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

Is Your Water Heater Insulated?

Monday, March 14th, 2022

Water heaters are designed with insulation in mind. The interior of most tank water heating systems are built with glass and a metal shell to keep as much heat inside as possible. However, with insulation saving energy, more homeowners are taking this process into their own hands with varying results.

So, we wanted to talk about the specifics of water heaters in Fairfield, OH. We want to talk about some of the pros and cons that come with insulating your water heater, and most importantly, we wanted to talk about why water heater insulation is a task better left to the pros.

While there are many online tutorials that talk about nifty ways to insulate your water heater, they rarely talk about some of the mistakes that can come from an untrained person taking on this work themselves. We want to inform our customers as much as possible so nothing is left in disrepair.

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Why DIY Plumbing Work Isn’t the Best Idea

Monday, January 3rd, 2022

There’s always an evaluation that goes on in your head when you encounter a plumbing problem. How complicated is it, and is it something I can just quickly fix myself?

We make the same kind of evaluation but the answer is always going to be yes, that we can fix it ourselves. As licensed plumbers in Cincinnati, OH, we have the necessary tools, training, and expertise to master any plumbing problem—but it’s more than the tools and training. We know how to approach every problem so that the rest of your home and plumbing system stay safe and secure.

Today, we’d like to talk about the biggest reason why we’d like to steer homeowners away from trying to do plumbing work themselves. For homeowners and property owners alike, this should always be at the forefront of your mind when taking on a plumbing job. Plumbing work is very complex.

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3 Water Saving Strategies for Your Home

Monday, July 5th, 2021

It’s become pretty clear in Cincinnati that water prices are going upwards for a variety of reasons. As the summer months bring hot temperatures, we’re using water more and more, which means there’s a higher demand. With more demand for water, the prices will increase.

On June 22, 2021, the Cincinnati City Council voted to increase water rates by 25.95% over the next five years. This is on top of the 85% increase that has occurred since 2008. Water is getting more expensive and it’s obvious we can’t afford to waste it anymore. With that said, our team of expert plumbers in Covington, KY would like to talk about some water-saving strategies that could help save you money even with this news.

From high-efficiency appliances to best practices, there are a lot of ways homeowners in our area can limit their water usage without it making much of an impact on their day-to-day lives.

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New Kitchen, New Plumbing Woes

Monday, April 19th, 2021

If you’ve been living in the same house for a long time, then you’re one of the lucky homeowners who doesn’t really have to see what goes into your kitchen plumbing system. For homeowners who have made any new renovations or who have performed work on their kitchen, they’ve quickly noticed that there are a lot of intricacies that go into kitchen plumbing.

Before you take a step towards trying to work on plumbing yourself, keep one thing in mind: expenses. Any problem that you cause in your kitchen plumbing because you didn’t call for a professional could cost hundreds or thousands of dollars to repair.

We’d like to talk about some of the unique kitchen needs our plumbing team can provide. Face it, when it comes to plumbers in Covington, KY, there’s no better team than ours!

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It’s Time to Take the Ten Minute Challenge!

Monday, March 15th, 2021

If you’re wondering what the heck this “ten-minute challenge” is, then boy do we have a surprise for you! This is a nifty test that can be fun for the whole family while you try and spot where the leaks are in your home. Homes on average waste 10,000 gallons of water every single year due to water leaks, which is why this might be a huge boon for your budget and the health of your plumbing system if done correctly.

So, in light of Fix a Leak Week, it’s time to take a big step towards water leak detection in Cincinnati, OH. We’ll tell you everything you need to know about the ten-minute leak detection challenge, and how you can make it more fun for your family.

Remember, it’s not all fun and games. This can save you a ton on your next water bill if you nip your pipe leaks in the bud today!

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Uh Oh, Burst Pipes!

Monday, February 1st, 2021

We understand that this phrase might give some homeowners a panic attack if they have experienced burst pipes before. They’re some of the most awful wintertime problems that can happen to a home, and they’re sometimes hard to avoid in our area.

As your go-to neighborhood plumber in Hamilton, OH, we’ve decided to tackle this issue head-on by telling you precisely how you could avoid having your pipes freeze and eventually burst. It’s not rocket science, but it does include a bit of problem-solving. So, we hope you’ll bear with us as we describe some useful tips on avoiding this kind of problem, treating your plumbing right, and making sure your home makes it safely through the winter.

Remember, if you’ve gotten to this blog post because you’re currently dealing with a burst or broken pipe, make sure you call us ASAP. We’ve got the team, the tools, and the expertise to help you right now.

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5 Reasons to Call Us for Plumbing Help in Fairfield

Monday, November 23rd, 2020

Our voice gets pretty redundant on this blog, we’ll admit. We talk about the necessity for professional service, the importance of our various niches of expertise, and sometimes even give you helpful advice when you’re in a pickle. Don’t get us wrong, we love talking about that stuff, and come a couple weeks from now we’ll mention those things as well. However, it’s time we talked about a topic many blog readers might need to hear: why we’re the team to choose.

The Ken Neyer Plumbing, Inc. team is well known throughout this area. From homeowners in Cincinnati to plumbers in Fairfield, OH, our name tends to be thrown around a lot by pros and laymen alike. So, the question stands, why would you choose us over the pro whom you already call a few times a year? What makes our service different, and what makes our expertise special?

Well, keep reading and we’ll get right to it!

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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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