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White Bear Lake Plumbing, Heating and A/C Experts

We at Roger Vadnais Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning are here to give you sound tips, help you with your concerns, and let you know that we are available to fix all your plumbing, heating and air conditioning needs.

Please visit our plumbing website or call to schedule an appointment today at 651-429-3303

How Do You know If A Plugged Pipe is a Main Sewer Or Drain?

March 6, 2011

Plugged Plumbing

A plumbing drain backup can occur in different areas or drain pipes around a house, including main lines and secondary lines.  Knowing whether the backup is in the main or secondary line is the question.  These backups occur when something is causing a blockage in the plumbing drain pipe from draining.    In most cases, the plumbing drain pipe will need to be cleaned or roto rooted.

Main Line Or Secondary Line Plug

Is the main sewer plugged?  A tell-tail sign that a main sewer is plugged is if the basement floor drain or shower is backing up.  In order to tell whether the plug is in that specific drain or the main plumbing line, flush the toilets.  If the backup gets worse, the plug is in the main line and will need to be cleaned or roto rootered in order to remove the plug.

For all of your sewer and drain cleaning needs contact Roger Vadnais Plumbing and Drain Cleaning at (651) 429-3303 or visit us online at http://www.rogervadnais.com

What Causes A Plumbing Sewer Pipe To Plug?

December 29, 2010

Symptoms Of A Plugged Plumbing Sewer

Is there water coming out of the floor drain or clean-out plug?  The sewer drain may be plugged or slow and will need to be cleaned or roto rootered.  A clogged sewer drain will backup out of one of the plumbing drains in the building.

Causes Of A Clogged Sewer Pipe

Are there roots in your plumbing drain pipes?  One of the main causes of slow and plugged sewer drain pipes is roots in the pipes.  A large tree in the front yard can have roots that eventually seek to feed off the water in the drain pipes.  Other problems associated with clogged pipes are over usage of the drains, broken or shifted pipes, and frozen pipes.

Possible Solutions

A plugged or slow plumbing drain will need to be cleaned or roto rootered by a drain cleaning company with the proper roto rooter equipment that will  allow to clear the drain.

To schedule an appointment contact Roger Vadnais Pluming, Heating and Drain at (651) 429-3303 or visit us online at http://www.rogervadnais.com

Merry Christmas From Roger Vadnais Plumbing And Heating

December 25, 2010

2010 Christmas in White Bear Lake, MN

The employees and families associated with Roger Vadnais Plumbing and Heating of White Bear Lake, Mn would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas.  We would also like to thank you for another year of allowing us to do business in a great community.

It sure hasn’t been a dull winter thus far in White Bear Lake, Mn with the record amounts of snow and crazy weather.  It may be late for a reminder but it still doesn’t hurt to protect your investment so make sure your house is properly winterized and your lawn faucets are winterized asap.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

 

Dirty And Dusty Duct Work And Vents

December 9, 2010

Air Duct And Vent Facts

How dirty is the average household ductwork?  If the ducts haven’t been maintained or have never been cleaned at all statistics show that the average household has between 1-5 pounds of dust and inside of the dirty ductwork. 

How often should the ductwork be cleaned?  It is suggested that the ductwork have at least a basic cleaning every two years.

Do the vents and registers have dust and dirt on them?  The average home collects roughly 40 pounds of dust each year.  If you’re questioning weather or not the ductwork actually gets dirty, consider how much dust accumulates throughout the house and on the air vents.  This same dust is filtered throughout the ductwork.

If you’re ready to have your duct cleaned contact your local duct cleaner!

Roger Vadnais Duct Cleaning

December 5, 2010

White Bear Lake Furnace and Duct Cleaning Company

Being a local White Bear Lake company, we at Roger Vadnais Plumbing and Duct/Drain Cleaning have to stand behind our work.  Our duct cleaning division is a great example of the quality work we perform.  If you’re looking for a in and out duct cleaning job, don’t mind calling.  We use top of the line equipment and take the necessary time to clean the ductwork thoroughly. 

To schedule an appointment contact Roger Vadnais Plumbing and Duct/Drain Cleaning of White Bear Lake at (651) 429-3303 or visit us online at www.rogervadnais.com

Some of the cities we service include:

White Bear Lake, Vadnais Heights, Little Canada, Gem Lake, Shorview, Hugo, Lino Lakes, Lake Elmo, Dellwood, Mahtomedi, Oakdale, Pine Springs, North Oaks, Maplewood, Centerville, Roseville, Stillwater, Grant, Woodbury, Arden Hills, Willernie

Winterizing Plumbing

November 30, 2010

What Household Plumbing Needs To Be Winterized?

