There are a few terms and descriptions within the world of plumbing that are used interchangeably or cover multiple areas, and these may vary based on area or other factors and could be a tad confusing to certain inexperienced homeowners. One such term is “rooter service,” which is a broad and general descriptor that actually covers more than one area – and has changed over time.
At My Buddy the Plumber, we’re proud to cover each of the relevant areas present in rooter service, from drain cleaning and basic pipe jetting services up to sewer line cleaning and trenchless sewer line repair for major clogs. Let’s go over the details of what people mean when they refer to rooter service, what you can expect during these kinds of service calls, and some signs that your home might require them.
Generally speaking, rooter service refers to all plumbing repairs that involve drains, pipes and sewer lines. The name is derived from tree roots, which used to be one of the primary causes of drain and pipe issues (they still can be today, as well).
However, as you may have guessed, modern rooter service involves much more than just handling issues of tree roots growing into sewer lines. While this is indeed one area that can be included, others include removing clogs, repairing slowly-draining pipes, and several others on top of this as well.
The reason many people lump rooter service together as one big item: It can often be tough to diagnose precisely which drain or sewer line issue is causing your surface problems. For this reason, our rooter service calls generally include the following diagnosis themes:
Once we’ve diagnosed the issue, we’ll speak to you about your options for remediating it. We may use a drain snake to remove a clog, or we could remove or repair sections of pipes that are clogged or damaged. In other cases, we may replace pipes or lines that require it.
How do you know rooter service is necessary in your home? Here are a few possible signs:
If you notice any of these issues, or if you have any other needs when it comes to plumbing or heating and air, contact the pros at My Buddy the Plumber in Provo today.
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