The Sunny Plumber Phoenix Blog

The Pros and Cons of the Tankless Water Heater

April 6th, 2020

sunny-plumber-vanIf you’ve visited our blog before—and we certainly hope that you’re taking advantage of this resource—you already know that we are big advocates of using tankless water heaters in Phoenix, AZ. Just to make things clear, however, we acknowledge that the tankless water heater is not the right system for every home or for every homeowner. It’s not that we’re an advocate for this single type of system. We an advocate for finding the right system for your needs!

With that in mind, we are going to explore some of the pros of tankless water heaters today. However, we’ll also be taking a look at some of the cons of these systems. And yes, even tankless water heaters, outstanding a resource as they may be, have them. After all, if there were one single water heater that was the right fit for every home, then there wouldn’t be so many options out there to choose from!

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Toilet Tips: Keep Things Flowing Smoothly!

March 23rd, 2020

plumberIf you were to do an inventory of your home, chances are that you wouldn’t find the toilet to be the most complex of items in it. The fact that your toilet serves a necessary function does make it one of the most important items in your home, though. And, while there is no way to guarantee that you’ll never run into trouble with your toilet, there are a few measures that you can take to help minimize any such problems.

And there are also some tips and tricks you should know if you notice problems with your toilet developing! Keep in mind that such problems may not always be as serious as they seem—and that they may not be what they seem at all. And, if they are as serious as you’d initially thought, don’t worry. We’re here to handle any plumbing repair services in Phoenix, AZ, that you may need. Don’t hesitate to call our team.

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When Should I Replace My Sewer Line?

March 9th, 2020

logoBefore we go any further into this post, let’s make one thing clear. If you’re asking when you should replace your sewer line, we assume that you mean when should you schedule a professional sewer line replacement in Phoenix, AZ. Because if you’re asking us when you should grab the shovel and the toolbox to replace your own sewer line, the answer is simple—never! This is a job for experienced, licensed plumbers only, so work with our team.

Remember, your sewer line is buried on your property. That means that you cannot give it a quick visual inspection the way that you might inspect exposed pipes in your home. What you can do, however, is learn to recognize signs of trouble with your sewer line, understand some basic facts about how it works, and contact us at the first sign of trouble. You’re not going to be going through sewer lines regularly, but there’s a good chance you’ll need to replace yours at some point.

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Should Drains Be Clogging This Frequently?

February 24th, 2020

sunny-plumbersIf you find yourself asking a question about the frequency of drain clogs in your home, then chances are that you have drains clogging up far too frequently. We’re certainly not going to tell you that you should never encounter clogs in your drains. That would be great, of course, but even the most conscientious of homeowners are going to run into drain clogs from time to time. It’s just the nature of the beast.

However, there is a major difference between the occasional drain clog and extremely frequent clogs. And, if you are concerned about frequent clogs and are nervous about major underlying causes, here is a bit of good news—you’re probably contributing to them yourself. We know that doesn’t sound like good news, but it actually means that you can probably start to limit such problems with a few changes of habit. Here are some tips for avoiding drain clogs in Phoenix

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How You Can Help Alert Plumbers to Leaks

February 10th, 2020

sunny-plumber-vanPlumbing leaks are the quintessential plumbing problem. When you’re distributing water throughout your home, and you’re removing wastewater from your home, you can count on a leak developing at some point. There are just too many pipes and too many connections to ever guarantee a 100% problem-free situation. The “good” news is that plumbing leaks seldom develop and grow without any warning signs at all.  Of course, the bad news is that too few homeowners recognize these warning signs and act on them.

Not all—in fact, very few—plumbers are on the same level as our Sunny Plumbers. Any plumber will tell you, however, that plumbing leaks are a time-sensitive issue. And even plumbers of our caliber are going to benefit from being alerted to such problems early on. So be sure to reach out to us the moment that you suspect you have a plumbing leak in Phoenix, AZ. To do so, keep the following tips in mind!

