The Sunny Plumber Phoenix Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Phoenix’

What Kind of Shape Is Your Anode Rod In?

Monday, August 13th, 2018

logoThe type of answer that far too many homeowners respond to when faced with the question posed in the title is: “What’s an anode rod?”

If you use a tank water heater to provide hot water in your home, and you do not know what an anode rod is, then this is the post for you. Why? Well, the short answer is that the anode rod is all that stands between your hot water storage tank and total obliteration!

Okay, that last bit was a little melodramatic, but that does nothing to change that an anode rod really is your hot water tank’s best source of protection from the damage and eventual leaks caused by corrosion. An anode rod doesn’t last forever, either. In fact, it’s not supposed to. That means that your anode rod is going to have to be replaced at least a few times throughout the course of your water heater’s lifespan. Be sure to schedule your water heater services in Phoenix, AZ with The Sunny Plumber Phoenix.

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Keep Your Drains Flowing Freely

Monday, July 30th, 2018

plumberOkay, you’ve done the dishes. Now that that’s out of the way, you can go kick back, relax, grab a beverage of your choosing, and spend some more quality time with your family and/or your guests. There’s only one problem.

The sink is not draining.

Or, at least, it is not draining properly. What could have led to this? What cruel twist of fate has thrown this wrench into the gears of your night? Well, we hate to tell you this, but the problem could very well be one of your own making. In fact, many instances, if not the majority, of clogged drains are the result of user error. You cannot always avoid them, but by being a bit more careful and keeping the following tips in mind, you can definitely keep the issue of clogged drains in Phoenix, AZ to a minimum.

So read on and, if you do run into clogged drains in your home, do not hesitate to give a member of our team a call.

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Why Schedule a Camera Pipe Inspection?

Monday, July 16th, 2018

sunny-plumber-vanWhen some homeowners run into a slow-moving drain or a clogged toilet, they may think that grabbing the plunger will free up that clog and get the drain pipe functioning properly. They may think that a leak in a drain or sewer line is a simple enough fix—after all, you can see where the leak is coming from, right? When you stop and think about the situation, though, it’s pretty obvious that things may be much more complicated than this.

That is precisely why you need a professional plumber to come aboard and complete a thorough video pipe inspection in Phoenix, AZ for you. When it comes to diagnosing and pinpointing pipe problems, nothing beats the ability to peer directly into the pipe in question. Sure, it may not be a breathtaking view. However, the information that it gives us allows our plumbers to resolve the problem in a fashion that will take your breath away.

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How to Deal with Slab Leaks

Monday, July 2nd, 2018

sunny-plumbersIn a perfect world, we would be able to tell you how you can completely avoid plumbing problems of all kinds, preferably in just a few simple steps. As this isn’t a perfect world, we can’t do this, though we’ve certainly shared plenty of tips in the past that have helped you to avoid many problems with your plumbing system. That being said, you are going to run into problems from time to time—and some of them are much more serious than others.

While we believe that all plumbing problems should be a top priority, and it is always in your best interests to resolve any problems in a prompt manner, certain issues are more likely to cause serious damage than others. This is the case with a slab leak in Phoenix, AZ. In today’s post, we’ll help you to understand what a slab leak is, why they’re so detrimental, and how you can recognize one in your home. If and when you do, be sure to contact The Sunny Plumber Phoenix immediately. 

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What Are Copper Pinhole Leaks?

Monday, May 21st, 2018

sunny-plumber-vanDo you want a quick answer to the question posed in the title of this blog? They’re a real pain. Don’t worry, we’ve got a more detailed definition coming your way, but we really just wanted to get that out there. The unfortunate fact is that there are a lot of different problems you may encounter with your plumbing system. Copper pinhole leaks are one of them, and they’re a doozy.

As is the case with any plumbing problem, it is always going to be in your best interest to schedule professional plumbing repairs the moment that you discover the issue. Sometimes, that comes late enough in the game that you’ll be in need of professional emergency plumbing repair in Phoenix. This may well be the case when you run into copper pinhole leaks in your home. Just remember that The Sunny Plumber Phoenix is always here for you.

