What Does Rooter in Rooter Service Mean? | Day & Night Air

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What Does Rooter Service Mean?

The name gives you a hint: rooter service means removing tree roots from your plumbing or sewage lines. Trees are always sending their roots to a source of water. That means that any chink in your plumbing pipes’ armor is an opportunity for tree root intrusion. Although rooter service started with a particular method for clearing roots from plumbing lines, it is now inclusive of any plumbing repair from clearing drains to repairing pipes.

Corrosion and debris, along with tree roots, are common sources of plumbing issues. Home remedies may help temporarily, but only professional intervention by a licensed plumber can permanently alleviate these problems. When your tubs, sinks, or toilets aren’t draining correctly, you may need rooter service from Day & Night Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing to clear a stubborn blockage.

What Does Rooter Do?

A rooter is a robust clog busting tool created to remove stubborn impediments like debris or tree roots. In some cases where roots have intruded, the blockage could be debris from crumbled piping and the growing roots. This is much more common in older homes without the strong plastic piping now used. 

The original tool was made from a washing machine motor and wheels from a roller skate. It was guided by a steel cable through the plumbing lines to remove tough and hard-to-reach blockages. It was the inspiration for the modern-day snake, widely used by plumbers everywhere, powered by either a motor or hand crank. 

Your rooter service could involve a combination of snake, hydro-jet, chemicals, or pipe repair before the issue is entirely resolved. We don’t stop until we know we have not only removed the clog but made sure the pipes are left in good working order. 

How Do I Know If I Need Rooter Service?

There are many indicators of plumbing problems. If you have an older home or experienced repeated problems, it is a good indicator that you need a professional to assess your pipes’ condition. Some of the symptoms of needing rooter service may include one or more of the following:

  • Backed up toilet or sinks
  • Bad odors
  • Foundation problems
  • Low spots in the yard or sidewalks
  • Mold or mildew on walls
  • Standing water in the yard when it hasn’t rained
  • Unusually green spots in the lawn

Backed Up Toilets, Sinks, or Showers

If your interior drains are constantly backing up, or if they’ve progressed to the point of not draining at all, you need rooter service. Most homeowners experience periodic minor clogs that can usually be remedied with a plunger or other DIY clog busting techniques. But when the problem can’t be resolved, you likely have a bigger issue going on.  

Bad Odors 

If you smell rotten eggs, it could be sewer gas. Hydrogen sulfide is the byproduct of decomposing organic material caught in your drains or a sewage leak from a damaged pipe. When you suddenly have odors that don’t dissipate in addition to the clogs, it is time to call the professionals at Day & Night Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing. 

Foundation Problems

When damaged pipes are left undetected, the leaking water can erode the foundation of your home over a period of time. Many times when structural issues are discovered, undiagnosed plumbing problems are the root cause. 

Low Spots

Slow leaks can also erode the soil underneath your lawn, creating low spots in your yard and causing sidewalks to crack or sink over time. Having an experienced plumber with state-of-the-art diagnostic tools like our plumbing experts can detect leaks and repair damaged pipes before the problem causes more damage.

Mold or Mildew on Walls

Mold or mildew shouldn’t form on walls, floors, or ceilings unless you have a moisture problem. Even if you haven’t noticed leaking water or a bad smell, you could still have a leak in your plumbing or sewage lines that supplies just enough moisture to help mold and mildew thrive. 

Standing Water

If you have a new pond in your yard that you didn’t have installed, you likely have a plumbing leak. If you consistently have standing water when there has been no rain, you probably have a leak of some kind. If it has a foul smell, it could be a broken sewer line, and that is a health hazard that needs to be remedied immediately. Call us today to let us help diagnose and repair the problem. 

Unusually Verdant Spots in Yard

When only one spot in your yard is thriving, it is getting nutrients that the rest of your lawn isn’t. Raw sewage is a natural fertilizer, but not one you should take advantage of without the right treatment. Having one brilliant green patch in your lawn could indicate a sewer line break.  

Call Day & Night in Phoenix, AZ for Your Rooter Service

Having rooter service by Day & Night Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing is the best way to rid your Phoenix area home of the drainage problems that have plagued you. When you need rooter service to clear your lines of roots, debris, or other blockages, contact us today. We’ll be there when you need us.

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