- Kitchen Sink Drains
Own a home built between the 1920's to 1960's? Chances are, you've dealt with a slow or completely clogged kitchen sink. Worse yet you may still have cast iron and galvanized drain pipes in your home, compounding the problem. Our service techs will not only rooter your drain, but also give an accurate analysis of your kitchen sink drain. If problems with the line are detected, we offer free estimates for drain line replacement.
- Shower and Tub Drains
Even the most well designed tub and shower drains can succumb to the dreaded hair clog. As the hair collects in your drain catching other solid particles, your drain gets slower and slower. Before long you're showering in 8 inches of water. One scheduled appointment with us and we will have your drain free and clear in no time.
- Bathroom Sink Drains
Hair, make-up, soap residue and the occasional earring are the majority of your bathroom sink's problems. Although much of this tends to settle in the p-trap area, it can still be necessary to mechanically clean the drains behind your wall. Either way, we have you covered.
Despite your toilet's best efforts, sometimes the daily grind becomes too much for your porcelain throne. When a plunger just isn't enough, call Poor John's Plumbing. One visit from our service technician and your toilet will flush once again!
- Floor Drains
Responsible for keeping water off the garage and basement floors, the floor drain is often overlooked. That is, until it backs up! Many times the water seen collecting around the floor drain is an indication of another problem in your drain system. The floor drain is often the lowest drain in your house. Since drain lines like the floor drain are gravity fed, they are often the first point at which water backs up. For example, if the water contains bits of toilet paper this is usually an indication that you main sewer line is backed up. Perhaps soapy water appears, this often means your washing machine and floor drain share the same line. Regardless of the layout, our technicians are trained to spot the differences and clear obstructions in the appropriate line.
- Main Sewer Line
Regardless of what fixture you are using, they all lead here. When your mainline is backed up, nothing drains correctly. For a job such as this, it is imperative to use the right equipment with the right expertise. Many times, especially in older homes, tree roots can work their way in your line capturing sizable masses of debris. Our cutting blades are specifically designed to travel along the inner walls of your pipe and slice through thick feeder roots. It is recommended in these cases to schedule a routine maintenance auger to keep your line free of tree roots. Even if your line isn't obstructed, tree roots can still be damaging your line. As roots continue to grow into your line and thicken, they begin to separate your pipe at the joints. This can eventually lead to an offset, where one pipe separates from the other and shifts. This leads to a “cat's eye” effect, diminishing the effectiveness of your sewer pipe. Our technicians are trained to gauge the reaction of the rooter machine and determine if an offset may be present. Mud present at the end of the cable is also an indication of an offset or collapse. Should it be deemed necessary, a camera can be placed down the mainline to visually confirm the status of your pipe. It will not solve any plumbing issues but it is a powerful diagnostic tool used to determine exactly what your issues are and also where they are located.
In worst case scenarios, your mainline may need to be excavated and replaced. Most local municipalities require a permit and a city inspection. Poor John's is licensed in Kansas City Missouri and Kansas as well as various cities around the area. We take all the necessary steps to ensure the job goes smoothly from start to finish.