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

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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3 Ways to Protect Your Plumbing

Monday, August 2nd, 2021

Your kitchen drains become less efficient through the years due to clogging from oil and grease that solidifies over time. The bathroom drain has similar problems due to substances like shaving cream, toothpaste, and hair. When too much of this material enters your plumbing system, you could see your whole sewer become unable to process the wastewater from your home!

Here are three ways to protect your sewer system and plumbing that are guaranteed to work and extend the lifespan of both. These best practices can keep you from running into serious issues.

Don’t forget, if you need sewer cleaning services—be sure to call us for help!

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Why Drain Cleaning Should Be Regular

Monday, July 19th, 2021

It’s been a long year. We don’t blame homeowners for putting their plumbing system a little bit lower on the priorities ladder than it has been in the past. There are a lot of things going on, big changes happening in people’s lives, and your plumbing system might be the last thing on your mind. That’s okay!

We’re not here to change that. In fact, one of the best reasons to call our team is so that you can leave services like drain cleaning in Hamilton, OH up to professionals so you can remain free to tackle the important needs of your own life.

If you think your drain system needs cleaning, or you’d like to invest in yearly drain cleaning services, then keep reading. We’ll talk about why this is such an important service and why it could benefit you to have it done every year.

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Is Your Drain Clogged? We Can Help!

Monday, June 7th, 2021

Drains; can’t live with them, can’t live without them, right?

We jest, drains are vital to your home but they can be a bit obnoxious. You’ve probably stumbled on a drain clog one or two times this year and frustratingly tried to have it cleared out yourself. Perhaps you even have different drain snakes and plungers in your home so that you can avoid clogs from being as bad in the future.

However, when it comes to drain cleaning in Hamilton, OH, nothing comes close to professional service. The only problem boils down to when you should call for professional help.

We’re going to zero in on some ways that you can notice if your drain is beginning to clog. But also, feel free to call us for a video pipe inspection if you’re not sure about the condition of your plumbing system. We’re always available to help!

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Deal with Drain Odors Today

Monday, June 22nd, 2020

Drains aren’t known for being smelly, or at least they shouldn’t be. We know plenty of homeowners who have clear drains that smell exactly how their home smells—fresh and clean! That’s because they work with professionals like us to make sure their drains stay clear and odorless.

It’s no wonder that clear drains and odorless pipes are linked together. The more stuff that clogs your drains, the more likely it is that your pipes will develop a stench, and clogs and smell issues shouldn’t be ignored. With professional plumbing service, both clogged and smelly drains can be fixed easily and effectively.

The drain cleaning that we provide is comprehensive. No matter the current state of your drains, we’ll fix them and make them good as new. If you’re still wondering about what other benefits could come from our expert drain cleaning services, read below as we go into detail about smelly drains and what we can do to help!

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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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2 Scientific Ways to Clean Your Drains

Monday, February 17th, 2020

Homeowners who think that master plumbers aren’t well trained in math and science are gravely mistaken. The art of plumbing isn’t just unscrewing pipes and using heavy machinery, like hydro jets and augers—it also takes some complex calculation, including factors like gravity and displacement, in order to seriously solve the problems of homeowners for the lowest price possible.

Take drain cleaning for instance. Plumbers must know exactly how much pressure must be used in order to remove a drain clog with hydro-jetting, or how much pressure it would take to hurt your pipes, which is something that we need to avoid!

Basically, we’d like to give you a rundown of some scientific ways our specialists can analyze and fix your drain clogs when it comes to plumbing in Fort Thomas, KY. From DIY solutions to a professional hand, plumbing is a lot more complex than homeowners might think!

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Use a Drain Snake the Correct Way!

Monday, December 23rd, 2019

If you’ve never used a drain snake, don’t worry. There are a ton of homeowners out there in our area that just shut down whenever there’s a drain clog. If you’re one of those people, don’t panic, just give a plumber in Erlanger, KY a call and let us snake your drain for you.

For everyone else, if you’re looking to get more familiar with your drains and the brand new plumbing snake you just purchased from the grocery store, we can give you a few tips on how to use it correctly and avoid harming your plumbing. While many people might say that using a drain snake is self-explanatory, don’t listen to them. We all come from different walks of life and some people might seem confused at the idea of a piece of equipment that’s used to pull or fish out drain clogs.

So, let’s discuss the proper way to snake your drain!

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Does Your Clogged Drain Require Professional Attention?

Monday, November 11th, 2019

Homeowners often wait until the very last minute to call a plumber when they’re experiencing drain problems. We get it, plumbers can be an expense that you’d rather not pay if there’s any DIY solution to keep your pipes happy. However, not all DIY solutions will do the trick, and we’ll explain why.

Below, we’ve provided a checklist of things you can do if you’re experiencing a clogged drain. These are your DIY solutions that we’re comfortable telling homeowners to make. Though, anything beyond these few tips signals that your drains need professional attention—and that’s okay! Our friendly team is experienced and professional enough to be confident that we can fix whatever problem your drain is experiencing.

We offer everything from new construction plumbing in Fairfield, OH to fixing the tiniest of drain clogging problems. Kiss those clogged drains goodbye!

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Hydro-Jetter or Drain Snake? Drain Cleaning Method Pros and Cons

Monday, August 5th, 2019

toilet-plumbing-concerned-womanWhat’s the best way to clear a clogged drain in your home? Two ideas probably immediately come to mind:

  1. A basic sink plunger (or toilet plunger in the case of a toilet)
  2. A chemical drain cleaner

A sink/toilet plunger is definitely a good idea to start with. Although these plungers won’t solve tougher clogs, for simple ones they can often get the job done and don’t cause any harm to the plumbing.

Chemical drain cleaners, the type you buy from stores in bottles, are not good ideas. In fact, they can end up creating worse troubles for drains and rarely address the whole problem.

When it comes to professional drain cleaning, plumbers usually rely on two different methods—hydro-jetting and drain snakes. Hydro-jetting uses powerful blasts of high-pressure water to scour the interior of a drain, and drain snakes (a.k.a. drain augers) are coils that can drill down into clogs to remove them or break them apart.

Which tool your plumber uses will depend on the type of clog and what the plumber believes is the most effective approach.

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