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Why Do My Drains Back Up When It Rains? Expert Tips for Homeowners

By Bob Oates | Oct 24, 2023

When ominous clouds loom, the plumbing should be the last thing on a homeowner’s mind. But heavy rainfall can significantly affect your drainage system — this guide will delve deep into understanding why your drains backup when it rains and how you can safeguard your home. Why is Water Coming Up Through the Basement Drain…

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Signs of a Sewer Line Belly (And What To Do)

By Bob Oates | Oct 19, 2023

Every homeowner’s goal is to maintain a comfortable and safe environment. However, unexpected plumbing issues — and a sewer line belly is pretty high on that list — can quickly disrupt that peace. Conducting proper, regular sewer inspections are key to healthy drainage and sewage systems staying that way. They’re also essential, once a problem…

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3 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Leaky Pipes

By Bob Oates | Oct 1, 2023

Across the cities and communities of our beloved Puget Sound, the persistent rainy and wet weather significantly impacts our home infrastructure — particularly drains, pipes, and sewers. The additional moisture makes it even more crucial not to overlook any plumbing issues — especially leaky pipes. Leaky pipes, when exacerbated by the damp conditions of our…

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Drain Cleaning As a Preventive Measure

By Bob Oates | Sep 20, 2023

Drain cleaning isn’t just an emergency response; it’s an invaluable preventive strategy. Many homeowners only seek such services when the signs of clogged pipes are already evident. As champions of preventive care, Bob Oates Sewer & Rooter recommends annual maintenance checks. This proactive strategy can be the key to keeping your home’s plumbing in optimal…

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Everything You Need to Ask Your Drain Cleaning Company

By Bob Oates | Sep 20, 2023

You can never go wrong with hiring professionals for any job, especially when it comes to drain cleaning. If you’re considering hiring professionals to clean your drains, there are a few questions that you should always ask before hiring a drain cleaning company. Our team here at Bob Oates Sewer & Rooter is proud to…

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Toilet Keeps Running! Fix it With This Easy Guide

By Bob Oates | Sep 6, 2023

Your toilet flushes just fine, but it doesn’t know when to quit. Your toilet keeps running! Even when it occasionally stops, it eventually starts up again suddenly. No matter how often it occurs, it’s wasting a lot of water and making that noise that keeps you up at night. Fortunately, it’s usually not difficult or…

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