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

Danger: Potential Water Heater Scald Hazards

Monday, March 20th, 2017

thermometer-going-redThe storage tank water heater is the most common type of water heater found in homes across the country, and has been since the early 20th century when it first entered widespread domestic use. Even with recent developments in water heating technology resulting in the spread of systems like tankless water heaters and heat pump water heaters, the storage water heater remains a dependable way to enjoy a steady supply of heated water throughout a house.

Chances are high that you have a tank water heater serving your family’s needs. If you require service for your water heater, or you’re interested in a replacement system, call on our specialists. We offer quality repairs and other services for tank water heaters in Cincinnati, OH.

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Is Your Sump Pump Ready for Spring Flooding?

Monday, March 13th, 2017

Spring is coming up soon, and we’re already experiencing warmer weather here in Cincinnati—although these warmer temperatures are also coming with rains and thunderstorms. The change between seasons from winter to spring is when flooding presents the biggest danger to homes. Snowmelt and stormy weather can mean water entering your home’s basement or crawlspace, causing expensive water damage and creating an environment where mold and mildew develop.

This is where a sump pump is invaluable. A sump pump turns on automatically to pump out excess water that flows into the lower parts of a home. This water is pumped out to the waste water system or into a well. If you don’t have a sump pump in your home, we encourage you to contact our professional plumbers to arrange for this service. If you do have a sump pump, look below to find out how to prepare it for the season of flooding.

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A Look at the Different Types of Well Pumps

Monday, March 6th, 2017

water-dropletsNot every home has the benefit of a connection to the municipal water system to bring potable water into the household plumbing. These homes instead use a ground well.

If your home’s plumbing relies on a ground well, there are a number of crucial components in place necessary for it to work. One of these is the well pump. Unless you walk out to the well daily with a bucket to draw out the water you need, the water in the well won’t reach your house without the action of a well pump. And not just any pump will do: there are different models to match with different well depths.

We’re going to take a closer look at the different types of well pumps commonly used for residential ground wells. Finding the model that fits your home’s needs when it’s time to either install a pump for a new well or replace an aging pump is a job to leave to professional plumbers. You can depend on our skilled plumbers for a great new well pump installation, as well as future repairs and maintenance.

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