Sweetwater Plumbing Blog : Posts Tagged ‘bathroom plumbing’

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 Basics About Sink Plumbing

Monday, June 4th, 2018

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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Low-Flow Toilets: Yes, They’re a Good Investment!

Monday, May 7th, 2018

toilet-with-button-flushYou may have heard about the advances in water-saving low-flow fixtures for homes. Low-flow faucets are an easy choice to make, since there is little sacrifice in performance and the water savings are excellent. Low-flow faucets aren’t an expensive upgrade to make, either.

But when it comes to another major low-flow installation, the low-flow toilet, you might be more hesitant. Do these fixtures work as well as they need to? Considering the higher cost, will the new installation pay for itself? How much water do they really save? In short—are low flow-toilets a smart investment for your home?

You can already tell what the answer is: it’s in the title of this post. But we’ll go into some details about why replacing old toilets for low-flow models is a good use of home improvement money.

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Important Caution: Don’t Flush Cat Litter!

Tuesday, May 1st, 2018

cat-sleeping-on-radiatorThis is a post for all our cat-loving clients out there. It’s one of the big misunderstandings about plumbing that doesn’t get enough attention. You’ve probably heard a list of various items that shouldn’t be disposed of down a toilet: paper products aside from toilet paper, sanitary wipes, dead goldfish, and any type of trash that normally goes into the trash can. (And don’t pour chemical “drain cleaner” into a toilet either. If you can’t unclog a toilet with a plunger, call a professional plumber for drain cleaning in Fullerton, CA.)

Here’s another item to add to the “do not flush” list: cat litter.

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Reasons Your Toilet Is Running

Monday, June 19th, 2017

toilet-with-sprayer-and-phoneOne of the most common plumbing troubles in the bathroom is when the toilet either won’t stop running or runs too long before it stops. You’ve probably encountered this before when you’ve flushed the toilet, walked off to do something else, and then noticed a few minutes later the sound of running water still coming from the toilet. You jiggled the handle, maybe flushed it a second time, and the sound stopped.

But what if the sound didn’t stop? Or what if the problem continued to occur? In either case, you have a problem with the toilet that wastes large amounts of water and can potentially make it impossible to flush the toilet. You’ll need to call for repairs for your bathroom plumbing in Fullerton, CA.

Below are some of the reasons this problem might happen:

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A Few Spring Checks for Your Plumbing

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

tulips-in-springPlumbing in Southern California has a major advantage over that in much of the rest of the country: no intense low temperatures during the winter! This means pipes aren’t in danger of freezing, leaving homes with seriously damaged plumbing systems when the spring weather starts. And without snowmelt, there’s less worrying about problems with sump pumps.

However, we still recommend you make a few checks of your home’s plumbing in Riverside, CA and elsewhere in So. Cal this spring. You may catch some issues, allowing you to have them repaired early by our professionals.

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Toilet Replacement: 4 Ways to Tell When It’s Time

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

toilet-with-button-flushA toilet that doesn’t work is one of the most unpleasant, and messiest, problems a home plumbing system can face. It pays to keep a close watch for signs your home’s toilet need repairs from licensed plumbers. Earlier in the year, we wrote a post of ways you can tell it’s time to contact our plumbers to fix your toilet before things go really bad.

In this post, we’re moving past repairs and into actually putting in a whole new toilet for the bathroom. At some point, it’s better to have an old, inefficient, and repair-prone toilet torn out and new one installed. We can help answer all your questions about bathroom plumbing in Santa Ana, CA or elsewhere in Southern California, from fast repairs to a toilet replacement.

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My Bathroom Has Flooded! What Do I Do?

Monday, April 10th, 2017

leaking-pipeNo matter how many precautions we take in our homes, we can’t stop all accidents from occurring. And few household accidents are more alarming than when a pipe or valve breaks in the bathroom, causing water to flood into the room. It’s alarming, and the damage from it is extensive and difficult to repair. When you see flooding in your bathroom, you’ll probably be petrified for a moment and wonder what to do. And then… well, do you know what to do?

We’re here to help with plumbing repairs in Riverside, CA. Here’s some fast advice, followed by some long-term solutions.

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Some Common Bathroom Plumbing Problems We Can Fix!

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

The bathroom (or bathrooms) of your home have the most amount of plumbing of any of the rooms. You only have to take a quick look over the bathroom to see its many water-using appliances and fixtures. Then think about all the fresh water pipes and drainpipes that you can’t see. All this plumbing means that the bathroom is the spot in the home that’s most likely to require repair work.

We’ll take a look at some of the more common plumbing woes you might run into the bathroom. You might be able to fix these on your own with simple tools like a plunger. But when in doubt, always call on a licensed professional plumber. Our plumbers are on call 24/7 to see that you get the help you need for bathroom plumbing repairs in Pomona, CA.

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How to Tell Your Toilet Needs Professional Plumbing Repairs

Monday, January 16th, 2017

What is the most essential piece of plumbing in your house for day-to-day living? There isn’t a single right answer… but if your first thought was “the toilet,” then you definitely understand you can’t afford to have this part of the plumbing system fail on you.

Not only is the toilet essential for daily life, it’s also the biggest consumer of fresh water in a home. Around 40% of indoor fresh water goes to the toilet flushes. So if the toilet is in need of repair work, it’s not only creating a huge inconvenience, it can also be a tremendous waste of water.

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