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You Cannot Ignore Toilet Problems

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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Clogged Drains: When Is There Cause for Concern?

December 23rd, 2019

sunny-plumberWe talk a lot about clogged drains on this blog, don’t we? There is a good reason for that, though. We keep talking about them, because they continue to be one of the most common and most troublesome of all plumbing problems that homeowners and commercial property owners encounter! When you stop clogging ’em, we’ll stop talking about ’em! Of course, that is not going to happen any time soon. And that is why we’re talking about them again today.

Our focus in this entry is going to be on when you should start to be concerned about clogs. Too many homeowners wait for their drains to stop up entirely before they go ahead and deal with the clog. Waiting for that to happen is truly never the right way to deal with the problem. Keep the following information in mind, and remember to get a Sunny Plumber on the case when your drains back up on you. Call today!

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Do I Really Need a Sump Pump?

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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Making the Switch to a Tankless Water Heater: What to Expect

November 25th, 2019

tankless-water-heaterYou have big plans for your water heater in Corona, CA. You’re going to replace your old, inefficient tank water heater and put in a tankless one. We think this is a great idea, although we recommend you first consult with professionals about making the decision, since tankless isn’t ideal in all situations. You’ll need professionals to handle the installation, so you might as well have our team working with you from the start.

What can you expect when you make the change over to a tankless water heater? Many positive things, and most of the time you’ll just be enjoying hot water like you’re used to. But there are a several changes that come along with your new system.

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Don’t Put Up with Stinky Drains Any Longer!

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

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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Why Use a Whole-House Water Softener?

October 14th, 2019

sunny-plumberThere are some people in certain areas of the country that consider sitting on a frozen lake and fishing through a hole to be fun. We’re not here to judge anyone or their hobbies, of course, but it’s a pretty foreign concept for those of us living in sunny California. So why do we mention this niche pastime? Because those individuals affectionately refer to the ice they fish through as “hard water.”

The hard water you might experience in your home isn’t something you’ll be quite as affectionate toward.

Today, we’ll talk about hard water in this context. What it is, why it’s a problem, and what you can do about it. The good news is that our Sunny Plumbers are never more than a phone call away, and they’re available to help you solve problems like hard water in your home. So let us know if your water is hard or if any other water quality issues in Corona are giving you trouble.

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Dealing with the Last Leak You’d Expect

September 30th, 2019

sunny-plumber-logoIf we ask a sample pool of homeowners what the plumbing issue they’re most likely to encounter might be, we’d expect a good majority of those homeowners to say “a leak.” And they’d be right in guessing so. While a leak may have some serious contenders as far as most likely plumbing problems go—clogged drains, backed up toilets, etc.—they are definitely something that everyone homeowner will encounter sooner or later. Not all leaks fall into the same category, though.

There is one particular type of leak that we want to focus on today, and that is the slab leak. What’s so special about the slab leak? Why has it earned its very own dedicated blog post? The answer is as simple as it is alarming—because slab leaks are a very major concern. Due to their location, a slab leak in Torrance, CA, is very difficult to recognize, detect, and service. Fortunately, our Sunny Plumbers are standing by.

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3 Reasons to Replace Your Water Heater

September 16th, 2019

technician-in-doorWouldn’t it be nice to invest in a water heater, have it professionally installed by a Sunny Plumber, and know for certain that that’s the last water heater you’ll ever need?  Of course it would be, but so would a lot of other scenarios that are just not possible. Even when you invest in a great water heater in Corona, CA, and even when a plumber of our caliber installs your water heater, it is only a matter of time before replacement.

Investing in great equipment, a proper installation, and routine maintenance will keep your water heater operating at peak conditions for as long as possible, but no appliance can truly last forever. Ideally, you’ll schedule your water heater replacement before you wind up with a system that’s broken down altogether. If you’re wondering when the ideal time to schedule your water heater replacement might be, wonder no longer! Keep the following information in mind, and be sure to schedule service with our team.

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Are You Contributing to Drain and Sewer Clogs?

September 1st, 2019

sunny-plumbersWhen your drains and sewer line are working properly, you probably don’t give them a moment’s thought. It’s only when something goes wrong that you pay attention and, even then, you may be willing to write off problems as being “minor” enough to ignore. This is one of the worst things that you can do for your plumbing system, and for your property in general. We say one of, because ignoring problems still isn’t quite as bad as contributing to them yourself.

Of course, most homeowners don’t willingly contribute to clogged drains and sewer lines in Corona, CA. No, they unwittingly do so—and you may, too. Today, we’re going to be covering some of the ways in which homeowners can promote clogged drains and sewer lines in their homes and on their properties, and what you can do to avoid such accidental self-sabotage moving forward. As always, reach out to our Sunny Plumbers with any questions that you may have. 

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