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

Are Dirty Drains Really That Big of a Deal?

Monday, February 12th, 2018

spoon-drainWe tend to talk about clogged drains and the need for professional drain cleaning in Las Vegas quite a bit around here, and there are some good reasons for doing so. First of all, it is one of the most common problems that homeowners may encounter with their plumbing systems. Second, it is one that too many homeowners fail to take seriously. And third, it can cause some very, very serious problems as a result of combining the first two points that we just made.

Today, we are going to discuss some of the problems caused by clogged drains, as well as some of the reasons why your drains may clog up. It’s not always as simple as putting the wrong things down the garbage disposal, and sometimes clogged drains hint at more serious problems that demand professional attention promptly. So read on, heed the advice that follows, and remember that the friendly, professional plumbers here at The Sunny Plumber Las Vegas are always available to help.

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Clogged Drains? Here Are Some Common Culprits

Monday, January 1st, 2018

There  are quite a few plumbing problems that you could rightly call “emergencies.” The most common plumbing problems are not really those putting your entire property in immediate danger, though. Instead, they’re situations like dripping faucets, underperforming water heaters, and, yes, clogged drains. Clogged drains may actually be the most common type of problem that homeowners encounter with their plumbing systems, as a matter of fact. Homeowners allow them to fester longer than they should.

While clogged drains may not put your plumbing system at immediate risk, they can result in a number of serious issues if given the time to develop. Worse yet, many clogged drains are actually the result of simple user error. There is no way to completely avoid the risk of running into clogged drains in your home, of course. However, understanding some of the most common causes of the problem will hopefully help you to better understand how to avoid it to begin with.

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Prevent Holiday Plumbing Nightmares

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

By Gary Eisenhauer

The holidays are a time to enjoy with friends and family. However, Thanksgiving, and other seasonal holidays, present the perfect recipe for costly and embarrassing plumbing failures. With a little planning and insight from industry experts, you can prevent yourself from holiday hassles. Here are the top four tips from The Sunny Plumber to keep your pipe dreams in check.

What’s the No. 1 issue consumers need to think about around the holidays to keep their plumbing working?

One of the most common plumbing issues people face during the holidays is a clogged sink or malfunctioning garbage disposal. I always recommend being wary of the “FOG.” Fats, oils, and grease are your garbage disposals worst enemy. While this material is in liquid form when it’s initially poured into the disposal, it congeals into a viscous sludge as it cools. The FOG then sticks to the walls of the disposal chamber, as well as the walls of the drain pipe. This can gum up the impeller, as well as clog the drain. Don’t pour FOG down the garbage disposal if you want to avoid these issues. Throw it away, instead.

That’s a good tip. What else should I avoid putting down my drain?

Never put beans, rice, pasta and bread down the drain. These are like sponges and when saturated with water, this food material will expand and can cause a backup. In addition, bones and fibrous foods should be thrown away or composted.

Moving to the bathroom, what should we steer clear of?

During the holidays bathroom facilities are taxed with additional traffic and usage. Annual maintenance to clear any build-up can often prevent major toilet clogs and avoid the spread of infectious waste in the bathroom. Also, stay away from using chemicals to try and clear blockage as this rarely remedies a clogged line and can damage your pipes. If a plunger doesn’t clear the clog, turn to the pros.

What to be mindful of with water heaters?

The arrival of cooler weather raises caution for water heaters. Cold air causes expansion and contraction in water heaters and in older units, fractures can occur resulting in failure – which usually leads to flooding. Routine maintenance can identify those risks as well as ensure water heaters are operating effectively and efficiently. Water heaters are your best friend, but can cause a lot of headaches when they are not taken care of or installed incorrectly. With some minor attention, you can prevent major problems from occurring and enjoy the holiday without flooding or no hot water with a house full of guests.

Gary Eisenhauer is general manager of The Sunny Plumber.

About The Sunny Plumber

The Sunny Plumber offers the highest quality plumbing services throughout the Southwest. All plumbers are experienced in solving a wide variety of plumbing problems including drain cleaning, leak detection, sewer line and garbage disposal repair. The company also sells, installs and services standard and tankless water heaters. All plumbers are background-checked, drug-tested, and receive continuous technical training to make them the best in the industry. For more information, visit thesunnyplumber.com.

 

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Signs That Your Drains Need to Be Cleaned

Monday, November 6th, 2017

sink-drainingIn our previous post, we talked about why you always want to hire trained professionals to clean your drains. In today’s post, we are going to explore some of the warning signs that you need to have your drains cleaned to begin with. After all, you can’t really schedule drain cleaning until you notice that there is a problem, and you will ideally notice that there is a problem before your drains are backing up all over your home.

Professional drain cleaning in Las Vegas, NV is a service that can help you to live in a more convenient and hygienic manner. Your indoor plumbing system is, without a doubt, among the most important and vital aspects of your home. It is a two-sided system, and you shouldn’t only be concerned with problems like leaks in the delivery side of this system. Problems with drainage are just as problematic, so be sure to dial our number when you decide that it is time to have your drains expertly cleaned.

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Why Schedule Professional Drain Cleaning?

Monday, October 23rd, 2017

clearing-pipeWere we to ask you your absolute nightmare scenario in terms of problems that you may encounter with your plumbing system, you may mention a burst sewer line or a water heater that has ruptured and soaked an area of your home. What you probably wouldn’t come up with is a clogged drain. Sure, a clogged drain is probably not the most dramatic plumbing problem that you can encounter. Clogged drains are much more than a minor inconvenience, though, and you really should take them seriously.

If you ask us, taking them seriously requires nothing more than picking up your phone and dialing our number. That way, our plumbers can complete your drain cleaning in Las Vegas, NV with the skill and expertise that the job demands. You do not want to rely on ineffective chemical cleaners or hand augers when your drains are backed up. With our years of experience and the tools available to our team, we can ensure that your drains are cleaned thoroughly and successfully.

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Tips for Preventing Clogged Drains

Monday, June 5th, 2017

plumber-clearing-tub-drainWhen thinking of a residential plumbing system, it is helpful to visualize the system as being composed of 2 sides. There is the supply side, in which water is brought into the house via the main water line and is distributed throughout the house to its many fixtures and appliances. Then there is the drainage side, which consists of the drain pipes and sewer line that are tasked with hastily and hygienically removing waste and waste water from one’s home. No plumbing system will function properly if either one of these sides is compromised.

That is why we strongly recommend that you take any measures possible to prevent the clogging of your drains in Henderson, NV. While a slow-moving or clogged drain may not seem like the most serious of problems a homeowner may encounter with his or her plumbing system, it is definitely more than a minor inconvenience. If left alone, a clogged drain can even cause damage to the system at large. Here are a few tips for preventing clogged drains in your home.

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Why Schedule Scour Jet Service?

Monday, February 13th, 2017

draining-the-sinkYou don’t need us to tell you that our modern plumbing systems play a huge role in our day to day lives. Whether at home or in your commercial property, the plumbing system is coming into play in a number of ways, throughout the day, each and every day. What some property owners do need to be reminded of from time to time, however, is the fact that there is really no such thing as a “minor” plumbing problems.

Sure, not every issue that you’ll encounter with your system is an emergency. Even problems like slow-moving drains can be a warning of more serious problems to come, though. This is to say nothing of the fact that a problem like slow-moving drains is frustrating and inconvenient in its own right. If the drains in your home or commercial property are moving slowly, contact a member of our team right away. You need our exceptional scour jet services in Las Vegas, NV.

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Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

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