Water Line Repairs for Your Refrigerator

April 18th, 2014

A good plumber knows how to fix faulty pipes or leaky seals in your kitchen, and kitchen plumbing in Pennsylvania is usually fairly straightforward. Quality services won’t stop there however. In addition to “core” plumbing components such as the copper pipes in your walls, a reliable plumbing service can handle issues with kitchen appliances, such as the garbage disposal. Your refrigerator too, can benefit from a qualified technician, particularly those with water lines for making ice or drinking water. Water line repairs for your refrigerator can be quite serious, and a good plumber can fix it properly before you need to replace your entire refrigerator.

The crux of the issue stems from the materials used for the refrigerator line are less sturdy than those used for the rest of your plumbing. Standard plumbing uses copper or PVC, while refrigerator lines are usually made of flexible tubing to let you place your fridge wherever you wish. That can cause serious problems if you have hard water or similar issues. Clogs can built up over time and general wear and tear can result in leaks springing up. Leaks can also spring up around imperfect seals, or can arise if you shift or move your refrigerator for any reason.

The problem is compounded by the fact that most people don’t check their refrigerators lines for potential problems. Let’s face it: nobody wants to move their refrigerator unless they absolutely have to, and lingering problems usually go unnoticed until it’s too late.

The good news is that – when a crisis arrives – it’s usually simple enough to shut the water off to your refrigerator and summon a plumber. Here at Resolve Rooter, we have the knowledge and experience to handle problems with plumbing in Pennsylvania, including water line repairs for your refrigerator. In most cases, the repair can be conducted very quickly, and as long as we can turn off water to the refrigerator, we can usually make the repairs without having to turn off the fridge itself: saving your food in the process. Give us a call today to make an appointment. You’ll be glad you did!

How Trenchless Technology Benefits Me

April 17th, 2014

You may have heard of trenchless technology in Media and other nearby cities: a means of repairing broken sewer lines and similar underground piping problems without excavating your entire yard. It’s revolutionized a formerly difficult and expensive procedure, making it a staple of forward-thinking plumbing companies everywhere. The process entails the use of a few small holes, video cameras deployed to survey the damage and a clever method of repair that can slip the replacement equipment down the holes and fit them in place with just a little effort from a well-trained technician. But what does that mean, specifically? Or in other words, “how does trenchless technology benefit me?”

In the first place, it will save you money. Earlier forms of sewer line repair meant unearthing the entire pipe, which meant renting expensive equipment and hiring a number of workers to do the job. It took additional time, which meant paying for those workers over several days as well as incurring rental fees on all the equipment. Trenchless technology does away with all of that: cutting down on the time, equipment and manpower needed to correct the issue. All of that puts money back in your pocket without skimping on a quality repair.

Furthermore, a trenchless repair maintains the quality and aesthetics of your yard, something a trenched repair would completely destroy. So on top of the repairs themselves, you’d be forced to pay for new landscaping, plants and trees, to say nothing of the fact that you’ll never be able to get your yard back quite the way it was when repairs began. Trenchless technology requires just a few little holes, ensuring that your yard remains essentially unchanged and keeping your property the way you like it.

For more on how trenchless technology benefits you, or for specific details on a trenchless technology operation, contact the experts at Resolve Rooter. We view this advanced form of plumbing as one of our areas of expertise, and we’ll show you how it can solve your sewer line problems cleanly and efficiently. Give us a call today to make an appointment for plumbing service in Media. You’ll be glad you did!

Advantages of Hydro Jetting for Drain Cleaning

April 11th, 2014

Clogs in your plumbing are unwanted, but usually inevitable. Sooner or later, your plumbing is going to get clogged, usually by a slow build-up of detritus, but sometimes very suddenly when hot grease or similar components get poured down the drain. But whether it’s a sudden development or something that has lingering over time, a clog requires the attention of a professional plumber in order to fix. Why? Professional drain cleaning services in Allentown uses high-end equipment like hydro jetting, which can do far more than any store-bought solution could. The advantages of high pressure water jetting for drain cleaning should not be underestimated.

