The Sunny Plumber Las Vegas Blog : Archive for the ‘Drain and Sewer’ Category

The Slow Drain: Is It Really a Big Deal?

Monday, 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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Three Great Ways to Clear Drain Clogs and One Terrible Way

Monday, July 12th, 2021

sunny-techniciansDrain clogs … nobody likes them. Unfortunately, most people have learned this first-hand because clogged-up and slow drains are one of the most common plumbing troubles that affect homes. We can’t imagine anybody who hasn’t run into a clogged drain at some point in their lives. We deal with them every day, so we can tell you quite a bit about what to do with them.

Let’s say you have a clogged drain or a drain that’s draining so slowly you’re certain it will become a complete clog soon. What can you do about it? We’ve listed four methods below. Three of them are good ideas (although the first two don’t always work) and one is terrible. Guess which of these four methods the majority of people choose first? That’s right: the terrible one. We’re here to see you avoid the worst option and end up with the best one.

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Does My Sewer Line Need to Be Replaced?

Monday, 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’s Clogging My Drain? 5 Possibilities

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

Monday, 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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Are My Pipes in Good Shape?

Monday, 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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How We Clean Pipes So Effectively

Monday, November 30th, 2020

sunny-plumbersSometimes, the most common problems are also the most annoying. Is a slow-moving drain the most serious plumbing problem that you’ll ever encounter? No, maybe not. But the fact that it’s not going to result in the flooding of your home doesn’t mean that it is a problem that you should learn to live with. Slow-moving drains can be indicative of more serious issues than you may realize, after all. And even if there isn’t something terribly serious behind the slow-moving drain, it’s still a major inconvenience.

By scheduling professional drain cleaning services in Las Vegas with our team, you can enjoy the best performance that your drains have to offer. It may sound strange to talk about a drain’s performance, but if you struggle with slow-moving drains, you know how much of a pain subpar drain performance can be! Get the lasting results that you deserve by leaving the cleaning of your drains to us.

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Why Professional Drain Cleaning Is Your Best Bet

Monday, November 2nd, 2020

sunny-plumbersThere are certain plumbing problems that some homeowners get lucky and never have to face. We obviously don’t really worry about frozen pipes bursting around here in general. Some homeowners never have to deal with a serious sewage backup. Those sorts of scenarios aren’t uncommon (depending on where you live), but they aren’t a guaranteed shared experience.

Clogs, on the other hand? Yeah. You’re gonna face some clogs.

You can be the most careful plumbing system user of all time, and still run into the occasional clog. While some clogs can be pretty effectively cleared by homeowners, professional drain cleaning is still never a bad idea. Today, we’ll talk about why our drain cleaning service in Las Vegas is one of the best deals in town. 

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3 Ways Sewer Lines Get Damaged

Monday, July 13th, 2020

There are plenty of parts in your plumbing system that you see and touch daily. Your toilet. Your kitchen faucets. Your shower.

Your sewer line doesn’t make this list, though.

Does that make your sewer line any less important than those other plumbing fixtures and appliances?  No, of course not. In a way, it does make it more vulnerable, though.

A sewer line is really just a pipe. But even something as simple as a pipe can run into problems. There’s no engine, and there are no moving parts. There is still a lot that can go wrong.

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Drain Clogs: Some Truths to Consider

Monday, May 4th, 2020

sunny-plumber-doorwayThere is no getting around how inconvenient plumbing problems of all shapes and sizes are. You rely on your plumbing system for so much, every day, throughout the entire day. Getting ready for work, cooking meals, washing dirty clothes, cleaning up at the end of the day. Your plumbing system is truly integral to so many different parts of your life. With that in mind, let’s reassess our opening statement. Yes, plumbing problems are inconvenient. But that’s to say the least!

Plumbing problems can really bring your daily routine grind to a halt. And once that happens, it can be tough to get things going again. And this is when it becomes really messy. Why? Because people start telling themselves that they can handle the fix on their own. It’s just a clogged drain, they tell themselves. I can handle this. I’ve got some liquid drain cleaner. I can buy a drain snake. And so it begins. And headaches follow.

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