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May 25, 2024
Understanding Drain Field Sizes

The drain field, also known as a leach field, is an integral part of a septic system used to treat the wastewater that flows out of the septic tank before it seeps back into the ground. It consists of a series of perforated pipes buried underground.…

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May 25, 2024
Ways to Eliminate Drain Odors

Have you noticed persistent drain odors? This is a sure sign of a clogged drain line. Left unaddressed, these odors can escalate into a completely blocked drain and wastewater backups. Luckily, there are simple and effective ways to get rid of drain odors. In today’s blog post, Rooter Man Plumbing shares some of the ways to eliminate drain odors and keep your drain line in tip-top shape. Pour Boiling Water Down The Drain Sometimes,…

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May 16, 2024
Pros and Cons of Epoxy Lining

Epoxy lining is a trenchless pipe repair method used to restore and rehabilitate damaged sewer pipes instead of digging them up. This is a more cost-effective and faster alternative to traditional sewer pipe replacement. It restores the structural integrity of sewer pipes without extensive excavation or…

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May 16, 2024
All You Need to Know About Septic Tank Bacteria

Even though a septic tank might seem quiet and inconspicuous, there’s a lot that goes on in there. There’s a whole process happening inside, breaking down waste and transforming it into harmless byproducts. The first step to keeping your septic tank in tip-top shape is to…

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May 09, 2024
Tips to Maximize the Lifespan of Your Septic Tank

A concrete septic tank is a significant investment, and it’s important to take the necessary measures to extend its lifespan. In this article, Rooter Man Plumbing outlines seven tips to prolong the lifespan of your concrete septic tank and ensure it runs smoothly for years to…

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May 09, 2024
Signs You Need a New Water Heater

Water heaters can serve you for many years, but they’re not built to last forever. An aging or inefficient water heater can put a dent in your wallet and expose your home to water damage. Knowing the signs when it’s time to replace your water heater…

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May 02, 2024
Buying a Home With a Septic Tank? Here are the Pros and Cons

When it comes to wastewater treatment in homes, there are two main options: a public sewer system and an onsite septic tank system. If you’re considering buying a home with a septic tank, it’s advisable to weigh the advantages and disadvantages of this type of wastewater treatment system in order to make an informed decision. In this article, Rooter Man Plumbing looks into the pros and cons of buying a home with a septic tank. Here at…

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May 02, 2024
The Benefits of Pipe Relining

Gone are the days when the only option to fix broken or corroded plumbing pipes was to tear up your beautiful lawn to install new pipes. This was a labor-intensive, time-consuming, and costly process. Thankfully, modern trenchless methods such as pipe relining have changed how things…

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Apr 27, 2024
Things You Should Never Put In Your Garbage Disposal

A garbage disposal can be a lifesaver when it comes to disposing of food waste. It is easy to assume that anything is safe to put down the appliance. However, that is not the case. There are things that do not belong in your garbage disposal.…

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Apr 27, 2024
How Does Sewage Backup Happen?

A sewage backup is a messy and unsanitary plumbing problem that you want to avoid at all costs. But how does it happen? Here at Rooter Man Plumbing, we understand the main causes of sewage backups and how this situation can be prevented. We pride ourselves…

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Apr 19, 2024
Tips For Finding The Right Plumbing Company

There are hundreds of experienced plumbers in your area. That means choosing a reliable and trustworthy plumbing company can be a daunting task. Hiring a dependable plumbing company can mean the difference between getting the best value for your money and wasting your hard-earned money…

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Apr 19, 2024
Ways To Increase Bacteria In Septic Tank Naturally

The natural bacteria in a septic tank play a critical role in waste breakdown. A healthy balance of natural bacteria keeps a septic tank functioning as it should. Without a sufficient amount of these useful bacteria, you run the risk of septic tank failure. It is, therefore, your responsibility to increase the populations of bacteria in your septic tank. Here at Rooter Man Plumbing, we are committed to helping our customers keep their septic systems in top…

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Apr 09, 2024
How To Remove Chlorine From Tap Water

If your tap water has a slight bleach-like taste or smell, it’s likely it contains high levels of chlorine. Water treatment plants add chlorine to water to kill harmful organisms that cause waterborne diseases. While chlorine is an effective disinfectant, it can ruin the taste and…

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Apr 06, 2024
Septic Tank Care After Hurricanes

Even if you’ve never experienced a hurricane, you’ve probably heard of deadly hurricanes such as Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Maria. Hurricanes can take a heavy toll on your septic system in many ways. It’s important to take the necessary precautions to avoid septic system failure and…

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Apr 03, 2024
Why Are My Water Pipes Vibrating?

