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

The Pros of Professional New Construction Plumbing

Monday, September 27th, 2021

First of all, it’s rare that homeowners look to an amateur for new construction plumbing. There’s just so much involved that any error could spell disaster for the lifespan of the house that’s being built. This blog post isn’t meant for those kinds of homeowners. It’s meant for the people who might feel bad about spending a little extra on professional new construction plumbing. We promise you that it’s money well-spent.

If you’re paying for new construction plumbing in Mason, OH, then you’re looking toward the future. Nobody invests in new construction without the vision that there will eventually be a beautiful house where those wooden beams currently stand. This means you can’t skip out on any plumbing costs, or that beautiful house will be leaking and struggling to provide you with basic water needs.

Let’s talk about why professional new construction plumbing is always a great idea.

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Now Is the Time to Decide on a Replacement Water Heater

Monday, September 13th, 2021

It’s no secret that prices are on the rise in the home development industry. From lumber to plumbing materials, everything is getting costly. This amount might wax and wane in the coming years, but not everyone can afford to wait on such important improvements. Your water heater is one of those systems you depend on, so knowing when prices are bound to increase will help your decision-making going forward.

We’re sad to say that we might see more price increases down the line, even before the end of the year. But that shouldn’t deter you from investing in a water heater in Mason, OH. In fact, it’s important that you get in touch with our team as early as possible so we can get you a new water heater replacement before more price increases strike.

Let’s evaluate the best time to get a water heater replacement.

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Water Heaters: Tank vs. Tankless

Monday, March 1st, 2021

It’s been a while since we really talked about the difference between these two types of water heaters. They’re both common, they both work, and they’re both efficient for homes in their own way. We constantly run into homeowners who have wild misconceptions about both types of systems. We’re going to put an end to those myths today.

Both tank and tankless water heaters in Mason, OH are powerful solutions to the problem of hot water. If they weren’t, they wouldn’t both be in use. Tank water heaters provide a more conventional solution that’s both initially more affordable and effective for certain families. Tankless systems provide an alternative source of water heating that solves some of the problems a tank water heater has, at a higher price.

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More Facts About Lead Pipes in Your Home

Monday, May 13th, 2019

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A few months ago, we wrote a post about lead water mains the importance of replacing them. We want to go into more detail about lead pipes in general and why you don’t want ­any lead pipes in your house. If you live in a home that’s older than 1986, it likely has lead pipes somewhere in it. If you haven’t already had repiping done, call a professional plumber in Mason, OH to look for lead pipes and arrange to have them replaced.

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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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