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

Drain Clogs: The Usual Suspects

Monday, December 3rd, 2018

sunny-techniciansWhen you have a very busy schedule to accommodate, it is easy to let things slip through the cracks. Particularly in those instances when you make the concession that “good enough” is actually good enough. When it comes to your plumbing system, however, you deserve a lot more than that. Add to that the fact that ignoring warning signs of trouble will only lead to further problems, and it becomes very clear very fast just why this should be such a priority.

So, slow-moving drains may not seem like a major issue, but give it some time and they will. Scheduling prompt drain cleaning in Las Vegas with The Sunny Plumber Las Vegas will help you to keep the problem under control. Do you know what is even better than resolving a problem promptly, though? Avoiding it entirely in the first place! That’s why we’ll look at some of the usual suspects of clogged drains in today’s post. Once we’ve done so, you’ll know what to avoid.

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Take Advantage of Our Scour Jet Service!

Monday, October 22nd, 2018

sunny-plumber-vanWhat makes a Sunny Plumber? It is more than just having the right tools for the job—which we have. It is having the right individuals on the team to begin with! And once you have worked with The Sunny Plumber Las Vegas, you’ll see that this is the case with our plumbers. Hiring us to handle any plumbing service that you may need means working with qualified plumbers that have everything necessary to do the job right the first time, every time.

Take, for example, our scour jet services. Clearing out a clog in a pipe is one thing. Scouring the entire surface area of that pipe’s interior is another beast entirely! This is just one of the services we offer that sets our team apart from many others, and it is one that we excel in. So read on, learn about how scour jet service in Las Vegas works and why you may want to use it, and contact a member of our team with any questions that you may have. 

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How Do Sewer Lines Get Damaged, Anyway?

Monday, September 24th, 2018

sunny-techniciansIt’s just a pipe. There are not any mechanical components to degrade over time. And the thing is buried on my property,  so it is not even as though it is exposed to the elements. So how the heck is it that a sewer line in Las Vegas, NV can get damaged, anyway? Shouldn’t it be safe down there, where the sun cannot even beat down on it and heat it up?

Sure—maybe in a perfect world. But this is not a perfect world, and the fact of the matter is that you can expect problems to develop with your sewer line at some point.

When they do, you really want to have the problem dealt with immediately. For what we think are pretty obvious reasons, a sewer line leak is really not something that you want to allow to fester in your home. The good news is that the professional plumbers here at The Sunny Plumber Las Vegas are never more than a phone call away! 

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Is My Sewer Line in Trouble?

Monday, March 12th, 2018

sunny-plumbersThere are a number of different problems that you may run into with your residential plumbing system over the years: anything from leaky faucets to cracks in a toilet tank or a damaged water heater. Some of these problems are true emergencies that require prompt repairs, while others can wait until the morning comes, at least. In the event of a damaged sewer line in Las Vegas, NV, you are not going to want to waste a second in scheduling plumbing service.

Your sewer line has just one job to do, and it is not really a pretty one. It is absolutely vital, though. In the event of problems with your sewer line, you are not just looking at bringing your residence and daily life grinding to a halt. You are also looking at potential serious property damage, as well as some seriously unhygienic conditions. That is why it is so important that you are able to recognize problems with your sewer line immediately.

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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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