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There are usually many plumbing companies in your area but it always seems too hard to find one when you actually need it. Have you ever got that annoying feeling of not being able to find what you need just at the very moment you need it? Don’t let that happen to your plumbing needs. Plumbing is one of the most crucial systems of your home or business and when problems arise you will need to address them immediately!
Listed below are 2 advantages of Rooter-Man plumbing services in your area and how they work to your convenience.
One of the advantages of using Rooter-Man plumbing services is that it provides you with services closest to your home or business. No matter how big or small the area is around where you live you can always just enter your zip code into our search tool and find the closest service provider. The Rooter-Man plumbing network search tool helps you find what you are looking for geographically so there is no need to scour through the internet or the phone book in order to find a service provider.
The second advantage of Rooter-Man plumbing services is that our local technicians are available and ready to solve your plumbing issues 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This means that no matter what type of plumbing issues you may have and at whatever time of the day you need it, it is certain that you will find a Rooter-Man that can come to the rescue!
To find your local Rooter-Man service provider you can either enter your zipcode in our search tool or give us a call at 1-866-577-1221.
After you’ve worked all day and still need to take care of things at home – the kids, dinner, house work, and other odds and ends – we know most the time the last thing you want to think about is scheduling any kind of home improvement or repair inspection. Yet, these things eventually need to take some precedent if you want to keep your home running smoothly and not have to worry about something breaking and having to pay an expensive repair bill! Being proactive and having a plumbing inspection conducted on your home every once in a while is beneficial and will help you save money in the long run.
Let’s take a look at some ways a plumbing inspection is beneficial
Your local Rooter-Man is here to assist you and we will make every attempt to make a plumbing inspection as convenient for you as possible. We hope you will let us help you discover ways to save money on your water and energy bills, and catch problems before they explode. Consider an annual inspection for your pipes and fixtures. Give us a call today at 1-866-577-1221
Choosing a tankless water heater can seem like a daunting task for anyone who is unfamiliar with the current technologies available. Consumers must make various decisions such as: choosing between electric and gas units, deciding on a brand, and choosing which model will is best for their home or business.
To start, choosing between a gas or electric tankless water heater will depend on a number of factors. First and foremost this depends on whether you have the utility available in your home. If you have both gas and electric available to you then you will will need to compare the two power sources. The main benefit of gas tankless water heater is that it will often be able to provide you with a higher flow rate than an electric powered unit. However, in many cases electric tankless water heaters usually make the most sense because they are cheaper to purchase, can last about twice as long as gas unit, don’t require any venting, and are more efficient than a gas unit.
Once you have decided on an energy source for your tankless water heater your next step is to determine which brand you would prefer to purchase. There are numerous brands available and more are becoming available all the time!
Some important things to consider when choosing a brand include:
After you have decided on a brand the next step is to determine which model will work best for your home or business. Different models of tankless water heaters have different flow rates and temperature rise so the first thing to do is to measure your incoming water temperature. You can do this by simply turning on a cold water faucet and waiting until the water goes cold and take the temperature of the water. Most people shower at between 100 and 105 degrees. The difference between your incoming water temperature and 105 is the temperature rise that you will need.
To determine the flow rate that you will require, decide what you would like to have running at one time. For example, if at times you could have two showers going at once, turn on both showers and time how long each one takes to fill a 1 gallon container. Sixty seconds, divided by the number of seconds it took to fill the container will give you the flow rate of that application in gallons per minute. If you had more than one application going, simply add the flow rates together to determine the maximum flow rate required.
Each tankless water heater model will have information on what temperature rise it can provide at different flow rates. This should allow you to easily determine which model is most suitable for your application.
Choosing a tankless water heater can be overwhelming, but if you break it down into smaller steps it can greatly simplify the task. Choose the power source that will be best for you, then the brand, and finally the model.
And remember your local Rooter-Man is only a phone call away! We can analyze your homes needs an provide you with a free estimate for your water heater installation. Give us a call today at 1-866-577-1221
Rooter-Man, the #1 national plumbing and drain cleaning franchise, is happy to announce a new service location in Columbus, OH. The new franchise is under the ownership of local residents the Bell Family and is a full service plumbing, septic, and drain cleaning company that’s available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Rooter-Man of Columbus, OH also services all surrounding communities, and takes pride in providing the best customer service you will find in the industry. Whether you are in need of routine maintenance, or you require emergency plumbing repairs, Rooter-Man of Columbus, OH is here to assist you!
