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

When Is the Best Time to Call a Plumber?

Monday, October 12th, 2020

This isn’t supposed to be a trick question. But to many homeowners, it probably feels like one. It can be easy for us to tell you to call a plumber whenever you run into problems, but how does that factor into your life realistically? Nobody wants to constantly call the plumber.

Well, what if we told you that calling the right plumber could lead to less frequent calls in the future? Plumbers aren’t supposed to just unclog specific things and leave the rest of your plumbing system in dire needs. Well, good plumbers aren’t supposed to do that. Our team operates under the assumption that we need to take care of the root of the problem, fix anything that’s broken, unclog drains that need to be unclogged, and keep our customers happy for the longest period of time we can.

If that sounds good, then keep reading and call us for a plumber in Hamilton, OH.

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Sink Problems: Everything You Should Know

Monday, September 28th, 2020

Every home in our area has a sink. If yours doesn’t, for whatever reason, we highly recommend them. They play a vital role in cleaning produce, our hands, dishes, and can provide easy refreshment when we’re feeling parched. Sinks, their drains, and the faucets that are connected to them really are a part of our daily lives.

However, what if we told you that you might not know everything about your sink? Sure, you might know how it works and what it looks like, but what about the condition it’s in? Sometimes, homeowners can fall victim to paying scant attention to their sinks until they call for plumbing service because something went wrong.

How about we try to avoid that worst-case scenario? Let’s start by learning about how you can better protect your kitchen sink from the problems that may arise.

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Do You Need a Water Softener? Yes! Here’s Why

Monday, September 14th, 2020

Hard water is a term that not all homeowners are familiar with. We wish this weren’t the case, since it’s something we as plumbers come in contact with all the time.

Hard water is what we call a water source with minerals dissolved in it. These minerals might not be harmful to ingest, but they’re harmful to pretty much everything else. They can make it harder to clean your dishes and your clothes, they can ruin the quality of your hair when you bathe, and they can be extremely harmful for the quality of your plumbing. Basically, hard water is bad for everything in your home, but not for your personal health.

So, why not call us and think about a way to install a water softener? If you’re not convinced from our short introduction, we promise this blog post will give you all the juicy details about why a water softener is so important.

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It’s Time to Invest in a Garbage Disposal

Monday, August 31st, 2020

Homeowners usually come to us in two categories. The first category is homeowners who don’t think they need a garbage disposal. It seems like a completely unnecessary bit of “convenient technology” to them. The second category is homeowners who couldn’t imagine trying to live without their garbage disposal system.

We understand the first mentality, even if we don’t agree with it. That “quaint farmhouse” feeling of only having the appliances you need makes it easy to deny things like a garbage disposal. But should you deny yourself the pleasures of 21st-century technology because it “seems” like you don’t need it?

Well, buckle up because today we’re going to talk about why you might as well need a garbage disposal! Garbage disposal units in Covington, KY are affordable and effective—and we promise you’ll fall in love with them!

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Hot Days and Your Plumbing

Monday, July 20th, 2020

As the heat begins to pummel our homes day after day this summer, your plumbing is probably the last thing you’re thinking about. Plumbing systems are supposed to be robust, right? They’re supposed to last no matter what the climate is like. While that’s definitely true, different temperatures and climates bring different problems to the table.

For instance, summertime sees an increase in water usage as well as the sporadic growth of trees and their roots, which can spell out some serious issues for a plumbing system. The increased use of water and these other issues that can arise are not difficult to traverse with the help of a professional plumber.

Does your plumbing in Hamilton, OH need help this summer? Or are you doing just fine? Keep reading as we talk about some of the major summertime plumbing problems and detail ways you can tell you’re dealing with an issue.

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3 Ways to Save and Conserve Water

Monday, July 6th, 2020

As your neighborhood plumber, we’ve taken it upon ourselves to help homeowners like you conserve water this summer. With high temperatures and even higher humidity, everyone uses more water in the summertime, which is why it’s important to conserve water to the best of your ability. This will lower costs for you and also make it easier for your plumbing system and your neighbors!

Conserving water doesn’t have to be a hassle. We actually don’t need that much water to live our lives on a daily basis; it’s only through carelessness and neglect that we use more water than we need. Luckily, with a combination of some of these practices and high-efficiency plumbing fixtures like showerheads and faucets, you can lower your water consumption dramatically.

Don’t believe us? Keep reading and we promise it’ll be worth your time and your money!

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3 Things to Consider When Signing Up for New Construction Plumbing

Monday, June 8th, 2020

If you’re looking for a team of professionals who will get your commercial new construction plumbing done well, then we’re the team for you. Our name here in the Cincinnati area is synonymous with excellent plumbing work and the personal touch of a local company. While we pride ourselves on our craftsmanship, there are a few things that we often run into when talking about commercial new construction plumbing with prospective business owners.

There are various things to consider when beginning this process, from local codes to personal preferences, and even decisions between which types of materials to use for pipes. These decisions can seriously affect the next decade or so of your life as a building owner.

Let’s take a look at some things to remember when considering hiring a new construction plumber.

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Signs You Could Use a Water Softener

Monday, May 25th, 2020

If you’re one of the many homeowners who read that title and took a step back and said “how can my water be soft or hard?” you’re not alone. It’s hard to know the quality of water aside from taste and safety, and the mineral content can be a cause for major problems.

While it’s nice to know that mineral content in your water won’t be a health or safety hazard to you, it’s not nice when you find out that your plumbing system is starting to degrade and fall apart because of it. Luckily, there are experts like us on hand who can install a water softener and keep your plumbing system, clothes, dishes, and everything else in your home in better condition.

Take a look at some of the common signs that you’re dealing with hard water issues. We promise that there are solutions out there that can make your life a lot easier!

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A Drain Hassle Is No Problem for a Professional

Monday, May 11th, 2020

We’ve all been there—dealing with a clogged drain or a stuck toilet that just won’t budge no matter how many drain snakes or plungers you use. You’d be surprised how much time this drains from your day while you try and think of the next best solution. Should you go to the grocery store and buy chemical drain cleaners? Of perhaps you should just keep trying with your drain snake well into the hours of the morning?

Plumbers can take care of these issues, quickly and effectively, for a price that’s not bad by any means. People only like to call plumbers when it’s the last resort, and by then it is usually too late. So, we’d like to shine a spotlight on drain cleaning services that are offered by professional plumbers and talk a little bit about why calling a professional for this kind of job is a good idea.

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Deal with a Toilet Overflow Like a Pro

Monday, April 13th, 2020

Toilet overflows happen pretty often in our neck of the woods. Every homeowner who owns a toilet is going to deal with an overflow at some point. Our plumbing systems might be robust, but they’re not magic—they’re going to require some handiwork in order to make sure everything flows correctly and in the right direction. Especially with all the time we’ve been spending inside these days, it’s important now more than ever to make sure your toilet is running well.

So, if you’ve been struggling with your toilet recently and you’ve thought about calling a plumber, then you’re on the right track. We’ll list some ways that we know homeowners can deal with a toilet overflow, and as always we’re available to help.

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