Ken Neyer Plumbing, Inc. Blog : Archive for August, 2019

Ways to Tell a Septic Tank Repair is in Your Future

Monday, August 19th, 2019

A septic tank is the kind of system that you’d like to forget about. Nobody really wants to spend time thinking about their waste, any more than they must. However, you’d rather not have to think about your septic tank when it’s too late –because septic tank problems can become some of the worst plumbing problems you can imagine. It’s one thing to have a leaky pipe or faulty drain, but when this drain is responsible for sending away the waste of your house- this is a problem you want to address immediately. Wait, don’t try to fix these yourself- make sure you also call a plumber in Covington, KY before you get dirty.

Are you having troubles with your plumbing but you’re not sure if it’s your septic tank? Well, there are some signs that we can use to dictate whether this is a general pipe problem or a serious issue with the plumbing in your septic tank.

So, let’s get to it.

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Hydro-Jetter or Drain Snake? Drain Cleaning Method Pros and Cons

Monday, August 5th, 2019

toilet-plumbing-concerned-womanWhat’s the best way to clear a clogged drain in your home? Two ideas probably immediately come to mind:

  1. A basic sink plunger (or toilet plunger in the case of a toilet)
  2. A chemical drain cleaner

A sink/toilet plunger is definitely a good idea to start with. Although these plungers won’t solve tougher clogs, for simple ones they can often get the job done and don’t cause any harm to the plumbing.

Chemical drain cleaners, the type you buy from stores in bottles, are not good ideas. In fact, they can end up creating worse troubles for drains and rarely address the whole problem.

When it comes to professional drain cleaning, plumbers usually rely on two different methods—hydro-jetting and drain snakes. Hydro-jetting uses powerful blasts of high-pressure water to scour the interior of a drain, and drain snakes (a.k.a. drain augers) are coils that can drill down into clogs to remove them or break them apart.

Which tool your plumber uses will depend on the type of clog and what the plumber believes is the most effective approach.

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