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

Does Your Bakery Need a Water Softener?

Monday, October 24th, 2022

You’ve probably heard people talk with strong opinions on the coffee and pizza in New York, or the amazing beignets and tortillas in Southern California. While food comes with a rich cultural history that places a very important role, it also depends a lot on chemistry–something we’re acutely familiar with.

Every cooking recipe you’ll ever use, whether it’s baking bread or preparing a curry, is going to require water. Water is all around us, is a vital part of our diet, and it’s going to make or break some of the delicious recipes you’re going to serve your customers. So, we think it’s only fair to talk about commercial plumbing in Cincinnati, OH, and whether or not a water softener could be a huge upgrade for your restaurant.

Hard water can greatly impact the quality of your food products, and if treated, it might be a competitive advantage your business has over other restaurants nearby.

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When to Invest in a Sewer Line Replacement

Monday, August 1st, 2022

The idea of “replacing” vs. “repairing” is one that’s very prevalent in our culture. We’d like to assume that all the technology we purchase, from cars to computers, will last forever as long as we take good care of them. In truth, technology only lasts however long it was designed to last, and your sewer line is no different. Sewers undergo a lot of pressure and they work extremely hard to pull wastewater away from your home and towards a waste treatment plant. There are just certain occurrences that will require a full sewer line replacement in Cincinnati, OH.

From infiltrating tree roots to a sewer line that’s constantly leaking, there are various different reasons to invest in sewer line replacement services. Just know that our team has the right amount of equipment, training, and a team that’s large enough to take on any project you might have for us. Let’s talk about why you might need to call us for this work!

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3 Powerful Plumbing Solutions

Monday, July 25th, 2022

There are certain perks to calling a professional plumber when you need help. For starters, the experience and expertise of a professional master plumber is an amazing resource to have. We can spot even the most hidden plumbing problems while simultaneously giving you the best long-term solution for your home and your budget. The first and most important step towards getting excellent plumbing work done on your home is to find a pro you can trust. It doesn’t hurt if you like them too!

However, one of the hidden perks to having a professional plumber on hand is the fact that they use powerful, high-tech systems to help clear your drains and complete complex projects for you. Plumbing work has advanced tremendously in the past few decades, and this blog post is dedicated to some of the technological breakthroughs we take advantage of. Call our team to have a specialist perform drain cleaning in Cincinnati, OH, and be sure to ask about our other services!

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Galvanized Steel: An Old and Unreliable Material

Monday, July 4th, 2022

Galvanized steel is kind of like the buddy you met in college. You’ve got fond memories of all the times you’ve replaced and used that galvanized steel pipe in your basement, and you’ll always remember it well, but it’s just not as reliable as the friends you’ve made today, like PVC or copper. Galvanized steel can be great for outdoor aesthetics, or if you’re building a cool new project out of old pieces of machinery. But it’s just not a reliable material for your home plumbing.

Don’t worry, we’re not the only ones who think this. Galvanized steel hasn’t been used in homes since the 1960s, at least not by any reputable plumber anyways. If you’re wondering why that is, or you’re confused as to why you might want to replace your home’s galvanized steel pipes, then you’ve come to the right place. As your friendly neighborhood plumber in Cincinnati, OH, we’d like to set things straight.

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A New Homeowner’s Guide to Plumbing Problems

Monday, June 6th, 2022

So you’ve just bought a new home and your problems of being a “renter” are over! Congratulations! We first want to start by saying that not everyone gets to enjoy this kind of achievement in their life, and with the shape the economy is in, it’s a huge success that you should be proud of. Regardless of what shape your house is in, you’ve made an important decision and now it’s time to put the nose to the grindstone!

New homes can often be a jungle of plumbing problems. Especially with homes that are old, (and in this area, they can be hundreds of years old) you could have plumbing components that are from different decades or centuries.

So, fret not! We’re going to go over some great tips for new homeowners to analyze your plumbing system and get things back on track. This won’t replace a home inspection (which you should invest in anyways) but it can help steer you towards professional plumbing services in Cincinnati offered by our team.

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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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