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

Don’t Let These Items Go Down the Kitchen Sink Drain!

Monday, November 15th, 2021

plumberAre you playing host to the family this season? Even if you aren’t, you may be having friends over some time in the future. When people are going to be spending time at your house, there is a lot of activity that will go on in the kitchen. So what can you do to ensure that your kitchen plumbing in Phoenix is kept safe?

This might sound silly at first, but hear us out. One of the best things you can do is make sure everyone is on the same page about what NOT to put down the kitchen drain. Write it down on a note and paste it next to or close by the sink so everyone can see it.

What are the items not to try to wash down the kitchen drain? Those “no-go” items include…

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3 Garbage Disposal Dos and Don’ts

Monday, August 10th, 2020

sunny-plumber-vanWe have a simple question for homeowners without garbage disposals: why? Why wouldn’t you take advantage of all that the garbage disposal has to offer? These appliances are affordable, they’re reliable, and they make things so much easier in the kitchen. What drawbacks are you trying to avoid here? Is it because you’ve heard a few horror stories related to garbage disposals in the past? If so, consider this: user error is likely to blame.

Garbage disposals in Phoenix make life easier, but only if you use yours right! It’s not a complicated process, fortunately. It’s just that some homeowners don’t bother reading instructions, take precautions with a grain of salt, or just don’t realize that their garbage disposals do have certain limitations. Today, we’re going to look at some of the ways in which you can guarantee disposal success.

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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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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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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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Some Upgrades for Your Kitchen Plumbing in Tempe, AZ

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

Many important conversations happen over a family dinner at home, which is just one of the many reasons some people describe the kitchen as the most important room in the house. Without functional kitchen plumbing, meal preparation could become nearly impossible, as you could not rinse vegetables, boil water, rinse dishes, or drain wastewater. Your kitchen sink, drain, and stove are all essential to your home life, so what if you could make some improvements to make meal preparation and cleaning simpler and more enjoyable?

Sure, your current plumbing components may work just fine. But if the plumbing is not set up as efficiently as you’d like it to be, meal preparation and cleanup is a chore, and even making a quick snack becomes a hassle. Convert your kitchen into a room you’ll want to visit again and again throughout the day by considering one or more of the following upgrades to your kitchen plumbing.

  • New Garbage Disposal: If you don’t currently have a garbage disposal, kitchen cleanup can be a mess and your drain pipes may be more likely to clog. Garbage disposals break up food into small pieces so that they can easily move down the drain. You can even replace your old garbage disposal with a faster model by calling a plumber for installation services.
  • Kitchen Sink: The sink you currently own may be functional, but does it suit all of your kitchen needs? Some homeowners choose to upgrade to a larger sink or one that is positioned higher up for practical purposes. Others select a stylish single-bowl design or a functional two-bowl design to replace their older sink. In any case, a professional can install the sink and replace or move any plumbing components as needed.
  • Gas-Fired Range: Some plumbers are actually qualified to move, replace, or install gas lines in your kitchen as well. Many homeowners prefer gas-powered ranges to electricity as it can cost nearly half as much to operate. If you decide to install a gas stove for the first time or want to move your previous range to another location, an expert can reconfigure the gas lines safely and place them in an ideal position for the new location of your appliance.

At The Sunny Plumber, we install these fixtures and more so that you can get the most out of your kitchen plumbing in Tempe. Speak with a professional about your plumbing installation options today by giving our team a call.

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Why You Should Schedule Maintenance for Your Kitchen Plumbing

Friday, August 8th, 2014

The plumbing in your home’s kitchen does an enormous amount of work each day: bringing fresh cold water to your taps, moving hot water from the water heater, and carrying out wastewater containing fat, grease, and organic debris into the sewer line. Your kitchen also contains appliances, such as the dishwasher a garbage disposal, that are connected to the plumbing and play important parts in your daily routine.

If you expect that the plumbing in your kitchen will continue to work forever without any hitches, you are in for an unpleasant surprise. To head off that surprise, make sure to schedule regular maintenance for your kitchen plumbing in Chandler, AZ from a reliable company like The Sunny Plumber. An annual visit will eliminate many future hassles.

Reasons to Schedule Regular Kitchen Plumbing Maintenance

During a maintenance visit from a trained plumber, your kitchen will receive a thorough inspection which includes the following: checks on all pipes to detect leaks, searching for sagging or raised spots that could indicate leaking, drain cleaning to eliminate organic build-up in pipes, and video pipe inspection to analyze the inside of drainpipes for other problems.

Here’s how this work benefits you:

  • Catch leaks before they become major: Leaks are often hard to detect before they turn into significant problems. Thanks to maintenance, a plumber will find them before they become hazards to your kitchen and your water bills.
  • Reduces clogs and high water pressure: Regular drain cleaning is an essential step toward reducing aggravating clogs in kitchen drains. Thanks to hydro-jetting from professionals, most of the debris that can begin to coat the inside of pipes and create higher water pressure and a greater chance of blockages will be eliminated.
  • Increased lifespan for appliances: Your dishwasher, garbage disposal, and all fixtures such as faucets will have a longer lifespan thanks to regular inspections that will see they are working well.
  • Lower water bills: Inefficient plumbing in a kitchen means inefficient use of water. Regular maintenance will make sure your kitchen isn’t unnecessarily wasting water. Your maintenance plumber will also be able to tell you about installations that will help you even further with water conservation.

