Save Money: Plumbing Fixes You Can Do Yourself

By Shannon Gurnee
In Cleaning Review
June 30, 2018
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A few months ago, our family moved to a larger house on about an acre of land. With this move came more room, pets, livestock and a septic tank. I have never lived on property with a septic tank before, so the processes and the do’s and don’ts were all new to me. Like for instance, did you know that you CANNOT use any products that have bleach in them when you’re on a septic system? The bleach destroys the good bacteria that is needed in the septic system and can eat away the pipes as well. You also have to use “septic safe” toilet paper and you CANNOT flush your tampons down the toilet. Yes – that’s a whole other blog post in itself. While being on a septic system can save money on the water bill, it can also cost a LOT of money if we have to have a plumber come out to fix something. 

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When we first moved in (like literally the same week we moved in), our downstairs bathroom backed up and flooded. It was BAD! There was toilet water and stuff all over the downstairs bathroom floor. Thankfully we caught it fast enough before it could do any real damage. We had two different plumbers come out at different times to fix it and one was on the weekend – yuck! Talk about expensive! These plumber visits added up fast. What we ended up finding out was that it was a root ball growing in the pipe leading to the septic tank and stuff would get caught on the root ball and then the water and stuff would back out into the first thing it hit – the bottom bathroom. After taking a camera down the pipe, digging up the backyard and then replacing the pipe, it was fixed. Thank God!!!

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While most homes don’t experience these kind of disasters when it comes to the septic tank, they do experience the classic hair-clogged drain. So if we can’t use bleach-based products, what can we use? In our home, we like to use the Roto-Rooter products for unclogging drains on septic systems. It’s affordable and works great!

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Roto-Rooter Gel Clog Remover is safe to use in all pipes, septic systems and garbage disposals.

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Our professional formula with the right thickness and 25% more hair dissolving ingredients than the leading national brand, removes stubborn hair clogs and clears blocked drains fast. In fact, independent lab studies have proven that tough clogs are cleared up to 50% faster than other national brands.

Roto-Rooter Hair Clog Remover is safe for all pipes and septic systems.

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  • Use monthly to avoid costly and messy backups

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Roto-Rooter Septic Treatment is scientifically formulated to help prevent septic backups. Our Natural formula uses 2X more enzymes than the leading national brand to eliminate MORE paper, fats, oils, grease, protein, and starch. This product also helps eliminate unpleasant odors and dampness in leach fields. Use monthly to avoid costly and messy backups.

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of Redhead Mom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

27 Responses to “Save Money: Plumbing Fixes You Can Do Yourself”

  1. Dana Rodriguez says:

    I love their products especially the gel. It has saved my tub drain many times because of my long hair.

  2. Sarah Bailey says:

    It is amazing what you can do at home if you think about it – we had a blocked bath the other week and I was able to deal with it thanks to something like this.

  3. Stacie says:

    I LOVE this stuff! I used to always keep DRANO in the house and then one day, my husband brought home this because they were out at the store. It’s amazing! It really works so well.

  4. GiGi Eats says:

    My husband legit does EVERYTHING IN THIS HOUSE – EVERYTHING!!!! I don’t know how he does it but if legit ANYTHING is broken, BAM, fixed by him! No need to call anyone! It’s shocking and sexy! 😉

  5. Bonnie G says:

    I’ve always had good luck with their products. They really do work well.

  6. I didn’t know Roto Rooter had a line of products.A couple of weekends ago 3 of the drains in our house were all draining slow. We could have used this!

  7. Rose Ann Sales says:

    This is definitely a good household stuff. I need to have this in our house and I will definitely share this to relatives for their future needs.

  8. They are things that we can DIY and there are also things that we can’t. When it comes to our plumbing needs, my husband sees to it what he can DIY and what he can’t, then we call in the professionals. But with clogged drains, this product looks like it will get the job done. I’ll tell my husband about this. Thank you for sharing!

  9. MS//Mommy says:

    We have issues with hair in our drains (my fault) so we’re always on the hunt for a better drain cleaner. I will have to pass this post along to my significant other so we can check it out.

  10. These are great tips! I had no idea that you could do a lot of these things yourself.

  11. Esther Irish says:

    Congrats on your new place! We’ve been in our house a year and we’re still fixing things! My sink is clogged as we speak. I need some Rotorooter!

  12. Danielle Raelene Fox says:

    I have heard a lot of great things about them but I am unsure if I can use it as I have a septic tank with a leech field – would it hurt my plumbing and the leeches?

  13. Kathy says:

    We try to do most the stuff around the house ourselves too. My husband and I have had our house for close to two years now. So far everything we have fixed, we have done ourselves. Saves a lot more money that way if you can do it yourself.

  14. rika says:

    Thanks for telling me about this product! My sink is currently clogged! So frustrated! I’ll try to find this product today!

  15. Heather says:

    Our 99-year-old home is full of charm…and plumbing issues. I know soon we will need to have the house repiped, but Roto-Rooter saves us so much frustration and money.

  16. Labor is what costs the most when fixing and upgrading. This is a great way to save dollars!

  17. Rosey says:

    My SIL is having all kinds of problems with her septic. She just had a truck come in and now has a $2400 bill. They found all kinds of things in the line from whomever owned the house previously. The funniest thing (though not really funny, all things considered) was a rubber duck. I’ll share the brand with her for unclogging hair!

  18. Mary says:

    I use this product all the time and it works. So much cheaper than calling a plumber.

  19. Chin chin says:

    I don’t think we have Roto-Rooter products in our location. Thank God we have not experienced serious plumbing issues yet.

  20. Anvita says:

    I would love to try this myself. OFf late I am loosing so much hair that I always wondered if it ever gets clogged up or what.

  21. Surabhi K says:

    Hey! Thanks for the info! Will surely use it once 🙂

  22. Ada says:

    I’ve never heard of this stuff but I know this will be an awesome thing to keep in the house! I hate it whenever my sink clogs so I’m going to try it!

  23. Great tips, it good to fix something you can do yourself than waste money to call the plumber. Though I’ve never heard of this brand before it sounds amazing.

  24. These are great tips. Listen, home ownership is great but comes with having to do fixes like these. So, thanks for sharing.

  25. I know there are some pretty good hair removal systems. It’s just the plumbers I have known never liked them. They always said they caused problems. But maybe because it leaves them out of the equation.

  26. Interesting! This is a good reminder to take care of those clogs before it becomes a much bigger problem. I didn’t even think of Roto Rooter!

  27. Congratulations on the move to your new home. It’s really hard when you have to deal with flooded bathrooms and stuff, good thing it was checked in time. I have never heard about the roto-rooter products but it sounds like a good product.

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