Hydro jetting is essentially nothing more than high-pressure water, fired through your pipes to scour the pipes clean. The water itself comes out in concentrated pulses, which handles the clog itself but leaves your plumbing system completely intact. It doesn’t involve dangerous chemicals and it doesn’t require the dismantling of any part of your plumbing system. Best of all, the process completely cleans the entire length of pipe, not just the specific spot where the clog is. Hydro jetting helps prevent other clogs from forming elsewhere, giving you the best possible value for the service.

Having said that, hydro jetting still requires proper training to perform correctly. The high pressure of the water makes it dangerous in the wrong hands. On a less dire note, a professional plumber can switch out the head of the hose to fit the individual need, as well as using a mini camera on a line to inspect your plumbing from the inside and know exactly what’s causing the block.

That allows a professional to fully use all of the advantages of hydro jetting for drain cleaning, and ensure that your plumbing is clean as a whistle when he or she is done. For professional drain cleaning and other expert plumbing services in Allentown and the surrounding communities, contact Resolve Rooter and speak with one of our plumber specialists. If you need a clog unstuck or have similar issues with your plumbing, don’t rely on ineffective store-bought methods. Give us a call today to set up an appointment, and let us show you what we can do!

3 Things to Know About Sewer Line Replacement

April 10th, 2014

Sewer line replacement in Warrington is no laughing matter. When your sewer line is breaches, it can present a considerable hazard to your home and property, as well as disrupting basic household functions. You need a professional to handle the problem right. The good news is that the process of sewer line replacement is easier and more straightforward than it was just a few short years ago.

Here are 3 things to know about sewer line replacement.

  • The earlier you can spot the signs, the better. Signs of a sewer breach can include strange puddles and smells in your yard, trouble with your indoor plumbing, and even patches of lawn that are much greener than the rest of the yard. The sooner you can recognize these signs, the faster you can summon a qualified technician to correct the issue.
  • Trenchless technology is available. It used to be that a sewer breach required several days and very expensive digging equipment to properly address. But times have changed and now you can replace a broken line using trenchless technology. The technician digs two small holes in your yard and then performs the operation through them. Not only does the process save you time and money, but it won’t tear up your yard to boot.
  • The right replacement company. A good sewer line company understands that you don’t always plan for sewer breaches. They offer 24/7 emergency assistance and will back their work with a guarantee that the new line will perform as expected. Even with new methods and modern technology, sewer line replacement is a serious undertaking. You need to count on the company you hire to do the job right the first time, every time.

That’s where the experts at Rescue Rooter come in. We have over 15 years’ experience with sewer line replacement and we know how to do the job right. All of our work is licensed and bonded, and we respond to emergencies at all hours of the day. We also use the latest trenchless technology to handle sewer line replacement in Warrington, and the know-how to handle any contingencies. Give us a call today to set up a consultation!

For professional drain and sewer services in Warrington, let the experts at Resolve Rooter know all about your home plumbing needs.

3 Common Warning Signs of a Sewer Line Problem

April 7th, 2014

Sewer lines can be difficult things to deal with, largely because they’re located underground. When problems arise, you can’t simply spot them directly. You have to look for indirect signs and warnings, then summon a professional technician to take a more serious look. The good news is that plumbers can take advantage of modern technology to make the inspection process much easier. But before that happens, you need to detect the issue and call in the cavalry. Here are 3 common warning signs of a sewer line problem.

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  • Changes in your yard. A leak in your sewer line can often result in soggy patches or bad smells coming up through your yard. In addition, now that spring is here, you’re apt to notice odd things about the pattern of you plant growth. Sewage is a natural fertilizer and the grass around a breach may be greener and lusher than grass in the surrounding area.
  • Slow draining. If you flush your toilet and it goes down slowly, it could just mean a backup of detritus in the local pipe. If plunging it doesn’t work, however, or if the problem persists over multiple toilets in the home, then you’re likely looking at a sewer line problem which needs to be corrected.
  • Noises. In the event of a sewer line breach, you may hear gurgling or bubbling noises coming from the toilets or other fixtures. This is caused by water or gas building up somewhere in the line, though in some cases it could be another problem. A trained plumber can answer this question for you.

