The Sunny Plumber Las Vegas Blog

What Stops a Water Heater From Rusting Right Away?

January 24th, 2022

water-heater-repairRust and other forms of corrosion are major enemies of the water heater in your house. When rust begins to take hold on parts of a water heater, it often means the unit is too old and needs to be replaced. In some cases, rusted parts can be replaced (such as the heat exchanger), but usually rust means the end of the line for a water heater.

The good news is that, with proper regular maintenance and prompt water heater repair in Las Vegas, NV, your water heater shouldn’t have to deal with rust and corrosion until the end of its service life. But this brings up another question: how does a water heater resist rust for so long? Water + metal sounds like the perfect formula for rust, so why don’t water heaters succumb to corrosion within only a year?

The simple answer is that modern water heaters are built specifically to resist corrosion. We’ll go into the details below to explain the ways your water heater keeps rust away.

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New Year’s Resolutions for Healthier Plumbing

January 10th, 2022

calendar-scheduling-bookIn our last post, we wrote out some pre-2022 suggestions for New Year’s resolutions to help save water this coming year. Now it’s 2022 but we still think you can benefit from other resolutions about your home plumbing. In this case, resolutions that will help the plumbing stay in better shape. These are several “care and maintenance” steps that can take the stress off the pipes and appliances, prevent damage to your home, and stop unnecessary repairs. You’ll enjoy a smoother year with your plumbing if you stick to these resolutions.

So let’s get started. Here are our recommendations for healthier plumbing resolutions!

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New Year’s Resolutions for Saving Water

December 27th, 2021

hand turning faucetMaking resolutions for the New Year can feel daunting, and it’s often because people set goals that are so high they immediately feel they can’t reach them. We want to help you out with a resolution that isn’t difficult at all—if you have the right advice and have the right plumber in Las Vegas, NV to help you. We won’t be bashful: we’re the right plumber for you, and these resolutions we’ve listed for you are a great way to cut down on your water use. You’ll save money and help the environment, and our plumbers can help improve your plumbing as well.

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Putting the Power of Reverse Osmosis to Work for Your Home’s Water

December 13th, 2021

water-treatment-system-under-sinkToday’s homeowners are more concerned than ever about the quality of the water entering their homes. Even though water from the municipal system goes through extensive treatment, the water can still pick up contaminants as it moves through the pipes on the way to homes. Aging pipes can place chemicals in the water, and various pollutants seeping through the groundwater can also lead to water contamination. The water treatment process can also add an excess of unwanted chemicals, such as chlorine. 

What can you do to protect your household from potentially harmful contaminants in the water supply? Simple water filtration pitchers aren’t extensive enough, and point-of-use filters will still leave many gaps. We recommend looking into several whole-house water treat systems. One type that we’ve installed in many homes, and which might be ideal for your house, is the reverse osmosis system.

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Taking Care of Your Garbage Disposal for the Holidays

November 15th, 2021

sunny-plumbersHere’s something you may not know: the busiest day of the year for plumbers is the day everyone else knows as “Black Friday,” the Friday after Thanksgiving. One of the reasons for this is the sheer amount of cooking done in the kitchen and the food waste that can end up clogging kitchen drains. There’s one specific part of the kitchen we often have to repair or replace on this day, and that’s the garbage disposal.

This all sounds scary, but you’ve made it through at least several Thanksgivings before without plumbing mishaps. We’d like to help you make this Thanksgiving, as well as all the other festive events following in December, easier for your garbage disposal. It isn’t too difficult—you just have to know how best to treat your disposal.

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What Is Scour Jet Service and Why Is It Helpful?

November 1st, 2021

sunny-plumbersIf you’ve looked at the list of services we offer (we know, there are a lot!), you may have noticed “scour jet service” on the list. In fact, this might be the exact service you’re looking for and which brought you to our site in the first place. If this is the case, we’re the people you need to handle thorough cleaning for your home’s drain and sewer in Las Vegas, NV. We have the best equipment for the job and offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee. 

If you aren’t certain what scour jetting is, you may have also heard it called hydro-jetting. Whatever name you use, it’s one of the best services available to help with drain and sewer problems and for general drain and sewer maintenance. 

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Do You Know Where the Water Main Shut-Off Valve Is?

October 18th, 2021

 

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We ask this question because it’s an important piece of knowledge that can help you in emergency situations, such as flooding occurring in your house due to a malfunctioning appliance. Our plumbers are ready to help you with fast plumbing service in Las Vegas, NV, but we can’t teleport to your home. You need a way to stop water damage to the house and your belongings, and shutting off the water flow from the water main is the quickest way to end the immediate danger.

If you already know where the shut-off valve is, we recommend that you go test it to make sure you can turn it: sometimes the valve may get stuck in place. Make sure other adults in your household know where it is and how to shut it off in case of an emergency. 

Now, for everyone else who doesn’t know where the shut-off valve is located, please follow us this way… 

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Spooky Halloween Plumbing Sound—Water Hammer!

October 4th, 2021

sunny-plumber-doorwayIt’s October, and many people enjoy decorating their homes with spooky Gothic decorations and colorful depictions of ghosts, witches, mummies, and vampires. But when strange noises start coming from the plumbing, it’s not a joyful Halloween treat. If you’ve got plumbing that sends out surprising banging and clanging noises, it’s a problem that may require plumbing repair in Las Vegas, NV

This problem has a name, and it’s an, ahem, striking one: Water hammer

Let’s explore this definitely non-spooky but nonetheless serious plumbing issue.

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Some Important Facts About Tankless Water Heaters

September 20th, 2021

logoWe’re proponents of tankless water heaters. They offer numerous advantages for the right homes, and as an investment in long-term hot water at a lower cost they can pay for their installation many times over. They aren’t ideal for every home, but that’s why you hire a professional plumber in Las Vegas, NV to help you when it’s time to get a new water heater.

Below we’re going to look at a few facts about tankless water heaters that you may not have known. We hope this will give you a better idea of what a tankless water heater can do for your home and if one’s right for you.

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The Slow Drain: Is It Really a Big Deal?

September 6th, 2021

sunny-plumber-doorwayNobody wants clogged drains in their house. A clogged sink or shower drain means you can’t use that fixture until the problem is resolved. Sometimes all it takes is the right type of plunger and a bit of effort to clear a clog. Other times you’ll need the assistance of our professionals for drain cleaning in Paradise, NV

But what about the “half-clog” in a drain—a drain that’s still drawing away water, but not as fast as usual? When you have a slow drain in your house, do you feel the same urgency to have it fixed the way you would a clog? Probably not. In our experience as plumbers, we’ve found people are willing to put up with a slow drain as a minor irritation and not something that needs fast action to correct.

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