Video Camera Sewer Line Inspection Identifies Pipe Problems

Camera Inspect Sewer Pipes Traverse City

Think about the last time you had a clogged drain. How frustrating it was to not be able to see, with your own eyes, what was causing the backup?. Unfortunately, this is a common household problem, but innovative video technology is making it easy for homeowners and plumbers to get a close-up view of pesky clogs, even clogs that are yards … Read More

Bacon Grease Down The Drain

Unclog Kitchen Sink Roto-Rooter of Traverse City Michigan

Pouring bacon grease down the drain will clog your sink. It’s a fact, and we at Roto-Rooter have been warning homeowners of this fact since our company was founded in 1935. Somehow, the warnings have gone unheeded and we’re unclogging as many grease filled sink drains as ever, as The Wall Street Journal recently pointed out in this article entitled Everyone Pours Bacon Fat … Read More

How to Prevent a Drain Clog

If your kitchen or bathroom drain seems to be draining more slowly than usual, you likely have a drain clog on your hands. There are few plumbing problems that are more annoying than a drain clog because in most cases, a drain clog will rear its ugly head again in no time. Fortunately, there are a number of simple steps you can … Read More

How to Unclog a Drain Naturally

If you have standing water in your shower, sink or bathtub you might have a clogged drain. Things like hair, dirt and debris can easily create back-ups, causing clogs. There are many ways to unclog a drain and one of the most effective and easy ways to do this is with a drain cleaning solution. You can go to your local … Read More

Waste Cooking Oil Recycling Ideas & Uses

Have you ever heard the phrase, “Waste not, want not”? Whether you’re a business owner or a homeowner, everyone is looking for ways to save money – and oftentimes, that means finding creative uses for common items. Did you know that waste cooking oil doesn’t have to be thrown out once it’s used? Instead of allowing it to rot your … Read More

Tile Grout Dust & Clogged Drains

We have a newly-built house in Nashville, Tennessee that’s only 4 years old and the garage drains are slow to drain. We suspect it’s from winter debris and possible tile dust from sawing tiles. We requested information from our local home improvement store’s rental department, but they were fearful it would break their cable knowing what I mentioned above. We would … Read More

How to Clean a Shower Head

THE BEST WAYS TO REMOVE MINERAL DEPOSITS FROM YOUR SHOWER HEAD You may have noticed that your shower head no longer looks shiny and new. It may have chalky, white calcium buildup on its surface or maybe some of the jets are clogged and aren’t working anymore. You may be tempted to replace your shower head, but before you spend … Read More

3 Signs You Should Call a Professional Plumber

While DIY plumbing can be helpful, there are some instances when you should recognize your limits and call a professional plumber right away. Here are three. Many homeowners are proud of their DIY abilities. From painting and doing yard work to taking care of some minor plumbing issues, it’s a great idea to see what you can fix or take … Read More

Alternatives to Digging for Plumbing

Before you dig to replace an old pipe, know there are two alternatives known as pipe bursting and pipe relining. Plumbing contractors throughout the U.S. are using these technologies because of their limited damage to sidewalks, streets, trees and yards. In addition, the material has the same lifespan as current PVC and ABS main lines. Pipe bursting uses a metal head with … Read More

Roto-Rooter Plumbers Talk About Clogs

Is there any more helpless feeling than when a toilet, sink or shower clogs and begins backing up into your home? The sewer and drain experts at Roto-Rooter, your 24-hour plumbing company, knows clogs better than anyone. After all, we invented the electric drain cleaning machine in 1935 that started an entire sewer and drain cleaning industry.  When you experience a clogged drain, here … Read More