The Sunny Plumber Blog

Ask a Plumber: What Causes Low Water Pressure?

November 6th, 2017

tightening-shower-faucetIt’s a brutally hot summer day, and you’ve just gotten home from work. You head right for the bathroom, step into the shower, and prepare yourself for the bliss sure to come from the cool water. Unfortunately for you, the result is less like Niagra and more like a trickle. You’ve been hit by low water pressure, and it has really thrown a wrench into the gears of your routine. So what can cause a problem like low water pressure to develop?

Like most issues with your plumbing system and its performance, there are a number of answers to that question. We are going to explore a few of them in today’s post. Before we go any further, though, we want to remind you that this is not the type of situation you should attempt to resolve on your own. Taking your plumbing system into your own, non-professional hands is to put the entire system–and your own safety–at risk. Instead, hire a professional plumber in Tucson.

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3 Benefits of Using a Water Softener

October 23rd, 2017

baby-in-bathIf we were to ask you to name a serious plumbing problem that you may encounter in your home, your first reaction may be to say a major leak or a failed water heater. What if we asked you to name a serious issue with your water quality? You’d probably say something along the lines of contaminants that make the water unsafe to drink. Not all problems that you’ll encounter are quite as immediate or threatening as these, though. However, they can still be serious.

This is the case with hard water, one of the most common problems that modern homeowners today face with their plumbing systems. The good news is that there is a simple solution to help you resolve the issues that hard water can create. This is the use of a water softener in Tucson, AZ. We install great water softeners, and are happy to help you enjoy the many benefits that these systems have to offer. 

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Do I Need Professional Drain Cleaning?

October 9th, 2017

kid-in-bathPlumbing systems are more complex than many homeowners realize, due to the fact that so much of the plumbing system is hidden from view. Sure, you have exposed fixtures like your toilet or your faucets, but you also have a lot of drain pipes, your main water and sewer lines, and other components that are completely hidden from view. There is a lot that can go wrong with any plumbing system–though scheduling professional plumbing services with a company that uses the best materials available will definitely cut down on the risk.

Perhaps the most common problem that homeowners encounter with their plumbing systems are clogged drains. Unfortunately, the cause of most drain clogs can often be traced back to user error. Taking some simple precautions will help to reduce the risk of drain clogs, but eventually you’ll encounter one. When you do, we strongly suggest you schedule professional drain cleaning in Tucson, AZ. Today, let’s talk about why.

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Benefits of Scour Jet Service

September 25th, 2017

water-down-sink-drainYour plumbing system is extensive and, in some ways, pretty complex. In operational theory, however, it is really quite simple. The supply side of your plumbing system brings water into your home, while the drain and sewer side drains it out of your home. Simple enough, right? Well, things seem much less simple when something goes wrong with either side of the plumbing. If you’re having trouble with your drain and sewer system, then professional scour jet service in Marana, AZ is definitely an option to consider.

As you’ll see below, scour jet service itself is a fairly simple service–in theory. Just like your plumbing system, however, that simplicity can be deceiving. This is not a job that you could possibly handle on your own, and it requires equipment that homeowners are not going to have access to. If you do think that your plumbing system could benefit from scour jet service, contact the professionals at The Sunny Plumber Tucson to guarantee that the job is done right.

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Slab Leaks Are Big Trouble

September 11th, 2017

flooded-living-roomThere are a lot of different problems that a homeowner may encounter with their plumbing. The good news is, our professional plumbers can deal with any and all issues that you may run into.

Now, there is one big complicating factor here. Before we can diagnose and resolve your plumbing problem, you must first recognize that there is a problem to begin with. This is not always as simple as it sounds. Some plumbing problems are just harder to spot than others.

Case in point: the slab leak. If you have a slab leak in Green Valley, AZ, then you are definitely going to want to have that repaired as soon as possible. If left unresolved, slab leaks can do pretty serious damage. The trouble is that spotting a slab leak is not always easy, particularly if you do not know some of the basic warning signs that you are dealing with one. In the following post, we will give you some valuable information that can help you to protect your property. 

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How Does Trenchless Technology Work?

August 28th, 2017

leaking-sewer-lineWhen something goes wrong with your main water line or the sewer line servicing your property, what do you do? Hire a professional plumber, of course.

But what is that plumber going to do? Dig up the entire pipe just to access it for repairs or replacement? There was actually a time when this was the only option. Thankfully, we’ve passed that time to a point where trenchless technology is available for use.

Trenchless technology has many benefits to offer homeowners in need of drain and sewer services. Trenchless technology, whether used for pipe repair or replacement, is also something that only skilled and experienced plumbers can work with. Even professional plumbers may not be qualified if they lack the proper training for trenchless tasks. Work with our plumbers, and you will enjoy prompt and successful drain and sewer services in Benson, AZ.

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Is a Tankless Water Heater Right for Me?

August 14th, 2017

tankless-water-heaterA world in which you have no options available to you is not one that you’d want to live in, right? From the cars that we drive to the clothing that we wear and the colors that we paint our houses, we are constantly making decisions about our lifestyles based on our own personal user preferences. This extends to the selection of appliances for your home, the water heater included. Before investing in a new water heater, you are wise to weigh your options carefully.

The tank water heater is still the most popular type of water heater available to homeowners today. However, it is not the only choice available, nor is it necessarily the best choice for every homeowner. While it certainly suits many, others may find that using a tankless water heater in Tucson, AZ is right for them. We suggest you consider the following information to start deciding if it is indeed right for you. 

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Do You Really Need a Water Softener?

July 31st, 2017

water-softener-do-you-needToday, most municipal water supplies have a good amount of filtration and conditioning they go through before reaching your faucets, and the Tucson area is no exception. If you use ground water instead, you likely have a water treatment system on site, too. But something many people don’t realize is missing in all of this when they hear about water treatment system installation in Tucson, AZ, is protection from hard water.

This is the name for water that has a high concentration of minerals in it—namely calcium and magnesium. No, these minerals are not harmful to ingest, to get that out of the way. However, they can do a world of damage to your plumbing system, and therefore your quality of life. Hard water should be taken care of with a professionally installed water softener, which can treat the water before it has a chance to negatively affect your pipes.

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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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