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Happy Valentines Day!

February 14th, 2014

To All Our Friends and Family, 

Wishing you a Happy Valentines Day! 

Rooter-Man Recognized as the #1 Plumbing Franchise!

January 20th, 2014

Rooter-Man, a national plumbing and drain cleaning franchise, has been recognized as the #1 Plumbing Franchise by Entrepreneur Magazine for the 12th consecutive year! Entrepreneur magazine’s 35th Annual Franchise 500 also ranked Rooter-Man #102 amongst the nation’s top 500 franchises. Entrepreneur Magazine determines a company’s rank by their cumulative scores in financial strength, stability, number of franchisees, growth rate, years of operation, start-up costs and company-provided financing.

“We are very proud of the Rooter-Man brand and the accomplishments we are achieving, including being ranked # 1 in the Plumbing Franchise by Entrepreneur Magazine. We wouldn’t be successful without the continued support and loyalty of our Franchisee’s” said founder and CEO Donald MacDonald. With over 400 locations across the United States and Canada, Rooter-Man has become a household name, and this has been done by precise development of a proven system. “We are constantly looking at ways to improve all aspects of the business including; marketing, internet, training, customer relations and vendor relations. We want the best for our Franchisee’s and for our customers,” says Donald.

About Rooter-Man:

Donald MacDonald began the Rooter-Man brand over 44 years ago out of Billerica, Massachusetts. Rooter-Man provides drain cleaning, plumbing services and septic services to residential properties, commercial properties and municipalities. For more information please call 1-800-700-8062.

Rooter-Man would like to thank the news outlets and associations that published this announcement! Listed below are a few of the many-

Boston.com

Franchise PR News

Home and Garden News

The MiamiHerald

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Pasadena Star

Happy Holidays!

December 23rd, 2013

During the holiday season more than ever, our thoughts turn gratefully to those who have made our progress possible. And in this spirit we sincerely say “Thank you and Best Wishes for the holiday season and a Happy New Year!”

Happy Halloween!

October 31st, 2013

Dear Ghosts, Ghouls and little Goblins too,

Black cats howling, witches prowling. Fortunes told and futures seen. Hope it’s a Happy Halloween.

May Halloween wizards work a charm, which keeps you safe and from all harm.

Have a Boo-Tiful Halloween!!!!

Find Rooter-Man Plumbing Services in Your Area!

September 18th, 2013

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.

Why Plumbing Inspections Are Beneficial

September 5th, 2013

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

  1. If you are thinking about buying a new home or other property, having a plumbing inspection done can help you determine if the price is fair. A plumber can tell you whether or not there are any problems, if problems are found, you may want to reconsider buying the property but if you still wish to buty it you will be able to negotiate a better price on the property.
  2. If your water bills are high, having a thorough plumbing inspection can help explain why they are. If you noticed in recently you are paying more for water when you have not used any more than you typically do in a month then there could be something wrong with your pipes. A plumber will know where to check to determine the problem.
  3. A plumbing inspection can help you decide what can to be done in your home to allow for a more energy efficient system. With ever-rising utility costs and environmental issues, going “green” can help save you money as well as reduce your homes carbon footprint! You can estimate your current carbon footprint here
  4. A regular plumbing inspection, even when you have no plans to renovate or look for repairs, enables you to be more in tune with your house and how it works, so in the event something does go wrong you will be much more prepared for what to do.

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 Made Easy

September 5th, 2013

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:

  • How reputable the company is
  • The warranty
  • The units features

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

New Rooter-Man Franchise Opens in Columbus Ohio

July 11th, 2013

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”.

About Rooter-Man:
Rooter-Man provides an array of plumbing and drain cleaning services to homeowners, realtors, municipalities, and commercial/industrial complexes. The company was founded over 43 years ago by Donald MacDonald and is based in Billerica, Massachusetts. Rooter-Man is currently ranked the #1 plumbing franchise with nearly 450 service locations throughout North America. Each Rooter-Man location is locally owned and operated, and has been carefully awarded the right to provide service under the Rooter-Man brand name.

For more information on Rooter-Man of Columbus, OH contact the Bell family at (614) 600-4100 or visit www.rooterman.com/columbus-oh/

Rooter-Man would like to kindly thank a few of the news outlets below for publishing this announcement:

The Columbus Dispatch

CBS Moneywatch

Wall Street Select

WND

The Buffalo News

Happy 4th of July

July 3rd, 2013

We wish you many happy memories with families and friends!

New Rooter-Man Franchise Opens in Cleveland Ohio

June 26th, 2013

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”.

About Rooter-Man:
Rooter-Man provides an array of plumbing and drain cleaning services to homeowners, realtors, municipalities, and commercial/industrial complexes. The company was founded over 43 years ago by Donald MacDonald and is based in Billerica, Massachusetts. Rooter-Man currently is ranked the #1 plumbing franchise with nearly 450 service locations throughout North America. Each Rooter-Man location is locally owned and operated, and has been carefully awarded the right to provide service under the Rooter-Man brand name.

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:

The Columbus Dispatch

CBS Moneywatch

The Press-Enterprise

Boston.com

Journal Sentinal

 

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