The Sunny Plumber Phoenix Blog : Archive for June, 2013

Toilet Repair Tips: Common Bathroom False Alarms

Monday, June 24th, 2013

Summertime is a great time of the year to get out and enjoy yourself, especially when you have a nice, cool and comfortable home to return to at the end of a long, fun filled day. Like any other time of the year though, you may find yourself stuck at home trying to deal with some problems around the house. No one likes to miss out on fun summer activities, so the Mesa AZ plumbers at The Sunny plumber have some tips to help you deal with summer bathroom troubles in your home. You may just be surprised by how easily resolved some of these common issues are.

A Common Toilet Repair Misconception

One very common service call that we get during the summer months is about leaking toilets. If you have noticed your toilet seems to have sprung a leak this summer, we have some good news for you: it is very possible that your toilet is not actually leaking, but instead playing a very cruel trick on you. The water pooling around the base of your toilet is very likely the result of condensation that simply had nowhere else to go.

Obviously the temperature in your home, particularly areas like bathrooms that tend to get as much of the AC as the rest of your home does, tends to be a bit higher than during the rest of the year. The problem is, the water in your toilet tank is still going to be quite cold. Because of this difference in temperature, it is very possible that your toilet tank is “sweating”. This means that the water you are seeing is likely just condensation on the outside that has dripped off of your toilet tank onto the floor. Evening out the temperature a bit by cooling your bathroom more can help avoid this issue and the potential for water damage on the area of the floor surrounding your toilet.

Another Summer Bathroom Trouble to Avoid

Condensation can also be an issue at your fan vent. If the vent is built into your wall, it may not be at enough of an angle to shed water to the outside. It is also possible that the vent damper is not positioned properly. Again, water dripping from your fan fixture can do some damage to your walls and floors, so it is important to resolve such problems.

If you have any concerns at all about the condition of your plumbing or its operation this summer, give the professionals at The Sunny Plumber a call.

We can handle any Mesa AZ toilet repair services that you may need. Act fast to prevent unnecessary plumbing problems in your home.

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Phoenix Mayor Asks for Water Donations: Goettl Good Guys and The Sunny Plumber Offers to Match Community Donations!

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

PHOENIX, AZ — Kenneth D. Goodrich, managing partner of Phoenix Peach LLC, a Nevada-based private equity fund, announced today the start of a campaign to collect water donations for those in need in the Phoenix area. To encourage community support, Goettl Good Guys Air Conditioning Repairmen and The Sunny Plumber, Phoenix Peach’s heating and air conditioning and plumbing companies, have offered to match all donations collected at Goettl’s Tempe office until Sunday, June 30, 2013.

Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton called on employers and individuals to donate water supplies to benefit the homeless, individuals with disabilities, homebound seniors, young people and families in need. Last year, Stanton’s call to action resulted in more than 210,000 bottles of donated water.

“Thanks to Goettl Good Guys and The Sunny Plumber working in partnership with our city, we will be able to save lives and make the summer heat more bearable for the homeless and those most vulnerable,” said Mayor Stanton. “At a time when we need everyone to do their part – nonprofits, community members and businesses – these two stepped up for heat relief in Phoenix.”

Goettl Good Guys and The Sunny Plumber are calling on customers, employees and local area businesses to contribute to its donation matching campaign. Customers and businesses are invited to donate water supplies at the Goettl Good Guys Air Conditioning Repairmen offices located at 1845 W. 1st St., Ste. 108 in Tempe until June 30. Donations can also be collected at Phoenix-area homes while service technicians are on-site. To kick off the effort, the companies will contribute 100 cases of water. At the end of the campaign, Goettl Good Guys and The Sunny Plumber also pledge to match all donations collected at the Goettl Good Guys Air Conditioning offices.

“With temperatures consistently exceeding the 100 degree mark, access to a cool and safe environment is a necessity rather than a luxury for Arizonans,” said Goodrich. “The technicians at Goettl Good Guys and The Sunny Plumber are dedicated to improving the lives of community members through reliable service and outreach efforts this summer and all year round.”

All items collected during the Goettl Good Guys Air Conditioning and The Sunny Plumber donation matching campaign will be delivered to the city of Phoenix on July 1.

“Keeping Arizona cool and hydrated during the summer is the core of our business,” said Dan Burke, CEO of Phoenix Peach. “We’re thrilled to be able to work with our team, our customers, and our community to bring water to those in need.”

The donation matching campaign is one of many efforts initiated by Phoenix Peach LLC to serve the community and acknowledge shining examples of outstanding citizenship. Recent initiatives launched on behalf of Phoenix Peach LLC include a military hiring campaign and a special event at a December 2012 Arizona Cardinals game honoring Queen Creek High School students who took a stand to end bullying on the school’s campus.


Founded in 2012 by Phoenix Peach LLC, Goettl Good Guys Air Conditioning Repairmen is the premier provider of comfort services in Arizona’s competitive HVAC industry. The Goettl name has been recognized for excellence in heating and air conditioning installation and service since originally established by Gust and Adam Goettl in 1939. Now a trade name of Phoenix Peach LLC, the company’s highly trained technicians continue to provide excellence in customer service and technical expertise for both residential and commercial HVAC service and installation applications. To learn more about Goettl Good Guys, please visit www.goettl.com or www.goettltucson.com, or follow the company on Facebook at www.facebook.com/goettl and on Twitter at @GoettlAir.

