Blocked drainage pipe caused by an invasion of tree roots in Granite City, IL

What is Rooter Service?

Are your toilets, bathtubs, and sinks draining slowly? Have you used drain cleaner and plunged until you are out of breath? Chances are you will need to call a Granite City, IL plumbing company that offers rooter services to eliminate tough pipeline clogs caused by corrosion, accumulated debris, or tree root growth.

Another sign of a clogged sewer line involves odd behaviors of things connected to your plumbing system. For example, if your washer is filling up with water and you flush the toilet at the same time, the toilet may stop draining and overflow instead. If you are washing dishes and your toilet starts bubbling, this can be another reason you need rooter service.

What Does a Rooter Plumber Do?

Our expert plumbers at Culler Plumbing Service provide rooter service in Granite City, Illinois when primary or secondary water pipes are clogged. We use special plumbing system tools that quickly remove underground pipe clogs and break up tree root clumps clogging pipes so that your plumbing system functions normally again.

A tangle of tree roots pulled out by a Plumbing Snake to unclog an external groundwater drain in Granite City, IL.

A “rooter” service is so named because the first rooter services only got rid of tree roots clogging a homeowner’s sewer lines. Today, rooter services are sometimes called “roto-rooter” services because they remove more than just tree roots from pipes.

What to Expect When Receiving Rooter Service?

When our Granite City, IL plumbers visit your home to provide rooter service, the first thing they will do is inspect sewer lines with state-of-the-art plumbing tools. In addition to determining the cause of the clog, our plumbers will be able to tell if you have any pipes that are broken, cracked or dislocated.

In most cases, plumbers use plumbing snakes to clear away tree roots or other material clogging pipes. Snakes are lengthy metal tubes equipped with a corkscrew blade and a motor to turn the blade. When used by professionals, plumbing snakes work efficiently and quickly to rid pipes of clogs.

How Do Rooter Plumbers Take Care of Tougher Clogs?

A vector illustration of a hydro-jetting tool pushing away roots & debris inside a pipe.

For tougher clogs that plumbing snakes cannot resolve, we use high-powered water jetting technology. Water jetting forces water into the drain to push out solid clogs consisting of grease, hair, non-flushable items, and accumulated mineral residue. Before using water jetting clogs, our plumber will inspect pipes to ensure they are not cracked, broken, or otherwise damaged.

Contact Culler Plumbing Services today by calling (618) 855-9600 in Granite City, IL for immediate rooter service if you have slow drains and consistently clogged pipes. You may also contact us on our website. We will inspect your plumbing system and recommend the best way to clean your pipes.

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