The Sunny Plumber Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Plumbing’

Nothing Lasts Forever (Not Even Water Heaters!)

Monday, June 17th, 2019

sunny-plumberImagine this—you’ve come into some money. Not millions of dollars or anything, but a substantial chunk of change nonetheless. Enough to put some away in the bank, maybe pay down the credit card a bit. You with us? Okay, now let’s say you decide to keep enough out of the bank to treat yourself and the family a bit. What do you spend it on?

If you said a new water heater, then—well, actually, we’re a bit surprised. No one understands the importance of a great water heater better than us Sunny Plumbers, but even we’ll admit that they’re not the most exciting things in the world.

Exciting or not, you do need a reliable water heater in your home. And regardless of what make or model you use, you’re going to have to replace your water heater eventually. There is no getting around that. But when do you replace your water heater in Tucson? When it’s broken down entirely? Hopefully before then, so here are some factors to consider. 

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When to Reach Out for Water Heater Repairs

Monday, April 22nd, 2019

sunny-plumberIt can be easy to overlook your water heater when it is functioning just as it should. You’re so used to using hot water reliably in your home, no doubt, that you have no reason to give it all that much thought provided that it is there when you need it. Typically, it is when something goes wrong with our water heater in Marana, AZ, that we realize just how vital its performance really is in our day to day lives. Ideally, you’d never run into water heater problems.

The reality of the world we do live in, however, is that water heaters are mechanical systems. That means that they will—not might, but will—encounter operational problems from time to time. When that happens, you definitely want to deal with any such problems as quickly and promptly as possible. That’s why we’ve got some tips to help you recognize signs of trouble early on. Keep them in mind, and let us know what concerns you have with your system.

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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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Good Water Quality? Are You Sure About That?

Monday, October 8th, 2018

logoWe are not here to alarm you or to stir up your fear in order to propel you into action you don’t need to take. We are here to share some facts related to plumbing with you, though, and one of those facts is an unfortunate one—that your water may not be anywhere near as high of a quality as you think. If you are serious about enjoying great water quality in Tucson, AZ, then you may need to work with some water treatment system experts.

Thankfully, our Sunny Plumbers are never more than a phone call away. Whatever problems may be setting your water quality back, we’ll find the solutions you need to get it back on track. Of course, before we can do that, you need to alert us to any concerns you may have so that we can go about determining what the precise nature of your water quality issues may be. So read on, and remember to call The Sunny Plumber Tucson if you have any concerns about the quality of your water.

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Sewer Line Damages: You Cannot Prevent Them All

Monday, September 10th, 2018

sunny-plumbersIf you come to this blog in order to learn about all of the ways in which you can make your plumbing system invulnerable, then you are definitely going to walk away from it disappointed. Problems with your plumbing system, with all plumbing systems, are a matter of when, not if. An even more unfortunate truth is that, diligent and responsible as you may be, there is just no way in which prevent certain conditions leading to such problems. Nipping them in the bud isn’t an option when you don’t realize it’s happening.

Here are a few examples of such problems, so that you can better understand some underlying issues that could lead to eventual sewer line damage. If you do encounter any such problems with your sewer line in Tucson, remember that you can always count on The Sunny Plumber Tucson to handle any damages incurred. It may not be quite as good as avoiding them entirely, but it is your best course of action when problems do develop. 

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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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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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Take Advantage of Our Scour Jet Service

Monday, May 7th, 2018

sunny-plumbersThe plumbing system that you use in your home each and every day, throughout the day, and for so many different purposes, has a few components that you directly interact with regularly. Your toilet, your sinks, and appliances like your laundry machine and dishwasher.  That being said, there are parts of your plumbing system that you don’t really see and that you don’t often think about—such as the pipes connected to the bottom of your drains or, for that matter, your sewer line.

Now, the fact that these components of your plumbing system are out of sight doesn’t mean that they should be entirely out of mind. In fact, you find pretty fast that compromised drain and sewer lines will pretty much render your plumbing system unusable. That is why you should hire a professional plumber in Vail, AZ to service them as needed. One great service offered by The Sunny Plumber Tucson is scour jet service, and it can really help your drains and sewer out of a jam!

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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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How to Keep Your Drains from Backing Up

Monday, March 26th, 2018

logoThere are countless issues you may encounter with your plumbing system. Many are simply beyond your control. The need for plumbing repairs in Tucson, AZ is not a matter of if, but of when. Now, that being said, there are also a lot of problems that, while not 100% avoidable, are still often the result of human error. Some, for instance, can often be averted with a bit of care on the homeowner’s part.

Today we want to talk about ways you can help to prevent your drains from backing up. Should you encounter clogged drains, we strongly recommend that you schedule professional drain cleaning services with the exceptional plumbers here at The Sunny Plumber Tucson. Trust us, we’ll have much more success and achieve far better results than any DIY attempts on your part will. You can minimize the risk of requiring any such service in your home by keeping these helpful tips in mind.

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