Common Residential Plumbing Issues

Roto Rooter of Oklahoma can help you with any of your residential plumbing needs. Anything from new home construction to repairing a plumbing issue in your house. You can count on our professional plumbers for any plumbing issue you may have.

  Aerobic Treatment System - Aerobic treatment systems are on-site sewage treatment systems that use forced air to treat wastewater and surface application or drip irrigation to disperse the treated wastewater. They may also be used to replace subsurface systems that are failing due to high groundwater and/or poor soil. While aerobic systems may be designed without performing a soil test, it is recommended that a soil profile be performed at the site. Based on the results of the soil profile, you may be able to reduce the size of the dispersal field or install a subsurface system. While initial cost of a system is often, the bottom line, don’t forget the yearly maintenance costs of a system or the total five year cost of the system. Yearly maintenance costs vary with each type of system that will affect the 5-year total cost of the system. The initial cost plus the maintenance cost over a five year period provides a different view of ―the bottom line.

  Dishwasher - Your dishwasher is connected to your kitchen sink's water supply line and it depends on the sink's drainage system to get rid of spent water at the end of a cycle. If the sink plumbing is clogged, water will back up into your dishwasher. Roto-Rooter installs and replaces all dishwasher brands and we hook up their water supply lines and drains to provide you with years of trouble-free service. Roto-Rooter's licensed plumbing specialists also install refrigerator water lines to keep ice makers and drinking stations supplied with clean, fresh water. Dishwashers and water lines are some of our most common kitchen plumbing jobs.

  Drain Fields - We service drainage field pipes to get your septic system back in its most efficient operating condition. We have full excavation capabilities to handle jobs big or small. Roto-Rooter can repair or replace damaged drain field pipes/ lateral lines to allow for a more effective and trouble-free septic system. We offer environmentally-friendly septic tank treatment products that are a high-potency formulation of cultured bacteria, which are vital for proper septic tank operation

  Faucets & Sinks - Roto-Rooter's skilled plumbers can handle any faucet repair or replacement whether part of a kitchen sink, bathroom sink, bathtub, shower, wet bar, laundry room, water shut-off valves or even an outdoor hose bib. Faucets contain moving parts and they break and wear out over time. Out of all of the plumbing companies in North America nobody repairs and replaces more faucets than Roto-Rooter. We can also solve any sink clog; repair or replace an existing sink or install a new one wherever you need it, whether in the kitchen, bathroom, laundry room or bar.

  Floor Drains - Floor drains are essential for removing and preventing standing water in areas which are prone to flooding. Floor drains are most often found in basements, garages, laundry rooms, patios, and sometimes in older bathrooms. In order for a floor drain to do its job, it must remain unclogged and clear of all debris. Roto-Rooter will unclog your floor drains the same way we clean a sewer or sink drain. We'll use an electric Roto-Rooter drain cleaning machine that cuts through any and all blockages inside the pipe. Your drains will flow like new and give you trouble-free service for a long time.

  Garbage Disposer - Many of Roto-Rooter's plumbing service calls involve garbage disposers. They may be one of the most misused appliances in any home. Few people realize that garbage disposers are only designed to handle light food residue that is rinsed from plates and cooking utensils before they go into the dishwasher. Large quantities of food and debris going into disposers can overwhelm them and clog the kitchen sink drain. Few things are more frustrating than a kitchen sink that won't drain but Roto-Rooter will repair or replace broken disposers and get your sink back to normal in no time. 

  Septic Tank Pumping - A Roto-Rooter pump truck will quickly pump out your septic tank and haul away the waste to an approved treatment and processing facility. We obey all environmental laws and regulations to ensure that septic tank waste is responsibly processed and poses no environmental hazards. We will inspect your septic system for leaks, signs of back-up and proper operation. Septic systems should be inspected by a professional every 3 years. Additionally, systems with mechanical or electrical components typically require annual checks. We can also assess the scum and sludge layers in your tank to determine an appropriate pumping schedule.