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What You Can Do to Prevent Sewer Repairs

Monday, May 7th, 2018

sunny-plumbersOne of the last things that any homeowner wants to think about is a damaged sewer line. The sewer line is a part of your plumbing system that you have most likely developed an “out of sight, out of mind” mentality about. We understand that. Given its sole function of removing waste and wastewater from your property, it goes without saying that a sewer line is not really a glamorous part of your home. It is a necessary one, though.

So, while your sewer line may well be out of sight, it really should not be kept completely out of mind. Problems can develop with your sewer line, and no, not all of them can be avoided entirely. That being said, there are a few ways in which you can avoid the need for sewer repair in Phoenix. Contact The Sunny Plumber Phoenix the moment that you suspect there is a problem with your sewer line. We’ll figure out what’s wrong and have it fixed up as soon as possible. 

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Is It Time for Sewer Repairs?

Monday, April 23rd, 2018

logoThere are parts of your home, even those that you depend upon daily, throughout the day, that you simply don’t keep at the forefront of your mind. If your sewer line is among them, don’t feel too badly about it. Most of us don’t really sit around wondering what type of condition our sewer lines are in. That being said, any problems with a sewer line are certainly a big deal, and you need to schedule your sewer and drain repair in Phoenix as promptly as possible.

Doing so, of course, means that you must recognize signs of trouble with your sewer line to begin with. We can help you to do just that. In today’s post, our drain and sewer line experts are going to share some information with you about why sewer lines may be damaged, as well as how you can spot any potential signs of trouble. If you have any questions or concerns, remember that the pros at The Sunny Plumber Phoenix are always here to help. 

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All Plumbing Installations Require Professional Plumbers

Monday, April 9th, 2018

sunny-plumber-vanOne of the great benefits of owning your own property is that you really have final say in the decisions made about that property. You don’t need to clear every little project with a landlord, and you don’t need to worry about running afoul of your housing authority. Of course, this freedom should not be taken for granted, and it should not lead you to believe that you can just go ahead and take everything into your own hands.

When you need any plumbing installation in Phoenix, AZ completed, for instance, you are still going to need to hire a professional plumber to do the job. Yes, this can be any plumber of your own choosing, and you are not limited to the contractor that your landlord has a relationship with. You do need to find a professional plumber to handle the job, though, because a plumbing installation is simply never a DIY appropriate project. You can always trust The Sunny Plumber Phoenix with the job.

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Avoiding Common Residential Plumbing Problems

Monday, March 12th, 2018

plumberThere are a lot of systems and appliances that we rely on in our homes. Those related to our residential plumbing, however, are among the most important. Indoor plumbing is ubiquitous enough that it is easy to take for granted. The fact is, however, that it’s a lot more difficult to do that if you run into problems with your plumbing system. Unfortunately, this is more or less guaranteed to happen eventually. All plumbing systems encounter issues from time to time.

While we may not be able to help you avoid any such problems entirely, we certainly can help you to minimize the frequency with which you do. In many cases, problems with residential plumbing are actually the result of simple user error. In others, problems are allowed to develop much more than they should have. So keep these tips in mind, and remember to contact The Sunny Plumber Phoenix when you need a professional plumber in Phoenix.

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How Water Quality Affects Your Plumbing

Monday, February 26th, 2018

copper-pipesHow often do you think about the pipes in your home that make up your plumbing system? Probably not that often, right? At least, not when everything seems to be working as it should be. That’s just the problem, though. Things can seem to be working just as they should, but this does not mean that there are no problems present. They may just not be symptomatic yet—or, perhaps, you just don’t know what types of symptoms you should be on the lookout for.

Just because your pipes—which you can really see very little of, anyway—seem to be in fine working condition does not mean that this is the actual case. Remember, while burst or corroded pipes are obviously very big problems, they are not the only problems that your pipes may encounter. It is also possible that there are problems within those pipes, and that’s partially what we’re going to be talking about today. Read on, and leave your plumbing repairs in Phoenix to the pros on our team.

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