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Drain Cleaning in Olathe, KS

Clogged drains can be a minor annoyance or bring life at home to a screeching halt. Anyone who’s had to schlep to the gym to shower or wash dishes in the bathtub because of a severely clogged drain knows how frustrating it can be.

Keep your dishes out of the bathtub by calling the pros at A-1! Our drain technicians have drain cleaning down to a science. Here are some common reasons for drain stoppages:


  • Hair: A common cause of clogged drains in shower and tub drains, hair gets caught on pipes as it is washed down the drain and eventually forms clumps; this can happen anywhere along the plumbing line.
  • Paper: Thick clumps of toilet paper flushed at once can cause clogs, and flushing paper towels, wipes (even if they are “flushable”), and feminine products (tampons) is especially problematic; paper towels, wipes and feminine products can cause major problems with septic systems and should always be disposed of in the trash.
  • Food: Kitchen drains can become clogged when food is flushed down them, even if it’s ground up first in garbage disposal. Empty all food waste into the garbage; even small particles can cause clogs over time, and the grease on food can build up on drainage pipes over time.
  • Soap buildup: Even though soap is designed to be used with water and flushed down drains, it can still build up in pipes over time and create clogs; using foaming liquid soap can help prevent this buildup.
  • Heavy liquids: Oil from gravies, old condiments, and other products with a similar texture can cause blockages, so these substances should always be disposed of in the trash.
  • Grease: It goes without saying that you should never pour grease (such as from bacon fat) down the drain. But, even grease from dishwashing and food particles can build up in your drains over time and cause blockages. This problem is compounded by the fact that as grease is carried down pipes by warm/hot water it is then cooled by vent pipes that allow colder air into the drain system. As the hot grease cools it hardens and sticks to the pipes.

Other causes of clogged drains include tree roots growing into plumbing lines at the joints or in cracks of old sewer lines. In these cases sewer repair or replacement may be necessary. Tree roots love sewer lines because of the nutrients in our waste (lovely, we know). Concrete and clay pipes (commonly installed between 1920 and 1970) are especially vulnerable to root damage— tree roots can literally crush these pipes.

If you’re tired of dealing with slow drainage, clogged drains, or you have an emergency backup, A-1 can help. We’ve been serving the community of Olathe, KS for years, and we’ve established a reputation as one of the most trusted plumbing companies in the area. Call us today for unblocking drains or any plumbing issue.

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A-1 Sewer & Septic Service Inc. - Kansas City Plumber
Located at 6370 Carter Street Shawnee, KS 66203. View Map
Phone: (913) 631-5201
Website: http://www.a-1sewerandsepticservice.com/