Thursday, November 19, 2015

Call 24 Hour Rooter of Yakima For Frozen Pipes

Call us at (509) 985-2407 for Frozen Pipes in Yakima, WA. At 24 Hour Rooter we have over 13 years experience in thawing frozen pipes. We have a variety of thawing equipment for thawing frozen pipes both in the ground and under your house.

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A combination of pressurized steam and forced air heat to thaw out frozen yakima plumbing pipes

More info coming soon

Monday, November 9, 2015

Save Thousands on your Yakima Plumbing by installing a septic aeration system.

If you want to save yourself the anguish of spending thousands of dollars on your plumbing, 24 Hour Rooter of Yakima has a great solution to help you save today while preparing for the future.

Most people know that maintaining a septic system is critical to the life expectancy of a plumbing system. Treatment of a septic system is crucial but did you know that you could prolong the life of your septic drain field system indefinitely and save yourself nearly $15,000 in replacement costs?

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Converting a Yakima Septic System
If your Yakima plumbing is acting up and draining slow, you may be experiencing what thousands of other people around the Yakima Valley have experienced, a failing septic system or drainfield. A drainfield can stop working for a variety of reasons.

Installing a septic aeration system to a local Yakima plumbing system.

The most common cause of a septic system failure is due to an overgrowth of a microbe know as Biomat, which grows without the presence of air in your plumbing and septic system. This Biomat is hard to treat because septic treatment solutions work as an enzyme that eats away at sewage in your plumbing and septic tank but those treatment enzymes need air to survive, which is available to your plumbing drains and septic tank through the drain vents. Anaerobic micro organisms are microbes that can survive without air and therefor they will build up in time and turn into slurry slime that builds up in your pipes and more specifically in your septic system's drain field.

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A sewage treatment plant installed in a residential septic system.

This is why and how septic system aeration works. By adding air to the effluent in your septic tank, the air molecules work like a carbonated beverage to force air into the liquids. This action is the same  as any sewage treatment plant. The benefits of aerating your septic system can reverse the effects of a failed drainfield and restore your system to like-new condition.

Our plumbers at 24 Hour Rooter of Yakima would be more than willing to take a look at your failed septic system and give you a quoted price that will save you literally thousands of dollars in septic repair or replacement.

The video below shows the diffuser in action

This video demonstrated how whisper quite the system is (no sound editing, its just that quite while operating)


Friday, April 3, 2015

Yakima Plumber's Input On Toilet Hard Water Cleaning Video | What They Failed to Tell You!!

Here is a viral video we recently encountered that shows you how to remove hard water stains from your toilet. Many areas in and around Yakima, WA have hard water. So this video is really easy to follow and very useful for learning how to remove those annoying stains that built up in your toilet.

But Wait!!!!!!!!!!

In this video they show you how to use normal household distilled vinegar to affectively remove those hard water stains.

At 24 Hour Rooter of Yakima we have been describing to our customers how to use vinegar to remove stains from plumbing fixtures for a long time. It is very effective and works well.


As we have extensively written about in previous articles, vinegar is a MAJOR antiseptic. The acidic levels in vinegar are high enough that it works great for cleaning.

BUT here's the catch, you DO NOT want to over use any kind of Antiseptic in your drains. Including antiseptic hand soap or dish washing soap.

The drains within and outside of your home NEED good bacteria inside of them. The good bacterias will eat away at the bad bacterias. As a recent example of the overuse of antibacteria soap, we recently encountered a commercial kitchen sink in a break room at a local Yakima insurance agency where the employees were using both anti-bacteria dish soap as well as anti-bacteria hand soap. I wish I would have taken a picture of that job to show you and clarify the realism of how destructive the anti-bacteria was to their drain system. When we opened the trap under the sink to clean the drain, the p-trap looked like it had one giant black snail/slug living inside of it!! We got the trap cleaned out and cleaned the drain, not once but three times in order to get all of the bacteria buildup removed enough before the sink would drain properly.


Now that you know that vinegar is a major anti-bacteria that will kill off all of the GOOD bacterias that live in your sewer and drain system, how does the above video misinform it's viewers?

Important info

They do not tell you at any point in the video about the recourse of using vinegar as a cleaner AND as a result they do not inform you as the viewer that you will want to flush your toilet several times after the cleaning procedure to dilute the vinegar and help reduce the risk of killing off the good bacteria that resides in your drain pipes.

This article is in no way trying to discredit the above video and it's producers. The information is great and very helpful. We are merely adding our commentary to the video from the standpoint of knowledgeable Yakima plumbers and drain cleaning professionals.

SIDE NOTE: You can also put some vinegar in a plastic sandwich bag and using a rubber band, you can tie that around faucet spouts overnight to remove hard water buildup on your fixtures. You can also use the method described in the video presentation to put around the base of your faucet fixtures.

As Always, we would love to here your comments below.

Thanks for following 24 Hour Rooter of Yakima

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Yakima Drain and Sewer Cleaning With a Warranty

Our ultimate goal at 24 Hour Rooter is to provide our services with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. We also have warranties on the work we do with upfront pricing and details. If we are not able to give you an exact price quote over the phone, we will gladly come give you a free estimate at your home or business. (some areas outside of Yakima may require a small trip fee.) Most of the time we are available to be at your place of residence within an hour of your call.  You can easily schedule service in advance by calling us at (509) 985-2407 or filling out our quick schedule form on our Yakima Plumbing and Drain Service website from your mobile phone or PC.

Our Yakima plumbers will take the extra time to explain how your plumbing fixtures, pipes, drains, sewer or septic system works so that you have a better understanding of how to go about maintaining an efficient plumbing system that will save you money in costly repairs in the future. 

24 Hour Rooter of Yakima is now offering extended warranties for drain and sewer cleaning services.

Call Us Today: (509) 985-2407 to find out more information. Learn more on our About Us page

Friday, March 27, 2015

New Services Available For Your Yakima Drain Cleaning | Sewer Video Inspections And Diagnostics

24 Hour Rooter of Yakima is now offering a new introductory rate for providing our customers with knowledgable staff specializing in sewer camera video inspections and diagnostics of your underground drains.

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As an added bonus, 24 Hour Rooter of Yakima will be offering residential video inspections at HALF OFF the normal price when you purchase a drain cleaning job for your sewer line.

This includes all setup, inspection and cleanup and enough time to show you the condition of your sewer drain line. One of our knowledgable staff will inform you of any anomalies in your sewer plumbing.

Our team will then be able to suggest proper maintenance and new practices to help prolong the life of your sewer drain pipe. 

Depending on the condition of your pipe and after troubleshooting the problem, you may have a problem in the pipe that is causing your sewer drain clog more often and may need more immediate attention.

In the case that your sewer line needs to be excavated to make a repair, we will pinpoint the exact location and depth of the troublesome break in your sewer line and we will provide you with an estimated cost to excavate the pipe and make the repair to your sewer drain pipe.

As our valued customer, we want to give you honest and professional advice on the condition of your pipe. We have seen hundreds of sewer pipes on the inspection camera and because of this experience we have a very good idea of the approximate time you will have before the pipe will have to be repaired or replaced. Our goal is to be informative as we possibly can so that you have a good idea how to go about maintaining your sewer drain for long term or short term if the issue is ongoing.

Our current HALF PRICE video inspection service offering is a tremendous bargain when you call us for drain cleaning in Yakima, WA. The state-art-equiptment used for this type of service is very expensive and requires regular maintenance and repair. 

Take advantage of this special offer while it lasts! 

24 Hour Rooter is your locally owned and operated Yakima drain cleaning specialist.

Give us a call today at (509) 985-2407

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