The Sunny Plumber Phoenix Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Plumbing’

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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Plumbing FAQ: What Cannot Go Down the Disposal?

Monday, October 9th, 2017

mom-and-daughter-kitchen-sinkThere are certain components and fixtures that no plumbing system can really be called “complete” without. Your toilet, for instance, or a kitchen sink. Then there are other devices and appliances that are of a more optional variety. This is where the garbage disposal would fit. Sure, you may not need a garbage disposal incorporated into your plumbing system. Once you’ve used one, though, you may find it hard to imagine going back to life without its conveniences.

The garbage disposal in your plumbing system is hugely beneficial, but it also has its limitations. You really don’t want to push it beyond those limitations, as you could wind up damaging the garbage disposal. You may even wind up damaging it beyond repair. With that in mind, today we want to focus on what you should not be putting down your garbage disposal. If you have any questions or need garbage disposal services, always turn to a professional plumber in Gilbert, AZ.

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Water Heater FAQ: Tank or Tankless?

Monday, September 25th, 2017

If we were to write you a blank check, chances are that you’d go out and spend your funds on something a bit more exciting than a water heater. We get it: we’re plumbers, and even we don’t think that a water heater is the most enticing item that someone can purchase. It is one of the most necessary, however. If you want to live in the comfort and convenience that you deserve, then you need more than a good water heater. You need a water heater that is going to suit your needs completely.

When it comes down to choosing a new water heater in Apache Junction, there are two systems that most homeowners are going to be looking at. These are the tank and the tankless water heaters. Like any other appliance, both of these systems have pros and cons. In order to help you choose your new water heater confidently, we’ve put together some information to help you better understand some of these points of comparison between tank and tankless models.

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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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