Bathroom Drain Cleaning Services
Between the sink, tub and toilet, there is plenty of plumbing in the bathroom in your home. This means there are ample opportunities for you to need bathroom plumbing repairs. Maybe you have a leaky faucet or your toilet isn’t running properly. Perhaps you’ve noticed you could use some bathroom plumbing tips on how to clean your drain or a clogged tub. Roto-Rooter offers many services to help you handle everything from bathroom faucet repairs to bathroom drain cleaning. Here are a few tips for trying to fix these issues yourself:
Clogged tub drain
Bathtub drains don’t just have soap and water running through them. Hair and even pet fur make their way into the pipes and can cause a seriously clogged tub drain. The best way to remove the block? Prevent it from happening in the first place. Always use a tub strainer to keep hair and other items out of your plumbing. Frequently clean the strainer so the water can properly drain from your bathtub. In the event of a clog, remove the strainer and try applying a flat plunger to the drain. If nothing happens in a few pushes, you may need professional help. Call Roto-Rooter and we’ll send an experienced professional to assess and address the situation. Our plumbers carry all the tools of the trade and will be able to get your bathtub into working condition in no time.
Bathroom drain cleaning
When you do a weekly bathroom cleaning, you probably tackle the sink, mirror, floor and toilet. Don’t forget the bathtub! Soap scum and mildew can build up, making it more likely that you will have a clogged tub drain. To lessen the likelihood that you will experience these issues, grab a brush and give your entire bathtub and the surrounding wall tiles a good scrub. Use a bathroom cleaner that is easy on grout so you don’t end up causing more harm than good. Spend a moment or two paying special attention to the drain as well. Clean out the strainer and wash the stopper. Make sure there isn’t any hair making its way into your pipes, as it may cause a clog. Questions? Call Roto-Rooter. Our team can offer helpful advice on ways to clean your bathroom that will help keep your plumbing in top shape.
Bathroom plumbing tips
In order to DIY any plumbing issues, from leaks to clogs, you must know a bit about your plumbing. There are some great plumbing tips here that you can reference. It’s also helpful to understand a little about bathroom faucet repair, how to unclog a drain and even how to replace old seals on your toilet and sink. If you’re ever working on a plumbing project, be sure to turn the water off before getting started. This will prevent you from accidentally getting water all over and make it easier for you to work. For issues that are too big for you to handle or that you just can’t figure out, call Roto-Rooter. We’ll come equipped to handle your toughest plumbing problems.
Bathroom & Shower Leak Repair Services
Besides the kitchen, the bathroom is the location in your home with the most plumbing. Your shower, bathtub and toilet add up to quite a few opportunities for potential leaks. Roto-Rooter offers a full list of bathroom plumbing services to take care of the biggest and smallest issues in this important room in your home. The following are some aspects of your bathroom to keep an eye on in case there is a plumbing problem, and we’ll also delve into maintenance tips:
Bathroom shower repair
Everyone’s had that shower or tub faucet that doesn’t seem to ever get tight enough. Not only is the drip-drip sound obnoxious, but this bathroom leak is also bad for the environment, as it wastes precious water. If you have a little leak like this one or a much bigger problem (e.g., almost nonexistent water pressure, fluctuating temperatures), Roto-Rooter can help. Our plumbers are equipped with almost every tool they could need to take care of bathroom shower repairs and any other major (or minor) plumbing issues.
Bathroom tips and maintenance
Believe it or not, simply cleaning your bathroom isn’t enough to keep it in good working order. While it’s sanitary to wipe down the counters, mop the floor and scrub the toilet, none of these actions are considered plumbing maintenance. Don’t worry, you don’t need a certificate or degree to keep an eye on things and spot an issue. The best way to stay on top of maintenance is to be on the lookout for bathroom leaks.
Once a month, take a close look at all the fixtures and faucets in your bathroom. Turn the water on and see if there are any drips where there shouldn’t be. Shower leaks may occur from the tub faucet while the shower is turned on, or even down the wall from where your shower head is attached. Also, turn on the sink faucet and see if you notice any water coming out from where the fixture meets the sink basin or wall. As for the toilet, check around the base to be sure it is properly sealed to the floor. Some condensation is normal in the summertime or hot climates, but any more than a few drops could mean a serious problem. Take note of any issues so you can discuss them with a Roto-Rooter plumber.
You can prevent your toilet from leaking by being careful with it. The bowl and most of the toilet that you can see is made out of china, ceramic or other breakable materials that can easily crack if you drop something on them or accidentally knock them with a tool like a wrench. Never use a hammer on any component of your toilet, as you may miss and crack the bowl, tank or stand. If you are taking on DIY toilet fixes, be sure your hands are dry. Wet hands are more likely to slip when using heavy tools. A toilet can last a lifetime, but the fixtures inside will need replacing. During your monthly check-in, take a look inside the tank to see if you spot any rips, tears or other malfunctions. If you do, refrain from using the toilet and give Roto-Rooter a call.
