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

Use Natural Gas Safely in Your Home

Monday, January 14th, 2019

sunny-plumbersThere are a lot of different resources available to homeowners these days. Easily one of the greatest that we have at our disposal is natural gas. Why is natural gas so great? What are the benefits that it has to offer? Well, consider this: Natural gas is a mostly domestic product. That means that it is not subject to unforeseen pricing fluctuations in foreign markets, which in turn means that it is generally quite stable and affordable in price.

Not only that, but natural gas can be used for a lot of different applications in the house, from fueling heaters to stoves/ovens and water heaters, too. Perhaps the greatest benefit is that, unlike oil or propane, natural gas does not need to be delivered to your home nor does it need to be stored on-site. It is instead piped directly to your home via natural gas piping and a gas line in Phoenix, AZ. And you definitely need a skilled, trained professional to install that gas piping.

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What’s the Best Way to Clean My Drains?

Monday, December 31st, 2018

sunny-plumbersReady for a DIY project to keep you busy around the house? Wondering what the best way in which to clean your drains might be? Well, here’s a tip—pick up the phone, not the toolbox! You are not going to be able to effectively clean your drains on your own. In the best case scenario, you’re going to wind up wasting your time and some money. Worst case, you could actually do some serious damage to your drains.

What’s so difficult about cleaning drains, you may wonder? Well, there is the fact that clogs are not always as simple as they seem. They may not be located where you think they are. You don’t have the tools at your disposal that professional plumbers do and, even if you invest in them, you’ll use them infrequently and lack the skills of a professional plumber in Phoenix. So why not schedule your drain cleaning services with our team, and have the job done right the first time?

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Your Garbage Disposal Has Certain Limitations

Monday, October 8th, 2018

logoDo you think a good garbage disposal means you can dump whatever you want down the sink drain? Think again! Even the best garbage disposals, and even those that are professionally installed by the experts here at The Sunny Plumber Phoenix, have their limitations. Failure to understand these limitations and the misuse of your garbage disposal in Phoenix, AZ, could result in severe damages to the system and problems with the drains. That’s why we want to share these garbage disposal tips with you. 

When it comes to increasing convenience in the kitchen, the garbage disposal is one of the best tools for the job. When it comes to creating major inconveniences in the kitchen, the misuse of your garbage disposal is one of the best methods. You don’t want to create inconvenience, of course, which is why you do want to use your garbage disposal properly every time, every step of the way. Contact us with any questions.

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Bathroom Plumbing Tips

Monday, September 24th, 2018

plumberWhen you think of plumbing, the bathroom is probably the first room in your house that springs to mind. Considering this single room contains your bathroom sink, your tub, your shower, and your toilet, it only makes sense that it should occupy that space. It also makes sense that you want to do everything that you can in order to reduce the risk of encountering problems with your bathroom plumbing system. That is what The Sunny Plumber Phoenix wants to help you do with this post!

These tips are useful in general, but they are really useful when you have company coming to your home. Now, we get it. You don’t want to be that annoying host who stresses out over guests using your bathroom, and you certainly don’t want to invade anyone’s privacy. That being said, it is still your bathroom and it is literally your property that is on the line. It is better to play it safe than sorry, so here are some tips for protecting your bathroom plumbing in Phoenix, AZ.

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What Causes Plumbing Leaks?

Monday, September 10th, 2018

sunny-plumber-vanIf we were to ask a large pool of homeowners what the most common problem with plumbing systems is, chances are that a big number of individuals within that pool will come up with the same answer: leaks. And you know what? They would be right. There are a lot of different types of leaks, of course, but they all boil down to the same trouble—you cannot keep water in the pipes or fixtures where they belong!

While there may be a lot of different types of leaks, there are also a lot of different problems that can cause those leaks. We are going to look at a few of them today. Now, not even working with as outstanding a company as The Sunny Plumber Phoenix will keep all leaks at bay forever. Many of these causes are simply out of your hands. However, you can take measures to minimize such risks, provided you know what those causes are, to begin with.

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Water Line Problems? Let Us Replace It!

