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How Do I Keep My Toilet From Clogging? Here Are Some Tips for Toilet Clog Prevention

There are numerous reasons that a toilet clog could be occurring, even on a daily basis. This could happen because of how the toilet is used, from problems in the toilet’s mechanics, toilet drain, sewer lines or main sewer line issues, or perhaps even problems with your water supply, water pressure or plumbing vents. There are some DIY solutions that are implemented like chemical drain cleaners, however those are almost always inferior to an auger – chemical drain cleaners will have no impact on tree roots or other large blockages in drain pipes. This post will cover several of these reasons a homeowner’s toilet could be clogged and provide some fixes, as well as offer plumbing tips to keep your toilet from clogging! Common Causes for a Clogged Toilet Low Flow Toilet Simply put, one reason that a toilet could experience frequent clogging is that too much is being asked

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

Six Signs Your Garbage Disposal Needs Repair

Garbage disposals make life easier for millions of Americans, providing an easy way to get rid of food waste after meals. Although around 47 percent of us have garbage disposals, most of us never give them much thought until they’re not working. To avoid having your garbage disposal break down at inopportune times, learn to spot warning signs that your unit is in need of repair or replacement. Here are a few red flags that should alert you to contact a plumbing contractor for maintenance work: Bad odors – If your disposal has a persistent bad odor even after you’ve rinsed it with soapy water and other cleaners, this may be a sign of a failing unit. A plumber can check out the unit, remove any trapped matter, or replace the unit if needed. Lag time – Your garbage disposal should make quick work of any food matter. If your

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

Know the Signs of a Gas Leak to Stay Safe

There’s a very good reason why gas leaks make the news. Natural gas is highly combustible and can quickly turn into a fire or an explosion. But what exactly is a gas leak? A gas leak is a leak of natural gas from the main pipeline into your home or other living space. Any spark, even something as simple as using your cell phone, can cause it to ignite. If you even think there is a remote chance of a gas leak in your home, get out immediately and contact your gas company; a plumbing contractor can help provide emergency services as well. Recognizing the signs of a gas leak can mean the difference between life and death. Never ignore any of the following signs: Smell—A distinctive, strong odor similar to rotten eggs. Natural gas is odorless, but gas companies use an additive that smells like rotten eggs to alert

Common Commercial Plumbing Problems

Whether you’re a business owner or a manager, there’s one thing you know for sure: You can’t afford to have plumbing “problems.” After all, time is money! When it comes to preventing toilet clogs and leaky faucets at home, you’re probably pretty good at maintaining your plumbing, but when it comes to controlling how employees, customers, and visitors take care of the plumbing in your building – not so easy. Whether you’re running a small business, a retail store, or an office building, you need the plumbing to work smoothly. If you’ve been at it a while, you already know that plumbing problems are inevitable. Aside from mentioning “proper plumbing maintenance” in an employee meeting, there’s not much you can do about what people flush down the toilet, but that doesn’t mean the situation is a hopeless one. There are still some practical things that you can do as a

Commercial Plumbing: Problems to Look For

Are you a property or facility manager? If so, dealing with the plumbing will be a big part of your job, but you already knew that. Technically, the plumbing is made up all of the building’s pipes and fixtures, such as the faucets that distribute water throughout the building and remove the wastewater. The sewers and water mains are not considered the actual plumbing. Instead, it’s the parts that are a part of the building that is the “plumbing.” Generally, the plumbing pipes in a commercial building will be made out of copper, brass, or stainless steel, but plastic is becoming increasingly common. Inside of a commercial building there are three inter-connected systems, which include the water supply lines, the wastewater drain lines, and finally the vents. The wastewater lines rely on the vents and vice versa; this is known as the “DMV system.” The vents are critical because they

Commercial Plumbing Services in Kansas City

We can all agree that modern plumbing is perhaps one of the greatest inventions of all time. It’s also the one thing that we take for granted until something stops working properly. Whether it’s a residential or commercial property, plumbing problems are going to arise – it’s inescapable. As a business owner, you have two options: you can wait for the problems to manifest themselves and deal with the mess and unexpected expense, or you can stay on top of things and keep an eye on your plumbing. If you run a business, it makes financial sense to remain proactive about your building maintenance, and that includes the plumbing. If a plumbing problem occurs, it has to be addressed immediately, otherwise, you can lose business and that plumbing problem can siphon your profits. Clogged toilets and drains, burst pipes, leaks, and water damage can all spell disaster for a business,

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