Sweetwater Plumbing Blog : Archive for the ‘Plumbing’ Category

Do You Have a Leak in Your Home?

Monday, May 18th, 2020

leak-in-pipeWhether you are a new homeowner or a veteran, one of the worst things you might encounter is a leak in your home. Big or small, leaks aren’t a good thing. If you have a leak and it isn’t caught, it can lead to water damage and other big problems. It is easy to see that catching and addressing any leaks in your home as early as possible is definitely important.

That is easier said than done in most cases though. The thing with leaks is unless they are in the drain under your sink or coming from a faucet head, they are usually out of sight, at least until they cause damage and make you abundantly aware of their presence. Thankfully, there are some warning signs to watch for that will let you know that you may want to reach out for leak detection in the near future.

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Dealing With a Clogged Bathroom Drain

Monday, May 4th, 2020

drain-with-chain-plugStepping into your shower and finding that it to be partially filled with water already, even though the drain is un-plugged and it hasn’t been used since last night is a less than ideal situation, to say the least. The first reaction is going to be surprise and confusion, shortly followed by, most likely, a little bit of disgust because that pooling water has all the stuff you wanted to wash away!

After you step back out, change your plans for the day and rinse your feet off elsewhere, what is your next step? If it is to reach for a chemical drain cleaner, we urge you to reconsider. See, a clogged drain isn’t something that store-bought drain cleaner is going to fix in the long run, even if the packaging says it will. We can offer a long-term solution to your clogged bathroom drain.

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How Best to Handle Flooding and Water Damage

Monday, April 20th, 2020

leaking-pipeFor a state that doesn’t exactly see too much rain, flooding can be a pretty big issue for us. Every once in awhile, the rain comes in hard and we are left drenched and the areas around our homes are sometimes so oversaturated that they can’t handle all the water, leaving it to pour into our kitchens, living rooms, and garages.

Thankfully these incidents are fewer and further between than some of the other sources of home flooding that we encounter. We would like to touch on one in particular: floods caused by leaking pipes. We want to take a flood at this cause of home flooding because it is quite preventable, especially with our help.

For now though, if you are dealing with a flooded home, we want you to have the resources to help you deal with the situations.

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Why is My Water Meter Running?

Monday, April 6th, 2020

You have been enjoying the occasional sun and warmth that has been hitting California and doing some gardening. The last time you went out to do some watering in your garden though, you noticed that your water meter seemed to be even more eager to get things wet than you are. By this, we mean that even after your hose is turned off, your water meter is still happily running on its own.

It’s springtime so it isn’t really the season for spooky things, but if this occurrence seems concerning to you, you can rest assured that your reaction is appropriate. Why? Because a water meter that is running on its own is a sign that you have a problem with your plumbing in Ontario, CA and you should reach out to a team of professionals for assistance in getting the issue diagnosed and resolved.

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Reduce Your Water Use With These Tips

Monday, March 23rd, 2020

closeup-of-surface-of-waterWhen you live in California, the topic of water conservation comes up often. We live in a desert state after all. Did you know that there are more ways to conserve water than just shortening your showers though?

Water conservation and reducing your water use are important habits to have that offer benefits for both your bills and your plumbing in Montclair, CA. In an effort to help you out we have listed a few different tips for you that you can incorporate into your daily home life to help you use less water and save you some cash too.

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Can My Sewer Line Get Clogged?

Monday, February 24th, 2020

sewer-coverLet’s be honest for a moment here: clogs are a pain to deal with. They literally put a stop to operations around your home and often it takes extra time to deal with them properly. The worst is when nothing you are doing gets rid of them.

Thankful our team of emergency plumbers in Ontario, CA can handle even the worst clogs in your home. But we also like to make sure that our customers understand what is causing the problems so they can avoid them. While we are always available we know that having to call a plumber every month is less than ideal.

With that in mind we want to touch on the subject of clogs because the source of the problem isn’t always what, or rather where, you might think. Your clog may be deeper than you expect, all the way in your sewer line. And trust us when we say that a sewer line clog will not be phased by caustic drain cleaners.

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What To Do When You Have a Water-less Tap

Monday, February 10th, 2020

kitchen-sink-faucetThe dishes are piling up in the kitchen sink but not because no one has tried to take care of them. It is actually because the sink hasn’t been working–there’s no water! You’ve checked for a leak under the sink but you can’t seem to find anything. So what is causing the problem?

There could be a few different culprits giving you a problem with your taps. While some have a somewhat easy fix, there are others that will require services provided by plumbers in Ontario, CA.

Before you reach for the phone, let’s go over what might be hindering the water flow to and from your taps and how this can influence how you handle the issue.

 

Here are a small series of checks that you can do to figure out why you have a tap that isn’t working properly.

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New Year, New Pipes

Monday, January 13th, 2020

plumbing-toolsIt is a new year! 2020 is the year that many people are seeking to make the one that leaves them healthier and happier. We say right on! While we are on the subject of making improvements though, we would like to make a suggestion for a resolution that you might want to set for your home.

Specifically, we want to discuss adding the task of repiping your home to your “To-Do” list of 2020 goals. Yes, we know that might seem like a strange resolution, but it can truly improve your life in the long run. And your home will thank you for it, too.

You likely have questions and thankfully we have answers. If you want to find out what repiping is and when you should consider it for your home plumbing, read on.

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Give the Gift of Leak Detection…to Yourself!

Monday, December 30th, 2019

leaking-drain-pipeThe holidays are wrapping up but that doesn’t mean you can’t give yourself and your home a little something extra. We are talking about professional plumbing services of course. It is never too late (or early) in the year to schedule a leak detection appointment!

Leak detection is one great gift for multiple reasons. You are giving yourself the present of renewed peace of mind for one and the ability to address an issue before it gets worse for another. But perhaps you are wondering what leak detection is and why or when you might want to consider calling to schedule this service for your home.

Thankfully, we can answer those questions! After all, we are a team of qualified and trained plumbers in Ontario, CA who provide this service and others throughout Southern California.

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Tackling Water Damage: A 3-Step Guide

Monday, December 16th, 2019

home-floodingThe family is coming to your house for a holiday party this winter. There is a lot to do and prepare for and the last thing you’d want to be dealing with right now is warped flooring or peeling walls. And yet, that pesky pinhole leak certainly took a toll before you discovered it. Now, right around the holidays, you are faced with figuring out the best way to deal with some less-than-subtle water damage.

Thankfully, we can help you figure out how best to approach this situation and, even better, we can offer our services for water damage restoration in Ontario, CA when you are ready to make the call.

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