The Sunny Plumber SoCal Blog : Archive for December, 2017

Keep an Eye Out for Sink Problems

Monday, December 25th, 2017

under-sinkThere are a few components in any residential plumbing system that homeowners have a  lot of hands-on interaction with. Among these are the shower/bathtub, the toilet, and, of course, the sinks in the home. Chances are that you’ve got at least two, with one in the kitchen and one in your bathroom. If your sinks should develop problems of any kind, then you are going to need to resolve them right away. The longer that you wait, the more trouble you’re going to encounter.

Just because water is not spewing all over your home doesn’t mean that issues with your sinks should not be resolved in a prompt manner. Whatever the issue may be, it is absolutely in your best interest to schedule your sink plumbing services with a professional plumber in Huntington Beach as soon as possible. There may be a lot of “how-to” videos to watch online, but no amount of them will give you the skills and expertise that our professional plumbers possess.

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Signs of Water Leaks

Monday, December 11th, 2017

Because we don’t get to live in a perfect world, there is no such thing as a completely perfect plumbing system. While we would love to tell your that our skilled plumbers can install and service your plumbing system to provide you with the best performance possible, and that you’ll never have to worry about problems developing with that system, only half of this statement is true. You are going to need to hire a professional plumber in Ontario, CA to repair your system at some point.

Of all the problems that a residential plumbing system may face,  water leaks are certainly among the most common of all. Just because water leaks are very common doesn’t mean that they are always easy to spot, unfortunately. If you are serious about protecting your home from the considerable damage that water leaks can do, then you need to learn how you can recognize signs of water leaks early on. Here are a few tips about how to do so, and remember to schedule service with us.

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Prevent Holiday Plumbing Nightmares

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

By Gary Eisenhauer

The holidays are a time to enjoy with friends and family. However, Thanksgiving, and other seasonal holidays, present the perfect recipe for costly and embarrassing plumbing failures. With a little planning and insight from industry experts, you can prevent yourself from holiday hassles. Here are the top four tips from The Sunny Plumber to keep your pipe dreams in check.

What’s the No. 1 issue consumers need to think about around the holidays to keep their plumbing working?

One of the most common plumbing issues people face during the holidays is a clogged sink or malfunctioning garbage disposal. I always recommend being wary of the “FOG.” Fats, oils, and grease are your garbage disposals worst enemy. While this material is in liquid form when it’s initially poured into the disposal, it congeals into a viscous sludge as it cools. The FOG then sticks to the walls of the disposal chamber, as well as the walls of the drain pipe. This can gum up the impeller, as well as clog the drain. Don’t pour FOG down the garbage disposal if you want to avoid these issues. Throw it away, instead.

That’s a good tip. What else should I avoid putting down my drain?

Never put beans, rice, pasta and bread down the drain. These are like sponges and when saturated with water, this food material will expand and can cause a backup. In addition, bones and fibrous foods should be thrown away or composted.

Moving to the bathroom, what should we steer clear of?

During the holidays bathroom facilities are taxed with additional traffic and usage. Annual maintenance to clear any build-up can often prevent major toilet clogs and avoid the spread of infectious waste in the bathroom. Also, stay away from using chemicals to try and clear blockage as this rarely remedies a clogged line and can damage your pipes. If a plunger doesn’t clear the clog, turn to the pros.

What to be mindful of with water heaters?

The arrival of cooler weather raises caution for water heaters. Cold air causes expansion and contraction in water heaters and in older units, fractures can occur resulting in failure – which usually leads to flooding. Routine maintenance can identify those risks as well as ensure water heaters are operating effectively and efficiently. Water heaters are your best friend, but can cause a lot of headaches when they are not taken care of or installed incorrectly. With some minor attention, you can prevent major problems from occurring and enjoy the holiday without flooding or no hot water with a house full of guests.

Gary Eisenhauer is general manager of The Sunny Plumber.

About The Sunny Plumber

The Sunny Plumber offers the highest quality plumbing services throughout the Southwest. All plumbers are experienced in solving a wide variety of plumbing problems including drain cleaning, leak detection, sewer line and garbage disposal repair. The company also sells, installs and services standard and tankless water heaters. All plumbers are background-checked, drug-tested, and receive continuous technical training to make them the best in the industry. For more information, visit thesunnyplumber.com.

 

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