The Sunny Plumber Phoenix Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Bathroom Plumbing’

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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Toilet Tips: Keep Things Flowing Smoothly!

Monday, March 23rd, 2020

plumberIf you were to do an inventory of your home, chances are that you wouldn’t find the toilet to be the most complex of items in it. The fact that your toilet serves a necessary function does make it one of the most important items in your home, though. And, while there is no way to guarantee that you’ll never run into trouble with your toilet, there are a few measures that you can take to help minimize any such problems.

And there are also some tips and tricks you should know if you notice problems with your toilet developing! Keep in mind that such problems may not always be as serious as they seem—and that they may not be what they seem at all. And, if they are as serious as you’d initially thought, don’t worry. We’re here to handle any plumbing repair services in Phoenix, AZ, that you may need. Don’t hesitate to call our team.

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Take Bathroom Plumbing Problems Seriously

Monday, January 27th, 2020

logoWhat do you mean? you wonder. Of course I’m going to take bathroom plumbing problems seriously. It’s not like I’m just going to ignore that I can’t flush my toilet! Well, sure—we’re not suggesting you’d just go without the convenience of having a working toilet in your home to avoid dealing with the problem. However, not all bathroom plumbing problems in Phoenix are going be quite so obvious and demand immediate action.

The point we want to make today is that dealing with all bathroom plumbing problems promptly will help you to avoid the more immediate types of issues, such as a toilet you cannot actually use. Is there any way in which to completely avoid plumbing problems? No, unfortunately. What you can do, however, is reach out to our Sunny Plumbers at the first sign of trouble and deal with issues to prevent further problems.

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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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Is Your Plumbing System Ready for More Holiday Fun?

Monday, December 4th, 2017

kid-washing-dishesIt better be because, like it or not, there is more on the way! Now, we’re not saying that your plumbing system means to be a party pooper. The fact of the matter is, however, that the holidays are a trying time for this particular system in your home. There are a few different ways in which the influx of guests and the increase in food preparation/clean-up can negatively affect your plumbing in Phoenix, AZ.

Fortunately for you, there are also a number of ways in which you can help to prevent problems from developing. The plumbing pros here at The Sunny Plumber Phoenix would love to discuss a few of them with you today. We know that the holiday season can be a hectic time, and we are happy to help in any way that we can to reduce the level of stress that you may encounter. Call today with any questions that you may have. 

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Bathroom Plumbing FAQ: Is My Toilet Leaking?

Monday, August 28th, 2017

As professional plumbers, you can imagine that a lot of our business entails trips to bathrooms in our clients’ homes. This makes sense, considering the fact that this is generally, along with the kitchen, where the highest concentration of plumbing fixtures and components is. If trips to bathrooms are common, then calls regarding leaking toilets are extremely common cause for those trips. When you have to get yourself and your family up and out of the house in a timely fashion in the morning, a leaking toilet is a major setback.

Before you panic, however, you should keep the following tips in mind. Now, don’t get us wrong–we most certainly do not advise you to make every plumbing job or toilet repair in your home into a DIY event. However, there are a few simple factors that you may want to rule out before scheduling professional bathroom plumbing services in Queen Creek, AZ.

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What to Do if Your Toilet Is Overflowing

Monday, September 26th, 2016

We’ve all had plumbing appliances act up every once in a while, but the toilet has got to be one of the worst. Toilet overflows have the potential to cause a great deal of water damage in a very short period of time, and it can be tempting to panic when they happen. Fortunately, if you know what to do you can mitigate a lot of the damage a toilet overflow can cause until your plumber arrives. Read on to find out how.

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Ways to Save Water in Your Bathroom

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

Many of us are aware of how crucial it is to save water for the good of the environment and, of course, to cut back on utilities. But few people are aware of what it takes to do so. You may have cut back on your time in the shower or started hand-washing a few items instead of running an extra cycle on the dishwasher, but it can still feel as though you’re not doing enough. Luckily, it’s easy to save some money in the bathroom when you employ the help of a plumbing specialist.

Choose the expertise of The Sunny Plumber to help you figure out how you can cut spending and take advantage of more efficient bathroom plumbing in Glendale.

