Category: Plumbing

4 Common Reasons for Clogged Drains

Absolutely nobody likes dealing with a clogged drain. It doesn’t matter if you’re talking toilets, sinks, showers, or heaven forbid the sewer drain line. Removing them is annoying, and can even be expensive if you have to lean on a local plumber to get it handled.

So what’s better than having to deal with a clog? Avoiding one, of course! And today the specialists at Schneller & Knochelmann Plumbing, Heating & Air are going to help you do just that by listing the top four causes of a clogged drain. Read More

Troubleshooting a Clogged Drain

A plumbing drain clog is one of those pervasive issues that every homeowner has to deal with at one time or another. They’re gross, they’re obnoxious, and sometimes the just won’t stop happening! Want to know how to diagnose your particular clog issue, and how to stop it from happening in the future? Then follow along with Schneller & Knochelmann Plumbing, Heating & Air to find out!

Need drain clog repair services, or drain cleaning in Cincinnati? Contact Schneller online today to set a date for your service!

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5 Reasons Your Toilet Won’t Flush & How to Fix It

A toilet that won’t flush is a true plumbing emergency, especially if your Cincinnati or Northern Kentucky home only has one toilet. But you should never feel inconvenienced in your own home, which is why the team at Schneller Air can help with our emergency plumbing services and repairs. However, sometimes a toilet that won’t flush is an easy fix—so we’ve compiled a few ways to troubleshoot this particular plumbing emergency on your own.

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Avoid Frozen Plumbing Problems This Year: How to Winterize Your Pipes

The colder months of winter in Cincinnati bring holidays, snow, and all sorts of cold-weather fun. But, if you’re not careful, that cold weather can also bring bursting pipes. Before the temperatures drop, make sure your home is prepared for the freezing temperatures that will soon come your way. One of the first steps you can take is to winterize the pipes in your home.

Pipe Insulation

Your pipes are vulnerable when temperatures drop below freezing. If you want to create a solid defense against frozen pipes, then pipe insulation is the answer. It’s not only your first line of defense, but your strongest. While most homeowners can do the work to insulate their pipes, it’s a good idea to call in your plumber for a final check before the weather turns. They’ll be able to spot any areas of concern, and help you protect your home.
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What is Hard Water and How Do You Know If You Have It?

Hard water is not dangerous or a health concern, but it is a nuisance. Hardness is caused by compounds of calcium and magnesium and a variety of other metals that are picked up and dissolved in water as it passes through soil and rock into the water supply. These dissolved minerals can be present in both municipal water supplies and well water.

Approximately 85% of homes in America have some degree of hard water. Without treatment, hard water can cost money and cause damage. Therefore, it’s important to know the signs of hard water before major problems develop.
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A Homeowner’s Guide to Avoiding a Clogged Drain Line Disaster

Most homeowners rarely think about their air conditioner until it quits blowing cool air on a hot summer day. Yet, as the experts at Schneller can tell you, even a functioning air conditioner requires some maintenance.

One of the most important components of your air conditioning unit is the drain line, which allows condensation to exit your home through an exterior pipe. Usually, everything runs smoothly, and you never notice anything more than a slow drip outside of your house. However, over time, dust and bacteria can slowly build up and create a clog that leads to costly damage if it is not caught in time.
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How to Spot the Gaps in a Home Warranty + What to Do About It

One confusing aspect of buying or selling a home is a home warranty. It’s intended to guarantee that the major systems, such as heating and cooling, plumbing, electrical systems, and roofing, in the home are in good working order.

If an appliance, or system, breaks down, new homeowners often believe that the warranty will cover the cost of repair or replacement. Sadly, this is not always the case due to restrictions and clauses within the warranty. However, a smart homeowner knows how to spot gaps in a home warranty, so they can better protect themselves.
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Save Your Lawn from Total Destruction: Trenchless Sewer Relining

sewer line repair lawn destructionWhat’s one of the worst home disasters that can befall your lawn? Sewer line problems and repair. When homeowners with a green thumb find out their sewer line has failed, it’s easy to understand their panic. Apart from the cost and hassle of having your lawn torn to pieces, it’s downright painful to see those hours of mowing, planting, weeding, and lawn work go down the drain.
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Is the Pressure Getting to Your House?

water-pressure-houseWe’ve all turned on the shower with too little water pressure – the water comes trickling out at a snail’s pace. Though in that moment, it seems like low water pressure is the worst, turns out that high water pressure is a much bigger problem for your home!

Schneller’s plumbers know firsthand what too much water pressure can do to a home. Find out what that extra pressure could mean for your pipes and your wallet.

 

Can You Have Too Much Water Pressure?

While we normally think about the annoyances of too little water pressure, your pressure can, in fact, be too high! If you notice consistently high water pressure coming from your faucets, you could be paying extra every month in utilities. Even worse, that added pressure could cause your pipes to leak and wear down your water-using appliances, such as your washer or hot water heater.

If you’re curious where your water pressure stands, you can pick up an inexpensive gauge at most home improvement stores. The recommended maximum pressure for homes is about 80 psi (pounds per square inch). Unfortunately, many homeowners find their pressure as high as 100 or even 150 psi.


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Why It’s Important to Make a Date With Your Plumber

plumber-visitOftentimes, plumbing is one of the parts of the home that gets forgotten – until there’s a problem. Out of sight, out of mind, right? Not so for Schneller & Knochelmann Plumbing, Heating & Air. We asked one of Schneller’s technicians to explain why you need to have a plumber, not only in your phonebook, but in your house before an emergency pops up.
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Should I Repair or Replace My Furnace?

The Homeowner’s Guide to Caring for Your Furnace If your heater is struggling against the Cincinnati chill, it may be time to repair or replace your furnace. Understanding your options forRead more