The Sunny Plumber Phoenix Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Drain and Sewer’

Plumbing FAQ: What Cannot Go Down the Disposal?

Monday, October 9th, 2017

mom-and-daughter-kitchen-sinkThere are certain components and fixtures that no plumbing system can really be called “complete” without. Your toilet, for instance, or a kitchen sink. Then there are other devices and appliances that are of a more optional variety. This is where the garbage disposal would fit. Sure, you may not need a garbage disposal incorporated into your plumbing system. Once you’ve used one, though, you may find it hard to imagine going back to life without its conveniences.

The garbage disposal in your plumbing system is hugely beneficial, but it also has its limitations. You really don’t want to push it beyond those limitations, as you could wind up damaging the garbage disposal. You may even wind up damaging it beyond repair. With that in mind, today we want to focus on what you should not be putting down your garbage disposal. If you have any questions or need garbage disposal services, always turn to a professional plumber in Gilbert, AZ.

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How Does Trenchless Technology Work?

Monday, July 17th, 2017

broken-sewer-lineExtremely well, is the short answer! Of course, we love giving visitors to our blog a lot more information than this, so we are going to expand on this answer considerably in the following post.

First, let us remind you that even the best technologies are not really worth all that much if they are not in the hands of skilled, trained professionals. You won’t have to worry about that when you work with our plumbers, of course.

Not only do we have the equipment necessary to complete your trenchless sewer line services in Scottsdale, AZ, but we also have the training and know-how to ensure that the job is done right from the start. The entire concept behind trenchless sewer line services is that you are able to have your sewer line repaired or replaced with minimal hassle. Don’t take chances with the quality of your services and wind up compromising this convenience.

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Simple Tips for Avoiding Clogged Drains

Monday, June 19th, 2017

Drain-flowWhat is the first thing you think of when we ask you to name a very common plumbing problem? Chances are that most homeowners would come up with “clogged drains.” Clogged drains are indeed terribly annoying, and they are extremely common. However, clogged drains can be much more than annoying. In fact, they can actually lead to plumbing system damages, as well as property damages. This is why you should do everything that you can in order to prevent drain clogs from developing in the first place.

If you follow these simple tips, then you will be able to reduce the risk of encountering clogged drains in Queen Creek, FL. No, there is no way in which to guarantee that you will never encounter drain clogs in your home. Because most drain clogs are the result of human error, though, you can certainly take steps to reduce their frequency. If and when you do encounter clogs, well, we can help with that, too.

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What Causes Sewer Line Damages?

Monday, February 13th, 2017

buried-plumbing-line-excavationIf we were to ask you what immediately pops into your head when you think of your plumbing system, what would you say? The faucets that provide you with quick access to potable water? The shower, or the toilet in the bathroom? Chances are that the first thing to spring to mind would not be your sewer line. While you will—hopefully—never have to see your sewer line or directly interact with it, though, you have to keep in mind just how vital this component of your plumbing system really is.

All of the water and waste that enters the drainage system in your home is removed from your property via this sewer line. If you encounter any kind of problems with your sewer, you will come to realize quickly just how incredibly inconvenient this situation can be. In some cases, damages to the sewer line may require a full replacement. But how could your sewer line in Phoenix, AZ come to be damaged, anyway? There are actually a number of potential causes for sewer line damages.

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Why Does My Home Smell Like a Sewer?

Monday, May 16th, 2016

Is your home full of an awful stench for no apparent reason? It’s probably coming from your drains. Bad smells coming from drains are usually an indication of a problem with your drain and sewer system. How bad the problem is can be determined based on how strong the stench is, and the location it’s coming from. Read on to find out a bit more about this problem, as well as what it might take to fix it.

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Don’t Wait for a Drain Clog Before Scheduling Cleaning

Monday, September 28th, 2015

You probably don’t spend an awful lot of time thinking about your drains, but that doesn’t mean that you can ignore them completely without some consequences. There are a number of problems that can crop up with your drain system, some of which can be prevented by something as simple as routine drain cleaning. Let’s take a look at some of the signs that you need drain cleaning services.

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The Benefits of Trenchless Drain Replacement

Monday, August 3rd, 2015

Practically all plumbing pipes installed since the 1950s have been made of copper, due to their longevity and resistance to corrosion. Under ideal circumstances, most copper pipes should last between 80 and 100 years. Unfortunately, that occasionally isn’t the case. Things like pitting corrosion, lime scale buildup, and tree root growth can all cause pipes to require replacement well before the 100 year mark. If and when you need to have your pipes replaced, you should consider trenchless technology as a solution. Let’s take a look at what trenchless technology is, and why you should consider it.

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Problems that Lead to Sewer Line Replacement

Monday, July 27th, 2015

There are two primary pipelines that lead from your home to the municipal mains: the water and sewer lines. The water line brings fresh water into your home, while the sewer line directs waste water to the sewer main. Both of these pipelines are supposed to last a long time, up to 100 years under ideal circumstances. What about not-so-ideal circumstances, though? Read on for some of the problems that can require sewer line replacement.

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Signs That You Have a Sewer Problem

Monday, June 1st, 2015

The sewer system in your home is designed with an “out of sight, out of mind” philosophy. You aren’t supposed to have to deal with your actual sewer system at all, just send it waste for disposal. So if you ever do find yourself being affected by your sewer system, chances are that something is very wrong.

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Plumbing Tips: How to Maintain Your Drain and Sewer System

Monday, March 11th, 2013

If you are looking for Phoenix drain cleaning services, call The Sunny Plumber! We can provide you with any sort of drain cleaning service, including high pressure hydro jetting for safe and effective results. This week, our plumbers put together a blog post with some tips on how to maintain your drain and sewer system so that you aren’t stuck with a clogged sink, or worse, a toilet backing up in the middle of the night.

These are just a few tips. Feel free to call our Phoenix plumbers if you have further questions or would like more plumbing advice.

Use Garbage Disposal Properly

Make sure you aren’t putting anything in your garbage disposal that doesn’t belong. This includes coffee grounds, grease, tough vegetable skins, meat, bones, and anything that might cause the drain to clog. Be sure you know how to operate and clean it as well.

Think Before You Flush

Flushing heavy paper products, such as paper towels, feminine products, and even facial tissue with added lotion, can harm your drain system by causing a backup. Don’t flush anything that your drain and sewer system cannot handle, or that might damage the pipes, such as harsh chemicals.

Schedule Routine Maintenance

Make sure you schedule routine drain maintenance with a professional Phoenix plumber. This includes drain cleaning as well. Regular drain and sewer maintenance will help to ensure that there are no hidden issues. This is why it is also important to call for a repair if you noticed repeated issues, such as consistent clogs or system backups.

No matter what your drain and sewer problem may be, the Tucson, AZ plumbers at The Sunny Plumber can get to the root of the issue and resolve it for you in no time. Call us for more drain and sewer tips or to schedule your next drain cleaning service in Tucson.

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