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4 Types of Sewer Linings for Cracked Pipes

You have called a local plumber over for what you once thought was a small clog but the problem has been diagnosed as sewer failure and is causing raw sewage to backup into your home. Images of dirt mounds, large equipment and a destroyed, dug up yard begin to fill your mind. What can be done so your home doesn’t … Read More

How To Unclog a Drain: 3 Tips

Prevent Clogged Drains in Traverse City Michigan Roto-Rooter

A lot of stuff makes its way down the drains in your home. Bits of food in the kitchen sink and hairs in the bathroom, all combine with soap and can clog your drains. The good news is there are easy ways to fix this problem. Here are a few tips: 1. TRY BOILING WATER Boil a full kettle of water and … Read More

3 Signs of a Broken Sewer Line

Signs of a Broken Pipe Roto-Rooter of Traverse City Michigan

Your home’s main sewer line is buried beneath the yard, making it more difficult to identify a possible broken sewer line. Here are a few indicators that your sewer line could be broken: 1) EASILY CLOGGED DRAINS Every now and then, your toilet, kitchen sink or shower can experience a drain that gets a little plugged up, in these instances a … Read More

Common Causes of Sewer Backups

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A backed-up sewer can do a real number on your home. Spring and summer downpours can overwhelm your home’s sewer system and sump pump. The next thing you know, you’re looking at raw sewage pooling around in your drains, toilets, tubs and basement. Before your floors, walls, furniture and carpeting become severely damaged, contact Roto-Rooter of Northern Michigan professional for … Read More

Prevent Clogged Drains

How to Unclog a Drain Roto-Rooter Plumbing Traverse City Michigan

Preventing clogged drains can be easy with Roto-Rooter’s simple preventative tips designed to help you avoid a potential plumbing problem. From your kitchen sink and showers to your garbage disposal and toilets, follow these helpful steps throughout your home to help keep your drains clear and to avoid a clog: YOUR KITCHEN SINK Whether it is scrapes of fibrous waste … Read More

What a Sewer Camera Inspection Can Show You

Camera Inspect Sewer Pipes Traverse City

At Roto-Rooter of Northern Michigan, we have very experienced plumbers that carry lots of special equipment on their vans that can help them diagnose your plumbing problem. Probably the single most important tool our estimators use is a fiber optic sewer line inspection camera. These sophisticated video cameras can be dropped into a line to show perform sewer line inspections, revealing the condition … Read More

4 Tips for Maintaining Your Laundry Room Plumbing

Residential Laundry Room Plumbing Traverse City Michigan

With all those trips to Largo, Florida, beaches, you probably spend more time in the laundry room than desired. You may even begin notice a tiny sand castle forming at the bottom of your machine from washing all those towels and bathing suits. Therefore, it is important you take care of your appliances to increase the lifespan of your washer, dryer and … Read More

How To Use A Plunger For Your Sink

How to Prevent Clogged Drains in Traverse City Michigan

When you have a clogged sink, what do you do about it? Pour hot water down the drain? Try to fish out the offending object with a hanger? Use Drain-O? These options all have their use cases, but more often than not a plunger is the best option for the sink. While most of us associate plungers with the toilet, … Read More

How Drain Cleaners Work

How Drain Cleaners Work Roto-Rooter

Stubborn clogs in your plumbing can be a real annoyance, especially if they occur frequently. In many cases, you can address clogged drains on your own with products from your local store. In this guide dive in what drain cleaners are, the different types and when you would want to use a particular type. WHAT IS DRAIN CLEANER? A drain … Read More

3 Lesser Known Tips for Unclogging a Drain

3 Lesser known tips for unclogging a drain

From build – up of hair in the shower, to cooking grease down the kitchen sink, a clogged drain can happen at any time. What is the best way to unclog a drain? Here are a few simple tips to get your drains working again: A drain snake A drain snake is basically a metal rope or cable with a … Read More