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

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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Prevent Holiday Plumbing Nightmares

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

By Gary Eisenhauer

The holidays are a time to enjoy with friends and family. However, Thanksgiving, and other seasonal holidays, present the perfect recipe for costly and embarrassing plumbing failures. With a little planning and insight from industry experts, you can prevent yourself from holiday hassles. Here are the top four tips from The Sunny Plumber to keep your pipe dreams in check.

What’s the No. 1 issue consumers need to think about around the holidays to keep their plumbing working?

One of the most common plumbing issues people face during the holidays is a clogged sink or malfunctioning garbage disposal. I always recommend being wary of the “FOG.” Fats, oils, and grease are your garbage disposals worst enemy. While this material is in liquid form when it’s initially poured into the disposal, it congeals into a viscous sludge as it cools. The FOG then sticks to the walls of the disposal chamber, as well as the walls of the drain pipe. This can gum up the impeller, as well as clog the drain. Don’t pour FOG down the garbage disposal if you want to avoid these issues. Throw it away, instead.

That’s a good tip. What else should I avoid putting down my drain?

Never put beans, rice, pasta and bread down the drain. These are like sponges and when saturated with water, this food material will expand and can cause a backup. In addition, bones and fibrous foods should be thrown away or composted.

Moving to the bathroom, what should we steer clear of?

During the holidays bathroom facilities are taxed with additional traffic and usage. Annual maintenance to clear any build-up can often prevent major toilet clogs and avoid the spread of infectious waste in the bathroom. Also, stay away from using chemicals to try and clear blockage as this rarely remedies a clogged line and can damage your pipes. If a plunger doesn’t clear the clog, turn to the pros.

What to be mindful of with water heaters?

The arrival of cooler weather raises caution for water heaters. Cold air causes expansion and contraction in water heaters and in older units, fractures can occur resulting in failure – which usually leads to flooding. Routine maintenance can identify those risks as well as ensure water heaters are operating effectively and efficiently. Water heaters are your best friend, but can cause a lot of headaches when they are not taken care of or installed incorrectly. With some minor attention, you can prevent major problems from occurring and enjoy the holiday without flooding or no hot water with a house full of guests.

Gary Eisenhauer is general manager of The Sunny Plumber.

About The Sunny Plumber

The Sunny Plumber offers the highest quality plumbing services throughout the Southwest. All plumbers are experienced in solving a wide variety of plumbing problems including drain cleaning, leak detection, sewer line and garbage disposal repair. The company also sells, installs and services standard and tankless water heaters. All plumbers are background-checked, drug-tested, and receive continuous technical training to make them the best in the industry. For more information, visit thesunnyplumber.com.

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How Does Trenchless Technology Work?

Monday, July 17th, 2017

broken-sewer-lineExtremely well, is the short answer! Of course, we love giving visitors to our blog a lot more information than this, so we are going to expand on this answer considerably in the following post.

First, let us remind you that even the best technologies are not really worth all that much if they are not in the hands of skilled, trained professionals. You won’t have to worry about that when you work with our plumbers, of course.

Not only do we have the equipment necessary to complete your trenchless sewer line services in Scottsdale, AZ, but we also have the training and know-how to ensure that the job is done right from the start. The entire concept behind trenchless sewer line services is that you are able to have your sewer line repaired or replaced with minimal hassle. Don’t take chances with the quality of your services and wind up compromising this convenience.

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Simple Tips for Avoiding Clogged Drains

Monday, June 19th, 2017

Drain-flowWhat is the first thing you think of when we ask you to name a very common plumbing problem? Chances are that most homeowners would come up with “clogged drains.” Clogged drains are indeed terribly annoying, and they are extremely common. However, clogged drains can be much more than annoying. In fact, they can actually lead to plumbing system damages, as well as property damages. This is why you should do everything that you can in order to prevent drain clogs from developing in the first place.

If you follow these simple tips, then you will be able to reduce the risk of encountering clogged drains in Queen Creek, FL. No, there is no way in which to guarantee that you will never encounter drain clogs in your home. Because most drain clogs are the result of human error, though, you can certainly take steps to reduce their frequency. If and when you do encounter clogs, well, we can help with that, too.

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What Causes Sewer Line Damages?

Monday, February 13th, 2017

buried-plumbing-line-excavationIf we were to ask you what immediately pops into your head when you think of your plumbing system, what would you say? The faucets that provide you with quick access to potable water? The shower, or the toilet in the bathroom? Chances are that the first thing to spring to mind would not be your sewer line. While you will—hopefully—never have to see your sewer line or directly interact with it, though, you have to keep in mind just how vital this component of your plumbing system really is.

All of the water and waste that enters the drainage system in your home is removed from your property via this sewer line. If you encounter any kind of problems with your sewer, you will come to realize quickly just how incredibly inconvenient this situation can be. In some cases, damages to the sewer line may require a full replacement. But how could your sewer line in Phoenix, AZ come to be damaged, anyway? There are actually a number of potential causes for sewer line damages.

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Drain Cleaning Methods You Should Know About

Monday, January 9th, 2017

Drain cleaning is one of the most beneficial things that you can do to maintain the health of your drain and sewer system. If you want to avoid issues with this system as much as possible, and save yourself some money in the process, it’s a good idea to schedule drain cleaning services at least once a year. Why is drain cleaning so beneficial, though? Read on to find out more about drain cleaning methods, and how they can help you.

Why is drain cleaning so beneficial, though? Read on to find out more about drain cleaning methods, and how they can help you.

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When to Call for Drain Cleaning

Monday, August 1st, 2016

Drain cleaning is one of those services that everyone needs, but few people know that they need it. Most people will, when faced with a clogged drain, just pour some acidic store bought drain cleaner down it and call it a day. The only way to keep your drains in the best possible condition for as long as possible, though, is to have professional drain cleaning done. Let’s take a look at when you should call for drain cleaning services.

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Why Store Bought Drain Cleaners Are Not a Good Idea

Monday, June 13th, 2016

When you have a drain in your home clog up, you might be tempted to just go to the store and pick up an off-the-shelf drain cleaner to take care of it. This is a mistake. Store bought drain cleaners actually leave your drains quite a bit worse off in the long run, even if they solve the immediate problem. Let’s take a look at why professional drain cleaning services are a much better option.

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Why Does My Home Smell Like a Sewer?

Monday, May 16th, 2016

Is your home full of an awful stench for no apparent reason? It’s probably coming from your drains. Bad smells coming from drains are usually an indication of a problem with your drain and sewer system. How bad the problem is can be determined based on how strong the stench is, and the location it’s coming from. Read on to find out a bit more about this problem, as well as what it might take to fix it.

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