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

What Causes Slab Leaks?

Monday, August 23rd, 2021

sunny-plumbersOne of the trickiest plumbing problems to deal with in a house is the slab leak. This is a leak that occurs in the hot or cold water lines buried in the concrete foundation of a house, although it can also refer to any leak in a pipe located in hardscaping. Because these leaks are hard to detect at first, they can create significant damage and water waste before they are repaired. Slab leaks require expert plumbers with the best tools to access them and fix them correctly.

You might wonder how pipes buried down in concrete can develop leaks. Don’t they have the best possible protection against damage? No, not exactly. There are several specific issues that can lead to slab leaks. We’ll look at the most common of them below.

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Is Your Home’s Water Pressure Too High?

Monday, July 26th, 2021

sunny-plumbersA problem homes often run into with their plumbing is low water pressure. It’s a nuisance, and if it isn’t coming from a municipal source, it’s something you’ll need to have professional plumbers diagnose and then resolve.

What about the opposite situation? Yes, water pressure can be too high in a house. If you think this sounds like it’s better than low water pressure, we can tell you for a fact it isn’t. High water pressure in your household plumbing (over 80 psi) is harmful for your plumbing system and leads to numerous problems. In fact, several of these problems are ways you can detect you’ve got water pressure that’s too high. Below we’ll look into ways you can determine if your home needs help with high water pressure.

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Your Holiday Plumbing Guide

Monday, December 14th, 2020

sunny-plumbersThis has been a strange year for everyone, with added stress in a lot of areas. The last thing that you want is for your plumbing system to create more stress in your life. That is why we want to present you with a very simple guide to help you avoid such stress. If you’re safely hosting guests this holiday season, or if you’re just doing a lot more cooking and cleaning than usual for your own family, then this one’s for you!

Before we get into the meat of the post, though, we just want to remind you that The Sunny Plumber Las Vegas is here to help. Even the most careful of homeowners are going to wind up with plumbing problems every now and then. The key to dealing with them successfully is to schedule service immediately.  If you have any reason at all to suspect that you need plumbing services in Las Vegas, contact a member of our team right away.

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3 Common Shower Plumbing Problems

Monday, September 7th, 2020

sunny-techniciansThe shower in your home sees a lot of use. Whether you’ve got a big family lining up for hot showers in the morning, or you’re living alone and showering once a day after work, you need this fixture to be there for you. While we’d love to give you some tips for avoiding shower problems entirely, this really just is not feasible. At some point, everyone encounters shower plumbing problems in Las Vegas, NV.

The key to dealing with any shower plumbing problems is to recognize them as soon as possible and to understand what it is that you’re dealing with. Does this mean that you should try and resolve them on your own? No. Most plumbing problems will require professional intervention. At least, if you want them resolved for the long run. Let us know if you run into any of these problems with your shower plumbing.

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3 Common Toilet Problems (and What to Do About Them)

Monday, July 27th, 2020

logoThere are a lot of pipes and fixtures in your plumbing system that you don’t directly interact with. And then there is your toilet. Your toilet is a part of your day to day life. The idea of living without a working toilet in your home is unthinkable.

So why would you ever ignore signs of trouble with your toilet?

Today we are going to look at 3 common toilet problems, what you might do about them—and when to call in the pros. Not all toilet issues are very serious, but there are many that do require the work of a professional plumber. And when you need a professional plumber, you need a Sunny Plumber!

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Why Slab Leaks Are So Serious

Monday, June 15th, 2020

sunny-plumber-doorwayWe really cannot stress this enough. Any leak in your plumbing system needs to be taken seriously. Is every leak technically an emergency? No, of course not. If you were to call us up at 2am and request emergency plumbing services because your kitchen faucet was dripping, we’d probably question your decision making. We’d do the same if you just ignored that dripping faucet once regular business hours resumed, though, because small or not—leaks are serious business!

Even we will concede that some leaks are more important than others, though. And in the pantheon of plumbing leaks, the slab leak is definitely one of the most serious of all! If you encounter a slab leak in Las Vegas, then you need to contact us right away. Not sure what a slab leak is, or what makes it so serious? Well, you’re not alone. Read this post, learn about the warning signs of a slab leak, and get a Sunny Plumber on the case fast if you suspect one in your home.

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Why Is My Water Bill So High?

Monday, June 1st, 2020

logoYou never want to experience sticker shock, whether after a nice meal or after purchasing a new vehicle that came in at a higher price than you expected. If there’s anything worse than that type of sticker shock, though, it’s one that just keeps coming! If you find yourself cringing each and every time your water bill arrives in the mail, then something is wrong. No, water isn’t going to come into your home for free if your getting it from a public supply.

Still, that does not mean that you should be willing to pay an excessive price tag for the water that you use. If your water bill is consistently too high, then there is almost certainly something wrong causing those high bills. This does not necessarily mean that you have a plumbing issue in need of repair, mind you. More on that below. However, it is definitely possible that you require professional plumbing repairs in Las Vegas

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The Scoop on Copper Pinhole Leaks

Monday, April 6th, 2020

sunny-plumber-doorwayWhen it comes to plumbing systems, there is a lot of misinformation and wrongly held beliefs out there. This is partly why it is so important that you work with trained, trustworthy professionals. They don’t come any more trustworthy than a Sunny Plumber! That’s the good news. The bad news is that, in order to keep people like you informed, we sometimes have to burst a bubble or two. In this case, it’s the belief that copper pipes last forever.

Yes, it is true that copper pipes can last a very long time. There is a reason why they are so popular in both residential and commercial applications. Even copper pipes have their limitations, though. It is entirely possible that your copper pipes will begin to leak at some point. When they do, it is very possible that those leaks will be of the pinhole variety. Today we are going to take a look at the causes of these leaks.

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Help Us Help You: Spotting Leaks

Monday, March 9th, 2020

sunny-plumber-doorwayYou are never going to avoid each and every plumbing problem that could possibly develop with your system. It’s just not possible. That doesn’t mean that you should just throw your hands up and accept the fact that there is a plumbing emergency always looming off in the distance, though. You can still help to mitigate any damage and headaches resulting from the plumbing problems that you will eventually face. How? By giving us an early heads up to problems.

That begs the question of how you can do that, of course. The good news is that we’re going to tell you how, today! Because the most common plumbing problems that homeowners encounter is leaky pipes, we’re going to focus on this in today’s post. Specifically, we are going to focus on how you can recognize these problems early on so that you can intervene before damage is extensive. Always schedule plumbing repairs in Las Vegas promptly.

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Plumbing Problems Often Surface in the Bathroom

Monday, January 13th, 2020

sunny-plumber-doorwayThere are 2 typical areas of the home in which plumbing problems often surface. This should not come as much surprise. We are talking about the bathroom and the kitchen. If you were to tell us that you’d expect the living room or bedroom to be more likely, then we’d honestly love to have a look at your home’s blueprints. We want to stress today that the fact that a problem surfaces in the bathroom, however, doesn’t mean it’s limited to that space.

There are a  lot of different problems that may develop with your bathroom plumbing in Las Vegas. And, yes, many of those problems may well stay localized to that area. Some of those problems,  though, may prove to be symptoms of larger problems deeper in the system. This is just one of the reasons why we like to remind homeowners that there really is no such thing as a plumbing problem minor enough to ignore.

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