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

Could You Use a Backflow Preventer?

Monday, September 30th, 2019

We know, some of this might sound like mumbo-jumbo, but trust us when we say that it might be exactly what your home needs. If you’re constantly dealing with contaminated drinking water in your home, due to gravity, pressure changes, or unfortunate circumstances, you might want to keep reading.

A backflow preventer is a tool that is pretty much universally used by any plumber in Erlanger, KY because of its incredibly narrow yet helpful purpose. Its job is simple, it stops your dirty, waste-water from flowing backward and contaminating your clean drinking water. That’s basically it. Except even when people don’t think they need a backflow preventer, a break in the main water line or the use of a fire hydrant nearby can suddenly decrease the pressure in your pipes, allowing water to then flow back into the city water lines.

This can be a disaster. Today, we’re going to help you avoid that disaster.

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How to Avoid Frozen Plumbing Pipes

Monday, February 18th, 2019

icicles-frozen-pipeWinter brings many threats to a home, and one of the worst is frozen pipes. A frozen pipe not only stops the flow of water, but it also puts the pipe in danger of bursting. Trying to thaw out a pipe often speeds up the bursting, since it increases pressure in the pipe to the point of a lateral burst.

Whenever you have a frozen pipe in your home, please call for a plumber in Erlanger, KY to deal with the problem. Our plumbers at Ken Neyer are experienced in dealing with this problem and preventing pipe bursting troubles.

But we’d also like you to help avoid frozen pipes in the first place! Here are some methods you can put to work to make pipe freeze less likely.

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Some Unusual Causes of Clogged Drains

Monday, May 28th, 2018

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“Cement? Why is there cement in my drains?”

Drain clogs are one of the unfortunate hassles of daily life. Taking care of stopped-up drains is one of the basic jobs of a professional plumber, and any licensed plumber knows how to tackle a wide range of causes for clogged and slow drains.

There are a number of drain clogs that plumbers see all the time: clots of hair caught in the p-trap of a bathroom sink, food waste in kitchen sinks, objects accidentally flushed down a toilet, and soap scum build-up in a shower drain. But most plumbers can also tell stories about super odd things causing drain clogs. Here are a few of the more off-beat and unusual reasons for drain clogs—because even these can be helpful in understanding how to avoid future clogging problems.

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Threats to Your Kitchen Sink Drain

Monday, November 13th, 2017

sink-p-trap-close-upNovember and December are months of the year when professional plumbers are busier than usual. And the reason is a straight-forward one: kitchen plumbing is almost “under assault” during this time because of the holidays: the feasting, the cooking, the guests. Kitchens are at their busiest at the end of the year, and no part of the kitchen plumbing is in as much danger as the drainage system (which includes the kitchen sink disposal as well as the drain).

We’re always ready to help you when you need kitchen sink plumbing assistance. But we also have families and we understand that nobody wants their holiday feasting interrupted because of a clogged up kitchen drain or busted disposal. So to help you avoid these hassles in the first place, we’re going to take a closer look at what threatens your kitchen sink drain. The more you know, the less likely you’ll run into an untimely plumbing emergency.

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