The Sunny Plumber SoCal Blog

Don’t Put Up with Stinky Drains Any Longer!

November 11th, 2019

technician-in-doorYou probably don’t need us to tell you that foul odors are among the most common signs that there is a problem with your plumbing system. What you may not realize is that there are actually quite a few different reasons why your drains smell bad. It’s a more complicated issue than you may realize, but there’s no need to fear—The Sunny Plumber is here! We’ve got the low-down on why good drains smell bad, and we want to share our knowledge with you!

One important thing to keep in mind—very few plumbing issues are truly DIY-appropriate. Even those that can be handled by amateurs should be left to the pros if the amateur in question doesn’t feel totally confident in doing the job. When in doubt, just dial our number. We’ll have a sunny plumber dispatched to your home ASAP to resolve your problem the right way, the first time, for lasting results. Let us take care of your drains in Corona!

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How to Tell if You Have Plumbing Leaks

October 28th, 2019

sunny-plumbersWhen you own a home, there are problems that you realistically have to expect to encounter at some point. This isn’t us being negative. We sincerely hope that you run into problems as infrequently as possible, but that doesn’t change the fact that you will run into them eventually. One such problem, even with our outstanding services, is plumbing leaks. The good news is that we also offer outstanding plumbing repair services in Corona, CA. That begs an important question.

How do you tell if you have plumbing leaks in your home? That’s what we’re going to talk about today. Now, it may sound obvious. You just look for signs of leaks, such as pools of water in your home, right? Well, sure. But plumbing leaks are not always going to be quite that obvious. They may be, and you certainly shouldn’t ignore obvious signs of trouble, but there are some less obvious warning signs that you should be aware of, as well.

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Why Use a Whole-House Water Softener?

October 14th, 2019

sunny-plumberThere are some people in certain areas of the country that consider sitting on a frozen lake and fishing through a hole to be fun. We’re not here to judge anyone or their hobbies, of course, but it’s a pretty foreign concept for those of us living in sunny California. So why do we mention this niche pastime? Because those individuals affectionately refer to the ice they fish through as “hard water.”

The hard water you might experience in your home isn’t something you’ll be quite as affectionate toward.

Today, we’ll talk about hard water in this context. What it is, why it’s a problem, and what you can do about it. The good news is that our Sunny Plumbers are never more than a phone call away, and they’re available to help you solve problems like hard water in your home. So let us know if your water is hard or if any other water quality issues in Corona are giving you trouble.

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Dealing with the Last Leak You’d Expect

September 30th, 2019

sunny-plumber-logoIf we ask a sample pool of homeowners what the plumbing issue they’re most likely to encounter might be, we’d expect a good majority of those homeowners to say “a leak.” And they’d be right in guessing so. While a leak may have some serious contenders as far as most likely plumbing problems go—clogged drains, backed up toilets, etc.—they are definitely something that everyone homeowner will encounter sooner or later. Not all leaks fall into the same category, though.

There is one particular type of leak that we want to focus on today, and that is the slab leak. What’s so special about the slab leak? Why has it earned its very own dedicated blog post? The answer is as simple as it is alarming—because slab leaks are a very major concern. Due to their location, a slab leak in Torrance, CA, is very difficult to recognize, detect, and service. Fortunately, our Sunny Plumbers are standing by.

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3 Reasons to Replace Your Water Heater

September 16th, 2019

technician-in-doorWouldn’t it be nice to invest in a water heater, have it professionally installed by a Sunny Plumber, and know for certain that that’s the last water heater you’ll ever need?  Of course it would be, but so would a lot of other scenarios that are just not possible. Even when you invest in a great water heater in Corona, CA, and even when a plumber of our caliber installs your water heater, it is only a matter of time before replacement.

Investing in great equipment, a proper installation, and routine maintenance will keep your water heater operating at peak conditions for as long as possible, but no appliance can truly last forever. Ideally, you’ll schedule your water heater replacement before you wind up with a system that’s broken down altogether. If you’re wondering when the ideal time to schedule your water heater replacement might be, wonder no longer! Keep the following information in mind, and be sure to schedule service with our team.

