What is a Rooter, and How Does It Work?

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You might be asking yourself, “What is a rooter service, and how does it work?” And, if you’re new to plumbing processes, you probably searched for it and finally came up with an answer (after being very confused about why you kept getting results about routers). A rooter service is a sewer line cleaning service wherein clogged drains, tree roots, and sewer clogs are taken care of by a rooter machine. Your local Toronto plumber can provide you with professional rooter services.

Keep on reading to learn more about this cutting-edge plumbing service and how it can help you maintain a healthy plumbing system at home.

Why Would I Need a Rooter Service in Toronto?

Rooter service encompasses plumbing services that address drain cleaning and pipe repair. The name "rooter" originally comes from how tree roots were the biggest cause of clogs and problems with sewer lines. Now, though, rooter services refer to widespread drainage issues that can affect your sewer lines and drainage system. You might require a rooter service if you're experiencing one or all of the following problems:

  • Your toilets are making gurgling noises.
  • Your drains are slow or aren't draining at all.
  • Multiple drains are backed up simultaneously.
  • You're experiencing wastewater backups into a fixture while another fixture is in use.
  • You've experienced a wastewater backup in your home.

These are all problems that need to be resolved by a professional plumber quickly in order to avoid further damage—either to your home or your plumbing system itself. Emergency plumbing services can help, and if you have need of 24/7 plumbing services, you can count on the experts at Mr. Rooter Plumbing.

What Happens During a Rooter Service Appointment?

If you've already made the call for rooter services in your Toronto home, then your plumber should arrive promptly to begin evaluating the problem. Modern rooter services make use of a wide range of tools that can help pinpoint what the problem is to help with delivering the best solution. This could involve:

  • An advanced video pipe inspection.
  • Testing various plumbing fixtures to observe any malfunctions or failures within the system.
  • Visually inspecting fixtures.
  • Snaking one or more of your drains to remove clogs (although larger clogs might require a different technique).
  • Removing portions of your pipes to eliminate or remove blockages.
  • Repairing sewer pipes that have been damaged, cracked, or have corroded.
  • Replacing portions of sewer lines or pipes that have collapsed, been infiltrated by tree roots, or irreparably damaged in some way.

Now, depending on the extent of the damage, your plumber might recommend sewer line replacement over another method of drain cleaning as your only option. Depending on the specifics of your particular situation, you have two options for replacing your sewer line:

  • Traditional Sewer Line Replacement: This means excavating your yard, and digging up the old sewer lines to replace them completely.
  • Trenchless Sewer Line Replacement: A less-invasive option that doesn't require digging up your lawn in huge trenches. It typically is recommended when your sewer lines are still relatively intact and only sections of it are in need of repair.

The Importance of a Rooter Service

Clogged drains due to tree roots can cause problems for your entire house. Especially if you're not properly maintaining your drains. A rooter service is your best option to help combat the problems of slow, clogged drains and stubborn sewer clogs that can affect your home.

Here are a couple of reasons why regular rooter services are so important:

  • If one of the drains in your home is clogged, then it will affect the appliance or fixture that's closest to its location. Generally, these clogs are caused by buildups of food scraps, hair, and soap scum.
  • Now, larger clogs that are blocking your home's sewer line might present with different symptoms (i.e., widespread drainage issues across your property or minor backups in tubs and showers when you flush the toilet or run your washing machine).
  • Sewer clogs can be caused due to a buildup of debris or other non-flushable items building up within the pipes. Another cause of a sewer line clog can be because of tree roots growing into your sewer line, which requires a professional drain rooter service.

Frequently Asked Questions About Toronto Rooter Services

What is a rooter machine?

Rooter machines cut through blockages and clear out your sewer line to prevent a larger problem from occurring: a sewer backup into your home. The term "rooter" originates from how clogged drains were caused by tree roots. However, invasive tree roots still remain a serious threat to your plumbing system's integrity.

Is it hard to unclog a sewer line?

Now, it might be relatively easy to clear out a small clog of food in the kitchen sink by using a drain cleaner or a snake, but your home's main sewer line is much harder for a homeowner to access. Much less assess for clogs. That's why if you suspect that there's a clog in the underground pipes of your sewer line, you should call in a professional plumber to assess the situation and make recommendations on how to fix the problem.

Trust the Experts in Rooter Services at Mr. Rooter Plumbing!

If you're experiencing problems with your plumbing lines, you can count on the professional services at Mr. Rooter Plumbing. We've got years of experience with clearing out stubborn clogs with our professional rooter services to get your home's drain system running smoothly once again. Whether your drains are malfunctioning due to broken pipes, tree roots, or stubborn clogs, we can help with one of our sewer cleaning machines.

Even if you're experiencing minor plumbing issues, those are still a frustration. Maybe the fixture nearest your main drain line is spluttering when you turn it on. It might not seem serious but can be indicative of a far more serious problem that could lead to costly repairs and water damage. If there's debris buildup within your sewer system, a professional rooter service can deal with it. Giving you back the peace of mind that you deserve!

If you would like to book an assessment or appointment today, give us a call or visit us at our website online! We proudly serve the residents of Toronto and the nearby neighbourhoods, such as East York and Beaches.