We suggest you arrange for plumbing maintenance once a year. If you are currently experiencing numerous issues with your kitchen plumbing, such as leaks and continuous clogging trouble, then you should call The Sunny Plumber right away and arrange for an inspection and cleaning for your kitchen plumbing in Chandler, AZ. We also offer repairs available 24 hours a days and a two year parts and labor guarantee on all repairs if you sign up for active membership in the Concierge Program. Give us a call today to speak with one of our professional technicians.

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Causes of Kitchen Plumbing Clogs

Friday, May 16th, 2014

Clogs rank among the most common plumbing problems in your home, and the kitchen is a prime target for particularly stubborn back-ups. We put all kinds of inappropriate things down the kitchen sink, which can build up in our pipes and eventually cause a backflow. Here in Glendale, AZ, kitchen plumbing services can usually clear up the causes of kitchen clogs, which is ultimately preferable to using a store-bought cleanser. You can probably recognize some of the most common culprits.

Most of the time, kitchen clogs are caused by food waste placed down the sink. They get caught in the pipe and lodged there, backing the water up in the process. In some case, they might not seem all that harmful, at least at first. Take hot fat or cooking grease, for example. It’s not hard to dump them down the drain when they’re in liquid form. The cool of the pipes soon causes them to solidify, creating a serious clog in the process.

Other types of food are surprisingly tough and fibrous, such as peelings from carrots or potatoes. Should they build up in your pipes, that can be enough to cause a bad clog, especially since they tend to retain water and swell slightly. Hard seeds such as peach pits and cherry stones can be bad as well, as can chicken and beef bones.

Unfortunately, cleansers and store-bought snakes very rarely solve such problems. The best approach is to simply be mindful of what you put down the sink. If you experience a kitchen clog, however, you can call in a professional to do the job right. Kitchen plumbing and other plumbing services in Glendale, AZ can be provided by The Sunny Plumber. We use top-of-the-line tools such as motorized snakes to break the clog up, then wash it away to completely restore service to the drains. We serve communities throughout Arizona, and we’re dedicated to making sure you’re satisfied with every part of the operation. If you’re having trouble with kitchen plumbing clogs, don’t waste time and money with one-size-fits all solutions. Give us a call and let us show you what we can do!

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How to Tell You Need Kitchen Plumbing Services for Your Scottsdale Home

Friday, August 16th, 2013

The kitchen is one of the most utilized parts of your home. It’s often the place not only where food is cooked, but also where family and friends gather to converse, eat and drink. Today’s kitchen increasingly enjoys double-duty as a place for eating as well as food preparations and there are various plumbing needs that should be taken care of by a professional plumber. Second only to the bathroom in terms of its plumbing needs, your kitchen sink needs to be effective and efficient, and your refrigerator water line, dishwasher, and garbage disposal all need to be integrated into the home’s supply and wastewater disposal piping. With that in mind, you may eventually find yourself in need of professional kitchen plumbing services in Scottsdale.

Call The Sunny Plumber today if you need an experienced and knowledgeable plumber.

Signs You Might Need Professional Installation or Repair Kitchen Plumbing Services:

  • Leak. A leak can occur anywhere water is contained, be it in one of your hot or cold water supply pipes or in a drainpipe that leads to the sewer line. There are both such pipes in your kitchen, and they need to work well at all times. Leaks can lead to significant water damage over time, not to mention the problems that it may pose to your water pressure or the increase in foul odors where you cook your food.
  • Dishwasher won’t drain. If you find that your dishwasher fails to drain, then you need to make sure that you hire a pro to come take a look. This can lead to increased mold growth, foul odors, and possible overflow. It could just be some debris blocking the drainpipe, but it should be handled by a plumber.
  • Garbage disposal installation. A garbage disposal makes a great solution for homeowners who are tired of throwing out so much food only for it to sit in a landfill. A garbage disposal should be installed by a professional so that it works well. A professional plumber can also advise you on best practices for what not to put down your disposal drain.

When you need excellent kitchen plumbing services in Scottsdale, call The Sunny Plumber.

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Plumbing Tip: Common Kitchen Plumbing Problems

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

We rely heavily on our plumbing systems in Phoenix, AZ. They often seem to operate so autonomously that they are easy to take for granted. Because of the amount of use that they get, especially in the kitchen, they are subject to more wear and tear than other systems within the house. When plumbing problems arise, it is best to ensure that they are taken care of as soon as possible by a professional Phoenix plumber. DIY patch-jobs may hold you over for a little while, but the root of the problem may cause issues elsewhere, or come back worse than ever. Below are some common kitchen plumbing problems. For superior Phoenix AZ plumbing services, call The Sunny Plumber today!

  • Garbage disposal jam. The garbage disposal was invented to reduce the amount of food waste that ended up in the trash. It is a relatively simple device that grinds and mashes up small bits of food. If yours is jammed, first try hitting the reset button on the bottom of the device. If that doesn’t work, then there is probably something lodged within the hopper or blades. Fixing a garbage disposal can be dangerous so make sure you turn it off and call a plumber to come take a look.
  • Leaky faucet. A leaky faucet can not only irritate you—especially when you’re trying to sleep!—it can also lead to substantial increases in your water bill. Leaks don’t tend to go away on their own, so if that leaky faucet is driving you up the wall, make sure you get it professionally repaired.
  • Clogged drain. Even with a garbage disposal, our kitchen drains can get clogged from time to time. It’s important that you use a food stopper in your drains to reduce the risk of major clogs, although sometimes they are inevitable. Grease, oils, fats, and larger food scraps can begin to accumulate on the inside of your pipes, thus leading to partial and complete blockages. Avoid using harsh chemicals that can actually damage your piping.

If you have a plumbing problem in your kitchen, don’t hesitate to call the Phoenix plumbing experts at The Sunny Plumber today!

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