One of the most specialized tools of a sewer and plumber professional is the rooter. Most times, a faulty sewer line calls for the expertise of a plumber. During such cases, it is best when the individual understands the:
- Basics of the rooter itself, and
- How the rooter works
Having this knowledge leads to a more productive conversation between the plumber and the client. This also means that such a client is familiar with the problems and solutions of the plumbing system. A good knowledge of the rooter service will put you in a better position to ask the plumber the right questions. Eventually, this will lead to the proper execution of the plumbing services by the plumber.
Essentially, the rooter is a type of plumber’s snake. It is made up of sharp blades attached to a heavy-duty cable that can be inserted into sewer lines. They are called ‘rooters’ because they break up invasive tree roots when the blades are turned by an attached motor. As a revolutionary invention, the rooter made it possible for sewer contractors to access the underground pipes without digging up the lawn. With the rooter, the sewer contractors could work on underground pipes wrapped in knots of root systems.
Homeowners and plumbers have a lot to benefit from the rooter. Some of the benefits include reduced cost and enhanced productivity. More than that, the rooter is a less invasive method when compared to excavation techniques. Sewer and plumbing professionals use diagnostic tools coupled with their expertise to execute projects. For instance, when a pipe becomes clogged, it may be due to tree roots in pipes. These diagnostic tools determine if a rooter is needed in this case.
However, it is easy to think that getting rid of the roots will provide lasting solutions to the plumbing problems. The presence of roots shows that there may be certain damages (such as holes) in the piping structure. But the rooter is the initial step in getting the pipes to work again. Furthermore, there is a need to make repairs in the sewer line to ensure that the piping system works again. In that case, sewer line replacement may be required. Essentially, this should also prevent uninvited roots from getting into the pipes in the future.
It is important to have a good knowledge of the plumbing system because not every professional will run their clients through the whole process. When the client knows what the rooter is, the working modules, and the reason for repair, then there is a lesser risk for unsatisfactory results. In addition to that, knowing the landscape of the property will ensure that the sewer lines are well taken care of.
Fact is everybody can’t be a professional in executing sewer line repair. But efficient and satisfactory plumbing service and drain repair can be achieved with the client’s guidance. Rather than make inquiries about the plumbing system, quality inputs during conversations will show the plumber that the client is involved and informed. A high number of such clients achieve satisfactory results most times.