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

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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Is Your Septic Tank Leaking? 3 Signs to Watch Out For

Monday, April 25th, 2022

Septic tanks play a highly valuable role in our homes in eliminating wastewater. Despite their importance, they are often out of sight, and therefore out of mind most of the time. It’s therefore difficult to notice when the septic tank has issues such as leaks. Most people suffer for several weeks before identifying the source of the problem.

The more you wait, the worse the problems will get, and the more difficult and expensive they will be to resolve. You, therefore, want to get the issue repaired as quickly as possible. Reach out to us today for sewage pump services in Cincinnati, OH, and avoid long-lasting damages and inconvenience. 

In this guide, we discuss some signs you should look out for to know if your septic tank is leaking.

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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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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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You Need This Professional Water Heater Service

Monday, December 20th, 2021

While you might think of us as your go-to team for everything that has to do with water heater repair or installation, but you might not know that we can also provide your water heater with powerful insulation materials that will keep it from losing energy over time.

There’s a misconception going around that homeowners should be in charge of insulating their water heaters, and that professionals just don’t provide this level of service. In fact, it’s the opposite! We’re of the opinion that a homeowner should never be the one to try and insulate their water heater. Based on the materials you decide to use and the insulation levels you’re looking to have, you might end up doing more harm than good. This requires the precision and training of a certified plumbing professional. We’ll explain further in the blog post below.

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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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When Does a Tank Water Heater Need Replacement?

Monday, October 25th, 2021

Every 10–15 years, your tank water heater will need to be replaced. If you’re here looking for a quick response, this is the shortest answer we can give you. But many homeowners want a bit more context to this question. Why 10 to 15 years? What if your water heater is still in peak condition and it’s more than a decade old? Well, then you’re in the right place.

There’s more than just age to consider when looking into a water heater replacement. Today, we’re going to go through all the factors to consider and how heavily you should weigh them. For certain homeowners, the functionality and efficiency of their water heater will matter more than others, who just want a water heater that works and don’t want to front the cost for a replacement.

Keep reading, we’re bound to answer all of your questions about water heater replacement.

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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 and Cons of Tankless Water Heaters

Monday, June 21st, 2021

Tankless water heaters have been around for some time now. As homeowners get more acquainted with them, it’s only natural for people to wonder about their pros and cons. After all, homeowners still choose tank water heaters more often than tankless systems, so what gives?

Tankless water heater installation is an alternative solution to the problem of needing hot water in your home. By heating the water directly as it comes through your main water line, you’re getting instant hot water that is near unlimited. This represents a pretty clear advantage, and more homeowners are opting in for this remarkably efficient and effective water heater.

But there are a few catches. If you keep reading, we’ll talk about why tankless water heaters are so perfect for some homeowners, and why they’re not a good choice for others. Just make sure you call us when investing in a new water heater.

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Does Your New Home Need a Water Softener?

Monday, May 24th, 2021

It might! We obviously can’t give you a yes or no answer, at least not on a blog post. Why don’t you call our team and talk about your unique situation and then we can give you a much better opinion on the matter?

In the meantime, if you’re confused as to the concept of hard water in general, then this is the blog post for you. Water softener installation is something that not enough homeowners invest in, and it shows. We see people struggling with detergent in their laundry machine that won’t dissolve, skin and hair problems from minerals in their water, and soap stains on their dishes. Hard water is a perpetual problem in our area, and it might be time you did something about it.

Let’s talk about whether or not your home is ready for a water softener installation to deal with your hard water problem!

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