Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Labor Weekend Plans? KANSAS CITY IRISH FEST!

(Follow the link above for more information)

Kansas City Irish Fest
Labor Day Weekend At Crown Center

Sept 2-4, 2016 

"Celebrate Celtic Pride in CowTown"

"With over 30 bands on seven stages, heritage workshops and displays, comedy, genealogy, a massive children's area and so much more, there is no better way to celebrate Celtic Pride in Cowtown than Kansas City Irish Fest!"





Tuesday, August 16, 2016

The World of Natural Gas.

Your home is a natural gas factory.  Your furnace, your heater, your dryer, your stove, and perhaps other appliances require this remarkable energy source to operate.  In your home you may be looking to add to your system or simply restoring service to an existing part.  Either way a licensed plumber needs to do this important job.

One thing that you may or may not be aware of is that your local gas company will almost certainly require you to have a permit before work may be performed.  If you just proceed with the job you may be in violation of the law.  You may even need a complete re-piping.  You won’t know until a qualified plumber inspects the job.

Poor Johns IS a qualified natural gas inspection and installation professional in the Kansas City Metro.  They will pull the permits and do the job whether it be re-piping or whatever is necessary in your home.  Count on the pros 24/7 to do the job right every time.  Visit their website today at to find the right phone number in Kansas City that fits your area.

Monday, August 1, 2016

The Importance of Drain Cleaning.

Unclog…you’ll be glad you did!  It really is important to have the drains in your home cleaned this summer.  But don’t do it half-way.  Have it done properly and completely by a professional plumber.  Over time dirt, sticks, gravel, leaves and much more of earth’s gradue accumulate in the drain pipes of your home.  Do something before it becomes an emergency.

Obviously, having a drain back up is NO fun.  If water backs up in your basement the odor will take forever to remove.  Also, think of the damage that could befall your toilets, sinks, showers, and floors.  Every time a pipe backs up you could also have precious items in your home become ruined.  There is great peace of mind knowing that the drains are flowing freely heading into fall.

Now that we know what to do the next question is who should do it?  Here is a tip…why not call the plumber who posts proudly on their website “affordable drain cleaning at $89 a drain”.  Who does that?  Poor Johns Plumbing Kansas City’s drain cleaning professionals that’s who.  Visit their website at and call for an appointment right away.

Monday, July 18, 2016

The Life of Your Water Heater

What do your dog and your water heater have in common?  Don’t spend the rest of the day contemplating that riddle.  We will put you out of your confusion.  They each have a life expectancy of about 15 years.  We wish it were longer, but that is just the way it is.  You really can’t ever replace your best friend, but you must replace that leaky old water heater.

Here are the things to look for.  If your water heater will not stay lit that is definitely a warning sign.  If you see signs of leakage I’m afraid its time has come.  Before you panic it may be time to repair rather than replace it so get an expert opinion on that possibility first.  However, don’t be stubborn.  You could end up putting too much money into an old water heater just limping along.

Call Poor Johns Plumbing today.  That’s a cute name isn’t it?  It just happens to be the best name in Kansas City area plumbing, 7 days a week 24 hours a day.  For decades Poor Johns has been your Kansas City area water heater repair and replacement specialist.  Visit for the phone number that fits your area and give them a call.

Friday, July 1, 2016

Humidity vs. Your HVAC Unit.

Happy 4th of July holiday from your friends at Poor Johns Plumbing.  You should be or certainly WILL be feeling the effects of summertime humidity in the Kansas City area.  The higher humidity may exact quite a toll on your outdoor HVAC unit.  The moist air inherent to the Midwest will be carrying large amounts of dirt, dust, and debris.

You can stay on top of this situation with a garden hose.  Removing the debris will help your system work more efficiently and reduce your utility bill.  A properly operating cooling system will remove heat and moisture from your living area.  If your home is feeling warmer than it did a year ago it may be the result of extra moisture not being removed.

Knowing the basics about your HVAC system is important.  One thing to remember is that ignoring the problem will only make it worse.  Poor John’s Plumbing is a full service HVAC maintenance and emergency plumbing company serving all of the Kansas City area.  Go to their website at and call the number that corresponds to your area.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Find a 4th of July Event in Kansas City near you!

4th of July Events in Kansas City

 Get out and enjoy the 4th of July weekend!  Click the link above to find some of the firework shows and special events scheduled around the holiday!  Happy 4th of July!!

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Everything Including the Kitchen Sink.

You don’t know everything about plumbing, but your friends at Poor John’s Plumbing in Kansas City want you to be aware of some common problems.  One thing we will probably all experience at one time or another is a leaky faucet.  In the summer especially, sinks get used more and before you know it a leaks develops.

1.  Check pipes periodically before a puddle develops potentially ruining valuables
2.  Peek under your sink for any leaking
3.  Radiators need to have an open valve - when water condenses it should drain back
4.  If your water heater is leaking it probably is on the “near death list”
5.  If water is leaking from a shower it is probably a defective washer or seat
6.  An old mechanical faucet may be tough to get parts for…consider replacing it

It is helpful to know the basics about plumbing.  One thing you should always keep in mind is that a botched plumbing repair can be extraordinarily costly.  Why take the chance?  Poor John’s is a full service maintenance and emergency plumber serving all of the Kansas City area.  Go to their website at, see their pricing, and give them a call.