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Back to School Plumbing Checklist

Now that the kids are back in their school routine, homeowners have more time to take care of any maintenance projects that were set aside during the summer. Mr. Rooter put together a checklist of four common plumbing problems that we notice as we transition to fall. Of course, none of these situations are ideal during the busy holiday season, so now is a great time to address any lingering problems.

  • Bathroom Drains

Whether it’s the sink, toilet or shower drain, no one wants their family or friends to have a frustrating experience while using the bathroom. Be sure to check out how your bathroom drains are flowing. If it seems slower than normal or is backing up, there could potentially be a blockage in the pipe. Call Mr. Rooter! We provide prompt service and get it fixed right away.

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  • Garbage Disposal

A broken garbage disposal is the last thing anyone wants to deal with – especially when the holiday season is here. Make sure the kitchen is ready to go before the festivities begin! The average lifespan of a garbage disposal is 12 years, so if yours doesn’t seem to be doing the job like it used to, or you have concerns about needing a repair or replacement, Mr. Rooter can discuss options and the best value with an upfront flat rate price.

Also, before the holidays do get here… and a problem-free kitchen becomes even more mandatory, check out Mr. Rooter’s garbage disposal “do’s and don’ts” list!

Mr. Rooter plumber inspecting the pipes underneath a sink.

  • Hot Water

Everyone loves a warm shower when the weather is cold and rainy. But does your home supply enough hot water to consistently give you what you need? If not, it’s important to have a licensed plumber out to inspect your water heater. They’ll be able to update you on the quality of its condition and give you tips on how to be efficient with hot water. Oh, and of course the family will greatly appreciate no longer needing to argue over who gets the first shower!

  • Laundry Drain

Part of living in the Northwest includes dealing with the wet and muddy conditions. We all know that as winter approaches, the laundry room gets used more often. That’s why just like any other drain, the laundry drain also needs some TLC (tender loving care). Don’t forget that all of the dirt, soap and debris from clothes build up over time. Take extra precaution and have a qualified drain expert out to clean the laundry line, that way the kids’ dirty sports uniforms and pet towels can all get cleaned on time.Mr. Rooter plumber replacing washer hoses with stainless steel hoses.

Need help – Mr. Rooter is your courteous plumbing professional.

Take advantage of the back-to-school calendar and prioritize any plumbing repairs that your home should have done. If you need a local plumber who can work around your schedule, Mr. Rooter offers convenient appointment times every day of the week. We’d be happy to assist you with any of your plumbing, drain or sewer needs – and there’s no extra charge for service on weekends or nights!