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
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Note: At this time, plumbing services are only available in Kentucky.
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What Should You Expect from a Plumber Performing Rooter Service?
When you call for rooter service, your plumber will first diagnose the issue that’s causing your drainage problems, wastewater backups, or other plumbing issues. Depending on the issue at hand, this could involve:
- Visually inspecting 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 the problem has been diagnosed, your plumber should explain your repair options. If there are any clogs or pipe damage, the next part of your rooter service may involve 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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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.
Clog Prevention: clogs can manifest themselves in an individual fixture having issues with backing up or draining slowly, or you may find that you have multiple fixtures backing up—which typically indicates you have a clog in your main drain system. Here are some things you can do to prevent clogs from occurring.
- 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.
- Don’t dispose of grease or oil down your drains.
- Be sure your plumbing vent pipe on your roof remains free of obstructions.
In Some Cases Rooter Service May Identify Pipe Issues Leading to 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, Jarboe’s Plumbing, Heating & Cooling provides trenchless “no-dig” technology to replace sewer lines without tearing up your yard.
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“Mark gave me helpful tips from entering my home to leaving it. I was so impressed I want to request him each time I need service. I have never seen such a thorough checkup no matter what company I have used in the past. Thanks again Mark!” – Peggy V.