The Sunny Plumber Las Vegas Blog

Not All Water Leaks Are Obvious!

May 20th, 2019

sunny-plumber-doorwayWhile few homeowners are going to go too crazy with DIY projects on something like their electrical systems, far too many seem to think that their plumbing systems are more DIY-appropriate. We want to dispel this myth, because your plumbing system in Paradise, and the services that it requires, are far more complex than you may realize. In fact, even spotting problems with your systems may require an expert’s touch!

That is where our Sunny Plumbers come in. Today, we’re going to talk about one of the most common issues that homeowners encounter with their plumbing—water leaks. Now, you may think that recognizing a water leak and its source is simple. You see water, you look around, and you find where it’s coming from.  If that’s your assumption, then this is definitely the post that you need right now.

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Why Are Water Main Leaks Such a Big Deal?

May 6th, 2019

logoWe know that, for some of you, the idea of a leak in a main water line is obviously a serious problem. However, that old “out of sight, out of mind” mentality has really sunk its claws into some homeowners. When you add in the fact that some water main leaks can actually be relatively small, it only compounds the issue. We are here to tell you in no uncertain terms, however, that a water main leak of any magnitude is a big problem.

There are also those homeowners that hear something like “main water line leak” and understand that this is a problem, but they may lack the specifics about why it’s such a problem. That’s what we’re going to cover today. You may think that you can live with some symptoms of a leak, and maybe you can. When you start to see the big picture of precisely what a main water line leak in Las Vegas can mean for you, though, you’ll see why immediate service is the right choice.

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Common Signs of Poor Water Quality

April 22nd, 2019

sunny-plumber-vanThere are a few misconceptions that some homeowners share when it comes to their plumbing systems and the water that they deliver throughout their homes. The first is that only situations like leaks or a broken down water heater are “real” plumbing problems. Another is that the water coming from their taps is “good enough,” and that there is no real need or opportunity for improvement. We’re going to dispel both of these beliefs and misconceptions in today’s blog post.

First of all, there is almost always room for improvement when it comes to the water in almost all homes. Secondly, any problems with your water quality, no matter how “minor” you may think they are, are serious and call for professional attention. Don’t put up with subpar water quality any longer. We have some tips to help you spot the signs of poor water quality in your home, and we’re here to help you understand your options for improving that water quality, too.

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Save Money with a Tankless Water Heater

April 8th, 2019

sunny-techniciansBuying a new water heater is not going to be as exciting as, say, buying a new car or finally spending your money on that family vacation that you’ve been dreaming of. That doesn’t mean that there’s nothing exciting about it, though! In fact,  one of the most exciting parts of investing in a new water heater is the opportunity that it provides you for some serious savings. That may come as a surprise, but remember: you’ve got to spend money to save money sometimes!

This matter of spending money is important when you’re talking about tankless water heaters in particular. Why? Because as you’ll see following some preliminary research, they’re expensive! Don’t let that initial cost cause any sticker shock, though. There are a lot of other factors to consider if you’re thinking about replacing your water heater with a tankless water heater in Las Vegas. So read on, and remember that you want a Sunny Plumber handling your water heater services.

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Why Is My Water Heater So Loud?

March 25th, 2019

sunny-plumber-doorwayWhen you run an appliance like a water heater, you probably expect a bit of operational noise to come with it. There is a big difference between normal, minimal operational noise and loud, alarming noises, though. Because a water heater is not likely to be installed right in your living space the way that, say,  a dishwasher may be, its sounds may not be quite as obvious. However, there are some sounds you should definitely watch (or listen!) out for.

A water heater may not operate silently, but you cannot afford to ignore those unusual sounds that can pop up from time to time.  They may indicate the need for professional water heater repair in Henderson. Here are a few examples of common water heater noises, and what they may mean. If you encounter these in your home, remember that our Sunny Plumbers are never more than a phone call away. We can get your system back on track promptly.

