The Sunny Plumber Blog

New Water Heater? Skip the Tank!

November 5th, 2018

sunny-plumbersIt doesn’t matter if you are on a pretty strict budget or if you have disposable income to spare. Replacing a water heater is nobody’s idea of a good, fun way to spend money. That doesn’t mean it’s not a necessary expense, though. Every water heater, regardless of make, model, and maintenance practices, has a limited lifespan. You’re going to need to replace yours eventually. When you do, you should think long and hard about what type of water heater you’ll choose as a replacement.

For many homeowners, the term water heater means one thing: a tank water heater. If the time has come for a water heater replacement in Tucson, though, or if you need a new water heater installed in a new home, you may want to think outside of the tank. They’re great systems, of course. But tankless water heaters also have some benefits to offer that tank models cannot really match. The Sunny Plumber Tucson has some tips about why you may want to skip the tank.

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Drain Clogs: User Error Is a Common Contributing Factor

October 22nd, 2018

sunny-plumbersYou cannot avoid the occasional clogged drain. If you use your drains—and we’re guessing that you do, as they’re not exactly ornamental!—then they are going to clog up from time to time. That is to be expected. However, too many homeowners fail to realize that it is the way they use their drains, rather than just the fact of frequent usage itself, that is to blame for many clogs. A little bit of care can go a long way.

The Sunny Plumber Tuscon is here to help you understand how you and other individuals in your home may inadvertently be contributing to clogged drains in Green Valley, AZ. We’ll also tell you why pouring chemical cleaners down your drains is the exact wrong way to deal with these clogs. While drain clogs are a common problem, that doesn’t mean that there’s not a lot to explore! So read on, and contact us with any questions that you may have.

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Good Water Quality? Are You Sure About That?

October 8th, 2018

logoWe are not here to alarm you or to stir up your fear in order to propel you into action you don’t need to take. We are here to share some facts related to plumbing with you, though, and one of those facts is an unfortunate one—that your water may not be anywhere near as high of a quality as you think. If you are serious about enjoying great water quality in Tucson, AZ, then you may need to work with some water treatment system experts.

Thankfully, our Sunny Plumbers are never more than a phone call away. Whatever problems may be setting your water quality back, we’ll find the solutions you need to get it back on track. Of course, before we can do that, you need to alert us to any concerns you may have so that we can go about determining what the precise nature of your water quality issues may be. So read on, and remember to call The Sunny Plumber Tucson if you have any concerns about the quality of your water.

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Why Stick with a Tank Water Heater?

September 24th, 2018

sunny-plumberNew technology is not just something that pops up in Silicon Valley. There is plenty of innovation in trades such as plumbing, as well. If you are looking for a new water heater, and you are doing some preliminary research to find the one that is right for you, then you will undoubtedly come across articles singing the praises of tankless water heaters.

And you know what? That is with good cause. They are truly great systems, and can benefit many homeowners.

The key word there is “many.” Notice that we did not say “all.”

Truth be told, there is no such thing as any single water heater that is ideal in every situation or for every single homeowner. If there were, there wouldn’t be so many to choose from.

So, today, the pros here at The Sunny Plumber Tucson are going to help you to better understand why you may want to stick with a tank water heater in Tucson, AZ. If you have any questions, you know who to call! 

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Sewer Line Damages: You Cannot Prevent Them All

September 10th, 2018

sunny-plumbersIf you come to this blog in order to learn about all of the ways in which you can make your plumbing system invulnerable, then you are definitely going to walk away from it disappointed. Problems with your plumbing system, with all plumbing systems, are a matter of when, not if. An even more unfortunate truth is that, diligent and responsible as you may be, there is just no way in which prevent certain conditions leading to such problems. Nipping them in the bud isn’t an option when you don’t realize it’s happening.

Here are a few examples of such problems, so that you can better understand some underlying issues that could lead to eventual sewer line damage. If you do encounter any such problems with your sewer line in Tucson, remember that you can always count on The Sunny Plumber Tucson to handle any damages incurred. It may not be quite as good as avoiding them entirely, but it is your best course of action when problems do develop. 

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When Are Drain and Sewer Cleanings Necessary?

