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

What Causes Slab Leaks?

Monday, August 23rd, 2021

sunny-plumbersOne of the trickiest plumbing problems to deal with in a house is the slab leak. This is a leak that occurs in the hot or cold water lines buried in the concrete foundation of a house, although it can also refer to any leak in a pipe located in hardscaping. Because these leaks are hard to detect at first, they can create significant damage and water waste before they are repaired. Slab leaks require expert plumbers with the best tools to access them and fix them correctly.

You might wonder how pipes buried down in concrete can develop leaks. Don’t they have the best possible protection against damage? No, not exactly. There are several specific issues that can lead to slab leaks. We’ll look at the most common of them below.

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Is Your Home’s Water Pressure Too High?

Monday, July 26th, 2021

sunny-plumbersA problem homes often run into with their plumbing is low water pressure. It’s a nuisance, and if it isn’t coming from a municipal source, it’s something you’ll need to have professional plumbers diagnose and then resolve.

What about the opposite situation? Yes, water pressure can be too high in a house. If you think this sounds like it’s better than low water pressure, we can tell you for a fact it isn’t. High water pressure in your household plumbing (over 80 psi) is harmful for your plumbing system and leads to numerous problems. In fact, several of these problems are ways you can detect you’ve got water pressure that’s too high. Below we’ll look into ways you can determine if your home needs help with high water pressure.

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Is a Constantly Running Toilet a Serious Plumbing Problem?

Tuesday, June 1st, 2021

logoThis is one of the more common residential plumbing issues homeowners run into: the toilet flushes but then continues to run long after the water from the tank should have filled the bowl. Sometimes jiggling the flush handle will fix the problem. Other times it won’t. What causes this, and is it a serious problem that requires calling an emergency plumber in Las Vegas, NV?

There are a few different answers to this, and we’ll go over the different possibilities below. However, when in doubt, calling a professional plumber is always the best resource: you’ll get the answers you need and whatever service is necessary to fix the problem correctly.

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What Plumbing Jobs MUST Have a Professional Plumber?

Monday, May 3rd, 2021

sunny-plumber-doorwayWe understand that people want to find ways to handle household maintenance and repair jobs themselves, if possible. There’s nothing wrong with having a DIY work ethic—as long as you know the limits of what you and the tools you have can do. Doing repairs to the porch or fixing gutters is much different than handling electrical work. Or plumbing. 

Unfortunately, plumbing is a field where many people assume that DIY work can handle most jobs. A set of wrenches and few online videos, and there’s nothing a homeowner can’t fix with their plumbing. It’s not true, however. Except for several basic tasks, such as putting in new aerators for faucets, most plumbing services require a licensed plumber. Below we’re going to look at several plumbing jobs that you absolutely must call a professional plumber in Las Vegas, NV to handle. 

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Why Does My Home Have Low Water Pressure?

Monday, April 19th, 2021

sunny-plumber-doorwayYou turn on the shower, and the water flow that comes from the showerhead is weak. It doesn’t change, and you’re having a hard time getting clean. What’s happening, and what can you do to fix it?

If the low water pressure is only coming from a single tap in the house, such as the showerhead we just mentioned above, then the problem is a local one. You may need to clean out the aerator for the faucet or have repairs done to remove buildup in the pipes. If the water pressure is low all around the house, and no matter which faucet you turn on you’re getting only a trickle of water, then there is probably something wrong deeper down in the general plumbing system that needs to be addressed.

Below are a few of the more common causes for low water pressure occurring throughout a house.

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Can I Do Leak Detection on My Own?

Monday, February 22nd, 2021

plumbing-leakYes, you can. But not very well, and once you’ve done it, fixing the leak is something you won’t be able to do unless you’re a trained plumber with professional tools.

What you can do, and do well if you have a bit of guidance, is notice the signs of hidden leaks, and maybe narrow down where they might be occurring. Knowledge is definitely power in this case, because when you know about hidden leaks, you’ll know it’s time to call us for water leak detection in Las Vegas, NV

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5 Reasons Why You Should Choose Us

Monday, December 28th, 2020

Many people in the Las Vegas area surely love to follow our blog. After all, we really do know what we’re talking about! But those same people while reading our advice, will turn to a family friend or a different professional for their plumbing services. Hey, we’ll never tell you who to trust, it’s entirely your decision. But we’ll definitely make the case for why our team is the team to provide you with the best plumbing in Las Vegas, NV hands down.

Don’t just take our word for it. Well, you can take our word for it if you want, but we’ve got some seriously good reasons to switch to our service. Take a look below at some of the reasons why our team is the best team for so many homeowners. If you ever thought of switching away from your current plumbing service provider, then this might be your chance!

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Your Holiday Plumbing Guide

Monday, December 14th, 2020

sunny-plumbersThis has been a strange year for everyone, with added stress in a lot of areas. The last thing that you want is for your plumbing system to create more stress in your life. That is why we want to present you with a very simple guide to help you avoid such stress. If you’re safely hosting guests this holiday season, or if you’re just doing a lot more cooking and cleaning than usual for your own family, then this one’s for you!

Before we get into the meat of the post, though, we just want to remind you that The Sunny Plumber Las Vegas is here to help. Even the most careful of homeowners are going to wind up with plumbing problems every now and then. The key to dealing with them successfully is to schedule service immediately.  If you have any reason at all to suspect that you need plumbing services in Las Vegas, contact a member of our team right away.

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3 Common Shower Plumbing Problems

Monday, September 7th, 2020

sunny-techniciansThe shower in your home sees a lot of use. Whether you’ve got a big family lining up for hot showers in the morning, or you’re living alone and showering once a day after work, you need this fixture to be there for you. While we’d love to give you some tips for avoiding shower problems entirely, this really just is not feasible. At some point, everyone encounters shower plumbing problems in Las Vegas, NV.

The key to dealing with any shower plumbing problems is to recognize them as soon as possible and to understand what it is that you’re dealing with. Does this mean that you should try and resolve them on your own? No. Most plumbing problems will require professional intervention. At least, if you want them resolved for the long run. Let us know if you run into any of these problems with your shower plumbing.

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Cutting Back on Water Heater Costs

Monday, August 24th, 2020

sunny-techniciansThere are certain areas where you can sacrifice a little bit of comfort to save some money. Hot water is not one of them. You need hot water in your home. But we get it. The cost associated with actually heating that water that you need can be an issue. And even if it’s not exactly decimating your bank account, it can still sting when you see a high utility bill come in and you start to piece together where it’s all going.

That’s why we’ve put together this little guide for you. Our Sunny Plumbers want you to have all of the hot water that you need in your home. We also don’t want you to be sweating bullets when that next bill arrives. So keep reading, and let us know if you have any questions. Our team can be trusted with any water heater services in Las Vegas you may need.

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