If you spot the common warning signs of a sewer line problem, don’t hesitate to give Resolve Rooter a call. Our trenchless technology allows us to repair the breach in a fraction of the time it used to take, and without tearing up your yard to boot.

Benefits of Water Softeners to Plumbing in Newtown

April 7th, 2014

A water softening system helps remove calcium, magnesium and other mineral deposits that make up hard water. Plumbing in Newtown and other communities in the area often suffer from hard water. You can probably spot signs of it by checking your faucets or shower heads for white crusty build-up. A water filtration system can take care of that, reducing the build-up to an absolute minimum and preventing clogs in your fixtures. But that’s only one of the benefits of water softeners to plumbing in Newtown. Here’s a brief list of some others.

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  • Extended life for your plumbing. Without hard water deposits, your plumbing system, appliances and fixtures will last longer and suffer less corrosion. That means your plumbing will last longer and reduce the risk of breaches and other problems.
  • Improved laundry. Hard water can have an extremely detrimental effect on your clothing. The colors will fade, the threads will warp and you may find your clothes rougher to the touch than they might be otherwise. Water softeners will leave your clothes looking brighter and lasting longer, while making them far more comfortable to wear.
  • Cleaner dishes. If you get a lot of spots on your dishes, it’s likely caused at least in part by hard water. Water softeners will get rid of that, helping yours dishes sparkle and reducing wear on them.
  • Cleaner you. Hard water isn’t dangerous, but it can irritate your skin after a long shower. It also intermingles with soap and increases the possibility of clogs in the drain. A water softener will eliminate that, helping to keep your skin soft and clean when you shower or bathe.

The benefits of water softeners to plumbing in Newtown will only work if you hire the right plumber to do the job. At Resolve Rooter, we have tons of experience installing and repairing water softeners, and we know how to find the right system for you.

3 Causes of a Furnace Shutdown

March 28th, 2014

In some ways, a total shutdown of your furnace is preferable to other kinds of problems. A lot of furnace issues don’t readily alert you to the problem, but instead drain energy (and create higher monthly bills) while making the issue worse. On the other hand, when the furnace won’t turn on, it’s pretty clear you need to call in some support. Here in Allentown, furnace repair services are offered by any reputable heating and cooling company. That includes cases where the system won’t turn on at all. Here is a brief list of 3 causes of a furnace shutdown.

  • Faulty ignition or thermocouple
    The thermocouple controls the flow of gas into your furnace, and is closely linked to the ignition system (usually an electric igniter, though some older furnaces still have a pilot light). In fact, the thermocouple and the igniter may be part of the same component, depending on the make of your furnace. When the ignition system isn’t working or the thermocouple itself has problems, it shuts off the flow of gas to the system. This prevents unlit gas from leaking into your house. But the problem will need to be address before your furnace will start again.
  • No electricity
    Furnaces still depend on electricity to run certain components, including the ignition in most modern models. When there’s an overload in the system, electrical power will shut off, and your furnace won’t be able to work. Check the breaker box to see if the circuit breaker has been tripped. If it has, reset it and try your furnace again. If it shuts down a second time, call in a technician.
  • Overloaded motors
    Sometimes the fan motor will overload, in which case a safety switch on the motor itself will shut it down to prevent further damage. Wait at least half an hour, then locate the switch and reset the motor. If the same thing happens again, it’s time for a repair person.

If you spot the causes of a furnace shutdown, you’re halfway home. The next step is to call the experts at Resolve Rooter to help. We have considerable experience with heating repair work on furnaces, heat pumps, and boilers. Since we operate in Allentown, furnaces throughout the area can be treated quickly and efficiently. Give us a call to make an appointment today!

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How Does Trenchless Technology Help With Water Line Replacement?

March 27th, 2014

Water line replacement in Montgomery County used to be a serious undertaking, involving heavy equipment, trained personnel and many days work. That comes even before factoring in our less-than-helpful local weather (especially in the winter). Replacing your water line is still a significant operation, but the advent of trenchless technology has made it much easier, and if you’re looking for a company to install a new line for you, try to find one that offers it. How does trenchless technology help with water line replacement? In the shortest possible terms, it makes everything easier.

