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3 Ways Sewer Lines Get Damaged

July 6th, 2020

technician-in-doorYou might run into sewer line problems eventually. It happens to the best of us. It happens to the best of sewer lines. Sometimes, life just isn’t fair like that. But, do you want to know a secret? It is possible that you are contributing to sewer line problems yourself. Or, if you aren’t currently, that you may in the future. How? By not realizing you’re doing so! There are actually a few simple ways in which you can avoid sewer line troubles.

We’ve got tips to help you along the way. We can’t promise that you’ll never experience such problems, though. No one can. Not truthfully, anyway. And if there is one thing that a Sunny Plumber is, it’s honest! So honestly, there is no guarantee of preventing all sewer line problems. But we can guarantee that keeping these tips in mind will help. So consider the following, and remember that we’re here to answer your questions.

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Have You Heard of Copper Pinhole Leaks?

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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Benefits of Using a Water Softener

June 8th, 2020

technician-in-doorA lot of homeowners don’t really know what hard water is. Many homeowners that do know what hard water is assume that it is not really a problem worthy of much attention. Today we want to educate our readers on two points: what hard water is, and why it is absolutely in your best interest to take the problem seriously. While hard water may not pose an immediate health risk or anything like that, it is still highly undesirable.

There’s another point that we want to educate homeowners on as well, though. That is how you can actually solve the problem of hard water, and what kinds of problems can result from not solving the problem at its core. There are many issues that can develop as a result of hard water. The fix to the problem is actually quite simple when you work with a qualified plumber, like ours. So read on, and remember that we’re here for you.

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Ways to Cut Back on Water Your Water Bills

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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Keep These Materials Out of Your Kitchen Sink!

May 11th, 2020

technician-in-doorWhen you interact with anything as much as you do your plumbing system, it is easy to start taking the subject at hand for granted. As anyone that has dealt with plumbing problems knows, however, it becomes very clear very quickly that these systems should not be taken for granted. Ever. Why? Because any disruption to your plumbing system’s performance is going to result in a disruption to your daily routine! That’s why you need to be careful about what you put down the drain.

It may not sound like the most major concern, especially for those of you that have a good garbage disposal in place. Just keep in mind, however, that it’s not something as absurd as shoving a canteloupe down the drain that typically causes drain clogs in Corona, CA. Instead, it’s usually just putting reasonable amounts of the wrong materials down your drain. Garbage disposal in place or no, there are some things that are best destined for the trash barrel!

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Don’t Let Low Water Pressure Go Unresolved

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

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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Is Your Water of the High Quality You Deserve?

March 30th, 2020

sunny-plumberWe will never understand why wonderful folks like our customers are willing to compromise on certain issues. Now, don’t get us wrong.  Compromise is very important. If you’re never willing to bend on anything, you’re going to have a pretty rough go of it in the grand scheme of things. Certain matters, however, don’t deserve your compromise. The water coming into your water is one of these matters. So let us ask you this—are you 100% satisfied with your water quality in Corona, CA?

If you said no, don’t worry. You’re in luck! Luck, you might be asking yourself. How is poor water quality luck? Well, the problem itself is not lucky, but the fact that you’re reading this right now is! Or you’re just very well-informed. Because our Sunny Plumbers are definitely the ones that you want on the case. Whatever concerns you may have about the quality of the water in your home, you can count on us to put them to rest!

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What Standby Energy Loss Means for Tank Water Heaters

March 16th, 2020

sunny-plumberIt is very easy to take hot water in your home for granted, and this is very unfortunate. You have to remember that you use hot water for many different tasks and chores around your home. Washing the dishes, doing the laundry,  your hot shower to wake you up in the morning—hot water, one and all! And okay, maybe you don’t take the availability of hot water for granted. But are you taking its price for granted?

No, we don’t mean you’re undervaluing the amount that you pay for hot water. Just that you may be used to paying a certain amount while not realizing that it may be more than you should be paying. Take into account standby energy loss, for instance. This can really reduce the overall energy efficiency of your tank water heater in Corona, CA—and you may not even know what that phrase means! We’ll take a look at standby energy loss today, and ways in which to curtail it.

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Signs of Trouble with Your Pipes

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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