Other Plumbing Repairs
At ARS®/Rescue Rooter®, you will receive fast, friendly and reliable plumbing service when you need it most. We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, no matter what your plumbing emergency or problem is—or when it occurs—you can get the help you need with just one call.
Nights, weekends, even on holidays, our customer service representatives can schedule an appointment for later in the week—or immediately dispatch one of our emergency plumbing experts to your home.
Call 866-399-2885 to speak with someone who can help you right now.
Leaks & Drips
A dripping or leaking faucet may seem like a minor problem that you can simply ignore, but there are good reasons you should get it fixed. The dripping water will eventually stain your sink and rust your fixtures. Leaks and drips also waste a lot of water—in fact, a faucet that drips 5 times a minute wastes approximately 230 gallons a year.
If you’re a do-it-yourselfer, you may want to tackle a faucet repair. However, if you’re not sure what type of faucet you have or you’re not confident in your plumbing abilities, count on ARS®/Rescue Rooter® to get your leak fixed fast and properly. We repair and replace all types of faucets and fixtures.
Call your local ARS®/Rescue Rooter® plumbing specialists at 866-399-2885 today for plumbing repairs or to schedule an annual inspection.
If your home was built before 1970, you may have galvanized iron pipes, which can eventually rust and corrode. When pipe corrosion occurs, your water pressure will begin to drop, you will see a brown tint in your bath or sink water, and your water-using appliances might be damaged.
Corroded pipes may need to be replaced with copper or PVC. You’ll need an experienced plumber to remove the bad pipes, dispose of them properly and install new pipes.
Copper pipes can present another problem, namely pinhole leaks which may be caused by corrosive water and the quality of the copper pipe itself. These leaks are not always easily detected, but signs include damp spots in your drywall and floor, reduced water pressure and flow, and rusty or discolored water.
Contact your local ARS®/Rescue Rooter® plumbing specialists by calling 866-399-2885 today for plumbing repairs or to schedule an annual inspection.
More than half of the homes in the United States rely on natural gas for clean and efficient heating and cooking. Natural gas lines and appliances are relatively safe, but for the protection of your home and family you should be aware of the possible hazards of natural gas.
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
This is the number one natural gas safety issue. Carbon monoxide is dangerous because it is odorless, and robs the victim’s brain and organs of the oxygen necessary to function properly. The symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning are similar to those of the flu without a fever. Anyone experiencing these symptoms should get out of the house and call 911 immediately.
To reduce the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning:
Install carbon monoxide detectors in key areas of your home.
Inspect the vents, flues, and chimneys of all gas water heaters, furnaces, and fireplaces for proper ventilation of exhaust.
Never heat the house with your oven.
Never sleep in a room heated by a gas or kerosene space heater without proper venting.
Gas Line Leaks
Natural gas has a “rotten egg” odor added to gas to warn of a leak. Line leaks are rare but can be extremely dangerous. A buildup of natural gas in an enclosed area can make people very sick or cause an explosion.
Gas leaks outside the home are also dangerous. Before doing any job that requires digging outside, homeowners should call their local utility company so gas lines can be marked before digging begins.
What to do if you smell the “rotten egg” odor in your home:
Do not use your cell phone until safely away.
Shut gas valves off at your home.
Do not turn on or off any electrical appliances.
Do not smoke or use any open flames.
Do not attempt to locate the leak.
Get a safe distance away from the house, and then call 911 and the utility company.
If a natural gas line is damaged when digging outside, call the utility immediately. Do not attempt to repair the line.
Gas leaks in the home can be easily prevented by ensuring that flexible gas lines are installed properly and inspected regularly by licensed professionals. Contact your local ARS®/Rescue Rooter® plumbing specialists by calling 866-399-2885 today for an annual inspection.
Most people never think about their washer hoses until they fail. But a failed hose can make a huge mess, flood and cause expensive damage to your home. In fact, washing machine hose problems are a leading cause of home insurance claims.
Washing Machine Hose Check
Determining if your hoses are in good shape is simple. Look for leaks and inspect the hoses to see if they have any bulges or cracks. While you're there, make sure your machine has at least four inches clearance from the wall to prevent washer hose kinking and damage.
Be sure you know where your washer shutoff valves are. If a washer hose bursts, you can minimize the damage by quickly shutting the water off. And it’s smart to never leave home while your washing machine is running.
Replace Your Washer Hoses
Obviously you should replace your hoses immediately if you do find leaks, bulges or cracks. But to be safe, you should also replace them if they are three years old or more. Use stainless steel washer hoses to avoid the potential leaks and deterioration of rubber hoses.
Contact your local ARS®/Rescue Rooter® plumbing specialists by calling 866-399-2885 today to replace your hoses or to schedule an inspection.