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How to Unclog Your Drains at Home

How To Unclog The Drain in Your Kansas City Home Clogged drains are a common problem, but they can often be resolved without calling in a professional. What’s more, you don’t need to use toxic chemicals to clear out your clog. With a little patience and some tried and true methods, you can often unclog your drain by yourself, in a reasonably short amount of time. First, try to physically remove what’s causing the problem. One common cause of clogs is hair collected around a pop-up stopper or strainer. You may be able to remove the hair and clear the clog, or you might be able to use a drain stick to clear clogs caused by a hair in a P-trap or an S-trap. Cleaning a sink trap can remove clogs caused by buildup or a foreign object, a plunger can clear clogs that aren’t too far into the pipes,

What Causes Septic Tank Odor in Your House?

Homeowners in Kansas City should never ignore septic tank odor or sewer smell. Odors like the smell of sewer gas, methane gas, rotten egg smell, hydrogen sulfide, or foul odors in general when it comes to your septic system and septic tank. The problem isn’t just the stench, but also a health issue. There are loads of bacteria and viruses in home wastewater, plus nitrogen and phosphorus that can seriously harm the environment, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. If septic tank smells in yard areas are noticed, contact a 24-hour plumber to find issues such as a clogged drain or sewer line,  to ensure there is proper venting, or anything worse. Plumbing problems like these can start small with a simple foul odor, odd house smells, an occasional gurgle; even a minor but consistent odor problem. When these start, it is important for homeowners to take action to

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

Are Chemical Drain Cleaners Safe?

If you’re like a lot of people, you have childhood memories of your father or grandfather trying to unclog a sink or bathtub drain with a harsh chemical drain cleaner, hot water, baking soda, or bleach to get that blockage cleared. Should you do the same now that you are a homeowner if you encounter a clog in your plumbing system and are in need of drain cleaning? If you experience a stubborn clog, should you run out to the nearest grocery store or superstore for a bottle of liquid drain cleaner or chemical drain cleaner like Drano or Liquid Plumber, to get rid of that build-up or clear out a garbage disposal? Not so fast. According to Consumer Reports, “chemical drain cleaners are among the most dangerous household products,” which isn’t surprising since they are made out of lye and manufactured for chemical reactions to cut through grease, soap

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“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.”

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“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.”

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“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!”

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“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!”

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