Ken Neyer Plumbing, Inc. Blog: Archive for January, 2017

The Other Type of Plumbing: Natural Gas Plumbing

Monday, January 23rd, 2017

natural-gas-burnersWhen people think of the word plumber, they automatically connect it with water and sewer pipes. But this isn’t the only type of professional plumbing. There are also natural gas plumbers who work with the lines that transport gas from municipal lines to the various gas-fired appliances in a house or commercial building. Natural gas pipes provide the fuel supply for stoves, ovens, boilers, furnaces, fireplaces, outdoor grills, water heaters, and even laundry machines.

Why Expanding Natural Gas Use Is a Good Idea

If you already have natural gas power to your house, you may want to consider expanding the number of appliances that use it thanks to the work of gas line plumbers. Here’s why making the most use of natural gas is beneficial:

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Sometimes a Tank Water Heater Is the Best Choice for Installation

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

You may have heard about the many advantages of tankless water heaters. In fact, you may have heard about them directly from us. We install, repair, and maintain tankless water heating systems, and we’re big proponents of households making the switch from the conventional storage tank water heater to a tankless system.

Or maybe it’s better to say that we’re proponents of households giving serious consideration to making the switch. The truth is that tankless water heaters are not always the ideal installation for hot water in a home. There are situations where sticking with a tank water heater for a replacement or new install is the optimal choice.

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Troubles You May Notice with a Bathroom Toilet

Monday, January 16th, 2017

The toilet is one of the major essentials in a home’s plumbing—a “can’t live without it” appliance. It also accounts for around 40% of the fresh water used inside a house. You simply can’t afford to have a clogged, leaking, or non-functional bathroom toilet. Although you can fix some basic problems on your own (like using a plunger for a simple clog), many of the common troubles that toilets encounter require the help of professional plumbers who offer bathroom plumbing services.

Below are a few of the problems you may notice with your toilet. Don’t ignore them, since they could soon lead to worse issues, such as leaking that can create damage to the floors. Water damage is expensive to remediate!

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When to Schedule Water Testing

Monday, January 9th, 2017

We recently wrote about the issue of lead in drinking water and what you can do about it. The first step is arranging for professionals—like ours—to test your water. This provides you with the vital information necessary to start improving the water with treatment systems, such as water softeners and reverse osmosis filters.

However, you may not know if your home needs this important testing. When should you have it scheduled? We have advice below:

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Getting Rid of Lead in Your Drinking Water

Monday, January 2nd, 2017

Concern about the quality of drinking water is rising in homes—that’s probably why you’re reading our post. Lead is one of the main concerns, and for some pretty good reasons. If there is excess lead in your drinking water, you’ll want to find solutions. We’re here to give you useful information on lead in residential water and what can be done about it.

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