushable wipes, hair, etc., should not be flushed down the toilet.  

 

Although a plunger can take care of most clogs, some require a service call to your local plumber 

 

As always, we recommend regular plumbing maintenance checkups for your home. A simple preventive checkup can save you from costly disruptions because you will be addressing problems before they become worse.  

 

Leaking Fixtures  

 

Leaking fixtures are often caused by worn or damaged seals, washers, or O-rings. Unfortunately, this is due to normal wear and it is not something that can be prevented.  

 

If you notice a leak, give our commercial plumbers at Frank Gay Services a call. We will get it fixed quickly and save you from wasting water!  

 

Residential Plumbing Services 

 

Keep your drains flowing without a clog, and take care of leaks before they become a bigger problem this summer! 

 

If you are having plumbing issues in your home, contact Frank Gay Services as soon as possible. We will assess the problem and fix it quickly so you can get back to enjoying your summer.  

 

To schedule residential plumbing services near Orlando, call Frank Gay Services, (407) 329-5145, or request service online