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Roto-Rooter Test Facility

See the Roto-Rooter testing facility in West Des Moines, Iowa, in action. Here, we put our plumbing equipment to the test by stuffing pipes just like the ones in your home or business with commonly found items, including dowel rods (to simulate tree roots), as well as diapers, feminine care products, and even toy cars. At Roto-Rooter, we know that preventing problems is the key to the long-term success of your plumbing system. That's why after clogs, leaks or broken pipes have been fixed, we recommend using products that will keep your pipes clean and your water flowing. Of course, we also believe that these products shouldn't negatively impact the areas surrounding our homes. That's why many of our products are eco-friendly gentle on the earth, but tough on clogs. Explore our complete selection to find the right solution for your home.

See the Roto-Rooter testing facility in West Des Moines, Iowa, in action. Here, we put our plumbing equipment to the test by stuffing pipes just like the ones in your home or business with commonly found items, including dowel rods (to simulate tree roots), as well as diapers, feminine care products, and even toy cars. At Roto-Rooter, we know that preventing problems is the key to the long-term success of your plumbing system. That's why after clogs, leaks or broken pipes have been fixed, we recommend using products that will keep your pipes clean and your water flowing. Of course, we also believe that these products shouldn't negatively impact the areas surrounding our homes. That's why many of our products are eco-friendly gentle on the earth, but tough on clogs. Explore our complete selection to find the right solution for your home.

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Roto-Rooter Test Wall. Roto-Rooter Corp. factory in West Des Moines, Iowa. A maze of pipes with twists and turns designed to test Roto-Rooter sewer cleaning cables and blades. Dowel rods simulate tree roots that have grown into a sewer pipe. Dowel Rods in place. Diapers are stuffed into the pipe. Army men are dropped inside, along with tampons, and toy cars. All of these items are commonly found by Roto-Rooter service technicians inside sewer and drain pipes. The latest Roto-Rooter machine is readied for testing. The cleanout access port is opened. The drain cleaning cable is fed into the pipe. A skilled operator learns to negotiate curves and bends in sewer pipes by feel. The twisting, turning blade and cable make their way through the simulated sewer pipe. The spinning cable builds torque to help it push through clogs. The blades cut through tree roots and debris as the cable pushes obstructions out of the pipe. Roto-Rooter drain cleaning cable is effective even when stretched through several hundred feet of sewer pipe. An American original, The Roto-Rooter drain cleaning machine, is still proudly manufactured in the USA. All Roto-Rooter cables and blades are also manufactured at our Iowa production facility. There are many sewer and drain cleaning companies but only the original, Roto-Rooter, still builds its own sewer and drain cleaning equipment to meet its own tough standards since 1935.

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