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

Is Hard Water a Serious Problem?

Monday, August 29th, 2016

Hard water. A strange phrase, but one you hear more and more often regarding the water quality in homes. Hard water means water that has a higher than normal mineral content. The usual mineral culprits in hard water are magnesium and calcium. These minerals tend to enter the water supply through ground seepage into municipal pipes that carry fresh water to homes.

The big question: Is this a problem?

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The Different Ways That Toilets Can Leak

Monday, August 29th, 2016

Here’s a fact you may not have known: the bathroom toilet consumes a greater volume of fresh water than any other indoor household fixture. More than a third of your home’s indoor water use each month is due to flushing the toilet. This is why it’s important to deal rapidly with any toilet malfunction, such as when the toilet begins to leak. This is a major waste of water. (And it will cause damage to the floor that can in extreme cases lead to collapse.)

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How the Anode Rod Protects Your Tank Water Heater from Corrosion

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

For people who aren’t familiar with how storage tank water heaters work, it may seem strange that they don’t start to corrode and rust early in their service lives. After all, they’re made of metal and hold large amounts of water. Doesn’t the combination of water and metal mean the promotion of rust?

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4 Ways You Can Put Our Plumbers to Work

Monday, August 15th, 2016

People tend to think of hiring a plumber only when something goes wrong with the plumbing in their home. Licensed plumbers like ours are always ready to come to your assistance (24 hours a day!) to help with troubles such as burst pipes, leaky toilets, and damaged sewer lines.

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Ken Neyer Plumbing and the Western & Southern Tennis Tournament

Monday, August 8th, 2016

Here at Ken Neyer Plumbing, we’re a proud supporter of the Western & Southern Open, the major tennis tournament that takes place this year in Cincinnati from August 13th to the 21st. But we’re more than just supporters: for the last 15 years, we’ve partnered with Cincytennis to provide the vital commercial plumbing services that the tournament requires to be a success. According to Jim Neyer, our president, “It’s more of partnership. They [Cincytennis] rely on us to provide a great service to them, and it means a lot to us that they’ve been such as long-term customer.”

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When Drains Smell Bad: Why It Happens, What to Do

Monday, August 1st, 2016

The drain and sewer system that serves your house is designed so that bad sewage smells won’t get back up through the drains and into your living spaces. But at times you may run into one or more drains in the kitchen or bathrooms that are sending out awful odors. There’s no single reason for this: it could range from a minor trouble you can take care of in a few minutes to a major professional plumbing project. Below is a short guide to drain odors and what you can do to eliminate them.

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What Exactly Is Trenchless Technology?

Monday, August 1st, 2016

One of the big advantages that we offer to our customers is trenchless technology to help them with repairs and replacements for sewer lines. When a sewer line develops a problem from breaks, leaks, and age, it’s usually difficult to fix because the sewer line is buried in a trench a few feet below your property. The standard method of repairing or replacing a sewer line is to use excavation equipment to dig down to reach the pipe. This often requires more than a day of labor and creates a mess across the property. But trenchless technology gives our plumbers the ability to handle a repair or replacement in only a few hours—and with almost no digging!

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