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Plumbing & Water Cleanup. Yeah, we do both.

General Info
When East Palo Alto needs a plumber, they call Roto-Rooter. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Residential & Commercial Services. Trusted & Recommended since 1935, Roto-Rooter offers unmatched plumbing services backed by an 80+ year reputation for quality.
Hours
Regular Hours
Mon - Sun:
Extra Phones

Phone: (650) 815-2531

Services/Products
|water heaters|Complete plumbing repair, residential plumbing, commercial plumbing, bathroom plumbing solutions, trenchless sewer line repair and replacement, pipe bursting, pipe relining, kitchen plumbing jobs, sink plumbing, toilet repair / replacement, water heaters, sump pumps, faucet replacement, video camera pipe inspections, backflow certification and repairs, 24-hour plumbing service, line and leak detection, garbage disposer repair, water supply line replacement / repair, dishwashers and ice maker water lines. Emergency service is our specialty.
Payment method
amex, discover, master card, visa
Neighborhood
Ravenswood
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Categories
Fire & Water Damage Restoration, Bathtubs & Sinks-Repair & Refinish, Building Construction Consultants, Building Contractors, Building Contractors-Commercial & Industrial, Construction Consultants, Drainage Contractors, Grease Traps, Home Repair & Maintenance, Plumbers, Plumbing Contractors-Commercial & Industrial, Plumbing Fixtures, Parts & Supplies, Plumbing, Drains & Sewer Consultants, Plumbing-Drain & Sewer Cleaning, Pumping Contractors, Pumps, Pumps-Renting, Septic Tank & System Cleaning, Septic Tanks & Systems, Sewer Cleaners & Repairers, Sewer Contractors, Water Damage Emergency Service, Water Damage Restoration, Water Heater Repair, Water Heaters
Other Information

Services: Water Damage Restoration, Plumbing, Hauling Services, Wells, Sewer Cleaning, Drain Pipe, Heating & Air Conditioning/hvac, Water Heaters, Drain Cleaning, Septic Tank

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Dixie-lee S.

03/17/2019

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I had Roto-Rooter declog a shower drain. In the process a small leak was generated. I can't say enough positives about the prompt response by the RR team to address, plumber & water restoration tech. I was particularly pleased with Jose Garcia, Lead Technician on the water restoration process. Thank you all for handling this issue with your expertise. I will definitely use your company again, should the need arise.

Susan W.

09/07/2018

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Steve was prompt, professional, friendly, knowledgeable and so very helptful.
I had a clogged sewer and he was able to clear the pipes in less than an hour.
He was amazing!

Natalie S.

06/27/2018

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Our technician (James de la Pena) was super knowledgable. He gave us reminders of what is NOT good to put down a drain. He is professional and courteous. I would not hesitate to call again if we are in need.

S F.
Edited: 04/04/2018
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Did excellent job of water remediation after flooding. Only problem was that the first technician failed to communicate to the second technician the day and time we would be home for RR to pick up the equipment. Other than that they were professional, courteous and good.

Donna L.

02/01/2018

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Outstanding - it was a big job and plumber (Keith Campbell) was professional and worked hard to get everything fixed.

Francois M.

10/13/2017

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I called Roto Rooters to fix two issues.

1 - A clogged rain water drain
2 - A leaky shower system

On the first issue they spent an hour and told me that they could not fix it. Spending $200 more could give me an idea of what was going on. They left me and billed me 262$ for labor only. The drain is still clogged.

For the leaky shower they gave me a $2096 estimate (parts will be added later) arguing that they need to replace a valve buried in the wall. The shower is still leaking.

By the way their services run 8am to 12 pm only.

I will look for a professional that has in mind the customer interest and not its revenues. Hard to find these days ? The technician dispatched was courteous.

Will I call them in the future or recommend them ? Probably not.

Melba H.

10/11/2017

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Great Service, I had 2 different types of leaking, my kitchen sink and an outside faucet leaking. Jerry was very professional and efficient .

Helen W.

09/21/2017

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John came right on time as promised and he explained me what happened with the drain very clearly and provided all the recommendations. I would like to rate this service as excellent

M S.

09/18/2017

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Professional, knowledgeable, prompt - clearly knew what he was doing. Problem was quickly identified and once I approved the estimate, 2 hours later it was taken care of. 6 month warranty on work.

K. M.

08/06/2017

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We had leaking pipe under our sink that was a nightmare, the way the pipe was initially installed was just wrong. We paid $280 to our first plumber and $375 to plumber #2, both tried their hands at "re-running" and "repairing" but neither of their "fixes" held. Within a week the leak returned and required a larger pan under the sink after each attempt. Putting aside our weariness of corporate plumbers we call Roto-Rooter, coupon in hand. Greg from the Palo Alto facility arrived right on time and after a 5 minute inspection (plumbers 1 and 2 both spent in excess of half an hour), he clearly explained the flaw in our layout, and his recommendation to "fix" the problem. The repair was done at a cost well below the private plumbers and in a third of the time. We were skeptical to say the least, but Greg was knowledgeable, professional and confident. So, we gave him the benefit of the doubt and waited... After a month of waiting and watching we finally removed the drip pan! It has been over 3 months and we have officially stopped checking for moisture. Roto-Rooter is who we strongly recommend and if you are fortunate enough to get a guy named Greg, please tell him the skeptics said, Thanks!

