The Sunny Plumber SoCal Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Plumbing’

Tank. Tankless. Which Is Right for Me?

Monday, May 28th, 2018

technician-in-doorLet’s get the answer to the question posed in the title of this blog right out into the open—we’re not sure. Now, we can certainly discuss the pros and cons of each system, which we’ll do below, but we cannot give you a definitive answer as to which is best-suited to your home and your needs without knowing a bit more about your home and your needs. That is why we encourage homeowners thinking about a water heater installation or replacement in Torrance, CA to contact The Sunny Plumber SoCal directly. 

Our bright and shiny plumbing professionals have plenty of experience with both tank and tankless water heaters, and we’ve got the answers to virtually any questions that you may ask. So read on, consider your hot water usage as relates to the following points, and keep our number handy. When you work with the professionals on our team, you can count on getting the right water heater installed for your home, and in the right way!

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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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Is My Sewer Line in Trouble?

Monday, March 19th, 2018

sunny-plumberThere are certain parts of your home that are vitally important but that you probably do not think about all that much. Your sewer line would certainly fall into this category. If you do spend much time on a daily basis thinking about your sewer line, well, you’re definitely in the minority there! That doesn’t change the fact that your sewer line has a very important, if not all that pleasant, job to do. That’s why trouble with your sewer line is so disruptive.

As you can imagine—and without getting into too much detail—problems with your sewer line can lead to some very serious issues both within and around your home. Fortunately for you, our professional plumbers have some tips to help you spot problems with your sewer lines early. Okay, so maybe that’s not exactly “fortunate,” but it’s the best case scenario in a rather unfortunate situation nonetheless. Remember to call The Sunny Plumber SoCal for great plumbing in Pomona.

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Skip Those Drain Cleaning Tips

Monday, March 5th, 2018

sunny-lumberSome plumbing problems are straight up emergencies—ruptured water lines, sewer line backups, etc. Other problems are still problems, but they are not quite emergencies. So, no big deal, right? You’ll get to them when you get to them? If you don’t see where this is going, then chances are that you have not visited our site before. No! Just because a problem is not an emergency does not mean that you can just allow it to languish.

What we are going to focus on today is the issue of drain cleaning. More specifically, why it is really best to leave your drain cleaning needs in the hands of a qualified, professional plumber in Rancho Cucamonga, CA. Yes, we know that there are plenty of DIY tips out there for how you can clean your drains on your own. We also know that we’ve dealt with a lot of clients that have learned firsthand that these tips really are not worth all that much. 

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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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Do I Need a Water Line Replacement?

Monday, January 8th, 2018

child-doing-dishesYou don’t need us to explain to you how necessary it is that you have access to clean, potable water in your home. The days of gathering water from a brook or lowering a bucket down into a well are far behind us—and good riddance! The ability to simply open a faucet and have water flow out is so common and inherent in our daily lives that it is easy to take for granted. Easy, that is, until something goes wrong!

If you need a water line replaced, then you really need to get in touch with a plumber in Rancho Cucamonga immediately. This is simply not the type of job that you can put on the back burner. That being said, a swift response to any such problems does require that you recognize those problems to begin with. Today, we’re going to explore some of the warning signs that suggest that a water line replacement may be necessary.

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