What is a Rooter?

These days, a Rooter is a generic name for a drain cleaning machine. The man that invented the rooter machine did so to clear clogged drains that were blocked from tree roots that had wrapped themselves around sewer pipes and stopped them from functioning. Believe it or not, the founder of a well known Rooter Company, Sam Blanc, and his son Milton were so upset by a clogged drain in an apartment they had rented in Iowa that they were compelled to invent a sewer cleaning machine that would unclog the drains.

Initially, they actually used an assembly of steel cable, a washing machine motor, and roller skate wheels to invent what is now called the plumbers snake. This device was an incredible advance in the field of plumbing, and after the initial launch, the term Rooter stuck as a name for a sewer drain cleaning machine that cuts roots. Before the invention of the rooter machine, if your pipes or toilet were clogged you had to dig up the yard to find the problem.

When You need your drains cleaned Call a Plumbing Professional. At George Salet Plumbing, you will know the name of your plumber and who to call if the job isn't done to your complete satisfaction. That's our guarantee.

The reason we can stick by that promise is because we are local plumbers that have worked in the area for more than thirty years. We are not a corporation that employs workers who dart in and out of jobs and then disappear. Trust us to have the equipment that will get your pipes and drainage systems in working order very quickly.

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