January 14th, 2019
There are different levels of cleaning, as you probably know from telling your family to do a better job of it (or maybe you’re the one who needs the extra motivation!). In the case of pipes, there is clearing. Then there is cleaning. If you ask us, however, scouring is the way to go. There are a lot of individuals out there that may think they can clean their pipes with harsh chemicals, and there are a lot of companies willing to charge you for drain cleaning services.
The Sunny Plumber Tucson, though? We scour them.
No, this is not just us tooting our own horns. When we say that our jet scour service in Tucson is much more comprehensive than the drain cleanings that other methods allow for, we mean it. What sets a good scour jetting apart from the other methods? Well, let’s take a deeper dive into how it works and the benefits that it has to offer.
December 31st, 2018
Water may be an abundant resource on this planet, but that doesn’t mean it comes for free when using it around the house—though we admit, that would be nice. If you get your water from a municipal supply, then you pay the municipality for it. That is just a fact. Want to know another fact? There is no reason why you should be overpaying for the water you use throughout your home. And no, we’re not talking about peak usage time charges, either.
Too many homeowners become accustomed to paying too much for the water that they use in their homes. If you stop and think about it, then realize that your water costs have been on the rise, let us know. It is possible that there is something going on with your plumbing system that can account for such discrepancies. If you’re certain that your rates have not changed and that you are not using any more water than usual, contact a member of our team. It may be time for plumbing repairs in Tucson, AZ.
December 17th, 2018
Certain issues with your plumbing system are really going to jump out at you. Like, say, if your shower is ice cold or you have a flooded area in your home. Other problems, however, are not quite as easy to spot—and not every leak or rupture is going to result in immediate flooding. The fact that plumbing leaks are such a common problem does not mean that it’s a problem you can take lightly. There are a lot of issues that can develop.
That is why today we want to share some tips with you for discovering plumbing leaks. Even if you cannot pinpoint the source of your leaks, you can at least recognize some signs that they are likely there. It is always best to deal with any plumbing leaks as swiftly as possible, after all. So read on, and let our plumbers in Tucson know if you have any concerns. The Sunny Plumber Tucson is here to help.
December 3rd, 2018
Well, that is really a subjective question. Do you really need to go to the doctor for your annual checkups? Do you really need to get the oil in your car changed as suggested? There are no laws dictating that you do such things—but you probably do because you know that they really are in your best interest. The same is true of a sump pump. You are not going to have your home repossessed for negligence if you don’t have one in place.
But the potential problems that you may run into may leave you wishing that your home was no longer your problem! The sump pump serves one function and one function only, and that is to protect your home in the instance of flooding. This is not only important in areas where heavy rains or rapid snowmelt are common. Anything, including plumbing leaks, could necessitate the type of protection that only a sump pump in Tucson has to offer.
November 19th, 2018
The Sunny Plumber Tucson has responded to a lot of calls about broken garbage disposals. We have also responded to a lot of calls about clogged drains. Do you know what we have discovered over the years? That a lot of these problems were caused by homeowners holding a bit too much faith in their garbage disposals. We suppose that’s a nice way of saying user error can cause a lot of garbage disposal problems. You need to know your system’s limitations.
That’s what we are going to be focused on today. Don’t get us wrong. There are instances in which drain clogs will develop no matter how careful you are. There are also garbage disposal problems that are going to come up no matter what. There is no reason to invite them along any sooner or more frequently than is necessary, though! Keep these tips in mind, and you’ll be able to protect your garbage disposal in Tucson.
November 5th, 2018
It 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.
October 22nd, 2018
You 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.
October 8th, 2018
We 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.
September 24th, 2018
New 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!
September 10th, 2018
If 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.