The Sunny Plumber Phoenix Blog

The True Cost of Plumbing Leaks

November 4th, 2019

plumberWe often tell homeowners that they really need to take any water leaks in their homes seriously. And too often, homeowners fail to take that bit of advice seriously. That’s a real shame, because any plumbing leak in your home should be a major concern. Will every plumbing leak lead to the flooding of your house? Well, no. Is flooding your house the only problem that leaks can cause? No!

There are a lot of ways in which plumbing leaks will negatively affect your home and wallet. In fact, most situations don’t see major flooding as the culprit. Today, we’re going to explore some of the consequences that you may face when you let plumbing leaks slide. Trust us when we tell you that prompt plumbing repair in Phoenix, AZ, is always going to be in your best interest. And if you want top-quality plumbing repairs from skilled professionals that you can trust, look no further.

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New Water Heater? Keep These 3 Tips in Mind!

October 21st, 2019

sunny-plumbersThere are a lot of important components, appliances, and fixtures in any plumbing system. Chief among these is the water heater. If you don’t have a dependable water heater in your home, cleaning up, showering, and prepping food can be a much trickier, and far less comfortable, affair than it should be! That’s why you really want to act fast when it comes time to replace your water heater, particularly if you’ve waited for it to break down entirely.

However, it is also not a project that you want to rush through. For most homeowners, a brand new water heater represents a pretty major investment. You don’t want to have buyer’s remorse because you did not take the time necessary to choose your new water heater carefully. We’ve got some tips that we hope you’ll keep in mind when choosing your new water heater in Phoenix, and we want to encourage you to reach out to our Sunny Plumbers with any questions.

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The Problem(s) with DIY Drain Cleaning

October 21st, 2019

sunny-plumbersWe completely understand that many homeowners like to handle issues around their homes on their own. Not only do we understand this work ethic, we admire it. Do you know what we admire even more than a hard work ethic, though? The logic that allows homeowners to understand when it is time to call in professionals. For some reason, a lot of homeowners seem to think that their plumbing systems aren’t as deserving of professional service as their electrical systems.

Of course, we’re not implying that the average homeowner is going to try to replace his or her own sewer line or anything like that. However, a lot of homeowners do take it upon themselves to handle jobs like “cleaning” their own drains. We put cleaning in quotes there because the job is very rarely done as effectively as homeowners seem to think it is. Today we’re going to discuss why you want our Sunny Plumbers cleaning your drains in Phoenix, AZ.

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Why Slab Leaks Are Major Issues

September 23rd, 2019

sunny-plumber-vanBefore we dive into today’s topic, we want to make one point clear. Any plumbing leak in Phoenix, AZ, is something to take seriously. Is every leak going to be a major emergency? No, of course not. But if you allow a leak to go unresolved because it’s not an emergency, you run the risk of allowing a lot of damage to develop—and money to be wasted—because you didn’t deal with the issue in a timely manner.

Got it? Good. Now, let’s move onto today’s main focus—the slab leak. Slab leaks are emergencies, and for one simple reason. By the time you notice them, it is likely that they’ve been causing trouble for some time. The slab leak is notoriously tough to recognize, as we’ll detail more below. There are ways in which to recognize that you have a slab leak on your property, but you need to have some background information on hand.

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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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