Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Los Angeles
Plumbing FAQ

This page will answer some common questions we often receive about plumbing in general and Mr. Rooter specifically.

Mr. Rooter Plumbing Questions

General Plumbing Questions

Can you tell me exactly how much this plumbing job will cost me?
In our years of experience we have found that our customers prefer an accurate price based on their exact plumbing problem. Most phone quotes are subject to change once the service technician sees the job. We don't think that is fair to you. By allowing us to diagnose your plumbing problem in person, you will know exactly what it will take to get the job done.

What is the Mr. Rooter Plumbing BioChoice ES?
This is the most effective microbial drain treatment available. It is a live vegetable bacteria that is completely natural and contains no soaps, no harsh chemicals and requires no premixing. Once these friendly organisms are in your drain line or septic system, they immediately begin consuming oil, grease and other organic matter.

How much is a plumbing inspection?
Mr. Rooter offers a free inspection to all commercial businesses, schools, hospitals and other institutions suffering from repetitive drain clogs or plumbing problems. As a part of the no obligation inspection, Mr. Rooter will perform a complete walk through and examination of your kitchen, bar, restroom and other facilities and systems. Our inspection, combined with a preventative maintenance schedule, will ensure that your plumbing and drainage systems are working properly. In fact, Mr. Rooter can install an auto-injection system which can eliminate costly grease-related problems which cause slow an stopped drains.

What is the difference between hard water and soft water?
Parts of the U.S. have what is commonly referred to as "hard water," and people who live in these areas battle the problems that hard water creates. The most common defense against hard water, which is a nuisance but not a health hazard, is to install a home water softener. Water softening involves exchanging calcium and magnesium minerals present in the water – which cause the hardness – with sodium. As the water softener processes gallon after gallon of hard water on a daily basis, the treatment capability of the softener becomes depleted and must be recharged or regenerated. For more on hard water versus soft water systems, click here.

How do I find the right size water heater for my home?
Click here for a handy guide to choosing the right size water heater.