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

The Dos and Don’ts of a Garbage Disposal

Monday, May 9th, 2022

Garbage disposal systems hold an interesting place in our culture and media. They’re marketed as a wonderful solution to food waste that ends up in the sink, but the truth is that many customers think they can put a lot more in their garbage disposal than they should. While putting bones and shards of glass from a broken bottle down the garbage disposal might sound like a cool idea, in practice it can lead to some awful results that you’ll probably end up paying for.

So, this is going to be more of a PSA blog post about how to treat your garbage disposal in Cincinnati right. Remember, there’s nothing wrong with putting something in the regular garbage if you’re unsure as to whether it can go down the garbage disposal or not. Leave the garbage disposal for the softer food waste and skins or peels that can easily come apart.

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Avoid Major Problems With Your Spring DIY Project

Monday, April 11th, 2022

Springtime is the best time to start working on those projects that have been on hold. Seriously, there’s no time better than now to start planting the seeds in your garden, building that fence, and even spreading the gravel for the firepit that you’re excited to use. Soon temperatures will be hot, and you’ll be grasping at every excuse to stay outdoors and enjoy the other areas of your property.

However, there are some important things you should think about before you start excavating your property and preparing your home projects. Remember, there are things located underneath your property that you should be very well aware of. In the worst case, you could strike a water line or your sewer line and require trenchless sewer line services in Cincinnati, OH!

Don’t worry, regardless of your situation, we can help.

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PVC Is a Great Option for Water Lines

Monday, February 28th, 2022

One thing that plumbers throughout the country can all agree on is that PVC works exceptionally well. While homeowners might not like the aesthetics of PVC as much as galvanized steel or copper, they quickly change their minds when they see the long-term effects and the price tag. The truth is that PVC is becoming more popular and apparent in homes throughout the country, and our area is no exception!

Today, we’d like to inform our readers about this material in regards to site utilities in Hamilton, OH. Regardless of whether you’re getting new excavation done for new pipelines, or you’re just replacing your old water line pipes, PVC is an excellent option that can help transfer clean water into your home.

Let’s talk about why PVC is becoming more common in homes and what exactly you get when you pay for this kind of pipe installation.

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Plumbing Maintenance Is Always a Smart Move

Monday, February 14th, 2022

Plumbing maintenance is a great way to deal with your clogged drain in Hamilton, OH before it happens. Sometimes it’s necessary to approach clogged drains as an eventuality, something that you can’t really stop without professional help. No matter how many times you plunge your drains or use a drain snake, you’ll never quite be able to alleviate all of the contaminants that are solidifying in your drain.

We’re not trying to tell homeowners that their DIY fixes aren’t warranted, they absolutely are. But what we will say is that DIY solutions to clogged drains is only delaying the inevitable. Your drain will clog someday, so why not invest in our maintenance services to nip this in the bud?

Today, let’s discuss why plumbing maintenance is such a smart move and how it’s going to help alleviate your problems in the future.

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Why DIY Plumbing Work Isn’t the Best Idea

Monday, January 3rd, 2022

There’s always an evaluation that goes on in your head when you encounter a plumbing problem. How complicated is it, and is it something I can just quickly fix myself?

We make the same kind of evaluation but the answer is always going to be yes, that we can fix it ourselves. As licensed plumbers in Cincinnati, OH, we have the necessary tools, training, and expertise to master any plumbing problem—but it’s more than the tools and training. We know how to approach every problem so that the rest of your home and plumbing system stay safe and secure.

Today, we’d like to talk about the biggest reason why we’d like to steer homeowners away from trying to do plumbing work themselves. For homeowners and property owners alike, this should always be at the forefront of your mind when taking on a plumbing job. Plumbing work is very complex.

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What’s Wrong With Your Toilet?

Monday, December 6th, 2021

If you’re frustratingly telling your computer exactly what’s wrong with your toilet right now, we understand. You probably have a pretty good idea of what’s the matter, but the big problem is that you’re likely not a certified master plumber who can fix it the right way. And if you are, then congratulations and good luck on the fix!

For everyone else, the trick to this kind of work is not just figuring out what’s wrong with your toilet, but relaying that information to a pro. You might desperately require toilet repair service, but unless you can know when to call a professional plumber to tell them you need help, you might be in more trouble than you think.

This blog post is simple. We’ll talk about a few toilet problems you could be encountering, what’s going on with the system, and in short sections that you can point to when a professional comes to fix your toilet.

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What Exactly Is PVC?

Monday, October 11th, 2021

We know that a lot of homeowners haven’t had to deal with repiping or other plumbing issues aside from clogs in a while. We might be your go-to team to perform drain cleaning for your clogged drain in Cincinnati, but we’re a lot more than just a local drain cleaning company!

If your home has old pipes that need to be replaced, or pipes that keep getting clogged and aren’t constructed from the right material, then we can help. Our experienced team of plumbers has been repiping and retrofitting plumbing systems for decades, so we know what we’re talking about.

Today, we’d like to focus on one of the most well-known, affordable, and effective plumbing materials in the world—PVC. We’ll talk about why you’ve got PVC under your kitchen sink, what makes it worth investing in, and if it’s the right plumbing material for your home.

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The Pros of Professional New Construction Plumbing

Monday, September 27th, 2021

First of all, it’s rare that homeowners look to an amateur for new construction plumbing. There’s just so much involved that any error could spell disaster for the lifespan of the house that’s being built. This blog post isn’t meant for those kinds of homeowners. It’s meant for the people who might feel bad about spending a little extra on professional new construction plumbing. We promise you that it’s money well-spent.

If you’re paying for new construction plumbing in Mason, OH, then you’re looking toward the future. Nobody invests in new construction without the vision that there will eventually be a beautiful house where those wooden beams currently stand. This means you can’t skip out on any plumbing costs, or that beautiful house will be leaking and struggling to provide you with basic water needs.

Let’s talk about why professional new construction plumbing is always a great idea.

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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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3 Water Saving Strategies for Your Home

Monday, July 5th, 2021

It’s become pretty clear in Cincinnati that water prices are going upwards for a variety of reasons. As the summer months bring hot temperatures, we’re using water more and more, which means there’s a higher demand. With more demand for water, the prices will increase.

On June 22, 2021, the Cincinnati City Council voted to increase water rates by 25.95% over the next five years. This is on top of the 85% increase that has occurred since 2008. Water is getting more expensive and it’s obvious we can’t afford to waste it anymore. With that said, our team of expert plumbers in Covington, KY would like to talk about some water-saving strategies that could help save you money even with this news.

From high-efficiency appliances to best practices, there are a lot of ways homeowners in our area can limit their water usage without it making much of an impact on their day-to-day lives.

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