The Sunny Plumber Blog : Posts Tagged ‘drain’

Why Clean Drains Are So Important

Monday, January 25th, 2021

sunny-plumberIt can be tough to keep up with the cleaning around the house. And there are always those areas that never quite seem to get clean, do they? Well, we’ve got bad news for you. Not only is there one place that you don’t clean, there’s a place that you cannot effectively clean.

We’re talking about the inside of your drains.

Now, we know what you’re thinking. They don’t need to be cleaned … they’re not clogged! And when they’re clogged I’ll just pour some

We’re going to stop you right there. Liquid chemical cleaners are not the best way to clean your drains, and you really shouldn’t be waiting for your drains to back up entirely before you clean them, anyway.

Here’s why clean drains are important, and why professional drain cleaning in Tucson is the way to go about getting them.

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How to Tell If Your Sewer Line Is in Trouble

Monday, November 30th, 2020

sunny-plumberYou use a lot of your plumbing system each and every day. Your shower, your kitchen sink, etc.  You also use parts of your plumbing system that you don’t directly interact with each and every day. You know—like your sewer line! That’s why any problems with your sewer line in Tucson are so serious. Do you know how to recognize potential signs of trouble with your sewer line early on?

That’s the focus of today’s post, and our Sunny Plumbers are always happy to help. We’ll cover signs of sewer line problems, and we’ll share some tips on how you can best avoid them. You are going to have drainage issues at some point, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t do your best to limit them as much as possible.

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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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Garbage Disposals: 3 Ways You’re Doing It Wrong!

Monday, July 13th, 2020

sunny-plumberIf you are not using a garbage disposal in Tucson—why not? Garbage disposals are helpful. They’re convenient. They offer a number of benefits. They’re not 100% reliable, though. Nothing really is. And you know what? Your garbage disposal is going to be far less than 100% reliable if you’re not using it right. When used properly, garbage disposals are going to be largely problem-free. When used improperly, you’ll want to toss the disposal itself into the garbage!

No one misuses their garbage disposal on purpose, obviously. Just because you don’t mean to do so doesn’t mean that you’re not doing so, though. You simply may not realize what you’re doing. Don’t find out the hard way that you’ve been doing it wrong. Take the information in this post, and keep it in mind. That way, the chances of us visiting your home to fix your disposal are greatly reduced. Not that we don’t love seeing our customers, of course!

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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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Why DIY Drain Cleaning Doesn’t Work

Monday, March 9th, 2020

sunny-plumbersWe understand that few things in life are completely black and white. And we understand that, while you may never attempt to replace your own sewer line or repipe your home, something like drain cleaning in Tucson doesn’t seem quite that daunting. However, when we say that you should leave your plumbing services to trained professionals, we really mean it—drain cleaning included! Sure, it may not be as big a risk as those other services, but it can still lead to trouble.

Mostly, it’s going to lead to ongoing trouble, because the chances of you doing an effective job of cleaning your drains for lasting results is slim. But guess what? Drain cleaning is just another of the outstanding plumbing services that we have to offer. So if your drains are not functioning the way that they should, call our number to schedule service with a professional plumber who you can trust today.

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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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Do I Need a New Sewer Line?

Monday, July 29th, 2019

sunny-plumbersThere are a lot of different components in your residential plumbing system. There are the fixtures that you have a lot of direct interaction with. These are your sinks, shower, toilet, etc. Then there are the pipes in your home that carry water to all of those fixtures and to the appliances that use water, such as your water heater, your washing machine, and the dishwasher. Then there is the system of drains responsible for removing waste and wastewater from your home.

When those materials are flushed down the toilet or drained from the tub, sink, dishwasher, washing machine, etc., they wind up heading away from your home through your sewer line. The sewer line on your property probably doesn’t get much attention from you, but trust us—it will demand your attention when something goes wrong. Today, we’ll take a look at signs and reasons why you may need a sewer line replacement in Benson, AZ.

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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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