Sweetwater Plumbing Blog: Archive for January, 2017

Answering Some Common Questions about Commercial Grease Traps

Monday, January 30th, 2017

commercial-pipe-connectionThere are many important plumbing jobs that our licensed and trained plumbers tackle for our commercial clients. One of them is working with commercial grease traps in Fullerton, CA and other parts of Southern California.

We often receive questions regarding grease traps and if/why they are necessary. We’ll answer a few of the more common queries below. If you have other questions, our helpful staff is always ready to provide answers and schedule the service your business needs.

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How to Tell Your Toilet Needs Professional Plumbing Repairs

Monday, January 16th, 2017

What is the most essential piece of plumbing in your house for day-to-day living? There isn’t a single right answer… but if your first thought was “the toilet,” then you definitely understand you can’t afford to have this part of the plumbing system fail on you.

Not only is the toilet essential for daily life, it’s also the biggest consumer of fresh water in a home. Around 40% of indoor fresh water goes to the toilet flushes. So if the toilet is in need of repair work, it’s not only creating a huge inconvenience, it can also be a tremendous waste of water.

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Ways to Know That You Have a Hidden Plumbing Leak

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

One of the important services that we provide for homeowners is leak detection. Since much of the plumbing in a house remains hidden from site in ceilings and walls, it’s difficult to even know that leaks are occurring, much less where the offending pipes are located.

However, this leads to an obvious question: if you don’t know that leaks are happening, how will you know you need professionals leak detection?

There are a number of signs, some of which are subtle, that will warn you that there are pipes leaking somewhere in your house. If you notice one or more of these leak indications, contact our plumbers. They’ll handle finding the leak and then how to fix it.

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Are Tankless Water Heaters always Better Choices Than Tank Water Heaters?

Monday, January 9th, 2017

We often recommend that homeowners look into the installation of a tankless water heater when it’s time to replace an aging water heating system. Switching from the conventional storage tank model that so many homes have to a system that heats up water on demand without storing it offers many benefits: reduced energy costs, no water supply that can run out, long lifespan, and smaller size.

But this doesn’t necessarily mean that a tankless water heater is always the top choice for a home. In certain situations, staying with a tank water heater is the better choice for a replacement.

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The Common Causes of Drain Stoppage

Monday, January 2nd, 2017

One of the important jobs that we offer for both our residential and commercial clients is drain cleaning. Just last week we wrote about how preventive drain cleaning is an excellent way to start off the New Year for your plumbing. It keeps away clogs and gives the drains the best opportunity for a trouble-free year.

Nothing can stop all clogs, however. Sometimes you may need to call us for emergency plumbing services to clean out a drain. That’s no problem: we’re always open for business, always ready to assist.

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