The Sunny Plumber Las Vegas Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Las Vegas’

Some Important Facts About Tankless Water Heaters

Monday, September 20th, 2021

logoWe’re proponents of tankless water heaters. They offer numerous advantages for the right homes, and as an investment in long-term hot water at a lower cost they can pay for their installation many times over. They aren’t ideal for every home, but that’s why you hire a professional plumber in Las Vegas, NV to help you when it’s time to get a new water heater.

Below we’re going to look at a few facts about tankless water heaters that you may not have known. We hope this will give you a better idea of what a tankless water heater can do for your home and if one’s right for you.

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Three Great Ways to Clear Drain Clogs and One Terrible Way

Monday, July 12th, 2021

sunny-techniciansDrain clogs … nobody likes them. Unfortunately, most people have learned this first-hand because clogged-up and slow drains are one of the most common plumbing troubles that affect homes. We can’t imagine anybody who hasn’t run into a clogged drain at some point in their lives. We deal with them every day, so we can tell you quite a bit about what to do with them.

Let’s say you have a clogged drain or a drain that’s draining so slowly you’re certain it will become a complete clog soon. What can you do about it? We’ve listed four methods below. Three of them are good ideas (although the first two don’t always work) and one is terrible. Guess which of these four methods the majority of people choose first? That’s right: the terrible one. We’re here to see you avoid the worst option and end up with the best one.

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Does Rust on a Water Heater Mean It’s Finished?

Monday, June 28th, 2021

sunny-plumber-doorwayWhenever you bring metal and water into contact, there’s the possibility of rust and other types of corrosion starting. A water heater would therefore seem like a prime target for rust, which it certainly can be under the right (or wrong) conditions. However, water heater manufacturers design their products to resist corrosion for many years. When rust does appear, it’s often on an aging system that’s ready for a replacement.

But as bad as rust sounds, is it an automatic disqualifier for a water heater? If you notice rust on your home’s water heater in Las Vegas, NV, does that mean it’s time to call us to replace it? Possibly. We’ll talk about it more below. 

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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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What’s Clogging My Drain? 5 Possibilities

Monday, April 5th, 2021

Drain BubblingOh no, not another drain clog! Even with the best precautions, you can’t avoid running into a drain clog in your house at some point. If you’re fortunate, all it will take to open up the drain is your own muscle-power behind a drain or toilet plunger. When you can’t fix the clog that way, leave the chemical “drain cleaners” alone and instead call a professional plumber for drain cleaning. This is the best way to not only unclog a drain, but to help keep the clog from coming back.

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Why Your Water Heater Is Giving Your Less Hot Water

Monday, March 22nd, 2021

cold-shower-of-doomYour household probably has a set morning shower routine. If you had the right size water heater installed, then you shouldn’t run into problems with the hot water vanishing before all your household gets their showers. But what if one day this ceases to be the case, and you have family members getting stuck with a lukewarm or even cold shower?

This usually means something is wrong with your water heater. It either needs to have repairs done or it needs to be replaced. 

We’ll take a look at some of the reasons you have a water heater that isn’t delivering its expected volume of hot water. This isn’t an exhaustive list, but it covers frequent sources of this problem.

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Ick, Drain Flies! Why They’re There, What to Do About Them

Monday, March 8th, 2021

drain-in-silver-sinkIf you want a tidy and pleasant home, any incursion of insects is unwelcome. Your plumbing can be a source of these pests, and a common type is drain flies. You know them when you see them: tiny, fuzzy flies swarming around the drains and the sink in your kitchen.

What causes these pests to appear, and can you do anything to get rid of them and keep them from coming back? 

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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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Why Spend the Money on a Tankless Water Heater?

Monday, February 8th, 2021

sunny-plumbersWe understand that homeowners are more savvy than ever when it comes to purchasing new appliances for their homes. Just remember that opting for the cheaper option is not always the right option. That is certainly the case with tankless water heaters.

Now, don’t get us wrong. Tankless water heaters are expensive. And tankless water heaters are not for everyone.

But they are the right option for many homeowners in many situations.

Today, we want to talk about why you might want to spend the money on a tankless water heater in Las Vegas. If you have any questions, be sure to reach out to a member of our team. We will make sure that you have the ideal water heater for your needs.

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