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

3 Reasons to Switch to a Tankless Water Heater

Monday, March 30th, 2020

Many homeowners stay away from asking important questions about tankless water heaters, particularly because they don’t know anything about them. While sure, they’re newer and function differently than their tank counterparts, they should still be common knowledge at this point.

So, for those homeowners who have been on the fence about investing in a tankless water heater but who are nervous about wandering into a field of technology that they’re not entirely familiar with—this post is for you! We’ll be going over some reasons why tankless water heaters in Cincinnati, OH are the perfect choice for so many homeowners. These systems aren’t necessarily better or worse than tank water heaters, but they offer some unique advantages that we think it might be time for you to take advantage of.

So, we hope you’re prepared to become a tankless water heating expert, because down below we’ll be getting into some specifics.

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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 just 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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Don’t Forget About Commercial Water Heater Maintenance!

Monday, February 3rd, 2020

We might have spoken plenty of times about residential water heaters, but we need to get the word out about commercial water heater maintenance as well! If you thought hot water was important for your home, it’s much more important for your business.

That’s because businesses, by law, have to provide hot water in their restrooms for safety purposes. If you’ve got an office building or a building that you lease to tenants, hot water is incredibly necessary for safety and comfort purposes. Without a functioning commercial water heater, you could see a legal issue soon. Not only that, but restaurants in our area also require hot water especially where it relates to hand washing and food preparation.

That’s why we advise that no business or building owner in our area take their chances with commercial water heaters. It’s always a good idea to have a professional team provide commercial water heater maintenance yearly to ensure you’ve got functioning hot water.

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Benefits of a Water Softener

Monday, January 20th, 2020

Do you have minerals or sediment in your water? You might not be able to notice if you’ve got problems with hard water since the issues tend to affect your plumbing system more than they do your personal health.

Hard water is completely safe to drink, use for bathing, and for cleaning which is why it can be hard to notice when your plumbing is really struggling to keep up. The only personal effect that you might notice is an effect on your skin and hair because hard water makes soap and shampoo less effective. Basically, it might be time for you to install a water softener.

If you’ve never heard of a water softener before, you’re not alone. These are pretty niche systems, designed for homes that have water with a high concentration of calcium and magnesium, minerals that often build up and erode your pipes.

Think your home might need a water softener? Well, keep reading and find out!

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What a Water Softener Can Do for You

Monday, 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.

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A Few Common Shower Plumbing Problems

Monday, July 8th, 2019

showerhead-dripping-close-upThe 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.

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The Most Common Types of Household Plumbing Leaks

Monday, June 24th, 2019

faucet-drippingNobody 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:

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Facts About Garbage Disposals You May Not Know

Monday, April 29th, 2019

tapwater-into-metal-basinWe’d like you to meet your garbage disposal.

You might already think you know your garbage disposal since you use it every day, or close to it. Kitchen sink disposals are standard in almost all modern kitchens, and it’s often difficult to imagine what food clean-up after meals would be like without a disposal to take away extra food waste. Without a working disposal, you’d spend plenty of extra time scraping food into a composting bucket.

But the reason we want you to meet your garbage disposal in this post is so you can find out a few important facts about it. These bits of knowledge will help you keep the disposal in good shape.

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Some Misunderstandings About Tankless Water Heaters

Monday, April 15th, 2019

tankless-water-heaterWe think tankless water heaters in Cincinnati are fantastic options for homeowners looking to make upgrades to their hot water systems. The conventional water heater—a storage tank water heater—holds a supply of water in a tank and keeps it at a constant temperature for when a tap turns on. A tankless water heater doesn’t store a supply of hot water at all. Instead, it heats up water when there’s a demand for it.

Tankless water heaters offer a number of benefits for homes, provided professionals handle the job of finding the right sized unit and then properly installing it. If you have questions about installing a tankless water heater, please ask our experts anything and they’ll be happy to help.

Below we’ve put down a list of misunderstandings about tankless water heaters we often have to clear up.

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A Few Regular Bathroom Plumbing Problems

Monday, February 4th, 2019

toilet-plumbing-concerned-womanThe bathroom uses more water than any other room in the house. Considering how much water goes to daily showering, this makes a lot of sense. The toilet alone accounts for 40% of all indoor water use. You probably won’t be surprised to learn that a large part of the work of a professional plumber centers on providing installations, repairs, and maintenance for the bathroom plumbing.

We’ve been handling professional plumbing in Cincinnati, OH since 1972, so we’ve seen just about every type of bathroom plumbing trouble that can possibly exist. To help you get a better understanding of the sort of repairs you may need for your bathroom’s fixtures, pipes, etc., we’ve put together a list of the most common plumbing troubles in this room.

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