The Sunny Plumber Phoenix Blog

Why You Should Have a Sump Pump Installed

March 11th, 2019

sunny-plumbersArizona is obviously not known for being a particularly wet state. We don’t get a whole lot of snow that can melt rapidly and lead to flooding. So why worry about water collecting in the lowest levels of our home? Well, because we willingly bring water into our homes through our plumbing systems, right? And we do get some rain. And, frankly, you just never know when something is going to go wrong. A dry climate doesn’t mean that you should leave your home vulnerable.

That is why we strongly recommend the installation of a sump pump in Maricopa, AZ. With a sump pump, you can protect your home from the problems caused by water damage, which can extend well beyond the actual water damage itself! The best part is that you don’t even have to think about it. But we’re getting a little ahead of ourselves. So let’s dive in, take a closer look at sump pumps, and get your home protected.

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Let’s Play: Guess! That! Leak!

February 25th, 2019

plumberOkay, so this topic probably is not going to wind up spinning off into a televised game show, but we figured we’d try something new this time around. Today, we are going to put your plumbing knowledge to the test. We will start by saying that the particular leak we’re talking about below is one that we’ve covered here on this blog before. It’s one that our plumbing professionals know well, because it’s a tricky one to deal with.

And, before we go any further, we really want to stress that last point. Today’s post is obviously in good fun, but discovering this type of leak in your home is definitely no laughing matter. If you get to the end of this post, regardless of whether or not you’re able to identify the leak from the clues given, you need to remember to schedule plumbing services in Apache Junction, AZ, immediately if you suspect this leak in your home.

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Why Is Scour Jetting the Way to Go?

February 11th, 2019

sunny-plumber-vanThere are certain projects around the house that homeowners tend to get excited about. A remodeling project, new siding, fresh new interior paint colors, and so on. Heck, even the prospect of a deep spring cleaning can be exciting, even if you’re not exactly looking forward to the process of getting to the finished product that you’re after.

Now, all that being said, cleaning your drain and sewer lines is probably not going to make the shortlist here. And that’s okay.

What’s not okay, however, is downplaying the importance of having clean, unobstructed drain and sewer lines servicing your home. Trust us, keeping up with the work necessary to make this the case is much easier than reversing the problems that arise as a result of failing to do so.

That’s why we want to take this opportunity to talk to you about the benefits of scour jet service in Mesa, AZ. This is the best way to keep these pipes in the best working condition possible.

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A Little Grease Goes a Long Way—Toward Clogs!

January 28th, 2019

logoYou have plenty to do throughout the day, from getting your family out the door in the morning to handling your professional responsibilities to getting everyone fed at dinnertime. By the time you’re ready to tackle those dishes that have stacked up in the sink, you’re probably going to be pretty spent. We understand that you may just want to rush through them and get in some relaxation time before bed.

However, your plumbing system is not likely to be quite so understanding.

Grease is a major contributor to clogs in residential plumbing systems. There is a reason why restaurants use grease traps in their commercial plumbing setups, after all. If you’re serious about protecting your convenience and the condition of your drain and sewer system, you need to get serious about grease! We’re here to help you better understand why this is the case. So read on, and reach out to our team if you have questions about this slippery situation.

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Use Natural Gas Safely in Your Home

January 14th, 2019

sunny-plumbersThere are a lot of different resources available to homeowners these days. Easily one of the greatest that we have at our disposal is natural gas. Why is natural gas so great? What are the benefits that it has to offer? Well, consider this: Natural gas is a mostly domestic product. That means that it is not subject to unforeseen pricing fluctuations in foreign markets, which in turn means that it is generally quite stable and affordable in price.

Not only that, but natural gas can be used for a lot of different applications in the house, from fueling heaters to stoves/ovens and water heaters, too. Perhaps the greatest benefit is that, unlike oil or propane, natural gas does not need to be delivered to your home nor does it need to be stored on-site. It is instead piped directly to your home via natural gas piping and a gas line in Phoenix, AZ. And you definitely need a skilled, trained professional to install that gas piping.

