Rooter Service for Cincinnati and Surrounding Cities
The name “rooter” service originated from tree roots clogging drains. As of today it’s a term that’s used to address all types of drain clearing and drain repair problems.
Plumbing rooter service is a type of plumbing repair that involves any method of drain clearing or pipe repair. Rooter service can be performed by running water through your drains, using tools that snake through your drains to unclog them and sometimes taking parts of the water pipe system apart so that a plumber can take out some of the clogs manually.
Rooter Service for Clogged Plumbing Lines and Drains
Rooter service is the standard for solving slow and clogged drain problems. Blockages and clogs can affect your plumbing in a variety of ways, depending on the type of clog and where it is located. A clog inside one of your home’s drains will typically only affect the appliance or fixture closest to the clog. These clogs are usually made up of organic debris such as food scraps, hair, and soap scum. A larger clog that blocks your home’s sewer line may show up in a few different ways, such as widespread drainage issues in several areas of your home or minor backups in tubs and showers when a toilet is flushed or your washing machine runs. In the severest cases, you may experience wastewater backups that flood your home, causing damage and exposing family members to the hazards of untreated sewage. Sewer clogs can also be caused by debris buildup or non-flushable items in the pipes. Additionally, tree roots can be a major problem when they begin invading and growing into your sewer line in search of water, forming a living, growing clog that cannot be removed without the help of your professional rooter service.
There are some common warning signs that you need to contact a professional plumber for rooter service, including:
- Multiple drains backed up at once
- Gurgling toilets
- Slow or no drainage
- Wastewater backups that flood your home
- Wastewater backups in one plumbing fixture after you use another (for example, water backing up in your tub after you flush the toilet)
Thomas & Galbraith Service Area
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How does a Professional Plumber Perform Rooter Service?
When your plumber arrives for your rooter service, they will first diagnose the issue that’s causing your drainage problems, wastewater backups, or other plumbing issues. Your plumber may perform any or all of the following diagnostic techniques:
- A visual inspection of the affected plumbing fixtures
- Testing or turning on your plumbing fixtures to observe the problems
- Conducting a video pipe and sewer line inspection to look for deeper clogs and pipe damage
Once a diagnosis of the problem has been found, your plumber should explain your repair options. If there are any clogs or pipe damage, possible next steps of your rooter service may include: snaking the drains to remove the clog, removing sections of your home’s piping system, repairing pipes that are damaged, or replacing sewer lines that are beyond repair.
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Diagnosing Rooter Repair Work
To diagnose your rooter repair work, we’ll utilize a high-tech video drain inspector that can help us find what’s going on in your pipes. Our video scopes make it easy to find the source of any plumbing issues you’re experiencing, know where they are and identify the ideal process to fix the situation. Plus, the high-definition capabilities allow us to gain the best look at the inside of your pipes to know if there are any issues that need to be addressed that normally may not have revealed themselves.
Maintenance to Prevent Rooter Repair Work
The best way to prevent needing rooter repair work, is to prevent your plumbing from getting clogged.
Clog Prevention: clogs can manifest themselves in one or more fixtures that are backing up or draining slowly —which typically indicates you have a clog in your main drain system. Here are some things you can do to prevent clogs from occurring.
- Be sure your plumbing vent pipe on your roof remains free of obstructions.
- Don’t dispose of grease or oil down your drains.
- Clean drain stoppers and use a hair-straining drain trap.
- Don’t flush materials that do not dissolve or break apart in water, such as feminine products or baby wipes.
Rooter Service May Identify A Need for Pipe Replacement
Cracked sewer pipes can be more than just a costly repair—they can result in extensive and pricey property damage and lead to serious health risks. Sewer line repair is the first line of defense when a sewer line fails. If the sewer line can’t be repaired, sewer line replacement is the only other option. In some cases your plumber may need to replace pipes or sewer lines. If it comes to that, Thomas & Galbraith Heating, Cooling & Plumbing provides trenchless “no-dig” technology to replace sewer lines without tearing up your yard.
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