The Sunny Plumber Phoenix Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Plumbing’

What Kind of Shape Is Your Anode Rod In?

Monday, August 13th, 2018

logoThe type of answer that far too many homeowners respond to when faced with the question posed in the title is: “What’s an anode rod?”

If you use a tank water heater to provide hot water in your home, and you do not know what an anode rod is, then this is the post for you. Why? Well, the short answer is that the anode rod is all that stands between your hot water storage tank and total obliteration!

Okay, that last bit was a little melodramatic, but that does nothing to change that an anode rod really is your hot water tank’s best source of protection from the damage and eventual leaks caused by corrosion. An anode rod doesn’t last forever, either. In fact, it’s not supposed to. That means that your anode rod is going to have to be replaced at least a few times throughout the course of your water heater’s lifespan. Be sure to schedule your water heater services in Phoenix, AZ with The Sunny Plumber Phoenix.

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Is a Tankless Water Heater Worth the Higher Price?

Monday, June 18th, 2018

logoWhen the time comes to install a water heater in a brand new home or to schedule a water heater replacement—either due to complete system failure or the desire for a better user experience—homeowners will generally choose between tank and tankless water heater models. When they’re doing their initial research (and you should be doing research before investing in a new water heater) homeowners quickly realize that tankless water heaters are more expensive. Not insignificantly so, either.

With this in mind, prospective customers often ask us if a tankless water heater is worth the money. The answer to this question is yes. The technology and benefits of a tankless water heater are reflected in the price. Does this mean that a tankless water heater, then, is the right option for every homeowner? Not at all. We’re here to help you decide if a tankless water heater in Phoenix is right for you.

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What Are Copper Pinhole Leaks?

Monday, May 21st, 2018

sunny-plumber-vanDo you want a quick answer to the question posed in the title of this blog? They’re a real pain. Don’t worry, we’ve got a more detailed definition coming your way, but we really just wanted to get that out there. The unfortunate fact is that there are a lot of different problems you may encounter with your plumbing system. Copper pinhole leaks are one of them, and they’re a doozy.

As is the case with any plumbing problem, it is always going to be in your best interest to schedule professional plumbing repairs the moment that you discover the issue. Sometimes, that comes late enough in the game that you’ll be in need of professional emergency plumbing repair in Phoenix. This may well be the case when you run into copper pinhole leaks in your home. Just remember that The Sunny Plumber Phoenix is always here for you.

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What You Can Do to Prevent Sewer Repairs

Monday, May 7th, 2018

sunny-plumbersOne of the last things that any homeowner wants to think about is a damaged sewer line. The sewer line is a part of your plumbing system that you have most likely developed an “out of sight, out of mind” mentality about. We understand that. Given its sole function of removing waste and wastewater from your property, it goes without saying that a sewer line is not really a glamorous part of your home. It is a necessary one, though.

So, while your sewer line may well be out of sight, it really should not be kept completely out of mind. Problems can develop with your sewer line, and no, not all of them can be avoided entirely. That being said, there are a few ways in which you can avoid the need for sewer repair in Phoenix. Contact The Sunny Plumber Phoenix the moment that you suspect there is a problem with your sewer line. We’ll figure out what’s wrong and have it fixed up as soon as possible. 

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All Plumbing Installations Require Professional Plumbers

Monday, April 9th, 2018

sunny-plumber-vanOne of the great benefits of owning your own property is that you really have final say in the decisions made about that property. You don’t need to clear every little project with a landlord, and you don’t need to worry about running afoul of your housing authority. Of course, this freedom should not be taken for granted, and it should not lead you to believe that you can just go ahead and take everything into your own hands.

When you need any plumbing installation in Phoenix, AZ completed, for instance, you are still going to need to hire a professional plumber to do the job. Yes, this can be any plumber of your own choosing, and you are not limited to the contractor that your landlord has a relationship with. You do need to find a professional plumber to handle the job, though, because a plumbing installation is simply never a DIY appropriate project. You can always trust The Sunny Plumber Phoenix with the job.

