The Sunny Plumber SoCal Blog : Archive for the ‘Plumbing’ Category

Have You Heard of Copper Pinhole Leaks?

Monday, June 22nd, 2020

sunny-plumberWhile the basic tenets of plumbing have not seen much in the way of major upheaval over the years, there is no denying that plumbing technology has seen a lot of improvement. This includes not only plumbing systems, like tankless water heaters,  but also plumbing materials in general. Today, the copper pipe is definitely a foundation of the plumbing industry.  It’s easy to understand why, considering how durable and long-lasting these pipes are. Unfortunately, they’re also often overestimated.

We’re not saying that copper pipes aren’t a great option, or that they don’t actually last all that long. We are saying that they are not the total solution to plumbing leak problems that some homeowners think they are. You’ll learn this the hard way if you grow overconfident with your plumbing system in Corona, CA. Today, we’re going to talk about one issue that copper pipes are subject to—copper pinhole leaks. We’ll also make sure that you know how to spot them.

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Ways to Cut Back on Water Your Water Bills

Monday, May 25th, 2020

sunny-plumbersJust because you want to save some money doesn’t mean you’re cheap! These days, our dollars just don’t always seem to stretch as far as they once did. Of course, there are pretty simple ways that you can cut back on certain expenditures. Brewing your coffee at home, for instance, or bringing your lunch to the office rather than eating out regularly. There are other areas where you really don’t want to compromise, though, like running your AC in hot weather.

Using water in your home is another area where you aren’t really going to be cutting back on costs, right? It’s not like you can just stop doing the dishes and washing your clothes! We definitely would not advocate for anything as extreme as that, but the fact is that there are plenty of ways in which you can easily go about cutting back on your water bills. Sometimes all it takes is a few tips from your Sunny Plumber in Corona!

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Don’t Let Low Water Pressure Go Unresolved

Monday, April 27th, 2020

sunny-plumberIf your sewer line were to break, or you had a basement full of water, you’d probably be in plumbing emergency mode. You’d waste no time in getting one of our Sunny Plumbers out to your property, fast, and you’d expect us to fix the problem in a swift manner. However, other problems with your plumbing in Corona, CA, may not elicit as immediate a reaction. Keep in mind that just because something is not an obvious emergency doesn’t mean it’s not a priority.

Take low water pressure, for instance. There’s a reason we’re dedicating an entire blog post to the subject. This is one of those issues that we simply see too many homeowners take too lightly. And sometimes, that can have some pretty serious consequences for those overly confident homeowners. Fact is that it’s not always just a minor annoyance and, if you ask us, even a minor annoyance is more than you should be willing to put up with with your plumbing system!

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Be Aware of Bathroom Plumbing Problem Predictors

Monday, April 13th, 2020

sunny-plumber-logoGenerally speaking, most homes have the highest concentration of plumbing fixtures in two areas. These are the kitchen, and the bathroom. We’re not trying to say that one is more important than the other, but we would go so far as to say that the inconvenience of not having a working toilet in the house may be a bit more substantial than not being able to use the kitchen sink for a day or two. Neither is great, of course.

This is exactly why it’s so important that you’re aware of some common signs of trouble with bathroom plumbing systems. There is no way that you’re going to avoid all issues with your bathroom plumbing over the years. Nobody’s luck is that good. However, catching problems with your bathroom plumbing in Corona, CA, early on is definitely going to be your best bet for keeping the repercussions of those problems minimal. Let us know if you have any bathroom plumbing worries!

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Signs of Trouble with Your Pipes

Monday, March 2nd, 2020

sunny-plumber-logoCertain systems in our homes share some common traits, regardless of how unique the construction of those homes may be. Plumbing systems, for instance, may have some variation from home to home, but they are always going to have similar components. Perhaps the most common is the pipe. In fact, you could go so far as to say that pipes are the basic foundation of any plumbing system. That’s why problems with pipes are so serious.

As much as our skilled plumbers would love to prevent any and all problems from developing with your pipes, this is simply not possible. At some point, you can count on running into plumbing pipe issues. When that happens, you really want to catch those problems as soon as possible. As is typically the case, early intervention is your best bet for minimizing any damages to your system. Let our plumbers service your pipes in Corona, CA.

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3 Ways That Plumbing Leaks Cause You Problems

Monday, February 3rd, 2020

technician-in-doorIt is probably not too surprising to hear that plumbing leaks are the most common problems that homeowners encounter with their plumbing systems in Corona, CA—and everywhere else, really. With all of the plumbing pipes, fixtures, appliances, and connections that we have in our modern homes and on our property, it’s really only a matter of time before a plumbing leak of some kind develops. Unfortunately, some folks mistake the common nature of plumbing leaks as meaning they’re not a big deal.

That’s a very dangerous attitude to have. Plumbing leaks come in a lot of shapes and sizes, and some will obviously be a bit more urgent than others. If you ask us, though, all plumbing leaks really ought to be dealt with immediately. We’ve yet to really see a leak just fix itself, so it’s going to require professional intervention at some point.  Why not get out ahead of the problem before it spawns even bigger issues?

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You Cannot Ignore Toilet Problems

Monday, January 6th, 2020

sunny-plumbersThe toilet is the iconic image that most people would associate with the word “plumbing.” It is a quintessential component of any plumbing system, residential or commercial, and is used by everyone at multiple times throughout the day. Even so, we still run into scenarios where homeowners are dealing with serious plumbing problems because they ignore warning signs coming from their toilets. Trust us, you really don’t want to find yourself in this camp. Especially not when those warning signs are pretty obvious.

Today we are going to talk about some of the common toilet problems that homeowners encounter, as well as those that they ignore. Almost as bad as ignoring toilet problems altogether, it should be noted, is deciding that you can go ahead and resolve the problem yourself. So keep this information in mind, and be sure to keep our contact information handy. When it comes to your toilet plumbing needs, a Sunny Plumber is who you need!

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Do I Really Need a Sump Pump?

Monday, December 9th, 2019

sunny-plumber-logoWhile we can understand why homeowners might be leery of a plumbing contractor telling them that they need to invest in new equipment that they’ve never really required before—after all, not all plumbers are honest as The Sunny Plumber—that doesn’t change the fact that having a sump pump in Corona, CA, is most definitely in your best interest. Think of it this way. You insure your car to protect yourself and others when you’re on the road, but you never plan or even expect to be in a collision, right?

Of course not. And you probably don’t really expect or plan for the lowest level of your home to take on a bunch of water all at once, either. It’s not like we have heavy rainfall or rapid snowmelt to worry about in this area. That’s the point, though. A sump pump is insurance against damages to your property should such flooding occur. Is it something that you’ll need every day? No. Is it something that you’ll want to spring into action when you do need it? Absolutely.

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Don’t Put Up with Stinky Drains Any Longer!

Monday, 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

Monday, 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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