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

Do I Need a Water Softener?

Monday, August 6th, 2018

sunny-plumber-logoFor the majority of homeowners, the mention of “plumbing problems” is immediately going to bring to mind burst pipes, overflowing toilets, and stubborn clogs. These are not the only types of problems that you may encounter with your plumbing system, however. Specifically,  you may run into problems with the quality of the water that courses through your plumbing system. The problems can be quite serious—even if they are not actually going to make you or anyone in your home sick.

Why? Because, even if they do not pose a health risk for your family, certain water quality issues can pose a health risk for your plumbing system! If you want to keep your plumbing system in prime working condition, for instance, you are not going to want to ignore problems with hard water in your home! We’re not talking about ice, either. Before we get into what, exactly, hard water is, we’ll tell you right up front that using a water softener in Corona, CA is your best solution.

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A Leaking Toilet Is a Big Problem

Monday, July 23rd, 2018

technician-in-doorThe toilet is something of a cornerstone in terms of your plumbing system. You may be able to get by with just a bathtub, as opposed to a tub/shower combo. You may not need a garbage disposal. You definitely need a toilet, though. Even those of us that enjoy toughing it out on camping trips in the desert will agree that you don’t want to come home to an outhouse situation! That is precisely why a leaking toilet in Corona, CA is of such concern.

If you notice that your toilet is leaking, you really should not be biding your time to have it fixed. There is a lot on the line here, including the cost of wasted water as well as potential damage to your property from that water. There is also the fact that you need your toilet to be fully functional, for what we think are obvious reasons. With that in mind, we’ve got a few tips for you regarding how to deal with this particular situation. 

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Kitchen Plumbing Problem Tips

Monday, July 9th, 2018

sunny-plumbersIf you are looking for a plumber that will tell you that you will never run into problems with your kitchen plumbing, provided that you schedule your kitchen plumbing services in Corona, CA with them, keep on looking. There is nothing for you to see here. Why not? Because honesty and integrity are what we have to offer, along with exceptional plumbing services, and the fact is that you will run into problems with your kitchen plumbing at some point.

When that happens—not “if” that happens—we are here to assist you and to get your kitchen plumbing system back on track. Sometimes that is actually as simple as giving you some pointers on how to avoid kitchen plumbing problems and how to resolve some basic ones that you may encounter. So read on, and remember that The Sunny Plumber SoCal is here for all of your plumbing needs, kitchen-based or otherwise. 

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3 Reasons to Call a Professional Plumber

Monday, June 25th, 2018

sunny-plumberEven the most ardent DIY enthusiasts need to realize that there are certain problems that they may face in their homes that will require professional intervention. In many cases, reaching for the toolbox rather than the telephone is going to land you in some serious hot water. You may wind up doing more damage than would otherwise would have developed, or you may mistakenly believe that you’ve done a job well, only to discover you barely scratched the surface just a bit down the road.

Today, we are going to discuss 3 instances in which you should definitely call a professional plumber in Corona, CA. We understand that the enterprising homeowner in you may bristle a bit at doing so, but trust us when we tell you that we only have your best interest in mind. Truth be told, we’d stand to make a profit by allowing you to make failed attempts to service your system on your own, and then swooping in to repair things when they’ve gone wrong. But that’s not what The Sunny Plumber SoCal is all about! 

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3 Common Water Heater Problems

Monday, April 30th, 2018

sunny-plumber-logoHere in California, the summer season can be very hot. Even here, though, your air conditioner is going to have an offseason. It may be a brief offseason, but it is a respite for that system nonetheless. This is not the case with your water heater. For this particular appliance, surely one of if not the hardest working in any home, there is no substantial time of rest. This system is used every day, throughout the day, for many different tasks completed throughout your home.

Considering how used to having bountiful hot water whenever we need it we are, it goes without saying that any problems with your water heater are cause for concern. When you need water heater repairs, you need to contact a professional plumber in Huntington Beach immediately. Of course, doing so means that you need to be able to recognize signs of trouble with your water heater to begin with. Here are a few common ones to be on the lookout for.

