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

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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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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