The Sunny Plumber Phoenix Blog

What Causes Sewer Line Damages?

September 9th, 2019

logoThere are some basic amenities we expect as modern homeowners. While something like a garbage disposal is more of a “nice to have” than a “need to have” in a residential plumbing system, a sewer line is definitely something that falls into the need category. With that in mind, we have the unfortunate responsibility of telling you that there is a good chance you’ll wind up with a damaged sewer line at some point.

Now, this doesn’t mean that everyone will run into such problems, but it’s more common than you may hope or realize. If you’re serious about protecting your sewer line and your property as best you can, then you need to understand why you might run into problems with your sewer line in Phoenix, AZ, in the first place. Fortunately for you, our Sunny Plumbers have answers! Keep this information in mind, and contact us if you have any plumbing-related concerns at all.

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When Leaks Develop, Will You Realize?

August 26th, 2019

plumberIf your electrical system is not functioning properly and your lights are flickering or your appliances keep shutting down prematurely, it’s pretty obvious that there’s a problem. Now, make no mistake—there are definitely water leaks that are similarly obvious. If your main water line connection goes south and there is water rising in your lowest level, that’s something you’ll probably recognize. The real problem here is that not all plumbing system leaks are so obvious. In fact, most aren’t.

So what’s a homeowner to do? Nervously stare at their walls and floors every time they shower or run the washing machine, hoping that there isn’t water leaking out of hidden pipes somewhere that is causing problems unknown to them? Of course not! Don’t let your plumbing instill fear—let our plumbers instill confidence! In today’s post, our Sunny Plumbers are going to share with you some warning signs that can tip you off to potential leaks in your home.

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How’s Your Anode Rod Doing?

August 12th, 2019

sunny-plumbersWait, you don’t know what your anode rod is? That’s okay—not many homeowners do, and The Sunny Plumber is here to clear things up.

The anode rod is just one component of possibly the most important appliance in your home—your water heater! The water heater is a true workhorse. It provides you with the hot water you need to bathe, wash dishes, do laundry, clean, and so much more. If you’re using a storage tank water heater, then you are using an anode rod.

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Let Our Plumbers Inspect Your Pipes!

July 29th, 2019

sunny-plumber-vanYou don’t have to be a professional plumber, let alone a plumber of the caliber of our Sunny Plumbers, to know that the pipes in your plumbing system are the backbone of that entire system. What you do need to be a professional plumber—and hopefully of the Sunny Plumber caliber—to realize is just how to inspect those pipes to ensure that they are in great shape and functioning properly. That’s why we offer video pipe inspection in Scottsdale.

In today’s post we are going to share with you some details about video pipe inspection, one of our most cutting edge service offerings. Gone are the days of intrusive pipe examinations that could leave your property a lot worse for wear. When you schedule a pipe inspection with our team, a thorough job is done with as minimal impact to your property as possible. So read on, and be sure to reach out our Sunny Plumbers with any concerns.

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Are You Ready to Replace Your Water Heater?

July 15th, 2019

logoIf you’re anything like most homeowners, and your water current water heater is not currently pouring hot water all over the floor, then your answer to the question posed in the title was probably something like “Nah, I’m good.” Are you really, though? As is the case with any mechanical system, you don’t really want to wait for your water heater to give out on you entirely before you replace it. It’s much better to get a new system in place before that happens.

All of this begs the question, then, of when exactly you should be replacing your water heater in Maricopa, AZ. We’ll explore that further in the following post. First, let us gently remind you that a water heater replacement is not the type of job that you can handle on your own, nor should you entrust it to just anyone with a tool bag. Hire trained, professional plumbers—the sunnier, the better, we always say!

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When to Call a Professional Plumber

July 1st, 2019

sunny-plumbersAre you a DIY enthusiast? Good for you! There are a lot of jobs around the house that a bit of research and some good old fashioned elbow grease can handle. The most successful DIY-ers, however, are those that work within their limits. Simply put, you’re not qualified to handle everything in your house. Heck, neither are we. Of course, when plumbing issues come up, we can handle those ourselves. Why?

Because we’re professional plumbers, of course!

If you’re not a professional plumber, then one of those limitations we mentioned above is certainly related to your plumbing system. There are obviously some plumbing tasks that you can handle on your own. Professional or not, you don’t need us to come and try to plunge your toilet. However, too many homeowners feel comfortable fiddling with their plumbing systems in ways that they wouldn’t with, say, their electrical systems. So today we’re taking a look at times when you should call a professional plumber in Phoenix, AZ.

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Stop! That Might Clog a Drain!

June 17th, 2019

plumberWhen it comes to choosing a plumber in Phoenix, you obviously want to ensure that you’re working with a skilled professional who will resolve any problems that you encounter entirely. If you ask us, however, one of the differences between a good plumber and a great plumber is helping homeowners to understand how they can avoid problems in the first place. And if there’s one thing you should know about our Sunny Plumbers, is that greatness is a prerequisite!

That is why we want to share some helpful tips with you about how you can avoid clogged drains in your home. Is there any way in which to guarantee that you’ll never run into problems with your plumbing system? No. Frankly, that’s impossible. If anyone tells you that they have such a secret, find a new plumber. Will keeping these tips in mind help you to avoid problems with clogs as much as possible? You bet! So read on.

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Common Plumbing Issues (And Why You Can’t Ignore Them!)

June 3rd, 2019

sunny-plumber-vanThere is a misconception that is far too prevalent among homeowners that common problems are not serious problems, as if their common nature means they cannot cause serious issues. This is flawed thinking, if you ask us. After all, the common cold is, well, common—but it can also prove to be quite debilitating! Today we’ll take a look at some common plumbing problems that you may encounter, and the reasons why you cannot afford to deprioritize them.

Keep in mind that these common problems also don’t mean that they have easy fixes. In almost every scenario, hiring a professional plumber in Phoenix, AZ, is necessary to have a plumbing issue resolved successfully. “Good enough” shouldn’t be in your vocabulary when it comes to your plumbing system and the overall quality of its operation. So read on, reach out with any questions that you may have, and remember that our Sunny Plumbers are never more than a phone call away.

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3 Reasons for Heating Water the Tankless Way

May 20th, 2019

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Options. We love’em. Nobody wants to be told that there is only one right way of doing something, and this extends to something as basic as heating water for use throughout your home. If you are serious about heating water the way that most benefits you, then you need to choose the right water heater in Queen Creek for your individual needs and user preferences.  More and more, this is leading homeowners to choose tankless water heaters.

There was a time, and not really that long ago, when the tank water heater and water heaters in general were more or less synonymous. Today, however, homeowners are savvier and are willing to do more research and ask more questions before choosing the type of water heater that they’ll use in their homes. If you’re currently thinking about your next step toward a water heater installation or replacement, keep these benefits of tankless systems in mind.

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Why Use Natural Gas in My Home?

May 6th, 2019

sunny-plumbersEvery now and then we like to remind homeowners why it is so important to use natural gas safely in their homes, and why all natural gas piping services in Phoenix, AZ, must be handled by skilled, trained professionals.

In today’s post, however, we want to cover why it is that you might choose to use natural gas in your home, period! Natural gas is an incredible resource, and not just in those areas where the frigid winter temperatures demand regular, consistent heating—a concern that we really don’t have around here.

Before we get into that, of course, we do want to remind you one last time—if you didn’t click that link above to read our previous post—that natural gas can be dangerous if it is not distributed throughout your home and used properly. You won’t have to worry about that when you work with a Sunny Plumber, though. We employ some of the most skilled professionals in the industry, and we’re happy to help you enjoy all of the benefits that natural gas has to offer.

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