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

Could You Use a Backflow Preventer?

Monday, September 30th, 2019

We know, some of this might sound like mumbo-jumbo, but trust us when we say that it might be exactly what your home needs. If you’re constantly dealing with contaminated drinking water in your home, due to gravity, pressure changes, or unfortunate circumstances, you might want to keep reading.

A backflow preventer is a tool that is pretty much universally used by any plumber in Erlanger, KY because of its incredibly narrow yet helpful purpose. Its job is simple, it stops your dirty, waste-water from flowing backward and contaminating your clean drinking water. That’s basically it. Except even when people don’t think they need a backflow preventer, a break in the main water line or the use of a fire hydrant nearby can suddenly decrease the pressure in your pipes, allowing water to then flow back into the city water lines.

This can be a disaster. Today, we’re going to help you avoid that disaster.

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The Most Common Types of Household Plumbing Leaks

Monday, June 24th, 2019

faucet-drippingNobody wants leaking pipes, fixtures, or appliances in their home. Unfortunately, leaks are often what they get—they are among the most common of plumbing problems. The good news is that professional plumbers know the best way to track down leaks, wherever they are, and repair them.

As soon as you believe you need plumbing repairs in Cincinnati, OH to fix leaks, call the team at Ken Neyer. We will take care of detecting and locating the leaks and then fixing them quickly to stop water damage.

To help you better understand household plumbing leaks, we’ve put together a list of the more common sources of leaking in homes:

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How to Avoid Frozen Plumbing Pipes

Monday, February 18th, 2019

icicles-frozen-pipeWinter brings many threats to a home, and one of the worst is frozen pipes. A frozen pipe not only stops the flow of water, but it also puts the pipe in danger of bursting. Trying to thaw out a pipe often speeds up the bursting, since it increases pressure in the pipe to the point of a lateral burst.

Whenever you have a frozen pipe in your home, please call for a plumber in Erlanger, KY to deal with the problem. Our plumbers at Ken Neyer are experienced in dealing with this problem and preventing pipe bursting troubles.

But we’d also like you to help avoid frozen pipes in the first place! Here are some methods you can put to work to make pipe freeze less likely.

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Plumbing Facts: “Plumbing” Comes from Latin for “Lead”

Monday, October 1st, 2018

plumbing-itemsIt’s October, a festive fall month, so we’ve decided to have a bit of fun and go into some of the more interesting facts about plumbing. Some of these are fun to know, but others can be useful. If, at the end of the list, you realize you need the services of a professional plumber in Covington, KY, simply call us. We have 24-hour emergency service for when you have a plumbing trouble that can’t wait!

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The 5 Most Common Do-It-Yourself Plumbing Mistakes

Monday, September 17th, 2018

leak-under-sinkYou have a plumbing problem in your home that needs to be fixed. Or perhaps you’re planning on making an upgrade to the current plumbing, such as putting in a new fixture. (That old sink and faucet in the master bathroom looks tired, time to spruce it up.)

However, before you leap onto the job and become a DIY hero, take some time to look at 5 of the most common mistakes a do-it-yourselfer plumber can make.

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The Most Common Kitchen Sink Plumbing Problems

Monday, June 11th, 2018

kitchen-faucet-pouring-water“Everything but the kitchen sink.” This is a phrase meaning “anything and everything.” Of course, as professional plumbers, we feel that the phrase should be, “The kitchen sink and everything else.” That’s because kitchen sinks are a major part of the work we do.

Today, we’re going to look at some of the more common problems a kitchen sink can have. If you encounter one of these troubles in your kitchen, you don’t have to look far for the plumbing services in Fairfield, OH that will fix it: you can reach our plumbers any time of the day or night!

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Call an Emergency Plumber If This Happens

Monday, April 16th, 2018

leaking-pipeA good plumber is available to help you with a wide range of scheduled plumbing jobs, such as doing leak detection to find hidden leaks, regularly cleaning drains, installing new fixtures, and replacing old pipes. A great plumber is also ready to help you out in an emergency with 24-hour assistance. There are plenty of ways household plumbing can go wrong, and below are situations where we recommend you get on the phone immediately for an emergency plumber.

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Here’s the Biggest Myth About Plumbing

Tuesday, March 13th, 2018

wrenchesThere are so many misunderstandings about how plumbing works and how to fix problems with it that we could probably base our whole blog just on writing about them. These myths range from understandable confusions to the downright odd. Here’s some quick debunking of a few:

  • No, animals cannot swim upstream into your plumbing and out through the toilets.
  • Chemical drain cleaners are not an acceptable solution to getting rid of clogs. They can actually damage the drainpipes.
  • The kitchen disposal can’t chop up everything you put down it. Many food items and all non-organic waste need to be kept out.
  • Speaking of disposals, you can’t “sharpen the blades” of a disposal by pouring ice cubes into the hopper. Disposals don’t even use sharp blades!
  • Minor dripping faucets are a big deal: the cumulative water waste is enormous.

But we would like to focus on the biggest myth about plumbing, one that’s incredibly harmful: Most plumbing jobs are easy to fix and can be done DIY.

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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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Let’s Talk Drain Clog Prevention: Hair Clogs

Tuesday, January 16th, 2018

drain-with-chain-plugIn our last post, we surveyed common reasons for drains clogs in your house. First on our list was hair. Tangles of hair are the biggest cause for the drains in your bathrooms to turn slow or stop draining completely. Because hair clogs are tough the eliminate using household methods like a plunger or a hand-cranked drain snake, often you’ll need to contact a plumber in Cleves, OH for professional drain cleaning.

As much as we’d love to have your business for drain cleaning, we’d also like to help you stop drain cleaning troubles in the first place. Here’s some advice on how you can stop hair clogs from happening.

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