Sweetwater Plumbing Blog: Archive for May, 2017

A Few Spring Checks for Your Plumbing

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

tulips-in-springPlumbing in Southern California has a major advantage over that in much of the rest of the country: no intense low temperatures during the winter! This means pipes aren’t in danger of freezing, leaving homes with seriously damaged plumbing systems when the spring weather starts. And without snowmelt, there’s less worrying about problems with sump pumps.

However, we still recommend you make a few checks of your home’s plumbing in Riverside, CA and elsewhere in So. Cal this spring. You may catch some issues, allowing you to have them repaired early by our professionals.

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Toilet Replacement: 4 Ways to Tell When It’s Time

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

toilet-with-button-flushA toilet that doesn’t work is one of the most unpleasant, and messiest, problems a home plumbing system can face. It pays to keep a close watch for signs your home’s toilet need repairs from licensed plumbers. Earlier in the year, we wrote a post of ways you can tell it’s time to contact our plumbers to fix your toilet before things go really bad.

In this post, we’re moving past repairs and into actually putting in a whole new toilet for the bathroom. At some point, it’s better to have an old, inefficient, and repair-prone toilet torn out and new one installed. We can help answer all your questions about bathroom plumbing in Santa Ana, CA or elsewhere in Southern California, from fast repairs to a toilet replacement.

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Water Stains on the Ceiling: What’s Going On?

Monday, May 8th, 2017

leak-in-pipeIt’s not always easy to know where something is amiss with your household plumbing system. Sure, when you suddenly have no water coming out of your taps or the toilet starts to overflow, you’ll be certain you have a problem. (Thankfully, you can reach us 24 hours a day for emergency plumbing service.) But leaks and corrosion in plumbing can often go undetected for weeks, months, or even years before people notice them—and by that time serious damage and massive water waste will already have occurred.

We’re going to take a look at one sign of plumbing trouble you might see in your house; it’s a common one, the stain on the ceiling. When you suspect it’s time for plumbing repairs in Pomona, CA, give us a holler and we’ll be there to help out.

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Let’s Talk a Bit More about Copper Piping and Why It’s Great

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

Last week we took you on a short tour of the materials modern plumbers use for piping. Steel and cast iron are gone, and now we use plastics and copper. In this post, we’re going to take a closer look at copper and why it’s used so often for commercial and residential plumbing—and many other uses. Basically, copper is great for many reasons!

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