The central problem with a broken water line is that it’s buried under the ground in your yard. Replacing it used to mean excavating it (which could take several days and involve heavy-duty construction equipment), then covering it back up again once installation was complete. That means long hours, multiple personnel and a lot of money spent in the effort. On top of it all, the process usually leaves your yard a mess, requiring the services of a gardener or a landscaper to make right.

Trenchless technology acts as a magic bullet for all that. Instead of excavating the entire pipe, the technician just requires one or two small holes to do his or her work. A video camera is run down the holes to assess the damage, and a replacement pipe and be run down the holes and fitted into place before being sealed. The technician can also run a mechanized wedge down the hole to break up the broken pipe more readily, allowing the new pipe to be fitted into place with a minimum of effort.

Of course, you have to have the right technician – someone with experience in trenchless technology – to make it work. That’s why you should call a professional plumbing service in Montgomery County such as Resolve Rooter to help. We’re very familiar with water line replacement in Montgomery County, and we have the experience to perform the operation correctly. To hear more on how trenchless technology helps with water line replacement, or to set up an installation session, contact our staff today. You’ll be glad you did!

Spring is here, time to get that Sewer or Water Line repaired or replaced!

March 27th, 2014

Spring is in the air and, while it’s not the best Spring weather just yet, we are looking towards a relaxing and fun-filled summer with some specials for repair or replacing your water or sewer lines. Don’t wait until it’s a major issue, call us today and avoid a bigger problem or enjoy the peace of mind that comes with knowing your system is up to date.

Resolve Rooter has all of the bases covered for our Bucks and Montgomery County customers, call us today to take advantage of our great financing offers for those much needed repairs and get payments for as low as $69 per month. Think that job is too costly to take on at this time? Don’t wait for it to get worse, use our financing programs to get the work you need completed on your sewer and water system today!

Is a repair not going to work for you because your pipes are beyond saving? Well fear not, you can save $250 on a full water line or sewer line replacement. Combine that with our great financing offers and you can not only save a lot, but you can also pay it off easily.

So call us today, whether you’re in Bucks or Montgomery County, or in the New Jersey area, we can help solve your water and sewer line problems with these great offers and the great service you’ve come to expect from Resolve Rooter, don’t delay, call us at 888-973-7658 today!

3 Common Boiler Repair Issues

March 21st, 2014

Boilers in Pennsylvania are still a common sight in many homes, using heated water passing through pipes and radiators to warm your space. They’re inexpensive and easy to use, but like many other home appliances, they can suffer breakdowns from time to time. Our cold winter might have led you to postpone any nonessential repairs, since you don’t want to be without heat while the snows are falling. Now that spring is here, now may be the perfect time to schedule a boiler repair session with a qualified technician to correct those problems.

Here’s a list of 3 common boiler repair issues that you may need to address.

  • Leaks
    Leaks can take place anywhere along the system, especially near fittings or connections between pipes. They can rise from rust and corrosion, or in a spot where the connection has become loose for some reason. Not all leaks can be spotted by dripping water, since steam from microleaks will escape without leaving any signs behind. Look for a drop in your system’s overall pressure to indicate a leak.
  • Low heat or no heat
    A lack of heat can indicate a problem with the ignition system (or a snuffed-out pilot light if you have an older system), a fault airlock or valve, a problem with the thermostats, or lowered water levels caused by a leak. The issue is self-apparent, since you won’t be able to properly heat your home until it gets fixed.
  • Clogged condensate pipe
    The condensate pipe drains exhaust and waste products from the system, helping it stay clean and operating at peak capacity. If it clogs or freezes, that waste can back up into your system and cause all manner of problems. A good technician can clear the pipe and restore your boiler to full functionality.

We’ve handled boilers in Pennsylvania for over 15 years and we pride ourselves on courteous and professional service. If you’ve had problems with your boiler over the winter, give us a call today. We won’t rest until you are completely satisfied with our work!

For help with common boiler or other heating service repairs in Pennsylvania, the professional experts at Resolve Rooter are standing by.