The Sunny Plumber Las Vegas Blog

Always Work with a Qualified Emergency Plumber

February 26th, 2018

service-timeYou can do your best to remain aware of your plumbing system’s overall condition, but let’s face it—surprises happen. The last thing that you want is to be totally caught off-guard when problems develop with your plumbing system. Unfortunately, they can pop up seeming out of nowhere sometimes. If you should encounter a problem with your plumbing system after hours and it really cannot wait until normal business hours resume, then you are going to need to hire an emergency plumber in Las Vegas.

When that time comes, we strongly recommend that you make The Sunny Plumber Las Vegas your emergency plumber of choice. We don’t charge our clients extra for after-hours services, and our fully stocked vans will have what we need to get the job done right and promptly. There are a lot of plumbers out there, but you really don’t want to entrust your emergency plumbing services to “professionals” that are just not up to the task. 

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Are Dirty Drains Really That Big of a Deal?

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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Hire a Professional for Sump Pump Services

January 29th, 2018

flooded-houseThere are a few plumbing tasks that you can handle on your own. Plunging the toilet, for instance, or, if you’re so inclined, replacing the flapper at the bottom of the tank if it is degraded and causing the toilet to run continually. Beyond these pretty basic steps, though, plumber services are best left to a professional plumber in Las Vegas, NV.

This is certainly true when designing, installing, or repairing a plumbing system at large. It is also true when incorporating new components into an existing system, though.

If you are ready to have a sump pump installed in your home, or if you need your sump pump repaired or just inspected for proper operating conditions, we are the professionals to call. While we don’t have to deal with rapid snowmelt or very frequent heavy rainfalls, there are definitely plenty of opportunities for the sump pump to save your hide—including those in which your plumbing system itself is the cause of the water event in your home.

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Plumbing Leaks: What to Look For

January 15th, 2018

copper-pipesWhat springs right to mind when you hear the phrase “plumbing problem”? In truth, there is a whole lot that can go wrong with even the most well-designed and properly installed plumbing system. That being said, the plumbing leak is definitely what most people are going to immediately think of. There is a good reason for this. It’s a very common problem! It is also an insidious one, as plumbing leaks can often develop in those areas that are hidden from view.

So how can you spot a plumbing leak early on in order to intervene in a timely manner? Well, that’s what we’re going to be covering today. When you run into leaks in your plumbing system, be sure to dial our number right away. A great plumber in Las Vegas is not hard to find when you’ve got The Sunny Plumber Las Vegas on deck! But even the best plumbers need to receive that call before they can go about resolving problems, so here are some warning signs to look for.

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Clogged Drains? Here Are Some Common Culprits

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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When to Schedule Commercial Plumbing Repairs

December 18th, 2017

plumbing-iconsOwning and operating a commercial property is a full-time job.  You’ve got a lot on your plate, and certain things are inevitably going to be overlooked. It happens, and nobody is perfect. Unfortunately, no commercial plumbing system is perfect, either. If your commercial plumbing in Las Vegas is not functioning properly, no matter how preoccupied you may be, you really need to have the problem resolved as soon as possible.

Of course, this begs the question of how it is that you are supposed to recognize the need for commercial plumbing repairs to begin with. We won’t go so far as to call this “good” news, but there are actually a number of warning signs that you may notice which can indicate the need for repairs. Read on and familiarize yourself with some of them. It’s not terribly complicated, but keeping these tips in mind can help you to better protect your commercial plumbing system.

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Prevent Holiday Plumbing Nightmares

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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Plumbing Tips for the Holiday Season

December 4th, 2017

friends-cooking-dinnerYou want to keep your holiday festivities running smoothly, right? Well, that means more than logistical planning to guarantee that everyone is where they’re supposed to be and that dinner is out on the table at the right time. It also means that the systems in your home need to be kept in great working condition, as well. Unfortunately, the holidays have proven time and time again that they are the most dangerous time of the year for our plumbing systems!

Don’t worry, though. Today, the professional plumbers on our staff are here to share some simple tips with you that will help you to protect your plumbing in Las Vegas, NV throughout this trying time of the year. Keep them in mind, and be sure to let us know if you start to notice any issues with your plumbing system. We know that hosting for the holidays can put a lot on your plate, but you’ll definitely be thankful for nipping any such problems in the bud.

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Commercial Plumbing FAQ: Is My Water Quality Poor?

November 20th, 2017

waterCommercial plumbing systems serve a lot of functions. Obviously, they are used more heavily than residential plumbing systems are. That is why you need a professional commercial plumber to handle any services that your commercial plumbing in Las Vegas, NV may need. Among these services are those dealing with water quality. No matter what type of business you conduct in your commercial property, you want to be sure that your water supply is not tainted.

There is a whole lot that can go wrong with your commercial building’s water quality. While some problems may be specific to the area in which that system is installed, others may be affected by your property and your system materials themselves. Whatever the case, and whatever you use that water for, you want to have it cleaned up as soon as possible. The professional commercial plumbers at The Sunny Plumber Las Vegas are here to help. We will make sure that you have the right solutions for your water quality conundrum!

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Signs That Your Drains Need to Be Cleaned

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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