Phoenix Sewer Rooter Service

Welcome to the Rooter & Plumbing Service Sewer Rooter page. We have specialized in sewer rooters since 1992 when we started out with an old fashioned Spartan spool style sewer cleaning machine. To haul that big monster up on the roof and clear up to 75 feet of a residential sewer system was quite a labor intensive job.

With over 30 years of experience, Rooter & Plumbing Services is Phoenix’s go-to name for residential sewage issues. Despite Phoenix’s rapid growth in recent years, our founder & expert plumber Ron continues to stress the small business values that have led to our success: honesty, fairness, and hard work.

Working with Rooter & Plumbing Services, you can be sure you’ll experience the highest degree of customer care and professionalism. Plus, we continue to offer the most affordable rates for plumbing services in the Phoenix metro area.

But you don’t take our word for it. There are now over 300 5-star customer reviews for Rooter & Plumbing Services on Yelp!
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From Scottsdale to Surprise and Glendale to Goodyear, Rooter & Plumbing Services has your residential sewer needs covered. If you’re in need of a Phoenix-area rooter service, please call us for a free estimate at (602) 290-1448.

Sewer Rooter Services for Phoenix, AZ:

A lot has changed since 1992, the cost of living is triple what it was back then. Even though our price for sewer cleaning has increased we still take pride in the fact that our prices are about half what our major competitors charge for the same job. In fact we consider ourselves “The half price Plumbers” on all rooter and repair work that we do.

Over the past 27 years we have cleaned, repaired, or replaced thousands of residential sewer lines for homeowners all over the greater Phoenix area. Even after all these years we still continue to specialize in taking care of sewer lines for our customers. We have evolved in such a way that we always have up to date, state of the art Ridged equipment on our trucks so as to be prepared to handle any residential sewer job that comes our way in the most professional way possible.

What’s A Rooter Machine?

A rooter is a type of machine that’s designed to get rid of trapped debris clogging a sewage pipe. These machines come in all shapes and sizes, but they must have some type of line (usually made of steel) with a sharp tool attached to the top. Most devices are motor-powered, but there are a few that still require a bit of elbow grease to operate.

During a rooting service, plumbers snake the rooter’s line down your drain. Your plumber will then turn the rooter system on to pulverize all of the sewage trapped in your pipes.

Just imagine for a second: before rooters existed, the only way people could get rid of clogs was to dig up their sewage lines and perform manual cleanings. Obviously, the rooter machine has saved a lot of time (and a lot of headaches!) in the modern plumbing industry.

So, why are these devices called “rooters?” Well, you’ve probably already heard of the historic “Roto-Rooter” machine, which was the first of its kind in the 1930s. The primary reason Mr. Samuel Blanc created his Roto-Rooter was to get rid of tree roots, hence the name.

Although we still use rooters to get rid of unwanted tree debris, these machines are designed to bust through pretty much anything that’s clogging your home’s pipes. Whether it’s food particles, hair, or some other kind of encrusted material, a good rooter service should be able to clear it all away.

This is our Rigid K60 Rooter Machine.

Why Would You Need Rooter Services?

Most people call for a rooter service as soon as they notice one of their drains is clogged. Warning signs typically include a foul-smelling odor, water backup, and unresponsive flushing at one or more drainage sites.

You definitely don’t want to wait to address these drainage issues. The sooner a professional rooter can clear away unwanted debris, the higher chance you won’t require more drastic (and expensive) repair work.

 An Experienced Sewer Rooter Service You Can Trust and Demand On:

Our Ridged K-60 sectional sewer cleaning machine can rooter up to 250 feet into any 4 inch residential sewer line and we have an assortment of cutting tools to cut through nasty root intrusion or blockage that may be stopping flow in the sewer system. The best remedy for a stopped sewer system is to call a Plumber you can trust and depend on to do the job the right way.

On those rare occasions when the Ridged K-60 sewer cleaning machine will not penetrate a stopped sewer line we will resort to the use of our state of the art Ridged See Snake that is equipped with a built in camera lens and a locator beacon that will give us an exact image and location of the problem that is causing the blockage in the sewer system.

A big offender is the tree that has become so huge that it overpowers and breaks the sewer line in such a way that it needs to be repaired at the location of the breakage. We have repaired numerous sewer lines that tree roots have damaged, and a professionally repaired sewer line can be expected to last 20, 30, or even 50 years longer than it may otherwise last.


Before the 1970’s when plastics became the industry standard for sewer & drain lines, many sewer system installations were done with the dreaded “Orangeburg” pipe materials that proved to be an inferior product over time. Its a tar paper type material that had its manufacture origins in Orangeburg NY. And so it came to be known as orangeburg pipe, the dreaded sewer pipe material that becomes mashed down (or even flat) over time and requires multiple repairs or even complete replacement.

But Wait, There’s More – Secondary Rooter Treatments:

It’s important to keep in mind rooter services don’t just include the use of a specialized rooter machine. Of course, snaking a line down your drain is the hallmark of standard rooter service, but plumbers also have secondary tools to help clear your pipes.