Are your pipes vibrating, and you’re wondering what could be the cause? Vibrating pipes are not only annoying, but they also point to a plumbing problem that needs to be fixed. In this article, Rooter Man Plumbing discusses what causes water pipes to vibrate and the…

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Mar 27, 2024
Could You Do Drain Snaking On Your Own?

Most of us don't think about our drains until we are stuck with standing water in the sink or bathtub. A clogged drain is more than just an annoyance, it can cause water to backup and overflow, damaging floors, walls, and belongings. When you encounter a…

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Mar 21, 2024
Are Shared Septic Tanks A Good Idea?

When we talk about septic tanks, most people think of standalone septic tanks that serve one property. Not many people are familiar with the concept of shared septic tanks. These septic tanks are particularly common in areas with limited municipal sewer access and terraced housing developments where individual tanks might be impractical. If you're looking for reliable information about shared septic tanks, you've come to the right place. In this blog post, Rooter Man Plumbing explains how…

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Mar 21, 2024
When Is The Best Time To Have A Sewer Line Inspection?

One of the common myths surrounding sewer lines is that they are indestructible. Just like other components of your plumbing system, they are not resistant to wear and tear. You can expect a sewer line to last a minimum of 50 years, depending on how the…

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Mar 13, 2024
Debunking Water Damage Myths

There’s nothing more inconvenient than dealing with water damage in your property. Whether it happens as a result of a severe storm or a burst pipe, water damage can leave a trail of destruction in its wake. Unfortunately, several myths about water damage have been perpetuated…

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Mar 08, 2024
How Does Soil Affect Your Septic System?

The success of a septic system depends on the suitability of the type of soil in the drainfield area. The effluent discharged from the septic tank enters the drainfield through perforated pipes, where it’s naturally filtered before finding its way into the groundwater system. The depth,…

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Mar 06, 2024
Drain Cleaning Solutions

Whether you have standing water in the kitchen sink or you’re taking a shower and the water is pooling in your bathroom with no sign of going down the drain, drain clogs can be a nuisance. Clogged drains may result from tree root intrusion, damaged pipes,…

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Feb 28, 2024
What Are the Benefits of a Water Softener?

If you experience problems like soap scum buildup, difficulty lathering soap, mineral deposits on fixtures, or dry skin and hair, you most likely have hard water—water with a high mineral content. While not necessarily unhealthy, hard water can have many harmful effects. Luckily, the right water softener can help you soften hard water and make all the difference. Rooter Man Plumbing provides professional water softener installation services for both homeowners and businesses. If you’re looking for a…

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Feb 22, 2024
What’s a “Rooter” in Plumbing?

If you’ve hired a plumbing service for drain cleaning at any point, odds are you’ve heard of the name ‘rooter’ more than once without knowing exactly what it is. In fact, one of the most frequently asked questions in plumbing is, ‘What is a rooter?’…

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Feb 17, 2024
Upgrading Bathroom and Kitchen Fixtures

Believe it or not, interior design styles evolve, and plumbing fixtures that were once considered modern can become outdated and clash with a more contemporary aesthetic. At the same time, family size or lifestyle changes may render existing plumbing fixtures inadequate. Therefore, plumbing upgrades are an…

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Feb 08, 2024
Plumbing Scam To Watch Out For

Believe it or not, scams exist everywhere, including in the plumbing world. For the several decades we’ve been in the plumbing industry, we’ve seen thousands of homeowners and businesses fall prey to shady plumbers. The best way to avoid falling into the hands of unscrupulous plumbers…

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Feb 01, 2024
Signs You Need a New Septic Tank

There’s no doubt that septic systems are built to last. The lifespan of a septic system can vary greatly, ranging from 30 to 40 years, depending on construction material, usage, maintenance, environmental factors, and several key factors. In fact, when you keep your septic system properly…

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Feb 01, 2024
Ways You Can Avoid Big Plumbing Emergencies

No one wants to deal with an overflowing toilet, especially when you’re hosting guests in your home; or returning home from a vacation to a flooded kitchen. Such situations can throw you into a state of confusion and stress you out. Plumbing emergencies can not only disrupt your daily routine; they can also set you back thousands of dollars in repairs. Thankfully, there are many steps you can take to prevent most of them from occurring in…

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Jan 24, 2024
How to Save Money on Septic Maintenance?

