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Think Twice Before You Warm up This Winter With a Steaming Hot Shower

November 9, 2016

Before you get all excited about a hot shower, consider this: It’s actually not so good for your skin... Read more


Be Thankful for Your Plumber This Thanksgiving

November 3, 2016

While we should all of course be thankful if we’re fortunate enough to be surrounded by family and friends who are all in good health and for all of the other good things the year brings, we should also spare a little thought of thanks for our friendly neighborhood plumber...Read more


Why You Should Tour Your Local Waste Water Treatment Plant

October 17, 2016

Touring a waste water treatment plant is probably not anyone’s first idea of a good time. However, your waste water affects the environment and you. If you use...Read more


History of the Toilet

September 30, 2016

The toilet is one of the single most important inventions ever, in terms of contributing to our standard of living, comfort and community health — but you won’t find...Read more


10 Perks of Being a Plumber

September 23, 2016

Have you ever wondered why someone would choose to be a plumber? Maybe you've considered it as a career for yourself. Either way, the plumbing trade is a rewarding career...Read more


Common Home Insurance Claims and How to Prevent Them

September 22, 2016

Home insurance claims are more common than many people think. Each year,one in fifteen homes makes an insurance claim. Most of these claims are because of...Read more


The Don'ts of Plumbing DIY

August 8, 2016

Every homeowner has attempted do-it-yourself plumbing repair. This is a great idea, as many plumbing issues can be fixed with just a little bit...Read more


Cool Down This Summer With Fun Sprinkler Games

August 1, 2016

Summer can be a blast, especially if you’re resourceful and can think of fun ways to use your home for activities! A sprinkler or sprinkler system can be a key tool for creating...Read more


Bath vs. Showers: Pros and Cons

July 14, 2016

In today’s world, it’s pretty uncommon to see residential plumbing feature a bathtub but not a shower, although it’s not so surprising...Read more


Guide to Summer Thunderstorms and Your Plumbing

July 7, 2016

When it comes to residential plumbing, you can bet that most of your pipes are made of metal, which of course is a conductor of electricity. What does all of this have to do with...Read more


Commercial Plumbing: Common Problems

June 29, 2016

Business owners have enough on their plate to worry about with the risk of expensive plumbing problems. Unfortunately, many times your maintenance crew won’t have the experience to detect issues before they lead to major damage. ...Read more


Your Toilet and You

June 22, 2016

How familiar are you with your toilet? If you’re anything like most homeowners, you’re happy enough to ignore it until a problem occurs. It’s important to know the basics of residential plumbing maintenance ...Read more


All About the Pipes

June 9, 2016

Your residential plumbing isn’t as complicated as it seems, though you still should hire a professional to handle major repairs if you don’t know what you’re doing. When it comes to pipes and plumbing, a small mistake can lead to big problems...Read more


Common Plumbing: 23 Things You Should Know How to Do Around the House

June 3, 2016

Plumbing powers the essential utilities in our homes and enables us to accomplish daily and essential tasks, such as shower, drink water, cook, wash hands, brush teeth, flush the toilet, clean, heat water, treat air and more...Read more


Lead Pipes: When and How to Replace Them

May 27, 2016

Lead pipes are among the most insidious plumbing problems. Why? Because we did it to ourselves. Up until the 1950s, builders were installing lead pipes into homes. We’ve already...Read more


Spring Plumbing Maintenance Tips

May 20, 2016

No one wants to deal with plumbing maintenance. Many homeowners forget about it entirely until there is a problem. You want to avoid that, because sooner or later, you’ll be facing major repairs. Spring is an excellent ...Read more


The Danger of Drips and Leaks

Mar 24, 2016

Over time, household leaks lead to thousands of gallons in wasted water. They increasingly get worse as well. It’s to your advantage to call Mr. Rooter of Oneida to fix leaky pipe problems right away. Not only can you conveniently schedule expected repairs around your schedule, but you’ll also...Read more


Your Sump Pump and You

Mar 24, 2016

April showers bring may flowers… and sump pump problems, if you’re not prepared. You need a sump pump inspection every year, even if your system is currently running smoothly. These devices remove excess water from under the foundation of your home. Schedule a sump pump inspection or repair with...Read more


Cold Weather and Your Water Heater

Mar 17, 2016

Some of the worst winter plumbing problems prevent your water heater from working properly. Not only can this waste your money, but you may also suffer through cold showers or worse – you may lose your ability to bathe at...Read more


What Causes Basement Flooding? Understanding the Complex Science of Water in and Around the Home

Mar 9, 2016

Water seems so simple most of the time. We know it as a life-giving necessity, as well as a basic element. Sometimes we call it by its chemical name, H20. We need it daily for drinking, washing, cooking and other important tasks. If we think about news headlines, we know that water...Read more


