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3 Tips for a Clogged Drain

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A clogged drain not only stops the flow of your dirty water but can also clog up your whole day’s schedule. Whether its in your toilet, sink or bathtub, if not handled properly clogged drains can become a costly burden.

Here are a few tips to help remove current clogs and prevent future clogs from forming.

-Pour baking soda and vinegar down the drain. Allow the solution to foam for a few minuets then follow with boiling water.
-Pour boiling water down the drain and add salt to help break up the clog.
-Use the correct type of plunger for the job. If there isn’t standing water over the drain you can add some for better suction.

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-Run hot water after each use to wash away any fresh buildup.
-Cover drains with food and hair catchers.
-Add baking soda to drains followed by hot water.

Call in the Big Guns

Still having trouble with a clogged drain? No chemical or clogged drain tip will work as effectively as a visit from City Wide Plumbing. Give us a call today at (480) 966-8795 and let us handle all of your plumbing needs. Servicing the Valley for over 30 years, we have all the expertise and tools needed to handle any plumbing problem you can throw at us.

It’s the Law: Before you dig, call Arizona Blue Stake!

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Arizona Blue Stake was established by utility owners as a one-call notification system to assist local homeowners and excavators in identifying the location of underground utilities to prevent damages to facilities.

Notify the Arizona Blue Stake Center at least two (2) working days (excluding weekends and legal holidays) before excavating to have all underground pipelines and facilities located and marked.

Calling 811 will help save lives and protect infrastructure. Knowing where underground utility lines are buried before each digging project begins helps protect you from personal injury, expense and penalties. There may be multiple utility lines in the same area at varying depths. Even simple digging projects can damage utility lines and disrupt vital services to an entire community. Having underground utilities located can help prevent undesired consequences

Wait for the project site to be marked by all utility owners. Once all utilities have been properly located, you are officially ready to dig.

Respect and protect the marks. Have utility lines re-marked if initial markings are more than fifteen (15) days old.

Use caution when digging. Always hand dig within two feet of either side of any marked line. Some utility lines may be buried at a shallow depth, and an unintended shovel

Be Aware utility companies may not mark where the line continues into your property (anything on your property is considered privately owned and maintained.

If damage occurs, notify the appropriate facility owner IMMEDIATLY.

Each marking represents the location of the underground facilities and the color represents the type of utility (gas, water, electric, communication, etc…). These marks are temporary and fade with time.

White– proposed excavation

Pink– Temporary Survey

Red– Electric, traffic signals and street lights

Yellow– natural gas, petroleum, nitrogen, butane, and propane.

Orange– Communication, cable television, fiber optics

Blue water systems, slurry pipes, irrigation and wells

Purple– reclaimed water

Green– Sanitary Sewer Systems

 

There is a penalty for failure to comply. Owners of underground facilities must locate and mark all their facilities at that location within 48 hours. Failure to do so could result in a fine of up to $ 5000. You or a contractor cannon begin excavating until all utilities have been marked or be subject to a maximum fine of $ 5000.

 

Information courtesy of:

Arizona Blue Stake

Arizona Corporation Commission

City of Mesa

City of Scottsdale

 

 

When you need plumbing for your home away from home, call City Wide for all your plumbing needs.

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Drain Stoppage Prevention Tips From Your Local Tempe Plumber

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Avoid clogging your kichen drain  by not placeing hard-to-grind, stringy, fibrous waste, such as poultry skins, banana peels, carrots, celery, or cantaloupe pulp, down the garbage disposal. The disposal can’t sufficiently grind these food products and it will clog your sink drain. You need to also run cold water down the drain for about 15 seconds prior to using the garbage disposal and after to flush the waste down the main drain.

If you have a musty sewer smell permiating in areas of your home try running  water in all drains chances are the musty smell is from dried out plumbing. If this doesnt work or the smell comes back a couple days later call a professional you may have other plumbing issues.

Make sure you avoid pouring fats down the drain. Fats can solidifywhich can cause a drainage issue and clog your pipes. Pour fats and different types of cooking oils in a throw away caontainer such as an old milk jug or old coffee can and throw out with your garbage.

To help prevent hair from clogging your drains, install strainers in each tub and shower to capture the hair before it goes down the drain. When combined with soap build-up, hair can bring your drains to a complete standstill.

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