Ken Neyer Plumbing, Inc. Blog : Posts Tagged ‘bathroom plumbing’

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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When Should I Replace the Toilet in My Bathroom?

Monday, November 27th, 2017

toilet-plumbing-concerned-womanThe toilet is a vital piece of functional plumbing in your home. You can’t get along without one! But you also shouldn’t tolerate having an old toilet that’s starting to have chronic repair issues or is wasting water. Like any fixture or appliance in a household, a toilet isn’t designed to last forever. At some point, you’ll want to have professional plumbers take out the old one and install a new one. When is it time to take this step with your bathroom plumbing? We have some tips below.

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Make the Switch to a Low-Flow Toilet

Tuesday, August 1st, 2017

toilet-with-sprayer-and-phoneWhat appliance in your home uses the most water per year? You’d likely guess “the shower,” but that’s not correct. (Unless you take ridiculously long showers—which you should stop doing right away!) No, the correct answer is “the bathroom toilet.” The toilet accounts for 40% of all indoor water use. This means that a toilet that uses too much water is the biggest source of household water waste. If you have an older toilet (more than 20 years), we recommend looking into having it replaced with a special low-flow model, also known as a low-flush toilet. But a low-flow toilet is also a good idea as a replacement for newer standard toilets. The difference in water use is still significant.

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Why Your Toilet Won’t Stop Running

Monday, June 26th, 2017

toilet-with-button-flushThere are sounds you expect to hear from appliances and fixtures in your house, and you know how long these sounds should continue. For example, after a toilet is flushed, you should hear the sound of running water for about a minute afterwards. This is water coming from the feed line to fill up the tank to a set level, ready to rush down into the bowl for the next flush.

But if the sound of running water continues for more than a minute after the flush, there’s something wrong. Often, all it takes to correct the problem is to jiggle the handle or flush the toilet a second time. If the issue persists, there’s something wrong in the tank or elsewhere in this vital fixture that will need to be repaired. For your bathroom plumbing in Cincinnati, OH and the surrounding areas, we’re the plumbers to contact for the job. We have 24-hour emergency service available—and trouble with a toilet often counts as an emergency!

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Troubles You May Notice with a Bathroom Toilet

Monday, January 16th, 2017

The toilet is one of the major essentials in a home’s plumbing—a “can’t live without it” appliance. It also accounts for around 40% of the fresh water used inside a house. You simply can’t afford to have a clogged, leaking, or non-functional bathroom toilet. Although you can fix some basic problems on your own (like using a plunger for a simple clog), many of the common troubles that toilets encounter require the help of professional plumbers who offer bathroom plumbing services.

Below are a few of the problems you may notice with your toilet. Don’t ignore them, since they could soon lead to worse issues, such as leaking that can create damage to the floors. Water damage is expensive to remediate!

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Watch Out for These Common Bathroom Plumbing Problems

Monday, April 11th, 2016

Naturally, the average homeowner hopes that they’ll never run into a bathroom plumbing issue. However, plumbing systems are complex, and even the best maintained system can eventually have a problem pop up. When you do have a problem, you’ll need a professional to inspect it. This is essential, as many do-it-yourself projects have a tendency to go awry and can result in costly repairs later on down the road.

In a typical home, bathroom plumbing is under a considerable amount of stress: more so than any other part of your plumbing system. Regular maintenance and reasonable use will usually help extend the lifespan of your bathroom plumbing, but to be prepared, be sure to read some of the most common bathroom plumbing repair needs we’ve shared below.

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4 Reasons to Replace Your Bathroom Toilet

Monday, February 1st, 2016

There are many essential plumbing components in a home: shower heads, sink faucets, garbage disposals, water heaters. But few are more important for simply getting through the day than a working bathroom toilet. Any time your toilet starts to leak, overflow, run continuously, or clog, don’t hesitate to call on a professional plumber to fix it.

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