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Portrait of a pretty girl holding two glasses with clean water iSmelly water is never a good thing. Who wants to shower in smelly water? Who wants to drink it? If your water has an unpleasant odor, it could have bacteria in it, and, although the bacteria may not physically harm you, you’ll need to banish the bacteria to get rid of the stink! Don’t worry, your Magnolia and North Houston plumbers are here to help you find out where the smell is coming from.

Is my water heater making my water smell bad?

Pour two glasses of water from your tap, one cold, one hot. Now step away from the sink, swirl the water around, and give each a good sniff. Does only the glass of hot water smell bad? If so, your water heater is creating the odor. Here are some things you can do to fix it:

Crank your water heater up to 160 degrees to kill the odor-causing bacteria. Just remember to turn the temperature back down again so that no one gets scalded!

Consult your local plumber about replacing your water heater’s magnesium rod if it has one.

Flush and disinfect the water heater.

Is my water softener making my water smell bad?

Compare the water that comes from your plumbing fixtures that utilitize your water softener to the water that comes from your other fixtures. If only the softened water has an odor, then there are probably bacteria growing in your water softener. You’ll want to clean, sanitize, and thoroughly flush out your water softener to remedy the problem.

Could the unpleasant odor be coming from my drain?

Sometimes people misperceive that their water smells when really the odor is coming out of their drains. Pour some water and take it far away from your drains and then smell it to be sure it’s the water. If it turns out the odor is actually exuding from your drains, you’ll need to flush and disinfect them to remove drain buildup.

The plumbers at Rooter-Man hope that this information helps you to locate the source of odor in your home. If you don’t believe your drains, water heater or water softener are to blame, you may want to contact your water supply company or have your well water tested. For plumbing service in Magnolia and North Houston, call Rooter-Man today!

August is National Water Conservation Month, so we wanted to takes some time to talk about how important water is. As a North Houston Christian-based company, we seek to glorify God in all we do—including how we use, conserve, and protect water. Have you had a glass of water today, or a drink made with water? Do you know what’s in it other than water? If it came from a bottle, it’s generally safe, but what about the water from rivers, lakes, and plumbing in the North Houston Area? There are different standards for water quality based on the use. For example, you could use water from a rain barrel for your plants, but it probably wouldn’t be wise to drink it. Water quality is determined based on selected physical, chemical, and biological characteristics. There are many steps that people take to prevent the pollution of streams, rivers and lakes such as putting up short, plastic fences on property being developed. These silt fences help trap sediment during a rainstorm to prevent it from washing into a stream because excess sediment can harm the creeks, rivers, lakes, and reservoirs.

Your family can help prevent pollution by following these steps:

  • Because storm drains link directly to streams, rivers, lakes, and wetlands, they should be free of litter, pet wastes, leaves, and debris.
  • Lawn and Garden chemicals can be hazardous to the water systems and the environment. You should be sure to follow the directions and try to use environmentally friendly products whenever possible.
  • If you work on your car, boat, motorcycle, or other machinery at your home, you should find a proper way to dispose of used oil, antifreeze, paints, and other household chemicals. For example, many auto shops will collect used oil—often for free. It is important to note that it is illegal to dump many of these chemicals in the street or down the drain.
  • You can help reduce the amount of unnatural nutrients discharged into surrounding lakes, streams, and coastal waters by purchasing household detergents and cleaners that are low in phosphorous.
  • You can also look into upgrading appliances or plumbing fixtures. in your home to more water efficient models . And have a plumber inspect your home for leaks.

Lastly, in order to ensure the water in your home is as safe as possible for your family, be sure to ask a licensed Rooterman technician about our Water Treatment Systems. They help remove any excess chemicals or sediments from the water used in your home. The plumbers at Rooterman Plumbing have the tools, knowledge, and experience to handle all your plumbing installation, repairs and maintenance. For testimonials, money saving tips, and coupons visit us on the web.  When you have a problem it’s Rooter Man plumbers to the rescue!

Call us today at Magnolia & Tomball: 281-351-4422, The Woodlands & Shenandoah: 281-367-9191, Klein & Spring: 281-353-1717, Cy-Fair & Cypress: 281-477-7000 or Conroe & Willis: 936-271-508

Looking for a new home is exciting but it is also stressful. You want to make sure that you are making the best purchase possible. One way to accomplish this is by making sure to have the plumbing inspected by a professional North Houston, Texas plumber. But even during an open house or walk through there are a couple things you can do to see if the plumbing is in working order.

Look under sinks

Don’t be afraid to open up the cupboards. Looks for dampness, mold, or leaking pipes. If you find one of these things then you can already assume that you will need to call a plumber once you purchase the house to make repairs.

Look for water damage

Look for wet spots on the ceilings and walls or a musty smell. This could mean that there is a leaking pipe somewhere or the house has a humidity problem. You should also check the tiles in the bathroom to see if they are loose, and the floor around the toilet for soft spots. Both indicate a problem either with humidity or a leak.

Turn on everything

Turn on every sink and shower you see, and flush every toilet. This will let you test the plumbing throughout the house. It will also help you see the state of the water pressure and how quickly the water drains. You should also run the bathtub and the sink at the same time to see if there is a noticeable decrease in water volume and pressure. Again, this could indicate a blocked pipe somewhere in the system.

