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About Budget Rooter

Budget Rooter was founded in 1992 by Suzanne J. Palady after she had become disabled and unable to work at her former job as a meat wrapper. Determined to continue to earn a living and armed with advice from her husband (a long-time plumber), Suzanne bought four telephone lines, the name “Budget Rooter,” and enlisted her son, Jeff, an experienced drain cleaner. She plied the telephones - marketing her new company, dispatching calls, and handling the office duties.

For the first three years, Jeff was the company’s only field technician, and was often out past midnight on service calls while going to school for his Master’s License. Soon, Budget Rooter became known throughout the industry for cleaning the dirtiest and most obstructed drains, even being called in on jobs by other plumbers.

As the word began to spread and the work began to roll in, Suzanne incorporated her business in 1998. Jeff trained new technicians and invested in the best green technology, using no chemicals. Jeff earned his Master Plumber’s license, and Budget Rooter expanded into full service plumbing along with drain cleaning. Since then, they have been featured in both plumbing trade magazines and in Delaware Today.

Budget Rooter was one of the pioneers in Delaware of trenchless water and sewer line replacements - an option which is safer, environmentally friendly, and less destructive to their customer’s lawn, walkways, and landscaping. Budget Rooter also continues to offer the alternative of conventional line repair and replacement, and added a second excavator to their fleet in 2013.

Proudly remaining family owned and operated, Budget Rooter has served the New Castle, Kent, and Cecil Counties for over 20 years. Most of our skilled technicians have been with us for more than ten years - they are background checked, drug screened, and they undergo frequent safety and skills training. Budget Rooter is known for providing an honest diagnosis of your issue and a fair price for fixing it – not for selling you a solution that you don’t need.

Today, Budget Rooter’s fleet includes eight fully-stocked service trucks, three high-velocity sewer jets, and two excavators. Overseen by Suzanne and Jeff, their mission is to provide excellent service at a fair price, to remain committed to the environment, and to treat their customers with integrity and respect.

Budget Rooter can help!

Whether your problem is a common residential problem such as hair, food, or tree roots, or a heavy commercial problem such as grease or debris – Budget Rooter has the solution. Our experienced professionals will assess your situation and recommend only what is needed to get your drains flowing freely. Have you been told that you need a costly line replacement? Contact us today for a free second opinion.

Budget Rooter Services

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    Drain Cleaning
    You can count on us for the knowledge, experience and equipment to handle any drain problem, whether you need heavy duty cleaning or light cleaning due to minor clogs.
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    Full Service Plumbing
    Budget Rooter offers full-service plumbing to our residential and commercial customers, including toilets, faucets, tubs, sinks, pipes, sump pumps, garbage disposals, and much more!
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    About Us
    Budget Rooter is a family owned and operated, full-service plumbing and drain cleaning company serving New Castle and Kent Counties in Delaware, and Cecil County in Maryland.
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    Contact Us
    Not only are we available during the week to answer your call, but Budget Rooter also provides emergency evening and weekend service. Contact us here for your free estimate.

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