Why You Need Water Heater Maintenance

Monday, September 26th, 2016

Water heaters are one of the hardest working appliances in the average home. They deal with almost constant strain, day in and day out, every day of the year. So in order to deal with that level of wear and tear, water heaters are built to last. If you really want your water heater to last as long as possible, though, you’re going to need to make sure that it gets professional maintenance at least once a year. Read on to find out more about the benefits of water heater maintenance.

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Why Your Water Heater Output Is Low

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

A water heater is only as good as the amount of hot water it can supply on demand. If the system can’t supply hot water, there really isn’t a point to it, is there? So when your water heater’s output is dropping it’s a pretty big issue. There are a number of different reasons why this might be happening. Let’s take a look at some of those reasons below.

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How Often Should I Schedule Sewer Cleaning?

Monday, July 18th, 2016

We’ve written a lot on this blog about the necessity of drain cleaning, but we haven’t covered sewer cleaning nearly as much. Maintaining a healthy sewer line is just as important as maintaining a healthy drain system. Let’s take a look at how often you should schedule sewer cleaning for your home, and when you may want to move the appointment up a bit.

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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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Call for Drain Cleaning if You Notice These Symptoms

Monday, February 22nd, 2016

When do you normally call for drain cleaning? Do you wait for a drain to clog before you do? If so, you’re setting yourself up for a whole lot of frustration. A lot of homeowners end up dealing with plenty of issues that they would not have had to deal with if they had called for drain cleaning services sooner. With that in mind, let’s take a look at some of the symptoms that indicate a need for drain cleaning.

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Problems that Lead to Water Heater Replacement

Monday, January 18th, 2016

Water heaters are incredibly sturdy systems, which makes sense considering the amount of wear and tear that they are placed under. With regular maintenance and prompt repairs, your water heater could easily last over two decades. However, there are certain water heater problems that can destroy the system quickly if you’re not careful. You should keep an eye out for these problems, so that you can get them repaired as soon as possible. Let’s take a look at some of the most dangerous water heater problems you could face.

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How to Make Your Water Heater Last as Long as Possible

Monday, December 14th, 2015

Water heaters are built to last quite a long time. They have to be, in order to deal with the massive strain that accompanies providing hot water at a moment’s notice. However, if you want to have your water heater last as long as possible you need to take certain steps. Let’s take a look at those steps right now.

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Indications That You Have a Plumbing Problem

Monday, November 9th, 2015

One of the biggest issues with plumbing problems is that they are difficult to detect. This is due to the fact that the majority of the plumbing system is hidden from view. While plumbing problems may be difficult to detect, however, you can catch them early if you know what to look for. Let’s take a look at some indications that you have a plumbing problem.

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The Advantages of Getting Your Sewer Line Cleaned

Monday, October 5th, 2015

It’s a safe bet that you don’t think about your sewer line that often. That’s all right. You’re not really supposed to devote that much thought to it anyway. Out of sight, out of mind, after all. Here’s the problem, however: even though your sewer system is designed to be low-maintenance, it still needs professional service from time to time. If it doesn’t get that service, you’re going to be creating some pretty nasty problems for yourself. Let’s take a look at why you should have your sewer cleaned every once in a while.

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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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