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02/03/2014
By: David C.
Preferred Plumbing Services Inc
I spoke with Allen Patten, formerly of Patten's Plumbing regarding an emergency call. It was late Saturday and yet he sent out Marc. He repaired the problem was professional and efficient, considering it was the weekend the prices were fair. These guys are a refreshing change. Believe me when I say I recommend them without hesitation for all your plumbing needs. David
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02/04/2017
By: Claire T.
Five Star Plumbing Of SW FL Inc.
Awesome, called them early Sat morning for an emergency leak in the ceiling, they came right out, fixed the problem, explained in detail what went wrong, super super pleased with Five Star Plumbing and will recommend them to anyone who asks for a reliable plumber! Thank you
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08/03/2016
By: Anthony M.
A Proformance Plumbing
State certified master plumber. Licensed and insured. Military, teacher, senior discounts available !
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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