Ken Neyer Plumbing, Inc. Blog

How Trenchless Pipe Lining Makes It Easier to Fix Sewer Lines

February 19th, 2018

pipe-decaySewer lines, whether they serve residential or commercial buildings, are one of the essential parts of a plumbing system. A broken sewer line leads to unsanitary conditions (this is especially a problem for a commercial building, which could be in violation of health codes) and the sewer line failing entirely—and that can bring your life to a standstill.

You must have professional plumbers to fix a leaky or broken sewer line, and you’ll need them on the job as soon as possible. A plumbing contractor can use excavation techniques to reach the damaged sewer line. This is the standard method of fixing or replacing a sewer line—but it’s time-consuming and disruptive, digging up landscaping and hardscaping and generally making a mess of property.

But there’s a better repair method, which is trenchless sewer pipe lining.

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What to Do When You Don’t Have Any Hot Water

February 13th, 2018

showerhead-hot-waterOne of the more unpleasant surprises you can have when you get up in the morning, ready for a new day, is to discover you can’t get any hot water in your shower. The new day is going to have to wait, because you may have an emergency on your hands with your water heater.

Let’s take a look at what you can do about that loss of hot water. It might be a simple problem—or you may need to call our water heater repair experts.

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The Power of Video Pipe Inspection for Drain Cleaning

February 5th, 2018

sewer-lineDrain cleaning is a plumbing job that people often connect with getting rid of tough clogs or annoying slow drains. Those are definitely important reasons to schedule this service. Frequently overlooked, however, is the importance of drain cleaning as part of routine maintenance for plumbing. The best way to deal with clogged drains is to stop them from happening in the first place, and arranging for annual drain cleaning from skilled plumbing professionals is the best way to get this done.

We often talk about hydro-jetting on our blog: it’s one of the greatest tools a pro plumber has to clean drains. We have more than forty-five years of experience with using powerful hydro-jetting for homes and businesses. But today we want to shine a light on another indispensable tool for our drain cleaners, and that’s video pipe inspection equipment.

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Signs You Need Trenchless Sewer Line Repair

January 22nd, 2018

pipe-decayThe sewer line is a part of your house that you never want to deal with. In fact, you probably don’t think about it much at all: it does its job out of sight and out of mind.

But like any pipe, a sewer line wears down and can suffer damage leading to blockages and leaks. There are a number of ways for plumbers to address sewer line trouble. Using digging equipment to reach the buried pipe is a common technique—but it’s no longer the only way. Lateral tools, such as trenchless technology, allow a plumber to fix sewer lines with little or no digging: patching up leaks, breaking through tree root infiltration, and even complete sewer line replacement.

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Let’s Talk Drain Clog Prevention: Hair Clogs

January 16th, 2018

drain-with-chain-plugIn our last post, we surveyed common reasons for drains clogs in your house. First on our list was hair. Tangles of hair are the biggest cause for the drains in your bathrooms to turn slow or stop draining completely. Because hair clogs are tough the eliminate using household methods like a plunger or a hand-cranked drain snake, often you’ll need to contact a plumber in Cleves, OH for professional drain cleaning.

As much as we’d love to have your business for drain cleaning, we’d also like to help you stop drain cleaning troubles in the first place. Here’s some advice on how you can stop hair clogs from happening.

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The Main Causes of Drain Pipe Clogs

January 8th, 2018

bubbling-drainA service that we often recommend to homeowners is routine drain cleaning. Our plumbers will come to your house and use the best in current technology, like hydro-jetters, to thoroughly clean out the drainpipes around your home. This removes the build-up that leads to frequent slow drains and clogs, and it also helps prevent pipes from suffering other damage as well. With your drains just having gone through an arduous holiday season, why not start off 2018 with professional drain cleaning?

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Why Would I Need “Pipe Bursting” Technology for Plumbing?

December 25th, 2017

broken-sewer-pipeWe know the words “burst pipe” is a scary one for a homeowner, especially in winter when freezing temperatures can lead to pipes bursting. You’ll need an emergency plumber in Cincinnati, OH to take care of a problem with either frozen pipes or burst pipes. You can depend on us 24/7 for service to deal with this.

However, ­­­pipe bursting is a different story. It’s plumbing work done to replace an old, broken sewer line. It can be an emergency job, since a broken sewer line is something that has to be taken care of immediately. But it can also be done as a precaution for a house with older piping and a sewer line made from outdated material: cast iron, galvanized steel, or clay. We recommend replacing your sewer line if you have a house built before 1970.

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Your Water Heater Works Harder in Winter

December 19th, 2017

water-heater-tankWhen you think of heating systems in your home during winter, which one comes to mind first? Probably your furnace (or boiler, or heat pump)—whatever system provides warmth to the rooms to keep you and your family comfortable. This is the time of year when the heating system does the majority of its work.

Your water heater, however, also takes on a larger workload in winter. You may not have thought about this, because the water heater works 365 days a year. But there are a number of factors that place more stress on the water heater during winter. We want you to know this, because it means you’re more likely to need to call our plumbers for water heater repair in winter.

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What Are the Most Common Winter Plumber Troubles?

December 11th, 2017

icicles-frozen-pipeThe cold of winter brings with it many difficulties for heating a house and maintaining comfort. But furnaces aren’t the only parts of a house that encounter problems when the temperatures drop below freezing. There are a number of major issues that can assault the plumbing, from pipes to fixtures. Professional plumbers are familiar with all of these winter plumber worries and can help correct them. However, we’d like to give you some information about the most common of these winter woes so you’ll know how to keep a watch for them and possibly prevent them.

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When Should I Replace the Toilet in My Bathroom?

November 27th, 2017

toilet-plumbing-concerned-womanThe toilet is a vital piece of functional plumbing in your home. You can’t get along without one! But you also shouldn’t tolerate having an old toilet that’s starting to have chronic repair issues or is wasting water. Like any fixture or appliance in a household, a toilet isn’t designed to last forever. At some point, you’ll want to have professional plumbers take out the old one and install a new one. When is it time to take this step with your bathroom plumbing? We have some tips below.

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