Sweetwater Plumbing Blog : Posts Tagged ‘emergency plumbing’

A Broken Water Line Is a Serious Problem

Monday, November 30th, 2020

leaking-pipeWe all know that a water leak in your house is troublesome. However, unless the leak is a major one, pinhole leaks rarely bring your day to a screeching halt. A break in your main water line will.

Your main water line as you have likely guessed is responsible for delivering filtered, clean, safe water to your home that you use for drinking, washing, and more. A break, burst, or disconnect in this line can mean big trouble for your household. With our help though you can get this issue resolved quickly and get your home’s plumbing functioning again. Just reach out to us to get an appointment with an emergency plumber in Ontario, CA to get things fixed.

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5 Reasons to Call an Emergency Plumber

Monday, September 7th, 2020

It’s past five on a Friday and you are getting ready to have a relaxing weekend. At least, that was your plan until you go into the kitchen and discover a puddle of water growing from under the sink. You’ve got a leaking pipe!

After a scramble for towels, a bucket, and the valve to shut off the water feeding the sink, you sit back and start reevaluating your weekend plans. You can’t do much of anything until Monday since you can’t get a plumber to your home before then.

We are glad to tell you that you are actually wrong on this account! Leaking pipes are one of the many reasons that you can, and should, reach out for help from an emergency plumber in Riverside.

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What Qualifies as a Plumbing Emergency?

Monday, June 1st, 2020

blocked-pipe-woman-on-phoneIt is never enjoyable to find yourself faced with a plumbing problem at an inconvenient time. Let’s say it is Saturday night and you discover that you have a clogged kitchen sink that won’t clear no matter how much you plunge it. Now, you might start making plans to wash the dishes in the bathtub until business hours on Monday but we want to let you know this isn’t necessary.

There are all too many people who encounter a plumbing issue outside of business hours and try to grit their teeth and bear it until they can call us when they can simply reach out for emergency plumbing services in Corona.

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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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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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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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The Flooded Bathroom: Emergency Steps!

Monday, July 29th, 2019

closeup-of-surface-of-waterWe’ve sometimes written about emergency plumbing situations and how to handle them, such as when a toilet starts to overflow. In this post, we’re going to address a broader situation, which is flooding in a bathroom, regardless of its source. Because of the large amount of plumbing pipes, drains, and fixtures in a bathroom, it’s the room in a home most likely to experience flooding from a plumbing accident. The flooding can be due to an overflowing toilet, or it might be a broken water supply line or someone who forgot to turn off the bath.

Whatever is the cause, here are the steps to take to mitigate the damage and prevent injuries:

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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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5 Reasons to Hire a Professional Plumber

Monday, March 26th, 2018

plumbing-toolsThere are few areas of home service that more people think they can handle on their own than plumbing. “Plumbing’s not that hard!” they think as they look over all the plumbing wrenches and other tools for sale at hardware and home improvement stores. Even for people who would rather not do the plumbing work themselves often believe hiring non-professionals is just fine—and they’ll save money.

But plumbing isn’t easy. It requires licensed professionals to handle most jobs more difficult than changing the washers in a faucet. Below are five reasons to call for pro plumbers before calling an amateur or picking up the wrench yourself.

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Do Automatic Shut-Off Valves Really Work?

Monday, November 6th, 2017

home-floodingYour house may already have an automatic shut-off valve for its plumbing and you may not even know about it. If you find out that you don’t have one (and you can always ask one of our plumbers to check on this for you) then we strongly recommend you arrange for the installation of an automatic shut-off valve in Ontario, CA or wherever your home is in Southern California.

An automatic shut-off valve is an important way to stop flooding in your home due to a major plumbing accident. Having an automatic shut-off valve in place will give you important peace of mind about your home whenever you leave it empty, whether for the day or for when you go on extended vacation. An emergency shut-off valve is helpful even if you are home: in case of a sudden broken faucet and water spilling everywhere, you won’t have to dash to find and turn the manual shut-off valve: the automatic system will take care of it for you.

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