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Why Is My Water Heater Making Strange Noises?

The water heater is an essential appliance in any St. Cloud home. It provides hot water necessary for bathing, cooking, and cleaning, and it generally does its job efficiently and goes unnoticed. However, perhaps you have noticed your water heater more recently because it is making strange noises. You know, those popping and rumbling noises or even screeching and sizzling sounds. Strange noises from your water heater can be unsettling or even alarming. Well, there’s good reason to be concerned about your water heater if you do hear any of the strange noises coming from it. Read on to learn what causes those [...]

Benefits Of HydroVac Excavation

There are many factors that go into deciding how to best excavate a site, whether for plumbing, construction, landscaping, or other project purposes. There are cost and budget considerations, which may rank high on the checklist. Further, there are safety concerns, environmental impact, and productivity components. So, If you need excavation services, read on to learn the benefits of hydrovac excavation and how this non-destructive excavation process may be your best choice. APPLICATIONS OF HYDROVAC EXCAVATION Hydrovac excavation is a non-destructive, non-mechanical, and precise excavation process that uses water and a high-powered vacuum to concurrently excavate and evacuate soil. High-pressure water breaks up [...]

Take precautions when reopening a business after a prolonged shut down.

If your business has been closed for an extended period during the COVID-19 crisis, you’re probably excited about reopening and getting back to work. Roto-Rooter Plumbing & Water Cleanup has some helpful precautions for you to take that will keep your employees and customers safe. These tips apply to most any business but are especially relevant to restaurants and hotels/motels where members of the general public are likely to use and consume the water on the premises. BEWARE OF STAGNANT WATER Water that has been resting inside pipes, appliances, or plumbing fixtures is no longer fresh and should not be consumed or used for [...]

Common Culprits For Drain & Sewer Clogs

When you have a clogged drain, it can be nasty business dealing with it in addition to the frustration that it causes. Your first thought may be to put it off for later, or maybe it’ll get better all by itself. Unfortunately, that’s wishful thinking, and it could exacerbate the clogged drain or sewer problem by putting it off. However unpleasant it may be, it’s best to deal with clogs right away to avoid other issues that could accompany clogs, such as leaks, foul odors, and sewage backups. But, how do you clear a clog if you don’t know what’s causing it? Well, the [...]

Tips For Preparing Your Home’s Plumbing For Winter

Every fall season, every Minnesotan knows it’s time to prepare for the long, cold winter months. You had your furnace checked out and it’s working fine. You’ve got good lighting outside on those walkways. Maybe you added insulation in your attic to keep your home nice and comfortable. But, have you prepared your home’s plumbing system for winter? Here’s what to know. Winterizing Outdoor Plumbing The first thing you want to do is prepare your outdoor plumbing. Disconnect any garden hoses you have outside and store them for winter. Freezing, expanding water can ruin your garden hoses. Next on your checklist is to shut [...]

Water Damage: The Need For Speedy Cleanup

Unwanted water somewhere in your home is certainly cause to sound the alarm. If not mitigated quickly, water can damage anything it touches and comes into contact with. That said, water cleanup in a home or business is an extensive job requiring the experience and know-how of trained and certified professionals. DIY cleaning techniques, when it comes to water damage, are almost always simply not enough. Here’s what to do if your home or business sustains water damage. Need For Speedy Cleanup Many things can cause water damage. You may have a sewer line problem, a toilet backup, sump pump failure with basement [...]

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