Choosing a good rooter is no easy task. Many of our friends and neighbors ask us how to choose a rooter Bay Area residents can trust to get the job done right, so we’ve prepared this brief guide to help inform everyone. If you’re wondering how to choose a rooter Bay Area households can rely on, this guide was written specifically with you in mind. If you find this guide useful, be sure to share it with your friends and family to help share the knowledge.

What Exactly is a Rooter?
A rooter can be a couple of things. Technically, a rooter is a generic term for a drain cleaning machine. The name comes from way back when a man invented a tool to clear out clogged drains by slicing up tree roots that grew into pipelines. It was a pretty revolutionary invention, and since then countless rooter companies have sprung up across the United States. As a result, some of these rooter companies are simply known as a rooter for hire. That said, good rooters like Performance Plumbing are also fully certified plumbers who know how to handle any problem in your plumbing system, whether or not it requires going as far as using a rooter device to clear out roots in your pipelines.

Why Would I Need a Rooter?
As we alluded to, many stubborn blockages are caused by tree or shrub roots growing into cracked pipelines – the moisture and waste that runs through the pipeline provide a nutrient-rich environment for roots to thrive in, thereby causing them to grow within the pipe and block water flow. In some other cases, there may be other debris lodged deep within the pipe that needs to be cleared out, which a rooter can also take care of. In short, you need a rooter if you have a really difficult clog that you cannot solve on your own.

What Makes a Rooter the Right Rooter for Me?
At Performance Plumbing, we have high standards for our rooter services, so we believe you should accept no less. First, make sure they have good equipment. It Performance Plumbing, we have some of the most advanced rooter equipment around, including technology that allows us to do internal video inspections from within the pipeline, to pinpoint the exact physical location of the problem and provide visual documentation for you, should you want this service. Second, and just as important, is reputation. Always pick a rooter professional with a good track record and satisfied clients. At Performance Plumbing, we’re proud of our strong reputation in the Bay Area and invite you to ask around and check online about our high level of customer satisfaction.

Now that you know the basics of how to choose a rooter, remember that Performance Plumbing is always ready and standing by to take care of your rooter needs. Give us a call and we’ll be happy to send out a friendly rooter professional to fix your plumbing headaches and take care of your pipelines the right way.