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

Plumbing Tip: DIY Projects Are Few and Far Between

Monday, January 28th, 2019

 

sunny-plumber-doorwayWe all know that homeowner. The one that is always telling you how you should handle problems in your home. The one that’s always breaking out the toolbox when he or she should be scheduling professional services. The one that winds up scheduling those professional services anyway when something goes awry.

Yeah. That homeowner. Don’t be that homeowner.

Our Sunny Plumbers are here to help you if and when you need professional plumbing services. And, chances are, that need is more prevalent than you may realize. Yes, there are some plumbing projects that you can handle on your own. However, there are also a lot that you may think are DIY appropriate, but which benefit greatly from a professional touch. And then, there are those issues that you should never attempt to resolve on your own, regardless of what that neighbor says. So let’s take a look at some common signs that it’s time for professional plumbing services in Las Vegas.

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Troubleshooting Your Garbage Disposal

Monday, January 14th, 2019

logoAs far as major plumbing jobs go, installing a garbage disposal is a pretty simple undertaking. Just because it is not a “major” job does not mean that you should not schedule this service with a trained professional, though, so be sure to let The Sunny Plumber Las Vegas know if you’re ready to have one installed. That being said, there are a few ways in which you may want to troubleshoot your garbage disposal in Las Vegas—and a few to avoid entirely!

If your garbage disposal is not working properly, it is not exactly an emergency. This is a convenient amenity in our homes, but it’s not necessarily integral to daily life. Of course, a lot of amenities aren’t. That doesn’t mean that you want to go without them, though. So here are a few tips for troubleshooting your garbage disposal, as well as a few things not to do. Let a member of our team know if you have any further questions or need to schedule service.

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Help! My Water Pressure Is Low!

Monday, January 7th, 2019

sunny-plumber-vanAhh, you get home on another hot afternoon, ready to jump into an invigorating shower. You have your setup ready to go, you warm up the stream—and notice that the water pressure is nowhere near where it is supposed to be. But hey, it’s not like it’s down to a tiny trickle so no big deal, right?

Wrong.

If your water pressure has dropped significantly, whether at one fixture in your home or throughout the whole house, then you need to contact a member of our team right away. The longer that you wait, the worse off your system and your property are likely to be. We get it. Plumbing repairs in Las Vegas are not your preferred way to spend your money. That does not change the fact, however, that you need your system to be working properly at all times. When you leave your plumbing repairs to us,  you’ll have no doubt about it.

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I Need an Anode Rod? What’s an Anode Rod?

Monday, December 17th, 2018

logoSome systems and appliances in your home are going to get a lot of your attention. We live in a very hot area for most of the year, for instance, so your AC is hopefully very well-maintained. You change your air filter regularly, or at least you should. Other appliances that are just as important, however, may not get quite the same level of attention. This is commonly the case with water heaters in Las Vegas. And it’s a big problem.

If you had your water heater installed and you don’t really think about it at all anymore, then you may really be rolling the dice in terms of your anode rod and its overall condition. If you’re asking yourself what an anode rod even is, then it is probably time to take a step back and,  well,  read the following blog! An anode rod is a very important component in any tank-style water heater, and you cannot overlook yours!

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Drain Clogs: The Usual Suspects

Monday, December 3rd, 2018

sunny-techniciansWhen you have a very busy schedule to accommodate, it is easy to let things slip through the cracks. Particularly in those instances when you make the concession that “good enough” is actually good enough. When it comes to your plumbing system, however, you deserve a lot more than that. Add to that the fact that ignoring warning signs of trouble will only lead to further problems, and it becomes very clear very fast just why this should be such a priority.

So, slow-moving drains may not seem like a major issue, but give it some time and they will. Scheduling prompt drain cleaning in Las Vegas with The Sunny Plumber Las Vegas will help you to keep the problem under control. Do you know what is even better than resolving a problem promptly, though? Avoiding it entirely in the first place! That’s why we’ll look at some of the usual suspects of clogged drains in today’s post. Once we’ve done so, you’ll know what to avoid.

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Do I Really Need a Sump Pump?

