The Sunny Plumber Las Vegas Blog : Archive for the ‘Plumbing’ Category

How a Water Softener Can Benefit You

Monday, November 4th, 2019

sunny-plumber-doorwayFor a lot of homeowners, the phrase “plumbing problems” will conjure up images of leaking pipes, overflowing toilets, and clogged drains. And that’s totally reasonable, because all of those are indeed plumbing problems that you most likely will encounter at some point. However, here’s the thing—not all plumbing problems are going to be quite so obvious. In fact, you may well have a plumbing problem in your home right now that you’re not currently aware of. You may have hard water!

Now, hard water is not exactly a problem that is going to have an immediate impact on you or your plumbing system. Does that mean that you don’t need to prioritize the resolution of this issue, though? Of course not. Because, eventually, the consequences of hard water will come into stark relief. The good news is that we install and service whole-house water softeners in Las Vegas, so you need only call our Sunny Plumbers to have the problem resolved completely!

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3 Tips for Protecting Your Home from Plumbing Problems

Monday, October 7th, 2019

sunny-plumber-vanIf you’re looking for some reassuring words about how you can completely eliminate the risk of problems developing with your plumbing system, then you’re going to have to look elsewhere. No, not because our plumbers are not very knowledgeable, and not because they don’t love to share their knowledge with our clients. The truth of the matter is simply that there is no such thing as a way to do so! You’re going to encounter problems with your plumbing system eventually, so it’s best just to accept this fact.

Now that that’s out of the way, let’s talk about what you can do to at least keep the problems that you’ll encounter with your plumbing system to a bare minimum. It may not be the 100% success rate that you’re looking for, but it’s what’s possible, and there’s something to be said for having realistic expectations! Just remember that you need to work with skilled, honest, professional plumbers in Paradise, and our Sunny Plumbers fit the bill.

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What FOG Means for Your Drain and Sewer System

Monday, September 23rd, 2019

sunny-techniciansWait a second—FOG? What could FOG possibly have to do with my drain and sewer system? It’s not like I’m going to be driving my sewer line through heavy FOG. And, for that matter—why are capitalizing FOG like this?

All valid questions, and with one simple answer. We’re not talking about the fog you see in those movies set in the moors. We’re talking about the acronym FOG, and that stands for fat, oil, and grease.

And fat, oil, and grease can spell major problems for the drain and sewer system in your home. If you are serious about keeping your plumbing system functioning properly and without giving you any headaches, then you really need to be careful about how you’re handling and disposing of FOG in your residence. We’ve got some tips and tricks that will help you to navigate these FOGgy waters successfully. As always, reach out to our Sunny Plumbers for great plumbing services in Las Vegas.

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3 Common Plumbing Problems (That You Cannot Ignore!)

Monday, September 9th, 2019

sunny-plumber-doorwayWhen some people think of plumbing problems, they think only of the big ones. Ruptured sewer lines, slab leaks, flooded bathrooms, etc. While plumbing emergencies are not uncommon—and they cannot be ignored!—this does not change the fact that they’re not the most common issues that homeowners face. Unfortunately, they are sometimes the product of more common problems, because homeowners fail to take the initial problems seriously. Today, we’re going to look at common issues that are big priorities.

The worst thing that you can do for your plumbing system is to ignore an issue and write it off as being too “minor” to prioritize. Our Sunny Plumbers know from firsthand experience just how much trouble can be caused by manageable problems that went unmanaged and became, well, unmanageable. Keep the following information in mind, and remember that only professional plumbers in Las Vegas should be allowed to service plumbing systems. This is no time for testing DIY skills.

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How Do I Deal with a Toilet Leak?

Monday, August 26th, 2019

logoThe toilet is obviously a major player when it comes to any plumbing system. And any problem with as major a player as your toilet is going to be cause for major concern. That means that homeowners want to know exactly how to deal with something like a leaking toilet in Las Vegas the moment that they notice the problem. The issue here is that toilets can leak in different ways, in different places.