It goes without saying that septic maintenance is an essential part of keeping your septic system in tip-top condition. A well-maintained septic system offers many perks to you as a homeowner or commercial property owner. Apart from keeping costly repairs at bay, routine maintenance extends the…

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Jan 24, 2024
Reasons To Keep Your Sinks Maintained

Many of us let things like sink maintenance fall to the wayside because we rarely think about them. Essential tasks such as deep cleaning our sinks often get lost in our ever-growing to-do list. A neglected sink can compromise the functionality of your plumbing system. For…

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Jan 18, 2024
Septic Maintenance for Businesses

Maintaining a well-functioning septic system is crucial for any business that relies on it. Unlike their residential counterparts, commercial septic systems handle a significantly higher volume of wastewater, making proper maintenance even more critical. Neglecting your septic system can lead to a host of unpleasant and…

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Jan 18, 2024
Tips to Prevent and Thaw Frozen Pipes

Your water pipes and sewer lines can freeze in cold winter weather. Frozen pipes can be more than just an inconvenience; they can lead to burst pipes, reduced water pressure, and costly repairs. Thankfully, there are steps you can take to prevent your pipes from freezing…

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Jan 11, 2024
Causes of a Sewer Line Collapse

Buried beneath our feet, sewer lines work hard all-year-round to carry away waste from our homes and businesses. Sewer line collapse can be messy and disruptive, causing environmental hazards, property damage, and even health risks. Understanding the causes and signs of this problem can help you prevent disaster and keep your waste water flowing without any problems. Here at Rooter Man Plumbing, we specialize in offering professional sewer line services in the areas we serve. Today, we…

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Jan 11, 2024
How Does Laundry Affect Your Septic Tank?

While washing clothes might seem like a harmless chore, it can actually impact your septic tank in surprising ways. But with a little understanding and some simple tweaks, you can keep your laundry flowing smoothly and your septic tank in good shape. Rooter Man Plumbing is…

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Jan 04, 2024
Dealing with Plumbing Emergencies

Plumbing emergencies can be stressful, but knowing what to do first can help you minimize the damage. Here is a guide for you to learn more about what you can do when you experience a plumbing emergency. Turn off Water Supply at the Shutoff Valve…

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Jan 03, 2024
What is a Lift Station?

If you rely on a septic system for wastewater management, there are good chances that you’ve installed or heard about lift stations. These pump stations are an integral part of a sewage collection system in certain circumstances. In this blog post, Rooter Man Plumbing walks you…

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Dec 29, 2023
Types of Valves Used in Plumbing

In the field of plumbing, valves play a pivotal role by regulating the flow of water and controlling the dynamics of fluid movement. Understanding the significance of valves, their varied applications, and the different types available is essential for any reputable plumber, but it’s also…

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Dec 28, 2023
Septic Tank Care Tips When You Have Kids and Pets

Having children and pets increases the burden of maintaining a septic tank, which is something that comes with being a homeowner. Septic tanks, which are essential for managing wastewater, need to be maintained carefully to guarantee efficient functioning and prevent expensive repairs. In this blog post, our professionals from Rooter Man Plumbing will explore three essential tips to help you manage your septic system effectively when you have children and pets in the household. Regular pumping is…

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Dec 22, 2023
Septic Tank Inspections Before Buying a House

Acquiring a new house is an exciting and noteworthy financial commitment, but in the excitement of house hunting and dreaming of a bright future in your ideal home, it's important to remember the less glamorous sides of becoming a homeowner. The septic system is one crucial…

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Dec 21, 2023
The Advantages of Regular Plumbing Maintenance

Homeowners and businesses often take the plumbing system for granted. After all, plumbing systems are incredibly reliable and work silently behind the scenes. However, property owners that want to enjoy seamless plumbing should invest in routine plumbing maintenance. That’s not the only reason though. In this…

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Dec 17, 2023
The Benefits of a Professional Septic System Design

Septic tanks are essential for handling residential waste in places without connection to a municipal sewer system. Effective waste disposal, environmental protection, and the general health of your property depend on a well-designed septic system. In this blog post, our professionals from Rooter Man Plumbing will…

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Dec 16, 2023
Consequences of Water Leaks in Your Home

Water flows as the lifeblood of any modern home or building, serving essential functions from hydration to hygiene. However, when water escapes its designated path, you might end up dealing with consequences ranging from insidious to catastrophic. In this brief article brought to you by Rooter…

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Dec 10, 2023
What To Do If A Pipe Bursts?

