Expert Plumbing Repair Service
Our plumbing repair experts deal almost exclusively with emergencies. Most homeowners don’t consider the early signs of plumbing problems and only confront them when they have to. While we’re happy to handle emergency repairs as much as any other kind, we know that small plumbing repair jobs are much more affordable. Routine repairs from Mr. Rooter® Plumbing are affordable, and they’ll save you from paying for emergency plumbing services in the future.
Common Plumbing Repairs
In the name of saving our customers some money, here are common signs of early trouble that often lead to plumbing repairs. Take 10 minutes today to check up on your fixtures. If you see even just a few of these signs, it might be time to call Mr. Rooter for plumbing repair service.
Preventing damage to your garburator will keep your kitchen sanitary and smelling clean. The best way to take care of it is to only dispose of suitable waste. Potato peels, eggshells, and coffee grounds are not suitable for garburators.
Signs your garburator needs repair:
- You can hear the motor, but the grinding stops
- The grinding of the garburator is unusually loud
- It stops working while it’s on
- It smells of rotting food or garbage
- The garburator is leaking
- The sink isn’t fully draining
Routinely use lemon peel to keep your drain fresh-smelling. Also, pour vinegar and baking soda down the sink once a month to break down buildup and kill bacteria. Use ½ cup of each, and let it sit in the garburator’s hopper until it stops foaming. Then, rinse it with hot running water.
Hydronic Heating & Boiler
If you have a hydronic heating system attached to your boiler, then you have the benefits of an energy-efficient, low-cost heating solution. However, it also means you are much more dependent on functional plumbing.
Potential problems for boiler heating systems:
- Leaking pipes
- Frozen pipes
- Lack of maintenance
To be completely honest, these problems are linked. A lack of maintenance will lead to leaking or frozen pipes. While preventing pipe freeze might be as simple as adding some anti-freeze to your system, leaks are simply something you need to check for—especially as hot water leads to mineral buildup and corrosion.
Drains problems don’t happen all at once. They are caused by a slow buildup of issues. That’s why recognizing the early signs of a clogged drain can save you hours of headaches and numerous expenses. Being proactive can save you money and maintain your peace of mind.
If you see the following signs in your sinks or tubs, call Mr. Rooter soon:
- Slow drain
- Gurgling noises in drain
- Toilet responds to running sink
- Water sounds like it’s always running
Well & Sump Pump Repair
Sump pumps are used to re-route water away from the lowest point of your home’s foundation and protect your basement and easily damaged areas from flooding. In most cases, your sump pump is hardwired to your electrical system or possibly plugged into a wall outlet. Because these power sources can often fail in a storm when water damage occurs, sump pumps are typically equipped with battery backup power.
Types of Sump Pumps:
- Pedestal —Mounted above the sump pit, providing convenient access for service and periodic testing
- Submersible —Sits in a sump pit (or well) and out of sight
Sump Pumps in Action
Sump pumps are pivotal during heavy rainstorms and prevent many issues that would require plumbing repairs. For example, when it rains, groundwater around your house’s foundation will be guided into a bordering drain system. From there, the water flow is directed into pipes and diverted to the sump pit, well, and sump pump for collection / elimination.
Other key facts about sump pumps:
- A sump pump is triggered by a float switch, which is set off when the water reaches a pre-set level. Once it reaches this level, the sump pump begins to remove water into a nearby storm drain, outdoor area, or well.
- It is important to equip sump pumps with battery-powered water-level alarms. This can help ensure you are warned of potential flooding, should the pump start to malfunction or overflow.
How to Test a Sump Pump
Regular testing of sump pumps is important to determine if they are ready for heavy rainfall. A simple test can be performed: Pour a bucket of water into the sump pit, and watch to see if it removes the water before shutting off.
Professional Plumbing Repair
Plumbing repairs and maintenance should be taken seriously. Mr. Rooter is ready and equipped to handle all of your plumbing issues. We fix your problem on the first visit, utilizing years of experience and the latest technology to diagnose and repair your issue.
If you’re experiencing an emergency, customer service representatives are available 24/7 to take your call! Our prices are always flat-rate and upfront, with no extra charges for nights, weekends, holidays, or emergencies!
Call (855) 591-0128 today or go online to request an estimate for your plumbing issues.