Local Plumbing Business Has Served Customers 31 Years & Counting
Writer / Amy Lant-Wenger
Photographer / Kari Lipscomb
When people are ailing they generally seek out the wisdom of doctors to recover. When vehicles are due for a maintenance check mechanics can provide restorative techniques for maximum performance. And when lawns become raggedy and overgrown, they are weeded, watered and mown to bring out that perfect shade of lush green.
For the technicians at Mr. Rooter Plumbing, it is just as imperative to be mindful of the pipelines that keep a household flowing in peak condition. It is not unlike thinking of plumbing as the circulatory system of a household.
Dennise Leismer, who is the owner of the Milford affiliate location, explains the scope of what Mr. Rooter is qualified to handle.
“We are a full-service plumbing and drain service business. We provide all plumbing from replacing faucets and fixing leaks to installing water and drain lines for remodeling projects,” Leismer says. “We replace main waterlines outside the home. Also, we install well pressure tanks, water heaters, water softeners and pretty much anything plumbing related, except wells.”
The coverage area that this particular franchise can offer services to includes both Elkhart and Kosciusko counties. The company worked primarily in new construction plumbing when it began in 1990 but was able to add services to their professional resume in 2002.
“We are a full-service drain company,” Leismer adds. “We cable drains, hydroscrub (jet) drain lines. We do excavation to repair and replace drain lines. We have trenchless drain repair equipment to restore main lines to like new condition. We also do sewer line location. All of our service trucks have drain line cameras on them, and whenever possible, we include using the camera with a drain service on drain lines.”
Leismer also has very sound advice for home and business dwellers that can help to ensure better function of their systems.
“Take care of any leaks or potential plumbing problems by a licensed professional as soon as you become aware of any issue, which can save money in the long run,” she says. “Have your plumbing system inspected, including your main sewer line, and make a priority list of any repairs that need addressed.”
She also emphasized the need to have plumbing inspected when considering the purchase of a new home.
“Always have the plumbing system inspection, including a camera inspection of the main drain line. It is a cost that can save you thousands,” she adds.
Currently, the career climate is favorable for those contemplating a job experience in this particular field. Although, the pandemic has admittedly had a negative impact. So the opportunities are definitely there for those willing to learn and to acquire the skills.
“Like so many trades, the plumbing trades is understaffed,” she says. “There have not been as many people joining the trade as there are retiring. We have been an accredited employer with the state of Indiana to provide apprenticeship opportunities to become a licensed plumber since we started our company in 1990. We believe it is vital that men and women look at tradesman jobs, including plumbing, for a career.”
Mr. Rooter is located at 305 N. Higbee Street in downtown Milford. The business hours are Mondays through Fridays, 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., with evening appointments also available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Saturdays are open for emergency calls only. They are hoping to be fully staffed in the near future so that they can expand their hours and services. For more information, call 574-281-4133 or visit them online at mrrooter.com/north-central-indiana.