The Sunny Plumber Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Plumbing’

Does a Drain HAVE to Be Professionally Cleaned?

Monday, November 15th, 2021

logoThe answer to this question is yes, but it’s a lot more complicated than it sounds. Sure, if you’re in the precarious position of having a drain clog (or multiple drain clogs), then we advise you to just call our team for professional drain cleaning ASAP. But many homeowners aren’t really there yet. You might be arriving at this blog post after hearing your drain start to gurgle, or perhaps you’ve got a drain that’s starting to slow down and you’re wondering about the future.

The truth is that drain cleaning in Tucson is a necessary service that you will need eventually. Drains clog up naturally over time, no matter what we do to prevent them, and there are few tools homeowners have to alleviate this tough of a problem.

Professional drain cleaning services are designed to thoroughly clean your drains and remove any debris that’s built up over time.

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Repiping? Here Are the Best Materials

Monday, October 18th, 2021

sunny-plumbersYou’ve probably noticed that your plumbing system is at a crossroads. The leaks, clogs, and drainage problems are likely to get worse as your pipes get older. You could cross your fingers and hope for the best down the line, or you could be proactive and have your home repiped by professionals.

When investing in repiping in Tucson, you don’t need to just take our word for it. Sure, we’ll give you our expert opinion as your local professional, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t understand the different types of materials that are used for plumbing systems in the 21st century.

Last week we covered why lead pipes are a bad idea for pipe materials. And galvanized steel is on its way out as well. So today, we’ll give you the lowdown on the two most important types of materials that we use to replace old pipes.

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Everything to Know About Lead Pipes

Monday, October 4th, 2021

Lead hasn’t been used for plumbing systems in Tucson since the 1940s. Studies show that lead in main water lines and other pipes can leech into the water supply and cause health problems. This isn’t debated anymore, and we’ve all seen the news stories of old and outdated plumbing systems causing problems for municipalities. The EPA has strict regulations on plumbing systems, and as a result, there aren’t any more pipes constructed with lead.

But many older homes in the Tucson area had their plumbing systems constructed before 1940. This means that your home plumbing in Tucson, unless it’s been completely overhauled, could contain lead pipes that are both hazardous for your health and quickly aging out of use.

We’re going to go over everything you might need to know about lead pipes and point you in the direction of a solution.

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Why Is Plumbing So Expensive?

Monday, September 6th, 2021

We hear this a lot when working on homes in our area. It can be frustrating to spend so much of your hard-earned money on something that you don’t even see that often. We all have bills to pay, and paying a lot for plumbing in Tucson can be upsetting, to say the least.

We completely understand, but we’d also like to make the argument that plumbing work is a bit more complicated than it used to be. Back in the day, materials were cheaper and local plumbers didn’t have to go through as much training and experience to provide this kind of service.

Now, with more high-tech solutions and better materials that last longer, plumbing services require more work than they used to. In this blog, we’re going to talk about the reason behind plumbing pricing and why choosing us is actually the most affordable option.

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Are Your Pipes Corroding?

Monday, July 26th, 2021

sunny-plumbersCorrosion is a word that homeowners dread to hear. It’s never brought up in a good context and it usually is associated with a lot of work that needs to be done, and a big dent in your wallet. Well, we’re not here to charge you anything or tell you to call for repairs right now. This blog post is focused on the science behind corrosion.

We’d like to talk about how corrosion occurs, what’s actually happening in your pipes, and why it can be a big problem for homeowners in our area. Your plumbing in Tucson could be actively harming the health and well-being of your home if it’s starting to corrode, and there are ways that a professional plumber can help mitigate the damage.

So pull out your high school chemistry textbook, and let’s take a look at the natural process of corrosion!

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Your Sewer Might Need Attention

Monday, June 28th, 2021

logoYour plumbing system is more complicated than just a few drains and a big pipe that empties into a waste treatment plant. While that might be how you’d describe it to your kids, it’s a lot more intricate than that. For starters, your sewer drain is an actual drain that needs to be cleaned and maintained! If it’s not, you could see a problem with a clog, a leak, or even a sewer backup, which is something we wouldn’t wish on anyone.

Have you noticed anything strange going on with your sewer and drains recently? Maybe a toilet leak while all of your drains suddenly clog? Or perhaps you’ve heard a weird gurgling coming from any open drain on the first floor of your home? These are clear signs that you need sewer service in Tucson.

We’ll try to explain what’s happening during these events and tell you everything you need to know about your sewer.

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Slow Drains: Better Than Clogged Drains?

Monday, May 3rd, 2021

There’s a pretty common thought circulating throughout our community that we wanted to voice our opinion on. While there are clogged drains and slow drains, and they are indeed different, many homeowners think that slow drains are better than clogged drains. This just isn’t necessarily the case.

Slow drains are definitely more convenient to have than clogged drains, since you can still use a slow drain while a clogged drain is pretty much stuck as is. However, slow drains still signify some serious problems that should absolutely be addressed by professional plumbing in Tucson. For instance, a slow drain could be a forming clog. And slow drains throughout your whole home could mean that a sewer clog is forming, which is a lot worse than just a simple drain clog.

Keep reading and we promise we’ll get into some of the answers you’re looking for.

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Why Choose the Sunny Plumber?

Monday, April 19th, 2021

We talk a lot about the nitty-gritty of plumbing on this blog, because that’s what our team specializes in. But to tell you the truth, a lot of homeowners don’t want to know, or don’t really care about that kind of stuff. They want to know the important things, like if their plumber will get the job done right and at an affordable rate. People have had some pretty terrible experiences with plumbers, especially with plumbers in Tucson, and it’s our job to right those wrongs and restore people’s faith in the industry.

There’s a reason why our motto is “Bright and Shiny and won’t show our Hiney,” and we’ll explain to you all of the reasons why we’re the team to call. We’re professionals, we don’t mess around with your home plumbing system, and our work shines bright above the rest!

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What’s Clogging Your Drain?

Monday, April 5th, 2021

We get asked this question a lot as the go-to local plumber in Tucson. It’s not a bad question. In fact, it gets at something we often like to tell homeowners as a PSA. Not every material that goes down your drain is the same, and some should always be kept as far away from the drain as possible. No homeowner is perfect in the way they treat their drain systems, but you can definitely take steps to reduce drain clogs and help your plumbing system last longer.

We won’t beat around the bush. If you’re here because you need help removing a clog from your plumbing system, then you should call us. However, if you’re unsure as to the state of your drains, why you’ve got clogs, or you want more information about how these types of problems form, then you’re in the right place.

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Why Premium Plumbing Services Are Worth It

Monday, February 22nd, 2021

The biggest criticism our business ever receives with a grain of truth is that we charge more for plumbing services than other companies. Do we charge too much for jobs like drain cleaning, water heater services, or drain repair? That depends, because plumbing services are relative to each other. While other people might offer cheaper prices, you may not be getting as much out of their service as you do from ours.

Hiring a plumber in Tucson, AZ isn’t just about getting the job done quickly. There are many amateurs in our area who offer plumbing at a cheap price, but they’re people who you’d never want in your home—let alone working on your pipes. Many aren’t background checked, drug tested, or even proficient in the tools they’re using! This is the secret behind our fair pricing: premium plumbing is, in fact, worth it in the end.

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