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

Getting to the Root of a Tree Problem

Monday, November 25th, 2019

If you’ve got an older home, then we probably aren’t the only ones who have talked to you about tree roots in your plumbing. On older property, tree roots can be incredibly resilient and will destroy or break apart clay pipes fairly easily.

Before you pick up the bottle of chemical tree root killer, we’d like to discuss the pros and cons of this solution and the differences between chemical root killer and professional service. Sometimes plumbers can provide a service, like trenchless sewer repair, that could take care of the problem without the damage and corrosive byproducts that a chemical root killer would provide. If you’re concerned about your industrial plumbing in Fort Thomas, KY and you believe the tree roots on your property are invading your plumbing, you might want to keep reading for a proper solution.

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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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What Can Go Wrong With Poor New Construction Plumbing

Monday, July 23rd, 2018

rusty-pipe-breakWhen you’re involved in a new construction project, such as creating your dream house or building the best location for your expanding business, you want the best contractors to work on all aspects of the job. And that includes the plumbing! Going with an inexperienced or even unlicensed contractor can create some serious problems that will put your new building at risk. Below are ways that a poor job with new construction plumbing can end up causing hassles, headaches, and hazards.

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Advantages of Professional Plumbers When It Comes to Drain Cleaning

Monday, October 9th, 2017

drain-in-metal-sinlClogged drains, slow drains… dirty drains. They’re the most common plumbing trouble people encounter in their homes. Although you can take steps to reduce the chance of clogs and slow drains (using drain covers, never pouring fats, oils, and grease down the drains, etc.), there is no sure-fire way to prevent them all. You’ll eventually need drain cleaning from professional plumbers.

Drain cleaning is both a reactive measure—getting a drain unclogged—and a proactive measure. In the latter case, scheduling drain cleaning annually means you can help prevent future clogging by eliminating the build-up inside the drains. We recommend you call us for drain cleaning each year.

But why rely on professionals for this job? There are a few reasons:

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Why Is My Water Heater Making a Strange Noise?

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

An odd sound coming from any appliance in a home is usually a sign of concern: something isn’t working right. And odd noises coming from a water heater—especially rumbling sounds—can get people extremely nervous and concerned.

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What Counts as a Plumbing Emergency?

Monday, May 9th, 2016

Offering emergency plumbing services is a basic part of what we do. We know that there are times when you simply cannot wait for a contractor’s regular office hours to start before you have the help from professional plumbers that you need. We’re ready to answer your call and have one of our specially trained plumbing experts out to your house.

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