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Regular Sewer Drain Cleanings Prevent Big Repair Bills

Few things can ruin your day quite like a clogged sewer drain in Kansas City. Clogged sewer drains are inconvenient and can potentially cause lots of clean-up work, embarrassment, and expensive damage to your home. Periodic plumbing maintenance, including having a plumbing contractor provide drain cleaning services, can prevent inconvenient sewer clogs and save you money in the long run. If you’ve had problems with clogged sewer drains in the past, setting up regular maintenance drain cleaning may be beneficial. Plumbing professionals have two main methods of cleaning sewer lines: Snaking uses a metal device that a plumber pushes through the sewer drain to break up obstructions. If it is determined that further services are needed, A-1 will determine if your home needs hydro jet services. Hydro jet cleaning uses high-pressure jets of water to clear obstructions from the sewer drain. If further investigation is necessary, plumbers may also make

Installing a New Faucet Is Not a DIY Project

Do it yourself (DIY) is the latest craze when it comes to home repairs. How many of us have watched a decorating or home repair project on television and thought, “Sure, I can do that!” only to find out that not only could you not do it, you made a terrible mess in the process. Deciding when to DIY or hire a professional should be decided on a project by project basis. When it comes to plumbing projects and services like installing a faucet, it’s always worth hiring a professional plumber that has the skill and expertise to get the job done right… the first time. Whether you are replacing a leaky faucet or want to add a new sleek design to your kitchen or bathroom sink, a new faucet may seem like something you can easily do on your own; however, if you install it improperly, it’s going to

To Tank or Not to Tank – Choosing the Right Water Heater

The water heater in your Kansas City home may be one of the most important things you never pay attention to until it stops working. Then your mind is flooded with a million questions like: Can it be repaired or does it need to be replaced? Is a plumber needed and what type of water heater to choose? There are many factors to consider before you buy a new water heater, including the size of your family and the type of fuel you use for your home. Heating water for your home is one of your home’s biggest monthly expenditures, so your utility (electricity, oil, or propane, etc.) rates may determine the type you buy. Types of Water Heaters – Pros and Cons Conventional Storage Tanks Store constantly heated water in an insulated tank. Take up valuable space in garage or basement. Can hold a large volume of water. Natural

Buying a New Home: Plumbing Inspections

Are you buying a new home? When we say “new,” we’re not necessarily talking about a brand new home, but a new home for you. If you put an offer in on a house, you’re going to order a home inspection and depending on where you live, possibly a termite inspection. But, what about the plumbing, have you put much thought into that? Let’s say you found your dream home. It’s been a rental for the last 20 years, but you don’t mind. The owners recently re-painted the whole house from the inside out, and they installed new carpets. You’re ready to make an offer and seal the deal, assuming the inspection goes well. The general contractor who moonlights as an inspector says the house looks good but did he take a close look at the plumbing? It has had several renters over the years, and that could be cause for concern.

Tree Roots & Clogged Sewer Lines

Most of us can agree that trees, especially large mature trees are beautiful. A yard filled with lush trees can make all the difference in the way a property looks, but unfortunately, big trees can spell disaster for a home’s sewer lines. When a home has large, healthy trees on its property, the tree roots can become a real problem. When it comes to your home’s plumbing, invasive tree roots can cause you major headaches. Sometimes the smallest crack in a sewer line will send messages to tree roots, “Come and drink if you’re thirsty!” and the water-seeking tree roots will respond accordingly. Before you know it, tendrils that resemble spider webs will creep into the cracks in the pipes, and once they find the source of the moisture, they will send roots, which after consistent liquid nourishment, can grow as big as the sewer line! How do you address

Plumbing Considerations When Buying a Home

You’re buying a new home. You put in an offer and it was accepted. Up next – home inspection, termite inspection, and appraisal. The house passes the inspection with flying colors, so you’re off to a good start, or are you? Some buyers follow up a home inspection with a plumbing inspection, but that’s more the exception than the norm. More often than not, a homeowner will call us shortly after they’ve already moved in. Unfortunately, it’s not uncommon for the new homeowners to be unaware of the condition of the home’s plumbing system. If there was a pre-existing condition, the homeowners don’t find out until later and it’s the plumber who has to give the bad news. If you’re in the market for a new home, here are some plumbing issues that a plumber would watch out for if they were buying their own property. 1. What is the

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“I have used A-1 on several occasions and the service has always been speedy and of high quality. I always appreciate the coupons you have online”

Terry Baldridge

“Tim was very knowledgeable! I would definitely have him back out. Thanks!”

Carista Misler

“Chuck arrived within 30 minutes on a Sunday and was extremely professional and curtious. I’ve been using A-1 annually for 10 years now to clean roots out of my main and the price is always fair and the staff always top notch. Just wanted to say thanks again to Chuck.”

Kris S.

“Hired them to clean out tree roots from main line. Were on time and did a great job. Have used them before and never been disappointed.”

LeVera Howard

“A-1 was excellent! I recommend them to all. Chuck was so great to work with and gave us really great advice to keep our pipes clean. Thank you!”

Shereen McClellan North

“A-1 is the best for sewer & septic issues! They’re responsive, quick and so helpful! We had a main line issue and that night our kitchen sink backed up. They had the same service tech out the next morning. Very professional and reliable. We’ve never had anything but amazing service from A-1!”

Jenny Miskell McLellan