5 Winter Plumbing Tips and Tricks

Feb 11, 2016

The cold air and heavy precipitation in Oneida poses unique risks, and if you don’t take precautions, you could wind up with significant repair bills once spring rolls in. You can avoid winter plumbing problems in just a few simple steps by following these plumbing tips for a safe and...Read more


What’s That Sound? It May Be Your Plumbing

Jan 28, 2016

Hearing an unusual sound coming from your plumbing is an indication that something is not working right. The first step is to pinpoint where exactly the sound is coming from. The location of the noise can point you in the right direction when looking for a solution. Consider the following when...Read more


The Benefits of a Plumbing Camera Inspection

Jan 14, 2016

When you want the latest innovations in plumbing, you want a camera inspection that can identify plumbing problems without guesswork. So much of your plumbing system is hidden from view, and it can often be hard to reach without significant troubleshooting. Our waterproof video camera goes...Read more


How to Deal With and Prevent Common Plumbing Problems

Dec 15, 2015

Have you had to live in your home without water? It is difficult and affects many of your daily activities. No water or problems with your plumbing system can mean you need to call in a professional to get your home in working order again, and if that’s the case, give us a call and we’ll be...Read more


How to Prevent Laundry Plumbing Problems

Oct 22, 2015

No one really enjoys doing laundry, but it’s one of those chores that has to be done. If your laundry plumbing isn’t working properly or causing problems, it makes laundry day an even bigger hassle. Insufficient water flow, leaks and floods, or improper rinsing can all lead to major headaches....Read more


Septic Tanks 101

Oct 8, 2015

Many homes in the Oneida area have a septic tank to treat waste water. While many different models and configurations exist for residential septic tanks, they all have the same two main components...Read more


Fall Water Heater Maintenance

Sep 24, 2015

There’s never a good time to have problems with your hot water heater, but having your water heater break down in the middle of winter is a big hassle. Before the mercury drops and the snow starts to fly, call an expert for fall home water heater maintenance. By working with a professional team...Read more


How to Reduce Your Home’s Water Use

Sep 10, 2015

We can all think of many reasons to reduce our home water usage. It saves money, it’s good for the environment, and it puts less of a strain on our well or municipal water source. In the case of hot water usage, there’s the double hit to your water bill and your water heating bill. So if you’re...Read more


Your Caulking and Re-Caulking How-To

Aug 27, 2015

You’ve seen the gaps in the seal around your tub, shower or sink, and that means water is disappearing in there and laying the groundwork for a future mold problem. We know you don’t like mold and want to keep it out of your bathroom, so replace that aged caulk and add caulking to your bathroom...Read more


What Are the Most Common Plumbing Problems?

Aug 14, 2015

Plumbing is one of the most important pieces of a home, but we rarely think about it until something goes wrong. When you’ve got a problem, you want a solution as soon as possible.

You can avoid many common issues by setting a regular plumbing maintenance schedule that involves quick...Read more


How to Properly Clean a Grease Trap

Jul 23, 2015

Grease traps are amazing tools that help keep your establishment smelling great, so your customers keep coming back. They’re also often the biggest annoyance that restaurants face, especially if you forget to clean them on a regular basis.

Proper grease trap maintenance can keep your...Read more


Self-Cleaning Water Heaters: Good or Bad?

Jul 9, 2015

Water heaters make our homes better and more comfortable. They help clean the dishes, remove dirt and stains from the clothes we wear, and help us start the day with a warm, relaxing scrub. Because of this, new innovations in water heating technology are often centered around water heater...Read more


How to Stop A Running Toilet

Jun 19, 2015

When you have a runaway toilet on your hands, it can be a frustrating mess that no one wants to clean up. If you have a blockage that prevents your toilet from draining, your problems can get even bigger as the water rises...Read more


Why Oneida Water Heater Maintenance Should Be Part of Your Spring Cleaning

May 29, 2015

Spring is the perfect time to dust off your tools and tackle all of the jobs you noticed while you were holed up all winter. While it’s easy to remember to check the gutters and dust every shelf, it’s important to include house maintenance such as water heater service.

Don’t let a tough...Read more


How to Prevent Drain Clogs

May 29, 2015

The best tips to prevent clogged drains are the simplest to incorporate into your daily routine. Working to prevent clogs will keep your plumbing happy, reduce the chance of damage to your house, and help you avoid the sinking feeling of standing water.

Drain clogs also seem to always...Read more


Why Is My Shower Flooding? How Do I Make It Stop?

