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Is My Water Pressure Too High?

Posted by Ken Flournoy on Jan 4, 2017 8:00:00 AM

We know low water pressure is an issue, but have you ever thought of high water pressure being a problem with your plumbing? This can actually lead to some serious issues that could affect all the plumbing appliances in your home.

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Topics: Plumbing, Water

Have You Heard of Anti-Scald?

Posted by Ken Flournoy on Nov 2, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Scalding hot water coming out of shower heads is a common complaint we get here at Ken's. If you're a parent of a small child, you know it's the kind of hot where you forget (only once) that your kid doesn't know to check the temperature before stepping into the tub until you hear the screams down the hallway. It's a kind of hot that makes your pets stay away from their bath schedules, too.

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Topics: Plumbing

10 Plumbing Myths that Cost You Money

Posted by Ken Flournoy on Sep 21, 2016 8:00:00 AM

While owning a home can bring the greatest joy and be a source of great pride, there are always a number of unanticipated problems that arise. Inevitably you are eventually going to have plumbing, electrical, heating and air, or other major home systems that develop issues, and it can be hard to know what to believe with so many so-called "experts" out there giving conflicting information. Today, we want to walk you through a list of myths that you may hear over time in order to keep your home well maintained and your wallet in your pocket.

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Topics: Plumbing

4 Problems Caused By Drano

Posted by Ken Flournoy on Sep 14, 2016 8:00:00 AM

When we seem to have issues with our drains, we always reach for the Drano. We think it's the perfect, most affordable solution and will easily reduce any drain clogging. It might be harsh to read, especially if you just finished screwing the cap back on your bottle, but throw the container out! You heard us — throw it out, and let us discuss a few problems caused by the popular product that you may not have known about:

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Topics: Plumbing

4 Plumbing Tips for Pet Owners

Posted by Ken Flournoy on Sep 7, 2016 8:00:00 AM

No matter what animal is your favorite, we can all agree there’s a certain level of happiness only a pet can give us when we can cuddle up to our Burmese cat or our Boykin Spaniel. While pets are those perfect companions that find their way into our hearts...they usually find their way into our plumbing, too. If you are a pet owner, we want to walk you through four precautions you might want to take in order to keep your plumbing up to par and your furry friend out of trouble!

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Topics: Plumbing

Putting off Plumbing Repairs Costs More in the Long Run

Posted by Ken Flournoy on Aug 17, 2016 8:00:00 AM


Many households end up putting plumbing problems on the back burner when it comes to calling in a professional to help. Either other expenses come up and eat away at money saved to help take care of that plumbing bill or they just can't afford to take time off work to let the plumber in the house.

By getting caught up in every day responsibilities, it's easy to believe other chores take precedence over a leaky faucet. However, if you continue to neglect "small" repairs, you may find yourself looking at a much larger and costlier repair in the future.

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Topics: Plumbing Hacks, Plumbing

Landscaping Choices That are Bad News for Your Plumbing

Posted by Ken Flournoy on Aug 10, 2016 8:00:00 AM

We bet you didn't know that the plants you choose to landscape your yard with could have an affect on your plumbing, but they definitely can! Now, we aren't saying planting marigolds around your mailbox is going to cause your water heater to quit on you, but some larger plants like trees and bushes can actually affect how your toilets, sinks, and showers drain.

To help you avoid problems down the road, here's a list of trees, bushes, and plants that you should keep out of your yard (no matter how pretty they'd look):

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Topics: Plumbing

Buying a New Home? Check the Plumbing First!

Posted by Ken Flournoy on Aug 3, 2016 8:00:00 AM

You've finally found your dream home! Not only is it beautiful inside and out and the perfect size for your family, it's also close to your work, it's in a great school district, and there are plenty of children in the neighborhood for your kids to play with!

But before you finalize the sale, do yourself a favor and check the plumbing throughout the house to know for sure whether this great house is too good to be true. To help you out, we created this plumbing checklist so you'll know exactly what to look for:

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Topics: Plumbing

8 Plumbing Things You Need to Know

Posted by Ken Flournoy on Jul 27, 2016 8:00:00 AM

You learn a lot in the course of your lifetime, and, of course, some of the facts and information you pick up along the way are more important than others. For example, we're sure you learned the Pythagorean Theorem at some point, which was useful only to pass the test you had on it. Meanwhile, you likely never learned about maintaining your pumbing, which is useful from the very moment you move out on your own through the rest of your life.

We're here to help you close the knowledge gap and learn some useful plumbing information that can help you identify small problems before they become huge disasters, and maybe even help you stop an occurring disaster before it can go from bad to worse!

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Topics: Plumbing

It's Time to Upgrade to High-Efficiency Plumbing

Posted by Ken Flournoy on Jul 20, 2016 8:00:00 AM

If your home was built before the 1990s and you're still using the plumbing that was built into the house, it's safe to say you're wasting both time and money. You need to install WaterSense labeled products which will allow you to save dozens of gallons of water per year, which means you can save hundreds of dollars, too!

If you've made a conscious effort to turn off lights in rooms you're not in, set your thermostat to more efficient temperatures, and do larger loads of laundry, it's time for you to make high-efficiency plumbing a part of your eco-friendly lifestyle as well. Discover the difference it can make:

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Topics: Plumbing