Sweetwater Plumbing Blog

Reduce Your Water Use With These Tips

March 23rd, 2020

closeup-of-surface-of-waterWhen you live in California, the topic of water conservation comes up often. We live in a desert state after all. Did you know that there are more ways to conserve water than just shortening your showers though?

Water conservation and reducing your water use are important habits to have that offer benefits for both your bills and your plumbing in Montclair, CA. In an effort to help you out we have listed a few different tips for you that you can incorporate into your daily home life to help you use less water and save you some cash too.

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What To Do When You Have a Running Toilet

March 9th, 2020

toilet-with-button-flushIt’s the middle of the night and you wake up thinking that you are hearing things. After a couple minutes you realize that you are in fact hearing the sound of running water in your bathroom. You go to take a look and discover that the source of the noise is your toilet.

This whole incident seems very strange since you know that no one has used the toilet recently. So the question now is how and why is your toilet running on its own?

This is an event that we at Sweetwater Plumbing have gotten many calls about. That is why we want to give you some information on the “how” and “why” behind a toilet that seems to be running with a mind of its own. Because the truth is, your toilet is trying to tell you there is a problem

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Can My Sewer Line Get Clogged?

February 24th, 2020

sewer-coverLet’s be honest for a moment here: clogs are a pain to deal with. They literally put a stop to operations around your home and often it takes extra time to deal with them properly. The worst is when nothing you are doing gets rid of them.

Thankful our team of emergency plumbers in Ontario, CA can handle even the worst clogs in your home. But we also like to make sure that our customers understand what is causing the problems so they can avoid them. While we are always available we know that having to call a plumber every month is less than ideal.

With that in mind we want to touch on the subject of clogs because the source of the problem isn’t always what, or rather where, you might think. Your clog may be deeper than you expect, all the way in your sewer line. And trust us when we say that a sewer line clog will not be phased by caustic drain cleaners.

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What To Do When You Have a Water-less Tap

February 10th, 2020

kitchen-sink-faucetThe dishes are piling up in the kitchen sink but not because no one has tried to take care of them. It is actually because the sink hasn’t been working–there’s no water! You’ve checked for a leak under the sink but you can’t seem to find anything. So what is causing the problem?

There could be a few different culprits giving you a problem with your taps. While some have a somewhat easy fix, there are others that will require services provided by plumbers in Ontario, CA.

Before you reach for the phone, let’s go over what might be hindering the water flow to and from your taps and how this can influence how you handle the issue.

 

Here are a small series of checks that you can do to figure out why you have a tap that isn’t working properly.

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What You Should Know About Tankless Water Heaters

January 27th, 2020

tankless-water-heaterWhen you are considering a water heating system, you should probably know the full scope of what your options are. For example, did you know that you aren’t just limited to the standard tank water heater?

We have encountered far too many people who weren’t informed about tankless water heaters and their benefits. Its a shame too because we think these systems are pretty great. From efficiency to how much they can save and how well they heat, tankless water heaters can make for a great addition to someone’s home.

Like we said we want people to have all the information possible about tankless water heaters so we have provided some information for you below to read through. And, once you have learned a bit more about these wonderful units, if you want to look into water heater installation in Ontario, CA, give us a call!

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New Year, New Pipes

January 13th, 2020

plumbing-toolsIt is a new year! 2020 is the year that many people are seeking to make the one that leaves them healthier and happier. We say right on! While we are on the subject of making improvements though, we would like to make a suggestion for a resolution that you might want to set for your home.

Specifically, we want to discuss adding the task of repiping your home to your “To-Do” list of 2020 goals. Yes, we know that might seem like a strange resolution, but it can truly improve your life in the long run. And your home will thank you for it, too.

You likely have questions and thankfully we have answers. If you want to find out what repiping is and when you should consider it for your home plumbing, read on.

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Give the Gift of Leak Detection…to Yourself!

December 30th, 2019

leaking-drain-pipeThe holidays are wrapping up but that doesn’t mean you can’t give yourself and your home a little something extra. We are talking about professional plumbing services of course. It is never too late (or early) in the year to schedule a leak detection appointment!

Leak detection is one great gift for multiple reasons. You are giving yourself the present of renewed peace of mind for one and the ability to address an issue before it gets worse for another. But perhaps you are wondering what leak detection is and why or when you might want to consider calling to schedule this service for your home.

Thankfully, we can answer those questions! After all, we are a team of qualified and trained plumbers in Ontario, CA who provide this service and others throughout Southern California.

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Tackling Water Damage: A 3-Step Guide

December 16th, 2019

home-floodingThe family is coming to your house for a holiday party this winter. There is a lot to do and prepare for and the last thing you’d want to be dealing with right now is warped flooring or peeling walls. And yet, that pesky pinhole leak certainly took a toll before you discovered it. Now, right around the holidays, you are faced with figuring out the best way to deal with some less-than-subtle water damage.

Thankfully, we can help you figure out how best to approach this situation and, even better, we can offer our services for water damage restoration in Ontario, CA when you are ready to make the call.

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3 Must-Have Plumbing Services Post-Holiday

December 2nd, 2019

water-from-kitchen-sink

You did it; you survived hosting Thanksgiving dinner! Even if it was a simple affair among a few friends, hosting this even can be quite taxing on you…and on your plumbing. Your plumbing goes through a lot at the end of November, but you made it through the big day so things are probably fine right?

In actuality, after an event like Thanksgiving, there is a much higher risk of plumbing issues popping up. That is why it is always a good idea to schedule a visit from a plumber to check on just how well your home plumbing is doing.

We want to make things a little easier on you by telling you three of the best plumbing services you can opt for after the holiday that will benefit you the most to wrap up the year and start the next one off right.

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Is It Time for a New Water Heater?

November 18th, 2019

water-is-too-coldWe know you have plenty to do to prepare for the fast-approaching holiday season. We aren’t here to add to your already full plate. However, we do want to pose a question in order to help you tackle a task that you might not realize needs doing.

Is your water heater going to make it through the holidays?

If you hesitate when you answer that question, you may want to consider looking into finding a replacement sooner than later. When it comes to water heaters in Ontario, CA, we know every drop that you use counts, so having an ineffective system is never good. If you need a replacement, you may want to reach out to a professional for assistance with everything from selection to installation.

But first, let’s discuss how you can be sure that you need a new water heater.

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