Plumbing Care: You Can Do It | Roto-Rooter

Plumbing Care: You Can Do It | Roto-Rooter

One of the most important systems in a home is plumbing. Having water where and when you need it is one of the miracles of the modern age. In past times, and even still in less fortunate countries, plumbing was not an option. Fetching water from a well, stream, or spring was part of daily life. Today, we don't even think about how the water is getting to us. Only when issues arise do we realize that plumbing is a fantastic resource that needs to be taken care of. With our many years in the industry, Roto-Rooter has become the go-to service provider for all plumbing needs. With that in mind, here are some tips and tricks for taking better care of your plumbing in Minneapolis.

  • Flooding: Every small leak is a serious matter because of the repercussions of water damage. Slow leaks allow water to seep into wood, causing warping, and the growth of mold. Black mold spores can cause serious health conditions, lung problems, and even death. On top of that, water damage can cost thousands of dollars to fix.
  • The best way to catch problems like slow leaks early on is to have a full home plumbing inspection done. Call Roto-Rooter and have a professional come out and take a look at your plumbing system. We will be able to figure out the various issues you are facing and provide options for fixing them. Whether you hire us or not, you will be able to avert plenty of expensive problems by nipping them in the bud early.
  • Frozen water pipes: As temperatures drop each winter, thousands of homes are left vulnerable. Water pipes easily freeze over. As the water starts to freeze, air pockets can get caught inside. The expanding water presses on the trapped air inside the pipe. Eventually, the air will burst through the side of the pipeline forming a crack or shattering the pipe altogether. If not noticed, serious flooding will occur shortly. The best way to prevent frozen pipes is with insulation. Packing plenty of insulation in the walls will do the job nicely. For added effectiveness, wrap the waterlines with insulation all along the outer walls of your home. While the temperatures may still drop just as low, the insulation still acts as a guard from freezing water.

 For more information on plumbing in Minneapolis, call Roto-Rooter today for more details.

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