The Sunny Plumber Phoenix Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Plumber’

“Minor” Plumbing Leaks? Major Problems!

Monday, December 14th, 2020

sunny-plumber-vanEvery now and then, we’ll get a call from a customer who has a serious problem. And they’ll tell us that it all started with what seemed like a “minor” leak. And that’s why we want to remind you that there is really no such thing as a “minor” plumbing leak. At least, there’s no such thing as a plumbing leak that is minor enough to ignore. If you fail to deal with your plumbing leaks, trouble is coming.

Does this mean that all plumbing leaks are emergencies? No, of course not. There are obviously some plumbing leaks that are more serious than others. But that doesn’t change the fact that any plumbing leak is going to have negative consequences. It may not warrant a call for 24/7 emergency services, but you do want to deal with your plumbing leaks in a timely manner. Why? Well, that’s what we’re here to cover today. Schedule your plumbing repairs in Phoenix with us!

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Water Heater FAQ: What’s Standby Energy Loss?

Sunday, November 29th, 2020

sunny-plumber-vanWhen folks start shopping around for something like a new water heater, they sometimes stumble across terms that they aren’t familiar with. If you’re looking for a new water heater in Phoenix—particularly if you’re trying to decide between a tank or tankless model—then one of those phrases you may have encountered is standby energy loss. You may not be familiar with it, but it is a major consideration if you’re trying to decide between these two types of systems.

Today, we’ll talk about standby energy loss, tank and tankless models, and more. Before we do, one quick reminder. There are a lot of great systems from many superb manufacturers out there. If you fail to schedule your water heater installation and services with qualified professionals, though, none of that quality will matter. You’re going to wind up with a system that won’t deliver the level of performance you deserve. Of course, that’s of no concern when you work with a Sunny Plumber!

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How to Tell Your Toilet Needs Professional Help

Monday, October 5th, 2020

What is one part of your home that you really don’t want to be without? You might first think about hot water or cool air from your air conditioner, but take a moment to think about what life would be like without your toilet. It is likely that things would be much less convenient and much more … smelly … if you had to switch over to an outhouse again.

If there is a problem with your toilet, the reality is that you will need to get it fixed as soon as possible for the sake of your home function and your health too. To do that effectively and safely, you’ll need a professional plumber in Phoenix to provide those services. Here is how you know when you should contact us for help:

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Protect Your Sewer Line, Protect Your Property

Monday, September 21st, 2020

sunny-plumbersOut of sight, out of mind. Never is that phrase less relevant than in a discussion about plumbing. Look, you don’t want to be staring at your plumbing system’s different components all day. Of course, you can invest in some pretty gorgeous plumbing fixtures. But the pipes and everything else that deliver water to and from those fixtures? Not so much. One plumbing system component that you don’t really ever want to see is your sewer line.

Why is that? Because you shouldn’t ever have to see your sewer line, unless something has gone wrong. After all, this pipe is buried beneath the ground on your property, right? Now, if you’re thinking that your sewer line is protected from any problems thanks to this location, think again. There are a number of ways in which your sewer line may be damaged. The relatively good news is that there are also plenty of ways in which you can avoid damage to your sewer line in Phoenix.

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Are You Making These Wasteful Water Mistakes?

Monday, August 24th, 2020

plumberWater isn’t something any modern homeowner is going to compromise on. While escaping to a minimalist campsite for a weekend here and there, jugs of water in tow, may be good fun, you want a nice, hot shower when you get home. Things like this are not luxuries in this day and age. They are the expectation.

But they come at a cost.

When your water bill arrives, what is your reaction? Do you feel a pang of dread as you open it up to see what you owe? That’s not the way it should be! Sure, you need to pay for the water that you use in your home. But you don’t need to overpay. And if you are, it may be due to some common mistakes you’re making when using water.

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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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3 Reasons You Need to Replace That Old Water Heater

Monday, July 13th, 2020

logoNobody would call a new water heater the most exciting thing money can buy. Not even a Sunny Plumber. And we love water heaters! Even so, you are going to have to spend the money on a new water heater in Phoenix eventually. That one in your house won’t last forever. How do we know? Have we been snooping around? No, of course not! We know that’s true because no water heater is going to last forever!

If anyone tells you they have one that will, find someone else to work with. We’re here to tell you that you don’t need to wait for a full breakdown before replacing. In fact, we’d advise against that. We’re not just saying that to sell water heaters, either. There are a lot of compelling reasons to replace your water heater now. Can’t think of any? Well, you’re in luck! That’s exactly what we’re going to cover in today’s post.

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Easy Ways to Minimize the Risk of Clogs

Monday, June 1st, 2020

plumberThere are certain annoyances in life that you just cannot get rid of. Mosquitoes. Hangnails. And yes, drain clogs. Does this mean that you have to suck it up and put up with clogs, though? That you can do nothing about it? Of course not. You wear bug spray, right? And you clip your hangnails before they can cause you much pain? Well, there are also some preventive measures you can take in order to minimize the headache of drain clogs.

It doesn’t mean that you’ll never run into clogged drains in your home, of course. No more than wearing bug spray will mean that you’ll never get another bug bite. Keeping these tips in mind and putting them into practice will help to limit the risk of clogs developing, though. And the best part is, they’re all quite simple! Just remember that when, not if, you do run into clogs in your home, our Sunny Plumbers in Phoenix are here to help!

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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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No, Copper Pipes Are Not Invincible

Monday, May 4th, 2020

sunny-plumbersIf you encounter a plumber in Phoenix, or anywhere else, telling you that he or she has a pipe to sell you that is guaranteed to be problem-free, one thing is for sure—you’ve either found a very misinformed plumber, or a very dishonest one. That’s the beauty of working with a Sunny Plumber on our team. We tell you the truth, and we have the knowledge and expertise to base our opinions in fact. That’s the Sunny Plumber difference!

One myth that some people get in their heads is that investing in copper piping is going to mean a problem-free piping experience for the rest of their days. That’d be great, we won’t argue that. Like most ideal situations, though, this is just not the reality of the world that we live in. While modern plumbing materials are definitely more durable and reliable than ever before, they are still subject to problems. And we’re here to find the solutions.

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