Rooter Service for Louisville and Surrounding Cities
A rooter service is a type of plumbing repair that involves any method of drain clearing or pipe repair. It involves 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. The name originated because of tree roots clogging drains – hence the “rooter” service. As of today it’s a term that’s used to address all types of drain clearing and drain repair problems.
When Do You Need Rooter Service?
Rooter service is designed to solve the commonplace problems of slow and clogged drains. Clogs and blockages can affect your plumbing in many 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 nearest its location; these clogs are often comprised of organic debris such as food scraps, hair, and soap scum. Alternatively, a larger clog blocking your home’s sewer line may show different symptoms, 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 severe cases, you may experience wastewater backups that flood your home, causing damage and exposing family members to untreated sewage. Sewer clogs can also be due to debris buildup or non-flushable items in the pipes, or may instead be caused by tree roots 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.
Some of the most common warning signs that you need to contact a professional plumber for rooter service include:
- Gurgling toilets
- Slow or no drainage
- Multiple drains backed up at once
- Wastewater backups in one plumbing fixture after you use another (for example, water backing up in your tub after you flush the toilet)
- Wastewater backups that flood your home