The Sunny Plumber SoCal Blog : Archive for the ‘Drain and Sewer’ Category

What Can Damage My Sewer Line?

Monday, September 17th, 2018

sunny-plumbersToo much, if you ask us!

We are willing to wager that you do not really think about your sewer line all that much. Why would you?  Its function is as far from glamorous as you can get, removing waste and wastewater from your property. Plus, you literally cannot see it, so “out of sight, out of mind” can come into play.

The fact that the function of your sewer line is such a common part of your daily life, however, does not really mean that you can afford to put it out of mind.

Unfortunately, as mentioned above, there are a lot of ways in which your sewer line may suffer damages. Even more unfortunate is the fact that you simply cannot avoid them all. Some of them are caused by issues well beyond your control. Even so, we think that it is in your best interest to have a general grasp of the situation. So read on, and contact The Sunny Plumber SoCal with any concerns that you may have (or, at least, the plumbing-related ones!).

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What You Can Do to Avoid Clogged Drains

Monday, June 11th, 2018

sunny-plumber-logoClogged drains are among the most common of all plumbing issues that homeowners may experience in their homes. In best case scenarios, homeowners may be able to resolve a simple clog just by using a plunger to clear it out. Things are not so simple all of the time, though. It is also possible that homeowners will encounter very stubborn clogs, or even clogs deep in the system that wind up affecting the drains throughout their homes. In such cases, professional drain services in Corona,  CA are necessary.

That being said, and while all clogs cannot be avoided,  there are plenty of very easy ways in which you can minimize the occurrence of clogs in your home. Keep these tips in mind, and remember that prevention really is the best course of action when it comes to drain clogs. No measures will be 100% effective, but it is definitely in your best interest to take whatever steps possible to keep clogs as few and far between as possible.

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Is My Sewer Line in Trouble?

Monday, March 19th, 2018

sunny-plumberThere are certain parts of your home that are vitally important but that you probably do not think about all that much. Your sewer line would certainly fall into this category. If you do spend much time on a daily basis thinking about your sewer line, well, you’re definitely in the minority there! That doesn’t change the fact that your sewer line has a very important, if not all that pleasant, job to do. That’s why trouble with your sewer line is so disruptive.

As you can imagine—and without getting into too much detail—problems with your sewer line can lead to some very serious issues both within and around your home. Fortunately for you, our professional plumbers have some tips to help you spot problems with your sewer lines early. Okay, so maybe that’s not exactly “fortunate,” but it’s the best case scenario in a rather unfortunate situation nonetheless. Remember to call The Sunny Plumber SoCal for great plumbing in Pomona.

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Skip Those Drain Cleaning Tips

Monday, March 5th, 2018

sunny-lumberSome plumbing problems are straight up emergencies—ruptured water lines, sewer line backups, etc. Other problems are still problems, but they are not quite emergencies. So, no big deal, right? You’ll get to them when you get to them? If you don’t see where this is going, then chances are that you have not visited our site before. No! Just because a problem is not an emergency does not mean that you can just allow it to languish.

What we are going to focus on today is the issue of drain cleaning. More specifically, why it is really best to leave your drain cleaning needs in the hands of a qualified, professional plumber in Rancho Cucamonga, CA. Yes, we know that there are plenty of DIY tips out there for how you can clean your drains on your own. We also know that we’ve dealt with a lot of clients that have learned firsthand that these tips really are not worth all that much. 

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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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Protect Your Pipes This Holiday Season

Monday, November 27th, 2017

sink-drainDo you live for hosting company around the holidays? While some people definitely prefer to head to others’ homes rather than face the challenges of preparing a holiday feast, others can’t get enough of it. If you’re one of those individuals that cannot wait to dazzle company with a delicious spread, we wish you nothing but success this holiday season. We also hope that you’ll keep in mind the effects that hosting company can have on your drain and sewer system in Ontario, CA.

While our technicians are not planning on dropping by to help you with cooking prep work, we can help you o avoid trouble with your drains this season. Keep the following information in mind, so that you can keep your plumbing system performing properly over the holidays. Issues with drains and sewer lines are not a festive way to spend time with your guests. With a little attention paid to your drains and the way you handle the job, cooking for your family and friends will prove no trouble at all—at least where the plumbing is concerned.

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Why Hire a Professional to Clean My Drains?

Monday, September 18th, 2017

drain-flow-diagramAs dependable as a professionally installed modern plumbing system may be, the fact is that there are going to be problems with each and every plumbing system eventually.  Some of them are quite serious,  such as slab leaks or gas piping damages. Just because a problem may not seem like much an emergency, per se, doesn’t mean that it doesn’t deserve your prompt attention. It also doesn’t mean that you should be jumping into the fray yourself and trying to handle the resolution of that problem on your own, though.

We’ve seen our fair share of plumbing issues,  as you can imagine. Among the most consistent and the most common, of course, is the clogged drain. While clogged drains may seem like little more than a mild inconvenience for some, they can actually lead to more serious problems with your plumbing system at large if left unchecked. If you have clogged drains in your home, we seriously recommend that you contact a member of our team to schedule professional drain cleaning services.

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How Does a Septic System Work?

Monday, August 21st, 2017

plumber-wrench-pipeA lot of homes these days are connected to a municipal sewer system.  There are plenty of homes that rely on their own septic systems rather than the public sewer system too,  though. If you are one of those homeowners using a septic system in Corona, CA, then you should have a basic understanding of the way in which this system works. No, you won’t ever be servicing the system on your own. Even so, basic working knowledge is always worth gaining.

When you do have any need for professional septic tank services, make sure that you schedule that service with our plumbers. We have plenty of experience working with septic systems, and we have the background knowledge necessary to work out the right pumping schedule for you. Hopefully, you’ll have no need for them, but remember that we offer septic systems repair services, too. Now, let’s take a look at the way these systems work in order to deal with the waste leaving your home.

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Why Schedule Scour Jet Service?

Monday, June 26th, 2017

pipe-filled-with-rootsIn a perfect world, you would be able to use your plumbing system each and every day, throughout the day, while knowing with certainty that you would not be encountering problems of any kind with that system. Here in the real world,  though, one just has to accept that this is simply not the case. There is plenty that can go wrong with your plumbing system, be it your appliances or your pipes themselves. That is precisely why it is so important that you have trained plumbers that you can trust to handle any issues that you may encounter.

Not only do we employ some of the finest plumbers in the industry,  but we also equip them with the tools that they need to do any job right. One unique service that we offer is scour jet service in Riverside, CA. Some issues develop deep within the drains in homes, or even out in the sewer line. With our scour jet equipment, we can resolve some of these problems in a very convenient manner with minimal disruption to your property.

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What Are the Benefits of Video Pipe Inspection?

Monday, June 12th, 2017

bubbling-drainHow is it that plumbers are able to diagnose problems with pipes that are hidden from view? This may not be a question that you find yourself asking with any regularity, but it does warrant some attention. Even when you spot signs of a leak, after all, the source of the leak could be very far away from the visible symptom. It is for precisely this reason that video pipe inspection in Torrance, CA is so beneficial.

When you encounter problems with your drains, or even with your sewer line, you don’t want a plumber coming into your home and tearing your property apart as he or she seeks out the source of the problem, right? Well, when your plumbers are equipped with video pipe inspection equipment — and have the skill and expertise necessary for using that equipment successfully — you need have no such concerns. Read the following information, and remember to leave the drain and sewer services to the pros on our staff.

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