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11/11/2013
By: rogerrealtor
Sal Jacobs Plumbing
I am a Realtor Associate with Balsley Losco Realty in Northfield. Often when we in the business need a professional tradesman time is really of the essence. I recently needed a septic certification right away and none of my regular vendors were available any sooner than two weeks hence. In desperation I cold called Sal who was out to the property the next day and I had the report by fax the following day at a fair price. Sal and his staff were courteous and professional at all times. This is the kind of service I appreciate and from now on Sal Jacobs will be my number one "go to" guy for all of my plumbing, heating, a/c and septic needs. I will also enthusiastically recommend him to all of my colleagues.
Tips & Advices
The following tools and common household objects can be used to clean drains at home:
  • A plunger
  • A drain snake
  • Baking soda
  • Vinegar
  • Grease-fighting dish soap
Homeowners can mix boiling water with any of the last three products to break up grease and grime.
The main ingredients in clog removal liquid products are sodium hydroxide and sodium hypochlorite. According to the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, both break down into relatively harmless components when it comes into contact with water or soil. However, both substances cause mild irritation to skin and internal tissues.
Also known as a drain auger, a drain snake is a coiled device around ΒΌ-inch thick. To use a drain snake, put the end into the entrance of the drain. Turn the handle to force the snake deeper, using extra pressure to force it through the bend in the pipe. Keep turning until the snake hits the clog, then either pull the snake and remove the obstruction or force it through. Once the snake is out of the drain, run the water on full blast for a few minutes to ensure the obstruction is completely removed.
Plungers don't damage residential pipes, but the force created by the act of plunging weakens the seal between the toilet and the floor.
Many plumbers, both local businesses and nationwide chains, offer emergency or same-day services.

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