The Sunny Plumber Blog

Some Tips for Preventing Clogged Drains

July 17th, 2017

Clogged-pipeWe’ve been doing this for a long time, and our plumbers have a lot of experience under their belts. Trust us when we tell you that some plumbing problems are more common than others. Of all the plumbing issues we see with some regularity, the clogged drain is certainly right up near the top in terms of frequency. What too many homeowners fail to realize is that these clogs are often the result of carelessness on their own parts.

Of course, most homeowners are not professional plumbers, so it is hard to be careful about potential issues that you really have no way of recognizing. That is why we want to discuss some of the ways in which you can help to cut down on the occurrence of clogs in your home. With our help, you’ll be able to use your drain and sewer system in Tucson, AZ with greater reliability and convenience. Keep the following tips in mind. 

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How Does a Septic System Work?

July 3rd, 2017

gripping-drain-trapMany homeowners flush their toilets and drain their tubs without so much as a second thought as to where that waste and wastewater is going to wind up. This is because they are connected to a municipal sewer system through which the waste can travel to a treatment plant. However, there are also a lot of homeowners that use septic systems in Marana, AZ. For these homeowners, the responsibility of dealing with the entire waste system is theirs alone.

Without getting too graphic, it should go without saying that you really do not want to encounter any problems with your septic system. It can lead to a messy, unhygienic, and unpleasant situation on your property. As they say, knowing is half the battle. That is why we’d like to share some information with you today about the way in which your septic system actually works. 

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Goettl Air Conditioning and Sunny Plumber Hiring throughout the Southwest to Accommodate Growth

June 28th, 2017
PHOENIX, June 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — One of the Southwest’s longest established and highest-quality HVAC companies, Goettl Air Conditioning and its sister plumbing services company, The Sunny Plumber are looking to hire additional employees to accommodate their expansion throughout the southwest.

All new employees will be joining a top team of professionals that take pride in delivering personalized and quality service aligning with the Goettl and Sunny Plumber brands to the residents of Arizona, Nevada and California.

The Goettl name has been recognized for excellence in air conditioning and heating installation and service since 1939. Offering a suite of HVAC services and equipment as well as indoor air quality services including duct cleaning, the company has experienced a 500 percent year-over-year growth since 2015 and continues to expand.

The innovative and well-respected brand is a sister company of The Sunny Plumber, a high-quality plumbing services company. In addition to solving a wide variety of plumbing problems, the company sells, and specializes in providing solutions to complicated sewer repair and replacement problems.

The two companies are hiring in upwards of 100 HVAC and plumbing technicians in Phoenix, Tucson, Las Vegas and southern California as well as customer service representatives for its call centers in Phoenix, Las Vegas and Tucson. Open interviews are being conducted at each office.

CEO and owner of Goettl Air Conditioning and Sunny Plumber, Ken Goodrich is a highly-regarded industry veteran whose core values are the standard operating principles that guide his employees and customer satisfaction.

“We live by our customers’ success, and our commitment to doing the right thing for them has never wavered,” said Goodrich. “We are looking for individuals who want to be a part of a growing industry, are invested in top quality standards and take pride in their work,” he said.

Recently entering the California market, Goodrich expects Goettl to double its business within a year and plans to become the market leader in each market that it serves.

The HVAC and plumbing companies offer competitive pay, a full benefits package, 401k, continuous technical training and an exciting environment. See what it’s like to work at Goettl Air Conditioning here: https://youtu.be/Gc2eAOPQ6pI.

For more information, visit the career tabs at www.goettl.com and www.thesunnyplumber.com.

About Goettl AC
Goettl Air Conditioning, established 1939, offers the highest quality AC and heating equipment and a full range of maintenance, repair and replacement services. Goettl operates in the PhoenixTucsonLas Vegas and Southern California areas. All Goettl technicians are background-checked, drug-tested and receive continuous technical training to make them the best in the industry. Goettl AC was recently named the “Best HVAC” company in the state by readers of Arizona Foothills Magazine’s “Best of Our Valley 2017.” For more information, visit www.goettl.com.