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Why Hard Water Is a Serious Problem

March 11th, 2019

logoIf you were to hear that there is something in your water just waiting to do serious harm to your health then, chances are, you would immediately start taking measures to protect yourself against that something. If you hear that there’s something in your water that isn’t really going to affect your health, but…well, you might start to fade out a little bit. Look, we really are not alarmists around here.

However, we also really need to stress the fact that, yes, hard water is something that you need to take seriously. It is not going to make you sick the way that water with biological pollutants or certain chemicals in it might. But, and this is a big one—hard water is going to have a negative effect on your plumbing system and, in many ways, your life affected by your plumbing system. But why be so vague? Let’s dive into the topic and discover some more!

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What Can Cause Plumbing Leaks?

February 25th, 2019

sunny-plumber-vanIf you clicked this blog open hoping to unlock answers about how you can completely avoid the risk of plumbing clogs in your home, then you are going to finish it feeling unfulfilled. Let’s put it this way. So long as you depend upon pipes and fixtures to distribute water throughout your home, as well as to remove waste and wastewater from it, there is a good chance that you are going to run into plumbing leaks at some point.

If and when you do, you’ll want a professional plumber in Paradise, NV, on the case immediately. Plumbing issues are not any minor inconvenience.  They can do real damage to your home, really fast. We strongly urge you to schedule repairs the moment that you suspect a broken pipe of any kind in your residence or on your property. So why bother familiarizing yourself with potential causes of plumbing leaks? Knowledge is a powerful tool in prevention!

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Water Heater FAQ: What’s “Standby Energy Loss”?

February 11th, 2019

sunny-techniciansHeating water for showering, cleaning up around the house, doing laundry, etc., is not exactly an “optional” task or a luxury. Most homeowners would define the practice more as a necessity or an expectation in their homes. That’s what makes the water heater in your residence such a vitally important appliance. Just because you need the hot water that your water heater puts out, however, doesn’t mean that you should accept a very high price tag attached to it.

Like any other system, different water heaters have different efficiency levels. We always recommend investing in the best efficiency rating that you can afford. That efficiency rating is not the only factor to consider when it comes to the overall efficiency of your water heater in Henderson, NV, though. You should also be aware of standby energy loss—what it is, what causes it, and what you can do to limit its occurrence. Read on, and let us know what questions you have.

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Plumbing Tip: DIY Projects Are Few and Far Between

January 28th, 2019

 

sunny-plumber-doorwayWe all know that homeowner. The one that is always telling you how you should handle problems in your home. The one that’s always breaking out the toolbox when he or she should be scheduling professional services. The one that winds up scheduling those professional services anyway when something goes awry.

Yeah. That homeowner. Don’t be that homeowner.

Our Sunny Plumbers are here to help you if and when you need professional plumbing services. And, chances are, that need is more prevalent than you may realize. Yes, there are some plumbing projects that you can handle on your own. However, there are also a lot that you may think are DIY appropriate, but which benefit greatly from a professional touch. And then, there are those issues that you should never attempt to resolve on your own, regardless of what that neighbor says. So let’s take a look at some common signs that it’s time for professional plumbing services in Las Vegas.

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Troubleshooting Your Garbage Disposal

January 14th, 2019

logoAs far as major plumbing jobs go, installing a garbage disposal is a pretty simple undertaking. Just because it is not a “major” job does not mean that you should not schedule this service with a trained professional, though, so be sure to let The Sunny Plumber Las Vegas know if you’re ready to have one installed. That being said, there are a few ways in which you may want to troubleshoot your garbage disposal in Las Vegas—and a few to avoid entirely!

If your garbage disposal is not working properly, it is not exactly an emergency. This is a convenient amenity in our homes, but it’s not necessarily integral to daily life. Of course, a lot of amenities aren’t. That doesn’t mean that you want to go without them, though. So here are a few tips for troubleshooting your garbage disposal, as well as a few things not to do. Let a member of our team know if you have any further questions or need to schedule service.

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