Has the plumbing in your home or property been properly winterized?  It’s the time of the year in the White Bear Lake and surrounding areas that the plumbing pipes need to be winterized.   The outside faucets or lawn faucets and the sprinkling system are the main plumbing that will need to be winterized.

How to Winterize Lawn Faucets and Sprinkling Systems

Can you locate the shut-off valves on the plumbing water pipes that lead to your lawn faucets?  If the answer is yes – you can winterize your lawn faucets.  A lawn faucet should have a shut-off valve located inside the house.  These plumbing valves need to be shut off and the lawn faucet drained.   Equally important is the sprinkler system.  There should also be a shut-off valve located on the plumbing pipes inside the house for this situation.  A qualified sprinkler tech will need to winterize the outside portion of the sprinkling system.

If you have trouble shutting off an old plumbing valve or any other plumbing problem contact Roger Vadnais Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning of White Bear Lake at (651) 429-3303 or visit us online at www.rogervadnais.com

Serving the White Bear Lake and surrounding areas for over 100 years!

Happy Thanksgiving From Roger Vadnais Plumbing and Heating

November 26, 2010

The employees and families of Roger Vadnais Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning of White Bear Lake would like to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving.  Remember, it’s to the point where outside faucets should be properly winterized in order to avoid any unnecessary frozen or broken plumbing pipes. 

Thank you and enjoy the holiday!

651 429-3303

Replacing Your Furnace And Air Conditioner

November 4, 2010

When Should A Furnace Or Air Conditioner Be Replaced?

Is it time to replace your furnace and/or air conditioner?  A good rule of thumb is the 20-year mark for replacing a furnace and/or air conditioner.  In the White Bear Lake and surrounding areas furnaces and air conditioners each get their fair share of wear and tear.  Due to this type of weather the efficiency of a furnace and air conditioner will generally start to drop after 12 years.

In order to schedule a service appointment, cleaning, or estimate contact Roger Vadnais Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning of White Bear Lake, Mn at (651) 429-3303 or visit our website at http://www.rogervadnais.com

Some of the cities we service include:

White Bear Lake, Vadnais Heights, Little Canada, Gem Lake, Shorview, Hugo, Lino Lakes, Lake Elmo, Dellwood, Mahtomedi, Oakdale, Pine Springs, North Oaks, Maplewood, Centerville, Roseville, Stillwater, Grant, Woodbury, Arden Hills, Willernie

2010 Tax Rebate For Furnaces And Air Conditioners

October 31, 2010

2010 Tax Rebate

Are you looking to replace your furnace or air conditioner?  The tax rebate, which ends in December 2010, is a $1500 incentive to replace your old furnace and/or air conditioner.

Qualifying Furnaces And Air Conditioners

Does any or every furnace or air conditioner qualify for the 2010 tax rebate program?  In order to qualify for the 2010 tax rebate program only certain high-efficiency furnaces and air conditioners can be installed.

Replacing The Furnace And Air Conditioner

At Roger Vadnais Heating and Air Conditioning we install Goodman, Heil, and Bryant Furnaces and Air Conditioners.  For a free estimate contact Roger Vadnais Plumbing, Heating and Air conditioning at (651) 429-3303 or visit us online at http://www.rogervadnais.com

Septic Pump Isn’t Turning On

October 8, 2010

Septic Pump Problems

Is the septic pump not turning on?  At Roger Vadnais Plumbing, Heating, and Drain of White Bear Lake, Mn we service many septic systems and there are multiple problems that can cause a septic pump to not turn on.  Some of the possible reasons that the septic pump isn’t turning on could be a plugged plumbing drain from the first septic tank to the septic pump tank that isn’t allowing effluent to the pump tank, a tripped breaker – which is commonly signifying that the septic tanks pump is beginning to over labor, a failed septic pump, or a poor electrical connection.

Servicing the White Bear Lake and surrounding area – Roger Vadnais Plumbing, Heating, and Drain specialize in septic systems, septic pumps, and plugged drains.  To schedule an appointment Contact us at (651) 485-3585 or visit us at www.rogervadnais.com

 Some of the cities we service include:

White Bear Lake, Vadnais Heights, Little Canada, Gem Lake, Shorview, Hugo, Lino Lakes, Lake Elmo, Dellwood, Mahtomedi, Oakdale, Pine Springs, North Oaks, Maplewood, Centerville, Roseville, Stillwater, Grant, Woodbury, Arden Hills, Willernie