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Plumbing Leaks: You Cannot Spot Them All!

Monday, December 17th, 2018

sunny-plumberCertain issues with your plumbing system are really going to jump out at you. Like, say, if your shower is ice cold or you have a flooded area in your home. Other problems, however, are not quite as easy to spot—and not every leak or rupture is going to result in immediate flooding. The fact that plumbing leaks are such a common problem does not mean that it’s a problem you can take lightly. There are a lot of issues that can develop.

That is why today we want to share some tips with you for discovering plumbing leaks. Even if you cannot pinpoint the source of your leaks, you can at least recognize some signs that they are likely there. It is always best to deal with any plumbing leaks as swiftly as possible, after all. So read on, and let our plumbers in Tucson know if you have any concerns. The Sunny Plumber Tucson is here to help. 

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How the Smallest Pinhole Leak Can Cause Widespread Damage to Your Home

Monday, August 10th, 2015

Plumbing issues have always been among the most frustrating things a homeowner can face. This is primarily because the plumbing is largely hidden in the structure of the house, making it difficult to identify problems before they have a chance to cause damage. However, there are usually still signs here and there if there is an issue with your plumbing. Water pressure drops, the water itself becomes discolored, etc. However, one of the most dangerous plumbing problems has virtually no symptoms until it is too late. Let’s take a look at this problem—and how you can protect your home from it.

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Why You Need to Have Your Plumbing Inspected Annually

Monday, May 4th, 2015

Plumbing problems are unique from other household issues, in that they involve a system that is largely hidden from the homeowner. When your furnace or air conditioner stops working, you can often find the problem with a rudimentary look at the central unit. You may not be able to fix the problem, but at least you’ll be able to recognize it and call for professional help. Not so with most plumbing issues.

Plumbing problems tend to be subtle. For every catastrophic pipe rupture there are a hundred tiny little leaks that go unnoticed until the damage is done. It is those tiny leaks that are one of the biggest reasons why you should have your plumbing checked annually. Read on to find out more.

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Plumber Tip: How To Tell If You Have A Major Water Leak

Monday, April 8th, 2013

We hardly notice our plumbing while we take showers, wash our dishes and clothes, and brush our teeth. Somehow, we just expect that water will arrive when we call for it. And such is the case most of the time. We begin to notice our plumbing in a very real way there is a major water leak in the house. The sight of water where it shouldn’t be is enough to cause panic and frustration. Make sure you have the emergency number of a plumber to hand to ensure that you are never without someone to call. But other leaks, though major, tend to creep up on homeowners. We scarcely notice them until they have already done major damage to our home and property. In this post, we’d like to review how to detect if you have a major water leak so that you’re prepared. For a plumber in Tucson, call The Sunny Plumber today!

  • Spike in the water bill. If there is a massive spike in your water bill without a corresponding rise in water usage, then it probably indicates a water leak somewhere in your home or on your property. It’s critical that you call a plumber as soon as possible, so that he can begin the leak detection process.
  • Water stain on the ceiling. If you notice a brown abstraction on the white wall below your upstairs bathroom, you may have a major water leak in your ceiling. It’s often unclear as to whether the leak has been going on for a long time, in which case a minor brown stain may be less significant, or if it’s just started; so it’s imperative that you call for a plumber right away.
  • Wet spots in your yard. While we may expect the backyard to be a little soggy during a rainstorm, if it’s soggy in the absence of rain, then it’s probably an indication that you have a leak in your sewer or water line. If it smells, it’s the sewer line; if it doesn’t smell, it’s the water line. It may have been caused by a collapsed pipe or root penetration.

We hope this brief list of major water leak signs has helped you. Stay vigilant. If you think you may have a leak in your home, call The Sunny Plumber today for a plumber in Tucson, AZ!

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Plumber Tip: What You Should Know About Leak Detection

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

Plumbing leaks can be frustrating and incredibly damaging. That’s why knowing the signs of a leak can potentially help you detect it early before it causes serious problems. The Sunny Plumber provides professional leak detection in Tucson. If you suspect that you have a leak in your home it is almost always best to immediately call a professional Tucson plumber for leak repair service. We want our customers to avoid damage from a leaking pip which is why we thought it would be good to assemble a quick list of some of the most common signs of water leaks.

Watch Your Water Bill

One sign that you have a leak is your water bill. If you notice a sudden and unexplained rise in your water bill it could mean that you have a leak somewhere on your property. Not all leaks will show up as water on the ground. If the leaking pipe is buried in the ground you may not be able to see it but it will show up on your water bill.

Hearing Running Water

If you have all of your appliances turned off but you still hear water running through your pipes it could mean that you have a water leak in your home.

Soggy or Raised Patches of Ground

If you start to notice that there are soggy or raised patches of ground on your property it could mean that there is a water leak below them. Depending upon the soil composition under your home, the water could cause the ground to expand and raise or get soggy and sink.

Warm Basement Slab

If you notice that the concrete slab in your basement is warm in certain spots it could mean that you have a leaking pipe in your slab. If this is the case, it will most likely require extensive repairs.

If you need plumbing repair in Tucson or leak detection then call The Sunny Plumber. We use advanced equipment to quickly find the leak in your home and repair it fast.

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