Monday, November 19th, 2018

sunny-techniciansThat depends on how much of a rush you get from taking risks, we suppose. If you ask us, however, it is always best to play it safe when it comes to your property and to your plumbing system. That is why we say that it is imperative to have a sump pump in Las Vegas. No, sump pumps are not just for those areas where heavy snowfall means rapidly melting snow or where tropical, seasonal storms are the norm.

Flooding can occur for a number of reasons, sometimes due to problems with your plumbing system itself. If a pipe bursts in your home, or if a there is an issue with the water main that results in flooding in your neighborhood, you are going to wish that you had prepared if you decided against the need for a sump pump. When you let The Sunny Plumber Las Vegas handle your sump pump services, you can count on protecting your home and your property in such situations.

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Why Schedule Video Pipe Inspection?

Monday, October 8th, 2018

logoThere was a time when doing work of any kind on one’s plumbing system was really a pretty big undertaking. Don’t get us wrong, plumbing systems are as expansive and complex as ever—more so, even. And there are plenty of major jobs that any plumbing system may require. However, because of modern technology, there are better ways to go about doing such jobs than there were even a decade or two ago. That’s not much time in the long run.

One of the best tools/services that we have to offer is video pipe inspection in Las Vegas, NV. You may be wondering why you’d ever want to take such a close look at your pipes. It’s not exactly a great photo opportunity, after all. Well, this is one service that is purely about function. Specifically, video camera pipe inspection equipment performs the function of allowing us to see within your pipes themselves! This is a huge benefit you’ll enjoy when working with The Sunny Plumber Las Vegas.

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Why Schedule a Water Heater Replacement?

Monday, September 10th, 2018

sunny-plumber-doorwayOn the scale of very exciting to “oh man, do I have to?”, replacing your water heater probably lands down toward the latter. Look, nobody is going to suggest that replacing your air conditioning system is the most exciting way in which to spend your hard-earned money. That being said, it is still something that you’ll have to do eventually. If and when you do, you want to be sure that you are working with skilled, experienced professionals that will get the job done right.

That’s why you want The Sunny Plumber Las Vegas to handle your water heater replacement in Las Vegas, NV.

However, you really shouldn’t wait until you have no hot water—or a basement full of it!—before you schedule your water heater replacement. Instead, contact the professional water heater technicians on our team if you find yourself in any of the situations below. Hot water may be a normal part of everyday life in this modern age, but that doesn’t mean it is a luxury you can afford to take for granted!

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Tips for Protecting Kitchen Plumbing

Monday, August 27th, 2018

sunny-plumber-vanWhile the bathroom may be the single room in home that is most closely associated with plumbing, the kitchen in those homes is at least a very close second place. Why? Well, the bathroom aside, the kitchen is certainly the area in your home where you have the most direct interaction with your plumbing system. There is the sink, of course, but there is also the garbage disposal, the dishwasher, and so on. With so much plumbing comes the risk of plumbing problems.

We certainly are not going to contend that there is a way in which to completely eliminate the risk of problems developing with your kitchen plumbing in Las Vegas. That being said, we can definitely give you some tips to help keep those problems at bay! While there is no way in which to completely avoid them, that doesn’t change the fact that many kitchen plumbing issues stem from problems that could have easily been avoided with a bit more diligence.

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Using Natural Gas Safely

Monday, August 13th, 2018

logoWe may not need to run our heating systems all that much in this part of the country, certainly not the way that they have to run them in the Northeast, but that does not mean that we don’t have a  lot of use for natural gas around here. From outdoor fire pits and grills to water heaters and ovens/ranges, there are plenty of opportunities for making use of this outstanding resource. Of course, you need to make use of it safely.

This is not to say that natural gas is any more dangerous than other fuel sources, mind you. After all, any combustible fuel does carry with it an inherent amount of risk in its use. Working with professionals and using that fuel appropriately, however, will really help to mitigate any risks that there may be. Today, we have some tips that will help you to use natural gas safely. Remember to leave your gas piping services to the pros here at The Sunny Plumber Las Vegas.

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