Rooter-Man Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:15:02 +0000 en-US hourly 1 New Rooter-Man Franchise Opens in Sarasota, FL Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:15:02 +0000 Rooter-Man, the #1 national plumbing and drain cleaning franchise, is happy to announce a new service location in Sarasota, FL. The new franchise is under the ownership of local residents the Allard Family and is a full service plumbing and drain cleaning company. Rooter-Man is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Rooter-Man in Sarasota, FL is an expansion of Rooter-Man of Tampa Bay, a company that has been servicing Pinellas, Pasco, and Hillsborough counties for ten years. Rooter-Man 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 Tampa Bay is here to assist you!

“We are happy to see Peter Allard’s business flourish” said Donald MacDonald, CEO and founder of the Rooter-Man Franchise. “The Allard family has provided top of the line Rooter-Man services for 10 years and are able to solve any of 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 Sarasota, FL contact the Allard family at (914) 584-4458 or visit

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How to keep your shower tiles clean Mon, 15 Dec 2014 21:07:40 +0000 Just like bathtubs, shower tiles can get dirty and stained due to the impurities present in the water and constant exposure to soaps and detergent. You should clean tiles on a regular basis so that their shine is intact for a long time.

Tiles are usually made of ceramic and you should use special cleaning agents such as commercial cleaners or vinegar for cleaning purposes. There are certain products that work best for the tiles and some which do not, so try a few and see what works best for you. Also, there are many different types of stains which require different cleaning materials and brushes. Some tough stains may also require a pumice stone for scrubbing purposes. As shower tiles are always in contact of water, hard water stains may be prevalent which can also be removed with the help of common household items like vinegar and lime.

Steps to clean your shower tiles

  • Rinse the tiles with water: Before you start to clean the shower tiles, it is recommended that you rinse the tiles with water. You can do it with the help of the shower or a bucket of water. Rinsing will remove all superficial dirt from the tiles.
  • Apply the cleaning agent: After the tiles are rinsed, you can apply cleaning agents like Vinegar and commercial tile cleaners and leave it on the surface of the tile for a few minutes. The instructions mentioned on the cleaner and can be followed for better results.
  • Brush the tiles: For removing tough stains, the tiles should be brushed with a scrubber. You can also try using an old toothbrush for cleaning the small grooves between the tiles for thorough cleaning.
  • Wash and rinse the tiles again: After the stains have been worked on, the tiles can be rinsed and dried!
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Learn how to remove bathtub stains Mon, 15 Dec 2014 03:49:11 +0000 The water that we use for bathing and other purposes may contain many types of impurities which results in bathtub and fixture stains. Especially, when the bath accessories are white, these stains are clearly visible. The most common impurity found in water that causes these stains is iron. Water with high levels of iron creates an unsightly yellow-orange color stain. Once these stains are on the bathtub, it becomes difficult to remove them. Normal cleaning does not remove the stains, and it requires special chemicals and cleaning agents for the purpose. Calcium impurities present in water can also cause staining of the bathtub and if your bathtub is not white, these white stains are clearly visible. You can prevent these stains by adding a filter to your water tank so that the water is cleaned and purified before coming to the taps in the bathroom.

If your bathtub is already stained you can use special cleaning agents to remove these stains. It is important to note that the cleaning method to remove stains from your bathtub depends on the cause.

  • Before you use any cleaning agent, know the material which your bathtub is made of- Porcelain, Enamel, or Acrylic.
  • Cleaning agents and ways to clean are different for different types of bathtubs.

Methods of removing stains from different types of bathtubs

  • Porcelain: If your bathtub is made up of porcelain, use abrasive powders such as Comet or Ajax for cleaning by applying the powder and a little bit of water to the stain. Then scrub the stain with the rougher side of a sponge or scouring pad. In case of tough stains, you can also use pumice stones to scrub with.
  • Enamel: When the bathtub is made of enamel, the cleaning agent used will be commercial bathroom or surface cleaners that are commonly available in any supermarket. As long as they do not contain bleach, they can be quite effective in removing stains from the bathtub.
  • Acrylic: Acrylic bathtubs are most prone to stains and require frequent cleaning. Dishwasher liquid and/or vinegar can be used as cleaning agents. For effective cleaning, you must leave the cleaning agent on the stain for 30 minutes and then use a soft sponge or soft brush as a scrubber. Avoid using scouring pads or pumice stone on acrylic because it will easily scratch!

Bathtubs easily catch stains due to water impurities. You can use various cleaning agents to remove the stains depending on the material of the bathtub. Prevention is better than cleaning, if you need a water filter or water softener installed in your home or business give Rooter-Man a call today at 800-700-8062

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Avoid plumbing emergencies during the holidays Mon, 08 Dec 2014 03:19:57 +0000 The holiday season means happy times with your family and the people who are closest to you. Entire tables full of great food and a merry time is had by all. A clogged drain, or a busted disposal can ruin this happy moment. However, it takes little to keep the plumbing in your home working smoothly, and yet a simple problem can cause it to go kaput. Learn with Rooter-man how to avoid plumbing emergencies during the holidays, so that you have an amazing time this year.

What causes plumbing problems to increase?

When a plumbing system that is designed to be used by a single family is stressed by a lot more people, it naturally gets overburdened. Sometimes this load is enough to break something.

For your kitchen

Follow the best practices for your disposal that came along with the installation. Dispose food in small pieces, start the blades before putting food in, and keep the water running. Keep the cooking oil and grease out of the drainage, and throw it in the garbage instead.

For your bathroom

Try to keep a time of 10-15 minutes between each shower. This way, even if your home has older plumbing which is slow, the water will drain properly before the next person gets in. This way each guest will also be able to get hot water, since the water heater will have had some chance to recover in this time.

