Roto-Rooter Blog: Serving Niagara, Hamilton, Burlington & Beyond

Whether you have questions about your drains, sewer lines or any other plumbing concern, Roto-Rooter is ready to assist you when you need us. We’re available to answer your questions and provide you with plumbing services throughout Niagara, Hamilton, Burlington and the surrounding areas. In the meantime, stay informed and check out our most recent blog posts for helpful plumbing tips and advice.

  • 13/11/2018
    Protect Your Drains with These Dos and Don'ts

    Your drains are crucial for properly transporting wastewater away from your home or business. Clogged or damaged drains are not only inconvenient to deal with, but they can also pose a safety hazard and cause damage to other parts of the building. At Roto-Rooter, we provide drain cleaning among our comprehensive plumbing services in the Niagara, St. Catharines, and Hamilton region. Here are our top dos and don'ts for home and business owners looking to protect their drains.

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  • 30/07/2018
    When should you call the Plumber?

    When you find yourself faced with a clogged toilet or frozen pipes late at night or in the middle of the weekend, you may be tempted to ignore the problem to avoid having to pay extravagant amounts of money for plumbing. However, many plumbing problems will end up costing you more in damages and repairs down the road if you wait too long to deal with the issue.

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  • 06/07/2018
    How to prevent frozen pipes

    Frozen pipes can burst and cause water damage to your home and belongings. Our plumbing contractors in Niagara, St. Catharines, Hamilton and other parts of southern Ontario see burst pipes all the time. That’s why we feel it’s important to get ahead of the weather. As part of winterizing your home, you should have a close look at your pipes and determine which ones are at risk of freezing. Pipes in less insulated areas, such as basements, garages and attics, are particularly at risk, but don’t ignore your other pipes either. You’ll want to check that your kitchen and bathroom pipes are well insulated as well. Here are some tips for how to prevent frozen pipes.

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  • 06/07/2018
    A guide to clogged toilet

    We’ve all had it happen to us: the toilet won’t flush! But rather than panic (or climb out the window in embarrassment) there are several things you should know. Here are a few reasons that toilets might clog and what you can do about it.

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  • 08/12/2016
    Prepare Your Plumbing for Winter Weather With These 6 Simple Tips

    Freezing temperatures can result in a lot more than just frost bite. When the cold weather hits southern Ontario, homes in St. Catharines, Hamilton and the surrounding areas are at real risk of experiencing frozen pipes. Keep reading for six simple tips you can use to prepare your plumbing for the season ahead.

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  • 30/11/2016
    5 Common Plumbing Problems You Can’t DIY

    There are some plumbing problems that even a novice can fix, like a slow drain that just needs a little drain cleaner. But what if your blockage just won’t budge? How can you tell if your plumbing issue needs a quick fix or a professional intervention? Keep reading to find out.


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  • 30/11/2016
    7 Things You Should Never Pour Down the Drain

    Just because it’s convenient, it doesn’t mean that you should pour just anything down your drain. Certain substances can damage your plumbing system and cause serious clogs. Below are several common substances that should never make their way into your sink.


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  • 30/11/2016
    What to Do after a Burst Pipe

    You arrive home and are greeted by the sight of water damage from a burst pipe. In a situation like this you need to move quickly to contain the extent of the damage. Unless it’s handled correctly, water from a burst pipe could seep into your walls and beneath your carpet, and soak your belongings, many of which could be irreparably damaged by the water.


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