Rescue Rooter® Blog

  • Home Plumbing Scary Stories

    October 20, 2015

    Halloween is quickly approaching and while ghosts and ghouls are frightening and fun, fall plumbing disasters are just plain scary! This fall, be aware of potential plumbing pitfalls in your home...
  • Fall Home Plumbing Checklist

    September 22, 2015

    Fall is here and as the temperatures drop, you’ll want to make sure you’ve tackled some small — but important — home maintenance tasks that will protect your plumbing...
  • What are Plumbing Traps?

    September 8, 2015

    A “trap” may seem like an odd name for a plumbing part, but it makes perfect sense once you know how they work! A plumbing trap is designed to prevent sewer gases and odors from...
  • Vinegar: Household Cleaning Catch-All

    March 10, 2015

    If you think vinegar is just for dressing your salads, then think again. Here are 5 practical ways to improve your household plumbing and appliances with vinegar.

Plumbing

Beware of Holiday Plumbing Disasters

December 18, 2015

For many homeowners, the holidays are a time filled with cooking meals, hosting parties and entertaining houseguests. But often, visiting family and friends may put more stress on your home’s plumbing than it’s used to. Don’t spend the season dealing with a plumbing emergency. Learn how to protect your home from a holiday plumbing disaster. 

Plumbing History Timeline

November 17, 2015

The evolution of modern plumbing is credited with wiping out many diseases, extending lifespans and providing convenience for billions over thousands of years. Read more below about some important events in the history of plumbing.

Drain Sewer

Video Sewer Inspection Advantages

August 11, 2015

Until recently, the primary way to determine the cause of sewer line blockages was the destructive excavation of the pipes. But now, your sewer professional can find the problem a lot more easily by snaking a small, fiber-optic video camera through the line to perform a visual inspection, assess the condition of your pipes, and locate the blockage.

How to Maintain your Septic System

July 7, 2015

Your septic system, which collects and decomposes the waste matter from your home, is designed to give you many years of service. But too often, septic systems malfunction because owners do not maintain them effectively.  Learn more below about how to maintain your septic system to keep your home safe and healthy.

Water Heaters

Which Type of Water Heater is Right for My Home?

December 8, 2015

As the weather cools for the winter months, you might find yourself wondering if you need a new water heater. And if your water heater is over 10 years old, it may be time for a replacement. Read more below about how to select the right water heater for your home.  

Tankless Water Heater Pros and Cons

June 23, 2015

If you are starting to have problems with your water heater and it is over 10 years old, you’ve probably considered replacing it. If you’re debating replacing your tank water heater with a tankless version, check out these tankless pros and cons to help you make the right decision.