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Ever Wonder How a Toilet Works? Here’s The Straight Flush

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We shudder to think of our daily lives without an essential modern invention — the toilet. Once we flush, it’s out of sight and out of mind, but when it stops working, it’s all hands on deck. It is important to know the parts of a toilet and how it works so you can accurately […]

Tips for Enjoying Your Showers

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Everyone appreciates a nice, warm shower. The day’s dirt and grime are swept away, and we’re refreshed and rejuvenated. Looking for simple ways to make your shower a bit more enjoyable without wasting too much water? Your plumbing experts at Roto-Rooter Plumbing & Drain have some ideas to make your shower as soothing and refreshing […]

Water Heater How-To’s — and What NOT to Do!

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While you probably rarely think about it, your water heater has an extremely important job in your home. For instance, it is in charge of ensuring that you have a warm shower in the morning and hot water for your dishwasher. Whatever you need hot water for, your water heater is working for you. To […]

Advantages and Disadvantages of a Tankless Water Heater

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Innovations in water heaters have made it possible for homeowners with limited space or access to water save on both with a tankless water heater. Tankless water heaters only heat and draw on water when necessary, eliminating the need for a bulky water storage tank. Consider the following when deciding whether or not your home […]

Five Foods That Shouldn’t Be Put Down the Garbage Disposal

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Many households today enjoy the convenience of their garbage disposal. Food scraps that stubbornly stick to the plate are ground up by the sharp spinning blades and carried out of your pipes, preventing a clog. Most people know that there are certain foods/waste that should never go down the garbage disposal, such as bones and […]

Avoiding the Holiday Clog

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The holidays are upon us once again, bringing warm memories, savory smells, and hearty laughs all shared around the bountiful feasts of ham, mashed potatoes, green bean casseroles, and other favorite Christmas dishes. Once the bellies are full, the dishes and leftovers remain, ready to be cleaned and put away until the next time they […]

Cost of a Dripping Faucet

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The era of modern plumbing is filled with new advances in water efficiency and the cleanliness of the water being used. With so many improvements in plumbing, most people are seeing themselves saving money by investing in better materials. Unfortunately, faucet leaks undermine the endeavor to save and conserve as it allows precious water to […]

What To Do If You Have Frozen Pipes

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You’re trying to brush your teeth, but the water is not coming out of your faucet. You soon realize that your pipes froze overnight. What can you do to avoid bursting pipes? The following tips will help you safely and effectively unfreeze your pipes. Before You Attempt to Unfreeze Your Pipes Before you try to […]

How to Install a New Water Supply to the Dishwasher?

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Dishwashers are a saving grace in today’s fast-paced world. Many people have completely stepped away from washing dishes by hand, and instead, prefer the convenience of the modern dishwasher. Some older homes and homes just being built, do not have the plumbing or water supply installed yet to support a new dishwasher. If you want […]

How Do You Unclog a Drain With Standing Water?

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Plumbing issues are a nightmare for any household. Standing water in your sink or bathtub isn’t just a nuisance but it can also pose a potential health risk to your family by encouraging the growth of mold and mildew. If you are currently facing a clogged sink with standing water, you can follow these simple […]