The Sunny Plumber Blog : Posts Tagged ‘plumber’

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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Common Causes of High Water Bills

Monday, December 31st, 2018

logoWater may be an abundant resource on this planet, but that doesn’t mean it comes for free when using it around the house—though we admit, that would be nice. If you get your water from a municipal supply, then you pay the municipality for it. That is just a fact. Want to know another fact? There is no reason why you should be overpaying for the water you use throughout your home. And no, we’re not talking about peak usage time charges, either.

Too many homeowners become accustomed to paying too much for the water that they use in their homes. If you stop and think about it, then realize that your water costs have been on the rise, let us know. It is possible that there is something going on with your plumbing system that can account for such discrepancies. If you’re certain that your rates have not changed and that you are not using any more water than usual, contact a member of our team. It may be time for plumbing repairs in Tucson, AZ.

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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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Do I Really Need a Sump Pump?

Monday, December 3rd, 2018

sunny-plumbersWell, that is really a subjective question. Do you really need to go to the doctor for your annual checkups? Do you really need to get the oil in your car changed as suggested? There are no laws dictating that you do such things—but you probably do because you know that they really are in your best interest. The same is true of a sump pump. You are not going to have your home repossessed for negligence if you don’t have one in place.

But the potential problems that you may run into may leave you wishing that your home was no longer your problem! The sump pump serves one function and one function only, and that is to protect your home in the instance of flooding. This is not only important in areas where heavy rains or rapid snowmelt are common. Anything, including plumbing leaks, could necessitate the type of protection that only a sump pump in Tucson has to offer.

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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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How to Deal with a Leaking Toilet

Monday, July 30th, 2018

sunny-plumberThere is a high concentration of plumbing pipes and fixtures in your bathroom, obviously. In fact, when a lot of homeowners hear mention of the word “plumbing,” they will immediately think of their bathrooms. It is no surprise to hear, then, that the bathroom is frequently the location of problems with the plumbing system. What is surprising to hear, however, is that the problem is not always what it seems!

Today, we are going to look at the issue of the leaking toilet. If you do have a leaking toilet, you’ll want to schedule prompt bathroom plumbing services in Tucson, AZ. To do so, you need only call upon the pros here at The Sunny Plumber Tucson. We are going to give you some tips about toilet leaks in the post that follows, including one tip that may help you to avoid an unnecessary service call to begin with. So read on, and rest assured that we’ll help you to get the best performance possible from your residential plumbing system. 

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Using Natural Gas Safely

Monday, July 2nd, 2018

logoHang on a second. Isn’t this supposed to be a plumbing blog? Not only is it supposed to be a plumbing blog, but it is one! (And, we think, a fine one at that.) While some homeowners don’t really think of it as being a plumbing issue, the gas line definitely falls into the jurisdiction of a plumber of choice—hopefully, The Sunny Plumber Tucson. In fact, there are specific laws regarding who can work on and install gas piping, and it takes a licensed plumber to do the job.

Today we want to remind our customers that, yes, natural gas is a truly great, reliable resource. We also want to remind them, however, that natural gas is still a combustible fuel. As is the case with any combustible material, natural gas can be dangerous if not handled properly. The good news is that scheduling your gas piping services with us means that those gas pipes will be in great working order. The bad news is that there are no guarantees in life, so we’ve got some tips to help keep you safe!

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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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Is a Tankless Water Heater Worth the Money?

Monday, April 9th, 2018

sunny-plumbersAmong the plumbing services we offer are those for various water heaters in Tucson, AZ. This includes routine maintenance and repairs. When the time comes for a homeowner to purchase a new water heater for an installation or replacement, we always recommend that they take the time to really explore all of the different options that are out there. While the tank water heater is probably still the most popular system around, there is a lot to recommend the tankless variety.

While we are big advocates of the tankless water heater, for reasons that we’ll get into below, there is one factor that may dissuade some potential buyers right off the bat. and that is the price of the tankless water heater. When you’re doing your research on available systems, you’ll notice that tankless models are definitely more expensive than tank models. When you do a bit more research or simply read the following information, however, you’ll see that these systems really are worth the cost.

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