If you spot a leak
During your monthly inspection (or regular use of your bathroom), you may spot a leak. When this occurs, don’t panic. For big leaks where the water flow is significant, simply turn the water off and call a Roto-Rooter plumber. Smaller issues you may be able to take care of yourself by replacing a seal, tightening a faucet or even cleaning out a fixture. There are many helpful websites and tutorials available to assist you with at-home plumbing. See what you can do on your own, but don’t hesitate to contact Roto-Rooter when you feel that the job is too big for you and requires a professional. We can assess the situation and find ways to prevent the issue from occurring again
Shower Repair & Installation Services: Faucets, Tubs, and Pipes
Bathrooms aren’t what they used to be. Today’s bathrooms feature a wide array of shower and tub options, including sophisticated showerheads, spa-like water jets, faucet designs, and steam systems, along with many water-saving options.
Roto-Rooter’s licensed plumbing specialists are masters of all bathroom plumbing repairs, replacement, and installation. Specifically, our tub and shower plumbing services include:
• Bathtub and shower repair and installation
• Water pressure fixes
• Faucet repair and replacement
• Showerhead repair and replacement
• Leaky pipes and fixtures
• Clogged drains
• Shower and tub retrofitting
• Water pipe relocation
• Low-flow showerheads and faucets
• Walk-in bathtub connections
• High-tech options for showers and bathtubs
Of course, our plumbing experts are available 24 hours a day to handle your shower or bathtub emergency, or provide any other bathroom plumbing services, including toilet repairs. In addition, Roto-Rooter can help you upgrade to eco-friendly appliances and bathroom fixtures, as well as provide you with a number of water conservation tips.
Give our experts a call at 1-800-768-6911 or schedule an appointment online at your convenience.
*All services not available from all locations.
To remove mineral deposits on your showerhead, half fill a plastic bag with white vinegar then secure the bag over the showerhead with a rubber band or twist tie and leave it in place overnight. Remove the bag and gently clean showerhead with a soft toothbrush to remove the loosened deposits. Your showerhead will look and function like new.
Unclog a Shower Drain Using Household Items
Toilet Plumbing Services: Clogs, Repairs & Installation
If you have a problem toilet that always seems to clog, run, or lack flushing power—or if you need any sort of toilet repair or replacement—Roto-Rooter’s licensed plumbing specialists can solve the problem.
Is there anything that causes more frustration than a toilet that won’t flush? Water rises in the bowl and begins spilling onto the floor as panic sets in. If a toilet requires plunging on a regular basis, there is probably an obstruction in the trap or farther down the drainpipe. It may even be a symptom of a bigger problem farther down the sewer line. We’re experts at dealing with clogged toilets—in fact, it’s one of our most-requested bathroom plumbing services.
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If you hear water running in your toilet tank for extended periods after a flush, then your toilet is leaking. This means it is dumping water down the overflow tube and wasting up to 200 gallons of water daily. The problem may be a corroded overflow pipe or flush valve assembly. Sometimes the culprit is a worn out flapper valve. Stop jiggling the handle and call Roto-Rooter. Chances are you’ll save enough money on your next few water bills to cover the cost of the toilet repair.
If your toilet was manufactured before 1994, it is probably costing you a fortune in water. Most older toilets used 3.5 gallons per flush (gpf). Newer low-flow toilets use only 1.6 gpf and the newest low-flow designs provide the same amount of flushing power as old 3.5-gallon models. A Roto-Rooter plumber can install an efficient new toilet that will conserve water and save you money month after month.
There are many new environmentally-friendly toilet designs that go even further to save water. Some designs have a dual flushing system which uses only 0.9 gpf for liquid waste but all 1.6 gpf for solid waste. You are welcome to purchase a toilet from the store of your choice then seek our plumbing services to have it installed. We can also provide you with options before delivering and installing the toilet you want.
Curious about how to fix a clogged toilet yourself? Check out our helpful bathroom tips, which also includes insights on bathroom faucet repairs, cleaning your aerator properly, and more.
What are you waiting for? Call Roto-Rooter at 1-800-768-6911 or book an appointment online.
*All services not available from all locations.
• One of the more popular toilet myths suggests that when toilets flush in the northern hemisphere, the water circulates clockwise in the bowl while toilets in the southern hemisphere circulate counter-clockwise, supposedly due to the Coriolis Effect caused by the rotation of the Earth. This sounds fascinating, but it is not true. In fact, toilets flush the direction they do solely because of the manufacturer’s design. The Coriolis Effect is a real force but it does not impact toilets or sinks.
• According to the World Toilet Organization, the average person uses the toilet six to eight times a day or 2,500 times per year. That translates to three years of someone’s life spent using the toilet.
• Roto-Rooter, the company that makes more plumbing service calls than all other plumbing companies, repairs more than 75,000 toilets per year.