Water Heater Repair NKY-Cincinnati | Thomas & Sons Plumbing

In the heart of winter there is nothing like a hot shower to warm you up for the start or end of your day.  Sadly, most of us have experienced the scenario where we’re ready to take a shower, we turn the water on and right before we step in we realize the water is frigid!  If you’re having troubles with your water not getting warm enough or even heating up at all, we can save the day.


Over time we have found that water heater problems are the number one reason people call plumbers, especially in the winter. At Thomas & Sons Plumbing we do our best to respond as soon as possible, so that you’re not forced to take a cold shower or no shower at all!  Our repairs are effective, and when issues are beyond the point of repair, we can replace nearly all makes and models of water heaters.  We’ll even help you through the replacement process and make recommendations based upon your particular situation and budget.  If you need to replace a certain element like the thermostat on your water heater fixed or replaced, we may be able to help with that too. 


How do we make all of this possible?  We have highly trained and experienced plumbers that have worked with water heaters and other plumbing issues time and time again. We can identify the problem with the existing water heater to repair it or recommend the right replacement, and even install it for you, no problem.  Although we can’t guarantee the life of every water heater, we are confident in our ability to resolve any water heater issue, or get you the water heater that will last you years without any trouble.  


With this cold weather, the last thing anyone wants is their shower to go cold on them! Hot water is important when washing your hands too, to protect against that nasty bug going around.


We understand that with options like gas, electric and even tankless water heaters that things can get confusing.  If you’re confused or have a question on options, costs, just contact us!  We’re happy to help and hope to speak with you soon.



Bathroom Plumbing-Leaks and Dripping

Have plumbing issues taken over your bathroom? Leaky faucets, broken pipes, a toilet that won’t stop running? At Thomas and Sons Plumbing we are knowledgeable in all areas of plumbing, including those in the bathroom.  


The first step to getting your problem resolved is to contact us by filling out a short form, or dialing us at (859) 428-0159.  From there, we will send one of our licensed plumbers out to your home, where they will evaluate the situation and figure out what is in need of replacement or fixing.


Leaky and dripping faucets and pipes are especially common in older bath tubs (claw foot tubs for example.)  The pipes that run up to the shower head can cause a link, and the pipes in which water flows out of may end up being a problem too.  We’ve also found that a lot of sinks drip.  Sometimes if you turn the knob(s) slightly one way it makes it stop.  However, this is not the proper way to resolve the issue!  These things need to be fixed for a variety of reasons.  Most importantly, it can be wasteful and costly.


Frequently asked question about leaks and drips include: Why? How?


Q: What causes leaky bathtubs and faucets?


A: There are numerous things that can cause leaks. For example, old and worn out washers, seals, old pipes and faucet nozzles are just a few. It could be one thing that causes a small drip the faucet or multiple things at once that can cause disastrous leaks.

Regardless of the problem, there is a great chance that we can fix it!  Based in Northern Kentucky, we’re able to service that entire area and Cincinnati as well.  We hope to talk to you soon!

Sink Drip

Clogged Drain Cleaning and Clearing

When you have a clogged drain you will slowly notice that the water will take a while to go down or it won’t go down at all.  In the shower it becomes annoying and might leave you feeling less clean.  At the sink it makes it more difficult to do dishes, and may be cause bacteria growth if it's left sitting.  When you have a clogged drain in need of cleaning or clearing, Thomas and Sons Plumbing can find the problem, and fix it!


Our services include drain clearing and cleaning that will help get your drain functioning like normal again. Drain clogging is common problem that naturally happens over time due to normal wear, and the accumulation of small particles.


Drain clearing is the process we use when we snake down a tool that will clear away the any particles that could be causing the clogging. The technique of the drain clearing is to clear up the drain and then we proceed with the process of cleaning the drain out so that it begins to work efficiently again.


Drain cleaning is a process of shooting pressurized water down your drain to push everything through. Prior to this process our plumber will examine the situation and make sure that drain cleaning is what needs to be done.  

A commonly associated problem with is a clogged garbage disposal.  Our plumbers are familiar with this issue too, and can repair your disposal.  It’s important to call a professional for this service because it can be dangerous.


Get your drains back to functioning how they should with the trusted plumber of Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati areas, Thomas & Sons.


Leaky Faucets | Thomas & Sons Plumbing

Leaky faucets can lead to major problems in a home.  The general problems we to be concerned with include mold and high water bills. It is important to make sure that you don’t have any leaks that could lead to unexpected problems in your bathrooms. Whether it’s an old faucet that’s losing its power or a brand new faucet that may have been installed improperly, we can fix it!


