The Sunny Plumber Phoenix Blog : Archive for January, 2016

Problems That Can Lead to Pipe Replacement

Monday, January 25th, 2016

Since the 1960s, the majority of the plumbing pipes installed in new homes have been copper. This is because copper is a very sturdy material, resistant to rust, and capable of lasting up to a century under ideal circumstances. However, even copper pipes can be afflicted by serious issues. It’s important that you know what kinds of problems can shorten the lifespan of your pipes, so that you know when to call for plumbing services. Let’s take a look at a couple of the problems that can lead to pipe replacement.

Continue Reading

How the Anode Rod Protects Your Water Heater

Monday, January 18th, 2016

With the amount of water a standard tank water heater deals with on a regular basis, it really shouldn’t last very long. The constant flow of water into and out of the tank should result in rust, followed by a rupture, within a couple of years. Why doesn’t it, then? How come many water heaters last up to 20 years without rusting out? The answer lies in a simple part called the anode rod. Read on to find out more about the anode rod, and how it protects your water heater.

Continue Reading

3 Signs That You Need Drain Cleaning

Monday, January 11th, 2016

Many people think that drain cleaning is something that should only be done if a clog completely forms in the line. This is not the case. There are a number of warning signs that indicate when you are in need of drain cleaning. The faster that you can react to them, the more time and effort you’ll save. Check out these three signs that your drain is in need of cleaning.

Continue Reading

Problems That Can Lead to Repiping

Monday, January 4th, 2016

Plumbing pipes are designed to last quite a long time, under the right circumstances. There are plenty of homeowners who never have to deal with repiping. However, there are also plenty of situations that can weaken or destroy plumbing pipes. The good news is that if you catch them early enough, many of these problems can be resolved without having to replace the pipe. Read on for more information on these problems, and when to call for repairs.

Continue Reading