How To Improve Your Kitchen Sink’s Flow

Kitchen Sink Drain Flow Plumber Traverse City Michigan

If your sink is draining slowly, then there is likely an obstructive item or accumulated buildup blocking the flow. Fortunately, there are a number of simple methods you can take to improve your sink drain’s flow, while helping to prevent a future drain clog or other common plumbing problems. INVEST IN SAFE ENZYME TREATMENTS Enzyme treatments do not contain harmful chemicals, … Read More

The Warning Signs of a Main Sewer Line Blockage

Plumber Cleaning Sewer Line Residential Roto-Rooter Traverse City

Your sewer line is one of the most vital parts of your household plumbing – and if it becomes damaged or clogged, it could wreak unwelcome issues on your property. Offset or damaged pipes could cost a lot to repair or replace. The sooner you detect a sewer line breakage or clog, the more likely it is you’ll be able … Read More

Trenchless Pipe Repair: The Benefits

4 Types of Sewer Linings for Cracked Pipes

Processes for fixing pipes have come a long way thanks to innovative technologies that enable plumbing professionals to address these issues more effectively. Trenchless pipe repair allows plumbers to take action in a way that wasn’t possible before, and homeowners can realize a number of advantages from this method. Here are a few of the benefits you can yield by going with … Read More

Clay Pipes Can Be Problematic

Residential Plumbing Tree Roots Traverse City Michigan

Clay piping has a long history. There are examples of clay pipe dating back as far back as 4000 B.C. in Babylonia. Various types of clay pipe have been used to make sewer lines ever since. The newest Vitrified clay pipe has a ceramic like finish, is strong and fits tighter at the joints than the older clay piping but … Read More

I Poured Hot Wax Down The Drain!

Plumbing Questions Answered by Roto-Rooter of Traverse City Michigan

Question: I accidentally poured a cup of hot wax into the drain. It’s still draining, but slowly. I have used a plunger and bits and pieces of wax come up. What can I do or can only plumbing contractors repair? Answer: The only way you are going to remove the wax is to clean it with a snake that has … Read More

Fix Roots in Your Sewer Pipes Without Killing Trees

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Tree roots are to blame for millions of sewer clogs each year but too often homeowners swear revenge against the offending trees then follow through by cutting them down. But that’s an extreme reaction and not necessary! Your sewer pipes can coexist with your trees – and we’re not just saying that because we’re in the plumbing and sewer cleaning business and our … Read More

Why Thanksgiving is the Cause of So Many Plumbing & Drain Problems?

Thanksgiving Plumbing Tipss from Roto-Rooter of Northern Michigan

It happens like clockwork every year, the week of Thanksgiving rolls around and the phone starts ringing at Roto-Rooter. Early in the week, a significant number of homeowners expecting guests have the foresight to call a plumber to deal with their slow drains because they can sense trouble waiting to happen. These are the wisest homeowners who’ve possibly experienced ill-timed … Read More

Camera Sewer Inspections Reach Tough Places

Basement Sewer Line Video Inspection Traverse City Michigan

It’s usually not very difficult to figure out when there’s a problem with your sewage system, like if there’s a gurgling sound coming from the toilet or one of your drains. But it may be so bad (and horribly obvious) that there is raw, disgusting sewage coming back up the drains. While identifying that there is a problem in general … Read More

Effectively Remove Clogs in Your Bathroom Plumbing

How to unclog a shower drain with a plunger

When you are standing in a pool of water by the time your shower ends, you know there is a clog building up somewhere in the drain. At first, the pool of water is small. However, as the clog grows bigger the drain will run slower and the depth of the pool will increase. If you let it go too … Read More

Unblock Drains The Eco-Friendly Way

Unclog Drains Eco Friendly Method Roto-Rooter Plumbing Traverse City Michigan

A clogged drain is a real hassle, whether it’s in the kitchen or the bathroom. If you want to keep using your plumbing as usual, that clog has got to go. However, you may not want to have harsh chemical drain cleaners in your home. Children and pets may get into them and present a serious hazard. But you may … Read More