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Take Bathroom Plumbing Problems Seriously

January 27th, 2020

logoWhat do you mean? you wonder. Of course I’m going to take bathroom plumbing problems seriously. It’s not like I’m just going to ignore that I can’t flush my toilet! Well, sure—we’re not suggesting you’d just go without the convenience of having a working toilet in your home to avoid dealing with the problem. However, not all bathroom plumbing problems in Phoenix are going be quite so obvious and demand immediate action.

The point we want to make today is that dealing with all bathroom plumbing problems promptly will help you to avoid the more immediate types of issues, such as a toilet you cannot actually use. Is there any way in which to completely avoid plumbing problems? No, unfortunately. What you can do, however, is reach out to our Sunny Plumbers at the first sign of trouble and deal with issues to prevent further problems.

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How Does Scour Jetting Work?

January 13th, 2020

plumberWe are not here to knock the idea of rolling up your sleeves, breaking out a can of good old fashioned elbow grease, and getting down to work. There are countless jobs around the house and around your property that you can handle on your own, and many more that you can learn your way into completing. However,  your plumbing system simply is not an applicable area for these DIY skills. Your plumbing system requires professional services, period. Every time.

Now, we’re not saying that you cannot plunge your own toilet or that you can’t try to clear a shallow clog from a drain. However, anything beyond that level of complexity, even if it is a job you can technically do, is going to require professional service if you want it done to produce lasting results. Assuming that you don’t want to be dumping bottle after bottle of ineffective chemical cleaners down your drain, we strongly recommend that you schedule professional scour jet service in Phoenix.

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What Water Testing Is Looking For

December 30th, 2019

water-testingNot all homes in Phoenix need to have special water treatment systems, but many do. You may have already noticed signs in your house of subpar water quality, such as unusual odors from the water, cloudiness, mineral deposits, or an unpleasant taste. Even if you don’t see any warning signs, it’s still a good idea to have the water tested every few years. If you’ve never arranged for water testing in Phoenix, AZ, we strongly advise calling us to arrange for this service. If the reports we receive from the lab show high levels of impurities, we can offer whole-house solutions such as water filters, a reverse osmosis system, a chemical feed pump, or water softener.

Water testing runs samples of water from around the house through a series of laboratory test so we can present you with a detailed report. If you’re curious what, exactly, water testing is actually looking for, we’ll go over some of the details below.

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How Plumbing Problems Can Affect Your Bills

December 16th, 2019

sunny-plumbersToo many homeowners are content to put up with multiple plumbing problems in their homes. Why? Because they’ve convinced themselves the problems are not that bad. Let us make our stance crystal clear: any and all plumbing problems are serious enough to deal with as soon as possible. Does that mean you have to schedule emergency plumbing services at three o’clock in the morning for a leaky faucet? No, of course not.

But it does mean you should call the plumber the morning after you first notice the problem. De-prioritizing necessary plumbing repairs in Phoenix, AZ, has only one guaranteed result. The problem won’t go away on its own and, in fact, will only worsen. Assuming that you’d like to keep plumbing problems in check and the costs associated with them low, this is the post for you. Keep the following information in mind the next time you catch yourself thinking that a plumbing problem can wait.

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Fed Up With an Inefficient Water Heater?

December 2nd, 2019

sunny-plumber-vanHot water is one of those amenities that homeowners today cannot live without. And you shouldn’t ever have to, even if your budget doesn’t leave you with much wiggle room. This is why you shouldn’t ignore signs of trouble with your water heater, including an overly expensive operating cost. Sure, you need hot water in your home, but that doesn’t mean you should just grin and bear it when your system starts costing too much for comfort.

If your water heater in Phoenix is causing you budgetary woes, then it is essential that you contact us right away. There are a number of different issues that could be at play, and some of them may have serious implications for your water heater. Just because this issue may not be “urgent” in the way that a water heater leaking water all over your floor may be urgent does not mean that you have any time to spare.

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