The Sunny Plumber Phoenix Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Phoenix’

Water Heater Efficiency Tips

Monday, December 18th, 2017

water-heaterOf the many different systems and appliances that we use these days to make our lives more comfortable and convenient,  the water heater is certainly one of the most important. In fact, unlike your heating or air conditioning system, the water heater doesn’t even get an off-season. That is why it is so important that your water heater is properly sized and installed in your home. You can’t afford to encounter a subpar performance from your water heater, after all.

Speaking of “afford,” though, we should also point out that you don’t want to be paying more than you should have to in order to heat water for use throughout your home. While hot water is obviously going to come at some cost, there are a few ways in which you can help to make your water heater in Phoenix more efficient. Read on, and be sure to reach out to the pros here at The Sunny Plumber Phoenix with any questions that you may have. We’re happy to handle all of your water heater services.

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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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When to Call for Water Heater Repairs

Monday, October 23rd, 2017

water-heater-technicianJust because the weather outside is so hot for so much of the year in our living area does not mean that you only want cold water coursing through your residential plumbing system. Hot water is one of the most important amenities in any home, and it is so common that many homeowners take its availability for granted. This is precisely why it is so troublesome to run into problems with your water heater. Any disruption to your hot water supply is going to cause serious inconvenience in your home.

The moment that you have any reason at all to suspect that there is a problem with your water heater, contact a member of our team to schedule professional water heater repair in Phoenix, AZ. Whatever the issue may be, it must be properly diagnosed and expertly resolved, preferably in a very prompt manner. We have some of the finest water heater technicians around on our staff, and we are happy to get that water heated back up to working reliably for you.

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Is It Time to Replace Your Water Heater?

Sunday, July 30th, 2017

replace-water-heater-timeA good number of homeowners throughout the Phoenix area still use the traditional storage tank model of water heater in their homes to provide hot water for cooking, cleaning, and other tasks—and for good reason. Tank water heaters are very quiet and often able to be tucked away in rarely-used areas of the home such as the basement, or the garage.

Of course, because of this, problems can crop up pretty quickly and go unnoticed. If your water heater is over 10 to 15 years old, then this problem can lead to a fundamental breakdown, which only leaves you with one option: water heater replacement in Phoenix, AZ. But wouldn’t it be nice to know it’s almost time to replace your water heater—before you actually have to do so? This way there is a minimal disruption to your home comfort and convenience.

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Do I Have a Gas Leak?

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

gas-burnerNatural gas is, without question, one of the greatest resources that we have at our disposal. Natural gas is affordable. It is largely a domestic product, allowing us to scale back our reliance on foreign oil. It is also versatile, used in heating systems, ovens/ranges, water heaters, and even clothes dryers. What it is not, however, is 100% safe. No fuel is, which is why so many safety precautions are put in place for various fuels and the systems that use them.

Any time that you are dealing with a combustible fuel, there is the potential for a dangerous situation to develop. A gas leak is certainly a prime example of one such situation. The “good” news here is that there are many different warning signs that can alert you to such a problem in your home or on your property.

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Water Heater Tips: Avoiding Scalds

Monday, May 8th, 2017

thermostat-in-the-redAs hot as it may get in our area during the long, arduous summer season, we still have plenty of need for hot water in our homes. When you shower in the morning, run the dishwasher, or do your laundry, you’re using water that is heated by your water heater in Phoenix, AZ. It is a hardworking appliance, to say the least, and today’s water heaters are some of the most durable appliances on the market. It is important to remember, though, that misuse of your water heater can be dangerous.

Today, we are going to talk about the dangers of scalding yourself while using a tank water heater. There are some potential issues, as well as some user misunderstanding, which can make painful and dangerous scalds a real possibility. Keeping this information in mind, and working with a professional plumber as needed, can help to ensure that you and everyone else in your home uses hot water safely. 

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When Should I Consider Repiping?

Monday, April 24th, 2017

question-markModern homeowners have a glut of conveniences at their disposal. Perhaps no single system is more vital to our way of life than the plumbing that both brings water into your home as needed and which disposes of waste and wastewater when necessary. Just think of all that you depend upon your plumbing system for, from doing the dishes and showering to washing your laundry and general household cleaning.

Now, just think about how much damage that water can do if it manages to get out of your pipes and leak into your home. Modern plumbing materials and system design help to minimize the risk of such problems developing. However, there is no such thing as a 100% reliable plumbing system. If you are experiencing certain problems with your home, and there are other deciding factors present, then repiping your house in Phoenix, AZ may be your best option. Here are a few tips on when to consider repiping services.

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How Do I Spot a Water Leak?

Monday, April 10th, 2017

In our last post, we talked about the warning signs of a main water line leak on your property. While water pooling in your yard may be a fairly obvious sign that something is amiss, you should also keep in mind the fact that there are many other spots in which your plumbing system may spring a leak. Not all of these leaks will be quite as obvious as one causing a pool to form in your yard.

Even supposedly “minor” water leaks—though we contend that there is no such thing—can do very serious damage to a home if given the opportunity. That is why it is so important that you schedule prompt leak detection service in Phoenix, AZ with a professional plumber when water leaks develop. Of course, to do so you must first recognize that there is a water leak to begin with. Here are a few tips to help. 

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Why Is Water Pooling in My Yard?

Monday, March 27th, 2017

plumbing-iconsHeavy storms move through our area from time to time, but for the most part Phoenix is a fairly dry place to live. That is why it is so disconcerting to see a growing pool of water in a yard around here, especially following a particularly dry spell. If the water is not coming from precipitation, it is very likely that the pool in your yard is being fed by the main water line.

Obviously, a ruptured water line is not something that you can ignore, nor can you tend to the problem yourself. You are going to need to hire trained professionals you can trust to repair or replace your water line in Phoenix, AZ. Because you are reading this, you’re already well on your way to doing so.

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What Can Cause a Sump Pump to Fail?

Monday, March 13th, 2017

flooded-houseSome people automatically associate sump pumps with basements, which of course are not at all common in our geographic region. The fact that you don’t have a basement in your home, however, does not mean that you don’t need to have a sump pump ready for action. While moisture in a crawlspace may not damage furniture the way it might in a finished basement, there is a whole slew of other problems that it can lead to. Regardless of the exact construction of your home, the sump pump is there to protect its lowest point.

If you have a sump pump, and that sump pump failed to deliver on its promised function the last time that you needed it, you may be wondering precisely what went wrong. Here are a few reasons as to why your sump pump in Phoenix, AZ may have failed. 

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