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3 Tips to Prevent Clogged Bathroom Drains

There’s nothing more inconvenient than a clogged bathroom drain while you and your family are trying to get out the door in the morning. Water that refuses to wash down the drain is unsightly and can create a foul stench that will have you running for the hills! To keep your drains running properly and to avoid odor, you can follow these three tips: One of the biggest culprits of a clogged bathroom drain is hair in the shower. Long hair, short hair, dog hair—it can all lead to buildup that will eventually clog your drain. Remedy the problem by using a drain cover that will catch hair before it slips down the drain. These can be purchased from any hardware store. (And just remember to empty it regularly!) The easiest way to treat a clogged drain is to avoid having one in the first place. Regular cleanings of your [...]

By |2017-11-30T14:08:44+00:00December 1st, 2017|Drains, Maintenance, Sink Clog|0 Comments

Tales of A Plumber – Why Hire

A clogged toilet or broken water heater can ruin’s someone life; well at least from the customer’s point of view. While it’s true these situations can be disastrous, making matters worse by trying to DIY when one has no plumbing is even scarier than the clogged commode. What Goes Down With that said, most of the plumbing woos plumbers encounter on any given day are usually completely avoidable. Unfortunately, homeowners like to throw caution to the wind and they’ll flush plastic, cardboard and even super-thick Handi-Wipes down the toilet, and then wonder why it’s overflowing on the floor. Close encounters with human waste is risky business. If your toilet is clogged, please call a plumbing professional. Hairy Situation While it’s true everyone sheds hair in the shower, most people tend to forget that they need to clean their drains on a regular basis; not only when the water reaches knee [...]

Avoiding Backups – Debunked

As a homeowner, there are probably a lot of things you wished you would have known before moving in. Along with the joy of homeownership comes the oftentimes overlooked possible plumbing woes that can occur. Below we’ve debunked several “myths” to help you ward off plumbing faux-pas. “My sink is clogged...Grab the plunger.” DIY blockage-unclogging is not always as straightforward as you may first think. If done incorrectly, it can even prove to be disastrous. After unsuccessfully clearing the clog, you may think that the next logical step is to reach for drain cleaner. So, you pour it in and wait. After seeing that nothing happened, you then reach for the plunger again. Unfortunately, you may have forgotten to wear eye and skin protection, which can cause irreversible skin and eye damage. It can even cause blindness. NEVER use a plunger with a chemical drain cleaner. Keep in mind that [...]

By |2017-07-30T18:38:57+00:00August 15th, 2017|Maintenance, Sink Clog|0 Comments

Plumbing Myths

As a homeowner, there are probably a lot of things you wished you would have known before moving in. Along with the joy of homeownership comes the oftentimes overlooked possible plumbing woes that can occur. Below we’ve debunked several “myths” to help you ward off plumbing faux-pas. Myth: “My plumbing can handle all my weekend guests." Even if you can handle an overflow of house guests, but your sewer or septic system may not! This line is responsible for all waste water from your home, including the kitchen, showers, and toilets. So, if you have more people than usual staying over, and particularly if you have slow drains, make sure that you limit shower time so the lines have time to clear. You may also want to ask your guests to not flush the toilet with each use. By asking your guests to be mindful with their water usage, you [...]

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 [...]

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