Ken Neyer Plumbing, Inc. Blog: Archive for April, 2016

Tank vs. Tankless Water Heaters: Which One Is Really the Best?

Monday, April 25th, 2016

We’ve written before about the different types of water heaters that are available on today’s market. Where once everyone used storage tank water heaters, tankless systems have become increasingly popular. When you are looking to replace an older water heater, or are planning on the first installation of a water heater in a new home, you’ll have to balance out whether or not to go with a tankless model. Is tankless automatically the better option? Let’s take a closer look at the “tank v. tankless” debate.

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Ways to Tell You May Need Sewer Line Replacement

Monday, April 18th, 2016

The sewer line is a part of your home that you cannot normally see, and which you therefore won’t think much about. But this pipeline does an essential job for your household, since it carries the collected waste water and solid waste from the house out to the municipal sewer system in the center of the street (or to a septic tank for homes that don’t have access to the municipal sewer system). Although this line is built to be durable, older pipe material can start to wear down over time, and even newer pipes can suffer damage from shifting ground and root infiltration. At some point in the future, you may need to replace the whole pipeline. Below are some signs to warn you about this.

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How to Check for Leaks in Your Plumbing

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016

Plumbing leaks can be extremely costly, not to mention inconvenient. A leaky faucet, for example, could waste gallons of water over the course of a couple months, with your monthly water bill suffering the consequences. It’s best to call a professional plumber to repair any leaks that may be occurring. However, in the meantime we’ve shared some action steps below for you to find if you truly do have a leak and to find where it is coming from.

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Watch Out for These Common Bathroom Plumbing Problems

Monday, April 11th, 2016

Naturally, the average homeowner hopes that they’ll never run into a bathroom plumbing issue. However, plumbing systems are complex, and even the best maintained system can eventually have a problem pop up. When you do have a problem, you’ll need a professional to inspect it. This is essential, as many do-it-yourself projects have a tendency to go awry and can result in costly repairs later on down the road.

In a typical home, bathroom plumbing is under a considerable amount of stress: more so than any other part of your plumbing system. Regular maintenance and reasonable use will usually help extend the lifespan of your bathroom plumbing, but to be prepared, be sure to read some of the most common bathroom plumbing repair needs we’ve shared below.

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Don’t Use Store-Bought Drain Cleaners on Clogs! Here’s Why

Monday, April 4th, 2016

When you encounter a clog in a sink in your home, your first instinct is probably to reach for a plunger to solve the problem. This is a good idea, and for simple clogs it will often work—although it won’t get to the root of build-up inside the drainpipe if that’s what’s responsible for the clog. However, if the plunger doesn’t get the job done, the next step is to…

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