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  • Rooter Experts Explain: What is Trenchless Inliner Service?

    Every few weeks Rooter Experts likes to help explain some of our Los Angeles plumbing services to you, the customer. It is nice to know what you are paying for, what benefits it has over other procedures, and why it is necessary for your residence. We’ve already explained how HydroJetting services work , and this week we will be explaining exactly what trenchless inliner service is.

    Re-Piping Services

    When pipes get old, rusty, cracked, shifted out of place, or ruined in any other way that could cause leaking, they must be replaced with re-piping services . If this is behind a toilet or under a cabinet, no problem! The Los Angeles plumbing company will simply turn off the water, take out the old pipe, and put in a new one.

    Now, if it is behind a wall, re-piping services are slightly more difficult, but still quite doable. Using technology, we can locate the spot of a leak, cut through the sheet rock, and replace the leak.

    But what happens if the busted pipe is underground?

    Trenchless Inliner Service

    With years of experience in the plumbing business, we have the know-how and tools to determine the location of a busted pipe, even if it is under the soil. That is all well and fine, but you’re probably wondering how we fix the problem without tearing up your backyard; that’s where trenchless inliner services come in.

    Trenchless inliner services are mean by which we can replace old pipes without having to dig up the length of the pipe, aka dig a trench. Instead, our Los Angeles plumbing team will dig two holes in the dirt along the pipe. We insert a device into one hole and drag it through the existing pipe and out through the other hole. This trenchless inliner creates a new pipe within the old one, so the flow of water does not have to be re-directed and the existing pipe can remain where it’s located. Afterwards, we simply fill back in the two holes.

    Los Angeles Plumbing

    Hopefully that explanation helps you to understand how trenchless inliner services work and why they are beneficial, at least if you like your yard. Call Rooter Experts if you want top-notch Los Angeles plumbing or emergency plumbing services.

  • Plumbing Fun Facts!

    Plumbing is serious business, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have a little fun. Here are some plumbing fun facts and statistics that will boggle your mind!

    Did you know?

    The two most famous plumbers in the world are the fictional brothers Mario and Luigi, stars of hundreds of Nintendo video games.

    Before toilet paper, some of the items used include a mussel shell, leaves, a stick with a sponge on the end, hand, and corncobs.

    Genius Albert Einstein is quoted in 1954 having said that if he could go back and do his life over again, he would be a plumber rather than a scientist or a teacher. Because of this, Einstein became an honorary member of the Plumbers and Steamfitters Union.

    Since 1963, over 25 billion feet of copper plumbing has been laid in the United States. This is enough to circle the earth 200 times.

    Copper is the main material used for plumbing systems today and was also the metal used by Ancient Egyptians for their piping back in 2500 B.C.

    Money Saving Facts

    Installing a low flush toilet can save up to 18,000 gallons each year!

    Stop those drips! If a leaky faucet can fill an 8 ounce glass in 15 minutes, which equates to 2,160 gallons per year. That is a lot of lost water and money.

    The average home wastes 9,000 gallons per year just waiting for water to heat up. That accounts for 15% of annual water heating costs.

    Bathroom Statistics

    One in four Americans with kids go to the bathroom to escape their duties and relax.

    Almost 33% of Americans sing in the shower.

    89% of women leave the toilet seat down, while only 70% of men in America leave it down.

    32% of men claimed to have made love in a bathroom, which is double the number of women making the same statement.

    85% of Americans who lost something down the toilet decided to retrieve the item themselves using their hands, a toilet scrubber, removing the drain, or some other homemade device.

    Emergency Plumbing

    Hopefully you don’t lose a ring wallet, or cell phone down the drain, but if it happens, don’t be one of the people who stick a hand down. Rooter Experts has emergency plumbing to retrieve the item, perform drain cleaning, or fix a leak. Just call 888-488-4808 .

  • How HydroJetting Services Work

    If you have dealt with a clogged drain that needed cleaning in the recent past, you may have stumbled upon the phrase “HydroJetting.” Initially, that name sounds like some sort of awesome new watercraft, but it is actually a tool that plumbers use for drain cleaning. But what exactly does HydroJetting do?

    Well, it is not what it does that is important; it’s what it does better than other drain cleaning tools that counts. Here is a brief rundown of the various methods which Los Angeles plumbing companies use to unclog pipes.

