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

Will a Tankless Water Heater Really Work for My Home?

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

If you are looking into having a new water heater installed for your house during the fall (and fall is a great time to have this job done), you may be considering making the change from the standard storage tank water heater to a tankless water heater. With tankless water heaters becoming more popular each year, it’s tempting to put one at the top of your list of options. But you may also feel hesitant about it. Adopting any new technology creates a sense of risk in people. Is this “miraculous” tankless water heater really going to be able to meet your home’s hot water demands while saving money?

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My Drains Clog All the Time—What’s Wrong?

Monday, September 26th, 2016

The drain clog is probably the most common plumbing annoyance that people deal with. Even with the cleanest drains in a home, clogs will still occasionally appear to make life a bit more difficult. There’s simply no way to prevent all clogging, although with regular drain cleaning and caution about what is allowed to go down a drain, you can probably keep clogs in your home to a minimum.

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Water Line Dangers: Age and Outdated Materials

Monday, September 19th, 2016

There are many different parts to a residential plumbing system, and all are important to some degree. One of the most crucial components is the water line, which brings fresh water into the house from the municipal system. Problems with your home’s water line can leave you without any running water at all—and that’s not a situation you can live with for more than a few hours.

Even though the water line is a vital part of a plumbing system, homeowners rarely think much about it. You probably haven’t given much consideration to your own home’s water line… and that can lead to problems as we’ll discuss below.

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How to Winterize Your Hose Bibs

Monday, September 12th, 2016

The change in the weather is on the way. That doesn’t mean a massive cold snap will strike during the next couple days, but now is the time to start to prepare your home for the winter. Your residential plumbing will need some maintenance to make sure that it can make it through the coldest parts of the year without damage. Rely on our expert plumbers to help you with your plumbing maintenance.

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The Importance of Regular Water Heater Maintenance

Monday, September 5th, 2016

The fall is a time when homeowners arrange to have regular maintenance done for their heating systems to make sure they are prepared to handle the rigors of winter. But fall maintenance isn’t only for furnaces. There are parts of a home’s plumbing that require yearly maintenance as well—most vitally, the water heater.

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