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

What Is Your Sewer Line Made Of?

Tuesday, May 8th, 2018

sewer-line-repairThe sewer line that runs from your home’s drainage system and then out to the municipal sewer line in the center of the street is one of the essential components of your home—not just its plumbing system. You can’t have a hygienic or pleasant home if the sewer line is blocked or damaged.

If you live in an older home, you may have an aging sewer line made of outdated material. The older your house, the more likely you have a sewer line that needs to be replaced. Here are some of the outdated sewer line materials found in homes built pre-1970:

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Why Would I Need “Pipe Bursting” Technology for Plumbing?

Monday, December 25th, 2017

broken-sewer-pipeWe know the words “burst pipe” is a scary one for a homeowner, especially in winter when freezing temperatures can lead to pipes bursting. You’ll need an emergency plumber in Cincinnati, OH to take care of a problem with either frozen pipes or burst pipes. You can depend on us 24/7 for service to deal with this.

However, ­­­pipe bursting is a different story. It’s plumbing work done to replace an old, broken sewer line. It can be an emergency job, since a broken sewer line is something that has to be taken care of immediately. But it can also be done as a precaution for a house with older piping and a sewer line made from outdated material: cast iron, galvanized steel, or clay. We recommend replacing your sewer line if you have a house built before 1970.

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The Benefits of Trenchless Technology for Your Commercial Plumbing

Monday, October 16th, 2017
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Here’s what trenchless technology can help you avoid.

You may have heard of trenchless technology before, but weren’t certain exactly what the term meant, or if it had any particular application for your business. Trenchless technology is a type of lateral boring technique that was originally developed in the 1930s to help with coal mining.

Soon after, the technology was put to use in the fields of civic plumbing and engineering, allowing for the laying of new pipeline, telephone wires, and electric conduits without the disruption of streets, sidewalks, and other infrastructure. Eventually, trenchless technology became available for both commercial and residential plumbing, making it easier to repair and replace buried pipelines as a substitute for conventional digging techniques.

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Other Sewer Line Problems to Watch For

Monday, August 21st, 2017

sewer-line-rootsLast week we wrote about backups in sewer lines, which are potentially a huge problem in a home. We looks at trouble from aging sewer line material, issues that can occur in the municipal sewage system that can end up creating a backup, and the common tree-root infiltration trouble.

This week we’d like to take another look at the sewer line and some of the other problems it can experience at the end of the summer. We hope you don’t have any emergency issues with your sewer line in Cincinnati, OH at this time of year, but you can always depend on our professionals for the help you need should trouble arise. We have 24-hour service for these emergency periods.

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Why Sewer Line Backups Might Affect Your Home

Monday, August 7th, 2017

hydro-jetting-cleaning-pipe-diagramNo problem in a home’s plumbing is “pleasant.” But it’s not an exaggeration to say that a backed-up sewer line is among the most “unpleasant” problems for a household. We sincerely hope you never have to deal with a plumbing issue this severe—but we’re also glad to be the ones to help you out with drain and sewer service in Cleves, OH should it ever happen to you.

There is no single reason why a sewer line will start to backup. Leave it to our plumbers to locate the source of the problem and then find out what we can do to remedy it. This may involve sewer cleaning or it might require using trenchless technology to replace the sewer line. Below are a few of the more common causes of residential sewer line backups:

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Is Trenchless Technology Standard for Home Plumbing Now?

Monday, June 12th, 2017

plumbing-toolsWe take pride in keeping current with the best plumbing technology available today, both to serve residential and commercial plumbing in Cleves, OH and throughout the Greater Cincinnati and surrounding Tri-State areas. One of the essential pieces of technology we use on a regular basis is trenchless technology. Using these tools, we can take care of sewer line repairs and sewer line replacements in a fraction of the time compared to standard digging methods. We put it to use both for homes and businesses, including large-scale projects. There’s no better way to handle sewer and water line work than to go with trenchless tech.

But does this set us apart from other plumbing contractors? If trenchless technology is so wonderful, isn’t it the norm for homes in need of sewer lines replacement and sewer line repair?

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Sewer Line Problems: How to Tell You Need Professional Plumbers

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

question-mark-badgeIf you live in a house with a connection to the municipal sewer system (which is the majority of homes in the Cincinnati Area, but certainly not all) then the sewer line that runs from the house and out to the city pipeline in the street is your responsibility. If this line should suffer from damage, become blocked, or corrode, it’s up to you to call for professional plumbers to locate the issues and fix them. It’s a big job—but if it doesn’t get done, the consequences for your home will be unpleasantly high.

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Am I or the City Responsible for the Sewer Line from My Home?

Monday, February 13th, 2017

This is a question that homeowners often ask when it comes to taking care of the sewer pipe that carries away waste from their drains and out to the municipal sewer system. If something goes wrong with this pipe, such as a break or blockage, is it the responsibility of the utility company or the homeowner to have the pipe repaired or replaced?

The answer is: the homeowner. From the point where the sewer line exits the home to where it crosses under the property line is the responsibility of the homeowner. However, this isn’t as huge a burden as it sounds.

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Some Reasons Your Sewer May Backup

Monday, July 4th, 2016

Few plumbing emergencies are more urgent than when the sewer line backs up, which can cause wastewater to enter a home and all the drains to clog up. If this occurs in your house, you must call on plumbing professionals with experience and the most advanced tools available. Our plumbers will find out what has caused the sewer line trouble in your home and have the problem fixed correctly—so that it stays fixed.

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Ways to Tell You Need Sewer Line Services

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

The sewer line connects the drains in your house to the municipal sewer system that runs down the center of the street. It’s probably not a part of your plumbing system that you think about often—most of the time for good reason. But if something goes wrong with this line, such as a breach or blockage, it’s your responsibility to have it serviced, not the utility company.

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