Prevention is indeed better

Emergency calls to us and fellow plumbers go through the roof during the holidays, and you do not want to be stuck in this position during what should be a joyous occasion. If you notice any plumbing problems now, its best to take care of them before you have lots of guests to your home. However, if you do experience any problems over the holidays Rooter-Man is always available to quickly come to the rescue and we can solve whatever plumbing problems you may have! Give us a call anytime at (866) 577-1221

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Leaks waste how much water? Tue, 02 Dec 2014 16:46:21 +0000 leaks-waste-water

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Avoid frozen pipes in your home this winter Mon, 01 Dec 2014 16:18:08 +0000 Frozen pipes are a frequent problem in the winter, and hundreds of homes get damaged due to them. With winter now upon us, make sure that you do not face any frozen pipe problems. Call the nearest Rooter-man office today, and our experts will ensure that the plumbing in your home is ready for winter. Rooter-man offers services in every state, and makes sure that you always have access to the best plumbing services at all times.

Get the best frozen pipe service in the country

Frozen pipes are a menace, and completely avoidable if you take some simple precautions. Our host of frozen pipe solutions is going to keep winter at bay, and ensure that you have a fully functional plumbing system even when the temperature dips well below freezing.

What Rooter-man offers:

  • Plumbing repairs: Before we winter proof your home, the plumbing needs to be in perfect order. Rooter-man exerts will fix leaking pipes, replace faulty faucets, and repair water heating.
  • Drain cleaning: Drains are one of the biggest reasons pipes burst in winters. They need to be cleaned and drained out fully before winters get here.
  • Video camera inspections: Unable to find a resolution to a problem that keeps on coming back? Our experts will use a special camera to find out exactly what’s causing it.
  • Pipe locating and mapping: How can you insulate all pipes when you do not even know where all of them are? Let a Rooter-man help you locate all the difficult to find pipes, so that they can be protected from the weather properly.

Get all this and more with Rooter-man. With our experts taking care of your plumbing system, you can rest assured that your home will be warm all winter.

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Happy Thanksgiving! Wed, 26 Nov 2014 17:34:28 +0000 Sending our warmest wishes to our friends and family during this Thanksgiving.

Happy Thanksgiving.

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Winterizing your home with Rooter-Man Tue, 25 Nov 2014 15:34:35 +0000 Is your home ready for the winter? Have you checked all of your pipes for leaks? Have you made sure that any exposed pipes are insulated? Areas that reach near freezing temperatures often report a lot of problems with pipes bursting and water supplies getting blocked. Make sure that when the winter sets in you have no such issues to worry about. Rooter-Man can ensure that your home is ready for the winter and that you have a safe and pleasant winter.

Winterize your home today

Getting your home ready for the winter is a simple task when you have Rooter-Man to help you with it. We provide expert services for making your home winter ready and that all your plumbing is functional when the temperature drops.

Rooter-Man winterizing checklist includes the following:

  1. Checking for leaks: Leaks are the biggest culprit for the problems that occur in homes during winter. Not only do they lead to dampness in your home, they also weaken the pipes and increase the possibility that they will burst when the temperature reaches the freezing point.
  2. Insulate pipes: Exposed pipes need to be insulated, or they become prone to bursting during winters. We look through the garage, attic, and all the crawl spaces in your home to make sure that all such pipes are properly covered.
  3. Securing the sprinkler systems: A number of homes have water sprinklers installed in the lawn which allow for easy watering of the grass and plants. Our experts remove the water inside the pipes of the sprinkler, and ensure that they survive the winter without any damage.

To schedule winterizing services today give us a call at 1-866-577-1221

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Thanksgiving Plumbing Tips From Rooter-Man Mon, 24 Nov 2014 16:04:57 +0000 clogged-drain-thanksgivingThanksgiving is a day of celebration, and millions of Americans celebrate this festival with a grand feast. With all of the family gatherings and food its no surprise that the day right after Thanksgiving is officially the busiest day of the year for plumbers all over the country. Sometimes unavoidable plumbing issues can arise with the extra stress on plumbing systems, however, the way garbage is disposed of around the holidays is the usually the biggest culprit for clogged pipes and leaks. At Rooter-man, we are always available and happy to help solve any plumbing problems that may arise, but here are some tips to help prevent any plumbing problems over the holiday.

How to avoid pipe clogs

  • Avoid dumping leftover grease down the drain. Running hot water will not help, and you may be left with a clogged drain.
  • When putting leftover food down the disposal, avoid dumping big chunks in it. Make sure that you do so in small pieces. Break the food down and then dispose it. The machine can handle only so much strain before it breaks down. If you are running short on time, you can always dispose it later.
  • Do not turn the water off while the disposal machine is on.
  • Do not use the disposal machine to get rid of the bones. You will end up killing the machine, and might just burst an eardrum of two from all the unholy noise

How to properly dispose your garbage

  • Run fresh water for at least a minute after you are done disposing the food. This washes down the little grease that the food contains.
  • It is also a good idea to keep ice cubes and some lemon peels in the disposal, as the former keeps the blade sharp, and latter removes odor.

And remember if you encounter any plumbing or drain problems over the holidays Rooter-Man is always here to help. Give us a call at 1-866-577-1221

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New Rooter-Man Website Launch Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:17:36 +0000 launchAttention Friends and Family!

Rooter-Man is pleased to announce the launch of our newly designed website! We have spent a great amount of time redesigning the website to make it easier to navigate and more multi-device friendly (ie: desktop, tablets, mobile etc.). We hope you enjoy it so hurry on over and check it out! Don’t forget, when you have a plumbing or drain problem Rooter-Man is the one you know and trust.

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