Lots of people have leaky faucets, but most people don’t realize that their faucets could be dripping up to 3,000 gallons of wasted water each year. The teams at Roto-Rooter locations throughout the county are brimming with this type of information, absorbed over more than 75 years in business.
The company began in 1935 thanks to the ingenuity of Samuel Blanc, who patched together his first sewer-cleaning machine from a washing-machine motor and roller-skate wheels. Today, armed with much more advanced technologies, Roto-Rooter’s technicians tackle a full range of residential and commercial plumbing and drain services. The technicians are licensed, insured, and available 24/7 in case of unforeseen emergencies, such as extracting a 1,500-pound tree root from an underground pipe. And though the company dates back decades, it’s still forward thinking—its ROTOGreen initiative includes the installation of fixtures that meet or exceed EPA standards.
For 30 years, the home-improvement contractors at Columbia Exteriors have been installing quality windows, doors, roofing, and siding that beautify homes and bolster energy efficiency. The airtight, insulated chambers of new windows trap in escaping heat, and shingled roofing materials keep out the elements. Technicians can also robe exteriors in soffit siding or fascia roof coverings that help prevent damage by covering any gaps that could collect water.