Service & Repair

With Rescue Rooter®, you’ll receive fast, friendly, and reliable plumbing service when you need it most. Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, we’re here to service your plumbing needs—no matter the time or emergency.

Call 866-468-8442 to immediately dispatch an emergency plumbing expert or to simply schedule an appointment for a later date.

Leaks & Drips

A leaky faucet doesn’t seem like a plumbing emergency, but did you know that a faucet that drips 5 times a minute wastes approximately 230 gallons of water a year? Not to mention, a dripping faucet can quickly stain your sink and rust your fixtures.

Rescue Rooter® repairs and replaces all types of faucets and fixtures. Call your local plumbing specialist today to fix your leak fast and properly. 

Water Heaters

Until you experience a leak or a few cold showers, you’ll hardly ever think to schedule water heater check-ups. As a matter of fact, some people wait so long to service their water heaters that they risk damaging the tank and using up way more energy than necessary. 

Over time, sediments can build up in the tank and eventually cause your water heater to overheat. Rescue Rooter® specialists can remove these sediments and, if necessary, drain the tank. 

If you notice metal or rust in your tank's water, call us immediately. These particles may indicate the anode rod needs to be replaced. The anode rod attracts chemicals in the water and keeps them from rusting away the tank liner.

Oftentimes, if your home is experiencing water damage to floors, ceilings, or walls, it could be due to an incorrectly installed drain pan under your water heater.

Caution: Turn off the power at your circuit breaker or shut off the gas before making any kind of water heater inspection.

Repair or Replace? Before choosing to repair or replace your water heater, consider a couple of things. Is your residential unit out of warranty? If so, replacement could be the most efficient option. The cost savings from a new unit might outweigh the cost to repair the lack of performance from an old water heater. If you’re considering simply repairing your unit, always remember to never spend more than half of the cost of actual replacement.

Your local Rescue Rooter® plumbers provide water heater repair and replacement services, including high-efficiency and tankless models.

If you believe you have a water heater leak or emergency, contact your local Rescue Rooter® plumbing specialists by calling 866-468-8442 immediately. We offer 24/7 emergency services for water heater repair and replacement.

Pipes

Galvanized iron pipes were commonly installed in homes built before 1970. These pipes are covered with a protective layer of zinc to prevent rusting. Over the years, zinc erodes and pipe walls begin to corrode. Common signs of corrosion are drops in water pressure, a brownish tint in bath or sink water, and damage to water-using appliances.

Copper pipes can be just as problematic as galvanized iron. Low quality copper and corrosive water usually cause pinhole leakage that can be difficult to detect early on. Signs of corrosion include damp spots in your drywall and flooring, reduced water pressure and flow, and water discoloration. 

Corroded pipes should be replaced immediately to avoid a costly leak and also to improve the water pressure in your home. An experienced plumber will need to remove the bad pipes, dispose of them properly, and install new pipes likely made with copper, CPVC, or PEX pipe. 

Contact your local Rescue Rooter® plumbing specialists by calling 866-468-8442 today for pipe repair or replacement, or to schedule an annual inspection.

Gas Lines

Natural gas is one of the most common and affordable forms of energy to residential consumers. Although relatively safe and outstandingly efficient, consumers of natural gas should be aware of possible hazards to better protect their homes and families.

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning. Carbon monoxide poisoning is the biggest safety risk of natural gas. When inhaled, this toxic gas can drain vital organs of the oxygen necessary to function properly. Unfortunately, carbon monoxide is completely odorless and colorless, making it almost impossible to detect on your own. After exposure to carbon monoxide, flu-like symptoms can occur, including headaches and dizziness. Anyone experiencing these symptoms should get out of their home and call 911 immediately.  

To reduce the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning:

  • Install carbon monoxide detectors in key areas of your home.
  • Inspect the vents, flues, and chimneys of all gas water heaters, furnaces, and fireplaces for proper ventilation of exhaust.
  • Never heat the house with your gas oven.
  • Never sleep in a room heated by a gas or kerosene space heater without proper venting.