Apr 23, 2015

A nice warm shower in the morning, after a workout or at the end of a long day is a simple pleasure most of us truly cherish. But sometimes what starts out as a soothing experience quickly turns into a stressful one, as you notice the water level in your tub steadily rising around your feet and...Read more


Are You Ready for a Plumbing Emergency? What to do When Your Heater Breaks Down

Apr 9, 2015

For most homeowners, plumbing doesn’t typically cross your mind until you’re staring an emergency in the face. But as soon as the water starts backing up in your sink, overflowing in the bathroom or spilling out onto your basement floor, it can feel akin to the sky falling. In order to avoid...Read more


Call An Expert Plumber Company for Meeting Emergency Plumbing Requirements

Mar 6, 2015

Leaky pipes in the bathroom and kitchen are among a few common problems that often make the daily lives of people miserable. These problems need to be resolved as soon as possible. Unattended leaks can lead to potential water damage to cabinets and flooring. People who find themselves with...Read more


Summer Plumbing Tips

Mar 6, 2015

School might already be out for summer break, but summer officially starts tomorrow (June 20th). Here’s a few tips to make sure your home is ready for summer!

There’s no better time to get outside than the summer time. Hiking, swimming, and a number of sports will keep your family busy...Read more


6 Tips for Getting to know your Garbage Disposal

Mar 6, 2015

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Sprinkler Maintenance Tips

Mar 6, 2015

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Tips from Your Local Plumber: Adding a Little Green to Your Home

Mar 6, 2015

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5 Easy Ways to Add a Little Green to Your Home

Mar 6, 2015

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Buying Tips: Your Kitchen Sink

Mar 6, 2015

Your kitchen is most likely the hub of your home. Even if you don’t sit down for a daily meal – everyone has to pass through from time to time, even if it’s just for a bowl of cereal. From preparing your food to the cleanup of the leftover dishes, your sink has a lot to handle on a day to day...Read more


Mold : Don’t Ignore It

Mar 6, 2015

Mold and mildew are one of those things that every person and plumber dreads to see. In a weird way (at times – and more in nature than in our homes), mold can almost be beautiful – however it’s one of those things that creep up on us. For those of us...Read more


How to Fix a Slow Bathtub Drain

Mar 6, 2015

Some home improvements are easy to fix at home, others require the help of your local Oneida plumber. One common problem that eventually finds it’s way into most homes is a...Read more


Drain Cleaning 101

Mar 6, 2015

Drain’s clog, it’s a plumbing fact of life. If you notice your drains moving a little slower than they should be – or a clog waiting to happen, here’s a few simple tips to clear the drain and get water moving again...Read more


5 Reasons for A Wet Basement

Mar 6, 2015

If you are a homeowner with a basement, one of the biggest concerns we hear about is a wet or flooding basement. Since your basement is out of the way and something you probably don’t use on a daily basis, problems might occur and go unnoticed. A wet basement...Read more


Down The Drain: The Weird Side of Flushing Toilets

Mar 6, 2015

People are funny – common sense says that things like cell phones should not be flushed down the toilet, but we’ve seen some crazy things go down the drain! We’ve talked a lot about things that shouldn’t go down the...Read more


Spring Plumbing Tips

Mar 6, 2015

It might not feel like spring yet, but it’s finally coming. You might be looking around and seeing snow still on the ground and the sky might still be gray but March 20th is the first day of spring for 2014. We thought we’d remind you of some spring ...Read more


How Mr. Rooter Saved the World!

Mar 6, 2015

Until the 18th Century, Europeans used chamber pots for bodily waste and dumped the contents into the street where it mixed with horse droppings...Read more


Hug A Plumber Day 2014

Mar 6, 2015

Today, April 25th is Hug a Plumber Day! Without plumbers, most people would find themselves in deep … well you know what!! Most people forget about their plumbing until the very last minute. Our Mr. Rooter plumbers are on call 24/7 – something you can’t say about every profession out there! We...Read more


How NOT to Clean Your Drain

Mar 6, 2015

When your drain clogs, you normally don’t rush to pick up your phone to call your plumber. You might if sewage is regurgitating up your shower drain – but if water is just pooling, most home owners opt to roll up their sleeves and try to fix it...Read more


Have a Smelly Bathroom?

Mar 6, 2015

Smells are a wonderful thing, unless they are related to your plumbing. Walking through your home and smelling the fresh flowers on your table is a lovely experience. Walking into your bathroom and smelling something that makes your nose wrinkle is not...Read more


Common Causes For A Clogged Drain

Mar 6, 2015

Drains backing up is inevitable in any home; especially if the drain is used frequently. As plumbers, we see a lot of clogged drains in the showers, toilets, and your sinks (especially the kitchen sink!). Here are a few of the common causes for clogged drains in your home...Read more


Plumbing Checklist

Mar 6, 2015

Making a list and checking it twice is not just a job for Santa. As a homeowner, you know that regular maintenance is required to keep your home up and running – otherwise you could be facing a disaster one day. One of the best ways to cut down on a plumbing emergency is to do prevention...Read more

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