Sweetwater Plumbing Blog: Archive for the ‘Plumbing’ Category

Why Chemical Cleaners Aren’t a Substitute for Professional Drain Unclogging

Monday, January 23rd, 2023
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Ever see a commercial for a popular chemical cleaner where they make it look like the end-all solution to your drain’s problems? They pitch a convincing show, but there’s so much that every homeowner should know about chemical cleaners.

If you have a clogged drain in Ontario, CA, the promise of an $8 purchase from your local shop is definitely more attractive than spending money on a professional to come out to your home and unclog your drain.

As most of us know, cheaper rarely means better. We’re going to break down the three main reasons that you shouldn’t use chemical cleaners in your drains.

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How to Improve Your Home’s Water Efficiency Fast

Monday, January 9th, 2023
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We could all stand to save more water. While it’s excellent for the planet, it can also be a blessing for your wallet. If you want to save money on your water bill month-to-month and start as quickly as possible, there are a few things you can do.

There’s a lot that you can do, but there’s no replacement for plumbing service in Ontario, CA carried out by a professional plumber. Some of these options are more involved than others, so it’s important to weigh your comfort with each method against hiring a professional. Let’s get into the list.

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The Best Approach To Dealing With a Drain Clog

Monday, December 12th, 2022
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You’re standing in the shower, you’re singing a sweet tune, and then you feel water pooling around your ankles. Lo and behold, your shower is clogged again. Enough is enough: it’s time to do something about it, so let’s start with some DIY solutions.

But we have to warn you that DIY solutions aren’t the best fixes for a clogged drain in Riverside, CA. At best, they’re a short-term band-aid solution that will result in requiring professional services. In the meantime, let’s at least help you with a temporary solution.

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The Benefits of Leak Detection

Monday, November 28th, 2022
Homeowner detecting a leak under the sink.

A leaky faucet doesn’t sound like a big deal, but did you know it can cost you hundreds of gallons of water per year? If a faucet can cost you that much water and money, imagine what other leaks in your home can do.

The pipes in your home are susceptible to damage over time, resulting in leaks that wash your money down the drain. It’s time to fight back. Let’s learn about leak detection in Montclair, CA and see if you need to schedule a specialist to come out to your home.

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How to Tell Your Toilet Needs Service

Monday, October 3rd, 2022
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The use and function of the toilet in your home isn’t going to think about often. However, if something goes wrong with your toilet, this plumbing appliance is going to immediately jump to the front of your mind.

We’d say that prevention is going to always be better than waiting for your toiler to completely stop functioning. But it may not always be obvious if and when your toilet needs professional plumbing service in Ontario, CA. Our team can provide you with the information to figure out if your toiler needs service so you can call for service before a breakdown or a flooded floor.

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3 Reasons to Treat Leaks Seriously

Monday, September 19th, 2022
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Not every leak is going to produce a spray of water that douses an entire wall and soaks it through. With that said though, this doesn’t mean that you are going to want to leave a leak untouched for an extended period of time. What’s more, you want to find a suspected leak ASAP too.

If you aren’t able to address a leaking pipe early on, it is going to rapidly cause problems for your home. But how bad are those issues likely to be really? We can explain this and more below.

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How to Reduce the Chances of Drain Damage

Monday, September 5th, 2022
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Imagine having to be without the use of your drainage system for a day or, worse, for a week. Imagining this situation probably has you researching hotels to stay at. The reality is that losing the reliability of your drain pipes for an extended period really means that you can’t use any aspect of your plumbing system until the issue is resolved.

That’s where our team comes in. You can reach out to us if and when you recognize something is wrong with your drains. Our experts will arrive with the knowledge needed to diagnose and solve the problem.

We don’t stop there though. Let’s work together to figure out how to keep these problems to a minimum!

Read on to discover how to keep your drains healthier for longer periods of time. And just keep our info handy for the day when you do need a prompt drain repair in Montclair, CA.

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3 Indicators of a Slab Leak

Monday, July 25th, 2022
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Calfornia is in its seemingly endless drought. This is nothing necessarily new for us. However, it is good to remember that we need to do everything we can to use less water. And using less also means wasting less too.

We know that very few people try to waste water around here. However, your household might be letting water go to waste right now without you even knowing it. How? Through a leak! Unseen leaks are some of the biggest water wasters ever, losing hundreds of gallons a day.

A slab leak is especially tricky because it is one of the hardest leaks to detect. This makes it one of the worst kinds of leaks too because it often wastes water for months before it is detected.

Are you wondering if you may have a slab leak? Watch out for these 3 indicators that you have a slab leak under your home so you can call an expert plumber in Santa Ana to get it located and fixed fast.

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6 Water Saving Tips To Consider This Summer

Monday, June 27th, 2022
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California is knee-deep in another drought season which means it is all hands on deck to reduce water use. We know that most people have become pros at minimizing their water use. But is there more that we can do? There might be!

We are locals too which means we are on board with reducing water use. To help, we’ve compiled a list of things that you may not have thought of to help lower your water use.

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Stopped Toilet? Call For Emergency Plumbing

Monday, June 13th, 2022
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Your toilet is going to be pretty vital to your day-to-day life. Most of us don’t exactly have the option to set up an outhouse in the backyard. Imagine having to walk or drive several minutes to get to the nearest toilet if yours going out of order. It certainly wouldn’t be comfortable let alone convenient.

If you have a toilet that is malfunctioning, it is worth a call to our experts for 24-hour plumbing in Ontario, CA. Believe it or not, being without access to a viable toilet system is actually considered an emergency! We’ll walk you through the steps of what you need to know.

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