The Sunny Plumber Phoenix Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Plumbing Repair’

Ask a Plumber: What Causes Low Water Pressure?

Monday, November 6th, 2017

woman-in-showerWhat is better after a long day of work during the hottest time of the year then jumping into a nice, cool shower? Or a warm shower on those nights and mornings when there is a chill in the air? Pretty much nothing! Of course, it is a lot more difficult to enjoy one’s shower, perfect though the temperature may be, when the water pressure leaves a lot to be desired. Don’t ever ignore low water pressure in your home.

As is the case with many different plumbing problems, there are many different possibilities in terms of what is causing this particular problem. These issues may be relatively benign, or they could suggest problems that could do serious damage to your plumbing system. It could even be the result of a situation well beyond your own personal control. Whatever the case may be, you can count on our plumbers in Mesa, AZ to diagnose the problem and resolve it completely. 

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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 Are My Water Bills Climbing?

Monday, December 12th, 2016

No one likes to see their monthly bills go up, especially if there is no apparent reason for it. If your water bills are steadily climbing, or worse, if they spike suddenly, it’s probably a sign that you have a leak somewhere in your plumbing system. There are a couple of steps that you can use to confirm that you have a leak in your plumbing, after which you should have a professional plumber examine the system.

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When to Call for Plumbing Repair

Monday, October 17th, 2016

One of the biggest issues with plumbing repair is that it is difficult to tell when it’s needed. Most of the system is hidden from view, and any issues it deals with tend to be subtle. If you know what to look for, though, you can identify plumbing problems early enough to prevent some damage. Read on for more information on when to call for a plumber.

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How to Tell if You Have a Plumbing Leak

Monday, April 18th, 2016

Plumbing leaks are a pain to deal with, for a number of reasons. Putting aside for a moment the fact that they can cause thousands of dollars’ worth of water damage, they are also typically very difficult to detect. Most homeowners don’t even realize that they have a plumbing problem until it’s too late to prevent the majority of the damage. If you know what to look for, though, you can detect certain signs of a plumbing problem early. Let’s take a look at how you can detect plumbing leaks before they cause too much damage.

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Watch for These Symptoms of a Plumbing Problem

Monday, February 15th, 2016

Plumbing problems are among the most obnoxious that your home can encounter. This is mainly because they’re so hard to catch early on in the process. So much of the plumbing system is hidden from view that by the time a problem with it is noticed, it’s often too late to mitigate much of the damage. There are certain signs that your plumbing system is in need of repair that you can look for, though. Read on to find out how to tell if you should call for plumbing services.

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What Are Pinhole Leaks?

Friday, January 30th, 2015

When you think of leaks in your pipes, you probably think of something big and catastrophic, like a pipe cracking or completely rupturing. Though that can sometimes happen, the far more common and insidious leaks are the ones that don’t draw attention to themselves. These are the slow leaks, the ones that only release water one drop at a time, far too little for you to notice a change in your water supply. These are pinhole leaks. Let’s take a look at pinhole leaks, why they happen, why they’re so bad for your house, and why you need professional help to spot and seal them.

What is a Pinhole Leak?

A pinhole leak is the result of what is called “pitted corrosion,” where a pipe corrodes from the outside in. It exclusively affects copper pipes, which are normally resistant to all other types of corrosion. Pinhole leaks are normally very small, only large enough to allow the occasional drip of water. However, that slow drip can cause quite a bit of damage if left alone for long enough. No one really knows for certain why copper pipes have this tendency to corrode in such an unusual way. Many believe it to be something in the air that causes the pipe to degrade. So far, however, the EPA has been unable to conclusively identify the cause of pinhole leaks.

Why is it a Big Deal?

Pinhole leaks may seem like they aren’t a big deal, simply because they don’t adversely affect your water supply. However, they introduce moisture into areas of your house that really aren’t meant to get wet. Often, pinhole leaks drip water onto the insulation in your walls, leading to black mold and mildew growth that can have a very negative effect on your health. They can cause wood to rot, and supports to weaken. Don’t ever underestimate the power of even a small amount of water to destroy a structure over a long enough period of time.

Why Do I Need Professional Inspection?

Pinhole leaks, as has been mentioned, are extremely small. Even with close inspection, they can be difficult to detect. As such, it is very important to have regular inspections conducted in order to find and seal any pinhole leaks before they can cause serious damage to the surrounding areas. Professional plumbers have the tools and the expertise to deal with pinhole leaks as quickly and efficiently as possible.

If you haven’t had your plumbing inspected for pinhole leaks, call The Sunny Plumber. We provide professional plumbing repair in the Phoenix area.

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What to Look for in a Plumbing Repair Company

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

If you need plumbing repair service in Tempe, a quick internet search will bring up a list of several companies, all of which are eager to get your business. With so many companies promising to fix your leak or clog, how do you choose the right one?

When you need plumbing repair, it’s often a problem that cannot wait for very long, but you don’t want to hire just anyone for the job. We’ve put together a list of some of the criteria that indicate you’ve found the right company to get your plumbing back to normal.

The Qualities of a Good Plumbing Repair Service

  • 24-Hour Emergency Service: A good repair service company knows that plumbing problems can occur at any time of day. That’s why you should look for a repair company that can help you out of a tough situation day or night. Many plumbing contractors offer 24-hour emergency service for many different types of repair needs.
  • Parts and Labor Guarantee: If a plumbing company stands by their repairs, they’ll guarantee it. Many plumbers offer a parts and labor guarantee to ensure that your plumbing system stays in proper working order for years to come.
  • Licensed Team: By all means, you should make sure to hire a professional plumber with experience repairing big problems. Plumbing systems are complex and delicate, and should not be left in the hands of an amateur. In order to be a professional plumber, a person must have the proper licensing and certification, so feel free to ask a service company about their qualifications.

Who to Call for Plumbing Repair in Tempe

Here at The Sunny Plumber, we think you’ll find that we’re an excellent service company to call for all of your plumbing repair needs in Tempe. We offer 24-hour emergency service as well as a two-year parts and labor guarantee for anyone who enrolls in our money-saving Concierge Program. When you want a plumber who will get the job done right, call the experts at The Sunny Plumber today!

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