  • Repair a leaky sink or shower ASAP. Did you know that even a small leak from your pipes can waste up to 20 gallons of water a day? You may feel as though a small leak is manageable, but it’s important to get it fixed by a professional as quickly as possible in order to stop the leak from damaging your home and to make sure your plumbing is in top working order.
  • Replace or repair your water heater. Does it take the water in your bathroom a long time to heat up? Do you tend to turn on the shower and then walk away while you wait for the water to get warm? Your older water heater may not be in the best condition. It may be that there is buildup in the pipes that keeps it from running possibly, or that you need a new system entirely. But whatever the problem, a technician is best qualified to handle the repair or replacement.
  • Use lowflow toilets and faucet aerators. Low flow toilets cut water usage by more than half over older toilets by using a high-pressure flushing system instead of mass amounts of water. You can also choose to add a low-flow showerhead or a faucet aerator, a small piece that you may be able to locate at a hardware store, which restricts the flow of water from your sink.

Call The Sunny Plumber today for more information about our bathroom plumbing service and how you can save some money on your plumbing in Glendale.

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How to Avoid Bathroom Plumbing Repairs

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

Bathroom plumbing problems can come at the most inconvenient times. You may notice a major clog when you need to take a relaxing bath, or you may find leaks in your bathroom right before your big vacation plans. This could make any homeowner feel frustrated, which is why The Sunny Plumber has put together this list of a few easy ways to prevent sudden problems from ruining your day.

  • Use a drain cover. One of the most common reasons that drains clog is too much hair. Hair may become stuck to pipes that are lined with sludge, or it may gather in the P-trap, the curved section of pipe beneath your sink that looks like a sideways letter P. Prevent hair from causing clogs by using a drain cover in your shower and bathroom sink.
  • Avoid liquid drain cleaner. When homeowners experience annoying drain clogs, they may try to solve the problem with liquid drain cleaners that can be purchased at most hardware stores. But these harsh chemicals are unable to dissolve most types of clogs, and can seriously damage your pipes, leading to further repairs. Besides, these chemicals may cause injury to the eyes or skin. Instead, only trust household plungers or equipment used by professional plumbers to remove blockage.
  • Install a water softener. Another way to ensure your pipes continue to work as they should is by installing a water softener. Hard water, an excess of minerals in your water, may allow deposits to gather within your pipes, collecting until it reduces your water pressure significantly. This means you’ll need a plumber to descale your pipes, or worse, pipe replacement. Professional water softener installation keeps his problem from occurring later on.
  • Schedule regular maintenance. Finally, you should schedule plumbing maintenance services once a year with a certified plumber. With this service, components of your entire system are thoroughly cleaned and inspected. This can prevent sudden problems from occurring, and it allows you to control when a plumber enters your home, so you’re not surprised by repair needs in the middle of a busy day.

When you need preventive maintenance or repairs for your kitchen or bathroom plumbing in Chandler, AZ, the experienced, certified plumbers at The Sunny Plumber can handle it all. Give us a call today!

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Common Causes for Bathroom Sink and Shower Clogs

Friday, August 15th, 2014

No household plumbing problem is more frequent and more persistent than drain clogging. Chances are that you will need to deal with a clogged sink or shower drain in your bathroom at least once during each year. Fortunately, many times you can use a basic plunger to get rid of the clog. But for the times when a plunger isn’t enough…you’ll have to call skilled plumbers to solve the problem.

It’s important that you don’t use chemical cleaners as a second step to attacking a bathroom clog. These chemicals are acidic and harmful to drainpipes, and they also create toxic fumes. Rely on plumbers and their special tools to care for your bathroom plumbing in Gilbert, AZ. You can reach the team at The Sunny Plumber 24 hour a day whenever you need sinks or showers unclogged—fast.

The Frequent Causes of Bathroom Clogs

  • Hair: No other object causes as much grief for bathroom sinks and showers as hair. Hair often gets trapped in the sludge that lines pipes or is found down in the p-trap (the curved pipe section below the sink) and starts to accumulate. Eventually, the hair will form a thick plug that can be difficult for plungers to break through. Plumbers will use motorized drain snakes to remove hair clogs. To help reduce the chance of these clogs occurring, have a drain cover for both your sink and shower.
  • Soap scum: It’s difficult to prevent soap from going down the drains in bathrooms, and soap scum is a common problem as it begins to build up along the drain pipe. Not only does soap scum threaten to block up a drain, but it can create acidic chemicals that will damage the interior of the drainpipe.
  • Small objects: Any number of items sitting around your sink or on the ledge of a shower, such as the cap for a plastic bottle, can accidentally tumble down a drain and create a tough clog. Plumbers will find ways to extract the object (which can be important if it’s also a valuable object).

Leave the chemical drain cleaners on the store shelves and call for a professional plumber for your blocked drains. When you contact The Sunny Plumber, you’ll receive a skilled plumber who will take care of the problem quickly. You can rely on us for any plumbing service in Gilbert, AZ that you need for your bathroom.

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