With our highly trained and experienced team at Thomas and Sons we can fix all major name brand faucets including delta, glacier, and kohler faucets! To fix the issue we first find the source of the problem, then go on to examine it, determining whether it’s fixable or if you need a whole new faucet.  If we can repair it, that’s great! If not, we can install a replacement faucet for you.


Our plumbers are prepared for any situation that may occur, and know each and every part that makes up a faucet. When we do our repairs we make sure that the problem won’t happen again, and this goes for all of our services.


Along with faucet repair we can fix toilets, clean or clear drains, and even remodel bathrooms.  If you need a plumber for anything, Thomas & Sons of Northern Kentucky is your best bet.  Please contact us if you have any questions or would like a quote!

Common Toilet Repairs | Thomas & Sons Plumbing

Some Common Toilet Repairs

Few people put a lot of thought into toilet repair, at least not until there is a problem. Many homeowners can benefit by understanding how their toilets work. The best way to do this is by observing the flushing process in action. Take the lid of your tank and flush a couple of times. You will see how the handle lifts a flapper valve, allowing the tank water to flow through the flush valve opening and into the bowl. This water forces the waste into the trap and down into the main drain. After the tank is empty, the flapper closes and the tank refills. A float ball shuts off the refill line at the proper level. By taking the extra time to understand the process, homeowners can better care for their toilets.

Replace the Flapper Valve

The most common toilet problem is an old or malfunctioning flapper valve. If the rubber is cracked or brittle, the valve will no longer seal properly. This can result in a toilet that never seems to shut off. It can also cause “pipe banging” at the end of the fill cycle. Replacing the flapper is easy. Simply give us a call and we can make this repair, often very quickly. Voila!

One Size Does Not Fit All

Standard toilets are a lot like economy cars. They may be a good general choice, but uncomfortable for larger people. Interestingly, many homeowners simply grow accustomed to their toilets, and do not realize they can make a change. We can help you select a larger toilet for your home and perform the installation. You will not believe the difference in comfort of a properly-sized toilet.

Professional Repairs

Most other toilet problems require professional assistance. These include:

·         Water dripping from the tank

·         A cracked toilet tank

·         Water gathering around the toilet base

·         Toilet will not flush

·         The toilet handle is loose or sticking

We Can Take Care of Your Toilets


Our experts at Thomas & Sons Plumbing stand ready to help you with your toilet repair needs. Contact us today for more information.

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Taking Good Care of Your Pipes

While you’re performing routine maintenance on your roof, HVAC system and car, you should give your pipes a little TLC while you’re at it. Thomas & Sons Plumbing will be there when you’re in need of an experienced and reputable plumber, and we also want to help you take care of your own pipes in the meantime.

Steer Clear of Chemical Drain-Clearing Products

The next time your drains are clogged, refrain from buying over-the-counter chemicals since they can eat away at any cast-iron drainpipes that you have. Something else to keep in mind is that chemical drain-clearing products don’t always get rid of the entire clog, which means that it might recur in the future, which forces you to use more of the harmful chemicals. It’s better that you either snake the drain yourself or hire a professional plumberto do the job for you.

Stay Unclogged

Whenever you have a clogged pipe, it causes unnecessary pressure on your wastepipes and cuts down on their lifespan. Keep your pipes unclogged by paying attention to what goes down your drain. You should also make sure that all of your drains have screens over them so that hair, food scraps and other clog-causing items don’t find their way into your pipes. You should never pour grease down the drain, even if it’s a little bit. Grease builds up and hardens when it cools, which is a sure way to clog your drain.

Release the Pressure

To keep your pipes from leaking unnecessarily, consider lowering your water pressure. High water pressure puts strain on your pipes and lowers the life of your plumbing system. Not only that, but all of that high pressure that you enjoy when you’re taking a shower is forcing your faucets, appliance valves and pipe joints to work harder than they actually have to. 


For more plumbing maintenance tips from a professional plumber, or if you’d like to see how well you’ve been taking care of your plumbing system, contact Thomas & Sons Plumbing.  

Plumbing Repair Services in the Tri-State | Thomas & Sons

We Are the Plumbers Who Do Practically Everything

Chances are that you put up with constant plumbing annoyances. Does your sink or toilet leak? Is your garbage disposal only working half-heartedly? Do you notice unpleasant sewer smells in your kitchen, bathrooms, or other rooms with drains? With all the rain we have been getting lately, have you noticed weather-induced slow draining or even backing up? It is time to call expert plumbers.

We Have Helped Others Like You

You do not need to continue putting up with your plumbing problems. Here at Thomas & Sons Plumbing, we have helped countless people in Northern Kentucky and the greater Cincinnati area. We are happy to handle any plumbing problem—big or small. We even go beyond what other plumbers do to take better care of your needs.