Gas Line Leaks. Gas line leakage is rare but can be extremely dangerous. Natural gas buildup in an enclosed area can cause illness or even an explosion. Gas leaks can also happen outside the home and are equally as dangerous. Before doing any job that requires digging outdoors, homeowners should call their local utility company to identify and mark the gas lines before digging begins.

Natural gas has a “rotten egg” odor that’s been added to warn us of a leak. If you smell the “rotten egg” odor in your home, please do the following:

  • Do not use your cell phone until safely out of the house.
  • Shut off gas valves at your home.
  • Do not turn on or off any electrical appliances.
  • Do not smoke or use any open flame.
  • Do not attempt to locate the leak.
  • Get a safe distance away from the house, and then call 911 and the utility company.
  • If a natural gas line is damaged when digging outside, call the utility immediately. Do not attempt to repair the line.

Preventing gas leaks in the home is as easy as ensuring proper installation and inspection of flexible gas lines by licensed professionals. Contact your local Rescue Rooter® plumbing specialists by calling 866-468-8442 today for an annual inspection.

Garbage Disposals

Garbage disposals make sink draining an effortless task.  But if not cared for properly, your disposal will need to be replaced sooner than later. Here are a few tips to caring for your disposal:

  • Hot water can melt fats that clog up. Use cold water when you grind food.
  • Don’t overfill the garbage disposal.
  • Always run water before and after using the disposal.
  • Don’t put bleach, drain cleaners or other chemicals down the unit.
  • Don’t try to grind bones, coffee grounds, overly-fibrous materials (like corn husks), or things like glass, metal, or rubber.
  • Never use your hand to pull material out.

For help with your garbage disposal, contact your local Rescue Rooter® plumbing specialists by calling 866-468-8442 today.

Washer Hoses

Water damage caused by a washing machine supply hose malfunction is a leading cause of home insurance claims. A failed washer hose can create a terrible mess and the resulting flood can result in expensive damage to your home.

Washing Machine Hose Check. Inspecting your washer hoses is simple and can help to prevent unexpected damage. When checking your hoses, look for leaks, bulges, or cracks. Also be sure to keep your washing machine at least four inches away from the wall to prevent hose kinking and damage. 

Be sure to know where the shut-off valves to your washer are located. If a hose bursts, you can prevent extreme damage by quickly shutting off the water. Also, it’s recommended you stay home while your washing machine is running. 

Replace Your Washer Hoses. If you find any leaks, bulges, or cracks upon inspection, you should replace your hoses immediately. After about 3 years, your hoses have likely aged. When purchasing new washer hoses, stainless steel is a better alternative to the traditional rubber hoses that leak and quickly deteriorate. 

Contact your local Rescue Rooter® plumbing specialists by calling 866-468-8442 today to replace your hoses or to schedule an inspection.

Sump Pumps

A sump pump is designed to help keep underground building and home basements dry. To keep the basement dry, the pump pushes water that collects in a “sump pit” out and away from the area. Since the main function of a sump pump is to collect and pump water, sometimes as a result of flooding, it is a very important appliance to maintain. 

Your sump pump plays a major role in drainage, making yearly inspections for wear and tear critical. After winter, thawing begins and it rains more often, causing the ground to become completely saturated. Because of the increase in ground saturation, the beginning of the spring season is a good time to inspect and/or replace your sump pump. 

In addition, after a long drought, your pump may not be prepared to handle excessive spring rain. From March to May, your sump pump begins to work increasingly hard, so inspection post-drought is strongly recommended. 

Backup Sump Pump. A backup sump pump is strongly recommended. During an inspection, your specialist should check your backup as well. In the event of main pump failure or a power outage, which is common during flooding rainstorms, your backup will kick in and save you thousands of dollars in water damage.

Contact your local Rescue Rooter® plumbing specialists by calling 866-468-8442 today for an annual inspection.