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

A Neglected Water Heater Vs. a Maintained Water Heater

Monday, November 21st, 2022

This blog is going to serve as a bit of a comparison. We know that it’s hard to find a water heater that’s been completely neglected, since most people at least invest in maintenance or repairs once or twice in the system’s lifespan. But there’s a big difference between a water heater that’s been maintained on a regular, yearly basis and one that hasn’t.

Unfortunately, we see it pretty often that a water heater provides valuable hot water day in and day out, but eventually breaks down to the surprise of a whole family. What gives?

Well, water heaters can exhibit some problems before giving out, but many of those are related to the fact that water heater maintenance in Covington, KY is one of the most important services that can be done to stop it from leaking, breaking, running inefficiently, or corroding. Let’s talk about how you can help your water heater today.

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Does Hydro Jetting Really Work?

Monday, September 12th, 2022

This is a question we see posted online a lot, and one that we even get from our customers. Just using a water jet to clean a drain sounds too good to be true, and with the number of scams we deal with on a daily basis, it makes sense that smart customers would be skeptical.

Well, there are many ways to think about hydro jetting. You could think about the cost-savings as opposed to investing in a different kind of drain cleaning service. Or, you could think about the science, which is what this blog post is mainly going to focus on. Scientifically speaking, hydro jetting systems are one of the most effective ways of removing clogging material from a drain system. We’re not kidding, they’re really that effective.

But in order for us to explain our hydro jetting in Hamilton, OH, we need to talk about water, pressure, clogging materials, and explore some of the reasons why this might feel too good to be true!

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Gas Lines: Liability, Longevity, and Luxury

Monday, August 15th, 2022

We like to call these the “three L’s of gas lines,” since they’re usually the most important topics to cover when going over the installation, repair, or even maintenance of residential gas lines in Hamilton, OH. It doesn’t matter if your home already has gas lines, or if you’ve been thinking about getting one installed recently, we urge all homeowners to do their research before investing in such an expensive or complicated system.

This blog post is going to cover some important aspects of gas lines, from avoiding liability when something goes wrong, to improving the longevity of the lines themselves. You’re always better off trusting a pro for this work, and there’s an argument to be made for just exiting out of this window and calling our team right not to speak with a professional plumber.

For everyone else still here, keep reading to learn more about your home’s gas lines and how you can get them set up properly.

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Turn Away Those Chemical Drain Cleaners

Monday, June 20th, 2022

It’s been a while since we’ve done our PSA on chemical drain cleaners, so we figured we’d update our blog readers on new findings and some reminders about why these chemicals are so bad for your plumbing system. After all, they’re still being purchased at grocery stores all throughout our area, so someone must think they’re a good idea.

If you’ve got a clogged drain in Hamilton, OH, it can sometimes come up at the most inopportune moment. You might be stressed from a day at work, or you might need to go to a school event for one of your kids and you just don’t have time to plunge a drain for an hour. Chemicals seem like a simple solution to rid the problem overnight while you do other things, right?

Well, not exactly. Chemical drain cleaners often do more harm than good, as we’ll get into down below.

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Add a Mesh Screen to Your Plumbing Arsenal

Monday, May 23rd, 2022

A lot of plumbing work has to do with having the right tool for the job. Not every sink is going to be the right fit for a plunger or a drain snake when a clog has formed, but there’s one tool that’s pretty much universal in the way it fits and the job it does. We’re talking about the mesh screen, or drain screen, and this tool is one that we implore every customer in our area to start using.

The summer is almost here, which means our gardens are starting to fill up with fresh yummy produce that’s going to make for an amazing afternoon snack. Unfortunately, if even just a few of those peels or skins fall into your drain, you might end up needing professional drain cleaning in Hamilton, OH. With the help of a mesh screen, however, you can wash your produce easily and simply without a care in the world knowing that your drain is protected.

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PVC Is a Great Option for Water Lines

Monday, February 28th, 2022

One thing that plumbers throughout the country can all agree on is that PVC works exceptionally well. While homeowners might not like the aesthetics of PVC as much as galvanized steel or copper, they quickly change their minds when they see the long-term effects and the price tag. The truth is that PVC is becoming more popular and apparent in homes throughout the country, and our area is no exception!

Today, we’d like to inform our readers about this material in regards to site utilities in Hamilton, OH. Regardless of whether you’re getting new excavation done for new pipelines, or you’re just replacing your old water line pipes, PVC is an excellent option that can help transfer clean water into your home.

Let’s talk about why PVC is becoming more common in homes and what exactly you get when you pay for this kind of pipe installation.

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3 Tips for Commercial Plumbing Success

Monday, November 8th, 2021

There are three types of commercial plumbing systems that we see. The first is one in complete disrepair that obviously needs professional help. The second commercial plumbing system we see is one that might still “work,” but it’s not working efficiently and it’s causing problems fairly often. The third commercial plumbing system we see are the ones that are maintained regularly and in great shape.

This is what we mean when we say “plumbing success.” We’re talking about ways to reach the third level of commercial plumbing and stave off expensive issues in the future. Your site utilities in Hamilton, OH, like access to water, shouldn’t be giving you an immense amount of trouble.

We’ve listed three tips down below about how you can join the third group of building owners we mentioned and achieve commercial plumbing success!

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What Exactly Is PVC?

Monday, October 11th, 2021

We know that a lot of homeowners haven’t had to deal with repiping or other plumbing issues aside from clogs in a while. We might be your go-to team to perform drain cleaning for your clogged drain in Cincinnati, but we’re a lot more than just a local drain cleaning company!

If your home has old pipes that need to be replaced, or pipes that keep getting clogged and aren’t constructed from the right material, then we can help. Our experienced team of plumbers has been repiping and retrofitting plumbing systems for decades, so we know what we’re talking about.

Today, we’d like to focus on one of the most well-known, affordable, and effective plumbing materials in the world—PVC. We’ll talk about why you’ve got PVC under your kitchen sink, what makes it worth investing in, and if it’s the right plumbing material for your home.

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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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