Category Archives: Plumbing and Drain

What are the Most Common Plumbing Problems in Old Homes?

While buying old homes, there are more details to check than just the brick and mortar structure, which may deceive you with its strong surface build. Though the home appears in a good condition, you must look for its obvious share of problems, especially if they were not properly maintained.


In most of the older homes you’ll find galvanized piping. As a galvanized pipe is a pipe made from steel covered with a layer of zinc, the zinc starts eroding with time that in turn would cause damage to the inner material. Once the protection is gone, the steel begins to corrode and rust to expand, thus reducing the inner dimension of the pipes. This erosion of the protective layer would result in a wide array of problems such as reduced water pressure or suddenly stopped faucets. These old galvanized pipes make the water discolored and may cause the pipes susceptible to leaks.

Some homes may have pipes made from concrete or cast iron which may shift or deteriorate over the course of time.


Just because the homeowner himself tried to fix the plumbing issues or hired an unlicensed plumber to do the job, does not speak of the bad. However, there are chances that a handyman or unprofessional plumber managing the drains and other plumbing problems would leave the drains unvented, secure the pipes poorly, or install the traps backwards. While making the final deal, ensure that the plumbing is done the right way and that the faucets and other plumbing fixtures are replaced if they are too aged.


Over the years, drainage pipes could be damaged, clogged, or broken. Checking the pipes for possible leakages or small drains would help you save huge on severely clogged pipelines.

Older homes may be very charming due to the historic connection associated with them; however the repairs and renovation costs would pile up if you ignore a careful inspection of the plumbing system before buying the home. Also, it is important to evaluate the home’s plumbing system conditions with the help of a licensed plumber from a professional plumbing company for reliable and cost-effective solutions. Dynamerican is a professional plumbing company comprising a team of professional plumbers and technicians who are certified plumbing servicemen. We serve in Akron, Medina, Port Lakes, and Wadsworth. For any assistance for your plumbing problems from our experts, please contact us at 800-362-8490 or visit our website: for more details.

RootX Sewer Line Treatment: All Things You Need to Know

Root intrusion is probably the most common of the sewer line problems faced by households. Joints and cracks in the pipeline are natural entry points for the underground root system and if left untreated for long, can restrict the flow or may even cause a complete blockage. It is a major destructive element involved in maintaining a wastewater collection system.

How does RootX work?

RootX is a proven technology that ensures your pipeline is clean of the vigorous root growth and also prevents re-growth very soon. It uses the aquatic herbicide named Dichlobenil. Its patented formula foams when it comes in contact with water which fills the entire pipe and reaches to the top where 90% of the roots are found. There are degreasing agents in RootX that strip away grease and allows the RootX herbicide to penetrate into the roots and kill the root tissue. Its concentration also promotes bacterial growth for natural removal of the roots and speeding up the decay. Moreover, this foam also leaves a thin layer on the pipe walls to prevent further occurrences.

Why do most sewer maintenance crews recommend RootX?

RootX is easy to apply using high pressure jetting equipment. Plumbing professionals can treat a 400 foot main line in less than 30 minutes using the jetter trucks. The formula is guaranteed to keep 8-inch or even larger sewer lines free from blockages for up to 24 months of application, while the guarantee speaks of 12 months for smaller 4-6 inch pipelines. Treating pipes using RootX involves less time than the mechanical cutting and the results really last longer. While the mechanical process of root cutting leave some roots behind in the pipe, the RootX kills the roots and the remaining  roots decay over time allowing the pipe to work on its full capacity. It also effectively prevents further root growth in the pipeline by creating a barrier on the pipe walls.

The product is eco-friendly too. The RootX formula is non-fumigating, non-caustic, and non-systemic and has no effect on the roots outside the pipe, saving the flora. In addition to being gentle on the trees and plants, it does not affect the waste water treatment process as it is free from copper sulfate, metam sodium or diquat dibromide.

We, the GoDynamerican staff have treated several blocked sewer lines using RootX and the results are amazing. Our clients have not complained of a blockage due to root intrusion at least for a year of the treatment process. We are a team of professional plumbers and technicians that are available at your service for any of your plumbing installation and drain cleaning services. Please contact 800-362-8490 or visit us to know further.

How Does a Video Sewer Line Inspection Take Place

Sewer lines are the last things on your mind, isn’t it? Obviously no one would ever think about them unless they get blocked and a panic situation arises. So, a better idea is to have your sewer lines inspected by a professional plumbing professional service provider to detect any problems early before becoming an expensive repair. A proper inspection of the sewer line usually includes a special camera that inspects through the line and gives the plumber a good idea of the line’s condition and helps locate the clogs. Sewer Line Inspection camera

How is the video inspection done?

Video inspection of sewers usually involves a camera and an operator that displays the state of the inner walls of the sewers for a treatment action on the specific area. The following are some of the types of machines used for video inspection of sewer lines:


Push cameras are the simplest form of video inspection and are widely used by many of the plumbing professionals. It includes a long cord with a push cam on one end which enters the pipe that needs to be inspected and sends live images to the plumber feeding the cord into the system. The camera is pulled back after the inspection is completed. This method works fine when the user knows which of the pipes has a problem.


Sewer problems can develop not only in the mainline pipe, but can affect the branching lines too. The lateral launch systems inspect the pipelines by adjusting and launching a secondary camera for an inner reach.


During video inspection with crawlers, a camera tractor with an attached flexible cable at its back runs through the sewer pipelines. The camera enters from an access pipe which then flows down the sewer through a manhole. The technician places the service truck right above the suspected pipe so that he can control the speed and movement of the camera to have a clearer view.

Followed by this, the operator sets up the down-hole roller that in turn prevents the cable from causing any further damage to the top of the pipeline by rubbing. Once the set-up is done, the operator proceeds with further investigation by operating the camera tractor remotely from the service tractor. After completion of the process, the camera is removed by reversing the cable and gear.

A camera inspection can help detect blockages and corrosion and by having this inspection done before the occurrence of any problem saves you both time and money.
A sewer block can erupt at any time and be disastrously embarrassing. One of the best methods of preventing damage to your sewer line is to avoid washing down things like wet wipes, caustic liquids or grease down the drain. In spite of taking these preventive measures, experts suggest home owners to hire professional plumbing services and let them inspect the sewer lines at regular intervals to help detect potential issues.

Dynamerican offers exceptionally professional plumbing and drain services in North East Ohio. The team provides sewer and drain cleaning, video line inspections (esp. push cameras), high-pressure sewer jetting, grease trap installation, and back flow testing services. Contact our team now at 800-362-8490 or visit