The Sunny Plumber Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Plumbing Installation’

Is It Time to Replace Your Garbage Disposal?

Monday, October 5th, 2020

water-down-sink-drainFall is a time when we often recommend people have drain cleaning done to help prepare for a season when their kitchen plumbing in Tucson, AZ undergoes the most stress. One plumbing appliance in the kitchen that needs special attention is the kitchen sink garbage disposal, a motor-powered device that can make or break a kitchen during the end of the year.

We’ve previously offered advice about how to best manage your disposal so it gives you many years of steady, trouble-free work. Today, we’re going to look at the point when “disposal management” becomes “disposal replacement.”

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Is a Sump Pump Necessary?

Tuesday, August 11th, 2020

sunny-plumbersYour home may be the biggest investment you’ll ever make in your life. It makes sense to do anything you can to protect that investment. And, even if you have great home insurance, preventing damage to your home is a must. If you don’t have a sump pump in Tucson, AZ, then you may have a major blindspot in your home protection.

When people think of sump pumps, they don’t always think of them being used in as arid a climate as ours. While it’s true that your sump pump may not be in regular operation, that’s true of any insurance policy. It’s there when you need it. We hope you don’t need to rely on your auto policy daily!

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Things to Consider with New Plumbing Installation

Friday, April 4th, 2014

Plumbing installation in Tucson and other nearby communities is a great deal easier than it might be in colder climates. We don’t have to worry about frozen pipes and when you need repairs, they can usually be conducted without worrying about the weather. That’s the benefit of living where we live. At the same time, there are things to consider with new plumbing installation, either because your old plumbing can’t do the job or because the new plumbing is part of an expansion to your home. It pays to keep the following things in mind.

  • Consider the fixtures
    If your new plumbing installation includes sinks, toilets, showers or other water fixtures, you need to plan for their placement very carefully. Each fixture needs to be linked to the rest of the plumbing system, which usually means running pipes through the walls to connect it. Make sure you plan those pathways carefully and position your fixtures in such as a way so that the pipes can do the job in a practical manner.
  • Water pressure counts
    In most cases, you’ll need ¾ inch pipe to handle your water needs with the correct amount of pressure. If you’re dealing with a well and pump system, however (which is not uncommon here in the desert) or you have some other special needs, then your plumber may need to alter the size of the piping. That has an impact on how much piping you need, where you can run it in the walls and other considerations. You’ll need to speak with the plumber before that happens.
  • Hot water is important
    If you’re adding a new shower, sink or other fixture that requires hot water, make sure your water heater can handle the additional load. In most cases it can, but if it can’t you’ll need to plan for the extra workload and factor that into your preparations.

For more things to consider with new plumbing installation or to set up a consultation with an experienced plumber, call on The Sunny Plumber for help. We deal with all kinds of plumbing services in Tucson and we’ll work with you every step of the way to make your ideas a reality. Contact us today and schedule your next service appointment.

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