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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If you live in an older home, you may have an aging sewer line made of outdated material.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 Here are some of the outdated sewer line materials found in homes built pre-1970:

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Trenchless Technology: A Short History

Monday, April 2nd, 2018

Backhoe-bucket-with-pile-of-rocksAt Ken Neyer, we use the best available tools for all the plumbing jobs we take on. Staying up to date with the latest in technology is one of the ways we deliver the best quality work to all of our clients. If we take on a job requiring repairing or putting in a new sewer or water main, we won’t use the old excavation methods that take up time and make a mess out of the property. Instead, we’ll use trenchless technology, which allows us to laterally bore through the ground to re-line a broken pipe or fit a new pipe into place.

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How Trenchless Pipe Lining Makes It Easier to Fix Sewer Lines

Monday, February 19th, 2018

pipe-decaySewer lines, whether they serve residential or commercial buildings, are one of the essential parts of a plumbing system. A broken sewer line leads to unsanitary conditions (this is especially a problem for a commercial building, which could be in violation of health codes) and the sewer line failing entirely—and that can bring your life to a standstill.

You must have professional plumbers to fix a leaky or broken sewer line, and you’ll need them on the job as soon as possible. A plumbing contractor can use excavation techniques to reach the damaged sewer line. This is the standard method of fixing or replacing a sewer line—but it’s time-consuming and disruptive, digging up landscaping and hardscaping and generally making a mess of property.

But there’s a better repair method, which is trenchless sewer pipe lining.

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Signs You Need Trenchless Sewer Line Repair

Monday, January 22nd, 2018

pipe-decayThe sewer line is a part of your house that you never want to deal with. In fact, you probably don’t think about it much at all: it does its job out of sight and out of mind.

But like any pipe, a sewer line wears down and can suffer damage leading to blockages and leaks. There are a number of ways for plumbers to address sewer line trouble. Using digging equipment to reach the buried pipe is a common technique—but it’s no longer the only way. Lateral tools, such as trenchless technology, allow a plumber to fix sewer lines with little or no digging: patching up leaks, breaking through tree root infiltration, and even complete sewer line replacement.

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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
digging-trench-for-pipe

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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