September 30th, 2019
We know, some of this might sound like mumbo-jumbo, but trust us when we say that it might be exactly what your home needs. If you’re constantly dealing with contaminated drinking water in your home, due to gravity, pressure changes, or unfortunate circumstances, you might want to keep reading.
A backflow preventer is a tool that is pretty much universally used by any plumber in Erlanger, KY because of its incredibly narrow yet helpful purpose. Its job is simple, it stops your dirty, waste-water from flowing backward and contaminating your clean drinking water. That’s basically it. Except even when people don’t think they need a backflow preventer, a break in the main water line or the use of a fire hydrant nearby can suddenly decrease the pressure in your pipes, allowing water to then flow back into the city water lines.
This can be a disaster. Today, we’re going to help you avoid that disaster.
September 16th, 2019
No water heater is perfect. When they have issues, it’s
important to get the right professional on the job to make sure you and your
family have hot water for the years to come. However, sometimes it can be hard
to know what exactly is going on with your water heating system. These are
complicated machines that perform a simple service—to give you hot water—which
often can scramble the brain of anyone who isn’t trained in plumbing services.
That being said, are some curious customers out there who
really want to know what to look out for when they’re dealing with hot water
problems on their tank water heater. As your friendly neighborhood plumber,
that’s exactly something that we aim to help you with.
So, if you notice one of the problems below, make sure you schedule water heater services in Hamilton, OH with us!
September 2nd, 2019
We look at a lot of pipes. When we say a lot of pipes, we mean a whole lot of pipes. So trust us when we say that there are many homeowners that don’t know how affected they are by hard water. Not only that but in an age of so many DIY home remedies for skincare and haircare, it’s a huge surprise to us when more people don’t mention the benefits of a water softener.
When we inspect pipes, we notice calcium and magnesium build ups pretty regularly. It’s not just a problem in our area, it’s a problem in lots of areas in the United States where there are a lot of minerals in the ground where the water comes from. If you’re having problems with hard water in your home, perhaps it’s time to install a water softener in Cincinnati, OH to combat the side effects.
Otherwise, you’ll be dealing
with quite a lot. Keep reading to find out what we mean.
August 19th, 2019
A septic tank is the kind of system that you’d like to forget about. Nobody really wants to spend time thinking about their waste, any more than they must. However, you’d rather not have to think about your septic tank when it’s too late –because septic tank problems can become some of the worst plumbing problems you can imagine. It’s one thing to have a leaky pipe or faulty drain, but when this drain is responsible for sending away the waste of your house- this is a problem you want to address immediately. Wait, don’t try to fix these yourself- make sure you also call a plumber in Covington, KY before you get dirty.
Are you having troubles with your plumbing but you’re not sure if it’s your septic tank? Well, there are some signs that we can use to dictate whether this is a general pipe problem or a serious issue with the plumbing in your septic tank.
So, let’s get to it.
August 5th, 2019
What’s the best way to clear a clogged drain in your home? Two ideas probably immediately come to mind:
- A basic sink plunger (or toilet plunger in the case of a toilet)
- 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.
July 22nd, 2019
Hamilton, 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.
July 8th, 2019
The bathrooms in your house use the most freshwater of any location. Just a single bathroom can account for more than 50% of all freshwater used in the house.
The shower is one of the appliances that uses the most freshwater around the year. (Only the toilets account for more.) Trouble with the plumbing in a shower can be a terrible inconvenience: you may end up with a shower that won’t send out cold water—or, conversely, only sends out water that’s too hot—or which won’t turn on at all. This is never something you want to discover early in the morning!
Fortunately, for help with your plumbing in Cincinnati, OH, such as fast repairs for a broken shower, you can count on Ken Neyer. We can fix whatever is ailing your shower plumbing or other parts of the bathroom plumbing.
June 24th, 2019
Nobody wants leaking pipes, fixtures, or appliances in their home. Unfortunately, leaks are often what they get—they are among the most common of plumbing problems. The good news is that professional plumbers know the best way to track down leaks, wherever they are, and repair them.
As soon as you believe you need plumbing repairs in Cincinnati, OH to fix leaks, call the team at Ken Neyer. We will take care of detecting and locating the leaks and then fixing them quickly to stop water damage.
To help you better understand household plumbing leaks, we’ve put together a list of the more common sources of leaking in homes:
June 10th, 2019
Among 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.
May 27th, 2019
You probably don’t need professionals to tell you that a leaking water heater is bad news. Leaks are bad news for just about any appliance! However, people often don’t know what to look for when it comes to leaks in their water heaters, how they may start, or what to do about them. Our professionals have a long history of installing and repairing water heaters in Erlanger, KY, and we’d like to give you a short rundown on what you need to know about water heater leaks.