Frequently Asked Questions for Jason Elsmore Plumbing

Do you do emergency service?
Not usually. Our business hours are typically from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Do you work on new construction?
No, we work on established buildings
Can you fix a slowly leaking faucet?
Yes, but, in some cases, it’s more cost effective to replace it. Often, it depends on the age and availability of replacement parts.
Do we need to be at home for you to perform plumbing services?
It all depends on the job, but more often than not I can do the work while you're at work, which helps makes your life and busy schedule a little easier. 
Can you really flush disposable cleaning products?
NO! These can get caught in the toilet and cause major clogs and backups. (Baby wipes, cleaning brushes, tampons, etc.)
Does your company do bathroom remodels?
Yes! We love doing bathroom remodels in Rochester, MN and the surrounding areas. Give us a call or schedule an appointment online to get a quote for your bathroom remodel.
Does your company do kitchen remodels?
Yes, Elsmore Plumbing does kitchen remodels in Rochester, MN and nearby. We'll help make your dream kitchen a reality.
Do you repair sprinkler systems in Rochester, MN?
Yes, Elsmore Plumbing repairs sprinkler systems, does sprinkler system start-up, sprinkler tune-ups, sprinkler inspections, sprinkler controller clock replacement, sprinkler adjustments in Rochester, MN. We don't install sprinkler systems
Can I dump cat litter in the toilet?
NO! We don’t care WHAT the bag says.
What is not safe for a garbage disposal?
Coffee Grounds, pasta, egg shells, and a lot of other things...
What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever found in a clogged drain?
False teeth, toys, dixie cups,anti-theft packaging, etc.
Ewe! It fell in the potty. Can I flush it?
No! PUT ON A PAIR OF RUBBER GLOVES and grab it…It’s dirty, but it will be even dirtier if your toilet overflows.
How frequently should I change water filters?
Change these every three to six months depending on usage.
Do you install appliances like garbage disposals?
Yes, Elsmore plumbing installs garbage disposals and other appliances like dishwashers and ice makers
How can I get rid of odors in my garbage disposal?
If your garbage disposal is stinky, try using some Baking Soda.
My toilet is rocking- can I tighten up the bolts myself?
It depends. If do it, you may end up breaking the toilet or flange. The toilet needs to be reset.
I have a smell in my unused drain…what’s going on?
Your trap and/or pipes could have completely dried out…this might be allowing sewer gas into your home. You should pour a cup of water in the drain. lf you are winterizing, try RV antifreeze.
How do I connect my sump pump overflow to my septic tank or sewer line?
Legally you can’t. In addition, it will fill up your drain field.
Why do my pipes rattle when I turn on my faucet?
When pipes are not secured well, they rattle against walls and other things when subjected to water pressure.
Copper Water Pipe vs. Plastic?
It’s a long story. There are pros and cons to each. How much time do you have?
How should I choose a toilet?
Do your research, we suggest you check out online reviews. If you would like, drop us an email which you can find on our contact page.