The Problem with Store Bought Drain Cleaners

Monday, August 8th, 2016

No professional plumber worth his salt would ever pour a store bought drain cleaner down a clogged drain. Plenty of homeowners are content to do it, though. So, why would a professional avoid doing what has become so common across the country? Simple: it’s a bad way to clean out your drains. Read on to find out why professional drain cleaning is much better for your home in the long run than using a store bought cleaner on your drains.

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Why Professional Drain Cleaning Is Necessary

Monday, May 30th, 2016

You’ve probably seen the commercials about store-bought drain cleaners. You may have even used one or two of them. They do work, at least well enough to get rid of the typical clog. So, why then is professional drain cleaning necessary at all? There are actually a wide range of benefits to using professional drain cleaning services. Read on to find out why professional drain cleaning is necessary.

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Why Are Bad Smells Coming Out of My Drains?

Monday, May 16th, 2016

Does your bathroom smell like an open sewer? Is the horrible smell coming from your drains? If so, there could be a couple of different reasons for it. Some of them are pretty severe problems, some are not, but all of them are most definitely problems. Let’s take a look at the reasons why bad smells are coming out of your drains, and what you need to do to address them.

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What Happens if You Don’t Have Your Sewer Line Cleaned Often Enough

Monday, April 18th, 2016

The sewer line is the pipe that extends from your home to either your septic tank or the city sewer main. All waste that passes through your home’s plumbing system will have to move through the sewer line on the way out of your home. It is a pretty important pipe, and it’s a good idea for you to make sure that it’s kept in good condition. One of the best ways to do that is to make sure that you schedule sewer line cleaning at least once every couple of years. If you don’t, you could be setting yourself up for all kinds of problems down the line. Let’s take a look at what can happen if you don’t have your sewer lines cleaned out enough.

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Signs That You Need to Schedule Sewer Cleaning

Monday, March 21st, 2016

Your home’s sewer line serves an important purpose: moving waste from your plumbing system out to either the septic tank or the city sewer main. This line needs to be kept in good condition if you want your sewer system to continue operating properly. Otherwise, you’re going to have to deal with some costly and unpleasant issues. Sewer cleaning is a big part of keeping your sewer line in good shape. Read on to find out more about when you need to call for sewer cleaning.

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How Often Should I Schedule Drain Cleaning?

Monday, November 16th, 2015

By this point, everyone should know how important drain cleaning is to the health of their drains and sewer systems. If you didn’t know that before, now you do. Drains can develop all kinds of problems that not only lessen their effectiveness but can have effects on the rest of the house. If you want your drains to remain in the best possible operating condition, you are going to need to schedule regular drain cleaning for them. Let’s take a look at the times when you should schedule drain cleaning.

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Which Is Better, Hydro Jetting or Drain Snaking?

Monday, October 26th, 2015

Drain and sewer pipes are responsible for disposing of all kinds of waste in a safe and sanitary fashion. Naturally, that means that sometimes they get clogged with all sorts of junk. When that happens, you need to have the pipes cleaned out to restore them to full function. There are a couple of different methods that are employed to clean out drain and sewer pipes. Let’s take a look at the pros and cons of each.

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Why Your Drains Smell Terrible

Monday, August 10th, 2015

Have you ever walked into a room that smelled like an open sewer, only to discover that the smell seemed to be coming from your drain? If so, you have a problem. There are a number of different causes for drain smells. Some of them can be easily fixed, but others cannot. Let’s take a look at some of those different causes, and when you need to call for professional help.

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Signs That You Have a Sewer Problem

Monday, June 1st, 2015

Your sewer system is designed so that you don’t have to interact with it, or rather, so that it doesn’t interact with you. You dispose of waste, the sewer system carries it away, and that’s the last you have to think of it. A side effect of that design is that it can sometimes be difficult to detect when your sewer system is experiencing problems. Fortunately, if you know what to look for you can discover sewer problems before they become too big. Read on for more info.

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Can You Benefit from Hydro Jetting?

Friday, March 20th, 2015

Nobody really likes to think about how much goes down the drain on a daily basis. But no matter how many people are in your home, the drains can clog quickly. The average homeowner feels comfortable putting a lot of waste down the drain, thanks in large part to the advent of the garbage disposal. However, even if you use your garbage disposal properly, you may still have food particles, sludge, and other debris stuck to the lining of your pipes, which could leave you vulnerable to clogs later on.

Whether you want to get rid of a major clog now or prevent drain clogs from happening later on, Rooter Man’s hydro jetting service can help. Call on the services of our skilled plumbers to clear out your drains in Saratoga Springs today, and read on to find out how this technology works.

Hydro jetting involves feeding a thin hose into the drains. This hose connects to the water supply, and its design makes it capable of jetting out water at an extremely high pressure. This pressure is powerful enough to lift any stuck-on “sludge” away from the lining of the pipes, and blast it straight toward the sewer or septic tank. Many plumbers will also check the pipes with a video camera to make sure that the pipes are completely clear.

So can you benefit from hydro jetting in your drains? Yes! If it’s been more than a year since your plumber has cleaned the drains, you may have a lot of grease and debris stuck in the drainpipe which you have no way of knowing about. As this builds up, more and more debris catches on until the clog becomes very large. As it continues to accumulate far along in your sewer line, sewage can actually back up into the sinks and tubs in your home.

If you have a big clog, drain cleaning with hydro jetting is best when used along with a drain snake. A plumber will inspect the pipe with a fiber optic camera in order to find the exact location of the clog. After loosening or removing the blockage, hydro jetting is a good option to make sure that clogs don’t reappear any time soon.

Call the friendly people at Rooter Man for hydro jetting services in Saratoga Springs. We perform this service to remove tough blockage or as a preventive measure to avoid drainage issues.

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