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

How Does Hard Water Get That Way?

Monday, May 14th, 2018

water-softener-tankOne of the important services we offer to our customers is the installation of water softeners. A water softener in Mason, OH is the best way to counteract the common problem with water hardness in the area. We live in a region that has among the highest levels of water hardness in the country, from 181 to 250 milligrams of calcium carbonate per liter of water. As a comparison, water that has less than 60 mg per liter is considered “soft.”

This high concentration of hard water minerals (which also includes gypsum and magnesium) wreaks havoc on plumbing systems. The build-up of scale inside pipes causes an increase in water pressure, high incidence of leaks, and frequent clogging. Scale can also damage water-using appliances; the water heater is especially at risk. Water hardness creates nuisances inside a home, leaving a film on surfaces, causing fabrics to fade in the wash, and making it difficult to get rid of soap residue from showering and bathing.

But why does this happen? Where is this hard water coming from that makes water softeners a necessity in many homes?

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A Pipe Burst! What Do I Do?

Monday, March 5th, 2018

leaking-water-pipeThe period at the end of winter is the time when plumbing pipes are at the highest danger of bursting. When any frozen pipes might start to melt from warmer weather is when the pressure in the pipe dramatically spikes and causes the lateral bursting. You always want frozen pipes dealt with by professional plumbers as soon as possible. But if you do run into a burst pipe emergency, you’re past the point of prevention or a planned remedy.

However, you shouldn’t panic. We’ll help guide you through what to do in the case of a burst pipe that is threatening to flood parts of your house.

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Do Tankless Water Heaters Need to Be Sized?

Monday, September 18th, 2017

tankles-water-heater-repairHow do you determine how large a storage tank water heater you need for a home? The sizing job is something you’ll need to have an expert plumber handle, but the basics of sizing this type of water heater is something anybody can understand: the more hot water demand there is in the house (usually because of the number of people in the household), the larger the storage tank itself needs to be.

But what if you’re planning to install a tankless water heater for your house? As the name indicates, a tankless water heater doesn’t have a storage tank at all. Instead, it applies heat to water as it moves through the unit via a heat exchanger. The water is heated as it is needed (or “on-demand,” which is another name for this type of water heater). So, does this mean there isn’t any need to size a tankless water heater because one size fits all?

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My Drains Clog All the Time—What’s Wrong?

Monday, September 26th, 2016

The drain clog is probably the most common plumbing annoyance that people deal with. Even with the cleanest drains in a home, clogs will still occasionally appear to make life a bit more difficult. There’s simply no way to prevent all clogging, although with regular drain cleaning and caution about what is allowed to go down a drain, you can probably keep clogs in your home to a minimum.

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Ken Neyer Plumbing and the Western & Southern Tennis Tournament

Monday, August 8th, 2016

Here at Ken Neyer Plumbing, we’re a proud supporter of the Western & Southern Open, the major tennis tournament that takes place this year in Cincinnati from August 13th to the 21st. But we’re more than just supporters: for the last 15 years, we’ve partnered with Cincytennis to provide the vital commercial plumbing services that the tournament requires to be a success. According to Jim Neyer, our president, “It’s more of partnership. They [Cincytennis] rely on us to provide a great service to them, and it means a lot to us that they’ve been such as long-term customer.”

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