Sweetwater Plumbing Blog : Archive for the ‘Plumbing’ Category

How to Tell It’s Time to Replace a Bathroom Toilet

Monday, December 3rd, 2018

toilet-with-button-flushThere is no such thing as “the last pair of shoes you’ll ever need to buy.” Nothing that receives use is durable enough to last forever—and this absolutely includes the major plumbing fixtures in your home.

Which brings us to the bathroom toilet. One of the most important functional items in a home, and one people often assume will just last for as long as they live in their house. But a toilet will wear down, develop numerous problems, waste water, and eventually need to be replaced. We’d like to help you to identify when your bathroom needs a new toilet. To get this job done, or any other plumbing in Riverside, CA you require, call us: we’re open all day, every day!

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The Running Toilet: Here’s What You Need to Know

Monday, October 22nd, 2018

toilet-plumbing-concerned-womanAfter a bathroom toilet is flushed, it should make a sound of running water for about a minute and then go quiet. This is the toilet refilling both the bowl and the tank with water brought in through the feed line from the wall. However, if the sound of running water continues, it’s a problem known as a running toilet. People sometimes ignore this sound, or don’t actually pay attention to it in the first place, and let it continue on without taking any steps to correct it.

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Why You’re Experiencing Low Water Pressure in Your Home

Monday, October 8th, 2018

showerhead-dripping-close-upWhen you turn on a tap in your home, such as a sink faucet or a showerhead, you have an expectation of the force of the water. If that force is weaker than anticipated, you’re experiencing issues with water pressure.

The first thing you should do if you notice low water pressure from a tap is to test other taps in the house. If only one tap is experiencing the problem, then it’s an individual problem. We recommend checking on the aerator on the faucet (if there is one) to see if it’s filled with silt. This is a common reason for a drop in pressure from a single faucet.

What if the water pressure drop is occurring throughout the house? What’s wrong, and do you need to call a plumber in Riverside, CA to fix it? We’ll take a look at the most frequent causes of a decline in household plumbing water pressure.

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Sewer Lines Can Be Repaired and Replaced Without (Much) Digging

Monday, September 24th, 2018

backhoe-of-construction-equipmentWhether you own a home or a business, the sewer line is in the same place: down in the ground, out of sight (and smell). Just where you want it. But this does create a if the pipe develops leaks, decays from corrosion, snaps because of an earth tremor, or becomes blocked by tree roots. How can plumbers fix a pipe buried a few feet down in the ground?

The obvious answer: they dig. And for decades this was the standard approach for sewer line repair and replacement. Plumbing contractors used powerful digging equipment to open a trench to access the line. This could mean ripping up a parking lot or shredding a bed of prize-winning rhododendrons. Not a good time for anybody!

However, this Big Shovel approach is no longer the only method to repair or replace a damaged sewer line. Our plumbers use trenchless technology in Riverside, CA to do the job with little to no digging.

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Here Are Warnings You’re About to Have Drain Problems

Monday, September 10th, 2018

plumber-under-sinkA clogged drain in your home—now that’s no fun. Sometimes you can clear out a clog using a handy sink or toilet plunger. Other times a basic hand-cranked drain snake can take care of it. (Never use chemical drain cleaners; they can damage drainpipes.) However, if neither of these solutions solves the stopped up drain, or the clog continues to come back, call for Santa Ana, CA drain cleaning with our plumbers and we’ll see you have your drains restored.

But we’d like to give you some help before­ you start to have drain problems in your home. A minor clog can sneak up on you, but bigger drainage concerns—the kind requiring help from professional plumbers—often provide you with warning signs. Here are a few to look for so you know to call for drain cleaning in time to stop major troubles.

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Plumbing Emergency! Here Are the 6 Most Common

Monday, August 27th, 2018

scared-womanWe won’t say that we “live” for plumbing emergencies, since that sounds too much like we hope people experience plumbing fiascoes. But taking care of these emergencies is a vital part of a professional plumber’s job: being ready to come to customers’ rescue and fix their plumbing, no matter what’s wrong, no matter when. It’s why we’re “Always Open for Business!”

Over our many years of service to Southern California, we’ve responded to every kind of plumbing emergency possible, both for commercial and residential buildings. Below is a list of 6 of the most common plumbing problems people call us to fix in a hurry. If you run into one, don’t hesitate to call for a pro plumber in Corona, CA.

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A Closer Look at Plastic Plumbing Pipes

Monday, August 13th, 2018

pcv-pipes-plumbingModern plumbing systems, whether in homes or commercial/industrial buildings, make extensive use of plastic pipes along with metal pipes (usually copper). The most common of these pipes, PVC, which we’ll get into in greater depth below, was invented more than a hundred years ago and by the 1950s was established as a major part of the construction industry. It wasn’t until 1970 that PVC and other plastic pipes started to replace metal pipes in many plumbing systems. Now there is a variety of different kinds of plastic pipes in use in homes and commercial facilities. Below is a list of the types of plastic that our plumbers use for different repiping and new plumbing work throughout Southern California.

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Here Are the Best Tools for Professional Leak Detection

Monday, July 16th, 2018

leak-in-pipeProfessional plumbers are invaluable when it comes to most plumbing services, from something as basic as unclogging a drain to complex jobs involving new construction plumbing installation. One of the most important jobs a professional plumber offers is leak detection. Leaks are common in homes and commercial buildings and they’re difficult to spot most of the time. To find leaks and then be able to repair them, professional plumbers use a variety of special tools. Below are some of the leak detection equipment that our plumbers use on the job.

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The Major Warning Signs You’ve Got a Slab Leak

Monday, July 2nd, 2018

finger-plugging-leakSlab leaks are bad news for a home—they’re one of the most destructive types of plumbing problems, leading to a huge waste of water, flooding in the lowest parts of the building, and health problems from mold growth. But if you catch signs of a slab leak early enough, you can have our expert plumbers on the job to fix it. The sooner we can stop the leak, the easier the work and the less it will cost. Best of all, you won’t have water seeping up into your home through the floorboards!

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The Basics About Sink Plumbing

Monday, June 4th, 2018
water-from-kitchen-sink

Pouring water in the kitchen

Working on sink plumbing is one of the standard and everyday parts of our job as professional plumbers. It’s also one of the more complex parts. Homeowners often assume they can take care of the majority problems they may encounter with their sink plumbing. This may be true for a job like cleaning out the aerator in the faucet of getting rid of a simple clog using a plunger. But working with the plumbing beneath the sink, as well as large jobs above the sink, needs the assistance of a professional.

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