The Sunny Plumber Phoenix Blog : Archive for November, 2015

How to Make Your Water Heater Last Longer

Monday, November 30th, 2015

Water heaters are quite sturdy systems, and they can last a long time with proper care and maintenance. They won’t last forever, though. You can severely shorten your water heater’s lifespan if you don’t make sure to treat it properly. Fortunately, there are some things you can do to make sure that your water heater lives a full and productive life. Read on to find out how you can make your water heater last as long as possible.

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Signs That You Have a Sewer Line Problem

Monday, November 23rd, 2015

Sewer lines, like most of the pipes in your home, are made of copper. This makes them sturdy, virtually immune to problems like rust, and very long-lived. With the right care and a bit of luck, copper sewer lines can last up to a hundred years. However, that doesn’t make them invincible. If you aren’t careful, sewer line problems can lead to you having to replace the pipe decades before its time. Take a look at these warning signs that you have a major sewer line problem.

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What to Do if Your Toilet Is Leaking or Overflowing

Monday, November 16th, 2015

Toilet problems often don’t get much worse than the occasional clog, which is often solved with a bit of vigorous plumbing. Sometimes, however, toilet problems get quite a bit worse. Even a minor crack in the bowl or seal can cause massive water damage over a long enough period of time. If you discover a major problem with your toilet, like if it is cracked or overflowing, read on to find out what you should do.

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Which Water Heater Is Right for You?

Monday, November 9th, 2015

For many decades, the only real option for a home water heater was the storage tank variety. In the past decade or so, though, tankless water heaters have arrived on the scene and created a conundrum: which water heater is right for which homeowner? Fortunately, we’re here to help you sort it all out. Of course, it’s best to consult with a technician in person about which water heater is best for you. Still, this should help you get started. Let’s look at some of the pros and cons of each.

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Why You Might Want to Install a Sump Pump this Fall

Monday, November 2nd, 2015

Here in Phoenix, we don’t exactly have to worry about snowfall in winter. One thing that we do occasionally deal with (if we’re lucky) is rainfall. Now, rain may be considered a blessing in a desert climate like ours, but it can also bring a number of problems along with it. Flooding is a very real issue for people with basements or crawlspaces, even during more moderate rainfall. So, if you have a part of your home that may be especially vulnerable to flooding, you should take a look at installing a sump pump this fall. Read on for more information about sump pumps, and how they protect your home from flooding.

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