The Sunny Plumber Las Vegas Blog

Is a Constantly Running Toilet a Serious Plumbing Problem?

June 1st, 2021

logoThis is one of the more common residential plumbing issues homeowners run into: the toilet flushes but then continues to run long after the water from the tank should have filled the bowl. Sometimes jiggling the flush handle will fix the problem. Other times it won’t. What causes this, and is it a serious problem that requires calling an emergency plumber in Las Vegas, NV?

There are a few different answers to this, and we’ll go over the different possibilities below. However, when in doubt, calling a professional plumber is always the best resource: you’ll get the answers you need and whatever service is necessary to fix the problem correctly.

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Does My Sewer Line Need to Be Replaced?

May 17th, 2021

sunny-techniciansThis is probably not a topic you want to deal with. No homeowner wants to have troubles with the (yeech) sewer line. Obviously it’s a vital part of a home’s plumbing system, and if it leaks, breaks, or deteriorates, any house is in for a bad time. Sometimes the sewer line can be repaired, but in cases of extensive damage or a line that’s decades old, the best option is to have the sewer line replaced.

The good news is that having sewer line replacement in Henderson, NV is straightforward when you call The Sunny Plumber. We’ll handle putting in a new sewer line that will serve your home for many years to come.

But first, you’ll want to know if the sewer line needs a replacement. So let’s get the question in the title and look at ways to tell if your sewer line is ready to go.

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What Plumbing Jobs MUST Have a Professional Plumber?

May 3rd, 2021

sunny-plumber-doorwayWe understand that people want to find ways to handle household maintenance and repair jobs themselves, if possible. There’s nothing wrong with having a DIY work ethic—as long as you know the limits of what you and the tools you have can do. Doing repairs to the porch or fixing gutters is much different than handling electrical work. Or plumbing. 

Unfortunately, plumbing is a field where many people assume that DIY work can handle most jobs. A set of wrenches and few online videos, and there’s nothing a homeowner can’t fix with their plumbing. It’s not true, however. Except for several basic tasks, such as putting in new aerators for faucets, most plumbing services require a licensed plumber. Below we’re going to look at several plumbing jobs that you absolutely must call a professional plumber in Las Vegas, NV to handle. 

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Why Does My Home Have Low Water Pressure?

April 19th, 2021

sunny-plumber-doorwayYou turn on the shower, and the water flow that comes from the showerhead is weak. It doesn’t change, and you’re having a hard time getting clean. What’s happening, and what can you do to fix it?

If the low water pressure is only coming from a single tap in the house, such as the showerhead we just mentioned above, then the problem is a local one. You may need to clean out the aerator for the faucet or have repairs done to remove buildup in the pipes. If the water pressure is low all around the house, and no matter which faucet you turn on you’re getting only a trickle of water, then there is probably something wrong deeper down in the general plumbing system that needs to be addressed.

Below are a few of the more common causes for low water pressure occurring throughout a house.

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What’s Clogging My Drain? 5 Possibilities

April 5th, 2021

Drain BubblingOh no, not another drain clog! Even with the best precautions, you can’t avoid running into a drain clog in your house at some point. If you’re fortunate, all it will take to open up the drain is your own muscle-power behind a drain or toilet plunger. When you can’t fix the clog that way, leave the chemical “drain cleaners” alone and instead call a professional plumber for drain cleaning. This is the best way to not only unclog a drain, but to help keep the clog from coming back.

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Why Your Water Heater Is Giving Your Less Hot Water

March 22nd, 2021

cold-shower-of-doomYour household probably has a set morning shower routine. If you had the right size water heater installed, then you shouldn’t run into problems with the hot water vanishing before all your household gets their showers. But what if one day this ceases to be the case, and you have family members getting stuck with a lukewarm or even cold shower?

This usually means something is wrong with your water heater. It either needs to have repairs done or it needs to be replaced. 

We’ll take a look at some of the reasons you have a water heater that isn’t delivering its expected volume of hot water. This isn’t an exhaustive list, but it covers frequent sources of this problem.

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Ick, Drain Flies! Why They’re There, What to Do About Them

March 8th, 2021

drain-in-silver-sinkIf you want a tidy and pleasant home, any incursion of insects is unwelcome. Your plumbing can be a source of these pests, and a common type is drain flies. You know them when you see them: tiny, fuzzy flies swarming around the drains and the sink in your kitchen.

What causes these pests to appear, and can you do anything to get rid of them and keep them from coming back? 

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Can I Do Leak Detection on My Own?

February 22nd, 2021

plumbing-leakYes, you can. But not very well, and once you’ve done it, fixing the leak is something you won’t be able to do unless you’re a trained plumber with professional tools.

What you can do, and do well if you have a bit of guidance, is notice the signs of hidden leaks, and maybe narrow down where they might be occurring. Knowledge is definitely power in this case, because when you know about hidden leaks, you’ll know it’s time to call us for water leak detection in Las Vegas, NV

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Why Spend the Money on a Tankless Water Heater?

February 8th, 2021

sunny-plumbersWe understand that homeowners are more savvy than ever when it comes to purchasing new appliances for their homes. Just remember that opting for the cheaper option is not always the right option. That is certainly the case with tankless water heaters.

Now, don’t get us wrong. Tankless water heaters are expensive. And tankless water heaters are not for everyone.

But they are the right option for many homeowners in many situations.

Today, we want to talk about why you might want to spend the money on a tankless water heater in Las Vegas. If you have any questions, be sure to reach out to a member of our team. We will make sure that you have the ideal water heater for your needs.

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Are My Pipes in Good Shape?

January 25th, 2021

sunny-plumber-doorwayWell, we can’t really answer that for everyone here in this post. However, we can help you to recognize some signs that you’re pipes aren’t in good shape. From there, you just need to dial our number and schedule service with our professional plumbers in Las Vegas.

Remember, there are 2 distinct jobs that the pipes in your home and on your property do. Some of them bring water into the house and around to the various points of use therein. Others bring waste and wastewater away from the house, making life convenient and hygienic.

Trouble with any pipe in your house has the potential to cause serious disruption in your day to day. So keep the following in mind—and keep our phone number handy!

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