The Sunny Plumber Phoenix Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Phoenix’

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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How Our Plumbers Can Inspect Your Pipes

Monday, February 27th, 2017

light-at-end-of-pipeIf, for some reason, a hole were to develop in the wall of your home, it would be a pretty obvious problem, right? Your walls are quite visible, you’d feel a draft or hot spot, and so on. When holes develop in parts of the house and its systems that are hidden from view, though, things are substantially more complicated. This is why leaks in your pipes are so serious. It is also why you should contact us the moment that you suspect that you have a piping problem. We offer video camera pipe inspection services in Phoenix, AZ.

Once you schedule service with our plumbers, we can use our video camera pipe inspection equipment for a variety of different purposes. Of course, you need to schedule service first, and that means recognizing that there is a problem to begin with. Following is some information about how the service works, as well as what it may be used for and when to schedule pipe inspection.

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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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What Does an Anode Rod Do?

Monday, January 30th, 2017

tank-water-heaterIf you were to name the most important appliance in your home, what would it be? Many homeowners would go with their water heaters. The water heater in your home is a true workhorse, providing you with the hot water that you need in order to shower, wash dishes, do the laundry, and so much more. If you use a tank water heater in Phoenix, AZ, then you depend a lot on a component that you may not even know exists. This is the anode rod.

While the anode rod may not exactly be a household name, it really should be in those homes outfitted with tank water heaters. The anode rod provides a vital function in order to protect your tank water heater from harm. The anode rod also does not last forever, so it is important that you know for certain what type of condition yours is in.

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The Sunny Plumber Has Pledged $100k to Help Seniors Repair Their Systems

Monday, January 16th, 2017

The Sunny Plumber is dedicated not only to improving our customers’ homes, but also to improving our whole community. In service to that cause, we have donated $100,000 to the Foundation for Senior Living in Phoenix. For each month, from December of 2016 to September of 2017, $10,000 will be donated to the foundation for the purpose of subsidizing improvements to seniors’ homes in the community.

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