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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What should I do if my drain is clogged?

    The most common job we handle is a clogged drain. Before we arrive, feel free to try unclogging the drain with a toilet plunger or snaking the drain with a plumber’s auger. If your sink is clogged, try running the garbage disposal. When these methods aren’t successful, let a Kennesaw plumber from A-Total Plumbing help you out. Your drain may need a little extra attention from a proven professional.My garbage disposal won’t work. How can I fix it?

  • My garbage disposal won’t work. How can I fix it?

    Turn off your garbage disposal and try reaching your hand into the drain to see if there is an object lodged in your disposal. Sometimes utensils, children’s medication syringes, hard pits from fruit, or another solid object may be preventing the blades from turning. If this does not work, try the circuit breaker connected with the disposal. Another option is to open up the cabinet below your sink and try tripping the reset button. This is usually a bright red button located on the underside of the disposal. Disposals are plugged into an outlet, so you can also try testing the outlet with another appliance to see if it is dead. When none of these tactics work, call a Kennesaw plumber for further assistance.

  • What do I do if I have a plumbing emergency in the middle of the night?

    Just call A-Total Plumbing at (678) 257-4359. We are available 24/7 to take your calls. We understand that some plumbing emergencies just can’t wait and want to be on the scene to help before you suffer severe and expensive damage to your property.

  • I keep hearing noises in my walls from my pipes. Should I be concerned?

    If you continue to hear irritating noises coming from your pipes, you should call our Kennesaw plumber. There may be leaks or weakness in your pipes that needs to be addressed. We can identify the problem or perform maintenance in order to make those sounds go away.

  • What foods should I never put in my garbage disposal?

    In order to keep your garbage disposal running smoothly and avoid clogs in your sink drain, don’t put the following items into your pipes: 

    - Paper goods such as paper towels or napkins  
    - Rice Potato peels  
    - Fruit peels  
    - Pasta  
    - Hard items like fruit pits

  • What should I do if my toilet is backed up?

    If you own a toilet plunger, try that first. Place the rubber end of the plunger over the drain in your toilet and try pumping swiftly to propel air and water into the pipes. Sometimes, this will loosen a clog and free up your toilet. If this does not work, do not continue to flush the toilet. This may cause water overflow, resulting in a messy pool of sewage on your bathroom floor. Instead, we suggest you call A-Total Plumbing and let us take a look at the problem. We have the tools and expertise to resolve a clog quickly.

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