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

Water Line Dangers: Age and Outdated Materials

Monday, September 19th, 2016

There are many different parts to a residential plumbing system, and all are important to some degree. One of the most crucial components is the water line, which brings fresh water into the house from the municipal system. Problems with your home’s water line can leave you without any running water at all—and that’s not a situation you can live with for more than a few hours.

Even though the water line is a vital part of a plumbing system, homeowners rarely think much about it. You probably haven’t given much consideration to your own home’s water line… and that can lead to problems as we’ll discuss below.

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Is Hard Water a Serious Problem?

Monday, August 29th, 2016

Hard water. A strange phrase, but one you hear more and more often regarding the water quality in homes. Hard water means water that has a higher than normal mineral content. The usual mineral culprits in hard water are magnesium and calcium. These minerals tend to enter the water supply through ground seepage into municipal pipes that carry fresh water to homes.

The big question: Is this a problem?

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How Do I Improve the Quality of My Water?

Monday, July 25th, 2016

Water quality should be on the minds of every homeowner. Even if you get your water from a municipal source, it’s imperative that it be potable and ready for bathing, cooking, cleaning, and drinking. But is yours? Can you trust that it’s actually clean and ready for use? 

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Water Leaks and Water Waste… And How to Fix Them

Monday, June 27th, 2016

Every year, homes in the U.S. waste an enormous amount of water due to small leaks and leaky faucets. This is one of the reasons that plumbers will tell you there is no such thing as a “minor” leak. Even small pinhole leaks will contribute to an immense waste of water over time—not to mention the potential for water damage in the house and the development of mold and mildew it creates.

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