August 27th, 2018

logoWhen you see a faucet dripping every time you come into the bathroom or the kitchen, it is pretty clear that this faucet needs repairs, right? What about other parts of your plumbing system that may require service, though? Particularly those parts of the system that you cannot see, and which you don’t really interact with directly? There’s just no way of knowing what kind of shape they’re in, right? So you just wait until something goes wrong before scheduling service.

That’s not the way to handle such components, though, and the logic behind that approach is deeply flawed. Just because you cannot really see your drain and/or sewer lines, after all, doesn’t mean that you cannot catch problems with them early on. Let’s go back to the leaking faucet for a simple example. Even if you cannot see the faucet because it’s dark or you’re in the next room, you can hear the dripping, right? Get all of your senses involved, and you’ll be able to tell if you need drain and/or sewer cleaning in Vail, AZ.

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Hard Times Caused by Hard Water

August 13th, 2018

sunny-plumbersOkay, so hard times may be pushing it just a little bit. After all, it is not as though you are going to fall seriously ill due to hard water in your home, as you certainly could with other water quality issues. Why is hard water such a big deal, then? Well, that is precisely what we are going to explore today. By the time you’re done with this post, you’ll understand why you need to soften up the water in your house.

We’ll also tell you just how you can do that in a very simple and convenient manner. Our goal is not to have you calling us out to your home every few weeks to fix another problem. It is to provide you with the effective solutions that you need to get the most out of your plumbing system. Of course, if and when something should go wrong, you’ll want to contact the professional plumbers here at The Sunny Plumber Tucson right away.

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How to Deal with a Leaking Toilet

July 30th, 2018

sunny-plumberThere is a high concentration of plumbing pipes and fixtures in your bathroom, obviously. In fact, when a lot of homeowners hear mention of the word “plumbing,” they will immediately think of their bathrooms. It is no surprise to hear, then, that the bathroom is frequently the location of problems with the plumbing system. What is surprising to hear, however, is that the problem is not always what it seems!

Today, we are going to look at the issue of the leaking toilet. If you do have a leaking toilet, you’ll want to schedule prompt bathroom plumbing services in Tucson, AZ. To do so, you need only call upon the pros here at The Sunny Plumber Tucson. We are going to give you some tips about toilet leaks in the post that follows, including one tip that may help you to avoid an unnecessary service call to begin with. So read on, and rest assured that we’ll help you to get the best performance possible from your residential plumbing system. 

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Slab Leaks: You Are Right to Be Concerned

July 16th, 2018

sunny-plumbersWe are not alarmists here at The Sunny Plumber Tucson. Every plumbing problem has a solution, even if that solution is a bigger undertaking than you’d like it to be. When you work with us, you can count on the right solutions to be implemented for any and all problems at hand. Even we’ll admit, however, that you are right to be concerned about a slab leak in Tucson. The slab leak has a well-earned reputation as one of the most serious plumbing issues around.

A big reason for this is the fact that slab leaks are just so tough to recognize. We excel in the detection and repair of slab leaks, but that really doesn’t amount to much if you don’t realize that there is a problem in need of our attention in the first place. So read on, learn more about what slab leaks may mean for you, and remember to contact us if you notice any of the symptoms outlined that could suggest a slab leak in your home.

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Using Natural Gas Safely

July 2nd, 2018

logoHang on a second. Isn’t this supposed to be a plumbing blog? Not only is it supposed to be a plumbing blog, but it is one! (And, we think, a fine one at that.) While some homeowners don’t really think of it as being a plumbing issue, the gas line definitely falls into the jurisdiction of a plumber of choice—hopefully, The Sunny Plumber Tucson. In fact, there are specific laws regarding who can work on and install gas piping, and it takes a licensed plumber to do the job.

Today we want to remind our customers that, yes, natural gas is a truly great, reliable resource. We also want to remind them, however, that natural gas is still a combustible fuel. As is the case with any combustible material, natural gas can be dangerous if not handled properly. The good news is that scheduling your gas piping services with us means that those gas pipes will be in great working order. The bad news is that there are no guarantees in life, so we’ve got some tips to help keep you safe!

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