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

Really? A Professional Plumber? For Clogged Drains?

Monday, 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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Is It Time for a Brand New Sewer Line?

Monday, May 13th, 2019

sunny-plumbersWe admit that “a brand new sewer line” may not be the most exciting prospect. If this blog were about a “brand new car” or a “brand new career,” it may get the blood pumping a bit harder. Trust us though—if you start to run into serious problems with your sewer line, then your blood will at least be boiling! The sewer line in your home has a nitty, gritty job to do, and you need it to function flawlessly. Unfortunately, nothing, sewer lines included, lasts forever.

The good news is that our Sunny Plumbers are never more than a phone call away. If you suspect that you have a sewer line problem of any kind, we are definitely the professionals that you want to call. Even if you don’t need a full replacement, you’ll benefit greatly from having our pros figure out precisely what it is that you do need. So keep the following in mind, and let us know if your sewer line in Corona is raising a red flag.

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Scour Jetting: the Solution Your Drains Need

Monday, February 18th, 2019

sunny-plumberYour plumbing system is something that you depend upon each and every day in your home. Because it is used so much and in so many different ways, you may take its operation for granted. Of course, those are also the exact reasons why you cannot afford to do so! A seemingly “simple” problem like clogged drains or a backed up toilet is all it takes to remind us of how vital our plumbing systems are, and the function of the drain and sewer side of the system specifically.

Today, we want to talk about a highly specialized service that we offer: scour jetting in Long Beach! This is precisely the kind of service that exemplifies why you want to be working with true plumbing professionals when the time for service arrives, and they don’t get any more professional than the Sunny Plumbers on our staff. So let’s take a look at what this service entails, and how you stand to benefit when you schedule this service for your drains and sewer line.

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Is My Sewer Ejector Pump in Trouble?

Monday, December 24th, 2018

technician-in-doorThe last thing you really want to run into problems with is the sewer side of your plumbing system. For very obvious reasons, problems with your sewer line or septic tank can really lead to some very unhygienic and hugely undesirable situations. There is another component that many homeowners rely on that can also run into problems, though. This is the sewer ejector pump. If the layout of your property means that gravity alone is not enough to get waste to the septic system, then you use one of these pumps.

The problem is that pumps of any kind, including a sewer ejector pump and your sump pump, are mechanical devices. Like any other mechanical device, your sewer ejector pump may fail. When that happens, the basin that your sewer ejector pump in Corona, CA pumps sewage out of can fill up. This is not a situation in which you want to come anywhere near an overflow scenario. Here are a few signs that you need to call The Sunny Plumber Corona. 

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Common Signs of Drain and Sewer Problems

Monday, November 26th, 2018

When you run into problems of any kind with your plumbing system, you want to have them resolved as soon as possible. It is important to remember that this covers both sides your plumbing system—meaning the supply side that brings water into your home, as well as the drain and sewer side that is responsible for draining waste and wastewater out of your home and away from your property. The question is how are you supposed to know that there are problems to begin with?sunny-plumber

As usual, we’ve got answers. You do not want to wait for serious problems to develop before you’re even aware of them, let alone resolving them. That is why learning about some common warning signs of drain and sewer problems is so important. So keep the following tips in mind, and remember to schedule your drain and sewer services in Corona, CA with the professional plumbers here at The Sunny Plumber SoCal.

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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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