Understanding Rooter Services: What You Need To Know

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When learning about various drain cleaning services within the sphere of plumbing, you most likely heard the phrase “rooter services” come up. But what exactly are the plumbers rootering out? What is the rooter equipment that is used and how does it work? And how is rooter service attached to drain cleaning? We are here to give you all of the essential rooter facts. Today’s article will go over an entire rooter service guide so you can better understand this vital part of plumbing. We will explain the basics of rooter services, what issues in the area of drain cleaning they are designed to tackle, some rooter service tips, and why rooter service is actually a crucial element to keeping your drain and sewer system healthy.

Rooter Service Explained

When it comes to clogs in your drain system, there are times when the culprit can be tree root infiltration blocking up the drain pipes. In plumbing, rooter services are a combination of root removal and pipe repair that will clear roots that have grown into your pipes as well as repair or replace the damaged pipes where the roots broke through to access the moisture in your drain system. There are specialized tools designed for root eradication that plumbers can use to save homeowners from the headaches root infestations can cause. They can create plumbing emergencies and costly repairs if left to grow.

Rooter Basics

If you call for rooter service, the process will likely involve video inspection to locate the problem area within the pipes and then testing the plumbing fixtures. After this, the plumbers will use a rooter machine to snake the drains and remove the roots. This rooter machine consists of a steel cable that is either cranked by hand or by a motor to enter the durian and break apart the roots clogging the drain before pulling them out of the pipe.

After this, it is likely that there will be a necessity for repairing or removing sections of the pipe that have been damaged from the root invasion. Pipes could have become cracked or have holes in them where the roots were able to break through, so repairing these is vital in order to prevent future root intrusion and flooding. The sewer line may even have to be replaced if it is collapsing or has sustained major damage from the roots.

Regarding sewer line replacement, there is the option for either traditional sewer line replacement or trenchless sewer line replacement. The traditional method means plumbers will dig up the old sewer lines in the yard to replace them, whereas trenchless is a less extreme operation that is meant for sewer lines that are still mostly intact. When it comes to root infestation, it is most likely that you have holes somewhere in your pipes that the roots are entering through. In this case, pipe repair or replacement is going to be necessary to prevent further damage.

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San Rafael
(415) 942-6565
Santa Rosa
(707) 452-3464