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

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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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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