3 Ways to Get Rid of a Clogged Drain

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I am excited to present a guest blog post from local Master Plumber Tom Shearman / Top Notch Plumbing Services Inc.! Tom has provided valuable info about clearing a clogged drain – an issue everyone, whether they’re a homeowner or renter, may come across from time to time. Thank you Tom for allowing me to share this information this with my readers! Top Notch Plumbing Services contact info will be at the end of this post – get in touch with them if you have any questions about this post, or any other plumbing question, and mention that you saw this on my blog!


3 Ways to Get Rid of a Clogged Drain

No one likes dealing with a clogged drain! Not only does it mean that whatever area the drain is located in will be closed off until you can get to the repairs, but it can also mean messy cleanup, potential damages, and even damage to your pipes. While you should always call a plumber if you feel at all hesitant about dealing with a clogged drain, there are a few ways that you can attempt to clear a clogged drain on your own if you feel comfortable.

  • First, don’t discount the tried-and-true methods of vinegar and baking soda. That’s right, the same vinegar and baking soda concoction that you used in elementary school to make a volcano. Try pouring about ¼ cup down the drain and adding some vinegar equal to the amount of your baking soda. Let it sit for 20 minutes and then flush with boiling water a few times.
  • Second, try using a plunger. The plunger you want for drains is usually the one you would think of as a stereotypical plunger- the one with the flat, red rubber bulb. These plungers are built specifically to seal drains and can work wonders getting your clogged drain free.
  • Third, don’t discount the usefulness of the drain snake. This is an easy way to fish out a clog that you can’t get any other way, but people like to avoid it because it isn’t exactly appealing to pull out whatever gunk is clogging your drain!

If you have a clogged drain that you can’t get running, contact Top Notch Plumbing Services Inc.

Top Notch Plumbing

Email: topnotchplumbingnc@gmail.com
Phone: 704.360.3022
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Highgarden Real Estate
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Serving the Lake Norman and Charlotte, NC Area, including: China Grove, Concord, Cornelius, Davidson, Denver, Huntersville, Landis, Kannapolis, Mooresville, Salisbury, Sherrills Ford, Statesville and Troutman.


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Update: Mooresville Commercial Projects / New Restaurants

Here’s a glance at some of the commercial projects currently in development for Mooresville, as listed in the August 2019 Mooresville Planning and Community Development Commercial Project List. Among the highlights are the possibility of two additional restaurants joining Olive Garden in the Costco Shopping Center on Talbert Road.

These projects are in different phases of the planning and approval process. Changes, delays, and project cancellations are possible.

Projects already under construction:

Olive Garden – under construction [Brawley School Road & Talbert Road] Continue reading “Update: Mooresville Commercial Projects / New Restaurants”

Mid-year market data shows that overall sales activity for the first half of the year is on par with last year’s activity

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – According to data from Carolina Multiple Listing Services, Inc. (CarolinaMLS), sales of homes in June across the 16-county Charlotte region fell by 6.1 percent year-over-year during what is typically prime selling season. However, overall sales year-to-date are steady, and sales during the first six months of this year are actually up 0.8 percent compared to the first six months of 2018.

June’s closed sales compared to the previous month (May 2019) were down 2.0 percent, with 97 more homes sold during May 2019 than June 2019. Continue reading “Mid-year market data shows that overall sales activity for the first half of the year is on par with last year’s activity”

Cornelius and Davidson Rank High on Best Beach Towns List

When you think beach towns, the first thing that comes to mind is likely somewhere in Florida, or maybe the North Carolina coast, the Jersey Shore, Hawaii, or California. But what about lake area beach towns? Fortunately, if none come to mind, the website WalletHub just posted a list of the Best Beach Towns to Live In, with rankings for both ocean and lake towns. 

Based on 62 key indicators of livability, their study found the top three lake beach towns to live in are Traverse City, MI (Lake Michigan), Folsom, CA (Lake Folsom) and Cornelius, NC (Lake Norman). Also ranked high on the list at number 7 was Davidson, the only other east coast town to make the top twenty. Continue reading “Cornelius and Davidson Rank High on Best Beach Towns List”

I-77 Express Lanes: What You Need to Know

The I-77 Express Lane project, taking place on 26 miles of I-77 from the Brookshire Freeway (Exit 11) in Mecklenburg County to N.C. 150 (Exit 36) in Iredell County, is nearing completion. Here’s what you need to know:

What are the I-77 Express Lanes?

The express lanes are dedicated travel lanes which run adjacent to the existing general purpose lanes that you already use on I-77. By converting the current High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes to express lanes, more vehicles can travel more quickly through the north corridor. During each trip, motorists will be able to decide if they want to use the optional tolled express lanes, the free general purpose lanes or a combination of both to allow for a more efficient commute.

In addition, the express lanes will feature variable prices that fluctuate based on supply and demand to ensure a predictable, higher-speed commute and allow traffic to flow at a minimum of 48 mph during peak travel times. 

Continue reading “I-77 Express Lanes: What You Need to Know”