The Sunny Plumber Phoenix Blog

3 Garbage Disposal Dos and Don’ts

August 10th, 2020

sunny-plumber-vanWe have a simple question for homeowners without garbage disposals: why? Why wouldn’t you take advantage of all that the garbage disposal has to offer? These appliances are affordable, they’re reliable, and they make things so much easier in the kitchen. What drawbacks are you trying to avoid here? Is it because you’ve heard a few horror stories related to garbage disposals in the past? If so, consider this: user error is likely to blame.

Garbage disposals in Phoenix make life easier, but only if you use yours right! It’s not a complicated process, fortunately. It’s just that some homeowners don’t bother reading instructions, take precautions with a grain of salt, or just don’t realize that their garbage disposals do have certain limitations. Today, we’re going to look at some of the ways in which you can guarantee disposal success.

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3 Signs You Need to Soften Your Water

July 27th, 2020

plumberWait—like melting ice? No. We don’t mean softening water by melting ice. We mean addressing a specific water quality problem—hard water—with a specific piece of equipment—a water softener in Phoenix. Just because you’re familiar with neither doesn’t mean you can benefit from softening your water. Hard water isn’t going to make you ill the way that certain water quality issues can. However, it’s still a problem that needs to be addressed.

So keep the following information in mind, and ask yourself this: are you really satisfied with your water quality? Because if you ask a Sunny Plumber, you deserve 100% satisfaction. Make sure that you take account of your water quality, and never assume that what you have is as good as it gets. Know that we can definitely get you the great water quality that you deserve, though. Soften that water today!

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3 Reasons You Need to Replace That Old Water Heater

July 13th, 2020

logoNobody would call a new water heater the most exciting thing money can buy. Not even a Sunny Plumber. And we love water heaters! Even so, you are going to have to spend the money on a new water heater in Phoenix eventually. That one in your house won’t last forever. How do we know? Have we been snooping around? No, of course not! We know that’s true because no water heater is going to last forever!

If anyone tells you they have one that will, find someone else to work with. We’re here to tell you that you don’t need to wait for a full breakdown before replacing. In fact, we’d advise against that. We’re not just saying that to sell water heaters, either. There are a lot of compelling reasons to replace your water heater now. Can’t think of any? Well, you’re in luck! That’s exactly what we’re going to cover in today’s post.

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3 Ways You Are Contributing to Clogs!

June 29th, 2020

sunny-plumber-vanNobody wants to deal with clogged drains in their homes. And nobody wants to be told that they are the ones causing those problems. Unfortunately, this is often the case. The good news is that you can make some pretty minor changes to your behavior that can help to resolve the problem. Before you can do that, though, you need to know what you’re doing wrong in the first place.

Our Sunny Plumbers are here to educate you. While we can certainly unclog your drains in Phoenix, we also want to help you avoid the problem to begin with. So keep the following tips in mind, and make some simple changes that can pay off big time! As always, give us a call if you have any questions at all. We are happy to give you the answers you need.

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Why Consider a Water Treatment System?

June 15th, 2020

sunny-plumbersSome homeowners seem to think that water coming from their faucets and going down the drains means that everything is right as rain with their plumbing systems and the water supply. Unfortunately, as is usually the case, things are not really this simple. Sure, the water may be making it into your home and throughout your indoor plumbing system successfully. But have you considered the overall quality of the water that you are bringing into your home? If not, why not?

It only makes sense that you want high-quality water in your home, and that may mean taking some additional action to ensure that the water is actually high quality. Not all issues with water quality in Phoenix, AZ, are going to be major health concerns. But you shouldn’t only be worried about those problems that can cause major health issues, either! There are a lot of ways in which your water quality may suffer, and we’ve got solutions.

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Easy Ways to Minimize the Risk of Clogs

June 1st, 2020

plumberThere are certain annoyances in life that you just cannot get rid of. Mosquitoes. Hangnails. And yes, drain clogs. Does this mean that you have to suck it up and put up with clogs, though? That you can do nothing about it? Of course not. You wear bug spray, right? And you clip your hangnails before they can cause you much pain? Well, there are also some preventive measures you can take in order to minimize the headache of drain clogs.

It doesn’t mean that you’ll never run into clogged drains in your home, of course. No more than wearing bug spray will mean that you’ll never get another bug bite. Keeping these tips in mind and putting them into practice will help to limit the risk of clogs developing, though. And the best part is, they’re all quite simple! Just remember that when, not if, you do run into clogs in your home, our Sunny Plumbers in Phoenix are here to help!

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Potential Plumbing Pain Points

May 18th, 2020

logoThe thought of living without indoor plumbing is probably not a thought that many people give much thought to! Why not? Because the idea of forgoing the convenience and hygiene that modern plumbing systems allow for is not one that is all that appealing, that’s why! Unfortunately, like most things that are essential in our lives, even the best plumbing systems are not perfect. You can count on running into issues with your plumbing system from time to time.

When you do, it is important that you take the appropriate action fast. The last thing that you want to do is to ignore a manageable problem, only to have to intervene when that problem inevitably becomes a whole lot less manageable. Our Sunny Plumbers can handle anything that plumbing systems can throw at us, but we can tell you from experience that a prompt response is always for the best. Here are some common plumbing pain points that homeowners face.

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No, Copper Pipes Are Not Invincible

May 4th, 2020

sunny-plumbersIf you encounter a plumber in Phoenix, or anywhere else, telling you that he or she has a pipe to sell you that is guaranteed to be problem-free, one thing is for sure—you’ve either found a very misinformed plumber, or a very dishonest one. That’s the beauty of working with a Sunny Plumber on our team. We tell you the truth, and we have the knowledge and expertise to base our opinions in fact. That’s the Sunny Plumber difference!

One myth that some people get in their heads is that investing in copper piping is going to mean a problem-free piping experience for the rest of their days. That’d be great, we won’t argue that. Like most ideal situations, though, this is just not the reality of the world that we live in. While modern plumbing materials are definitely more durable and reliable than ever before, they are still subject to problems. And we’re here to find the solutions.

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What to Do If Your Water Pressure Is Low

April 20th, 2020

sunny-plumbersWe’ve all been there. You know that there is a problem with something, but it’s not really that bad of a problem. And you really don’t need another headache at this point. So why not just ignore the problem and deal with it later? Well, the answer is usually the same. If you do choose to ignore the problem, you’re going to be dealing with a bigger problem later on. It’s never in your best interest to let it slide.

This is definitely the case with low water pressure in your home. If you have any such concern with your plumbing in Phoenix, AZ, then you absolutely need to let a member of our team know right away.  There are a lot of different reasons why you may experience low water pressure, and you’re always going to want a professional resolving the issue before things get out of hand. So keep the following in mind, and keep our number handy!

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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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