Everyday life can get a little crazy and overwhelming. And, sometimes, when your to-do list feels like it’s a mile long, you’re tempted to ignore plumbing problems that appear minor.
When it comes to our homes, water is like a lifeline. We need it for everything – to shower, wash dishes, wash clothes, flush toilets, feed our lawns, and more.
A Licensed Plumber’s Checklist Any South Florida resident that’s experienced a hurricane knows how to prepare their home and family for a storm. However, there are additional steps you can take to protect your property, and your neighbors’. To stay safe and prevent costly repairs, here’s what our licensed plumbers recommend you should do before […]
Need to figure out how to unclog a drain or change a faucet? How-to videos have encouraged many to try these minor plumbing repairs on their own.
Have you ever wondered why your dishes have water spots when you let them air dry? Or why reddish stains form on the porcelain in your bathroom? The answer is the same for both: hard water. The water in Florida contains high levels of hard minerals like calcium, magnesium, and lime. While hard water doesn’t pose […]
Looking at my Facebook and Instagram feeds, it seems many are doing a lot more cooking (and eating!) while we are “safe at home.” I love seeing all the culinary masterpieces and I encourage you all to keep up the good work! But while you are at it, it’s important to take steps to keep […]
Think of all the different times today you used water to wash your hands, flush the toilet, take a shower, and wash something in the kitchen sink. Now multiply that by the number of people in your home.
At Raider Rooter your health, safety, and well being are our utmost priority. The COVID-19 virus is impacting the way all of us move through our days, both personally and professionally. This unprecedented situation has prompted questions and concerns about how we will do business. We want you to know, we are addressing them with plans […]
The garbage disposal is one of the kitchen’s most convenient features. But perhaps the name “garbage disposal” gives homeowners a misguided notion of what it can withstand.
The holidays can be draining on your finances. So, this time of year, many try to tackle minor repairs themselves.
Trees are a great addition to a property. They add curb appeal, provide shade, buffer noise, and cool our homes, streets and cities. But, there there is a downside to having trees too close to your home or business. Tree roots can cause serious damage to your plumbing. Over time, sewer pipes can crack or […]
When a hard-working plumbing system suddenly springs a leak, overflows, or just generally stops working properly, homeowners aren’t sure how the problem started.
Everyone has their shower routine down to their own personal science. Some people like to mentally outline their day while letting the spray fully wake them in the mornings. Others enjoy a long, hot shower at the end of the day to wash away their stresses. And while that invigorating feeling we all have after […]
Thanks to friends, family, and the internet, there’s no shortage of available advice when you’re facing a plumbing dilemma. And while all the information shared is meant to be helpful, there’s a lot of misconceptions and misinformation out there.
Emergency plumbing situations that cause leaks, overflows, and other odorous problems can occur at any time. Knowing how to manage the situation quickly and efficiently is the best way to avoid major damage to your home or business. The following are the most common emergencies, and the necessary steps you should take to contain them. […]
Water is essential for our survival. And, clean water is vital to our health. We need it to stay hydrated, to cook, to clean, and to shower. Bearing in mind it’s such a necessity, few people really take the time to consider what’s lurking in that water. Contaminants like lead, chlorine, and iron could be […]
Each year, HomeAdvisor recognizes top-rated industry professionals who provide high-quality service in the home improvement, repair, and maintenance industries. For their outstanding work practices, they are able to earn the Best of HomeAdvisor Award. Raider Rooter is proud to announce we’ve been named as a 2019 “Best of HomeAdvisor” Award recipient. Andrew Bloom, Raider Rooter’s […]
Last month, I shared information about how to maintain your septic system. A septic system is the most cost-effective and self-sufficient drainage system. If cared for properly, it will last indefinitely. However, despite the longevity and efficiency of septic systems, they also have drawbacks. Extremely careful guidelines must be followed to maintain a septic system. Also, […]
Septic systems are used all over the U.S., including a third of the homes here in South Florida.
Let’s talk about water. The potable kind flows in, and the waste kind drains out. But, when a building’s wastewater enters your fresh water supply, it creates a potentially hazardous problem known as backflow. Backflow testing is crucial in commercial buildings, as it prevents the city water from going back into the city once it […]
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