Pipe Repair in St. Louis


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On June, 27, 2016


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Rivers Plumbing Company has been providing St. Louis pipe repair services for 30 years. No matter how large or small your repair may be, we have the experience and expertise to get the job done right the first time, and get it done quickly with a minimum of disruption to your home routine.

Our plumbers are continually expanding their skills, keeping up-to-date on the latest techniques and technology. We have sophisticated technology that we use to pinpoint the exact location of a pipe problem; eliminating the old “hit-and-miss” approach many plumbers used in the old days. This vastly reduces labor charges and gets you back up and running much faster.

Pipe Repair Services in St. Louis

Pipes fail for several reasons, but among the most common are clogs due to grease, hair, waste and other items. In many cases, we will use a drain camera to locate the clog so that we can put together a plan of action.

Sometimes, however, pipes can become so clogged that a camera cannot get through. When that happens, we will more than likely recommend a thorough hydro jet cleaning of a pipe to pulverize all obstructions and clean your pipe thoroughly. In other instances, cabling with a snake will resolve a problem.

However, if the obstruction is especially troublesome, a snake will only provide a temporary fix. Eventually, that clog will re-form and you’ll have the same problem as before. Stubborn clogs require aggressive action, and our plumbers are experts at completely clearing out drain lines.

Root Intrusion in St. Louis

Another common cause of pipe problems is invasive tree roots. These roots are looking for the rich nutrients found in piping systems; when they invade a pipe, they can not only reduce the flow of your water considerably, they can cause a pipe to collapse completely.

When a root intrusion occurs, it is very important to use a camera to make sure the roots haven’t caused additional damage and to make sure there are no other roots further down the pipeline.

Pipe Problem Prevention in St. Louis

There are many pipe problems that occur due to age, corrosion and other factors that you simply cannot control. There are others, though, that you can do something about. For example, when the weather is frigid you can reduce the risk of your pipes bursting by leaving your cabinet doors open at night, letting your faucets drip constantly and insulating your pipes. You can also help lessen the chance of corrosion by not using caustic drain cleaning chemicals, which can hasten the breakdown of your pipes.

If you need a plumber or heating repair contractor in the St. Louis area, call Rivers Plumbing Heating & Cooling at 636-978-1482, or fill out our online request form.


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