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There’s only one Roto-Rooter.

And this is the one place San Diego needs to come to for all of its water solutions. For over 80 years, Roto-Rooter has provided expert residential and commercial plumbing, sewer and drain cleaning services. Today, we also provide prompt and reliable water restoration services, including water and sewage removal, cleaning and disinfecting, and drying of contents and property.

Our lengthy history and extensive experience, along with our cutting edge technology and highly knowledgeable technicians, give us the ability and know-how to deliver solutions—such as relining pipes instead of replacing them by digging—that are economical, minimize disruption and give you peace of mind during emergencies. Call on the original today.

Plumbing Repair and Renovation

San Diego Roto-Rooter Residential ServicesMany people in the San Diego area know us for our quality drain cleaning services, but did you know that Roto-Rooter is also the nation’s largest and most trusted full-service plumbing company? We take plumbing very seriously, because a plumbing emergency can mean disruption to your family, and lost productivity and revenue for businesses. Our technicians are professionally trained to service buildings and homes of any type or size, including industrial, retail and corporate-grade plumbing and fixtures, efficiently and expeditiously. From replacing a sink to backed-up sewer lines and emergency flooding, Roto-Rooter technicians can handle whatever plumbing challenges you may face.

Sewer and Drain Cleaning

service-general-4The most frequent source of sewer drain blockages is the simple buildup of dirt, debris and mineral deposits. If you are a restaurant worker or employed in a food processing facility, you have seen firsthand how quickly grease and other organic matter can accumulate in pipes and drain lines. So what should you do when these blockages occur? Call Roto-Rooter. Since 1935, we have been cleaning sewers and drains, and no job is too big or too small. Trust us―we’ve seen it all!

Trenchless Pipe Repair

Pipes can corrode, crack, and misalign over time, which can allow tree roots and other objects to enter the lines. This can produce blockages and cause a reduction in waste water flow from your home or business to the municipal lines. Sometimes, pipe damage can also result in sewage overflows, creating a catastrophe. Roto-Rooter offers “trenchless” methods to the San Diego area that replace cracked, broken and leaking pipes without digging, reducing disruption to people and property.

Pipe Relining

Pipe relining repairs damaged sewer pipes without digging up the surrounding area. During the process, the pipe is repaired by lining it with a new, “pipe-within-a-pipe.” The existing pipe is cleaned and then lined with a felt liner that has been pre-cut and measured. The pre-cut liner is saturated in resins, inserted into the damaged pipe and inflated. It is then cured to harden, taking the shape of the host pipe. The result is 100% restoration of pipe function and flow in less time, money and interruption than traditional dig and replace methods.

Pipe Relining

Pipe Bursting

Much the same as pipe relining, pipe bursting does not require access to the area surrounding the damaged portion of pipe. It only requires two small access holes, and pipe bursting is especially useful when replacing a broken pipe with one of equal (or larger) size, or if the existing pipe is out of capacity. This method is cost-effective and reduces damage to pavement, parking lots and building structures, and causes minimal overall disruption.

Trenchless Pipe Repair

Video Inspection

service-video_inspectionRoto-Rooter’s trained and experienced technicians provide thorough evaluations and recommendations using specially designed, self-propelled video cameras to make visual inspections of sewer lines, from two inches to 36 inches in diameter. Our high-resolution cameras are able to detect grease buildup, broken pipes, leaks and obstructions, such as roots. Through the video inspection, our technicians can locate the line, diagnose the problem and decide the best course of rehabilitation or repair for each unique job.

High Pressure Jetting

Roto-Rooter is able to safely and effectively clean even the most highly obstructed pipes, using our state-of-the-art water jetting equipment. First, under tremendous pressure, a hose is propelled by water into the sewer line. Next, the line is cleaned by powerful forward and reverse jets of water. The jets wash the scale, silt, sand, grease and other materials back to the manhole. At this point, the debris is responsibly removed from the line, decreasing the chance of future blockages.

Leak Detection and Line Locating

Leak DetectionHaving trouble finding the source of your water leak? Roto-Rooter’s highly experienced technicians will locate it, whether it is in a mainline, an irrigation leak or someplace in-between. We will quickly pinpoint the source using our cutting edge equipment and technical expertise and take appropriate steps to decrease the cost and waste of water loss. Before digging, Roto-Rooter can also help locate telecommunication, natural gas, fiber optics, television, and other utility lines to prevent damages or injuries from occurring.

Grease Trap Pumping

Restaurants and businesses that are involved in food service and the handling of food wastes are very aware that they must clean grease traps regularly to keep business running without odor and to prevent back-ups. Wastes such as animal fats and vegetable oils can create a blockage in the kitchen plumbing system before they ever reach sanitary sewer lines. Roto-Rooter can be called on to reliably and professionally vacuum, pump and haul the waste from septic tanks, grease traps, catch basins and other liquid waste receptacles, such as car wash pumps. We provide safe and legal disposal of the waste, and we make sure to put the environment first.

Grease Trap Pumping

Backflow Testing and Repair

What is backflow? Backflow is the reverse flow of dirty water through clean water lines, which can introduce contaminants such as feces, pesticides, chemicals, fertilizer and other materials. Most commercial properties are required by law to have yearly testing and certification of their backflow meters. Roto-Rooter technicians perform annual backflow testing and certification, repairs, and installation of all types of prevention devices. We will handle all paperwork relating to your annual inspection and will send you a reminder when your next annual backflow testing is due so your property remains in good standing with the local water authority. A Roto-Rooter backflow expert can also do an inspection of your plumbing system to confirm that your property is equipped with the correct backflow device or devices.

Water Restoration

Water damage can be disastrous. A few inches of water can be a serious danger to building components, interior furnishings and occupants. Roto-Rooter’s prompt and reliable water damage restoration services can reduce the harmful effects of water. Our professionals will work quickly to mitigate the damage and work directly with your insurance carrier, reducing the headaches for you. Roto-Rooter’s well-trained and knowledgeable water restoration experts have received Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) and perform water restoration services in compliance with the IICRC S500 standards for professional water damage restoration. Serving San Diego and its surrounding areas, our vehicles are fully equipped with state-of-the art water extraction, drying and moisture testing equipment for all types of water problems. They are ready to go so we can get to you, and get to work, right away.

Priority Care Preventative Maintenance Program

service-commercialEvery business has one thing in common: sudden and unexpected plumbing, sewer or drain problems that can wreak havoc and diminish revenue. Let Roto-Rooter give your business a no-obligation estimate for Priority Care Service, which includes occasional, short service calls to check the health of your entire plumbing, sewer and drain systems. Regular maintenance can almost entirely eliminate emergencies caused by backed-up drains or damaged pipes. Your Roto-Rooter representative can help you choose a maintenance program that is right for your business.

BioRooter® Drain Maintainer

Bio RooterWhat is Bio-Rooter® and how does it work? It is an all-natural product formulated with non-toxic bacteria to help you keep your drain, septic system, grease trap, or holding tank clean. One treatment of Bio-Rooter® will deodorize your drain system and remove the sources of waste that cause odors. A monthly application of Bio-Rooter® is an easy and economical way to ensure free-flowing drains, year-round. Ask your Roto-Rooter technician about Bio-Rooter®, the most effective and easy-to-use product to keep your drains free from clogs and odors.

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