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Ways to Cut Back on Water Your Water Bills

Monday, 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!

Monday, 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

Monday, 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

Monday, 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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What Standby Energy Loss Means for Tank Water Heaters

Monday, 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

Monday, 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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How to Tell if Your Sewer Line Needs Service

Monday, February 17th, 2020

sunny-plumberIf we were to ask you how much time you spend thinking about your sewer line on an average day, well—we’d hope you say something along the lines of “what are you talking about?” Chances are that you give your sewer line very little thought, and we’re not really here to tell you that this is wrong. We are here to tell you, however, that you at least need to understand what the warning signs are that your sewer line is in need of service.

Trust us when we say that it’s best not to be totally caught off-guard by a sewer line in distress. The nature of your sewer line’s function means that any problems with it can devolve into not just a very inconvenient but also an extremely unhygienic situation quite quickly. By scheduling sewer line services in Corona at the very first sign of trouble, you ensure that you’re minimizing any such risks for you and your family.

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3 Ways That Plumbing Leaks Cause You Problems

Monday, February 3rd, 2020

technician-in-doorIt is probably not too surprising to hear that plumbing leaks are the most common problems that homeowners encounter with their plumbing systems in Corona, CA—and everywhere else, really. With all of the plumbing pipes, fixtures, appliances, and connections that we have in our modern homes and on our property, it’s really only a matter of time before a plumbing leak of some kind develops. Unfortunately, some folks mistake the common nature of plumbing leaks as meaning they’re not a big deal.

That’s a very dangerous attitude to have. Plumbing leaks come in a lot of shapes and sizes, and some will obviously be a bit more urgent than others. If you ask us, though, all plumbing leaks really ought to be dealt with immediately. We’ve yet to really see a leak just fix itself, so it’s going to require professional intervention at some point.  Why not get out ahead of the problem before it spawns even bigger issues?

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You Cannot Ignore Toilet Problems

Monday, 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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Do I Really Need a Sump Pump?

Monday, 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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