The Sunny Plumber Blog : Archive for the ‘Drain and Sewer’ Category

3 Reasons Scour Jetting Is the Way to Clean Pipes

Monday, August 24th, 2020

sunny-plumbersWhen you think about cleaning your home, we’re willing to bet that you’re not thinking about cleaning your pipes, right? Of course not. And when we talk about cleaning pipes, we’re not talking about dusting or polishing the exterior surface of the pipe. No, we’re talking about the interior of pipes. And, to be frank, we’re not just talking about cleaning pipes.

We’re talking about scouring them.

Scour jet service in Tucson,  AZ, is one of the great plumbing services that too few homeowners take advantage of. You may not need your pipes scoured regularly, of course. But when problems related to buildup in pipes develop, there is really nothing better than scour jetting for getting the problem resolved. You want to skip the liquid drain cleaners when things start to slow down.

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3 Ways You’re Clogging Drains (And How to Stop!)

Monday, July 27th, 2020

sunny-plumbersNobody wants to be told that they’re doing something wrong. Nobody wants to find themselves in a frustrating situation, and then get blamed for causing it. However, there’s a good chance that your clogged drains are at least partially the result of user error. If you frequently have clogged drains, then you may carry some of the blame.

The good news is, we can help.

Today, we’re going to talk about some practices that you can implement, and others that you can alter, in order to reduce the frequency of drain clogs. The best part? They’re simple tips to execute. At least, they are when you’re aware of them. So read on, keep this info in mind, and enjoy a better plumbing experience!

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What Can Lead to Sewer Line Problems?

Monday, June 15th, 2020

sunny-plumbersYou don’t interact much with your sewer line directly. For the average homeowner, never actually seeing their sewer line is a possibility. In fact, we hope that you never need to see your sewer line, because if you do it usually means that something has gone wrong. Unfortunately, there is no way to guarantee that you’ll never encounter the types of problems that would require sewer line repairs,  or even a sewer line replacement in Tucson. What types of problems?

Well, that is the focus of today’s post. A little bit of knowledge can go a long way. There are certainly some steps you can take to help mitigate the risk of sewer line problems on your property. Knowing what causes such problems may also help you to be more aware of those problems and to act more quickly when they do develop. So let’s dive right in, and remember that a Sunny Plumber solves problems effectively and thoroughly, every time.

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Be Aware of Sewer Line Distress Signs

Monday, February 10th, 2020

sunny-plumberThere are some components of your plumbing system that you’re obviously familiar with. Many of them you interact with multiple times a day. What kind of plumbing system components are we talking about here? Your toilet, your sink, your dishwasher, etc. What’s an example on the exact opposite end of this spectrum, then? A component that you never see, and certainly never directly interact with? Read the title of this post if you’re feeling stumped.

We’re talking about your sewer line. Your sewer line is buried on your property, connecting your plumbing’s drainage system to your septic tank or a municipal sewer line. There is no reason why you would ever need to interact with this pipe directly, and you definitely want to minimize the risk of exposure to its contents as much as possible. That’s why burying it makes sense. But that can also make it tough to spot problems with your sewer line in Tucson, AZ.

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We Don’t Clean Pipes—We Scour Them!

Monday, August 26th, 2019

sunny-plumbersWhen you’re going around your home cleaning up before guests arrive, you probably are not breaking out the equipment to clean your drains and sewer line. At least we hope not. Because that would be unusual, to say the least. Even so, it is important that you keep your drain and sewer lines clean. And no, pouring chemical cleaners down them is not an effective way to do it. In fact, there are many drawbacks to using those cleaners.

So what do we recommend? Scour jetting in Tucson, AZ. Why? How does that work? Don’t worry—all shall be revealed in today’s post. Our Sunny Plumbers are some of the finest in the business, and we provide them with the tools and equipment that they need to match their skills to any job that your plumbing system may require. When you schedule scour jetting with us, you can count on getting the best performance possible from those pipes!

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Why Scour Your Pipes?

Monday, January 14th, 2019

sunny-plumbersThere 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.

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Think Garbage Disposals Can Handle Everything? Think Again

Monday, November 19th, 2018

sunny-plumbersThe 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

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Drain Clogs: User Error Is a Common Contributing Factor

Monday, 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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Sewer Line Damages: You Cannot Prevent Them All

Monday, 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?

Monday, 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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