Ken Neyer Plumbing, Inc. Blog: Archive for the ‘Drain and Sewer’ Category

3 Ways to Protect Your Plumbing

Monday, August 2nd, 2021

Your kitchen drains become less efficient through the years due to clogging from oil and grease that solidifies over time. The bathroom drain has similar problems due to substances like shaving cream, toothpaste, and hair. When too much of this material enters your plumbing system, you could see your whole sewer become unable to process the wastewater from your home!

Here are three ways to protect your sewer system and plumbing that are guaranteed to work and extend the lifespan of both. These best practices can keep you from running into serious issues.

Don’t forget, if you need sewer cleaning services—be sure to call us for help!

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Why Drain Cleaning Should Be Regular

Monday, July 19th, 2021

It’s been a long year. We don’t blame homeowners for putting their plumbing system a little bit lower on the priorities ladder than it has been in the past. There are a lot of things going on, big changes happening in people’s lives, and your plumbing system might be the last thing on your mind. That’s okay!

We’re not here to change that. In fact, one of the best reasons to call our team is so that you can leave services like drain cleaning in Hamilton, OH up to professionals so you can remain free to tackle the important needs of your own life.

If you think your drain system needs cleaning, or you’d like to invest in yearly drain cleaning services, then keep reading. We’ll talk about why this is such an important service and why it could benefit you to have it done every year.

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Is Your Drain Clogged? We Can Help!

Monday, June 7th, 2021

Drains; can’t live with them, can’t live without them, right?

We jest, drains are vital to your home but they can be a bit obnoxious. You’ve probably stumbled on a drain clog one or two times this year and frustratingly tried to have it cleared out yourself. Perhaps you even have different drain snakes and plungers in your home so that you can avoid clogs from being as bad in the future.

However, when it comes to drain cleaning in Hamilton, OH, nothing comes close to professional service. The only problem boils down to when you should call for professional help.

We’re going to zero in on some ways that you can notice if your drain is beginning to clog. But also, feel free to call us for a video pipe inspection if you’re not sure about the condition of your plumbing system. We’re always available to help!

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What Makes Sewer Cleaning So Tough?

Monday, February 15th, 2021

Sewers are not the easiest thing in the world to clean, which is why professionals should always be the ones doing it. While you might not be able to see the status of your sewer, we can almost guarantee that unless you get it cleaned regularly, it’s got years of build-up that needs powerful cleaning to remove.

Sometimes homeowners get confused as to why plumbers like us carry such high tech equipment like video camera inspection tools and hydro jets. Once you’ve gotten a glimpse as to how complicated sewer cleaning services can be, however, it will start to make sense.

Let’s get into some of the basic problems that come with sewer cleaning. If you’re reading through this blog post and you remember that your sewer has not been cleaned by a professional in years or even decades, then be sure to call us today.

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Deal with Drain Odors Today

Monday, June 22nd, 2020

Drains aren’t known for being smelly, or at least they shouldn’t be. We know plenty of homeowners who have clear drains that smell exactly how their home smells—fresh and clean! That’s because they work with professionals like us to make sure their drains stay clear and odorless.

It’s no wonder that clear drains and odorless pipes are linked together. The more stuff that clogs your drains, the more likely it is that your pipes will develop a stench, and clogs and smell issues shouldn’t be ignored. With professional plumbing service, both clogged and smelly drains can be fixed easily and effectively.

The drain cleaning that we provide is comprehensive. No matter the current state of your drains, we’ll fix them and make them good as new. If you’re still wondering about what other benefits could come from our expert drain cleaning services, read below as we go into detail about smelly drains and what we can do to help!

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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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The Major Reasons You Need Drain Cleaning

Monday, July 22nd, 2019

bubbling-drainHamilton, OH drain cleaning service is something we recommend our customers have done once a year. This is an excellent preventive service since it will keep away clogs during the next year (not a guarantee, but close to one) and keep the drainpipes healthy in general. But drain cleaning is also a service customers may need to call for as an emergency measure because of a stopped-up sink, shower, or toilet.

We’re going to list the main reasons that drain cleaning is a job your house will need, either as a proactive measure or a reactive solution. When in doubt, you can trust us to solve whatever problem is affecting your plumbing.

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Yuck, Drain Flies! Let’s Get Rid of Them

Monday, June 10th, 2019

bubbling-drainAmong the many problems you may run into with the drains in your house—such as massive clogs, broken pipes, a backed-up sewer line—the appearance of small flies circling around the drain doesn’t seem major. Of course, nobody wants to have flies inside their house, and the sight of insect swarming around drains is unpleasant. If you have drain flies around your kitchen or bathroom drains, you absolutely want something to be done about it, especially since these drain flies can warn of a bigger problem developing in the plumbing.

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Facts About Garbage Disposals You May Not Know

Monday, April 29th, 2019

tapwater-into-metal-basinWe’d like you to meet your garbage disposal.

You might already think you know your garbage disposal since you use it every day, or close to it. Kitchen sink disposals are standard in almost all modern kitchens, and it’s often difficult to imagine what food clean-up after meals would be like without a disposal to take away extra food waste. Without a working disposal, you’d spend plenty of extra time scraping food into a composting bucket.

But the reason we want you to meet your garbage disposal in this post is so you can find out a few important facts about it. These bits of knowledge will help you keep the disposal in good shape.

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The Benefit of a Pipeline Inspection

Monday, April 1st, 2019

hydro-jetting-technicianThe drain clog and the slow drain are, unfortunately, basic problems for plumbing systems that can never be completely banished. Whether you’re a local homeowner or business owner, you may need to schedule drain cleaning in Hamilton, OH or other major drain and sewer line repairs to deal with clogs.

But a clogged drain shouldn’t be a regular occurrence. And you shouldn’t see water backing up through drains when you run the washing machine, or water come up through a shower drain the nearby toilet is flushed. These indicate bigger clogging issues in the sewer line—and that’s when a pipeline inspection is the best option.

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