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Common Plumbing Issues (And Why You Can’t Ignore Them!)

sunny-plumber-vanThere is a misconception that is far too prevalent among homeowners that common problems are not serious problems, as if their common nature means they cannot cause serious issues. This is flawed thinking, if you ask us. After all, the common cold is, well, common—but it can also prove to be quite debilitating! Today we’ll take a look at some common plumbing problems that you may encounter, and the reasons why you cannot afford to deprioritize them.

Keep in mind that these common problems also don’t mean that they have easy fixes. In almost every scenario, hiring a professional plumber in Phoenix, AZ, is necessary to have a plumbing issue resolved successfully. “Good enough” shouldn’t be in your vocabulary when it comes to your plumbing system and the overall quality of its operation. So read on, reach out with any questions that you may have, and remember that our Sunny Plumbers are never more than a phone call away.

Dripping  Faucets

When you think of a plumbing emergency that might prompt you to schedule after-hours service, a dripping faucet is probably not the type of problem that you’d think of. And you’re right not to. We’d be pretty surprised if our phones started ringing in the middle of the night because a customer’s bathroom faucet was leaking.

The fact that it is not an emergency that needs immediate attention regardless of the time doesn’t mean that it’s not important to resolve the problem promptly, however. Can it wait until normal business hours resume? Sure. But remember, you are paying for all of the water that that faucet is wasting, and that can really add up over time.

Running Toilets

Again, this is something that is pretty easy to write off as little more than an annoyance. Just keep in mind, however, that toilets may run for a few different reasons. You can check to see if the flapper at the bottom of the tank is cracked, or is simply misaligned. If that’s not the case, it’s time to contact us.

But my toilet is still working!

Well, sure, but again, wasted water is the issue here. That running sound is fresh water being brought into the tank to replace water that is leaking into the bowl (most likely—you’d probably notice if it were leaking all over the floor!). Again, you are paying for that water.

Clogged Drains

Well, this is one that I can handle on my own no problem. I’ve got a bottle of chemicals that—

Let us stop you right there. Chemical drain cleaners are way overvalued and marketed beyond their true capabilities. Might a bottle of chemicals clear enough of a clog to allow water to run through the pipe? Sure. Is it really going to effectively remove buildup clinging to that pipe to prevent future buildups from forming quickly again? Not likely. Let a pro clear and clean your drains for lasting results. We’ll make sure that a thorough job is done.

Schedule your plumbing services with The Sunny Plumber Phoenix. Bright and Shiny and Won’t Show Our Hiney.

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