The Sunny Plumber Phoenix Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Plumbing’

Is Hard Water Really a Problem?

Monday, September 11th, 2017

water-softenerThere are a lot of problems that homeowners may encounter which could rightly be called plumbing emergencies. If you come home from a weekend on the road only to find that your lower floor is flooded by a burst pipe, for instance, or if your water is contaminated and not safe to drink. Other issues may not be quite as severe or immediately pressing, but that does not necessarily mean that they are any less important. This is the case with hard water.

If you have hard water in your home, then contact a professional plumber in Scottsdale, AZ to have the problem resolved. Using a water softener to treat the water running throughout your plumbing system is a simple and effective solution. Before you take that step, however, you’ll likely want to understand not only why hard water is such an issue, but how to spot it in the first place. Read on, and contact us with any questions or concerns that you may have. 

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Bathroom Plumbing FAQ: Is My Toilet Leaking?

Monday, August 28th, 2017

As professional plumbers, you can imagine that a lot of our business entails trips to bathrooms in our clients’ homes. This makes sense, considering the fact that this is generally, along with the kitchen, where the highest concentration of plumbing fixtures and components is. If trips to bathrooms are common, then calls regarding leaking toilets are extremely common cause for those trips. When you have to get yourself and your family up and out of the house in a timely fashion in the morning, a leaking toilet is a major setback.

Before you panic, however, you should keep the following tips in mind. Now, don’t get us wrong–we most certainly do not advise you to make every plumbing job or toilet repair in your home into a DIY event. However, there are a few simple factors that you may want to rule out before scheduling professional bathroom plumbing services in Queen Creek, AZ.

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Plumbing FAQ: What Is a Slab Leak?

Monday, August 14th, 2017

corroded-pipesWhat would you guess is the most common problem that homeowners encounter with their residential plumbing systems? If you said “leaks,” then you are correct. Modern plumbing tools and materials, paired with the skills and expertise of professional plumbers, help to keep such leaks to a minimum. They still happen, though, and you may not realize that there are a few different types of leaks that homeowners may encounter. Today, we are going to talk about a type of leak called the “slab leak.”

Before we get further into the topic, we want to start by saying that you really never want to run into a slab leak on your property. It is easier than ever for plumbers to pinpoint the source of these leaks and fix them, but they are still very problematic. So without further ado, let’s shed some light on what slab leaks are, and what you can do to recognize the development of a slab leak in Maricopa, AZ

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Choosing a Water Treatment System

Monday, July 3rd, 2017

baby-hands-under-faucetSome homeowners think that because they are not using a private water source means that they really don’t have to worry about the quality of the water in their homes. In truth, though, this is completely false. Sure, water from a well definitely has to be tested and almost always treated in some way. But because that your water comes from a public supply does not mean that you have nothing to worry about.

Fortunately for you, our plumbers are here to help. Among the many great services that we offer is the installation of great water quality systems. That begs the question, though, of precisely which type of water treatment system is right for you. There are many different problems that could affect your water quality, and you want to be certain that you are addressing the right problems with the right water treatment system in Apache Junction, AZ.

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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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Management Action Programs (MAP) Announces 12th Annual Presidential Award Recipients

Monday, March 27th, 2017

LOS ANGELES, March 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — There’s much debate around what great leadership looks like today. Yet there’s no denying this fact: When leaders focus on what’s vital in their business, they’re more apt to get results and sustain success. In the spirit of recognizing and celebrating this relevant truth, Management Action Programs (MAP) is proud to announce the recipients of its 12th Annual Presidential Awards.

The MAP Presidential Award calls out the excellence of leaders who demonstrate extraordinary dedication to effectively leading themselves, their teams and their organization. Yet the award also spotlights their team’s success in using the MAP Management System™ to achieve breakthrough results. A proven business-management solution, the MAP System leverages MAP’s customized consulting and an accountability process to execute Vital Factors® Goals. This process is the critical, differentiating factor that’s enabling these organizations’ achievement. It’s also giving these organizations a significant marketplace edge in providing the strategies to sustain the healthy business-management habits of their disciplined leaders.

“These are impressive organizations,” says John Manning, president of MAP, the Los Angeles-based firm that has helped 170,000 leaders in more than 15,000 organizations over the past 50+ years. “They’ve worked hard to embrace and uphold structured accountability in everything they do. They’ve transformed their organization from the top down, developing strong companies with loyal employee and customer/client followings. With MAP’s proven system, they’re experiencing greater performance, profitability and overall health. Today, we’re celebrating their commendable commitment and notable accomplishments.”

The 2016 winners have all implemented MAP’s unique process discipline to strengthen their organizations through on-target business-plan execution and the achievement of Vital Factors® Goals. The Presidential Awards criteria include:

  • Implementation of the MAP Management System™ throughout the organization;
  • Significant improvement in company Vital Factors®, the critical elements that sustain business growth;
  • Establishment of consistent, effective leadership that provides clear company direction;
  • Reinforcement of company values through consistently “walking the talk”; and
  • Demonstration of the overall, hard work of its executives, management and employees.

MAP’s 2016 Presidential Award winners receive recognition from MAP’s leadership and consulting team, media/public acknowledgement, and mentions through MAP’s website and cutting-edge communications. This year’s winners include:

CIRE Equity / CIRE Partners
COLLIER Mfg., dba 30 SECONDS Cleaners

DNG Enterprises
Goettl Air Conditioning and The Sunny Plumber
Los Alamitos Enterprises
MTI Ready Mix
Pierre Landscape
String Real Estate Information Services
Zurvita

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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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