You will recognize the water heater leaking problem by the puddle at the base of the tank. Water can leak from your water heater for a number of reasons. The worst-case scenario is a split in the heater tank. However, it is more common for the problem to be a loose water supply connection. Just make a quick call to a Roto-Rooter service technician and the problem will be solved quickly. We will respond whether it is day or night, seven days a week. One of our experienced specialists will provide you with a detailed estimate of any parts needed and the total cost. There will be no surprises. Often, the parts required to repair your plumbing are stocked right in the company van or truck.
Repairing plumbing problems often requires specialized knowledge and experience. However, as a homeowner, you can do many things to keep your fixtures problem-free for a very long time. Here are a few home plumbing maintenance tips to get you started:
Sink or Tub Drain Clogs
Most drain clogs that do not respond to retail drain cleaners are deep in your home’s drain system. If you have tried a drain cleaner, or even a toilet plunger and the drain is still clogged, the problem is probably a few feet from the sink or tub that is backed up. In this case, you will need to use a snake to clear the drain.
A pipe snake is a flexible tool containing a clawed attachment. Put the claw in the drain and push it in until you feel it bump against the clog. Attach the snake handle and turn the rod as you push it further in the drain. You will know the clog is clear when the backed-up water in the tub or sink suddenly drains. Run the snake back and forth through the clogged area to remove as much of the clog material as possible. Finally, run hot water into the drain since your water heater leaking has been fixed and you have plenty of hot water.
A toilet clog is usually caused from something being caught in the trap. As the water leaves your toilet bowl, it flows through an “s” shaped path that acts as a trap. This keeps the odor from the sewer from entering your home and ruining everyone’s appetite. The easiest way to unclog a toilet is to use a plunger. Keep one next to your toilet in case of emergencies. If that does not work, use the drain snake to push the clog through.
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