Ken Neyer Plumbing, Inc. Blog: Archive for December, 2015

2 Important New Year’s Resolutions for Your Plumbing

Monday, December 28th, 2015

It’s time once more for people to trot out their resolutions for the coming year. These can always be stressful, because we wonder if we’ll be able to follow up on that promise to run a 10k or finally read that copy of War and Peace. But not all resolutions need to be so difficult: you can make a few regarding caring for your home that are easy to achieve, since you only need to call on the right professionals to take care of it.

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Hard Water: What It Is and Why You Don’t Want It in Your Plumbing

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015

The term hard water is one that often confuses people. Isn’t “hard water” just ice? But regardless of whether people know what hard water is or not, they usually understand that it isn’t something that they want in their plumbing… which is exactly right. If your home suffers from hard water, you’ll need to contact plumbers to install a special water softener to counteract it.

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Why You Should Leave Drain Cleaning to Professional Plumbers

Monday, December 21st, 2015

If you experience a clog in your sink, you’ll probably reach for a plunger to remove it. This is fine, since plungers aren’t damaging to your drains. However, a plunger isn’t a way to clean a drain. It may remove a clog, but it doesn’t get to the root of what caused the clog in the first place, namely the buildup along the interior of the drain pipe.

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Consider Installing a Tankless Water Heater—Here’s Why

Monday, December 14th, 2015

When most people think of water heaters, what comes to mind is a large metal tank where water is kept at a constant high temperature so it’s ready whenever a hot water tap comes on in a house. This type of water heater is called a storage tank water heater. They may be the most widely known and used residential water heaters, but they aren’t the only type. A unit that has become popular in Europe and now in the United States is the tankless water heater. If you are in the market for a new water heater for your home, you should give serious consideration to going tankless. Here are some reasons why:

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The Incredible Origin of the Drinking Fountain

Monday, December 7th, 2015

A convenience of modern living that people often take for granted is the drinking fountain. We see drinking fountains in numerous places: schools, restaurants, amusement parks, office buildings, public walkways. The idea of simply receiving freshwater for drinking from a small stand, projected up to mouth level for hygiene, seems like something that’s been around forever.

It hasn’t, of course. Every invention has an origin story, and the Tale of the Drinking Fountain is yet another intriguing one in the history of plumbing.

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