Founded in 2012 by Phoenix Peach LLC, The Sunny Plumber is a licensed and bonded plumbing contractor that proudly offers a full line of plumbing services throughout the Phoenix and Tucson, Ariz. areas. The company’s experienced team of skilled plumbers and professional staff are all background checked and dedicated to providing excellent customer service. From basic plumbing repairs, gas lines, slab leaks, garbage disposals and grease traps to water conditioning, drain and sewer services, the bright and shiny repairmen of The Sunny Plumber are ready for the job. To learn more about The Sunny Plumber, please visit www.thesunnyplumber.com or www.sunnyplumbertucson.com, or follow the company on Twitter at @TheSunnyPlumber.

Founded in 2012, Phoenix Peach LLC is a Nevada-based private equity fund founded by plumbing and HVAC industry veterans Kenneth D. Goodrich and Dan Burke, and joined by Goettl Good Guys President Allen Crick. Together the three bring more than 70 years of experience to Phoenix Peach and its respective brands in the plumbing, electric, air conditioning and heating industries. Currently with locations in Central and Southern Arizona, Phoenix Peach seeks to expand its service offerings throughout the Southwest while also reinventing their industries, focusing on delivering higher level services, guaranteed customer satisfaction and unique customer care programs.

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How Professional Drain Cleaning Can Improve Your Scottsdale Homes Way of Life

Monday, June 17th, 2013

When you stop and think about how much you use your drains, you start to realize how important they are. Whenever you turn on any faucet, flush the toilet, do laundry or wash the dishes, your drains have to work hard to safely and hygienically dispose of that waste water. All that use can really take its toll on your home’s drain system. That’s why getting regular drain cleaning for your Scottsdale home is a great idea. To help you better understand the need for professional drain cleaning services, we wanted to put together a quick explanation of why drain cleaning is so important, and also how it could benefit your home and your way of life.

Just so you know, The Sunny Plumber of Phoenix offers fast, reliable and quality drain cleaning for Scottsdale homes of all different sizes.

Benefits of Scottsdale Drain Cleaning Services

Over time, small problems and issues can start to develop with your drain system. Whether it’s clogs or leaks, your drains will eventually need to be repaired. But getting regular drain cleaning for your Scottsdale home could make a positive impact on the function of your drains.

  • Reduced clogs – Clogs normally don’t form instantly. Usually, they take a long time to develop over time. In homes that don’t get regular drain cleaning, those clogs will inevitably develop into larger clogs that completely block the flow of water down your drains. But when you get regular Scottsdale drain cleaning services, your plumber will find those clogs and remove them before they actually cause problems for your home. This could have the potential to keep your drains working more consistently and more efficiently.
  • Reduced leaks – During regular drain cleaning visits, our plumbers will thoroughly inspect your plumbing system. They will be looking for not only clogs, but also leaks. Leaks, like clogs, don’t develop instantly. They take time and they normally start off small. Our expert plumbers will look for any indications of leaks and repair them before they actually cause damage to your Scottsdale, AZ home.

For all your Scottsdale drain cleaning, make sure that you work with the professionals at The Sunny Plumber of Phoenix.

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Plumbers Tips: How Hard is Your Water?

Monday, June 17th, 2013

Hard water can be a serious hassle for many homeowners. Hard water means that there are excess minerals in your home’s water supply, which can cause big problems for your pipes and your appliances. Calcium and magnesium are two of the most common minerals that can be found in hard water. There are a few things that you can do to combat hard water. Below we’ve outlined those things that you can do.

When you need Mesa, AZ plumbers, make sure that you call The Sunny Plumber of Phoenix.

Problems From Hard Water

Your home’s water line and plumbing have to deal with thousands of gallons of water every single year. If you have hard water constantly flowing through your plumbing and through your appliances, it can cause a number of issues.

  1. First, it could be that the minerals in your hard water are getting deposited in the moving parts of your washing machine, dish washer and bathroom and kitchen fixtures. This can lead to your equipment not working well and, in some cases, even needing to be replaced. You’ll likely need plumbers in order to get your system back up and working again.
  2. Another common problem can be the build-up of limescale on your dishes and cookware. Limescale is a white, flaky substance that you might see on your freshly washed dishes when they come out of the washer. Limescale is actually the minerals in your water getting deposited on your dishes.

Water Testing

One of the best ways to figure out exactly what is in your water is by having your water be tested. The plumbers at The Sunny Plumber offers complete water testing that can help you figure out what steps you need to take in order to remove the contaminants from your Mesa, AZ homes water supply.

Water Softening and Water Treatment

Getting a water softening system or a water treatment system is a great addition to be had for homes that have hard water. These types of systems use filters or additives to remove contaminants and minerals from your water supply. The Mesa, AZ plumbers at The Sunny Plumber offer complete water softening installation as well as water treatment installation.

If you’re concerned about your appliances being damaged from hard water or if you’re tired of limescale build up, just call the friendly Mesa, AZ plumbers at The Sunny Plumber of Phoenix today.

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