The Sunny Plumber Blog

The Culprits of Clogging

September 20th, 2021

We talk a lot on this blog about clogs, but we don’t ever go into detail about what exactly is clogging your drain. If you were to close your eyes and imagine the drain clog, what would it be? What color would it look like? What material is it made out of? If you’re blanking, or you’re struggling to envision something that’s remotely correct, then you’re in the right place!

The truth is that learning about what might cause a drain clog can be the first step toward avoiding clogs in the future! While you call our team for drain cleaning in Tucson, remember that the fewer materials that get sent down your drain, the less likely you are to deal with a clog in the future.

Let’s talk about the true culprits of drain clogs, and put together a strategy to keep them out!

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Why Is Plumbing So Expensive?

September 6th, 2021

We hear this a lot when working on homes in our area. It can be frustrating to spend so much of your hard-earned money on something that you don’t even see that often. We all have bills to pay, and paying a lot for plumbing in Tucson can be upsetting, to say the least.

We completely understand, but we’d also like to make the argument that plumbing work is a bit more complicated than it used to be. Back in the day, materials were cheaper and local plumbers didn’t have to go through as much training and experience to provide this kind of service.

Now, with more high-tech solutions and better materials that last longer, plumbing services require more work than they used to. In this blog, we’re going to talk about the reason behind plumbing pricing and why choosing us is actually the most affordable option.

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3 Ways to Detect a Leak on Your Own

August 23rd, 2021

logoThere’s a big disconnect when it comes to detecting leaks. Plumbers can detect a leak from a mile away, as if we’re some kind of superhero with powerful leak detection powers that let us zoom in on the plumbing system of a home. Homeowners don’t have this superpower usually, because it comes from years of training, honing skills, and using powerful equipment. But you don’t live every day with a plumber, so how are they supposed to detect a leak if they’re not in your home?

Well, that’s why it’s important for homeowners to have a basic sense of leak detection in Tucson. If you think there’s a leak occurring in your home, then it’s your prerogative to call our team for fast and effective plumbing services. Listed below are a few ways that you can start to detect if your plumbing system is leaking in your home.

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Signs of a Possible Water Heater Replacement

August 9th, 2021

logoWe talk often about water heaters needing to be repaired. For instance, if you’re not getting the right temperature of hot water, or if your system is leaking, it needs to be fixed. That’s a no-brainer.

However, how can you tell if your water heater has crossed the threshold into replacement territory? After all, the signs showing you need to replace your system are often similar to the signs that come up when you need repairs. How can a homeowner tell the difference when there’s a problem?

Well, that’s what this guide is for! We’re going to talk extensively about water heaters in Tucson, and more specifically about how to detect when your water heater is on its way out. If you find this guide helpful, or if you think your water heater needs to be replaced, don’t hesitate to call the best plumbers in the biz!

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Are Your Pipes Corroding?

July 26th, 2021

sunny-plumbersCorrosion is a word that homeowners dread to hear. It’s never brought up in a good context and it usually is associated with a lot of work that needs to be done, and a big dent in your wallet. Well, we’re not here to charge you anything or tell you to call for repairs right now. This blog post is focused on the science behind corrosion.

We’d like to talk about how corrosion occurs, what’s actually happening in your pipes, and why it can be a big problem for homeowners in our area. Your plumbing in Tucson could be actively harming the health and well-being of your home if it’s starting to corrode, and there are ways that a professional plumber can help mitigate the damage.

So pull out your high school chemistry textbook, and let’s take a look at the natural process of corrosion!

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Prepare Your Home with a Sump Pump

July 12th, 2021

flooded-living-roomMany homeowners don’t know what a sump pump is, and that’s okay! For homeowners who live on the top of a mountain, on a cliff, or perhaps even on a high hill, this blog post probably isn’t for you. But for many Tucson residents who live in our climate, sump pumps are actually necessary for a home to function without becoming a victim of flash floods.

When rainfall hits our area hard, sometimes the easiest route for the water to go is right into our basements. They’re low and beneath the ground, essentially becoming targets for flash floodwaters to infiltrate and permeate. Sump pumps in Tucson are designed to draw in the water that would otherwise flood your basement, and pump it to an area on your property where it can be safely drained away.

If you’re ready to stop your home from becoming a flooding target, then keep reading.

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Your Sewer Might Need Attention

June 28th, 2021

logoYour plumbing system is more complicated than just a few drains and a big pipe that empties into a waste treatment plant. While that might be how you’d describe it to your kids, it’s a lot more intricate than that. For starters, your sewer drain is an actual drain that needs to be cleaned and maintained! If it’s not, you could see a problem with a clog, a leak, or even a sewer backup, which is something we wouldn’t wish on anyone.

Have you noticed anything strange going on with your sewer and drains recently? Maybe a toilet leak while all of your drains suddenly clog? Or perhaps you’ve heard a weird gurgling coming from any open drain on the first floor of your home? These are clear signs that you need sewer service in Tucson.

We’ll try to explain what’s happening during these events and tell you everything you need to know about your sewer.

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Yearly Drain Services Are Important!

June 1st, 2021

logoIt’s one thing to call for a plumber because your drain seems to be clogged and there’s nothing any of your conventional home tools can do about it. However, it can be increasingly frustrating to call us every few months when another drain becomes clogged. While we love helping our local homeowners and we’re big on community service, we’re not a charity. Every time you call us, you’re paying for premier plumbing services.

So, how about we figure out a solution that works for both of us? With drain maintenance in Tucson, you’re still paying adequate attention to your drains and making sure they function properly, without breaking the bank by calling us all the time. Scheduling a yearly drain maintenance appointment can be a great way to flush out all of your drains on a yearly schedule so it’s less likely they’ll act up later.

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Do You Need Plumbing Maintenance?

May 17th, 2021

sunny-plumbersPlumbing maintenance isn’t some catch-all term that we use to talk about any old fix. While other industries might use the term “maintenance” to describe DIY work or even the entire process, plumbing maintenance is a specific service.

Simply put, it’s a yearly program where one of our trusted plumbers comes to your home and performs a tune-up on all your plumbing appliances, makes sure nothing is encountering problems, and makes fixes where there are budding concerns.

No, maintenance is not a scam. And no, it’s not some kind of unnecessary luxury service that only rich people use. It’s an essential part of your home’s plumbing and we want to talk about why. If you’ve ever been interested in drain maintenance in Tucson, or you want help with your plumbing, then we urge you to keep reading! Plumbing maintenance can and will help in the long run.

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Slow Drains: Better Than Clogged Drains?

May 3rd, 2021

There’s a pretty common thought circulating throughout our community that we wanted to voice our opinion on. While there are clogged drains and slow drains, and they are indeed different, many homeowners think that slow drains are better than clogged drains. This just isn’t necessarily the case.

Slow drains are definitely more convenient to have than clogged drains, since you can still use a slow drain while a clogged drain is pretty much stuck as is. However, slow drains still signify some serious problems that should absolutely be addressed by professional plumbing in Tucson. For instance, a slow drain could be a forming clog. And slow drains throughout your whole home could mean that a sewer clog is forming, which is a lot worse than just a simple drain clog.

Keep reading and we promise we’ll get into some of the answers you’re looking for.

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