What Happens During Rooter Service?

Rooter service refers to drain cleaning or pipe repairs that may be caused by tree roots. Because tree roots are the primary cause of drain and pipe issues, the term “rooter” service was created to describe the repair process. However, rooter service may also address clogs and slow drainage issues.

The Inspection

The first step in rooter service is to diagnose the problem by identifying the cause. This could involve visually inspecting the plumbing system, testing the plumbing fixtures, and conducting a video pipe and sewer line inspection to search for deeper issues.

Clogs of Damaged Pipes

Once the plumber has a good understanding of what’s causing the problem, they will explain the repair options. To address clogs or pipe damage, rooter service may involve:

  • Snaking the drains to remove clogs
  • Repairing corroded, cracked, or damaged pipes
  • Removing pipes to clear clogs
  • Replacing pipes and sewer lines if there are signs of sagging, collapse, or damage caused by tree roots

Sewer Line Replacement

The two options for sewer line replacement are the traditional method and the trenchless approach. Traditional sewer line replacement involves excavation. This approach is used when the sewer lines are collapsed, sagging, or bellied.

Trenchless sewer line replacement is less invasive and doesn’t require digging or excavation. This method is an option if the plumbing lines are sufficiently intact.

Signs The Plumbing System Needs Rooter Service

Warning signs of a plumbing disaster waiting to happen include:

  • Slow or no drainage
  • Gurgling toilets
  • Wastewater backups flooding the home
  • Wastewater backing up in one fixture after using another

Problems with the drains don’t go away on their own, but worsen over time. Early repair can help homeowners prevent a serious plumbing emergency and expensive repairs.

If you spot any of these signs in your home, call Tucker Hill for professional rooter service. Our licensed plumbers will do a thorough inspection before recommending service. Each repair option will be carefully explained and homeowners will receive a quote before any repairs are begun. Don’t wait till tomorrow, give us a call today!