The Sunny Plumber Phoenix Blog

How Does Scour Jetting Work?

January 13th, 2020

plumberWe are not here to knock the idea of rolling up your sleeves, breaking out a can of good old fashioned elbow grease, and getting down to work. There are countless jobs around the house and around your property that you can handle on your own, and many more that you can learn your way into completing. However,  your plumbing system simply is not an applicable area for these DIY skills. Your plumbing system requires professional services, period. Every time.

Now, we’re not saying that you cannot plunge your own toilet or that you can’t try to clear a shallow clog from a drain. However, anything beyond that level of complexity, even if it is a job you can technically do, is going to require professional service if you want it done to produce lasting results. Assuming that you don’t want to be dumping bottle after bottle of ineffective chemical cleaners down your drain, we strongly recommend that you schedule professional scour jet service in Phoenix.

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What Water Testing Is Looking For

December 30th, 2019

water-testingNot all homes in Phoenix need to have special water treatment systems, but many do. You may have already noticed signs in your house of subpar water quality, such as unusual odors from the water, cloudiness, mineral deposits, or an unpleasant taste. Even if you don’t see any warning signs, it’s still a good idea to have the water tested every few years. If you’ve never arranged for water testing in Phoenix, AZ, we strongly advise calling us to arrange for this service. If the reports we receive from the lab show high levels of impurities, we can offer whole-house solutions such as water filters, a reverse osmosis system, a chemical feed pump, or water softener.

Water testing runs samples of water from around the house through a series of laboratory test so we can present you with a detailed report. If you’re curious what, exactly, water testing is actually looking for, we’ll go over some of the details below.

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How Plumbing Problems Can Affect Your Bills

December 16th, 2019

sunny-plumbersToo many homeowners are content to put up with multiple plumbing problems in their homes. Why? Because they’ve convinced themselves the problems are not that bad. Let us make our stance crystal clear: any and all plumbing problems are serious enough to deal with as soon as possible. Does that mean you have to schedule emergency plumbing services at three o’clock in the morning for a leaky faucet? No, of course not.

But it does mean you should call the plumber the morning after you first notice the problem. De-prioritizing necessary plumbing repairs in Phoenix, AZ, has only one guaranteed result. The problem won’t go away on its own and, in fact, will only worsen. Assuming that you’d like to keep plumbing problems in check and the costs associated with them low, this is the post for you. Keep the following information in mind the next time you catch yourself thinking that a plumbing problem can wait.

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Fed Up With an Inefficient Water Heater?

December 2nd, 2019

sunny-plumber-vanHot water is one of those amenities that homeowners today cannot live without. And you shouldn’t ever have to, even if your budget doesn’t leave you with much wiggle room. This is why you shouldn’t ignore signs of trouble with your water heater, including an overly expensive operating cost. Sure, you need hot water in your home, but that doesn’t mean you should just grin and bear it when your system starts costing too much for comfort.

If your water heater in Phoenix is causing you budgetary woes, then it is essential that you contact us right away. There are a number of different issues that could be at play, and some of them may have serious implications for your water heater. Just because this issue may not be “urgent” in the way that a water heater leaking water all over your floor may be urgent does not mean that you have any time to spare.

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What Can Damage My Main Water Line?

November 18th, 2019

logoBecause pipes are not exactly the most technologically complex components of a home, some homeowners seem to think that they are foolproof. If only this were the case. Sure, your pipes are reliable, and we don’t live in an area where we have to worry about frigid winter temperatures freezing our pipes. However, there are still many instances in which plumbing pipes can be damaged. And this certainly includes your main water line.

If you are ever concerned about your main water line for any reason, we strongly urge you to contact us immediately. We can handle your plumbing repairs in Phoenix for you. But first you have to let us know that there is a problem! And trust us, you’ll want to get out ahead of your main water line repairs as much as possible. The longer that you wait to have your main water line repaired, the greater the consequences are likely to be.

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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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