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

What Exactly Is Water Hammer?

Monday, March 29th, 2021

Let’s take a second to welcome both the veterans of plumbing problems and those homeowners who are just hearing about this term for the first time. We don’t care if you spent all night furiously searching online about your water line’s water hammer problem, we’re just glad you finally made it to the blog of some serious experts.

Before we get into the details about what water hammer is, how it’s caused, and what you can do to help, we want to tell you that we can fix it. Our team provides water line plumbing at an affordable rate with excellent results. There’s a reason why the Ken Neyer Plumbing, Inc. name is associated with superior service and quality plumbing systems.

Now let’s get to the real reason why you’re here. Here’s to finding out everything there is to know about water hammer and hot water problems as a whole.

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It’s Time to Take the Ten Minute Challenge!

Monday, March 15th, 2021

If you’re wondering what the heck this “ten-minute challenge” is, then boy do we have a surprise for you! This is a nifty test that can be fun for the whole family while you try and spot where the leaks are in your home. Homes on average waste 10,000 gallons of water every single year due to water leaks, which is why this might be a huge boon for your budget and the health of your plumbing system if done correctly.

So, in light of Fix a Leak Week, it’s time to take a big step towards water leak detection in Cincinnati, OH. We’ll tell you everything you need to know about the ten-minute leak detection challenge, and how you can make it more fun for your family.

Remember, it’s not all fun and games. This can save you a ton on your next water bill if you nip your pipe leaks in the bud today!

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What Makes Sewer Cleaning So Tough?

Monday, February 15th, 2021

Sewers are not the easiest thing in the world to clean, which is why professionals should always be the ones doing it. While you might not be able to see the status of your sewer, we can almost guarantee that unless you get it cleaned regularly, it’s got years of build-up that needs powerful cleaning to remove.

Sometimes homeowners get confused as to why plumbers like us carry such high tech equipment like video camera inspection tools and hydro jets. Once you’ve gotten a glimpse as to how complicated sewer cleaning services can be, however, it will start to make sense.

Let’s get into some of the basic problems that come with sewer cleaning. If you’re reading through this blog post and you remember that your sewer has not been cleaned by a professional in years or even decades, then be sure to call us today.

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No Hot Water? Not a Problem!

Monday, January 4th, 2021

First, we want to emphasize that having no hot water is a big problem. But we’d also like to emphasize that we’re the team that can help you right now with your water heater issues. No, you don’t have to wait. No, you definitely don’t need to search for a more professional team. We’re as professional as it gets!

We’d like to reframe this water heater catastrophe as more of an opportunity. Water heaters can start to struggle, especially after they reach an older age and start suffering from corrosion. When your water heater starts showing signs of trouble, this could be an opportunity to get it the repairs it needs or simply have it replaced by a system that will treat you and your family much better.

Water heaters in Cincinnati don’t have to be complicated. We’ll make it simple and take you through what to expect piece by piece.

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The Science Behind Water Softening

Monday, October 26th, 2020

You might not have paid much attention in your high school chemistry class, but we’d like you to pay attention now. If you’re looking into options for water softening in your home, and you’re sick and tired of dealing with hard water, then this is the blog post for you. Wouldn’t it be nice for someone to tell you exactly how water softening actually works? Not just some layman’s terms description, but a really accurate scientific description?

Well, it’s time to dive into the science of water softening. We’re going to talk about how water softeners work, the chemical process that takes place, and why it’s such an effective method at cleaning your water and leaving you with a grateful plumbing system.

If you’re interested in this type of technology, be sure to call us to install a water softener in your home.

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Do You Need a Water Softener? Yes! Here’s Why

Monday, September 14th, 2020

Hard water is a term that not all homeowners are familiar with. We wish this weren’t the case, since it’s something we as plumbers come in contact with all the time.

Hard water is what we call a water source with minerals dissolved in it. These minerals might not be harmful to ingest, but they’re harmful to pretty much everything else. They can make it harder to clean your dishes and your clothes, they can ruin the quality of your hair when you bathe, and they can be extremely harmful for the quality of your plumbing. Basically, hard water is bad for everything in your home, but not for your personal health.

So, why not call us and think about a way to install a water softener? If you’re not convinced from our short introduction, we promise this blog post will give you all the juicy details about why a water softener is so important.

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Oh No! A Water Heater Leak!

Monday, August 3rd, 2020

Yes, water heaters do leak sometimes. That’s why it’s so important for homeowners to be able to detect a leak. When your water heater is leaking, it can lead to other problems like mold growth and structural damage. These are issues that can be avoided, so it’s vital to discuss this type of problem.

Are you noticing strange things around your water heater? Perhaps there’s a puddle underneath the system? Or maybe you’re noticing a lack of water pressure whenever you use hot water. These can absolutely be indicative of a water heater leak. It’s important to gauge your water heater options with a professional once you’ve noticed a leak. Between repair and replacement, you need all the facts.

We’re going to discuss ways to notice a water heater leak, and what your options are. Take it from us, your local plumbing specialists; we know what we’re talking about!

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Signs You Could Use a Water Softener

Monday, May 25th, 2020

If you’re one of the many homeowners who read that title and took a step back and said “how can my water be soft or hard?” you’re not alone. It’s hard to know the quality of water aside from taste and safety, and the mineral content can be a cause for major problems.

While it’s nice to know that mineral content in your water won’t be a health or safety hazard to you, it’s not nice when you find out that your plumbing system is starting to degrade and fall apart because of it. Luckily, there are experts like us on hand who can install a water softener and keep your plumbing system, clothes, dishes, and everything else in your home in better condition.

Take a look at some of the common signs that you’re dealing with hard water issues. We promise that there are solutions out there that can make your life a lot easier!

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A Drain Hassle Is No Problem for a Professional

Monday, May 11th, 2020

We’ve all been there—dealing with a clogged drain or a stuck toilet that just won’t budge no matter how many drain snakes or plungers you use. You’d be surprised how much time this drains from your day while you try and think of the next best solution. Should you go to the grocery store and buy chemical drain cleaners? Of perhaps you should just keep trying with your drain snake well into the hours of the morning?

Plumbers can take care of these issues, quickly and effectively, for a price that’s not bad by any means. People only like to call plumbers when it’s the last resort, and by then it is usually too late. So, we’d like to shine a spotlight on drain cleaning services that are offered by professional plumbers and talk a little bit about why calling a professional for this kind of job is a good idea.

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Yes, a Garbage Disposal Is Worth the Investment

Monday, March 16th, 2020

Back in the day, a garbage disposal was somewhat of a luxury appliance. They used to be found as frequently as a bidet or a wine cooler, but as they become more common in homes, their function is becoming less of just a convenient tool and more of a staple point for reducing waste.

If you’re at all confused with what we just said—don’t worry, we’ll explain how a garbage disposal can help you reduce waste. What we want to say first is that these systems are becoming more accessible and affordable every day. With teams like ours on the job, the need to replace your garbage disposal unit or install a brand-new one isn’t nearly as daunting as it used to be.

So, if you’ve ever considered having a garbage disposal added to the plethora of kitchen appliances you depend on, now might be the perfect time!

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