About The Sunny Plumber
The Sunny Plumber offers the highest quality plumbing services throughout the Southwest. All plumbers are experienced in solving a wide variety of plumbing problems including drain cleaning, leak detection, sewer line and garbage disposal repair. The company also sells, installs and services standard and tankless water heaters. All plumbers are background-checked, drug-tested, and receive continuous technical training to make them the best in the industry. The Sunny Plumber was recently named the “Best Plumbing Company” in the state by readers of Arizona Foothills Magazine’s “Best of Our Valley 2017.” For more information, visit http://www.thesunnyplumber.com.

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Is My Sewer Line Damaged?

June 19th, 2017

pipe-filled-with-rootsA lot of homeowners don’t really think too much about the many different pipes and components that make up their residential plumbing systems. When everything is working right, after all, there is not really much need to devote attention to such items. However, when something goes wrong with the plumbing system, it is much more obvious just how important it is that every component in the system is working properly. If you have trouble with your sewer line in Green Valley, AZ, you’ll want to have it resolved as soon as possible.

In order to have your sewer line repaired as promptly as possible, naturally, you will first need to learn to recognize the signs that there is something wrong to begin with. It can be tough to think about silver linings when dealing with such a problem on your property. That being said, it is fortunate that there are various warning signs to be aware of. You just need to know what it is that you are looking for.

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How Video Pipe Inspection Benefits You

June 5th, 2017

exposed-blue-pipeSometimes, the things that you love the most can be the ones that hurt you the most. You may not think of your indoor plumbing system as something that you love, necessarily, but as soon as any serious issues develop with it, you’ll see quite clearly just how much you depend on it. Much as we would love to tell you that your plumbing system will never betray you, that it will always be there for you, there is just no way in which to guarantee that this will be the case.

In fact, it is far more likely that your plumbing system will eventually develop a problem of some sort that disrupts the flow of your daily routine. It could even lead to serious damage to your property. Whatever your particular plumbing predicament may be, swift action is always in your best interest. Call in professionals plumbers who have the experience, training, and tools to do the job right. Let us complete your video pipe inspection in Benson, AZ.

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Why Use a Garbage Disposal?

May 22nd, 2017

stainless-sink-drainThere are many different appliances we use these days to make our lives as convenient and pleasant as possible. Some of them, such as our water heaters or washing machines and dryers, we cannot imagine living without. Others, including the garbage disposal, may not seem quite as necessary to some homeowners. Sure, you can get by without a garbage disposal more than you could without a water heater–but why put limits on the convenience with which you live?

Using a garbage disposal in Tucson, AZ can have a greater impact on your convenience than you may realize. We have to remind you, though, that a garbage disposal installation really is not a job for an amateur to tackle. It may not be the most complex system in your home, but a garbage disposal will definitely benefit from professional services. Consider the following benefits of using a garbage disposal, and leave your plumbing services to us.

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Profile: Vice President Dan Bonner

May 12th, 2017

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Name: Dan Bonner

Title: Vice President at Goettl Air Conditioning & Sunny Plumber

Married/Single: Married

Kids: 2 daughters Samantha and Emily, and my son Zack

My day is like…

getting through a significant day of work, then ending it with my family.

I was born…

in Philadelphia, let’s go E-A- G-L- E-S!

My favorite thing about Arizona…

is the weather. No more daily rain, raking, shoveling, wind hurting my face, dressing in a dozen layers just to run a quick errand, etc.

I’m listening to…

our newly adopted puppy squeaking his new toy. He is making sure that is all anyone can hear at the moment, a payback gift from mom, it contains 5 squeakers.

One thing I cannot live without…

is my coffee in the morning. I need to get in at least one cup at 5 am just before diving into my work emails.

When I was younger, I wanted to be…

older. I’ve gained more patience since.

I’m inspired by…

my wife. She is a strong person. She bends without breaking, while keeping everything together and holding the family up at the same time. She is incredible.

The one person who motivates me is…

there has been several people that I have met, but the man in the mirror does it most. It has not been easy, but I’ve found that when I took the responsibility for my own motivation, I was able to meet more of my own goals and exceed my own expectations.