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What’s the Best Way to Clean My Drains?

December 31st, 2018

sunny-plumbersReady for a DIY project to keep you busy around the house? Wondering what the best way in which to clean your drains might be? Well, here’s a tip—pick up the phone, not the toolbox! You are not going to be able to effectively clean your drains on your own. In the best case scenario, you’re going to wind up wasting your time and some money. Worst case, you could actually do some serious damage to your drains.

What’s so difficult about cleaning drains, you may wonder? Well, there is the fact that clogs are not always as simple as they seem. They may not be located where you think they are. You don’t have the tools at your disposal that professional plumbers do and, even if you invest in them, you’ll use them infrequently and lack the skills of a professional plumber in Phoenix. So why not schedule your drain cleaning services with our team, and have the job done right the first time?

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Yes, Hard Water Is a Big Problem

December 17th, 2018

plumberIt’s a foreign concept here in Arizona, but there are areas in the country where ice fishing enthusiasts talk excitedly about the coming “hard water” season. When we talk about hard water in a plumbing context, we’re not talking about a relaxing day of sitting on a frozen lake with your buddies, though—and we’re not totally convinced of just how relaxing that can really be! We’re talking about a very common water quality issue that can put your plumbing at risk.

Is hard water the type of water quality problem that is going to put your health in danger? No, it’s not. So, that means it is not really that much of a priority in terms of dealing with the problem, right? No, it doesn’t. If you want to protect your plumbing in Phoenix, then you absolutely need to do something to address the hard water in your home. The good news is that we have the system you need!

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How to Tell If Your Sewer Line Is in Trouble

December 3rd, 2018

sunny-plumber-vanIdeally, you would never run into problems of any kind with your plumbing system. Realistically, you are going to. Nothing is perfect in this world, and your plumbing system is no exception. No, not even when you hire the professional plumbers here at The Sunny Plumber Phoenix to install and service your plumbing system. What we can do, however, is help you to recognize early warning signs that your plumbing system and its numerous components are in trouble.

One common point of trouble is the sewer line. Now, many plumbing problems are a bit difficult to recognize due to the hidden nature of many plumbing pipes and connections. Your sewer line, however, is not just tucked away behind a wall or beneath the floorboards. It is actually buried outside on your property. Does that mean that there is no way to recognize trouble before disaster strikes? No, but it does mean that you’ll want to act fast and schedule prompt sewer line services in Phoenix, AZ.

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Why Stick with a Tank Water Heater?

November 19th, 2018

logoYou’ve seen us talk a lot about the benefits that tankless water heaters have to offer. But don’t let that convince you that we don’t support tank water heaters too. Tankless water heaters are the right choice for many homeowners in many situations. However, there is no such thing as a single type of water heater that is ideal in every application. If that were the case, there would not be so many to choose from! A tank water heater in Phoenix may be right for you.

Today we are going to look at some of the reasons why you might want to stick with a tank water heater or choose one as your first water heater installation in a new home. There is a lot more to consider than you may realize, and all water heaters are definitely not created equal. Each type has its unique pros and cons, and you are going to be living with your decisions for quite a few years to come. Make sure that you make an informed choice when it comes to your water heater installation.

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Is It Time for a New Water Heater?

October 22nd, 2018

sunny-plumbersYou use hot water each and every day in your home. You use it to do the dishes. You use it to wash your linens. You use it to shower, and to do general cleaning around your house. But you don’t go straight to the water heater to get it. That appliance works and works and works, but it does so quietly and out of view. That’s how it is so frequently overlooked by homeowners, even though it’s so necessary.

Unfortunately, this often leads to homeowners failing to act when it comes to their water heaters—sometimes until the system breaks down entirely. Needless to say, an interruption to your hot water supply can really bring your daily routine grinding to a halt. It gets plenty hot around here, but that doesn’t mean that you want to start your day off with an ice cold shower! That is why The Sunny Plumbing Phoenix has some tips for you regarding the need for a water heater replacement in Apache Junction.

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