The Sunny Plumber Phoenix Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Apache Junction’

Let’s Play: Guess! That! Leak!

Monday, February 25th, 2019

plumberOkay, so this topic probably is not going to wind up spinning off into a televised game show, but we figured we’d try something new this time around. Today, we are going to put your plumbing knowledge to the test. We will start by saying that the particular leak we’re talking about below is one that we’ve covered here on this blog before. It’s one that our plumbing professionals know well, because it’s a tricky one to deal with.

And, before we go any further, we really want to stress that last point. Today’s post is obviously in good fun, but discovering this type of leak in your home is definitely no laughing matter. If you get to the end of this post, regardless of whether or not you’re able to identify the leak from the clues given, you need to remember to schedule plumbing services in Apache Junction, AZ, immediately if you suspect this leak in your home.

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Is It Time for a New Water Heater?

Monday, October 22nd, 2018

sunny-plumbersYou use hot water each and every day in your home. You use it to do the dishes. You use it to wash your linens. You use it to shower, and to do general cleaning around your house. But you don’t go straight to the water heater to get it. That appliance works and works and works, but it does so quietly and out of view. That’s how it is so frequently overlooked by homeowners, even though it’s so necessary.

Unfortunately, this often leads to homeowners failing to act when it comes to their water heaters—sometimes until the system breaks down entirely. Needless to say, an interruption to your hot water supply can really bring your daily routine grinding to a halt. It gets plenty hot around here, but that doesn’t mean that you want to start your day off with an ice cold shower! That is why The Sunny Plumbing Phoenix has some tips for you regarding the need for a water heater replacement in Apache Junction.

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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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Water Heater FAQ: Tank or Tankless?

Monday, September 25th, 2017

If we were to write you a blank check, chances are that you’d go out and spend your funds on something a bit more exciting than a water heater. We get it: we’re plumbers, and even we don’t think that a water heater is the most enticing item that someone can purchase. It is one of the most necessary, however. If you want to live in the comfort and convenience that you deserve, then you need more than a good water heater. You need a water heater that is going to suit your needs completely.

When it comes down to choosing a new water heater in Apache Junction, there are two systems that most homeowners are going to be looking at. These are the tank and the tankless water heaters. Like any other appliance, both of these systems have pros and cons. In order to help you choose your new water heater confidently, we’ve put together some information to help you better understand some of these points of comparison between tank and tankless models.

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Choosing a Water Treatment System

Monday, July 3rd, 2017

baby-hands-under-faucetSome homeowners think that because they are not using a private water source means that they really don’t have to worry about the quality of the water in their homes. In truth, though, this is completely false. Sure, water from a well definitely has to be tested and almost always treated in some way. But because that your water comes from a public supply does not mean that you have nothing to worry about.

Fortunately for you, our plumbers are here to help. Among the many great services that we offer is the installation of great water quality systems. That begs the question, though, of precisely which type of water treatment system is right for you. There are many different problems that could affect your water quality, and you want to be certain that you are addressing the right problems with the right water treatment system in Apache Junction, AZ.

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3 Common Problems Experienced by a Garbage Disposal

Friday, May 2nd, 2014

Your garbage disposal is one of the unsung heroes of your household, efficiently getting rid of spare bits of food and similar organic detritus. We don’t usually think about it until it suffers from problems, but unfortunately, those problems need to be dealt with quickly or else it will clog up your entire sink. In towns like Apache Junction, garbage disposal repairs can be handled by most reputable plumbing companies. Here are 3 common problems experienced by a garbage disposal. If you spot them, you should call in a professional to get them addressed quickly and promptly.

3 Problems Experienced by a Garbage Disposal

  • No power. Garbage disposals require electrical power to run, and when that power gets interrupted, it won’t function. The disposal may also become overloaded by a power surge or similar issue, which will shut it off before it burns out. Most disposals have a red reset button on the bottom. Press it and see if that fixes the issue. If it doesn’t, the problem requires a trained plumber’s attention.
  • A jam. Certain items should never be placed in a garbage disposal, including chicken bones, peach pits, fibrous vegetable peelings from carrots and potatoes, and metal utensils. They can clog the mechanism and result in a jam. Never try to unclog a jam yourself: you can severely injure your fingers. A trained plumber can adjust the masher plate and safely unjam the mechanism before restoring power.
  • Leaks. Garbage disposals can sometimes spring leaks from breached hoses, loose fittings and faulty seals. A plumber can clear them up in much the same way he or she repairs leaky faucets: by replacing the faulty components and ensuring that the new seal is tight.

If you spot these or other common problems experienced by a garbage disposal, call the experts at The Sunny Plumber right away. Here in Apache Junction, garbage disposal repairs shouldn’t be left to amateurs. Otherwise, you may damage the mechanism and require the wholesale replacement of the disposal.

We have the skills and experience to do the job right and restore your disposal without causing any further damage. Contact us today to make an appointment. You’ll be glad you did!

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3 Reasons to Install New Plumbing

Friday, April 4th, 2014

New plumbing can be a little daunting for a responsible homeowner, since it’s such an important part of the home. Here in Apache Junction, plumbing installation doesn’t have to factor in cold weather and other conditions like they face back east, but that doesn’t mean it’s a decision to undertake lightly. The good news is that a qualified plumber can help you with whatever your project is. But the specifics of that project depend on you and your needs, and the reasons to install new plumbing may vary. Here are three common ones that may match yours.

  • Old pipes
    Good plumbing can last a long time, especially here in the desert, but older houses may have pipes that need to be replaced. You may also need to replace your pipes if they’ve undergone some kind of catastrophic damage, or if they become corroded to the point where they’re no longer sustainable. In addition, you may have pipes made of lead or some other material that is no longer up to code. They need to be replaced as quickly as possible.
  • An expansion to your home
    You may be adding new pipes to cover a new room being added on to your house, or establishing plumbing for a new workshop or guest house. Either way, the room needs pipes and fixtures added, and needs that system to stay connected to the water main and other key points on your property.
  • A remodeling or development
    Sometimes new plumbing needs to be installed as part of a kitchen or bathroom remodeling project. You may not like your sink or shower the way it is, or your may want to rearrange the entire layout as a part of some big renovation.

Whatever the reason to install new plumbing, you want a first-rate plumber on your side to do it. Plumbing installation and other plumbing services in Apache Junction, AZ can be performed with courtesy and care by the experts at The Sunny Plumber. If you’re considering new pipes or fixtures, give us a call today to set up a consultation. We’ll spell out your options for you, then perform the installation with professionalism and pride!

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