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

Hot Days and Your Plumbing

Monday, July 20th, 2020

As the heat begins to pummel our homes day after day this summer, your plumbing is probably the last thing you’re thinking about. Plumbing systems are supposed to be robust, right? They’re supposed to last no matter what the climate is like. While that’s definitely true, different temperatures and climates bring different problems to the table.

For instance, summertime sees an increase in water usage as well as the sporadic growth of trees and their roots, which can spell out some serious issues for a plumbing system. The increased use of water and these other issues that can arise are not difficult to traverse with the help of a professional plumber.

Does your plumbing in Hamilton, OH need help this summer? Or are you doing just fine? Keep reading as we talk about some of the major summertime plumbing problems and detail ways you can tell you’re dealing with an issue.

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3 Ways to Save and Conserve Water

Monday, July 6th, 2020

As your neighborhood plumber, we’ve taken it upon ourselves to help homeowners like you conserve water this summer. With high temperatures and even higher humidity, everyone uses more water in the summertime, which is why it’s important to conserve water to the best of your ability. This will lower costs for you and also make it easier for your plumbing system and your neighbors!

Conserving water doesn’t have to be a hassle. We actually don’t need that much water to live our lives on a daily basis; it’s only through carelessness and neglect that we use more water than we need. Luckily, with a combination of some of these practices and high-efficiency plumbing fixtures like showerheads and faucets, you can lower your water consumption dramatically.

Don’t believe us? Keep reading and we promise it’ll be worth your time and your money!

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3 Things to Consider When Signing Up for New Construction Plumbing

Monday, June 8th, 2020

If you’re looking for a team of professionals who will get your commercial new construction plumbing done well, then we’re the team for you. Our name here in the Cincinnati area is synonymous with excellent plumbing work and the personal touch of a local company. While we pride ourselves on our craftsmanship, there are a few things that we often run into when talking about commercial new construction plumbing with prospective business owners.

There are various things to consider when beginning this process, from local codes to personal preferences, and even decisions between which types of materials to use for pipes. These decisions can seriously affect the next decade or so of your life as a building owner.

Let’s take a look at some things to remember when considering hiring a new construction plumber.

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Signs You Could Use a Water Softener

Monday, May 25th, 2020

If you’re one of the many homeowners who read that title and took a step back and said “how can my water be soft or hard?” you’re not alone. It’s hard to know the quality of water aside from taste and safety, and the mineral content can be a cause for major problems.

While it’s nice to know that mineral content in your water won’t be a health or safety hazard to you, it’s not nice when you find out that your plumbing system is starting to degrade and fall apart because of it. Luckily, there are experts like us on hand who can install a water softener and keep your plumbing system, clothes, dishes, and everything else in your home in better condition.

Take a look at some of the common signs that you’re dealing with hard water issues. We promise that there are solutions out there that can make your life a lot easier!

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A Drain Hassle Is No Problem for a Professional

Monday, May 11th, 2020

We’ve all been there—dealing with a clogged drain or a stuck toilet that just won’t budge no matter how many drain snakes or plungers you use. You’d be surprised how much time this drains from your day while you try and think of the next best solution. Should you go to the grocery store and buy chemical drain cleaners? Of perhaps you should just keep trying with your drain snake well into the hours of the morning?

Plumbers can take care of these issues, quickly and effectively, for a price that’s not bad by any means. People only like to call plumbers when it’s the last resort, and by then it is usually too late. So, we’d like to shine a spotlight on drain cleaning services that are offered by professional plumbers and talk a little bit about why calling a professional for this kind of job is a good idea.

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Deal with a Toilet Overflow Like a Pro

Monday, April 13th, 2020

Toilet overflows happen pretty often in our neck of the woods. Every homeowner who owns a toilet is going to deal with an overflow at some point. Our plumbing systems might be robust, but they’re not magic—they’re going to require some handiwork in order to make sure everything flows correctly and in the right direction. Especially with all the time we’ve been spending inside these days, it’s important now more than ever to make sure your toilet is running well.

So, if you’ve been struggling with your toilet recently and you’ve thought about calling a plumber, then you’re on the right track. We’ll list some ways that we know homeowners can deal with a toilet overflow, and as always we’re available to help.

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Yes, a Garbage Disposal Is Worth the Investment

Monday, March 16th, 2020

Back in the day, a garbage disposal was somewhat of a luxury appliance. They used to be found as frequently as a bidet or a wine cooler, but as they become more common in homes, their function is becoming less of just a convenient tool and more of a staple point for reducing waste.

If you’re at all confused with what we just said—don’t worry, we’ll explain how a garbage disposal can help you reduce waste. What we want to say first is that these systems are becoming more accessible and affordable every day. With teams like ours on the job, the need to replace your garbage disposal unit or install a brand-new one isn’t nearly as daunting as it used to be.

So, if you’ve ever considered having a garbage disposal added to the plethora of kitchen appliances you depend on, now might be the perfect time!

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Choosing the Best Commercial Plumber

Monday, March 2nd, 2020

Let’s just be clear about this from the start—commercial plumbing is not to be taken lightly. Depending on the scale and type of business you run, commercial plumbers need to be extremely well-trained in a deluge of local codes and plumbing solutions. Likewise, on the side of the business, hiring an amateur or a plumber that’s not prepared for what’s needed could result in losing thousands of dollars in revenue and unhappy customers, which is arguably worse.

Choosing a team for commercial plumbing in Fort Mitchell, KY isn’t just about flipping through the phone book until you find the first choice. It’s up to you to choose a team with the right experience, availability, equipment, and expertise in order to have your business thoroughly cared for.

So today, we’d like to go over what you can expect from a perfect commercial plumber. This includes things you might not have considered before, along with some tips of the trade when deciding if a contractor is right for you.

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2 Scientific Ways to Clean Your Drains

Monday, February 17th, 2020

Homeowners who think that master plumbers aren’t well trained in math and science are gravely mistaken. The art of plumbing isn’t just unscrewing pipes and using heavy machinery, like hydro jets and augers—it also takes some complex calculation, including factors like gravity and displacement, in order to seriously solve the problems of homeowners for the lowest price possible.

Take drain cleaning for instance. Plumbers must know exactly how much pressure must be used in order to remove a drain clog with hydro-jetting, or how much pressure it would take to hurt your pipes, which is something that we need to avoid!

Basically, we’d like to give you a rundown of some scientific ways our specialists can analyze and fix your drain clogs when it comes to plumbing in Fort Thomas, KY. From DIY solutions to a professional hand, plumbing is a lot more complex than homeowners might think!

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Use a Drain Snake the Correct Way!

Monday, December 23rd, 2019

If you’ve never used a drain snake, don’t worry. There are a ton of homeowners out there in our area that just shut down whenever there’s a drain clog. If you’re one of those people, don’t panic, just give a plumber in Erlanger, KY a call and let us snake your drain for you.

For everyone else, if you’re looking to get more familiar with your drains and the brand new plumbing snake you just purchased from the grocery store, we can give you a few tips on how to use it correctly and avoid harming your plumbing. While many people might say that using a drain snake is self-explanatory, don’t listen to them. We all come from different walks of life and some people might seem confused at the idea of a piece of equipment that’s used to pull or fish out drain clogs.

So, let’s discuss the proper way to snake your drain!

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