How to Unclog a Kitchen Sink with a Garbage Disposal

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The holidays are coming and though this holiday season will be a bit different than season’s past, two things remain the same. Rich, holiday foods clog drains. Regular maintenance and clearing opens them back up. Home for the Holidays Many of us have been keeping in contact with family and friends via phone, Zoom, and email, and one thing I … Read More

How Pipe Spy Oakland is Coping with the Pandemic

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It’s not a shock that a lot of small businesses are hurting right now. Implementing new safety protocols, buying new equipment and PPE for workers, and changing policies to keep employees and customers safe. The task at hand, this past summer, for companies that have been able to maintain operations has been to shift. Many small businesses in the East … Read More

The Importance of a Sewer Inspection Before Buying a Home

Buying a home can be one of the most challenging things you do in life. It’s often a stressful process with so many things you need to discover, learn, and understand. The laundry list of items to be considered seems never ending, and well-intended custodians can sometimes forget to disclose costly details in the race to win you the home … Read More

How to Identify the Symptoms of a Sewer Line Break

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The sewer line is a part of your house. Just like your roof, your doors and your windows – it serves a particular function and purpose. If left unchecked, breaks and fractures can cause a lot of distress and property damage. Learning how to identify the symptoms of a sewer line break can prevent these issues. Common Symptoms and Solutions … Read More

5 Signs You May Need to Replace Your Water Line

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A water line break is the last thing you want to come home to after a hard day at work. You’re tired, you likely don’t know where to start in getting help, and you imagine its going to be expensive to repair. The tough thing about this situation is that inaction can lead to more damage and higher cost. With … Read More

How To Unclog A Sewer Lateral

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A clog in your sewer line can be frustrating, especially if you don’t know what’s causing it or what to do next. In this article, we’ll give you tips on how to address both minor and major clogs – and how to tell the difference. The Issue With A Clogged Sewer Lateral When clogged, private sewer laterals (PSLs) can damage … Read More

10 Questions To Ask A New Sewer Contractor

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Selecting an experienced plumber can be a challenging task. Making the right choice for your project can consist of a lot of factors and you’ll want to know how to screen for the best service you can find. Dealing with underground plumbing issues often requires a fast response. You want a company that is reliable and can communicate effectively so … Read More

COVID-19: A Thank You to Essential Service Workers

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It’s difficult to describe what we are all experiencing as a result of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Every aspect of our daily lives (work, home, and social) has been impacted. We hope that you’re keeping updated as the situation unfolds and as communities continue sheltering in place to protect themselves and their loved ones. Many businesses are closed, and … Read More

How to Remove Garbage Disposal Odors

Garbage disposals can be great tools to assist in getting rid of food waste during your daily cleaning routine. However, they can accumulate build up and bacteria and create odors as organics spoil during the decomposition process. If you’re struggling to eliminate garbage disposal odors, Pipe Spy can help. With our 40+ years of sewer maintenance experience, we can provide … Read More

How to Maintain Your Water Heater

It’s easy to forget about maintenance for your water heater because they can work just fine for 10 or more years without paying much attention to them. But did you know you could extend the life of your water heater with just a bit of maintenance each year? In this article, we’ll show you some useful tips on how to maintain your … Read More