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

Common Signs of Poor Water Quality

Monday, April 22nd, 2019

sunny-plumber-vanThere are a few misconceptions that some homeowners share when it comes to their plumbing systems and the water that they deliver throughout their homes. The first is that only situations like leaks or a broken down water heater are “real” plumbing problems. Another is that the water coming from their taps is “good enough,” and that there is no real need or opportunity for improvement. We’re going to dispel both of these beliefs and misconceptions in today’s blog post.

First of all, there is almost always room for improvement when it comes to the water in almost all homes. Secondly, any problems with your water quality, no matter how “minor” you may think they are, are serious and call for professional attention. Don’t put up with subpar water quality any longer. We have some tips to help you spot the signs of poor water quality in your home, and we’re here to help you understand your options for improving that water quality, too.

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Why Is My Water Heater So Loud?

Monday, March 25th, 2019

sunny-plumber-doorwayWhen you run an appliance like a water heater, you probably expect a bit of operational noise to come with it. There is a big difference between normal, minimal operational noise and loud, alarming noises, though. Because a water heater is not likely to be installed right in your living space the way that, say,  a dishwasher may be, its sounds may not be quite as obvious. However, there are some sounds you should definitely watch (or listen!) out for.

A water heater may not operate silently, but you cannot afford to ignore those unusual sounds that can pop up from time to time.  They may indicate the need for professional water heater repair in Henderson. Here are a few examples of common water heater noises, and what they may mean. If you encounter these in your home, remember that our Sunny Plumbers are never more than a phone call away. We can get your system back on track promptly.

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Why Hard Water Is a Serious Problem

Monday, March 11th, 2019

logoIf you were to hear that there is something in your water just waiting to do serious harm to your health then, chances are, you would immediately start taking measures to protect yourself against that something. If you hear that there’s something in your water that isn’t really going to affect your health, but…well, you might start to fade out a little bit. Look, we really are not alarmists around here.

However, we also really need to stress the fact that, yes, hard water is something that you need to take seriously. It is not going to make you sick the way that water with biological pollutants or certain chemicals in it might. But, and this is a big one—hard water is going to have a negative effect on your plumbing system and, in many ways, your life affected by your plumbing system. But why be so vague? Let’s dive into the topic and discover some more!

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What Can Cause Plumbing Leaks?

Monday, February 25th, 2019

sunny-plumber-vanIf you clicked this blog open hoping to unlock answers about how you can completely avoid the risk of plumbing clogs in your home, then you are going to finish it feeling unfulfilled. Let’s put it this way. So long as you depend upon pipes and fixtures to distribute water throughout your home, as well as to remove waste and wastewater from it, there is a good chance that you are going to run into plumbing leaks at some point.

If and when you do, you’ll want a professional plumber in Paradise, NV, on the case immediately. Plumbing issues are not any minor inconvenience.  They can do real damage to your home, really fast. We strongly urge you to schedule repairs the moment that you suspect a broken pipe of any kind in your residence or on your property. So why bother familiarizing yourself with potential causes of plumbing leaks? Knowledge is a powerful tool in prevention!

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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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