For instance, sometimes it will be appropriate to use specialized chemicals to destroy any substances that get caught in your drains. Additionally, you might find some plumbers who carry hydro-jetting machines that send a pressurized stream of water through your pipes.

Of course, every sewage issue is slightly different and requires different tools. When you call Rooter & Plumbing Services, you can be sure we’ll only quote you what’s absolutely essential for your particular issue.

Why You Should Trust Our Rooter:

Back when Rooter & Plumbing Service began offering sewer rooter services in 1992, the only rooter we had to work with was a Spartan spool style machine. Thankfully, a lot has changed since then in terms of rooter technology, so now we can offer faster & more efficient service with a lot less manual labor.

Today, we use a Ridged K-60 sectional sewer cleaning machine on all of our rooter jobs. Measuring 250 feet in length, this bad boy can bust through roots, sewage, and debris that are clogged in all standard 4-inch residential sewer lines. Rooter & Plumbing Service also has a fantastic variety of cutting tools sure to clear out home’s sewage pipes.

Although the Ridged K-60 works almost every time, Rooter & Plumbing Service also carries a Ridged See Snake machine which has a hi-tech camera attached to it. Using this device will help us figure out exactly what’s causing your sewage blockage if the K-60 isn’t working well. If there’s damage or breakage in your sewage lines, Rooter & Plumbing Service can offer your professional pipe repairs we guarantee will last for decades.

Although we can’t offer the same prices we did back in the 1990s, we often beat our competitors’ prices by as much as half. Heck, you might’ve already heard of us by our nickname “The Half Priced Plumbers,” which we’ve been dubbed by many satisfied Phoenix customers.

But don’t think for a second just because our prices are low you’re getting inferior quality service. Rooter & Plumbing Service is consistently ranked as one of the top Phoenix-area plumbers on Yelp! and we’ve been going strong for over 30 years. Whatever your sewage system needs, you can be sure Rooter & Plumbing Service will get to the bottom of it.

Got Slow Sewage? Give Phoenix Rooter & Plumbing Services A Call!

If you’re looking for one of the top-rated plumbers in the Phoenix metro area, look no further than Rooter & Plumbing Services. Founded in 1982 by our professional plumber Ron, Rooter & Plumbing Services remains one of the best-reviewed plumbers in the Phoenix area with hundreds of 5-star Yelp! reviews.

Phoenix has undeniably grown into one of America’s most populous cities in recent years, but that doesn’t mean Rooter & Plumbing Services hasn’t forgotten its small business roots. Ron always strives to give his customers the best service possible for the lowest prices in town.

As you could tell from our company name, rooter and drain cleaning services are our specialties. Rooter & Plumbing Services does, however, offer many secondary services such as:

  • Toilet replacement
  • Garbage disposal repairs
  • Water heater replacements
  • Sewer repairs and inspections
  • Fixture installation

Although Rooter & Plumbing Services primarily focuses on residential properties in the West and North Valleys, we also regularly do repairs in Scottsdale, Tempe, and Mesa. For a full list of areas we cover, please check out our “Contact Us” page.

Never hesitate to give us a call at (602) 290-1448 if you’re ever in need of rooter or plumbing services. You could also send Rooter & Plumbing Services an email on our official website or visit our Facebook page.


What kind of rooter do you use?
Our Ridged K-60 sectional sewer cleaning machine can rooter up to 250 feet into any 4 inch residential sewer line and we have an assortment of cutting tools to cut through nasty root intrusion or blockage that may be stopping flow in the sewer system.

Can you unclog the main sewage line?
We work with all types of plumbing problems. No job is too big or too small. We can indeed clear most main sewage lines with our rooter. Our goal is to get in, unclog the line and get out. We won’t waste your time or yours.

Will the rooter clear tree roots?
Yes, in most cases, the cutting blades on our rooter will chop right through tree roots, clearing your sewage line. We also have a camera which may be used if necessary to examine sewer lines.

About Rooter and Plumbing Services

Rooter & Plumbing Service in Phoenix, AZ is owned by Ron, an experienced expert, who has been servicing the Phoenix metro area since 1982. Ron believes in hard work, dedication and honesty and is willing to provide the best advice to all callers.

Rooter & Plumbing Service in Phoenix, AZ is able to offer lower and more reasonable prices because Ron believes in keeping his company small and personal. You can depend on qualified plumbers to take care of your plumbing repairs as well as sewer and drain cleaning needs. Rooter & Plumbing Service in Phoenix, AZ thanks you for providing us the opportunity to serve you and guarantees full satisfaction to all our customers.

What We Cover

We specialize in allowing our customers to speak directly to a plumber when they call. We are happy to give free advice over the phone and provide pricing on most jobs. Sewer rooter and drain cleaning is our primary focus. We do sewer inspections and repairs as well as locating. We do residential repairs and install fixtures such as disposals, faucets, toilets, hose bibs, angle stop valves and water heaters. We are not accepting re-pipe or remodel jobs of any kind at this time. We accept all major credit cards and take over the phone payments from out of town property owners.

Contact Us Today!

(602) 290-1448
530 E. McDowell Rd. Suite 303
Phoenix AZ 85004

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