The Sunny Plumber Phoenix Blog : Archive for February, 2013

Drain Cleaning: 5 Common Myths About Drain Cleaning

Monday, February 25th, 2013

It is no myth that drain cleaning in Phoenix is an important service in your home. Like a lot of home maintenance services, though, there is a lot of inaccurate or exaggerated information out there. It can be difficult to sift through this information on your own, and we understand how important it is for you and the condition of your home to have the right information. Here are some examples of common drain cleaning myths that should help you get a better grasp of the situation. If you have any further questions contact The Sunny Plumber.

  1. Chemical Cleaners will Destroy Your Pipes: Let’s start off with a myth that actually has some truth to it. While chemical cleaners are a very popular method of clearing your drains, they can in fact do some damage to your pipes. When used infrequently they won’t eat through your pipes, necessarily, but if you own a home and will be there for some time you should understand the potential for damage with repeated use of harsh chemical cleaners over the years.
  2. Clogged Drains are a DIY Project: You may not directly damage your pipes as you attempt to clear them, but they will likely be blocked much more frequently if you insist on cleaning them yourself. A professional is always better equipped and prepared to handle any plumbing service.
  3. Garbage Disposals can Dispose of Anything: If you think this is true, you won’t for long. Make sure that you study the literature that came with your garbage disposal. If you put the wrong items in there you’ll be calling a plumber before long.
  4. All Liquids can Go Down the Drain: The tricky part of this one is that not all liquids stay in liquid form. No grease or fats should ever be put down the drain. They are liquids when they’re hot, but when they cool off they can coagulate and lead to blockages.
  5. Snaking a Drain will Clear it Out Every Time: When a nonprofessional snakes a drain they may think they cleared the clog. A drain snake is very easy to force through a clog, though, and you may simply puncture it, leaving much of the clog behind to build up again before long.

Hopefully this information will be of use to you. If you have any questions about drain cleaning, just call our Phoenix plumbers. Contact The Sunny Plumber, we have the answers you need to keep your drains operating properly.

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Drain Cleaning Tip: How to Maintain Your Plumbing Drains

Monday, February 18th, 2013

The Sunny Plumber offers Phoenix drain cleaning services to customers throughout the area. Maintaining your plumbing drains is an important part of preventing repairs and major backups or clogs. Don’t hesitate to call the Phoenix plumbers at The Sunny Plumber for all your drain maintenance and drain repair needs.

Professional Drain Cleaning Services

Professional drain cleanings are important because they help keep your drains working properly. Once debris, food particles, grease, and other causes of clogs get stuck inside your drain lines, it usually takes a drain cleaning service to clear the clog. Using a snake is not always effective and can sometimes harm the pipes. We use a high-powered water hose to clean out your drains, which is both safe and effective.

Install a Garbage Disposal

Your kitchen drains are very susceptible to clogs due to grease, cooking oils, and food scraps getting into the drain lines. While you can be mindful of keeping these things out of the drain, it may help to install a garbage disposal. Keep in mind that you still need to keep out oily foods and items that are not intended for a disposal. This includes animal bones, used coffee grounds, and foods with rough surfaces.

Think Before You Flush

Only flush items that are intended to be flushed down the toilet. Anything else can easily cause clogs, especially over time. If you have a dual flush toilet, make sure you know how much water is appropriate for each flush. You can also protect your shower and sink drains by installing hair catchers to prevent hair and dirt from clogging your drains.

Contact The Sunny Plumber for Phoenix drain cleaning services and advice on how to maintain your plumbing drains. We offer 24/7 emergency plumbing repair services, so call us any time for immediate service.

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Drain Cleaning FAQ: Why Should I Hire A Plumber For Professional Drain Cleaning Service?

Monday, February 11th, 2013

Think about how much stuff gets put down your drains. When you really think about it, it’s almost shocking that your drains don’t clog on a daily basis with all the abuse that they take. When your drains start to slow down or when they clog completely, the only way to get them running again is to call for drain cleaning in Phoenix. The Sunny Plumber provides complete drain cleaning services in Phoenix. We know that it can sometimes be tempting to try to fix your own drains. But it’s almost always best to call for the services of a plumber in Phoenix to clean your drains. Here are a few reasons why that’s true.

Professional Drain Cleaning in Phoenix, AZ

While there are certain cases when using a plunger or a coat hanger to remove clogs is acceptable, there are huge benefits to using a professional plumber for drain cleaning in Phoenix, AZ.

  • Equipment – Plumbers have access to an extensive array of professional equipment that will let them get the job done better and faster. At The Sunny Plumber we have Scour Jet equipment that produces a high pressure stream of water. Not only is this safer for your pipes but is does a better job than just cramming a coat hanger down your drains.
  • Experience – Our Phoenix plumbers have years of experience with drain cleaning. We’ll be able to clear your drains but we’ll also be able to tell if there are other problems with your plumbing system. This can help you potentially avoid future repairs or drain clogs.

Benefits of Regular Drain Cleaning in Phoenix, AZ

One of the best ways to potentially avoid drain clogs is to get regular drain cleaning in Phoenix, AZ. Your clogs and drain problems happen slowly over time with all the waste water that passes through them. During regular drain cleaning visits, your plumber will find those small clogs and blockages before they cause your drains to slow down or clog completely.

When you need drain cleaning in Phoenix, AZ call The Sunny Plumber.

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Plumbing FAQ: Common Causes of Clogged Drains

Monday, February 4th, 2013

No plumbing problem should be considered too minor to merit enlisting the help of a professional plumber in Phoenix. Even seemingly minor problems can lead to or be indicative of larger, more serious issues. Clogged drains are one of those problems that many homeowners in Phoenix seem to think they have to live with. This is not, nor should it be, the case. If you have frequently clogged drains, call the plumbing experts at The Sunny Plumber. We can get to the root of your clogged drain problems to help resolve the situation completely and effectively. Contact us today for more information on drain cleaning in Phoenix.

There are a number of reasons that your drains may become clogged. One of the most common that we see happens in the bathroom. When we shave into our bathroom sinks or shower and wash our hair in the bathtub we all too often allow our whiskers or shed hair to be flushed down the drain. Well, the hair does not always make it that far. Before long enough hair can accumulate to begin trapping other debris such as dirt, toothpaste and so on. Soon enough you have a clogged drain on your hands. Make sure to clean your hair out of your drains after shaving and showering.

Another common cause of clogged drains happens in the kitchen. Kitchen sinks get a lot of use, and it is tempting to allow small scraps to just wash down the drain or to just throw everything into the garbage disposal. Even with a garbage disposal, though, there is plenty of opportunity for food waste to clog your drains. Fibrous foods such as celery or corn husks and hard items such as bones should never go down the garbage disposal. Make sure that you never pour hot grease or fat down you drain. It is only liquid as long as it is hot. Once it cools down it will congeal and can trap other items, leading to a clog.

Do not let clogged drains make your home less convenient. Contact The Sunny Plumber to have your drains professionally cleaned. There is no better way to ensure the reliable function of the plumbing system in your Phoenix home.

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