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

Is There Sediment in Your Water Heater?

Monday, December 9th, 2019

This might sound like a weird question, but we urge you to stick with us for just a moment. Many homeowners, including you, might have sediment in their water heaters without even realizing it. While there are various different solutions to a sediment problem in your water heater, from repair to replacement, we’ve got to address the first step—noticing there’s a problem.

Today, we’re going to go into detail about the many ways to notice if there’s sediment in your water heater. We’ll talk about why this problem can impede the effectiveness of your water heater and the science behind it. Many homeowners might be dealing with inefficient hot water heaters in Hamilton, OH that aren’t doing their jobs as well as they could be, and that’s where our team comes in!

So, we hope you’re ready for some chemistry because we’re about to get into it!

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Temporary Solutions for a Leaking Pipe

Monday, October 28th, 2019

As your local plumbing company, if we have the authority to talk about anything, it would be leaking pipes. Aside from performing drain cleaning in Hamilton, OH we also see ruined basements and water damage all the time as a direct effect of pipe leaks. Pipes that start leaking can lead even the hardiest homeowner into a frenzied panic.

Though, in case you were wondering, there are some tried and true temporary solutions for your leaking pipe while you wait for the plumber to arrive. Basically, these tips will help you mitigate the damage caused by a leaking pipe while a plumber responds. These leaks can be nasty and absolutely devastating to the rest of your plumbing system and the wooden interior of your home.

If you’re looking for ways to manage anxiety and limit the panic when a pipe leak occurs, take a look below!

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Common Problems with a Tank Water Heater

Monday, September 16th, 2019

No water heater is perfect. When they have issues, it’s important to get the right professional on the job to make sure you and your family have hot water for the years to come. However, sometimes it can be hard to know what exactly is going on with your water heating system. These are complicated machines that perform a simple service—to give you hot water—which often can scramble the brain of anyone who isn’t trained in plumbing services.

That being said, are some curious customers out there who really want to know what to look out for when they’re dealing with hot water problems on their tank water heater. As your friendly neighborhood plumber, that’s exactly something that we aim to help you with.

So, if you notice one of the problems below, make sure you schedule water heater services in Hamilton, OH with us!

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The Major Reasons You Need Drain Cleaning

Monday, July 22nd, 2019

bubbling-drainHamilton, OH drain cleaning service is something we recommend our customers have done once a year. This is an excellent preventive service since it will keep away clogs during the next year (not a guarantee, but close to one) and keep the drainpipes healthy in general. But drain cleaning is also a service customers may need to call for as an emergency measure because of a stopped-up sink, shower, or toilet.

We’re going to list the main reasons that drain cleaning is a job your house will need, either as a proactive measure or a reactive solution. When in doubt, you can trust us to solve whatever problem is affecting your plumbing.

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The Benefit of a Pipeline Inspection

Monday, April 1st, 2019

hydro-jetting-technicianThe drain clog and the slow drain are, unfortunately, basic problems for plumbing systems that can never be completely banished. Whether you’re a local homeowner or business owner, you may need to schedule drain cleaning in Hamilton, OH or other major drain and sewer line repairs to deal with clogs.

But a clogged drain shouldn’t be a regular occurrence. And you shouldn’t see water backing up through drains when you run the washing machine, or water come up through a shower drain the nearby toilet is flushed. These indicate bigger clogging issues in the sewer line—and that’s when a pipeline inspection is the best option.

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Drain Clog Prevention: Watch Out for FOG

Monday, March 4th, 2019

drain-and-spoonWhen we tell you to “watch out for FOG!”, we don’t mean to be cautious of sinister figures lurking in a mist spreading across the city at night. (Although you should always drive cautiously in fog, no matter the time of day.) The “fog” we’re talking about is FOG, an acronym for “fats, oils, and grease.” They are some of the worst things that can affect the drains in your home—specifically the kitchen drain, although they can get down into the sewer line as well and make trouble for the entire house.

If you’re cautious about preventing FOG from going into the drains, you can reduce the chance of having major clog problems.

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Garbage Disposal Odors May Mean It’s Time for Drain Cleaning

Monday, January 21st, 2019

clearing-blocked-drainThe first two months of a new year bring the realization that you actually have to do something about any resolutions you made. Even if you didn’t make any resolutions, this is the time when you want to plan improvements for your house and put everything in order in the wake of another busy end to another year.

This brings us to … the garbage disposal. An unfortunately named device that shouldn’t ever have garbage in it. (Ask any plumber and they’ll tell you they wish it were named something else. In Canada, they’re called garburators, which a bit better but still too close to garbage.) You may experience a garbage disposal that doesn’t smell too good. Sending off rotten, unpleasant smells. Sometimes it means the garbage disposal needs cleaning, or even a replacement. But it might not be the disposal—it could mean you need Hamilton, OH drain cleaning service.

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House Have an Icky Sewer Smell? Let’s See Why

Monday, November 26th, 2018

girl-pinching-her-noseWe know you take pride in your house and always aim to make it as clean and welcoming as possible. The end of the year, when you’re likely to be entertaining more guests and family members than usual, is when you’ll be especially concerned with the cleanliness and overall pleasantness of your home.

Nothing can ruin that pleasantness faster than the rank smell of sewage wafting from the plumbing! Even if no guest enters your house, you don’t want to live with this kind of odor. Not only is the sewer gas you’re smelling noxious, but it’s also unhealthy to breathe, causing symptoms like dizziness and respiratory problems.

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4 Facts to Know About Drain Cleaning

Monday, November 12th, 2018

bubbling-drainProfessional cleaning of drains is an important plumbing job. It’s also misunderstood, and this leads to many homeowners neglecting to have it done at the right time, or attempting to do it in a way that ends up creating more problems.

We’ve been handling drain cleaning in Hamilton, OH and throughout Greater Cincinnati for over 40 years, so we have an in-depth understanding of the best way to handle this service and the best times to have it done. To improve your home life with better plumbing, we’d like to go over some important facts about drain cleaning to help clear up some of the most frequent misunderstandings about this service.

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The 5 Most Common Do-It-Yourself Plumbing Mistakes

Monday, September 17th, 2018

leak-under-sinkYou have a plumbing problem in your home that needs to be fixed. Or perhaps you’re planning on making an upgrade to the current plumbing, such as putting in a new fixture. (That old sink and faucet in the master bathroom looks tired, time to spruce it up.)

However, before you leap onto the job and become a DIY hero, take some time to look at 5 of the most common mistakes a do-it-yourselfer plumber can make.

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