The Sunny Plumber Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Plumbing Maintenance’

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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We Don’t Clean Pipes—We Scour Them!

Monday, August 26th, 2019

sunny-plumbersWhen you’re going around your home cleaning up before guests arrive, you probably are not breaking out the equipment to clean your drains and sewer line. At least we hope not. Because that would be unusual, to say the least. Even so, it is important that you keep your drain and sewer lines clean. And no, pouring chemical cleaners down them is not an effective way to do it. In fact, there are many drawbacks to using those cleaners.

So what do we recommend? Scour jetting in Tucson, AZ. Why? How does that work? Don’t worry—all shall be revealed in today’s post. Our Sunny Plumbers are some of the finest in the business, and we provide them with the tools and equipment that they need to match their skills to any job that your plumbing system may require. When you schedule scour jetting with us, you can count on getting the best performance possible from those pipes!

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Yes, We Offer Video Pipe Inspection

Monday, May 20th, 2019


If you’re asking if we offer video pipe inspection, then the answer is yes. If you’re asking what is video pipe inspection, then this is the post for you! Video pipe inspection is one of the greatest resources that modern plumbers have at their disposal. Of course, the only way to ensure a thorough and reliable inspection of your pipes is to schedule your video pipe inspection in Green Valley, AZ, with a member of our team.

Our Sunny Plumbers don’t just have access to tools like video pipe inspection equipment, after all. They have the skills and expertise necessary for using that equipment to its fullest potential. So read on, let us know what concerns you have about your plumbing system, and leave the inspection of that system and its pipes to our pros. 

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Signs You Need Our Drain Cleaning Services

Monday, March 11th, 2019

logoLet’s get one thing straight, right away. No, cleaning out a drain may not be the most complex plumbing service that we can do for you. No, this does not mean that it is a job you can do on your own. Or, rather, it is not a job you can successfully do on your own. We’ll get into that more below. Just keep in mind the fact that, while it may start out this way, clogged drains are not a minor inconvenience.

They can have very serious ramifications for your plumbing system. The good news is that our team is never more than a phone call away. If you are serious about having your drains cleaned effectively for long-lasting results, then nothing beats having a Sunny Plumber on your side! We’ve not only got the right tools for the job, but we’ve got the expertise to ensure successful drain cleaning in Benson, AZ each and every time.

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Pipe Problems: We Don’t Guess, We Inspect!

Monday, January 28th, 2019

sunny-plumbersWhile there are a lot of different problems that you may encounter with your residential plumbing system, there are certain areas in which you can expect some repeat offenses. Because the pipe is the cornerstone of any plumbing system, you have to expect that pipe problems will be a common issue in terms of plumbing problems. That’s not to say that pipe problems themselves should be common, just that they’re a common factor among many different problems.

If you suspect that there is a problem with your plumbing system, and you think that this problem is related to your pipes, then you are already playing something of a guessing game. There are a lot of pipes in any plumbing system that are not exposed in your home, and it can be tough to diagnose any issues with them. Without the right tools, anyway. That is why we offer video pipe inspection services in Benson, AZ. When you work with a Sunny Plumber, you’re working with skilled professionals that have great tools and that know how to use them. 

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What You Need to Know About Pitted Corrosion

Monday, July 18th, 2016

The vast majority of the plumbing pipes used in homes these days are made of copper, as opposed to the earlier iron pipes that were common during the first half of the 20th century. Copper is widely preferred now because of its resilience; it is immune to rust and many other kinds of corrosion. However, it is not invincible. There is one kind of corrosion that still dramatically affects copper, one which can cause quite a few problems for you if you’re not careful. Read on to find out more about pitted corrosion.

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The Two Kinds of Corrosion That Can Destroy Your Copper Pipes

Monday, July 20th, 2015

We’ve discussed, at length, the reason that copper is the primary material used in plumbing pipes. It is resilient, long lasting, and cost effective. Properly maintained copper pipes are supposed to last for around 100 years. However, there are a couple of different things that can severely shorten that lifespan. The two biggest threats to your copper piping are both forms of corrosion: formicary and pitted corrosion. Let’s take a look at these corrosion types, and what they can do to your copper pipes.

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What’s Involved in a Plumbing Maintenance Session

Friday, May 2nd, 2014

Maintenance is an important part of home ownership, and the principle applies to your plumbing as much as to your roof or porch. A well maintained plumbing system provides innumerable benefits. Your faucets and other fixtures will perform more reliably, you’ll run a lower risk of a serious breakdown and you can increase the overall lifespan of your system by months or even years in some cases. When it comes to a comprehensive maintenance plan, Tucson AZ has plenty of options, but it helps if you understand what’s involved in a plumbing maintenance session to know how it benefits you.

Plumbing Maintenance Session: The Basics

The task starts with the plumber performing a visual inspection of the pipe in your home, checking for leaks, improper seals and the like. He’ll also check the property for any raised spots, soft spots, puddles or other indications that a pipe inside the walls or under the ground has sprung a leak. If such spots are noted, he can then schedule a time for a proper repair and ensure that the faulty pipe is replaced with a new one at that time.

Once the basic inspection is complete, the plumber then shuts of the water main to the home and performs a more thorough inspection. Modern technology allows him to use tiny video cameras to inspect the pipes from the inside, allowing him to spot potential problem areas and determine the exact source of the issue. In places where it’s appropriate, he’ll use water-jetting to clear out any minor clogs or back-ups in the drain, leaving the system clear of obstructions and ready to go.

For more on what’s involved in a plumbing maintenance session or to schedule a session in the near future, the experts at The Sunny Plumber are standing by to help.  Pick up the phone today to make an appointment, and let us show you what a difference we can make!

We specialize in plumbing maintenance, Tucson AZ  is part of our service area, and we’re dedicated to leaving your plumbing system in great shape for whatever your household might throw at it.

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Plumbing Tip: Why Schedule Professional Plumbing Maintenance?

Monday, February 25th, 2013

Every time you flush your toilet, wash your dishes or run your washing machine you are depending on the proper operation of your home plumbing system. Considering the great deal of important work that your plumbing system does for you day after day, don’t you think that you should give it something in return? Contact a professional Tucson plumber at The Sunny Plumber to learn about the many benefits of plumbing maintenance in Tucson. There is no better way to keep your plumbing system working up to your high standards than by scheduling routine plumbing maintenance, so call today to schedule service.

Clean, dependable running water is an important luxury in your home. Water can also be surprisingly damaging under the right – or wrong – circumstances, though. That is why it is so important not only to repair water leaks in your home right away but to prevent them from happening in the first place. The best way to do this is with routine preventive maintenance.

A lot of your plumbing system is hidden from view. By the time you notice a problem with your plumbing, such as an obvious indicator of a leak, it is very likely that that problem has been festering for some time. The longer a problem with your plumbing is allowed to develop, the more extensive any resulting damages are likely to be. Let a professional Tucson plumber discover, diagnose and resolve these developing issues before they get out of hand to help prevent damages to your home and plumbing system.

Routine plumbing maintenance also keeps your plumbing system as efficient and effective as possible. Without proper plumbing inspection and maintenance you have no way of knowing if you are getting the best performance possible from your plumbing system. Do not accept poor water pressure, inconsistent hot water service or other issues as a fact of life. Schedule routine maintenance and enjoy increased comfort and efficiency from your well-tuned plumbing system.

If you have any further questions about just how important plumbing maintenance in Tucson, AZ really is, call The Sunny Plumber. We have the information you need to make the right decisions about the plumbing in your home.

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