The Sunny Plumber Blog : Archive for the ‘Plumbing’ Category

Why We Offer Emergency Plumbing Services

Monday, June 18th, 2018

sunny-plumbersWhat do you think of when you imagine an emergency on your property? A structure fire? A major gas leak? These are obviously huge concerns—and a gas leak actually falls under the plumbing category! It is not the only emergency that does, however. Sure, emergencies that pose an immediate threat to your own safety and that of your family are incredibly important to keep in mind and prepare for. But about those emergencies that threaten the condition of your property, or even your convenience?

It is for all of these scenarios that we offer 24/7 emergency plumbing services in Tucson, AZ. And remember, when you need emergency services, you want to know for certain that you are working with a true emergency plumber. There are a lot of plumbers out there that may make themselves available after hours, but that does not mean that they are the best pick for the job. Our goal is to not only provide emergency plumbing services, but those of a quality that you deserve!

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Is It Time for Repiping?

Monday, May 21st, 2018

sunny-plumberFor a lot of people, the idea of a “home improvement” project is more aesthetic than anything else. Maybe you want to revamp your deck, or paint/side your house to make it more visually appealing. Others blend both fashion and function. Putting up new shutters, repaving an ugly, cracked, or rutted driveway, for instance. But some of the most important home improvement jobs are the ones that offer no visual benefit. Repiping a home is certainly one prime example of this.

When you hire a professional plumber in Green Valley, AZ to repipe your house, it is entirely a matter of function. It is a matter of protecting the integrity of your plumbing system, so that you can count on the reliable delivery of potable water throughout your home. It is also a matter of protecting your home from serious damage caused by damage to these pipes. This all begs the question of when you are supposed to be repiping your home, of course.

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How to Keep Your Drains from Backing Up

Monday, March 26th, 2018

logoThere are countless issues you may encounter with your plumbing system. Many are simply beyond your control. The need for plumbing repairs in Tucson, AZ is not a matter of if, but of when. Now, that being said, there are also a lot of problems that, while not 100% avoidable, are still often the result of human error. Some, for instance, can often be averted with a bit of care on the homeowner’s part.

Today we want to talk about ways you can help to prevent your drains from backing up. Should you encounter clogged drains, we strongly recommend that you schedule professional drain cleaning services with the exceptional plumbers here at The Sunny Plumber Tucson. Trust us, we’ll have much more success and achieve far better results than any DIY attempts on your part will. You can minimize the risk of requiring any such service in your home by keeping these helpful tips in mind.

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Signs of Water Line Problems

Monday, March 12th, 2018

sunny-plumbersFor all of your plumbing system you actually can see, there is a lot that you cannot. From pipes that pass through your walls and above your ceilings to those are buried on your property, there is much more to your plumbing system than meets the eye. This is obviously a good thing as far as aesthetics and functionality go. You don’t want to be tripping over exposed pipes, nor do you want to be looking at pipes all over your home. It can also make it tough to recognize a problem with a pipe, though.

Your water line is one of the most important pipes around, and it is responsible for actually delivering water into your home. If there is a problem of any kind with your main water line, then you are definitely going to want to have that problem resolved as soon as possible. To do so, just give the professional plumbers at The Sunny Plumber Tucson a call. We can handle your water line services in Tucson, AZ properly. Here are some tips to help you recognize such trouble. 

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When to Schedule Emergency Plumbing Services

Monday, February 26th, 2018

24-7-servicesWhen it comes to problems with your residential plumbing system, there is really no such thing as a “minor” one. Sure, there are those problems that seem to be more of a nuisance than anything else, but a leaky faucet or a toilet that won’t stop running will still waste a huge amount of water over time if given the chance to do so. That being said, a dripping faucet or running toilet still is not exactly what you’d call a plumbing “emergency.”

There are plenty of plumbing emergencies that you may encounter in your home, however, and it is important that you get in touch with an emergency plumber in Tucson right away when you do. The last thing that you want is to be calling up random plumbing companies in the middle of the night, only to find that they don’t even offer emergency plumbing services. When you call our number, you won’t just hear ongoing ringing. You’ll be able to schedule emergency services that will have your problem resolved ASAP.

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Call a Plumber for Bathroom Leaks

Monday, February 12th, 2018

leaky-pipeIt should probably go without saying that the bathroom is one of the areas in the house where you have the most direct interaction with your plumbing system. From visits to the toilet throughout the day to brushing your teeth before bed and after you wake up to taking your shower to freshen up, the bathroom(s) in your home really does play a major role in your day to day life. That is one of the reasons why any problems with your bathroom plumbing systems can be so troublesome.