In fact, they may even look like they are leaking when that’s not at all the case. Don’t worry, though. Toilet leaks are the focus of our blog post today, and the professional plumbers on our team are to ensure that you have the background knowledge necessary to deal with the issue successfully. So read on, and remember that most plumbing problems are going to require the services of trained, professional plumbers. Don’t mistake our knowledge-sharing for being DIY-tips. Your toilet needs expert care from us!

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Old Pipe Materials and When to Repipe Your House

Monday, August 12th, 2019

sunny-plumber-vanOne of the biggest plumbing jobs you might need to schedule for your home is repiping. Old plumbing pipes wear down, and outdated materials are at a high risk of causing problems around your house, leaking to create damage, or even introducing toxins into your drinking water. Depending on the age of your house, you may only need sections repiped. Or you may need a whole-house repiping.

We’re going to explain old pipe materials in more depth so you’ll get a sense of what sort of repiping your home needs—as well as if it needs it.

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What to Keep Out of Your Garbage Disopsal

Monday, July 29th, 2019

sunny-techniciansDo you have a garbage disposal in your home? If not—what are you waiting for? While the garbage disposal may not be as essential a plumbing appliance as, say, your water heater or your washing machine, it does have many great benefits to offer. Fewer trips to the curb with garbage, quicker cleanup times, and just more convenience in general. If you think that you put just anything down your garbage disposal, however—think again! Some items aren’t appropriate.

Not only are some materials best kept out of your garbage disposal, but some of them aren’t quite what you’d expect, either. We get it. Using a garbage disposal isn’t all that complicated. That doesn’t mean that you can just dive into it,  though. If you’re new to your garbage disposal in Paradise, NV, or if you’ve run into trouble and think you may have caused it, read this post carefully. And, as always, schedule your plumbing services with us.

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How We Inspect Pipes from Within

Monday, June 17th, 2019

sunny-plumber-vanYou want to inspect the inside of my pipes? What are you going to do? Saw them in half and take a peek inside?

No, absolutely not. Part of working with our Sunny Plumbers means working with plumbers that have access to the best technologies in the industry. This includes video pipe inspection equipment. With a video pipe inspection in Las Vegas, areas of your plumbing system that used to be “out of sight, out of mind,” always for the worse, are more accessible than ever before.

While figuring out what is going on in drain and sewer lines has always been a part of the plumbing profession—out of sight, out of mind is a mindset that any good plumber would talk you out of—our advanced equipment makes doing so simpler than ever. It’s less intrusive to your home, it takes less time, and it yields better results. Have concerns? Then let us take a look—literally!

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Not All Water Leaks Are Obvious!

Monday, May 20th, 2019

sunny-plumber-doorwayWhile few homeowners are going to go too crazy with DIY projects on something like their electrical systems, far too many seem to think that their plumbing systems are more DIY-appropriate. We want to dispel this myth, because your plumbing system in Paradise, and the services that it requires, are far more complex than you may realize. In fact, even spotting problems with your systems may require an expert’s touch!

That is where our Sunny Plumbers come in. Today, we’re going to talk about one of the most common issues that homeowners encounter with their plumbing—water leaks. Now, you may think that recognizing a water leak and its source is simple. You see water, you look around, and you find where it’s coming from.  If that’s your assumption, then this is definitely the post that you need right now.

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Why Are Water Main Leaks Such a Big Deal?

Monday, May 6th, 2019

logoWe know that, for some of you, the idea of a leak in a main water line is obviously a serious problem. However, that old “out of sight, out of mind” mentality has really sunk its claws into some homeowners. When you add in the fact that some water main leaks can actually be relatively small, it only compounds the issue. We are here to tell you in no uncertain terms, however, that a water main leak of any magnitude is a big problem.

There are also those homeowners that hear something like “main water line leak” and understand that this is a problem, but they may lack the specifics about why it’s such a problem. That’s what we’re going to cover today. You may think that you can live with some symptoms of a leak, and maybe you can. When you start to see the big picture of precisely what a main water line leak in Las Vegas can mean for you, though, you’ll see why immediate service is the right choice.

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