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Tankless Water Heater FAQ: Is the Price Justified?

February 4th, 2019

sunny-plumber-logoAs is the case with so many “this or that” plumbing related questions, the only answer we can really give right off the bat is: maybe.  Yes, tankless water heaters have a lot going for them. However, there are also many reasons why tank water heaters are still so popular. Think about it this way—if one system were truly superior to the other in every way, and was always the best choice for any given situation, then there wouldn’t be different systems to choose from to begin with!

So, let’s a take a deeper look into one specific point of consideration when the time comes to buy a new water heater or to replace an old one: cost. You don’t need to do much in the way of research to discover that, yes, tankless water heaters do cost more than tank systems. In fact, the difference in cost is substantial enough to drive some homeowners away from considering tankless water heaters right away. We urge you to hold off until you’ve made a few more considerations, though, because a tankless water heater in Corona, CA can still make a lot of sense.

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Plumbing FAQ: What Actually Causes Leak?

January 21st, 2019

If we were to ask a sample pool of homeowners what a “plumbing problem” meant to them, we’re willing to bet that a number of them would immediately come up with “leaks.” It kind of goes without saying that the leak is the most common issue you may encounter with your plumbing, right? Between all of the different pipes and fixtures that service your home in your plumbing system, it only makes sense in terms of probability that a plumbing leak would be right up there. sunny-plumber

What fewer people really understand, however, is why plumbing pipes might spring leaks. It’s not like we live in the northeast or the midwest where frigid temperatures lead to frozen pipes bursting. So what gives? Well, there are actually a ton of potential causes of plumbing leaks. Like we mentioned above, it really is a numbers game. Probability dictates that you’ll eventually encounter a plumbing leak in Corona, CA. When you do, call the Sunny Plumber SoCal for prompt plumbing repairs. 

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Do I Need Water Heater Repairs?

January 7th, 2019

sunny-plumbersThere are certain plumbing issues that homeowners convince themselves they can live with. Think toilets that seem to run too long, or faucets that perpetually drip. If you ask us, and any good plumber, then any such problems should really be dealt with ASAP. That being said, some issues are going to stand out as priorities more than others. This is certainly the case when it comes to problems with your water heater in Riverside, CA. Hot water is too important to take chances with!

Fortunately, many issues with your water heater will give you some warning signs right away. Unfortunately, even the most obvious red flags won’t do much good if you, as the homeowner, do not recognize them as anything to act upon promptly. We encourage you to think about just how much you rely upon your hot water on a day-to-day basis, and to pick up the phone immediately when trouble seems to strike. The Sunny Plumber SoCal is here to help!

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Is My Sewer Ejector Pump in Trouble?

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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When to Replace Your Water Heater

December 10th, 2018

sunny-plumberYou don’t think about your water heater all that much, we’re willing to bet. This is the case as long as your water heater is working properly, at least. However, no water heater is going to work properly all of the time, and no water heater is going to last forever. In many instances of trouble, water heater repairs are possible. There will come a time, though, when you need to schedule a professional water heater replacement in Corona. When you do, contact us.

The Sunny Plumber SoCal not only installs water heaters of the highest quality from some of the most trusted manufacturers in the industry, but we also install them the right way, every step of the way. Why? Because you deserve the best! Your water heater is used to heat water for all applications throughout your home, from bathing to doing the dishes and general cleaning. You need it to function properly if you want to keep your home running smoothly. 

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Common Signs of Drain and Sewer Problems

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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Simple Holiday Plumbing Tips

November 12th, 2018

sunny-plumbersHolidays mean a lot of things. Giving our thanks for all that we have in our lives. Cooking big meals for the family. Hosting company. It’s a very fun, meaningful time of the year. Don’t let something like plumbing issues leave you in a lurch when you have guests in your home. There are a lot of things that may go wrong with your plumbing system, and having house guests really increases those chances, unfortunately. We’ve got some tips to help you out.

Following these tips will help to keep any problems to a minimum. However, it is not going to completely eliminate the risk of problems developing. That is why we want you to keep our number handy. When problems do come up with your plumbing system, you’ll want to call The Sunny Plumber SoCal right away. The longer that you wait to do so, the worse off any problems with your plumbing system in Corona are likely to get.

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Using Natural Gas Safely in Your Home

October 29th, 2018

sunny-plumberIf you find yourself wondering just why natural gas is such a popular fuel option among homeowners, then chances are that you have never used it. Why? Because, if you had, you wouldn’t need any convincing about its merits! We’ll talk about those a bit more in the post that follows. What we really want to focus on today, however, is using natural gas safely in your home. Scheduling your gas piping services with The Sunny Plumber SoCal is the first step. 

We are obviously not trying to dissuade you from using natural gas in your home, but you should also understand that there is some inherent risk with doing so. This is not unique to natural gas, of course. Any fuel, including propane, oil, or even just electricity used to heat the house and keep the lights on, has the capacity for danger. That is why working with trained professionals that always do the job right is always so important!

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Water Leaks: Warning Signs to Look Out For

October 15th, 2018

technician-in-doorWater, water, every where—so goes the famous line from Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s The Rime of the Ancient Mariner. Don’t worry, we are not doing a deep dive in Romantic Poetry here. Instead, we just want to point out that you can, indeed, have too much of a good thing. Ol’ Coleridge’s Mariner would have loved some potable water, sure. But you’ll find yourself wishing for a whole lot less of it if your plumbing system springs a leak!

Not only are plumbing leaks the most common problem that homeowners may face with their residential plumbing systems, but they are also among the most serious. Why? Because even “minor” leaks pose a very real threat to your property. This is exacerbated by the fact that plumbing leaks can simply go unnoticed for a long period of time. Today, The Sunny Plumber Corona wants to share some common warning signs of leaks with you, so that we can help you to avoid such damages to your home.

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Benefits of Video Pipes Inspection

October 1st, 2018

sunny-plumber-logoVideo cameras are a bigger part of our lives than ever before. Not too long ago, you need to put film in a camera in order to shoot video—okay, not too long ago relatively speaking. Then came the cassette video cameras that you could shoot 8mm video on without having to spool actual film. Digital cameras were not too far behind that. Now, we pretty much all have a video camera in our pockets, integrated into our smartphones and capable of capturing crystal clear images.

Chances are that you won’t want to shove your cell phone into a pipe or your sewer line, though.

And, if you did, you’d be probably be calling us to schedule professional plumbing repairs before long (and you’ll likely need a phone repair technician, too—good luck with that warranty!).

Why not skip the middleman and schedule a video pipe inspection in Corona, CA with The Sunny Plumber SoCal, instead? Read on to learn more.

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