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Are You Contributing to Drain and Sewer Clogs?

September 1st, 2019

sunny-plumbersWhen your drains and sewer line are working properly, you probably don’t give them a moment’s thought. It’s only when something goes wrong that you pay attention and, even then, you may be willing to write off problems as being “minor” enough to ignore. This is one of the worst things that you can do for your plumbing system, and for your property in general. We say one of, because ignoring problems still isn’t quite as bad as contributing to them yourself.

Of course, most homeowners don’t willingly contribute to clogged drains and sewer lines in Corona, CA. No, they unwittingly do so—and you may, too. Today, we’re going to be covering some of the ways in which homeowners can promote clogged drains and sewer lines in their homes and on their properties, and what you can do to avoid such accidental self-sabotage moving forward. As always, reach out to our Sunny Plumbers with any questions that you may have. 

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Okay, Where Is That Leak?

August 19th, 2019

sunny-plumberIf there is one thing about your plumbing system that can really prove frustrating, it’s the fact that, well—it can spring leaks. And, while there are a lot of different things that can prove frustrating about a plumbing leak, near the top of that list is the fact that—the source of the leak can be so hard to find! In a perfect world, there’d be no leaks. In a slightly less perfect world, leaks would be very easy to pinpoint.

In the real world, leaks happen and their source is not always obvious. The good news here is that The Sunny Plumber is here! Even plumbers of our caliber cannot make it so that your plumbing system is 100% reliable—that’s just not possible. What we can do is ensure that your plumbing system has as few issues as possible. And, when you alert us to problems early on, we can intervene in a timely manner and resolve them promptly!

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Really? A Professional Plumber? For Clogged Drains?

August 5th, 2019

sunny-plumber-logoYes—really! We know that there are certain plumbing issues homeowners wouldn’t dream of touching on their own—such as ruptured main water lines or sewer lines. However, there are a lot of plumbing problems that homeowners consider to be rather “minor,” only to learn the hard way that professional plumbing services could have saved them a lot of time, money, and headache. That is the case with clogged drains. Today, we’ll talk about why you want professionals on the job.

Just remember that not all “professionals” are equal. Some, in fact, really push the limits of what you could consider professionalism! When you hire a Sunny Plumber to help you deal with your clogged drain issues, however, you can count on nothing short of the most professional response and the most lasting results. Be it a burst sewer line or something “minor”—not our take—like clogged drains, we always bring our best to every service that we complete.

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The Problem with a Running Toilet

July 22nd, 2019

sunny-plumberIf there’s any plumbing fixture in your home you don’t want to have a problem, it’s your toilet. The good news is that our Sunny Plumbers are here for whatever plumbing issue that you may have, whether you need a toilet repair or even a toilet replacement—which we may typically recommend anyway if yours is over 20 years old.

There’s one toilet trouble, in particular, that doesn’t seem like an emergency, but given how much water it wastes, it could stress you out just as much as an emergency would. We’re talking about a running toilet. To learn more about this issue, read on! Then, call a professional Sunny plumber in Corona, CA!

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Why Stick with a Tank Water Heater?

July 8th, 2019

sunny-plumbersIf you think that all water heaters are created equal, think again! Sure, you may only be familiar with the old tank style water heater, but there are also tankless models that are well worth homeowners’ consideration. In fact, these tankless models offer incredible energy efficiency! So, just go with a tankless system then, right?

Well, not so fast.

The fact of the matter is that there is no single type of water heater that’s right for everyone. If there were, there’d only be one type of water heater to choose from, right? And while improved energy efficiency may sound like the obvious choice, there are also some areas where tank water heaters have the upper hand. Ultimately, determining which water heater in Corona, CA, is right for you can prove to be quite tricky. Fortunately, that’s where our Sunny Plumbers come in. Read on to learn more about why sticking with a tank water heater is a perfectly reasonable choice.

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