Roto-Rooter Plumbers Know Best: Household Plumbing Tips

Roto-Rooter Plumbers Know Best: Household Plumbing Tips

With Roto-Rooter in town, there is no need to hunt for quality plumbers in Overland Park. If you were informed, you already know about the great service and customer experience Roto-Rooter provides. As an industry leader, we've helped countless customers with their plumbing needs. With a dedication to great products, service, and people, customers keep coming back to us for their plumbing needs. If you are new to home plumbing and want to get started on the right foot, check out the following information we've put together to help you take better care of your plumbing and prevent common problems that we've seen over the years.

  •  Drippy and leaky faucets are a common problem that can have disastrous results. Dripping faucets are more than just a nighttime annoyance; they can also waste a good amount of water each month. The wasted water can add up to twenty dollars or a more a month. If you have several dripping faucets in your house, you might be looking at an unnecessary hefty utility bill each month. The best way to fix a leak is to look inside the faucet head at the sealant washer. If it looks warped or damaged at all, replace it with a fresh one and your problems will be gone for good.
  • Clogged drains are simple to manage if you have the right tools. You can deal with most drain clogs by pulling out the matter with a screwdriver. A screwdriver does a great job as it allows you to reach down into the mess and pull out a lot of gunk. After you do this, use Roto-Rooter brand pipe cleaner to strip away anything else that linger and clogs too far down the line to get by hand. After letting the cleaner sit for a few minutes, turn the hot water on and wash it all away.
  • Frozen pipes are a serious problem that thousands of people have to deal with every winter. As the temperatures start to drop, the water inside pipes begins to freeze, often causing a pipe to split or burst. When water freezes, it expands, unlike other substances that actually shrink when cold. The best way to prevent this from happening is with insulation. This is the stuff inside of your walls that keeps the hot or cold air inside and everything else outside. Beefing up the insulation in your walls will help protect the pipes from dropping temperatures. Wrapping exposed piping with special insulation also does a great job for extra cold temperatures.

For more information about how plumbers in Overland Park can help you, call Roto-Rooter today!

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