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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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Your Garbage Disposal Has Certain Limitations

October 8th, 2018

logoDo you think a good garbage disposal means you can dump whatever you want down the sink drain? Think again! Even the best garbage disposals, and even those that are professionally installed by the experts here at The Sunny Plumber Phoenix, have their limitations. Failure to understand these limitations and the misuse of your garbage disposal in Phoenix, AZ, could result in severe damages to the system and problems with the drains. That’s why we want to share these garbage disposal tips with you. 

When it comes to increasing convenience in the kitchen, the garbage disposal is one of the best tools for the job. When it comes to creating major inconveniences in the kitchen, the misuse of your garbage disposal is one of the best methods. You don’t want to create inconvenience, of course, which is why you do want to use your garbage disposal properly every time, every step of the way. Contact us with any questions.

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Bathroom Plumbing Tips

September 24th, 2018

plumberWhen you think of plumbing, the bathroom is probably the first room in your house that springs to mind. Considering this single room contains your bathroom sink, your tub, your shower, and your toilet, it only makes sense that it should occupy that space. It also makes sense that you want to do everything that you can in order to reduce the risk of encountering problems with your bathroom plumbing system. That is what The Sunny Plumber Phoenix wants to help you do with this post!

These tips are useful in general, but they are really useful when you have company coming to your home. Now, we get it. You don’t want to be that annoying host who stresses out over guests using your bathroom, and you certainly don’t want to invade anyone’s privacy. That being said, it is still your bathroom and it is literally your property that is on the line. It is better to play it safe than sorry, so here are some tips for protecting your bathroom plumbing in Phoenix, AZ.

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What Causes Plumbing Leaks?

September 10th, 2018

sunny-plumber-vanIf we were to ask a large pool of homeowners what the most common problem with plumbing systems is, chances are that a big number of individuals within that pool will come up with the same answer: leaks. And you know what? They would be right. There are a lot of different types of leaks, of course, but they all boil down to the same trouble—you cannot keep water in the pipes or fixtures where they belong!

While there may be a lot of different types of leaks, there are also a lot of different problems that can cause those leaks. We are going to look at a few of them today. Now, not even working with as outstanding a company as The Sunny Plumber Phoenix will keep all leaks at bay forever. Many of these causes are simply out of your hands. However, you can take measures to minimize such risks, provided you know what those causes are, to begin with.

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Water Line Problems? Let Us Replace It!

August 27th, 2018

sunny-plumbersOne of the most basic functions of any plumbing system, perhaps the most basic function, is to bring potable water into businesses and homes. Sure, there are a lot of factors to consider, such as the heating of water, water drainage, and so on, but there wouldn’t be a need for a plumbing system without getting that water into the house/commercial property in the first place.

Why are we explaining something that is so obvious? To emphasize just how important your main water line is. Without your main water line, you wouldn’t have access to the potable water that you need to cook, clean, and bathe with. Unfortunately, even if you have a main water line in place (and we’re comfortable in assuming that you do), it is not going to last forever. Even something as relatively simple as a pipe is going to degrade over time, and eventually you’ll need a water line replacement in Phoenix, AZ. Call The Sunny Plumber Phoenix when you do.

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What Kind of Shape Is Your Anode Rod In?

August 13th, 2018

logoThe type of answer that far too many homeowners respond to when faced with the question posed in the title is: “What’s an anode rod?”

If you use a tank water heater to provide hot water in your home, and you do not know what an anode rod is, then this is the post for you. Why? Well, the short answer is that the anode rod is all that stands between your hot water storage tank and total obliteration!

Okay, that last bit was a little melodramatic, but that does nothing to change that an anode rod really is your hot water tank’s best source of protection from the damage and eventual leaks caused by corrosion. An anode rod doesn’t last forever, either. In fact, it’s not supposed to. That means that your anode rod is going to have to be replaced at least a few times throughout the course of your water heater’s lifespan. Be sure to schedule your water heater services in Phoenix, AZ with The Sunny Plumber Phoenix.

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Keep Your Drains Flowing Freely

July 30th, 2018

plumberOkay, you’ve done the dishes. Now that that’s out of the way, you can go kick back, relax, grab a beverage of your choosing, and spend some more quality time with your family and/or your guests. There’s only one problem.

The sink is not draining.

Or, at least, it is not draining properly. What could have led to this? What cruel twist of fate has thrown this wrench into the gears of your night? Well, we hate to tell you this, but the problem could very well be one of your own making. In fact, many instances, if not the majority, of clogged drains are the result of user error. You cannot always avoid them, but by being a bit more careful and keeping the following tips in mind, you can definitely keep the issue of clogged drains in Phoenix, AZ to a minimum.

So read on and, if you do run into clogged drains in your home, do not hesitate to give a member of our team a call.

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Why Schedule a Camera Pipe Inspection?

July 16th, 2018

sunny-plumber-vanWhen some homeowners run into a slow-moving drain or a clogged toilet, they may think that grabbing the plunger will free up that clog and get the drain pipe functioning properly. They may think that a leak in a drain or sewer line is a simple enough fix—after all, you can see where the leak is coming from, right? When you stop and think about the situation, though, it’s pretty obvious that things may be much more complicated than this.

That is precisely why you need a professional plumber to come aboard and complete a thorough video pipe inspection in Phoenix, AZ for you. When it comes to diagnosing and pinpointing pipe problems, nothing beats the ability to peer directly into the pipe in question. Sure, it may not be a breathtaking view. However, the information that it gives us allows our plumbers to resolve the problem in a fashion that will take your breath away.

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How to Deal with Slab Leaks

July 2nd, 2018

sunny-plumbersIn a perfect world, we would be able to tell you how you can completely avoid plumbing problems of all kinds, preferably in just a few simple steps. As this isn’t a perfect world, we can’t do this, though we’ve certainly shared plenty of tips in the past that have helped you to avoid many problems with your plumbing system. That being said, you are going to run into problems from time to time—and some of them are much more serious than others.

While we believe that all plumbing problems should be a top priority, and it is always in your best interests to resolve any problems in a prompt manner, certain issues are more likely to cause serious damage than others. This is the case with a slab leak in Phoenix, AZ. In today’s post, we’ll help you to understand what a slab leak is, why they’re so detrimental, and how you can recognize one in your home. If and when you do, be sure to contact The Sunny Plumber Phoenix immediately. 

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