Know How to Shut the Water Off

Shutting your water off is something most people don’t think about but everyone should know how to do it. You need a water key, which is like a T-wrench. On older homes, you’ll usually find one shut-off valve below the spigot or near your water meter. When a back up occurs in your residence, best [...]

Know Your Responsibilities

As a property owner you are responsible for keeping your sanitary sewer line clear of blockages and debris and repairing any broken or collapsed portions of the line located on your property. By not properly maintaining your sanitary sewer line, you may be financially responsible for any damage to yours or your neighbor’s property caused [...]

Don’t Do It Yourself

One of the biggest mistakes you can make is going to a home center and renting your own drain-cleaning machine. It will not be long enough or powerful enough and you can cause more damage. Commercial drain cleaner is another big no-no. It has harsh chemicals and can be very toxic as well as bad [...]

You Name It, and CityWide Has Fixed It Or Pulled It Out Of A Drain

Being in the sewer and drain business for 60 years, you can bet no matter your problem, we have seen it before. Jewelry accidentally dropped down the drain, toys flushed down the toilet, septic flooding the neighbor’s yard. Not only does CityWide have the experience to solve any plumbing dilemma, we also possess the people, [...]


Even the most dedicated do-it-yourselfer is better off leaving plumbing problems to the professionals. What you don’t know can hurt you when it comes to plumbing installation and repairs.

Preventative Maintenance

Know what your drain pipes look like from the inside. CityWide can put a video camera down the pipes to see the condition and if there are any potential problems to take care of before it becomes serious. Homeowners should have this done on a yearly basis. CityWide also advocates the use of its Drain [...]

Before You Buy Any Property…

Before You Buy Any Property, Have CityWide Do A Video Inspection Of The Sewer Line Many sewer lines in New York are loaded with root intrusion, many older pipes are fractured and cracked, and seismic shifts due to freezing and vibrations can cause mis-alignments, separations, cracks and broken sections. Video inspection is especially critical advice [...]