The Sunny Plumber Phoenix Blog : Archive for the ‘Drain and Sewer’ Category

Easy Ways to Minimize the Risk of Clogs

Monday, June 1st, 2020

plumberThere are certain annoyances in life that you just cannot get rid of. Mosquitoes. Hangnails. And yes, drain clogs. Does this mean that you have to suck it up and put up with clogs, though? That you can do nothing about it? Of course not. You wear bug spray, right? And you clip your hangnails before they can cause you much pain? Well, there are also some preventive measures you can take in order to minimize the headache of drain clogs.

It doesn’t mean that you’ll never run into clogged drains in your home, of course. No more than wearing bug spray will mean that you’ll never get another bug bite. Keeping these tips in mind and putting them into practice will help to limit the risk of clogs developing, though. And the best part is, they’re all quite simple! Just remember that when, not if, you do run into clogs in your home, our Sunny Plumbers in Phoenix are here to help!

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Should Drains Be Clogging This Frequently?

Monday, February 24th, 2020

sunny-plumbersIf you find yourself asking a question about the frequency of drain clogs in your home, then chances are that you have drains clogging up far too frequently. We’re certainly not going to tell you that you should never encounter clogs in your drains. That would be great, of course, but even the most conscientious of homeowners are going to run into drain clogs from time to time. It’s just the nature of the beast.

However, there is a major difference between the occasional drain clog and extremely frequent clogs. And, if you are concerned about frequent clogs and are nervous about major underlying causes, here is a bit of good news—you’re probably contributing to them yourself. We know that doesn’t sound like good news, but it actually means that you can probably start to limit such problems with a few changes of habit. Here are some tips for avoiding drain clogs in Phoenix

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The Problem(s) with DIY Drain Cleaning

Monday, October 21st, 2019

sunny-plumbersWe completely understand that many homeowners like to handle issues around their homes on their own. Not only do we understand this work ethic, we admire it. Do you know what we admire even more than a hard work ethic, though? The logic that allows homeowners to understand when it is time to call in professionals. For some reason, a lot of homeowners seem to think that their plumbing systems aren’t as deserving of professional service as their electrical systems.

Of course, we’re not implying that the average homeowner is going to try to replace his or her own sewer line or anything like that. However, a lot of homeowners do take it upon themselves to handle jobs like “cleaning” their own drains. We put cleaning in quotes there because the job is very rarely done as effectively as homeowners seem to think it is. Today we’re going to discuss why you want our Sunny Plumbers cleaning your drains in Phoenix, AZ.

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What Causes Sewer Line Damages?

Monday, September 9th, 2019

logoThere are some basic amenities we expect as modern homeowners. While something like a garbage disposal is more of a “nice to have” than a “need to have” in a residential plumbing system, a sewer line is definitely something that falls into the need category. With that in mind, we have the unfortunate responsibility of telling you that there is a good chance you’ll wind up with a damaged sewer line at some point.

Now, this doesn’t mean that everyone will run into such problems, but it’s more common than you may hope or realize. If you’re serious about protecting your sewer line and your property as best you can, then you need to understand why you might run into problems with your sewer line in Phoenix, AZ, in the first place. Fortunately for you, our Sunny Plumbers have answers! Keep this information in mind, and contact us if you have any plumbing-related concerns at all.

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Why Is Scour Jetting the Way to Go?

Monday, February 11th, 2019

sunny-plumber-vanThere are certain projects around the house that homeowners tend to get excited about. A remodeling project, new siding, fresh new interior paint colors, and so on. Heck, even the prospect of a deep spring cleaning can be exciting, even if you’re not exactly looking forward to the process of getting to the finished product that you’re after.

Now, all that being said, cleaning your drain and sewer lines is probably not going to make the shortlist here. And that’s okay.

What’s not okay, however, is downplaying the importance of having clean, unobstructed drain and sewer lines servicing your home. Trust us, keeping up with the work necessary to make this the case is much easier than reversing the problems that arise as a result of failing to do so.

That’s why we want to take this opportunity to talk to you about the benefits of scour jet service in Mesa, AZ. This is the best way to keep these pipes in the best working condition possible.

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A Little Grease Goes a Long Way—Toward Clogs!