A burst pipe is undoubtedly one of the most distressing plumbing emergencies that homeowners may encounter, and unfortunately, it is more common than we would prefer. Factors such as freezing temperatures, corrosion, and neglecting maintenance contribute to the vulnerability of pipes. While preventive measures can mitigate the risk, it is crucial for homeowners to be well-informed about the immediate steps to take in the unfortunate event of a burst pipe. In this article brought to you by…

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Dec 07, 2023
Should You Buy Septic Tank Additives?

Homeowners that rely on private sewage treatment must maintain a healthy septic system. To guarantee the longevity of the system, regular septic tank repairs, installs and pumpings are standard procedures. But there are a ton of septic tank additives on the market that promise to…

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Dec 02, 2023
How to Increase Your Shower Water Pressure

The frustration of a barely-dripping showerhead can turn a rejuvenating shower into a source of annoyance. Low water pressure in showerheads can be attributed to various factors, ranging from simple buildup and blockages to more complex issues. In this brief guide brought to you by Rooter…

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Nov 30, 2023
How to Maximize Your Drain Field Efficiency

Cheers to your septic system's birthday! It is imperative that you maintain the lifetime and effectiveness of your septic system as a responsible homeowner. The drain field is one important component in this process. Proper operation of your complete septic system depends on a well-maintained drain…

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Nov 26, 2023
How to Repair a Well Pump

The internet offers a treasure trove of do-it-yourself (DIY) tutorials, with step-by-step guides on an array of repairs, including seemingly straightforward tasks like well pump repair. While the prospect of saving money and taking control of household maintenance is appealing, it's crucial to approach DIY well…

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Nov 23, 2023
Sewer System vs. Septic System

If you’re reading this, there’s a good chance you are trying to figure out the main differences between a sewer system and a septic system. Thankfully, you’ve come to the right place. In this comparison blog post, Rooter Man Plumbing compares the two wastewater management options to help you make an informed decision. Rooter Man Plumbing is a trusted plumbing company providing top-notch septic services, including septic tank installation, septic cleaning, septic tank repair, and more.…

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Nov 19, 2023
The Science Behind Pipe Clogs

In the intricate labyrinth of plumbing systems, clogs are the uninvited guests that disrupt the seamless flow of water. While the usual suspects like food scraps, hair, and paper towels are often blamed, the science behind pipe clogs is a fascinating tale that extends beyond the…

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Nov 15, 2023
Why You Need Septic Risers

Are you tired of digging up your yard every time you need to inspect or perform routine maintenance on your septic tank? Do you want to simplify the septic tank pumping process for service professionals? If so, it’s time to consider installing a septic tank riser.…

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Nov 08, 2023
What Is Hydro-Jetting?

Our home's plumbing system an often overlooked part of our daily lives. While we may pay attention to fixtures, appliances, and visible pipes, we tend to forget about the hidden network of drains and sewer lines that carry away our wastewater. Neglecting the maintenance of these…

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Nov 08, 2023
Tips to Maintain Your Septic Tank System

If your home uses a septic system, the best thing you can do to keep it functioning properly is to perform regular septic tank maintenance. Unfortunately, a septic tank system is one of those components most homeowners rarely think about until something goes wrong. Issues arising…

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Nov 04, 2023
The Environmental Benefits of Septic System Care

Septic systems are essential for homes that are not connected to a centralized sewer system, but responsibility for maintaining and repairing the septic system rests solely on the property owner's shoulders. Routine maintenance ensures the efficiency and effectiveness of the septic system, but there are also environmental benefits of proper septic system care. In this brief article brought to you by Rooter Man Plumbing, we’ll explore some of these benefits. If you are looking for a

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Nov 02, 2023
How to Find the Right Commercial Plumbing Services

As a commercial property owner or manager, you’ll need dependable commercial services every now and then to keep the plumbing system in good working order. However, with countless plumbing options, finding the right commercial plumbing services can be tough. Not every plumber can handle complex commercial…

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Oct 17, 2023
When Should You Consider Whole House Repiping?

We often don't give plumbing much thought, but it quietly supports our daily routines, providing us with water for cooking, cleaning, and bathing. However, like all good things, plumbing systems can wear out over time. At Rooter Man Plumbing, we offer a wide selection of premium…

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Oct 17, 2023
How to Find a Reliable Plumbing Company in Nevada

The plumbing system is an integral component of any home or business, responsible for bringing clean water to the property and disposing of waste and wastewater from the premises. Considering its central role, the plumbing system should be serviced and repaired only by experienced and

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