Opening its doors in 1970, Mr. Rooter Plumbing traces its roots to Oklahoma City where David Duck founded the company. After years of quality service and reliable plumbing repairs, Duck was approached by The Dwyer Group about making Mr. Rooter Plumbing a national company. The company now services 44 states. Its service philosophy is to provide the highest level of quality customer service possible, and the company strives to meet this philosophy every day.
Roto-Rooter has been in the plumbing business since 1935. The company specializes in plumbing repairs and drain service. Its mission is to give homeowners the peace of mind that comes from quick and convenient service. Roto-Rooter prides itself on its unique service and on being different from its competitors.
Rescue Rooter, paired with American Residential Services Inc., is a company dedicated to “rescue” customers in need of instant plumbing repairs. The staff of skilled plumbers have dedicated themselves to customers. Since opening the doors in 1975, Rescue Rooter has had a strong sense of pride in its ability to save customers from the stress of plumbing repairs.
We are all tempted to save money by doing repairs ourselves. With forethought and preparation, do-it-yourself projects can turn out well. However, in some cases, we can actually make the situation worse and needed repairs become even more expensive. Unlike other areas in your house, plumbing systems usually need a professional’s touch. Amatuer repairs can lead to significant system damage and even injury. Here are three things you should know before choosing a plumbing company:
Homeowners tend to overestimate their handyman skills. What seems like an easy fix can become a big problem without the tools and expertise of a professional. Expert plumbers recommend the following:
Your water heater is a time bomb — it’s just waiting to fail and cause catastrophic damage to your home. Watch out for signs that your water heater might fail. Most water heaters last around 10 years, so you should be wary as your water heater approaches this age. Your water heater will begin to make odd rumbling noises when it is nearing the end of its life cycle.
Keep an eye out for puddles of water around your water heater, usually indicating a leak. This may mean that tank expansion due to heat has caused your water heater to crack. Additionally, if you’ve noticed that your hot water has rust in it, the inside of your water heater tank is beginning to break down and needs replacement.
Research plumbing companies to ensure that employees will respect your home. Does the plumbing company perform background checks on its employees? Does the company maintain a clean work area policy? Will they clean up after they work on your plumbing? Call company representatives before choosing a company; it’s the quickest way to get information if you can’t find any online.
Do not choose a plumbing company that refuses to disclose important information to you. Your home and the safety of your family comes first, so be picky and choose a plumbing company with an established reputation.