Sweetwater Plumbing Blog: Archive for the ‘Drain and Sewer’ Category

3 Solutions For a Clogged Drain

Monday, August 22nd, 2022

You are trying to wash the dishes and discover that the sink if filling up with water, rather than draining away. You might stop and pause your dishwashing chores for a while, waiting for the water to drain away. And in some cases, you may discover that the drain does its job while you’re away, albeit slowly. Or you might find that the water is still there an hour later.

Whether the drain clears the water slowly or not at all, the reality is that you have a clogged drain in San Bernardino, CA that needs to be dealt with. Thankfully, we have the solutions that will properly deal with the issue.

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4 Benefits of Drain Cleaning

Monday, August 8th, 2022
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Imagine if all of the drains in your home suddenly stopped. What would that do to your day-to-day tasks? You wouldn’t be able to get pretty much anything down that required the use of your home plumbing.

But clogs happen all the time. Maybe you are finding yourself thinking, “I can just dump some drain cleaning fluid down the sink and the problem is taken care of.” We are sorry to say this but that solution is temporary at best.

If you find yourself battling one or more drain clogs, you’ll need to get an appointment for drain cleaning in San Bernardino. Here’s what you need to know about the benefits of this service.

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3 Warning Signs You Have a Clog Building In Your Drains

Monday, July 11th, 2022
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You go to wash your hands and start dinner only to discover that the sink is holding onto wastewater a lot longer than expected. You run the garbage disposal but it doesn’t make any difference other than making a splash!

This is a situation that is a likely indicator of a drain clog. Even if your sink eventually drains, the cause of the problem hasn’t gone away. You’ve likely got a clog that is in the process of causing even more trouble down the line.

When you need help clearing a clogged drain, it is best to come to one of our professional plumbers rather than trying to fix things with a toxic, store-bought chemical drain cleaner. Here are some of the signs of trouble to watch for so that you know when to reach out to us.

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3 Ways to Handle a Clogged Drain

Monday, May 16th, 2022
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Have you ever experienced a situation when a drain clogged on you in the middle of a task? Maybe you were washing dishes or even preparing dinner and suddenly your kitchen sink stops draining. It’s a very inconvenient and unpleasant problem but thankfully a drain clog is something solvable.

Firstly, make sure that the problem isn’t due to food sitting in your garbage disposal. If running your garbage disposal doesn’t solve the issue, then it may mean you need to dig a little deeper to resolve things. We can help resolve any clogged drain in San Bernardino, CA. Read on to see what your options are to solve the problem and restore proper drainage again.

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What NOT To Put Down Your Drains

Monday, March 7th, 2022

cleaning-drain-illustrationWe all need a little guidance now and then. But when it comes to guides, thinking about what does and doesn’t go down your drainpipe isn’t usually what you are on the hunt for. It is likely different guides like how to make a certain recipe or a how-to for a DIY home project. However, knowing what not to put down a drain can save you a lot of time and trouble down the road.

We are all about making our clients’ lives simple and easy. That is why we’ve created this guide so you can do everything possible to keep your drains clear and minimize your encounters with clogs. Read on to learn what not to put down your drain to prevent clogs…and then what to do if clogs do form.

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Chemical Drain Cleaners Aren’t Your Friend

Monday, September 6th, 2021

bubbling-drainIt is one of the biggest annoyances that you can encounter. You are in the midst of making a meal and you notice that the kitchen sink starts to back up. Running the garbage disposal doesn’t help so it is time to take more effective measures. If your next step is to break out the chemical drain cleaner we’d like you to reconsider. This route is likely to leave you disappointed.

If you are struggling with stubborn clogs in the kitchen or in other drains in your home, there are better and more effective options than a chemical drain cleaner. Your best choice would be to reach out for a professional drain cleaning in Santa Ana provided by a trained plumber. Let us explain why.

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Hydro Jetting: What It Is and Why It Works

Monday, July 12th, 2021

blocked-pipe-woman-on-phoneThere is a clog hindering the drainage of wastewater in your home. You need something that will take care of that clog and get rid of it so you can go about your day. Here’s where we need you to pause though. If you were about to hunt down a chemical drain cleaner to address that clog, we want you to know there is a safer, more effective option available to you: hydro jetting.

Hydro jetting is one of the most effective ways to clear your drains of clog-causing debris. That said, this isn’t a solution that you should be attempting on your own. Hydro jetting involves the use of a powerful jet of water and, if it is done improperly, this can end up harming your pipes! When it comes to effectively handling clogged drains, you should always work with a professional plumber in Riverside, especially when it comes to using a hydro jet.

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The Flooded Bathroom: Emergency Steps!

Monday, July 29th, 2019

closeup-of-surface-of-waterWe’ve sometimes written about emergency plumbing situations and how to handle them, such as when a toilet starts to overflow. In this post, we’re going to address a broader situation, which is flooding in a bathroom, regardless of its source. Because of the large amount of plumbing pipes, drains, and fixtures in a bathroom, it’s the room in a home most likely to experience flooding from a plumbing accident. The flooding can be due to an overflowing toilet, or it might be a broken water supply line or someone who forgot to turn off the bath.

Whatever is the cause, here are the steps to take to mitigate the damage and prevent injuries:

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Getting Rid of Drain Flies (Because You Definitely Want To!)

Monday, March 11th, 2019

drain-and-spoonYou may have had this happen to you before in your home, or maybe it’s happening now: small flies buzzing around the drains in your kitchen or in your bathroom. Although these flies don’t bite, they’re definitely unpleasant to have around and don’t exactly contribute to the alluring beauty of the interior of a house.

These flies are often known as drain flies or sink flies. They don’t belong to any individual species, and there are over 2600 different species found around the world. Most are tiny, with slightly furry bodies that make them look something like moths. As we mentioned before, they don’t bite humans and aren’t known to carry harmful diseases. But you definitely want these pests out of your home. How do you do that?

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Thanksgiving Plumbing Precautions

Monday, November 19th, 2018

thanksgiving-cornucopiaAsk any plumber what the busiest day of the year is for their business, and you’ll hear the same answer: “The day after Thanksgiving.” While most people think of this day as “Black Friday,” when special sales bring holiday shoppers flooding through the doors, for plumbers this is “Grease Friday,” when homeowners are dealing with the consequences of kitchen plumbing that couldn’t handle the chores of Thursday night’s feasting.

Although we’re glad to have your business, we know you don’t want to spend part of your holiday weekend calling a plumber in Fontana, CA to fix clogged drains. We want to help you avoid this sort of trouble, and we have a few steps and precautions to follow that will help make this Thanksgiving as trouble-free as possible. (Sorry we can’t help you with great turkey-cooking tips!)

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