St Paul Plumbing Tips and Advice from Roto-Rooter

St Paul Plumbing Tips and Advice from Roto-Rooter

As a homeowner, you are constantly faced with a lot of responsibility ranging from the upkeep of your backyard to paying monthly utility bills. As you go along seemingly mastering it all, there always seems to be some new problem that manifests itself to you at the most inconvenient moments. For example, the plumbing in your house acts up when guests are using the bathroom or when your father-in-law is using the shower. It is in moments like these that it is nice to have someone there for you to fix the issue right away. Roto-Rooter has been that someone, that service since 1935. We've helped millions of customers over and over again with simple plumbing issues dealing with small leaks and backups to full on flooding and serious plumbing damage. Especially with all our plumbing in St Paul experience, we've compiled a small list of common issues and suggestions for handling them that you can try out at home.


  • Clogged toilet. Everyone has one every now and again. Especially with older toilets, backups are very common because of the heavy use that this particular fixture takes on at pretty much every home. As waste is flushed, residue is left behind on the drain wall and attracts more gunk as time goes by. Before too long, there is a decent clog in the way and you find yourself dealing with inefficient flushes. In order to combat this, always keep a good plunger close by. For all other types of clogs, make sure that no one in your house has flushed anything that wasn't designed to be disposed of in the commode and you should be able to handle it just fine. If you are having trouble after these efforts, give Roto-Rooter a ring for more help.
  • Broken pipes are a common problem during the winter. As the water in pipes starts to freeze and expand, it pushes on the trapped air. Soon enough this trapped air bursts through the pipe with nowhere else to go making cracks or completely shattering the pipeline. Once a line is shattered, Roto-Rooter professionals must be called in order to replace the section of pipe before flooding occurs. The best way to prevent this from happening is to use enough insulation in your walls. If the pipe is outside and directly exposed to the cold, wrapping the pipe in special insulation will do that job, too.

Fore more information about plumbing in St Paul, give Roto-Rooter a call today.

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