“We are looking forward to seeing John Bell’s business flourish” said Donald MacDonald, CEO and founder of the Rooter-Man Franchise. “After the training the Bell Family participated in at our last training event we are sure that the Bell family will provide top of the line Rooter-Man services and will be able to solve all your drain cleaning and plumbing needs”.
For more information on Rooter-Man of Columbus, OH contact the Bell family at (614) 600-4100 or visit www.rooterman.com/columbus-oh/
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Rooter-Man, the #1 national plumbing and drain cleaning franchise, announces a new service location in Cleveland, Ohio under the ownership of local residents the King family! The new Cleveland, OH location is a full service plumbing, septic, and drain cleaning company that’s available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Rooter-Man of Cleveland, OH also services all surrounding communities, and takes pride in providing the best customer service you will find. Whether your service is as simple as routine preventative maintenance, or is as urgent and complicated as emergency plumbing repairs, Rooter-Man of Cleveland, OH is there to assist you!
“We look forward to the success of Deborah King’s business, we know that the King family will provide top of the line Rooter-Man services” says Donald MacDonald, CEO and founder of the Rooter-Man Franchise. “We feel very confident that with the training and experiences we share with our franchisee’s the King family will be able to solve all your drain cleaning and plumbing needs quickly and efficiently”.
For more information on Rooter-Man of Cleveland, Ohio contact the King family at (216) 548-2004 or visit www.rooterman.com/cleveland-oh/
Rooter-Man would like to kindly thank a few of the news outlets below for publishing this announcement:
Rooter-Man, a national plumbing and drain cleaning franchise, has been ranked the #1 Plumbing Franchise by Entrepreneur Magazine for the 11th consecutive year (2003-2013). Entrepreneur magazine also ranked Rooter-Man#174 among the top 500 franchises. Entrepreneur Magazine determines a company’s rank by their cumulative scores in financial strength, stability, number of franchises, growth rate, years of operation, start-up costs and company-provided financing.
“We are honored by being recognized by Entrepreneur Magazine. Our Rooterman dealers deserve most of the credit for this continued accomplishment – it would not have been possible without their success and support over the years!” said founder and CEO Donald MacDonald. The continuously-growing service business has over 400 locations across the United States and Canada, uses a superhero theme, and 24-hour-a-day, 7-day-a-week service motto for promotion. “Before expanding, we did a lot of planning and testing to develop proven systems for growth and profitability. Now that everything is in place, we are well prepared for the success we’ve been experiencing,” Donald stated.
Rooter-Man would like to thank the news outlets and associations below for publishing this announcement!
If you don’t want to put out hundreds or thousands of dollars over the winter season for busted pipes now is the time to prepare. As you think of what it takes to prepare your plumbing, you will need to get some supplies together. Insulated covers, pipe sleeves and other insulating material will be needed. If you don’t know what type of material you need, the answer is as close as your local hardware store. Once you have the materials together, it is time to get to work.
Storing Your Hose
Starting on the outside of your home, get those summer water hoses drained and stored properly for the winter. If you are not lucky enough to have a garage or a shed, you will need to find another location that stays relatively warm throughout the winter months to store the hoses. By keeping the hoses in a warmer climate, you will not only save your pipes, you will also lengthen the life of the hoses.
Along with those water hoses, you also want to remove all water for sprinkler lines and possibly even pools. Be sure to follow manufacturer’s directions on these steps as not doing so could void any warranty you may have on the products. Using insulated covers, you can protect outdoor faucets. You will then want to wrap insulating material around any backflow systems you have. Check your meter, well or any other unprotected outdoor plumbing and use pipe sleeves, or insulating material.
Move on to the attic, basement, or other unheated areas of your home. Protect pipes in these areas by using pipe sleeves or insulating materials. Do not forget your hot water pipelines as well. They can also freeze when the water is not flowing.
Once all pipes are covered, you will want to continue winterizing by blocking any drafts in your attic, crawlspaces or basement. In the basement, a cracked window is a perfect example of a hidden draft in your home. Fix those windows, and any areas under doors that could cause drafts.
If you have a garage close the doors if you have plumbing in the garage, also open cabinet doors under sinks so that warm air can get into that area.
Keep your heat above 55 degrees and keep those sinks with a small drip to ensure constant flow to prevent freezing. One afternoon of preparation can prevent a huge mess, loss of hundreds of dollars, and many headaches.
These tips have been provided by the experts at Rooter-Man. Rooter-Man provides scheduled and emergency service 24 hours a day, 7 days week. Rooter-Man has grown to service more than 350 locations across the US. Give your local Rooter-Man a call today!