The Sunny Plumber Phoenix Blog : Archive for March, 2013

Plumbing: Bathroom Remodeling Tips

Monday, March 25th, 2013

The bathrooms in your home are one of the most used rooms. When you decide that it’s time to give your home a facelift starting with your bathrooms is often a good idea. There are a few things that you should think about before you decide to start remodeling your bathroom. Here at The Sunny Plumber, we offer complete Phoenix plumbing services including bathroom plumbing installations. We thought it would be a good idea to put together some tips for you so that your bathroom remodel projects turns out as good as possible. Contact us today if you have any questions about bathroom plumbing in Phoenix, AZ.

Work With a Professional Phoenix Plumber

Probably one of the best things that you can do for the success of your bathroom remodeling project is to work with a professional plumbing contractor. Contact the Phoenix, AZ plumbing experts at The Sunny Plumber if you’re ready to start on a new bathroom remodel project. Your bathroom plumbing and fixtures are too important and get too much use to be left to a nonprofessional. When you get help from an expert plumber, you can rest assured that your bathroom’s plumbing system and any fixtures that you install will be done right and that it will be done quickly. Professional Phoenix plumbers usually have years of experience working with all kinds of home remodeling projects. Especially here at The Sunny Plumber, we can help you get your new bathroom remodeled and up and running as soon as possible.

Replace Your Plumbing

When you remodel your bathroom you’re probably going to be tearing the whole place apart in order to rearrange the fixtures and install new ones. This is a perfect time to think about replacing the plumbing in your bathroom. If your home is old or if you’ve never replaced the plumbing, it could be time to do it. Remodels are a great opportunity to take advantage of the exposed pipes and replace them. Over time, clogs, leaks, rust and mineral deposits can build up inside your bathroom’s plumbing system. While these can sometimes require repairs they can eventually lead to pipe replacement. Talk with the Phoenix, AZ plumbing technicians at The Sunny Plumber if you’re curious about whether or not it’s time to replace the plumbing during your bathroom remodel project.

For any of your Phoenix, AZ plumbing services, call The Sunny Plumber today!

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Plumbing Tip: How To Tell If You Have A Slab Leak

Monday, March 18th, 2013

A slab leak is a leak in the piping buried in the concrete slab foundation that your house sits on. While the results of a slab leak can at times be obvious, detecting and fixing the leak are major repairs. But it’s important to know how to tell if you have a slab leak. That way, you can schedule slab leak repair with your local Phoenix plumber. Early detections can prevent serious future damages, and once detected, slab leaks need to be repaired right away. In this post, we want to share with you some ways of figuring out whether you have a slab leak. If you need Phoenix plumbing service, call The Sunny Plumber today!

  • Spike in your water bill. One of the major indicators of a slab leak is an increase in your water bill. It may be subtle or large, but in either case, you may not only be paying for more water than you use, but the foundation of your home may be at risk.
  • Wet spots on flooring. If the leak is substantial enough, it can begin to penetrate the floors of your home. At this stage, the slab leak may begin to damage the interior of your home, and you should call a plumber immediately.
  • Water stain. If you notice water stains on the flooring above your concrete slab then you may have a slab leak. There are other possibilities, of course, but if it appears in a spot that’s not near plumbing above ground, chances are that it’s coming from below your flooring.
  • Foundation shifting. If you notice that your foundation has shifted or settled, there may be water damage within slab itself, or soil erosion below the slab, which has caused the foundation to shift.

Detecting a slab leak involves the use of various equipment to pinpoint the source of the leak within the concrete, which can be more or less difficult depending on whether water is coming out of the foundation.  If you need a plumber in Phoenix, AZ for slab leak detection, call The Sunny Plumber today!

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Plumbing Tips: How to Maintain Your Drain and Sewer System

Monday, March 11th, 2013

If you are looking for Phoenix drain cleaning services, call The Sunny Plumber! We can provide you with any sort of drain cleaning service, including high pressure hydro jetting for safe and effective results. This week, our plumbers put together a blog post with some tips on how to maintain your drain and sewer system so that you aren’t stuck with a clogged sink, or worse, a toilet backing up in the middle of the night.

These are just a few tips. Feel free to call our Phoenix plumbers if you have further questions or would like more plumbing advice.

Use Garbage Disposal Properly

Make sure you aren’t putting anything in your garbage disposal that doesn’t belong. This includes coffee grounds, grease, tough vegetable skins, meat, bones, and anything that might cause the drain to clog. Be sure you know how to operate and clean it as well.

Think Before You Flush

Flushing heavy paper products, such as paper towels, feminine products, and even facial tissue with added lotion, can harm your drain system by causing a backup. Don’t flush anything that your drain and sewer system cannot handle, or that might damage the pipes, such as harsh chemicals.

Schedule Routine Maintenance

Make sure you schedule routine drain maintenance with a professional Phoenix plumber. This includes drain cleaning as well. Regular drain and sewer maintenance will help to ensure that there are no hidden issues. This is why it is also important to call for a repair if you noticed repeated issues, such as consistent clogs or system backups.

No matter what your drain and sewer problem may be, the Tucson, AZ plumbers at The Sunny Plumber can get to the root of the issue and resolve it for you in no time. Call us for more drain and sewer tips or to schedule your next drain cleaning service in Tucson.

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Plumber Tip: How to Maintain Your Plumbing System

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

Whenever you turn on a sink, run your dishwasher or take a shower your plumbing system works hard to safely dispose of your waste water. All the use that it gets often causes problems for the drains and pipes in your home. One of the best ways to make sure that your plumbing system keeps working well is to get it professionally maintained by a Phoenix plumber. At The Sunny Plumber, we provide complete drain maintenance and drain cleaning in Phoenix.  We know how frustrating it can be when your plumbing system starts to leak or slow down. That’s why we thought it would be a good idea to put together a short list of some of the things that you can do to maintain your plumbing system.

Professional Plumbing Maintenance in Phoenix AZ

Probably the best way to make sure that your plumbing system works well is to get it professionally maintained. The professional Phoenix plumbers at The Sunny Plumber work on pipes and drains frequently. We have the skill and experience to thoroughly clean your plumbing system so that it works well.

Regular Drain Cleaning in Phoenix AZ

As part of your professional maintenance, regular drain cleaning in Phoenix is a terrific way to potentially avoid clogged drains. During regular drain cleaning, your plumber will inspect and clean our any drains that appear to be slowing down. At The Sunny Plumber we use Scour Jet equipment to clean out our customers’ drains. The Scour Jet uses a high-pressure stream of water to remove any clogs or blockages in your drains.

Know What Can Go Down Your Drain

Another good way to keep your plumbing system working is to treat it well. There are certain things that shouldn’t go down your drain—especially your kitchen sink drain. Because of the garbage disposal, many homeowners think they can put anything down their kitchen sink. But a good rule of thumb for your garbage disposal is that if you can’t chew it up then it should go down your drain. Things like large fruit pits and animal bones can’t be ground up by your disposal. Also, melted fat and fibrous vegetables like celery and corn husks shouldn’t go down your kitchen sink.

For quality drain cleaning in Phoenix, AZ call The Sunny Plumber. Our plumbers in Phoenix have years of experience working with all different kinds of plumbing problems. We can get your drains back up and running quickly.

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