Look outside for standing water

Check outside for standing water. Standing water could indicate a problem with supply or sewer line. Standing water can be a breeding ground for insects and is definitly not healthy for pets or children. Again, you will need to call a reliable plumber like Rooter Man plumbing for repairs.

Bottom line, the best thing you can do before purchasing a new home is hiring a professional plumber from Rooter Man plumbing to thoroughly inspect the home’s plumbing before a purchase. Plumbing is barely inspected during a real estate home inspection and so if you really want to know the state of one of the most complex systems of the home you will want to hire a plumber.

So if you are looking for a professional plumber you can trust consider giving Rooter Man a call. We have the tools, knowledge, and experience to handle all your plumbing installation, repairs and maintenance. For testimonials, money saving tips,  and coupons visit us on the web.   When you have a problem its Rooter Man plumbers to the rescue!

Call us today at Magnolia & Tomball: 281-351-4422, The Woodlands & Shenandoah: 281-367-9191, Klein & Spring: 281-353-1717, Cy-Fair & Cypress: 281-477-7000 or Conroe & Willis: 936-271-5084

Spring is right around the corner here in Houston, Texas. And this time of year many like to clean, organize, and de-clutter their homes. If you are in the process of making a to-do list for spring cleaning, consider adding these plumbing maintenance suggestions to the list.

1. Replace missing or broken drain strainers. Drain strainers prevent soap, hair, food, and other objects from clogging your drains. They may be a pain to clean out, but it’s better than having to call a plumber about a blocked pipe.

2. Check faucets for drips and leaks. Dripping water can add a surprising amount to your water bill. Make the repairs.

3. Check under sinks for leaking pipes. Look for dampness, warped boards, or mold. If you have a leaking pipe, call a plumber to make repairs.

4.  Clean your showerhead. Soak in vinegar overnight, and then scrub and rinse in the morning.

5. Flush your water heater. Drain several gallons of water from the water heater to remove sediment or corrosion.

6. Test the sump pump. Pour a couple of gallons of water in the pit and run the pump. It should turn on, do the job, and turn off.

7. Look for a slow leak. Before going to bed or leaving the house for work, check the water meter and record the reading. The next morning, or after work, without using any water, check the meter again. If the reading has changed you have a slow leak. Call a plumber to make repairs.

8. Show older family members where the shut off valve is and how to use it.

Spring cleaning is a great opportunity to do some general plumbing maintenance and inspections. You rely on your home’s plumbing system to bring you clean water, hot water, and comfort year long. Simple maintenance is important to its health. And for those jobs that need a professional hand, call Houston, Texas’ reliable plumber- Rooter Man.

So if you are looking for a professional plumber you can trust consider giving Rooter Man a call. We have the tools, knowledge, and experience to handle all your plumbing installation, repairs and maintenance. For testimonials, money saving tips, and coupons visit us on the web.   When you have a problem its Rooter Man plumbers to the rescue!

Call us today at Magnolia & Tomball: 281-351-4422, The Woodlands & Shenandoah: 281-367-9191, Klein & Spring: 281-353-1717, Cy-Fair & Cypress: 281-477-7000 or Conroe & Willis: 936-271-5084

Each person was created with gifts and abilities that when used correctly will help other people. And when you have a plumbing emergency, or need plumbing remodeling or maintenance work, you need the creativity, quick thinking, and logic of a plumber. Modern plumbing is truly a gift to civilization and we depend on plumbing to keep our homes and communities safe and comfortable. Fresh flowing water is something we should not take for granted. At Rooter Man Plumbing, we take it very seriously. When God created the world He designed an intricate and resilient system for the earth to filter and replenish its fresh water. Taking a hint from the Big Man Upstairs, plumbers likewise aim to make sure that the water in your home is clean and flowing in all the right places. And with modern technology, if you have a problem with your plumbing, help is just a call or click away.

But unfortunately, not all plumbers are the same. There are some in our profession who are more interested in making a quick buck then taking seriously the integrity of our craft and the needs of the people of North Houston, Texas. It is important that you make sure the plumber coming to your house is licensed and insured, has outstanding references, provides you with upfront and fair pricing, and will offer you a satisfaction guarantee. And a good plumber will leave your house and their work area clean and free of hazards that could affect your family’s health and safety.

At Rooter Man Plumbing we take our profession and the needs of our customers seriously. We realize the importance that plumbing has in our daily lives and the great impact our service has on the community. We look forward to using our expertise and skills to benefit our community because we love our job and take pride in our work.

If you are looking for a professional plumber you can trust consider giving Rooter Man a call. We have the tools, knowledge, and experience to handle all your plumbing installation, repairs and maintenance. For testimonials, money saving tips, and coupons visit us on the web.   When you have a problem its Rooter Man plumbers to the rescue!

Call us today at Magnolia & Tomball: 281-351-4422, The Woodlands & Shenandoah: 281-367-9191, Klein & Spring: 281-353-1717, Cy-Fair & Cypress: 281-477-7000 or Conroe & Willis: 936-271-5084