Nanhi S.

06/23/2017

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Even though they gave me a 4 hour window, they were here in less than an hour from when I called. The technician was professional, efficient and polite. Very satisfied.

Sam M.

07/22/2014

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great experience and very professional. The service technician, Jesus, performed an excellent job. Went well above what I expected. I was very pleased with his work. Also cleaned up after he was finished, which was great. The price was well worth it..Highly recommend them.

ADeckman

04/30/2012

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Roto Rooter Review

The representative, Perna, was very quick to respond. Had the clogged toilet flushing in less than 15 minutes. Perna was professional, courteous, and personable. Pricey for 15 minutes but still highly recommend.

Gloria Goldberg

12/22/2011

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Roto Rooter does not disappoint

9:15 AM toilet not flushing and downstairs drain slow. Called the office and was assured that someone would be out within two hours. Fifteen minutes later, Chris called and said John would be here in thirty to forty minutes. Thirty minutes later, John Cronin rang the bell! His uniform was neat and clean and he presented himself in a very professional manner. He determined the problem to be localized and cleared the clog. No cleanout needed. Toilet working. Saved $$$!
We've used Roto Rooter for years and will continue to do so. Thank you.

michaeldawson

12/12/2011

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Rotorooter service Nov 8, 2011

We had a massive, all house backup in our rental home one Sunday evening. Roto-rooter came in and knew exactly how to access the an awkward cleanout on an old home, and then found it required complete drain replacement in front of the house. Each technician (four total) were extremely service friendly and communicated perfectly to us throughout the process. It took many hours to complete, and the job was much more expensive than we would have liked for a rental home, but I'm glad they were so responsive and helpful. Our tenants moved back that next day. Thank you Rotorooter!

miles2cruise

09/04/2011

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Plumbing- Stopped drains emergency

For the kitchen sink backing up we needed help ""Fast"" on the Labor Day weekend. Roto-Rooter set up a call with in 2 hours. Luis came by and I must say was one of the most helpful and professional service techs we've ever seen. He set up the roof access ""snake "" and was done in ~ 40 minutes. He offered advice to avoid future problems and provided a 6 month warranty.
I hope we don't need them for this again but for a similar issue I will call them back!

wahcah

07/28/2011

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Roto-Rooters Outstanding Service

I normally call Roto-Rooter for cloggede drains but this time I thought I'd try a ""discount"" service. Since they were delayed in getting to my home I called Roto-Rooter before they arrived.The discount plumber came and were very rude. They didn't seem to be very knowledgable and gave me quote. I sent them packing.

Roto-Rooter came as advertised, within the hour, and was very pleasant. He provided a quote which I accepted. It was the same price as the first plumber.

On the phone I had been advised by the clerk to check the internet for coupons. I had printed a $50 coupon which the plumber accepted. He did an excellent job and was very pleasant about it.
Thanks for the good work.

maedchris

07/25/2011

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available at any hour

Having a toilet overflow first thing in the morning on Fri July 22 was pretty upsetting, but knowing roto rooter will come out any time at no additional charge is reassuring. This was not the first time Octavius had literally bailed us out! He was polite, explained what he was doing and did a great job.

Mamanee

07/01/2011

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Roto-Rooter Plumbers 7/1/11

We have used Roto-Rooter many times but this one was above and beyond. Sewer line leakage. Roto-Rooter responded immediately. The plumbers from Sunnyvale, CA saved the day. They helped bridge the gap in finding a clean team (Water Damage Experts AWESOME!!) Then proceeded to begin work the next morning. All pipes had to be replaced under the house and a new clean out installed. It was a three day job. I cannot say enough about the professionalism shown by all employees, especially Octavius Sumon Tech # 7710 and Luis Galindo, Tech #0211 and their boss Mike Gaub. Being in a hotel for three days was the worst part. We even got to check out early! The rest was pleasant because they made it pleasant to work with Roto-Rooter. They always respected my home with their little blue booties and did an amazing clean up afterward. These guys deserve a HUGE round of applause (and some serious recognition) for all the sweat and major heavy lifting involved. Thank you for rescueing us during this messy time. And Sheila at the Sunnyvale office, thanks for helping us sort out the paperwork and making it professional and pleasant to the very end. Hope to not call on you again any time soon! HA! But we will next time we need something. THANK YOU!

Ellin Carpenter

06/27/2011

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Very knowledgeable and efficient

Knew what they were doing...but as usual suggested I have a camera go thru my pipes for an extra $150. I told them that even if the camera found damage that I would not be able to have it fixed due to financial problems.