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Choosing the Right Sump Pump

Monday, April 16th, 2018

sunny-plumberWhen you own a piece of property like your own house, you obviously want to protect that property at all costs. That is why you have homeowner’s insurance. It’s why you have smoke detectors. It’s why you have a—sump pump? If you’re surprised to see that piece of equipment listed with such integral investments, then you really shouldn’t be. A sump pump is a vital component in any home seeking protection from the elements.

It does not matter if it’s due to heavy rains or if your plumbing system has sprung a serious leak. When water starts flowing into the lowest levels of your home, you need to be sure that you have a plan in place. That plan is as simple as, well, letting a sump pump do its job! We install and service sump pumps throughout the area, and we employ some of the finest plumbers in Rancho Cucamonga, CA. Contact us today if you’re ready to outfit your home with a sump pump.

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Hire Professionals to Find Your Water Leaks

Monday, April 2nd, 2018

If you ask any plumber in Rancho Cucamonga what the most common problems he or she faces on a day to day basis are, we’re willing to bet that “leaks” would come up extremely frequently. Yes, the pipe is a relatively simple component. No, there are not moving parts or complex electronic controls in a basic pipe. No, that does not mean that your pipes themselves will never run into problems. Regardless of whether a pipe has corroded through, been damaged, or has a bad connection at a terminal point, you need to resolve the problem fast.

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There are a number of reasons why it is vital to work with a professional plumber when it comes to repairing leaks. Ensuring everything is up to code, guaranteeing that no further problems are caused in the process, and so on. One of the most important reasons, however,  is the fact that you need that leak to be located precisely and quickly. When you work with The Sunny Plumber SoCal, you don’t have to worry about us tearing apart your home just to find the source of a leak!

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The Trouble with Slab Leaks

Monday, February 19th, 2018

slab-leakThere are a lot of great plumbers out there, and the ones on our team are some of the very finest in the industry. If you ever hear a plumber tell you that you can somehow completely eliminate the risk of leaks in your system, then you know that you are not talking to a trustworthy individual—and certainly not a member of The Sunny Plumber SoCal’s team. The truth of the matter is that every plumbing system is susceptible to occasional leaks.

Leaks in your plumbing system may develop for a number of reasons. Sure, they could be the result of shoddy workmanship (again, certainly not if you have been working with our team from the start). However, it could also be the result of very old materials degrading, the infiltration of tree roots, or even the shifting of land. There are a lot of reasons leaks may develop, and there are a lot of areas in which they may pop up. The slab leak is one of the worst.

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What You Should Never Put Down the Garbage Disposal

Monday, February 5th, 2018

family-cookingThere are components in your plumbing system that simply cannot be removed from the equation if you want to, well, use a plumbing system. Think of your water line, or the sewer/drainage system. Other parts of the system are options, such as a pot-filler arm at the kitchen or, as we’ll be discussing today, a garbage disposal. While a garbage disposal may not be integral to the overall operation of your plumbing system, it is something that many homeowners would not choose to do without.

Unfortunately, some homeowners that have garbage disposals in place wind up going without them due to misuse. The garbage disposal is a great tool, but it cannot handle anything that you can throw at it. Today we’re going to talk about some of those materials that you should never put down your garbage disposal. Protect your plumbing in Pomona by keeping these tips in mind, and remember to contact The Sunny Plumber SoCal with any questions that you may have.

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Common Bathroom Plumbing Problems

Monday, January 22nd, 2018

shower-head-runningIn terms of residential plumbing, your bathroom is definitely one of the central areas of the system. There is your sink, the toilet, the bathtub/shower—it all adds up to a lot of supply pipes and drains in one concentrated location. It is easy to take your bathroom plumbing for granted, in spite of how vital it is to your daily routine, though. Easy, that is, until something should go wrong with the system. Remember, it’s not just the plumbing emergencies that you’ll have to worry about.

We know that it can be easy to ignore the more “minor” issues that you may encounter with your bathroom plumbing system, but trust us. Even the more “minor” issues can cause some big problems over time. Make sure that you contact a professional plumber in Ontario, CA when you run into issues of any kind with your bathroom plumbing. The sooner, the better. Otherwise, you’ll learn very quickly just how disruptive even “minor” issues can become.

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