How about it folks? Have any of you ever had to use the Roto-Rooter service? I personally have never had the wonderful opportunity of using their services, but I have heard a lot of great things about them and they would be first on my list to call if I ever had a problem. If you have ever had a plumbing problem, you know it can be one of the worst disasters you will ever deal with. Believe me, we have dealt with everything from a backed up sewer that overflowed in the front yard, a meeting at church that backed up the sewer all over the church yard, to frozen pipes on a travel trailer. Yep, you heard me right. We were traveling and didn't realize how cold it was going to get that night. Turns out it was cold enough in north Florida to freeze the trailer pipes. Thankfully nothing happened, probably not cold enough to really do damage, but it sure scared us when we turned on the bathroom faucet and nothing came out. It could have been a big problem if the pipes burst but nothing as bad as that happened. I have heard of some of these horror stories, especially in a trailer or a bus.
So, what can you do if you have a plumbing problem? My first thing to say is, try your hardest to not have a plumbing issue. Whether it is frozen pipes due to the cold or a backed up sewer, this is such a hard issue to deal with. Always easier to prevent than deal with afterwards. And there are so many things you can do to help prevent a problem. During the winter make sure to use plenty of insulation and heat in the house. For those other icky plumbing problems, train the children how to deal with toilet paper, flushing the toilet right, etc. There are times it can't be prevented, but more often than not it can. Back up to the top question, once you have a problem, there are things you can do. With frozen pipes, get a small portable heater and set it up near the cold pipes. Often these are in the basement but you can still warm them up. For a plumbing backup, definitely call for help. It is best left to the professionals:)
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