Recently in Northern Kentucky we have done a wide range of services, including:

·         Sump pump repairs and replacements

·         Toilet repairs

·         Sewer odor removal

·         Leaky faucet repairs

We have also been busy in Cincinnati, performing more services, including:

·         Assistance with backed up drains 

·         Plumbing line upgrades and replacements

·         Drain cleaning

·         Garbage disposal repairs and installations

Emergency Help

When you have an emergency plumbing issue, you should not have to wait for help. Severe plumbing problems can result in flooded rooms, out-of-commission bathrooms, and other major concerns. We understand that you need to get your problems resolved so you can get back to your life. Call us when you have a plumbing problem, and we will take care of it.

Additional Services

We pride ourselves in being plumbers who are committed to our customers. In addition to the services listed, we can help you with many other plumbing problems. We even repair water heaters and do everything involved in bathroom remodeling. Isn’t it time to address the plumbing annoyances you have been putting up with? Schedule a service appointment and, while you are at it, schedule a free consultation on the bathroom makeover of your dreams. Give us a call or send us an email today. 

Plumbing Services in NKY & Cincinnati | Thomas & Sons

Thomas and Sons offers such a wide range of plumbing services that you'd almost think we did it all.

...Wait a minute. We actually do do it all!

That's right, whether's it's a tiny pipe leak you have on your hands or a major catastrophe, we're here to help. Our plumbers are licensed and trained to stop that leak, to clean that drain, or to replace that old waste line. A complete list of all of our plumbing and repair services are listed below.

- Water heater repair: Why buy a new one when you could just have your current water heater repaired? Call us and we promise we'll get it fixed.

- Leaky faucet repair: Don't let dripping faucets and pipes get you down. Call Thomas & Sons - we can plug it up OR install a whole new faucet in your home.

- Correcting that nasty sewer smell: Sick of the disgusting sewer smell? We can correct it.

- Drain cleaning: clogged drains are more than just a nuisance, they can create a huge backup. Let us come in and unclog them and clean them out.

We offer so many services in the Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati areas that it'd be impossible to list them all. Give us a call and let us help.

Bathroom Remodeling Ideas 2 | Thomas & Sons

So you want to remodel your bathroom, but you need some ideas first. You need a starting point. If so, you've come to the right place! Bathrooms are great for remodeling because people can usually go all out and still be stay inside budget. It's a small space but it can make all the difference.

As we mentioned in our first blog, the first line of business when planning a remodel of your bathroom should focus on figuring out the color scheme or even the general theme that you have in mind. Sometimes, figuring out the color scheme will bring to mind the themes you'd like to envision (or the other way around).

Theme Ideas

  • Glammed Up Powder Room: This type of design would start with light, airy colors - such as swatches of pale pinks, light browns and pale yellows. When you think of a "powder room" you usually envision a beautiful mirror with big, glamorous lights (think stage lights), a large, pretty vanity, girly curtains and reflective surfaces. We'd also like to recommend wooden floors and enough spaces to put all of your toiletries and cosmetics.
  • Contemporary Bathroom: We know that "contemporary" can encapsulate almost anything. But that's the fun of it! Contemporary usually means modern, which usually leads to earth tones. Think clean and inviting. Consider doing tiles, simple designs for the sink and storage spaces, a shade of brown for the walls, and modern lighting. A few vased flowers or plants wouldn't hurt, either!
  • Romantic Bathroom: When we think "romantic" we think red, white and black. We think hearts and roses. We also think "huge jacuzzi!" And why not? If your budget allows it, we definitely recommend it. A jacuzzi can raise your homes' value and can be the perfect way to relax and unwind after a long day of work. Be sure to include a luxurious mirror and vanity in your romantic bathroom, as well as a lot of candles.

Plumbing Services in Cincinnati & NKY | Thomas & Sons

If you're in need of an emergency plumber, please call us ASAP at (859) 428-0159. We will come immediately.

If you're not sure if this is an emergency situation or not, consider the following:

  • If water is flooding or leaking, call a plumber right away, period! It is not worth the damage it will cause to your home to try and fix it yourself.
  • If a toilet/shower/sink/pipe is overflowing and you're not sure how to clean it up efficiently (or don't have the materials to) and you don't know how to fix it, call a plumber.
  • If something seems like an emergency, it probably is.

Emergency plumbing tips

  • Turn off the water valve. Always know where the emergency water shut-off valve is. This will cut the water line completely in case of leaks or flooding.
  • Turn off the water heater in all emergency plumbing situations. Turn the switch to the "pilot" position.
  • Turn the isolation valve from its source. Stop the flow of water ASAP.
  • Use duct tape as a temporary sealant for the crack until a plumber arrives.