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Hire a Professional Plumber for Gas Line Service

Monday, March 26th, 2018

logoAre you an avid do-it-yourselfer? If so, we commend your drive! There is definitely a sense of satisfaction to be had in taking matters into your own hands around the house. Of course, even the most skilled and handy homeowners have their limitations. In fact, we’d argue that the sign of a truly responsible homeowner is knowing when to reach for the phone instead of the toolbox. This is certainly the case when it comes to servicing a gas line.

When you need gas line services of any kind, be it repair, replacement, or a brand new installation, you are not the right person for the job! Our plumbers in Gilbert, AZ, on the other hand, are licensed and qualified for this type of work. When you hire The Sunny Plumber Phoenix to handle your plumbing system services, including all of those that you need for gas line and connections, you can count on a job well done. Your safety and satisfaction are our top priorities! 

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Avoiding Common Residential Plumbing Problems

Monday, March 12th, 2018

plumberThere are a lot of systems and appliances that we rely on in our homes. Those related to our residential plumbing, however, are among the most important. Indoor plumbing is ubiquitous enough that it is easy to take for granted. The fact is, however, that it’s a lot more difficult to do that if you run into problems with your plumbing system. Unfortunately, this is more or less guaranteed to happen eventually. All plumbing systems encounter issues from time to time.

While we may not be able to help you avoid any such problems entirely, we certainly can help you to minimize the frequency with which you do. In many cases, problems with residential plumbing are actually the result of simple user error. In others, problems are allowed to develop much more than they should have. So keep these tips in mind, and remember to contact The Sunny Plumber Phoenix when you need a professional plumber in Phoenix.

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How Water Quality Affects Your Plumbing

Monday, February 26th, 2018

copper-pipesHow often do you think about the pipes in your home that make up your plumbing system? Probably not that often, right? At least, not when everything seems to be working as it should be. That’s just the problem, though. Things can seem to be working just as they should, but this does not mean that there are no problems present. They may just not be symptomatic yet—or, perhaps, you just don’t know what types of symptoms you should be on the lookout for.

Just because your pipes—which you can really see very little of, anyway—seem to be in fine working condition does not mean that this is the actual case. Remember, while burst or corroded pipes are obviously very big problems, they are not the only problems that your pipes may encounter. It is also possible that there are problems within those pipes, and that’s partially what we’re going to be talking about today. Read on, and leave your plumbing repairs in Phoenix to the pros on our team.

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When to Hire a Professional Plumber

Monday, February 12th, 2018

woman-plungingThere are many, many capable men and women out there who not only handle multiple jobs around their homes, but who take great pride in doing so. The mark of a truly capable and responsible homeowner, however, is knowing when to put down the toolbox and pick up the phone instead. Let’s face it, many of us have a stubborn streak when it comes to admitting that we’re out of our league. When the issue becomes apparent, and you’re already elbow-deep, it’s even harder to call in the cavalry.

But trust us when we tell you that you’ll be much better off for having done so. Yes, there are a few instances in which you may be able to handle some basic plumbing services on your own. The lion’s share of such service needs, however, demand the skills and expertise possessed only by a professional plumber in Gilbert, AZ. Whatever the job may entail, trust The Sunny Plumber Phoenix to do it right, right from the start.

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Is Your Water Line in Trouble?

Monday, January 29th, 2018

pipe-water-leakModern living means modern conveniences. But we’ve gotten to a point where certain facets of modern life that used to be “conveniences” are more accurately described as “necessities” or “expectations.” Home automation is a convenience, for those that are technically inclined. Instantaneous access to clean, potable water in our homes, on the other hand, is the norm. From running the dishwasher to doing the laundry and simply brushing your teeth before bed, you need to know that your water supply is reliable.

This is precisely why any problems with your main water line are so troubling. If you have any reason at all to suspect that there is a problem with your main water line, then you need to contact the pros here at The Sunny Plumber Phoenix to schedule service as soon as possible. Certain plumbing repairs in Phoenix, such as fixing a leaky faucet, can wait a bit (but should still be resolved in a timely manner). Problems with your water line most definitely can not wait.

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