Monday, January 28th, 2019

logoYou have plenty to do throughout the day, from getting your family out the door in the morning to handling your professional responsibilities to getting everyone fed at dinnertime. By the time you’re ready to tackle those dishes that have stacked up in the sink, you’re probably going to be pretty spent. We understand that you may just want to rush through them and get in some relaxation time before bed.

However, your plumbing system is not likely to be quite so understanding.

Grease is a major contributor to clogs in residential plumbing systems. There is a reason why restaurants use grease traps in their commercial plumbing setups, after all. If you’re serious about protecting your convenience and the condition of your drain and sewer system, you need to get serious about grease! We’re here to help you better understand why this is the case. So read on, and reach out to our team if you have questions about this slippery situation.

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How to Tell If Your Sewer Line Is in Trouble

Monday, December 3rd, 2018

sunny-plumber-vanIdeally, you would never run into problems of any kind with your plumbing system. Realistically, you are going to. Nothing is perfect in this world, and your plumbing system is no exception. No, not even when you hire the professional plumbers here at The Sunny Plumber Phoenix to install and service your plumbing system. What we can do, however, is help you to recognize early warning signs that your plumbing system and its numerous components are in trouble.

One common point of trouble is the sewer line. Now, many plumbing problems are a bit difficult to recognize due to the hidden nature of many plumbing pipes and connections. Your sewer line, however, is not just tucked away behind a wall or beneath the floorboards. It is actually buried outside on your property. Does that mean that there is no way to recognize trouble before disaster strikes? No, but it does mean that you’ll want to act fast and schedule prompt sewer line services in Phoenix, AZ.

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Is It Time for Sewer Repairs?

Monday, April 23rd, 2018

logoThere are parts of your home, even those that you depend upon daily, throughout the day, that you simply don’t keep at the forefront of your mind. If your sewer line is among them, don’t feel too badly about it. Most of us don’t really sit around wondering what type of condition our sewer lines are in. That being said, any problems with a sewer line are certainly a big deal, and you need to schedule your sewer and drain repair in Phoenix as promptly as possible.

Doing so, of course, means that you must recognize signs of trouble with your sewer line to begin with. We can help you to do just that. In today’s post, our drain and sewer line experts are going to share some information with you about why sewer lines may be damaged, as well as how you can spot any potential signs of trouble. If you have any questions or concerns, remember that the pros at The Sunny Plumber Phoenix are always here to help. 

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Ask a Plumber: What Is Scour Jetting?

Monday, January 1st, 2018

hydro-jetterThere are a lot of systems in your home that you have some direct interaction with, or are at least visible, which helps to keep them and their overall condition on your mind. Others, however, are largely hidden from view and are able to fulfill their function without any real input on your end. Your drain and sewer system is one such example, and we cannot stress enough that out of sight should definitely not lead to out of mind when it comes to your drains and sewer line.

While your drains and sewer line are not complex mechanical systems, there are plenty of problems that can develop with them over time. Dealing with any such problems in a timely manner can really help you to avoid some very undesirable, potentially costly outcomes. That is why you may want to consider scheduling scour jet service with a professional plumber in Mesa, AZ. It’s a great preventive practice that can have some serious benefits for your drain and sewer system.

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The Sunny Plumber earns 2017 Contractor of the Year

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

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The Sunny Plumber has been named the 2017 “Contractor of the Year” by the Metro Phoenix Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Contractors Association (PHCC).

Dennis Correll, executive director of the Arizona/Metro Phoenix PHCC, presented the prestigious award to The Sunny Plumber at the association’s annual dinner in November.

The PHCC Contractor of the Year Award recognizes “outstanding achievement” in the industry. Criteria for this award include community contributions and promotion of the trade, relationship with wholesalers, manufacturers and other organizations, consumer awareness/community service and being a member in good standing in the Metro Phoenix PHCC Association.

In 2017, The Sunny Plumber partnered with the Foundation for Senior Living and donated $100,000 to ensure seniors in the area are able to take care of vitally needed plumbing repairs in their homes. To date, dozens of seniors have had successful repairs and renovations completed. 

“The Sunny Plumber team works hard to make a positive difference in the community and this recognition coming from our peers makes our efforts all the more rewarding,” said Gary Eisenhauer, manager at The Sunny Plumber. “I’m proud of The Sunny Plumber team for their ongoing hard work and thank the Metro Phoenix PHCC for their dedication to the industry.”

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