The Sunny Plumber Phoenix Blog

When’s the Right Time to Replace My Water Heater?

January 25th, 2021

sunny-plumber-vanWater heaters are incredibly important appliances. They are used day in and day out. They heat water for showers. For doing the laundry. For washing dishes.

Yes, water heaters are incredibly important.

But even we’re willing to admit that they’re not the most exciting thing to spend your money on.

Regardless, you’re going to have to spend money on a water heater eventually. Even if yours is still relatively new, there will come a time when it is necessary to replace your water heater in Phoenix. Or, at least, when it makes the most sense to do so, even if it’s not broken down entirely quite yet.

When that time comes, you’re going to want to work with the pros on our team! Let’s look at some reasons why you might want to replace your water heater.

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3 Likely Places You’ll Run Into a Clog

January 11th, 2021

plumberAsk pretty much anyone what the most annoying thing about a plumbing system is, and they’ll mention clogs soon enough. For all of the technology that has advanced so far in this industry, there is still one invention and innovation that nobody’s pegged down:

The uncloggable pipe!

Truth be told, every plumber out there knows that this is an impossibility. No matter what the diameter, the materials, etc., if there is a pipe, someone, somewhere, will find a way to clog it.

Today, we’re going to talk about some of the most common areas where clogs develop in homes, why it might happen, and what you can do about it. And when you need drain clogs in Phoenix dealt with, remember that we’re the pros to call.

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How to Tell When You Have Hard Water

December 28th, 2020

sunny-plumbersDo you ever wonder about what’s in your water? Your plumbing system is a major part of your home, water comprises most of your body, and you can’t go long without it. It’s incredibly important so we understand how the thought of what’s looming in your water supply might cross your mind every now and then. That’s why we’re here to inform you about a common problem with your home’s water: hard water.

This is actually a problem that plagues most homes across the country. It’s especially abundant in our neck of the woods. Luckily though, the simple solution to this problem is a water softener in Phoenix, AZ. We’re here to inform you today and help you find the resources that you need for your home’s plumbing services.

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“Minor” Plumbing Leaks? Major Problems!

December 14th, 2020

sunny-plumber-vanEvery now and then, we’ll get a call from a customer who has a serious problem. And they’ll tell us that it all started with what seemed like a “minor” leak. And that’s why we want to remind you that there is really no such thing as a “minor” plumbing leak. At least, there’s no such thing as a plumbing leak that is minor enough to ignore. If you fail to deal with your plumbing leaks, trouble is coming.

Does this mean that all plumbing leaks are emergencies? No, of course not. There are obviously some plumbing leaks that are more serious than others. But that doesn’t change the fact that any plumbing leak is going to have negative consequences. It may not warrant a call for 24/7 emergency services, but you do want to deal with your plumbing leaks in a timely manner. Why? Well, that’s what we’re here to cover today. Schedule your plumbing repairs in Phoenix with us!

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Water Heater FAQ: What’s Standby Energy Loss?

November 29th, 2020

sunny-plumber-vanWhen folks start shopping around for something like a new water heater, they sometimes stumble across terms that they aren’t familiar with. If you’re looking for a new water heater in Phoenix—particularly if you’re trying to decide between a tank or tankless model—then one of those phrases you may have encountered is standby energy loss. You may not be familiar with it, but it is a major consideration if you’re trying to decide between these two types of systems.

Today, we’ll talk about standby energy loss, tank and tankless models, and more. Before we do, one quick reminder. There are a lot of great systems from many superb manufacturers out there. If you fail to schedule your water heater installation and services with qualified professionals, though, none of that quality will matter. You’re going to wind up with a system that won’t deliver the level of performance you deserve. Of course, that’s of no concern when you work with a Sunny Plumber!

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Holiday Hosting Can Overwhelm—Your Plumbing!

October 19th, 2020

plumberThis year more than ever, we’re hoping that each and every one of you is able to enjoy a safe, pleasant holiday season with those closest to you. Things may look a little different this year as far as planning goes, but one thing stays the same:

Hosting for the holidays can do a number on your plumbing system!

If you want to avoid problems that the increased level of usage can do to your plumbing system this holiday season, keep these tips in mind. And remember, a Sunny Plumber is never more than a phone call away. When you need plumbing services in Phoenix or the surrounding areas, you know who to call!

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How to Tell Your Toilet Needs Professional Help

October 5th, 2020

What is one part of your home that you really don’t want to be without? You might first think about hot water or cool air from your air conditioner, but take a moment to think about what life would be like without your toilet. It is likely that things would be much less convenient and much more … smelly … if you had to switch over to an outhouse again.

If there is a problem with your toilet, the reality is that you will need to get it fixed as soon as possible for the sake of your home function and your health too. To do that effectively and safely, you’ll need a professional plumber in Phoenix to provide those services. Here is how you know when you should contact us for help:

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Protect Your Sewer Line, Protect Your Property

September 21st, 2020

sunny-plumbersOut of sight, out of mind. Never is that phrase less relevant than in a discussion about plumbing. Look, you don’t want to be staring at your plumbing system’s different components all day. Of course, you can invest in some pretty gorgeous plumbing fixtures. But the pipes and everything else that deliver water to and from those fixtures? Not so much. One plumbing system component that you don’t really ever want to see is your sewer line.

Why is that? Because you shouldn’t ever have to see your sewer line, unless something has gone wrong. After all, this pipe is buried beneath the ground on your property, right? Now, if you’re thinking that your sewer line is protected from any problems thanks to this location, think again. There are a number of ways in which your sewer line may be damaged. The relatively good news is that there are also plenty of ways in which you can avoid damage to your sewer line in Phoenix.

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3 Tips That Keep Drains Draining

September 7th, 2020

sunny-plumber-vanIf there is one plumbing problem everyone is guaranteed to encounter in their lives, it’s the clogged drain. Just because this problem is so common doesn’t mean it’s not still frustrating, though. Particularly if it seems like you’re dealing with clogged drains regularly! The good news is that many clogged drains in Phoenix are the result of user error. We know—that doesn’t sound like great news.

The “good” part is that you can avoid many drain clogs with some simple changes in habit. Today, our Sunny Plumbers are going to share some great tips for keeping your drains draining. Be sure to reach out with any questions you may have. And remember, having your drains professionally cleaned is the best way to resolve those stubborn clogs that you do encounter. So call today!

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Are You Making These Wasteful Water Mistakes?

August 24th, 2020

plumberWater isn’t something any modern homeowner is going to compromise on. While escaping to a minimalist campsite for a weekend here and there, jugs of water in tow, may be good fun, you want a nice, hot shower when you get home. Things like this are not luxuries in this day and age. They are the expectation.

But they come at a cost.

When your water bill arrives, what is your reaction? Do you feel a pang of dread as you open it up to see what you owe? That’s not the way it should be! Sure, you need to pay for the water that you use in your home. But you don’t need to overpay. And if you are, it may be due to some common mistakes you’re making when using water.

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