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

More Facts About Lead Pipes in Your Home

Monday, May 13th, 2019

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A few months ago, we wrote a post about lead water mains the importance of replacing them. We want to go into more detail about lead pipes in general and why you don’t want ­any lead pipes in your house. If you live in a home that’s older than 1986, it likely has lead pipes somewhere in it. If you haven’t already had repiping done, call a professional plumber in Mason, OH to look for lead pipes and arrange to have them replaced.

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Lead Water Main? Know your Options

Monday, March 18th, 2019

water-line-repairLead in water is a health hazard that has become major news over the past few years. Lead in drinking water can be harmful, especially to children and infants, and any homeowner should reduce their lead exposure. According to the EPA and the Center for Disease Control, even low levels of lead exposure can create health complications. Lead exposure has been linked to damage to the central and peripheral nervous system, learning disabilities in children, stunted growth, impaired hearing, and impaired formation and function of blood cells.

The major place where your home may have lead entering the water is through a lead water main. We want to address this problem and what you can do about it.

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How to Avoid Frozen Plumbing Pipes

Monday, February 18th, 2019

icicles-frozen-pipeWinter brings many threats to a home, and one of the worst is frozen pipes. A frozen pipe not only stops the flow of water, but it also puts the pipe in danger of bursting. Trying to thaw out a pipe often speeds up the bursting, since it increases pressure in the pipe to the point of a lateral burst.

Whenever you have a frozen pipe in your home, please call for a plumber in Erlanger, KY to deal with the problem. Our plumbers at Ken Neyer are experienced in dealing with this problem and preventing pipe bursting troubles.

But we’d also like you to help avoid frozen pipes in the first place! Here are some methods you can put to work to make pipe freeze less likely.

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A Few Regular Bathroom Plumbing Problems

Monday, February 4th, 2019

toilet-plumbing-concerned-womanThe bathroom uses more water than any other room in the house. Considering how much water goes to daily showering, this makes a lot of sense. The toilet alone accounts for 40% of all indoor water use. You probably won’t be surprised to learn that a large part of the work of a professional plumber centers on providing installations, repairs, and maintenance for the bathroom plumbing.

We’ve been handling professional plumbing in Cincinnati, OH since 1972, so we’ve seen just about every type of bathroom plumbing trouble that can possibly exist. To help you get a better understanding of the sort of repairs you may need for your bathroom’s fixtures, pipes, etc., we’ve put together a list of the most common plumbing troubles in this room.

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Want to Cut Down on Water Usage? We Have Some Advice!

Monday, December 24th, 2018

hand-opening-faucetNobody really wants to waste water. But it’s too easy to fall into patterns in a home that lead to water waste or to let basic plumbing tasks that can lower water consumption go undone. Eventually, you might find yourself looking at water bills that seem far too high—higher than you remember paying.

Water conservation isn’t a single task, but a series of connected ones. You can change your household’s water-using habits, have plumbing troubles fixed, and have low-flow fixtures and appliances installed. Below is a list of ways to save water, from basics to jobs you can arrange with a licensed plumber.

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Plumbing Facts: “Plumbing” Comes from Latin for “Lead”

Monday, October 1st, 2018

plumbing-itemsIt’s October, a festive fall month, so we’ve decided to have a bit of fun and go into some of the more interesting facts about plumbing. Some of these are fun to know, but others can be useful. If, at the end of the list, you realize you need the services of a professional plumber in Covington, KY, simply call us. We have 24-hour emergency service for when you have a plumbing trouble that can’t wait!

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The 5 Most Common Do-It-Yourself Plumbing Mistakes

Monday, September 17th, 2018

leak-under-sinkYou have a plumbing problem in your home that needs to be fixed. Or perhaps you’re planning on making an upgrade to the current plumbing, such as putting in a new fixture. (That old sink and faucet in the master bathroom looks tired, time to spruce it up.)

However, before you leap onto the job and become a DIY hero, take some time to look at 5 of the most common mistakes a do-it-yourselfer plumber can make.

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Store-Bought Drain Cleaners and Corrosion: Yes, It Happens

Monday, September 3rd, 2018

woman-shocked-at-newsWe’ve previously written on our blog about the potential problems of using store-bought “drain cleaners” to clear clogs in drains. (We can’t put enough scare quotes around “drain cleaners.” Here’s an attempt: “““““““drain cleaners.””””””) The short version is drain cleaners rarely remove obstructions in drains, are filled with toxic chemicals, can poison the environment, and lead to corrosion in drainpipes that weakens them.

The last part may be hard to believe. Drain cleaners causing corrosion in drains? Is this really something that happens?

Yes, it is.

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Should You Replace Your Bathroom Plumbing Fixtures?

Monday, August 20th, 2018

bathroom-interiorWhen a bathroom feels tired and old, a homeowner often considers doing a remodel. But a full remodel isn’t always the answer, and you may be in a situation where you’re fine with how your bathroom looks—you just want it to ­be more convenient, work better, or help save water. The question you have is whether you should arrange to replace the fixtures in your bathroom.

We handle residential plumbing in Hamilton, OH and throughout the Greater Cincinnati and Tri-State area and have for more than 45 years. We know a little bit about upgrading bathroom plumbing! We can help you make the choice about those bathroom fixture replacements, and the best way to start is to work with our plumbers in person. We can offer you some advice in this blog post, however, to get you started thinking about your choices and what fixtures most need upgrades.

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What Can Go Wrong With Poor New Construction Plumbing

Monday, July 23rd, 2018

rusty-pipe-breakWhen you’re involved in a new construction project, such as creating your dream house or building the best location for your expanding business, you want the best contractors to work on all aspects of the job. And that includes the plumbing! Going with an inexperienced or even unlicensed contractor can create some serious problems that will put your new building at risk. Below are ways that a poor job with new construction plumbing can end up causing hassles, headaches, and hazards.

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