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  • The Most Common Problems Found in Old Homes

    “They just don’t make ‘em like this anymore” can be heard echoing across hallways in older homes all across America. For good ...

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  • Understanding Different Faucet Types

    Indoor spigots have brought water to your sink for longer than you’d think. The earliest examples date back to palaces in 1700 BC, ...

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  • 4 Plumbing Myths Busted

    While we can’t tell you how or where these myths got started, we know one thing for sure — they’re not true! Throughout the years, ...

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  • How Does a Septic Tank Work?

    Septic tanks aren’t exactly something people like to think about, let alone take the time to understand. Nevertheless, septic ...

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  • Plumbing Terms Every Homeowner Needs to Know

    Don't you hate it when you're talking to a home service professional and you have absolutely no idea what they are saying? Does it ...

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  • Toilet Facts You Never Knew You Wanted to Know

    Here at Mr. Rooter, we don’t take toilets for granted, and neither should you! After all, you’ll spend more than three months of ...

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  • How Do I Prepare My Plumbing for Winter?

    The cold season doesn't just bring a string of joyous holidays.. it also brings biting winds and freezing temperatures. This ...

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  • Help! My Shower Won't Drain

    When your morning shower starts to feel like a bath, thanks to rising water levels, it’s clear you have a problem on your hands. ...

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  • Finding the Source of Rust-Colored Water

    Many people take clean, clear water for granted. From washing clothes and dishes to taking a shower, it’s not until discolored ...

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  • Which is Better: Baths or Showers?

    It’s one of those things that everyone has a strong opinion on — baths or showers? Lifelong bath takers will usually tell you ...

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  • How Do I Get Rid of Fruit Flies in My Kitchen Drain?

    The last thing anyone wants to see in their kitchen is dozens of flies circling their sink drain. But unfortunately, it happens ...

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  • Your Most Common Plumbing Questions Answered by Mr. Rooter

    With nearly 50 years of experience under our belt, it’s pretty safe to say we’ve heard it all! From the outrageous to the ...

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  • The Subtle Signs of a Deteriorating Gas Line

    If you open your refrigerator and it isn’t cold, it’s clear there’s a problem. If you turn on the sink and water doesn’t come out, ...

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  • Eco-Friendly Plumbing Tips That Will Save You Money

    Though eco-friendly practices are certainly better for the environment (as evident by their name) the phrase “eco-friendly” has ...

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  • What is HydroScrub® Jetting and is it Really Worth it?

    A clogged drain can lead to a lot more than just bad water pressure in the shower (though admittedly, that is still pretty bad!). ...

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  • Signs of a Septic Tank Backup

    There are various reasons as to why a septic tank may fail. Solid substances can sometimes get stuck inside and cause blockages at ...

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  • Gettysburg Homeowners: Plumbing Problems You May Encounter

    Plumbing is part and parcel of our daily lives. Sometimes we, however, seem to take it for granted until something goes wrong. ...

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  • Spring Maintenance Tips for Plumbing in Your York Home

    There are several maintenance tips for plumbing in the spring for your York home. The first tip is to make sure that you fix all ...

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  • What are the Benefits of Low Flow Plumbing Fixtures?

    There are several benefits of installing low flow plumbing fixtures in your central Pennsylvania home. These fixtures can include ...

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  • Why Maintenance for Cold Weather Is Important

    Central Pennsylvania is about as cold as it can get during the winter. Even the fall has a tendency to be a bit worrisome at ...

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