A major problem with any plumbing system is the plumbing leak, and it is one that can present a number of different challenges. We understand you may like handling issues around your house on your own, but bathroom plumbing leaks are one of those things that require professional intervention—usually. Here are a few tips on why you need to hire a professional plumber in Tucson to handle any bathroom plumbing problems.

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Our Emergency Plumbers Are Here for You

Monday, January 15th, 2018

time-for-serviceSometimes, you are going to encounter problems in your home at inopportune times. When you do,  you are going to have to decide what can wait, and what has to be handled immediately. If you are not certain which the case may be,  though, you may need to get in touch with a professional for some guidance. That is exactly why our emergency plumbers in Tucson, AZ are always here for you. There is no way to plan for every potential issue that you may encounter with your plumbing system.

While there are certainly problems that you can wait until normal business hours to have resolved, there are others that are going to leave you with little other choice than to schedule professional plumbing repairs, regardless of what time of day—or night—it may be. Contact a member of our team regardless of the time, and we’ll be able to help. Your plumbing system is our priority, after all.

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How Clean Drains Can Benefit You

Monday, January 1st, 2018

drain-bubblingThere are a lot of problems with your plumbing system that constitute a true emergency. Things like ruptured sewer lines, burst water heater tanks, etc. However, there are also those problems that you may experience with your plumbing system that are not exactly emergencies, but which should still be handled in a timely fashion. Problems like leaky faucets and, yes, clogged drains would fall into this category. If your drains are not flowing properly, contact us right away.

What may seem like a minor inconvenience that may be dealt with at a later date is actually an issue that can snowball and wind up causing you a serious headache. Clean drains are going to benefit you in many ways, and professional drain cleaning in Tucson, AZ is really the only way to get truly clean drains once yours have started to clog up. Skip ineffectual DIY drain cleaning attempts and let our pros handle the job.

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Ask a Plumber: What Is Hard Water?

Monday, December 18th, 2017

small-hands-at-tapAs a homeowner, you can probably imagine that there are some plumbing problems that will require immediate attention. If you were to come home to discover that a pipe had burst and was flooding your living space, for example, you probably wouldn’t head to bed and just deal with it in the morning. Other problems may not really seem as pressing, but resolving any issues with your plumbing system should be a priority. Even if it’s “just” hard water.

Hard water is an incredibly common problem that homeowners face with their water quality. For a number of reasons, however, homeowners also manage to convince themselves that it is just not that big of a deal. At most, many label it a nuisance. In truth, hard water is going to negatively affect your plumbing system in many ways. Our plumbers in Tucson want to help you to better understand why it is that hard water really shouldn’t be accepted in your home.

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Prevent Holiday Plumbing Nightmares

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

By Gary Eisenhauer

The holidays are a time to enjoy with friends and family. However, Thanksgiving, and other seasonal holidays, present the perfect recipe for costly and embarrassing plumbing failures. With a little planning and insight from industry experts, you can prevent yourself from holiday hassles. Here are the top four tips from The Sunny Plumber to keep your pipe dreams in check.

What’s the No. 1 issue consumers need to think about around the holidays to keep their plumbing working?

One of the most common plumbing issues people face during the holidays is a clogged sink or malfunctioning garbage disposal. I always recommend being wary of the “FOG.” Fats, oils, and grease are your garbage disposals worst enemy. While this material is in liquid form when it’s initially poured into the disposal, it congeals into a viscous sludge as it cools. The FOG then sticks to the walls of the disposal chamber, as well as the walls of the drain pipe. This can gum up the impeller, as well as clog the drain. Don’t pour FOG down the garbage disposal if you want to avoid these issues. Throw it away, instead.

That’s a good tip. What else should I avoid putting down my drain?

Never put beans, rice, pasta and bread down the drain. These are like sponges and when saturated with water, this food material will expand and can cause a backup. In addition, bones and fibrous foods should be thrown away or composted.

Moving to the bathroom, what should we steer clear of?

During the holidays bathroom facilities are taxed with additional traffic and usage. Annual maintenance to clear any build-up can often prevent major toilet clogs and avoid the spread of infectious waste in the bathroom. Also, stay away from using chemicals to try and clear blockage as this rarely remedies a clogged line and can damage your pipes. If a plunger doesn’t clear the clog, turn to the pros.

What to be mindful of with water heaters?

The arrival of cooler weather raises caution for water heaters. Cold air causes expansion and contraction in water heaters and in older units, fractures can occur resulting in failure – which usually leads to flooding. Routine maintenance can identify those risks as well as ensure water heaters are operating effectively and efficiently. Water heaters are your best friend, but can cause a lot of headaches when they are not taken care of or installed incorrectly. With some minor attention, you can prevent major problems from occurring and enjoy the holiday without flooding or no hot water with a house full of guests.

Gary Eisenhauer is general manager of The Sunny Plumber.

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. For more information, visit thesunnyplumber.com.

 

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