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How Do I Know If My Water Heater Needs to Be Repaired?

Plumbing emergencies always occur at inconvenient times. However, a homeowner's worst nightmare is needing an emergency plumber while on vacation. Vacations should be a time to relax and, for many, an opportunity to exchange freezing temperatures for a cold drink and warm air. While you can't stop extreme weather events from occurring, you can prepare your home before leaving. We'll look at easy steps to protect your home and prevent pipes from freezing and other issues. Consider Turning Off Your Main Water Supply To Prevent Frozen Water Pipes If you plan to leave on vacation for several weeks or more, [...]

How To Prevent Plumbing Problems While on Vacation

Plumbing emergencies always occur at inconvenient times. However, a homeowner's worst nightmare is needing an emergency plumber while on vacation. Vacations should be a time to relax and, for many, an opportunity to exchange freezing temperatures for a cold drink and warm air. While you can't stop extreme weather events from occurring, you can prepare your home before leaving. We'll look at easy steps to protect your home and prevent pipes from freezing and other issues. Consider Turning Off Your Main Water Supply To Prevent Frozen Water Pipes If you plan to leave on vacation for several weeks or more, [...]

How to Avoid Frozen Pipes This Winter With These Tips

Winter is on its way, which means cold weather and cold air. Winters in St. Cloud see regular below-freezing temperatures, meaning that frozen pipes are a real concern. So today, the team at Roto-Rooter is here with some useful tips on how to avoid frozen pipes this winter. How to Prevent Frozen Pipes Follow these tips to prevent frozen pipes this winter. Seal Air Leaks Cold air can make water pipes freeze even faster. Seal any air leaks near exterior walls with caulk or insulation. Pay special attention to piping near outlets, doors, and dryer vents. You should also look for leaks in [...]

Signs You May Be Needing a Water Heater Replacement in St. Cloud, MN

Between a broken heating element and a faulty pressure relief valve, it can be challenging to determine the source of the problem when you need a water heater repair. Some issues warrant further services. Knowing the signs you need a water heater replacement in St. Cloud can help you save money on repeated repairs. St. Cloud, MN, residents understand how crucial it is to have a properly working water heater to combat Minnesota's harsh winters and maintain household tasks. A new water heater offers ample hot water and a durable tank, and in this blog, we offer advice on knowing when it's time [...]

How to Prevent Sewer Line Backup

Sewer backups send contaminated flood water through your plumbing fixtures that destroy your home and temporarily make it unusable. Unfortunately, water cleanup and repairs for a sewage backup can cost thousands of dollars, depending on the severity. However, these home disasters are easy to prevent when you know what causes them and how to mitigate their effects. What Causes Sewer Backups? The biggest reason sewer backups are so common is that several different things can cause them. However, these sewer backup causes are the most common in residential spaces. Tree Roots Root systems from trees and bushes gravitate towards sewer lines as a [...]

What to Expect with Our Professional Drain Cleaning

To many property owners, a clogged or slow drain may seem like a minor issue. Many try to use hot water or drain cleaning chemicals to treat the problem. However, an untreated blocked drain opening or clogged pipe can lead to pipe damage or a total failure of your plumbing system. At Roto-Rooter of St. Cloud, we help our clients protect their homes or businesses. We provide expert plumbing services such as installation, maintenance, drain cleaning, and repairs in Central Minnesota. Hiring an expert to clean drains doesn't have to be a hassle. In this blog, we talk about what you can expect [...]

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