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Tips for Ensuring Longevity for Your Pipes

Have you ever had to deal with a busted pipe? It can be an awful experience. Luckily, if this disastrous event occurs, you can get in contact with Roto-Rooter 24/7 to get a plumbing technician out to address the problem. One can never know when a pipe has corroded or may break, however here are some helpful hints as to help best ensure the longevity of your pipes. Although this is 2017, it is unfortunately necessary to mention that a toilet is not a trash can. Flushing trash and other foreign objects down the toilet is extremely damaging and bad for the pipes. Roto-Rooter takes plumbing seriously, and they are aware that people would never knowingly try and break their pipes, but sometimes not all things are considered. This can especially be a problem in homes with children. To ensure the most efficient pipe health it is important to have [...]

Roto-Rooter’s Pipe Shield Protects Your Pipes and Your Pockets

Have you ever bought a drain cleaner to remove a clog? It was nice that it worked for that time, but then you find, just a few days later that the problem has come back. You would then go and pour more of the solution down the drain. Have you ever considered that these drain cleaner products may not have (you) the customer’s best interest in mind? It seems rather odd that there would be a product that would only solve the problem temporarily. There has got to be a better product! Well luckily, there is. Roto-Rooter’s Pipe Shield, will solve the problem. This ingenious solution does not simply take care of the problem today, no it helps prevent fats, greases, soaps, and detergents from building up in your pipe. This is the easiest and most affordable way to keep your pipes clean. You could continue to have to buy [...]

By |2017-04-01T19:46:36+00:00April 7th, 2017|Sink Clog|0 Comments

If Your Sink is Clogged, Do Not Panic. Try These Three Steps

There are three things you cannot avoid, and those are death, taxes, and clogged drains. Clogs are bound to happen, but if it happens to you, here are three steps to take immediately. 1: During your morning routine you notice that your sink is not properly draining. What can you do? The first step is not to panic, as most bathroom sinks get clogged with hair, toothpaste, or other general use items over time. To self-assess the situation, remove the sink strainer or drain plug. Next, fill the sink halfway with water and take your plunger to it. A pro-tip from Roto-Rooter is to plug the sink’s overflow drain with a cloth or rag to help improve plunger suction. Give your sink a few forceful plunges and then give it time to drain. If this doesn’t fix the problem, go to Step 2. 2: The next step can get pretty [...]

By |2017-03-03T12:51:23+00:00March 24th, 2017|Sink Clog|0 Comments

Clean Your Pipes Today to Avoid Disaster Tomorrow

Here at Roto-Rooter our motto is “and away go troubles down the drain.” With our expert plumbing technicians, we ensure that this is true. But what if your troubles go down the drain and there is something wrong with the pipe? Cleaning out your plumbing lines can ensure that your troubles do go down the drain and do not go somewhere else. There are a myriad of factors that work against your pipes, but, at Roto-Rooter, we take our motto very seriously. We do not want today’s troubles sent down the drain to become tomorrow’s disaster. Luckily, if you happen to have an issue, Roto-Rooter has a 24-hour helpline at 800-768-6911, but here are some tips and things to look out for to ensure you will not have any issues. During winter, the cold and shifting ground can be brutal on your pipes and can cause your pipes to burst [...]

By |2017-03-03T12:49:45+00:00March 10th, 2017|Maintenance|0 Comments

Best Options When Replacing a Garbage Disposal

It’s hard not to fawn in the nostalgia of the good ole days when an average home’s garbage disposal was a wise cracking prehistoric pig beneath the sink. Unfortunately, The Flintstones has not been on the air since 1966 and times have definitely changed. The garbage disposal is a convenient but alarmingly misused tool in the kitchen. People want to dispose of larger food particles, coffee grounds, and possibly junk mail. Although convenient, this puts an unfortunate stress on an appliance that is only supposed to handle light food residue that is removed from dishes prior to being put in the dishwasher. The magic of the garbage disposal is quite fascinating, but Roto-Rooter would suggest that proper use of the appliance is the best way to ensure its longevity. The garbage disposal, could be considered the most valuable player in the kitchen, and like all the great MVPs of history, [...]

By |2017-02-02T21:46:36+00:00February 24th, 2017|Garbage Disposals|0 Comments

3 Steps in Preventing Frozen Pipes during Winter Months

It’s three a.m. and suddenly you are awakened by the wails of your newborn child. Your child is hungry, and you scoop up your bundle of joy, heading for the kitchen to prepare a bottle of formula. But you discover that your pipes have burst from the cold weather, and you have a hungry, screaming infant who doesn’t even know what a burst pipe is. Pipes, like soda cans left in the freezer for too long, expand in cold weather until they burst. This burst can cause flood damage, and make it impossible to continue your daily activities, such as adding water to powdered baby formula. Roto-Rooter does not want your child to go hungry, so we have some helpful tips to keep your pipes intact and your baby fed. Tip #1: Turn your faucet to a slow drip to allow water to stay moving within the pipe. This is [...]

By |2017-02-02T21:44:08+00:00February 10th, 2017|Pipe Breaks|0 Comments

Water Heater Repair Versus Water Heater Replacement Guidelines

Replacement: If your water heater is experiencing issues and nearing the end of its expected lifespan (10-12 years), you may want to consider replacing it with a new unit. Some telltale signs of a water heater in need of replacement are leaks around the base of the unit and simply not heating your water. If you are experiencing one or both of these issues, it is time to replace. A new water heater will usually be much more energy efficient and feature a manufacturer’s warranty for the beginning of the unit’s time in your home. You can now make decisions regarding the type of unit you wish to use. You may find yourself wanting to replace the old unit with a newer version with similar specifications or simply going a different route completely. When choosing a water heater for your home, consider the physical dimensions of the water heater as [...]

By |2017-01-29T18:51:05+00:00January 29th, 2017|Water Heaters|0 Comments

What to do When Your Pipe Breaks

A pipe has broken in your home and you have to scramble to remedy the problem as you call the professionals for help. This scenario is one of the biggest fears of homeowners and plays out all too often. Here’s what you can do to prevent a broken water line from causing havoc in your home. First, you must know that preparation is key! You should familiarize yourself with where your main water shut off is inside your home.  If you do not have a main water shutoff inside your home, call a plumber and have one installed. But in the meantime, if you don't have one, know where your outside water shut off is located.  You can call the utility company and they can tell or show you.  The last thing you want to be doing is running around your yard in the middle of the night trying to [...]

By |2017-01-22T20:40:07+00:00January 21st, 2017|Pipe Breaks|0 Comments