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Frequently Asked Questions

Why does my sink drain so slowly?

Over time, soap, food debris and grease can slow drainage. It is not uncommon for there to be low places in the line or bad joints in the line where build upgathers and causes a sink to drain slowly. If this is the situation, a Kansas City plumber at A-1 Sewer & Septic Service Inc. can help you fix your drains!

Can you repair broken or leaky pipes without destroying my yard?

Yes. When feasible, we offer trenchless pipe repairs that utilize minimal digging in localized areas leaving your yard in the best possible condition.

What are the signs of a broken or leaky water line?

Some signs of leaky or broken water lines include the sound of running water when no faucets are on, puddles in your yard that seem to have no origin, excessively high water bills, mold growing on walls, bulges in flooring or walls and dripping sounds.

What causes low water pressure?

There are a number of causes for low water pressure including a malfunctioning shut-off valve, a crimped water line, and even residue buildup inside water lines. If you are experiencing low pressure, then you should call the professional plumbers at A-1 Sewer & Septic Service.

How do I turn off my water if my faucet breaks?

If your faucet has broken, don’t panic! To shut off your water, look beneath the sink for two valves—one for cold and one for hot. Turn the handles of both valves clockwise (from right to left) until the water stops. If it doesn’t move, it may be stuck from lack of use. Get a pair of pliers and wiggle the valve back and forth until it begins to loosen. After you’ve successfully turned off the water, call our Kansas City plumbers for expert assistance in fixing the faucet.

Why did my water turn yellow?

Old pipes often become rusty and build up rust/iron oxide. This can result in the water becoming yellow and tasting slightly metallic. To fix this, you may need to replace your pipes.

How do I know if my sewer line is the reason for frequent backups?

If you are dealing with frequent backups in your sewer line, contact A-1 Sewer & Septic Service Inc. and we will send one of our Kansas City plumbers to inspect the line. There may be roots, a break, or a bad joint or connection in your sewer line. After inspection, we can discuss options for remedying your line. Don’t deal with this inconvenience any longer, we can provide you with the solution you need!

Contact Us for Answers to Your Questions

We have been serving our community since 1968 and we genuinely care about our customers. With the use of innovative and modern technology, our Kansas City plumbers can provide a higher quality service than many other plumbing companies. We also offer a no-obligation quote so that you know the cost before you make a decision. Contact our office today to talk to our friendly staff and get answers about your specific problem.

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