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

Thanksgiving Day Cautions for Your Kitchen Plumbing

Tuesday, November 21st, 2017

fall-cornucopiaLast month we wrote a blog about handling your garbage disposal as the big holiday season kicked in with Halloween. It’s almost Thanksgiving, which is one of the biggest days of the year for professional plumbers. You can probably imagine why: the amount of cooking, cleaning, and food disposal in the kitchen can create clogs and broken appliances.

We’re glad to keep busy helping people with their plumbing repairs in Cleves, OH—it’s what we’re here for, after all. But we understand how important time with your family is during this holiday, and we don’t want you to spend a chunk of it dealing with a plumbing emergency. So here are a few pieces of Thanksgiving Day advice for keeping all your kitchen’s plumbing healthy, not just the garbage disposal.

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Advantages of Professional Plumbers When It Comes to Drain Cleaning

Monday, October 9th, 2017

drain-in-metal-sinlClogged drains, slow drains… dirty drains. They’re the most common plumbing trouble people encounter in their homes. Although you can take steps to reduce the chance of clogs and slow drains (using drain covers, never pouring fats, oils, and grease down the drains, etc.), there is no sure-fire way to prevent them all. You’ll eventually need drain cleaning from professional plumbers.

Drain cleaning is both a reactive measure—getting a drain unclogged—and a proactive measure. In the latter case, scheduling drain cleaning annually means you can help prevent future clogging by eliminating the build-up inside the drains. We recommend you call us for drain cleaning each year.

But why rely on professionals for this job? There are a few reasons:

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Drain Care: Keep Hair out of Bathroom Drains

Monday, August 28th, 2017

bubbling-drainNobody likes drain clogs in their home. They’re a nuisance. Sometimes a plunger or a hand-cranked drain snake can fix them. At other times, they’ll need a professional plumber for drain cleaning services to eliminate.

You can prevent the majority of drain clogs in your house with some prevention techniques. In this post, we’re going to look at ways to keep out hair from the drains in your bathroom. Hair clogs are among the most common and insidious, since it’s easy for clumps to collect in the p-trap (the curved pipe section) under the drain. However, a bit of caution goes a long way toward fixing this.

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Other Sewer Line Problems to Watch For

Monday, August 21st, 2017

sewer-line-rootsLast week we wrote about backups in sewer lines, which are potentially a huge problem in a home. We looks at trouble from aging sewer line material, issues that can occur in the municipal sewage system that can end up creating a backup, and the common tree-root infiltration trouble.

This week we’d like to take another look at the sewer line and some of the other problems it can experience at the end of the summer. We hope you don’t have any emergency issues with your sewer line in Cincinnati, OH at this time of year, but you can always depend on our professionals for the help you need should trouble arise. We have 24-hour service for these emergency periods.

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Why Sewer Line Backups Might Affect Your Home

Monday, August 7th, 2017

hydro-jetting-cleaning-pipe-diagramNo problem in a home’s plumbing is “pleasant.” But it’s not an exaggeration to say that a backed-up sewer line is among the most “unpleasant” problems for a household. We sincerely hope you never have to deal with a plumbing issue this severe—but we’re also glad to be the ones to help you out with drain and sewer service in Cleves, OH should it ever happen to you.

There is no single reason why a sewer line will start to backup. Leave it to our plumbers to locate the source of the problem and then find out what we can do to remedy it. This may involve sewer cleaning or it might require using trenchless technology to replace the sewer line. Below are a few of the more common causes of residential sewer line backups:

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Is Trenchless Technology Standard for Home Plumbing Now?

Monday, June 12th, 2017

plumbing-toolsWe take pride in keeping current with the best plumbing technology available today, both to serve residential and commercial plumbing in Cleves, OH and throughout the Greater Cincinnati and surrounding Tri-State areas. One of the essential pieces of technology we use on a regular basis is trenchless technology. Using these tools, we can take care of sewer line repairs and sewer line replacements in a fraction of the time compared to standard digging methods. We put it to use both for homes and businesses, including large-scale projects. There’s no better way to handle sewer and water line work than to go with trenchless tech.

But does this set us apart from other plumbing contractors? If trenchless technology is so wonderful, isn’t it the norm for homes in need of sewer repair and replacement?

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When Should I Call for Pipeline Inspection Services?

Monday, April 17th, 2017

sewer-line-repairThe sewer line that runs from your house to the municipal system in the street, or to a septic tank if your house is unconnected to the municipal line, is buried out of sight—and that’s the way we’re sure you want it. But this means it’s difficult to access or to observe when the sewer line starts leaking or suffers from tree root infestation.

Pipeline inspection services are necessary to properly diagnose what’s affecting a problematic sewer line. Our plumbers use the finest in pipeline inspection technology to do this job. Miniaturized digital cameras mounted on long fiber-optic cables capable of snaking the length of a residential sewer line give us a close view of the interior of the pipe. Using the images sent back from the camera, we can locate leaks with precision, know when a sewer line requires cleaning, or discover any other problem affecting this important part of the plumbing system—and how to fix it.

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Sewer Line Problems: How to Tell You Need Professional Plumbers

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

question-mark-badgeIf you live in a house with a connection to the municipal sewer system (which is the majority of homes in the Cincinnati Area, but certainly not all) then the sewer line that runs from the house and out to the city pipeline in the street is your responsibility. If this line should suffer from damage, become blocked, or corrode, it’s up to you to call for professional plumbers to locate the issues and fix them. It’s a big job—but if it doesn’t get done, the consequences for your home will be unpleasantly high.

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Am I or the City Responsible for the Sewer Line from My Home?

Monday, February 13th, 2017

This is a question that homeowners often ask when it comes to taking care of the sewer pipe that carries away waste from their drains and out to the municipal sewer system. If something goes wrong with this pipe, such as a break or blockage, is it the responsibility of the utility company or the homeowner to have the pipe repaired or replaced?

The answer is: the homeowner. From the point where the sewer line exits the home to where it crosses under the property line is the responsibility of the homeowner. However, this isn’t as huge a burden as it sounds.

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Drain Cleaning: A Great Idea for the New Year

Monday, December 26th, 2016

You probably have a few ideas for home improvements planned in 2017. If you don’t mind, we would like to make a suggestion for one you can add to the list. Don’t worry… this is actually one that’s simple to do. You only have to contact our professional plumbers and tell them that you want to arrange for professional drain cleaning services.

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