    What Causes Pipe Clogs?

    To start, let me mention the two ways that pipes typically get clogged; all-at-once or gradually over time.

    First of all, there is the scenario where the toddler waddles to the bathroom, unravels all the toilet paper, and flushes it, shutting off the flow of water. It is actually less common for a clog to be caused by one giant mess, and usually requires someone to be draining a substance they shouldn’t be.

    The second, more common scenario is that a woman (or long-haired man) is brushing hair in the, with long strands circling the drain. Some of these get stuck to gunk on the sides of the pipes, causing more to stick, until a whole nest of hair has accumulated. Suddenly and unexpectedly, your water isn’t draining properly.

    Now that you have recognized the dilemma, you need drain cleaning services.

    Traditional Drain Cleaning Methods

    Traditional drain cleaning services were comprised of two efficient, yet flawed methods: chemicals and physical force.

    Your first response is to try chemical solutions designed to dissolve the blockage and re-allow water flow. They are easy to use: just unscrew the cap and pour down the drain.

    The problem is that the chemicals can be very bad for the environment and they are often not strong enough to fully remove the problem, so you just have to repeat this action every month or two. When you become fed-up with this routine, you will undoubtedly try to remove it by force.

    The force method involves hiring a plumber to visit your residence or simply buying the plumber’s snake yourself. A plumber’s snake is a long cable that is used to physically dislodge and clog in a drain. Easy to use, but again comes with a catch.

    The problems arise when the blockage is two deep for the snake, which is typically 25 feet long. If you bought one yourself, you may also chip or scrape your porcelain with the unwieldy tool. And even if you are successful, sometimes excess material is left stuck to the pipe, creating the need for further drain cleaning in the future.

    What is the solution to this dilemma?!

    HydroJetting: New Age Plumbing Technology

    HydroJetting services are simple, safe, and efficient ways to remove clogs. Much like a plumber’s snake, HydroJetting requires that a long hose be inserted into the drain and fed down the pipe. But unlike the snake, the HydroJetting machine uses a heavy duty water spray rather than brute force, similar to a power washer.

    The jets of water not only wash away the blockage, but it also cleans the sides of the pipe, because they spray in multiple directions simultaneously. This method is safer for the environment, better for porcelain, and eliminates future clog risks. Overall, you cannot ask for a better drain cleaning service than HydroJetting.

  • Ancient Roman Plumbing

    Everybody today takes their water supply for granted. We never consider where the water comes from or where it takes the waste to. As far as we car, it just sort of happens. But this mindset is modern.

    During the Dark Ages, many of the disease and plagues that wiped out thousands of people, most famously “The Black Death,” could be attributed to improper disposal of waste and contaminated drinking water. Proper piping systems could have prevented some of those deaths.

    This makes it seem like plumbing is a new technology, but that is simply not the case. The true inventors of plumbing and architects of elaborate sewage systems were the Ancient Romans, tracing back as early as 800 BC.

    So why did Middle Age citizens suffer from plagues? Because the empire’s collapse reversed most of the hard work and accomplishments, setting plumbing back for generations.

    Roman Plumbing Technology

    Unbelievably, Romans had plumbing technology that was similar to the systems we use in modern times, including sewers, latrines, and aqueducts.

    The Roman Aqueducts were a system of eleven distribution tunnels that carried water throughout Rome. Latrines, which are ancient outhouses, became important places to socialize in Rome. They received recycled water to flush away bodily waste into nearby streams and rivers, while the best quality water was used for sanitary measures, like cooking.

    The sewer systems began as public services, but were later developed as an integral component of private residences, although it is believed that Roman people threw rubbish from the windows of their houses onto the streets.

    In reality, Roman citizens actually became accustomed to high standards of hygienic living, similar to what we have today. Unfortunately, the concept of plumbing never caught on during the Middle Ages…

    Drain Cleaning

    Ancient Roman pipes were made of terra cotta and reinforced with concrete to prevent bursting. Luckily, modern pipes are more durable. But they still get clogged from time to time.

    If you need a Los Angeles plumbing company to do some drain cleaning , you have come the right place. Rooter Experts offers a wide array of drain cleaning services that are sure to get the job done. Contact us for more details.