Monday, August 27th, 2018

sunny-plumbersOne of the most basic functions of any plumbing system, perhaps the most basic function, is to bring potable water into businesses and homes. Sure, there are a lot of factors to consider, such as the heating of water, water drainage, and so on, but there wouldn’t be a need for a plumbing system without getting that water into the house/commercial property in the first place.

Why are we explaining something that is so obvious? To emphasize just how important your main water line is. Without your main water line, you wouldn’t have access to the potable water that you need to cook, clean, and bathe with. Unfortunately, even if you have a main water line in place (and we’re comfortable in assuming that you do), it is not going to last forever. Even something as relatively simple as a pipe is going to degrade over time, and eventually you’ll need a water line replacement in Phoenix, AZ. Call The Sunny Plumber Phoenix when you do.

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Keep Your Drains Flowing Freely

Monday, July 30th, 2018

plumberOkay, you’ve done the dishes. Now that that’s out of the way, you can go kick back, relax, grab a beverage of your choosing, and spend some more quality time with your family and/or your guests. There’s only one problem.

The sink is not draining.

Or, at least, it is not draining properly. What could have led to this? What cruel twist of fate has thrown this wrench into the gears of your night? Well, we hate to tell you this, but the problem could very well be one of your own making. In fact, many instances, if not the majority, of clogged drains are the result of user error. You cannot always avoid them, but by being a bit more careful and keeping the following tips in mind, you can definitely keep the issue of clogged drains in Phoenix, AZ to a minimum.

So read on and, if you do run into clogged drains in your home, do not hesitate to give a member of our team a call.

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Why Schedule a Camera Pipe Inspection?

Monday, July 16th, 2018

sunny-plumber-vanWhen some homeowners run into a slow-moving drain or a clogged toilet, they may think that grabbing the plunger will free up that clog and get the drain pipe functioning properly. They may think that a leak in a drain or sewer line is a simple enough fix—after all, you can see where the leak is coming from, right? When you stop and think about the situation, though, it’s pretty obvious that things may be much more complicated than this.

That is precisely why you need a professional plumber to come aboard and complete a thorough video pipe inspection in Phoenix, AZ for you. When it comes to diagnosing and pinpointing pipe problems, nothing beats the ability to peer directly into the pipe in question. Sure, it may not be a breathtaking view. However, the information that it gives us allows our plumbers to resolve the problem in a fashion that will take your breath away.

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How to Deal with Slab Leaks

Monday, July 2nd, 2018

sunny-plumbersIn a perfect world, we would be able to tell you how you can completely avoid plumbing problems of all kinds, preferably in just a few simple steps. As this isn’t a perfect world, we can’t do this, though we’ve certainly shared plenty of tips in the past that have helped you to avoid many problems with your plumbing system. That being said, you are going to run into problems from time to time—and some of them are much more serious than others.

While we believe that all plumbing problems should be a top priority, and it is always in your best interests to resolve any problems in a prompt manner, certain issues are more likely to cause serious damage than others. This is the case with a slab leak in Phoenix, AZ. In today’s post, we’ll help you to understand what a slab leak is, why they’re so detrimental, and how you can recognize one in your home. If and when you do, be sure to contact The Sunny Plumber Phoenix immediately. 

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Hire a Professional Emergency Plumber

Monday, June 4th, 2018

plumberWhen you think of an emergency in your home, you may think of a fall down the stairs that necessitates a call to the paramedics. Or maybe a fire that breaks out, putting not just your property but also lives in jeopardy. Yes, these are definitely emergencies. Those emergencies potentially resulting in bodily harm are not the only ones that you may encounter, though, and medical professionals/firefighters/police officers are not the only individuals that you may need in such events.

If you have a true plumbing emergency, for instance, you’re going to be much better off contacting a member of our team than you would calling 9-1-1! For plumbing emergencies of any stripe—and we’ll discuss a few typical situations in the post that follow—The Sunny Plumber Phoenix is definitely the company to call. When you need an emergency plumber in Apache Junction, our team is here to spring into action 24/7.

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