The Sunny Plumber Phoenix Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Plumbing’

3 Signs You Need to Soften Your Water

Monday, July 27th, 2020

plumberWait—like melting ice? No. We don’t mean softening water by melting ice. We mean addressing a specific water quality problem—hard water—with a specific piece of equipment—a water softener in Phoenix. Just because you’re familiar with neither doesn’t mean you can benefit from softening your water. Hard water isn’t going to make you ill the way that certain water quality issues can. However, it’s still a problem that needs to be addressed.

So keep the following information in mind, and ask yourself this: are you really satisfied with your water quality? Because if you ask a Sunny Plumber, you deserve 100% satisfaction. Make sure that you take account of your water quality, and never assume that what you have is as good as it gets. Know that we can definitely get you the great water quality that you deserve, though. Soften that water today!

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3 Ways You Are Contributing to Clogs!

Monday, June 29th, 2020

sunny-plumber-vanNobody wants to deal with clogged drains in their homes. And nobody wants to be told that they are the ones causing those problems. Unfortunately, this is often the case. The good news is that you can make some pretty minor changes to your behavior that can help to resolve the problem. Before you can do that, though, you need to know what you’re doing wrong in the first place.

Our Sunny Plumbers are here to educate you. While we can certainly unclog your drains in Phoenix, we also want to help you avoid the problem to begin with. So keep the following tips in mind, and make some simple changes that can pay off big time! As always, give us a call if you have any questions at all. We are happy to give you the answers you need.

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When Should I Replace My Sewer Line?

Monday, March 9th, 2020

logoBefore we go any further into this post, let’s make one thing clear. If you’re asking when you should replace your sewer line, we assume that you mean when should you schedule a professional sewer line replacement in Phoenix, AZ. Because if you’re asking us when you should grab the shovel and the toolbox to replace your own sewer line, the answer is simple—never! This is a job for experienced, licensed plumbers only, so work with our team.

Remember, your sewer line is buried on your property. That means that you cannot give it a quick visual inspection the way that you might inspect exposed pipes in your home. What you can do, however, is learn to recognize signs of trouble with your sewer line, understand some basic facts about how it works, and contact us at the first sign of trouble. You’re not going to be going through sewer lines regularly, but there’s a good chance you’ll need to replace yours at some point.

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Should Drains Be Clogging This Frequently?

Monday, February 24th, 2020

sunny-plumbersIf you find yourself asking a question about the frequency of drain clogs in your home, then chances are that you have drains clogging up far too frequently. We’re certainly not going to tell you that you should never encounter clogs in your drains. That would be great, of course, but even the most conscientious of homeowners are going to run into drain clogs from time to time. It’s just the nature of the beast.

However, there is a major difference between the occasional drain clog and extremely frequent clogs. And, if you are concerned about frequent clogs and are nervous about major underlying causes, here is a bit of good news—you’re probably contributing to them yourself. We know that doesn’t sound like good news, but it actually means that you can probably start to limit such problems with a few changes of habit. Here are some tips for avoiding drain clogs in Phoenix

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How Does Scour Jetting Work?

Monday, January 13th, 2020

plumberWe are not here to knock the idea of rolling up your sleeves, breaking out a can of good old fashioned elbow grease, and getting down to work. There are countless jobs around the house and around your property that you can handle on your own, and many more that you can learn your way into completing. However,  your plumbing system simply is not an applicable area for these DIY skills. Your plumbing system requires professional services, period. Every time.

Now, we’re not saying that you cannot plunge your own toilet or that you can’t try to clear a shallow clog from a drain. However, anything beyond that level of complexity, even if it is a job you can technically do, is going to require professional service if you want it done to produce lasting results. Assuming that you don’t want to be dumping bottle after bottle of ineffective chemical cleaners down your drain, we strongly recommend that you schedule professional scour jet service in Phoenix.

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Fed Up With an Inefficient Water Heater?

Monday, December 2nd, 2019

sunny-plumber-vanHot water is one of those amenities that homeowners today cannot live without. And you shouldn’t ever have to, even if your budget doesn’t leave you with much wiggle room. This is why you shouldn’t ignore signs of trouble with your water heater, including an overly expensive operating cost. Sure, you need hot water in your home, but that doesn’t mean you should just grin and bear it when your system starts costing too much for comfort.

If your water heater in Phoenix is causing you budgetary woes, then it is essential that you contact us right away. There are a number of different issues that could be at play, and some of them may have serious implications for your water heater. Just because this issue may not be “urgent” in the way that a water heater leaking water all over your floor may be urgent does not mean that you have any time to spare.

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Are You Ready to Replace Your Water Heater?

Monday, July 15th, 2019

logoIf you’re anything like most homeowners, and your water current water heater is not currently pouring hot water all over the floor, then your answer to the question posed in the title was probably something like “Nah, I’m good.” Are you really, though? As is the case with any mechanical system, you don’t really want to wait for your water heater to give out on you entirely before you replace it. It’s much better to get a new system in place before that happens.

All of this begs the question, then, of when exactly you should be replacing your water heater in Maricopa, AZ. We’ll explore that further in the following post. First, let us gently remind you that a water heater replacement is not the type of job that you can handle on your own, nor should you entrust it to just anyone with a tool bag. Hire trained, professional plumbers—the sunnier, the better, we always say!

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A Little Grease Goes a Long Way—Toward Clogs!

Monday, January 28th, 2019

logoYou have plenty to do throughout the day, from getting your family out the door in the morning to handling your professional responsibilities to getting everyone fed at dinnertime. By the time you’re ready to tackle those dishes that have stacked up in the sink, you’re probably going to be pretty spent. We understand that you may just want to rush through them and get in some relaxation time before bed.

However, your plumbing system is not likely to be quite so understanding.

Grease is a major contributor to clogs in residential plumbing systems. There is a reason why restaurants use grease traps in their commercial plumbing setups, after all. If you’re serious about protecting your convenience and the condition of your drain and sewer system, you need to get serious about grease! We’re here to help you better understand why this is the case. So read on, and reach out to our team if you have questions about this slippery situation.

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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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