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

Water Leaks and Water Waste… And How to Fix Them

Monday, June 27th, 2016

Every year, homes in the U.S. waste an enormous amount of water due to small leaks and leaky faucets. This is one of the reasons that plumbers will tell you there is no such thing as a “minor” leak. Even small pinhole leaks will contribute to an immense waste of water over time—not to mention the potential for water damage in the house and the development of mold and mildew it creates.

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Tips for Doing Drain Unclogging the Right Way

Monday, June 20th, 2016

Last week, we wrote a blog post about the ways you can avoid drain clogs. But there’s no way that you prevent all drain clogs ahead of time. At some point, you’ll have a slow drain or a complete stoppage in a kitchen or bathroom drain. How do you get rid of the clog? We’ll look at the right way to deal with the problem—which includes knowing what the wrong way is.

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How to Prevent Drain Clogging

Monday, June 13th, 2016

Clogged drains are a fact of life. There’s really no way you can prevent all of them; at some time or another, you’re going to be dealing with a backed-up sink or slow drain. Sometimes you can fix a clog with a plunger or a simple hand-crank drain snake. Other times you’ll need to call on a professional plumber to take care of the issue.

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Why Is My Water Heater Making a Strange Noise?

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

An odd sound coming from any appliance in a home is usually a sign of concern: something isn’t working right. And odd noises coming from a water heater—especially rumbling sounds—can get people extremely nervous and concerned.

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Some Signs That You Have Hard Water

Monday, June 6th, 2016

Hard water isn’t something you want in your home: it means that the water flowing into the plumbing system from the municipal supply contains a higher than normal mineral content, usually magnesium, gypsum, and calcium. This isn’t actually harmful for people to drink, although it may not taste very good. The real problem with hard water is what it does to the plumbing in the house, not the people. The high mineral content leaves deposits on the inside of pipes, lowering available volume and leading to high water pressure, leaks, and eventual pipe replacement. Hard water can also cause damage to many appliances—water heaters are the most at risk—and lead to clogged faucets and showerheads.

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