Roto-Rooter Plumbers Make a Difference: DIY Tips from the St Paul Pros

Roto-Rooter Plumbers Make a Difference: DIY Tips from the St Paul Pros

With the growing need of plumbers in St Paul, Roto-Rooter has the experience and manpower to rise to the occasion. The fact is at some point or another, every home and business will need the expertise that we have been known for since 1935. When things get messy and out of control, trained Roto-Rooter technicians are on call to provide a level of service other companies have to work hard to keep up with. With a dedication to great service and products, you're in good hands. What can you do, however, before we get there? Regular maintenance at home can help prevent serious problems like flooding from happening. Here are some tips and trick for everyday plumbing care.

  • Clogged drains are a pain. Most clogs don't happen all of a sudden, so it can seem mysterious when you finally notice the problem. Bathroom drains are usually easily fixed as human hair gets trapped along with soap residue and grease. Using a screwdriver to pull out the hair and some pipe cleaner, your bath and shower will be working like new again. The kitchen sink often time's gets too much food and grease. Especially those that do not have a garbage disposal, clogs happen quite often. Boiling water with baking soda and vinegar will do the trick. The hot boiling water will loosen the gunk while the baking soda makes and vinegar with increased acidity will eat away at what is left clinging to the sides.
  • Frozen pipes. Many plumbers in St Paul deal with them every winter. What most people don't realize is that it isn't the freezing water that causes pipes to burst, it is the air. As the cold water turns to ice, little pockets of air get trapped and get compressed. When the air pressure gets too high, they air will actually crack and burst through the pipe. In some cases, pipes can completely shatter. To avoid this, it is important to make sure that pipes running through outer walls are well insulated. Beefing up the insulation between the wall and pipe will keep dropping temperatures from doing serious damage.
  • Drippy faucets are a headache waiting to happen. While a small drip doesn't seems like a big deal, if left along long enough water will actually ruin a faucet head. Removing a faucet head and simply putting the sealant washer back into place will fix the issue. If it is warped at all, replacing it with a new one that fits will do the job, too.

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