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

Are Tankless Water Heaters Worth the Investment?

Monday, March 26th, 2018

logoWhen it comes to investing in any new piece of equipment for your home, be it a single appliance or a whole new comfort system, one of the very first things that you’ll take into consideration is the price tag. It is very important that you have a strong concept of just how much money you have to spend on such investments, so developing a strict budget is definitely a step worth taking. That being said, you should also keep in mind costs–and savings–that you may encounter beyond that initial price tag.

Take the tankless water heater, for example. Yes, one of the first things that you’ll notice when researching your water heater options is the fact that tankless systems are indeed more expensive than tank models–considerably more, in fact. That does not mean that a tankless water heater is not worth your consideration, though. In fact, there are many benefits that make the tankless water heater well worth that initial investment. Read on, and remember to schedule your water heater services in Las Vegas with The Sunny Plumber Las Vegas.

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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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When Should I Replace My Water Heater?

Monday, July 17th, 2017

baby-in-bathPurchasing a new water heater may not be the most exciting investment to make, but there is no denying that hot water is one of those amenities that we really just cannot — or wouldn’t want to — live without. That is why you are going to want to replace your hot water heater before it breaks down entirely.

Yes, we understand that you want to get the best return possible on your initial investment in your water heater. However,  you don’t want to push things so far that you wind up with no hot water following a total breakdown.

So how do you decide if the time is right for a water heater replacement? We have a few tips to help you make that decision. If you have any questions, be sure to give us a call. Not only do we have a variety of water heaters for you to choose from, but we’ll make sure that yours is of the right size for your demands and that it integrated into your plumbing system properly.

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When Should I Replace My Water Heater?

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

tank-water-heaterIf your answer to the question posed in the title of this blog is “when it breaks down,” then you should seriously reconsider your stance on the matter. Yes, we understand that everyone wants to get the best return possible on the investment that they make in their home appliances. That does not mean that your best course of action is to drive those appliances into the ground, though. Sometimes, it really is in your best interest to cut your losses while your ahead. Of course, you don’t want to replace your water heater in Las Vegas, NV if it still has years of great performance ahead of it.

So how do you know when the time is right for a water heater replacement? Unfortunately, we cannot give you a definitive answer to the question. It really is something of a case by case situation. However, we can give you some helpful pointers and guidelines that will help you to make the right decision when the time comes. Keep the following in mind, and remember that the professional plumbers on our team are always happy to answer any questions that you may have. 

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Preventing Scalding Water from the Water Heater

Monday, April 24th, 2017

shower-head-runningFor most homeowners, the idea of living life without a water heater in their homes is absurd. There are a lot of different systems and appliances that we rely on each and every day in order to make our lives more comfortable and convenient. The water heater, though, is one of the hardest working of them all.

Unlike your dishwasher or garbage disposal, which only run when you need to use them — and briefly, at that — your water heater is working throughout the day, every day. Vital as the water heater is, and considering how much you use it, you need to know that you are using it safely. Here are some tips for preventing scalding water from your water heater in Las Vegas, NV

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Is a Tankless Water Heater Right for My Home?

Monday, January 16th, 2017

There are a lot of fun and exciting ways in which to spend your money. For most homeowners, investing in a new water heater is probably not right at the top of that list. This does not change the fact that a great water heater in Las Vegas, NV is an absolute necessity in any home, though.

Considering just how much use the average water heater sees on a day to day basis, it only makes sense to take every step possible in order to ensure that you choose the right water heater for your home, hot water demands, and personal user preferences. More and more homeowners are coming to realize that the tankless water heater fits the bill. It may not be right for everyone, though. 

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Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

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