The perfect day would be…

an early round of good golf followed by an evening with my wife. She is my best friend. It doesn’t matter what we do, we always have a wonderful time.

My first job was…

caddying at a country club. A group of us from the neighborhood would get up early on Saturdays’ hitch hike out to the Country Club. The job was a good way for an underaged kid to earn some real money for some real unnecessary stuff I’m sure I had to have at the time.

My life…

has been an adventure, struggle, and a joy. I’m grateful for it all.

I’m currently working on…

tweaking two already successful companies, Goettl Air Conditioning & Sunny Plumber to the next level in customer experience.

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Is My Toilet Leaking?

May 8th, 2017

question-markFor many homeowners, the mere mention of the word “plumbing” is all that it takes to conjure up the image of one particular fixture: the toilet. Even the most traditional, old-fashioned homeowners out there are probably going to concede that a toilet is a far preferable alternative to an outhouse or latrine, and you will find a toilet in pretty much any home that you go into these days. Of course, the last thing that you want to find upon entering your bathroom is a leaking toilet.

Another fact, unfortunately, is that it’s possible for any toilet to spring a leak. If and when you notice a potential leak with your toilet, there are a few steps that you can take before calling in for professional repair services. In certain scenarios, of course, you are going to need a professional plumber in Tucson, AZ. Here are a few tips to help you determine if your toilet is actually leaking, and some information about the different type of leaks that you may encounter.

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Get More from Your Kitchen Plumbing System

April 24th, 2017

water-draining-in-sinkThe first room in your home that you may think of when you hear the word “plumbing” is probably the bathroom. This is completely understandable, but we’re guessing that you value your kitchen plumbing system just as much as you do your bathroom plumbing. The uses may vary, but both of these systems share one thing in common: each is an essential part of your day-to-day life.

Now, you may think that a kitchen sink that is not cracked and a faucet that doesn’t drip too badly is all you need to enjoy a great performance from your kitchen plumbing system. This could not be further from the truth, however. You deserve a truly outstanding experience when you turn to your kitchen plumbing system in Tucson, AZ, and we’re here to see that this is what you get. 

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Sunny Plumber donates plumbing services to Mesa resident

April 12th, 2017

Mesa resident Carol Cifelli was without a water heater for several days, according to a press release.

“Cold showers and cold water for cleaning dishes does not provide for the best sanitary conditions,” Ms. Cifelli, who is disabled, said in the release.

Living in low-income housing and not able to afford a much-needed water heater, Ms Cifelli reached out to several assistance programs for help with no success. She was eventually directed to the local Foundation for Senior Living, a nonprofit organization that supports qualifying seniors whose homes need repairs and renovations, and with the help of a donation from The Sunny Plumber was able to replace the water heater the next day, according to the release.

FSL manages the full cycle of repairs including funding, contracting and permitting through $100,000 in grants donated by The Sunny Plumber to support local senior home improvements. These improvements enable seniors to continue to live safely and comfortably with dignity in their homes, according to the release.

The Sunny Plumber, in partnership with FSL, has donated new gas and electric water heaters as well as copper re-piping and plumbing services to numerous metro-Phoenix residents over the past several months.

“As we experience our own parents aging, we became more aware of the need many seniors, who live on limited fixed incomes, have with severe plumbing and heating/cooling problems in their homes,” Gary Eisenhauer, general manager at The Sunny Plumber, said in the release. “We are grateful there are organizations like FSL who will manage donations and repairs for seniors who are living in deteriorating environments.”

Katie Martin, program director for FSL agrees and said that the donation by The Sunny Plumber enables the nonprofit organization to provide essential services to seniors throughout metro Phoenix.

“Most of our clients are on limited fixed incomes and when they have serious plumbing issues, it can cause them not to have water in their home without the resources to repair them. Often, they end up living in unsafe conditions and it can take several months for them to go through the funding process. These funds will allow us to respond immediately to these situations and use our other funding for less immediate needs,” she said in the release.

For more information on the FSL organization, visit http://www.fsl.org/a-safe-home/home-improvements.

The Sunny Plumber offers plumbing services throughout the Southwest. For more information, visit thesunnyplumber.com.

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