Summertime is synonymous with vacations and relaxation. But that’s not all it’s known for, at least not in South Florida. Here, summer is when hurricane season and rainy season overlap. We experience sudden storms, and lots of them.
It’s so tempting to dispose of things by pouring them down the drain. After all, once they disappear down the drain they’re out of your space. Gone. Poof. The problem is they’re not truly gone. They’re actually wreaking havoc on your pipes and plumbing.
Every house makes noises, especially older ones. Most of the time, they’re harmless. But when the noises involve your plumbing, there’s a good chance something’s not right.
They may not be welcomed guests, but we’ve all seen cockroaches, spiders, mice, and even snakes in our homes. In the moment, our first concern is always getting them out. But the lingering question is: how are pests and critters getting into the home? Some critters and pests can actually find their way into your […]
Kids are naturally curious. After all, every experience and interaction has a new and exciting outcome. The Raider Rooter team knows from personal experience that kids are fascinated with plumbing. It’s not uncommon for us to visit a home multiple times a year to fix plumbing mishaps caused by inquisitive little ones. If you have […]
Plumbing problems are inevitable. It’s easy to maintain your system when you are the only one using it, but more difficult when you are relying on the behavior of tenants. Luckily, by partnering with them, many major problems can be avoided. These five tips will have everyone working together to keep your systems in tip-top […]
Do you know when your home was built? Almost 23% of homes in South Florida were built during the 1950s and 1960s. Older homes have a ton of charm and character, but if those walls could talk, they’d probably tell you to inspect their sewer lines.
Plumbing is an essential part of everyday life. It doesn’t just provide comfort and convenience. It also supports good health and hygiene, preventing disease.
Septic tanks use a combination of nature and technology to treat the wastewater produced inside a home. The waste produced by bathrooms, kitchens, and laundry areas flows from the home to an underground tank. The life expectancy of a septic tank could be as much as 40 years, but only if cared for properly. A […]
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.
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 […]
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