The Sunny Plumber Phoenix Blog : Archive for the ‘Plumbing’ Category

How to Tell When You Have Hard Water

Monday, December 28th, 2020

sunny-plumbersDo you ever wonder about what’s in your water? Your plumbing system is a major part of your home, water comprises most of your body, and you can’t go long without it. It’s incredibly important so we understand how the thought of what’s looming in your water supply might cross your mind every now and then. That’s why we’re here to inform you about a common problem with your home’s water: hard water.

This is actually a problem that plagues most homes across the country. It’s especially abundant in our neck of the woods. Luckily though, the simple solution to this problem is a water softener in Phoenix, AZ. We’re here to inform you today and help you find the resources that you need for your home’s plumbing services.

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“Minor” Plumbing Leaks? Major Problems!

Monday, December 14th, 2020

sunny-plumber-vanEvery now and then, we’ll get a call from a customer who has a serious problem. And they’ll tell us that it all started with what seemed like a “minor” leak. And that’s why we want to remind you that there is really no such thing as a “minor” plumbing leak. At least, there’s no such thing as a plumbing leak that is minor enough to ignore. If you fail to deal with your plumbing leaks, trouble is coming.

Does this mean that all plumbing leaks are emergencies? No, of course not. There are obviously some plumbing leaks that are more serious than others. But that doesn’t change the fact that any plumbing leak is going to have negative consequences. It may not warrant a call for 24/7 emergency services, but you do want to deal with your plumbing leaks in a timely manner. Why? Well, that’s what we’re here to cover today. Schedule your plumbing repairs in Phoenix with us!

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Water Heater FAQ: What’s Standby Energy Loss?

Sunday, November 29th, 2020

sunny-plumber-vanWhen folks start shopping around for something like a new water heater, they sometimes stumble across terms that they aren’t familiar with. If you’re looking for a new water heater in Phoenix—particularly if you’re trying to decide between a tank or tankless model—then one of those phrases you may have encountered is standby energy loss. You may not be familiar with it, but it is a major consideration if you’re trying to decide between these two types of systems.

Today, we’ll talk about standby energy loss, tank and tankless models, and more. Before we do, one quick reminder. There are a lot of great systems from many superb manufacturers out there. If you fail to schedule your water heater installation and services with qualified professionals, though, none of that quality will matter. You’re going to wind up with a system that won’t deliver the level of performance you deserve. Of course, that’s of no concern when you work with a Sunny Plumber!

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Holiday Hosting Can Overwhelm—Your Plumbing!

Monday, October 19th, 2020

plumberThis year more than ever, we’re hoping that each and every one of you is able to enjoy a safe, pleasant holiday season with those closest to you. Things may look a little different this year as far as planning goes, but one thing stays the same:

Hosting for the holidays can do a number on your plumbing system!

If you want to avoid problems that the increased level of usage can do to your plumbing system this holiday season, keep these tips in mind. And remember, a Sunny Plumber is never more than a phone call away. When you need plumbing services in Phoenix or the surrounding areas, you know who to call!

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How to Tell Your Toilet Needs Professional Help

Monday, October 5th, 2020

What is one part of your home that you really don’t want to be without? You might first think about hot water or cool air from your air conditioner, but take a moment to think about what life would be like without your toilet. It is likely that things would be much less convenient and much more … smelly … if you had to switch over to an outhouse again.

If there is a problem with your toilet, the reality is that you will need to get it fixed as soon as possible for the sake of your home function and your health too. To do that effectively and safely, you’ll need a professional plumber in Phoenix to provide those services. Here is how you know when you should contact us for help:

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Are You Making These Wasteful Water Mistakes?

Monday, August 24th, 2020

plumberWater isn’t something any modern homeowner is going to compromise on. While escaping to a minimalist campsite for a weekend here and there, jugs of water in tow, may be good fun, you want a nice, hot shower when you get home. Things like this are not luxuries in this day and age. They are the expectation.

But they come at a cost.

When your water bill arrives, what is your reaction? Do you feel a pang of dread as you open it up to see what you owe? That’s not the way it should be! Sure, you need to pay for the water that you use in your home. But you don’t need to overpay. And if you are, it may be due to some common mistakes you’re making when using water.

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Potential Plumbing Pain Points

Monday, May 18th, 2020

logoThe thought of living without indoor plumbing is probably not a thought that many people give much thought to! Why not? Because the idea of forgoing the convenience and hygiene that modern plumbing systems allow for is not one that is all that appealing, that’s why! Unfortunately, like most things that are essential in our lives, even the best plumbing systems are not perfect. You can count on running into issues with your plumbing system from time to time.

When you do, it is important that you take the appropriate action fast. The last thing that you want to do is to ignore a manageable problem, only to have to intervene when that problem inevitably becomes a whole lot less manageable. Our Sunny Plumbers can handle anything that plumbing systems can throw at us, but we can tell you from experience that a prompt response is always for the best. Here are some common plumbing pain points that homeowners face.

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No, Copper Pipes Are Not Invincible

Monday, May 4th, 2020

sunny-plumbersIf you encounter a plumber in Phoenix, or anywhere else, telling you that he or she has a pipe to sell you that is guaranteed to be problem-free, one thing is for sure—you’ve either found a very misinformed plumber, or a very dishonest one. That’s the beauty of working with a Sunny Plumber on our team. We tell you the truth, and we have the knowledge and expertise to base our opinions in fact. That’s the Sunny Plumber difference!

One myth that some people get in their heads is that investing in copper piping is going to mean a problem-free piping experience for the rest of their days. That’d be great, we won’t argue that. Like most ideal situations, though, this is just not the reality of the world that we live in. While modern plumbing materials are definitely more durable and reliable than ever before, they are still subject to problems. And we’re here to find the solutions.

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What to Do If Your Water Pressure Is Low

Monday, April 20th, 2020

sunny-plumbersWe’ve all been there. You know that there is a problem with something, but it’s not really that bad of a problem. And you really don’t need another headache at this point. So why not just ignore the problem and deal with it later? Well, the answer is usually the same. If you do choose to ignore the problem, you’re going to be dealing with a bigger problem later on. It’s never in your best interest to let it slide.

This is definitely the case with low water pressure in your home. If you have any such concern with your plumbing in Phoenix, AZ, then you absolutely need to let a member of our team know right away.  There are a lot of different reasons why you may experience low water pressure, and you’re always going to want a professional resolving the issue before things get out of hand. So keep the following in mind, and keep our number handy!

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The Pros and Cons of the Tankless Water Heater

Monday, April 6th, 2020

sunny-plumber-vanIf you’ve visited our blog before—and we certainly hope that you’re taking advantage of this resource—you already know that we are big advocates of using tankless water heaters in Phoenix, AZ. Just to make things clear, however, we acknowledge that the tankless water heater is not the right system for every home or for every homeowner. It’s not that we’re an advocate for this single type of system. We an advocate for finding the right system for your needs!

With that in mind, we are going to explore some of the pros of tankless water heaters today. However, we’ll also be taking a look at some of the cons of these systems. And yes, even tankless water heaters, outstanding a resource as they may be, have them. After all, if there were one single water heater that was the right fit for every home, then there wouldn’t be so many options out there to choose from!

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