Sweetwater Plumbing Blog : Archive for the ‘Water Line’ Category

Do You Know Where the Water Main Shut-Off Valve Is?

Monday, September 23rd, 2019

house-floodingPlease don’t skip over this question! And be honest. If your first reaction is “My house has a water main shut-off valve?” or “What’s a shut-off valve?” then you need to read the rest of this post. If you do know about the shut-off valve, but never thought it was important to pinpoint its exact location, then you also need to read this post.

Afterward, make sure everyone in your household knows about the water main shut-off valve location. It can make the difference in a small plumbing mishap and a huge plumbing fiasco!

The shut-off valve controls the flow of water into your house from the municipal water supply. In case of a plumbing disaster threatening to flood parts of your home and cause water damage, you may need to manually shut off the water to the house. Once you’ve done this, you can call our plumbers to repair the problem. (We’re also water damage restoration professionals and can help if your home does suffer from damage.)

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Tree Roots and Your Water Line

Monday, October 17th, 2016

The water line is one of the essential parts of your home’s plumbing system. Without it, you don’t have freshwater coming in from the municipal system and to your faucets and appliances. Water lines are built to last for decades, but they’re still susceptible to damage from a number of sources. One of them is from tree roots that burrow down into the pipe, leading to blocking the line or causing it to break.

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You May Need a Water Pressure Regulator

Monday, September 26th, 2016

High water pressure in your home may sound like it’s a ­positive thing. After all, if the water pressure is too low, it makes it harder to clean dishes in the kitchen or take a decent shower. But what you really want in your house is balanced water pressure, around 80 psi (pounds per square inch). If the water pressure is higher than this, you’ll run into trouble with your plumbing leading to expensive repairs.

But there’s a remedy: a water pressure regulator.

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