The Sunny Plumber Phoenix Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Phoenix’

Use Natural Gas Safely in Your Home

Monday, January 14th, 2019

sunny-plumbersThere are a lot of different resources available to homeowners these days. Easily one of the greatest that we have at our disposal is natural gas. Why is natural gas so great? What are the benefits that it has to offer? Well, consider this: Natural gas is a mostly domestic product. That means that it is not subject to unforeseen pricing fluctuations in foreign markets, which in turn means that it is generally quite stable and affordable in price.

Not only that, but natural gas can be used for a lot of different applications in the house, from fueling heaters to stoves/ovens and water heaters, too. Perhaps the greatest benefit is that, unlike oil or propane, natural gas does not need to be delivered to your home nor does it need to be stored on-site. It is instead piped directly to your home via natural gas piping and a gas line in Phoenix, AZ. And you definitely need a skilled, trained professional to install that gas piping.

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What’s the Best Way to Clean My Drains?

Monday, December 31st, 2018

sunny-plumbersReady for a DIY project to keep you busy around the house? Wondering what the best way in which to clean your drains might be? Well, here’s a tip—pick up the phone, not the toolbox! You are not going to be able to effectively clean your drains on your own. In the best case scenario, you’re going to wind up wasting your time and some money. Worst case, you could actually do some serious damage to your drains.

What’s so difficult about cleaning drains, you may wonder? Well, there is the fact that clogs are not always as simple as they seem. They may not be located where you think they are. You don’t have the tools at your disposal that professional plumbers do and, even if you invest in them, you’ll use them infrequently and lack the skills of a professional plumber in Phoenix. So why not schedule your drain cleaning services with our team, and have the job done right the first time?

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Yes, Hard Water Is a Big Problem

Monday, December 17th, 2018

plumberIt’s a foreign concept here in Arizona, but there are areas in the country where ice fishing enthusiasts talk excitedly about the coming “hard water” season. When we talk about hard water in a plumbing context, we’re not talking about a relaxing day of sitting on a frozen lake with your buddies, though—and we’re not totally convinced of just how relaxing that can really be! We’re talking about a very common water quality issue that can put your plumbing at risk.

Is hard water the type of water quality problem that is going to put your health in danger? No, it’s not. So, that means it is not really that much of a priority in terms of dealing with the problem, right? No, it doesn’t. If you want to protect your plumbing in Phoenix, then you absolutely need to do something to address the hard water in your home. The good news is that we have the system you need!

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How to Tell If Your Sewer Line Is in Trouble

Monday, December 3rd, 2018

sunny-plumber-vanIdeally, you would never run into problems of any kind with your plumbing system. Realistically, you are going to. Nothing is perfect in this world, and your plumbing system is no exception. No, not even when you hire the professional plumbers here at The Sunny Plumber Phoenix to install and service your plumbing system. What we can do, however, is help you to recognize early warning signs that your plumbing system and its numerous components are in trouble.

One common point of trouble is the sewer line. Now, many plumbing problems are a bit difficult to recognize due to the hidden nature of many plumbing pipes and connections. Your sewer line, however, is not just tucked away behind a wall or beneath the floorboards. It is actually buried outside on your property. Does that mean that there is no way to recognize trouble before disaster strikes? No, but it does mean that you’ll want to act fast and schedule prompt sewer line services in Phoenix, AZ.

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Why Stick with a Tank Water Heater?

Monday, November 19th, 2018

logoYou’ve seen us talk a lot about the benefits that tankless water heaters have to offer. But don’t let that convince you that we don’t support tank water heaters too. Tankless water heaters are the right choice for many homeowners in many situations. However, there is no such thing as a single type of water heater that is ideal in every application. If that were the case, there would not be so many to choose from! A tank water heater in Phoenix may be right for you.

Today we are going to look at some of the reasons why you might want to stick with a tank water heater or choose one as your first water heater installation in a new home. There is a lot more to consider than you may realize, and all water heaters are definitely not created equal. Each type has its unique pros and cons, and you are going to be living with your decisions for quite a few years to come. Make sure that you make an informed choice when it comes to your water heater installation.

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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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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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What Causes Plumbing Leaks?

Monday, September 10th, 2018

sunny-plumber-vanIf we were to ask a large pool of homeowners what the most common problem with plumbing systems is, chances are that a big number of individuals within that pool will come up with the same answer: leaks. And you know what? They would be right. There are a lot of different types of leaks, of course, but they all boil down to the same trouble—you cannot keep water in the pipes or fixtures where they belong!

While there may be a lot of different types of leaks, there are also a lot of different problems that can cause those leaks. We are going to look at a few of them today. Now, not even working with as outstanding a company as The Sunny Plumber Phoenix will keep all leaks at bay forever. Many of these causes are simply out of your hands. However, you can take measures to minimize such risks, provided you know what those causes are, to begin with.

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Water Line Problems? Let Us Replace It!

Monday, August 27th, 2018

sunny-plumbersOne of the most basic functions of any plumbing system, perhaps the most basic function, is to bring potable water into businesses and homes. Sure, there are a lot of factors to consider, such as the heating of water, water drainage, and so on, but there wouldn’t be a need for a plumbing system without getting that water into the house/commercial property in the first place.

Why are we explaining something that is so obvious? To emphasize just how important your main water line is. Without your main water line, you wouldn’t have access to the potable water that you need to cook, clean, and bathe with. Unfortunately, even if you have a main water line in place (and we’re comfortable in assuming that you do), it is not going to last forever. Even something as relatively simple as a pipe is going to degrade over time, and eventually you’ll need a water line replacement in Phoenix, AZ. Call The Sunny Plumber Phoenix when you do.

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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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