  Septic Tank Repair and Installation - A Roto-Rooter engineering services team can repair or replace damaged septic tanks Most Roto-Rooter locations have septic tank experts who service, repair, pump and replace septic tanks and associated drain fields. Roto-Rooter can repair or replace damaged septic tanks and keep your septic system in peak operating condition. We are septic system professionals with full excavation capabilities to handle repairs and replacements of every size.

  Shower and Tub - Today's bathrooms feature an array of shower and tub designs. Most are conventional tub & shower combinations, others are ornate with a variety of water jets, shower heads and faucet designs. Roto-Rooter's licensed plumbing specialists are masters of all shower repairs, bathtub drain repairs, water pressure issues and even installations/replacements.

  Sump Pump - A sump pump will solve most basement flooding and leaking issues. As full service residential plumbing experts, Roto-Rooter can install a sump system in your basement that will direct water from around and beneath the basement foundation into a sump pit at the lowest point. The electric powered sump pump will discharge the water out of the pit and into the city storm drain or wherever local codes require. 

·       Replacement pumps - Like any equipment with moving parts, sump pumps will wear out over time and will need to be replaced. There is no general rule on how often a sump pump should be replaced since it depends on how often the pump operates.

·       Test Regularly - It is important to test your sump pump regularly to make sure it will operate when the next big downpour occurs. Test it by pouring a bucket of water into the sump pit. The pump should turn on, remove the water from the pit and shut itself off in a matter of seconds.

·       Consider a backup - If your home experiences a power outage out for an extended period or if your primary sump pump fails, a battery backup sump pump or one of many water powered backup systems (that use your home's water supply pressure to remove water from the sump pit) will protect your basement from flooding. A Roto-Rooter plumber can present several backup options.

  Toilets - If you have a problem toilet that always seems to clog, constantly run, leak, lacks flushing power or if you need any sort of toilet repair or replacement, Roto-Rooter's licensed plumbing specialists can solve the problem.

·        Clogs - Is there a more helpless feeling than when a toilet won't flush? Water rises in the bowl and begins spilling onto the floor as panic sets in. If a toilet requires plunging on a regular basis, there  is probably an obstruction in the trap or further down the drainpipe. It may even be a symptom of a bigger problem farther down the sewer line. We're experts at dealing with clogged toilets.

·        Running toilets - If you hear water running in your toilet tank for extended periods after a flush, then your toilet is leaking. It is dumping water down the overflow tube and wasting up to 200 gallons of water daily. The problem may be a corroded overflow pipe or flush valve assembly. Sometimes the culprit is a worn out flapper valve. Stop jiggling the handle and call Roto-Rooter. Chances are you'll save enough money on your next few water bills to cover the cost of the plumbing repair. 

  Video Camera Line Inspection - A video camera pipe inspection allows for a real-time visual inspection of underground sewer lines and other piping determining the condition inside the pipe. A flexible fiber optic cable with a specially designed high-resolution video camera on its tip is inserted into the pipe for inspection. As the cable is pushed through the pipe, the hardened waterproof camera, equipped with powerful lights, records its journey and findings. Video images are transmitted to the camera operator who can make an informed diagnosis of any problem found. The video inspection can be saved for a permanent record. Video cameras may be used to identify pipe damage and obstructions that inhibit proper flow or create occasional or repeated backups. The cameras also verify that obstructions have been eliminated and that the lines are clean following service. The condition of a pipe typically cannot be determined without a visual inspection using an in-line camera. 

  Water Heaters - Our plumbers know all about conventional gas and electric water heaters as well as newer tankless (on- demand) water heaters. Don't stress over water heater repairs, Roto-Rooter will take plumbing problems off your back. Tankless heaters are considered more energy efficient than conventional heaters because they don't have to continually heat a tank of water. Tankless heaters heat water instantly whenever a hot water tap is opened. But not all conventional heaters are created equally. The most heavily insulated models like the A.O. Smith brand rival tankless heaters for efficiency and require no special modifications to your power supply, gas lines or ventilation. Tankless heaters have a life expectancy of 15-20 years. You may purchase a water heater through us or pick up one from the supplier of your choice and hire Roto-Rooter to install it.