Sweetwater Plumbing Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Corona’

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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How Much Water Should Be Leaking from the Water Heater?

Monday, July 30th, 2018

water-dropletsA water heater that leaks is almost always a problem. If you have a tank water heater and you notice water is pooling around the base, it’s time to call for a licensed professional plumber to look at the system and find out what’s wrong. Leaking water can indicate a number of major problems that require repairs or, in some cases, a full replacement of the water heater.

However, there is an important exception, which we’ll talk about below.

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FAQ About Drain Cleaning

Monday, June 18th, 2018

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One of the important plumbing services we offer is professional drain cleaning. It’s also a service that people often have questions about: Should they schedule drain cleaning only for removing a clog or should it be done more often? Do they really need professionals for this job? We’d like to address these questions and a few others so you’ll know when (and why) to schedule drain cleaning in Corona, CA with our experienced plumbing team. We don’t charge by the hour, we charge by the job!

Is drain cleaning necessary for every clog?

No. There are some basic clogs you can clear out with a plunger or a simple hand-cranked drain snake. If neither of these work, or the problem returns frequently, you’ll need more extensive drain cleaning work from professionals to tackle the problem.

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Can’t I Just Watch a YouTube Video So I Can Fix a Plumbing Problem?

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018

frustrated-man-looks-at-laptopOne of the strange things about residential plumbing is that homeowners often believe they can take on plumbing repair or installation themselves without the assistance of professionals. Few other skilled jobs have such an attraction to the DIY enthusiast—and few other skilled jobs are less suited for DIY!

The YouTube Trap

YouTube is a big part of the problem. Have you ever run into a plumbing issue, such as a tough drain clog or a leaking pipe, and thought, “I could call a professional—but there are professionals on YouTube who can show me how to do it myself for much cheaper”? We hope you didn’t give into the temptation to go with the YouTube video, because the word cheaper is appropriate—you’ll end up with a cheap, inferior repair that will cause bigger problems down the road, including potential water damage.

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Is a Professional Plumber Necessary for Hydro-Jetting?

Monday, February 12th, 2018

plumbers-toolsYou can rely on a licensed and professional plumber in Corona, CA to handle any service you may need to repair, upgrade, or maintain your home’s plumbing. You’ll have a hard time finding a wider range of plumbing services in Southern California than what we offer: everything from basic fast fixes to full trenchless sewer line replacements.

But we hear what you’re thinking: “Do I need a professional for every plumbing job?” Maybe you think you can get by with some tools and an online guide. Or perhaps your friend knows a guy who says he can get those drains cleaned super-cheap. We’ll admit that there are some simple fix-ups you can do yourself, like putting in a new washer for a faucet. But anything more complex must be left to a licensed plumber with the right tools—yes, even if you go buy the tools yourself!

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Why Is My Ceiling Leaking?

Monday, January 1st, 2018

question-mark-badgeWater leaking from the ceiling of a house typically means the roof is damaged. Or at least it does in most parts of the country. But here in Southern California, where rain is uncommon, the sight of water dripping from the ceiling usually happens when there’s no rainfall on the roof. The dripping water comes slowly from a spot on the ceiling where there’s a growing spot of discoloration. This is a sign of a leaky pipe in the plumbing.

If you notice this happening, don’t delay at getting it fixed. Leaking pipes are a problem requiring a professional plumber in Corona, CA or wherever you live in Southern California. Don’t turn to amateurs, and don’t attempt to fix the problem on your own.

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Water Damage Restoration: What Can I Do On My Own?

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

water-waveOne of the important services we provide in Southern California is water damage restoration. We provide this vital service for both homes and businesses. We do testing, disinfecting, personal belonging recovery, and temporary power. We’ll even work directly with your insurance company to remove as much stress from you as possible—you already have enough stress as it is when you’re dealing with large amounts of water damage on your property.

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Drain Cleaning: Why We Like Hydro-Jetting!

Monday, October 9th, 2017

tapwater-running-down-drainDrain cleaning is an important plumbing service for residential and commercial buildings. Drain clogs are common hassles everyone expects to run into at some point, and drain cleaning from professionals is the best way to get rid of the tougher of the clogs that don’t react to standard plungers. (Please never pour chemical “drain cleaners” down your drains! They don’t work well and can damage the drainpipe.)

But drain cleaning is also a great preventive measure for plumbing. Our plumbers use special equipment to clean the drainpipe walls of the build-up or organic material and minerals that eventually create clogs as well as increased pressure inside the pipes. There are a number of different tools we put to use to do this job, but the one we favor the most—both for homes and commercial buildings—is the hydro-jetter.

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What Counts As a Plumbing Emergency?

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

leaking-plastic-p-trapOur slogan is “We Are Always Open for Business!” That means whenever you have a plumbing emergency, you know who to call: our plumbers are ready 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to see that you get the repair work you need to restore your plumbing and protect your home. Depend on us for emergency plumbing in Corona, CA and elsewhere in Southern California. You can relax knowing the best plumbers are on the job.

But this brings up a good question: what qualifies as a plumbing emergency, rather than something that can wait for a few hours?

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Plumbing Repairs and Replacement to Help You Save Water

Monday, June 5th, 2017

plumber-at-kitchen-sinkThere are many ways you can reduce the amount of water you use in your home:

  • Take shorter showers.
  • Collect running water while you’re waiting for the shower or tub to warm up, then use it for other tasks like watering plants.
  • Always turn off the faucet when brushing your teeth.
  • Only run the dishwasher and laundry machines with full loads.

You’ve probably seen all this advice before; it was spread around during our recent drought, and all of it is good advice. But what if you follow all these tips for lowering your water bills but you still find you’re paying more than you think you should? According to the U.S. EPA, a household of four people shouldn’t be using more than 12,000 of water per month. If your usage is higher, you almost certainly have problems with the plumbing, such as leaks or broken fixtures.

Don’t worry—it’s our job to help you in these situations. Below are some of the repairs and replacements we can do to help get those water bills under control and stop needless water waste.

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