How To Prevent Plumbing Problems While You Are Out Of Town

You’ve been planning a vacation for a long time, and the day has finally come! You’ve gone over your checklist, your suitcases are packed, and you’re ready to go, right? Not so fast. There’s one item that should be on everyone’s checklist before leaving to go out of town. Have you checked your home’s plumbing? We at MN Roto-Rooter Plumbing & Water Cleanup have put together a plumbing checklist before you leave for your vacation to help prevent you coming home to a plumbing disaster. Here’s what to know. CHECK YOUR TOILETS A common problem with toilets is a leaky flapper valve. The flapper [...]

Should You Pour Grease Down The Drain?

If you’re wondering if it’s really okay to pour grease down your kitchen drain, hold it right there! It’s understandable that pouring grease down the drain can be tempting for a quick cleanup. Just run hot water down the drain along with the hot grease and problem solved, right? Maybe pouring grease down the garbage disposal is better you might ask? Well, wrong on both counts. Keep reading to learn why you should never pour grease down your kitchen drain and what to do with the grease instead. GREASE, KITCHEN DRAINS, AND PIPES DON'T MIX So, you’ve got hot grease in your frying pan [...]

4 Different Types Of Food You NEVER Want To Put Down The Garbage Disposal!

Garbage disposals are found in most kitchens it seems these days and definitely in practically every restaurant. That’s because garbage disposals make cleaning easier, help reduce drain clogs in the kitchen sink, and make kitchens more sanitary. In fact, disposing of food in the garbage disposal reduces bacteria growth in the trash bin and may help keep critters that are foraging for food out of your house and trash. However, there are some types of foods that you NEVER want to put down the garbage disposal. Here’s what to know. HOW GARBAGE DISPOSALS WORK The reason some foods shouldn’t be placed into the [...]

ROTO-ROOTER Plumber of St. Cloud saves a mans life.

It's a great story of being in the right place at the right time.  Colin Harlander was on a service call with Roto Rooter St. Cloud when he noticed something not quite right with the homeowner.    Colins quick action to call 911 saved valuable minutes which allowed for a life saving surgery.   The customer is recovering at a local area hospital.  We are proud of everyone of our employees but today and extra shout to Colin for a job well done. Read the full article by Alex Svejkovsky at WJON here:

How To Select The Best Sump Pump For Your Basement

The most efficient and effective way to extract excess water from your basement or crawl space is with a sump pump. Whether you have a basement prone to flooding or flooding due to heavy rain, your sump pump is an essential appliance that automatically draws water out and sends it to a nearby drain. There are several factors to consider in order to choose the right sump pump for your home, such as type, size, power supply, installation, and draining. Read on to learn how to select the best sump pump for your basement. ABOUT SUMP PUMPS Sump pumps are triggered by rising [...]

Telltale Signs Of Problems In Your Plumbing System

Modern plumbing is a necessity that few would want to live without. Plumbing brings in fresh and clean water to your St. Cloud home and carries away the waste. The plumbing system works around the clock behind the scenes. Yet, does your plumbing receive the periodic attention it needs? Routine plumbing maintenance by your plumbing pro can spot signs of premature failure before major repairs are needed. But, it’s also helpful to know how to recognize telltale signs of plumbing problems yourself before expensive damage occurs. Here’s what to know about spotting plumbing problems in your home. AGE AND MATERIALS OF PIPES Plumbing pipes [...]

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