Sweetwater Plumbing Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Fontana’

Thanksgiving Plumbing Precautions

Monday, November 19th, 2018

thanksgiving-cornucopiaAsk any plumber what the busiest day of the year is for their business, and you’ll hear the same answer: “The day after Thanksgiving.” While most people think of this day as “Black Friday,” when special sales bring holiday shoppers flooding through the doors, for plumbers this is “Grease Friday,” when homeowners are dealing with the consequences of kitchen plumbing that couldn’t handle the chores of Thursday night’s feasting.

Although we’re glad to have your business, we know you don’t want to spend part of your holiday weekend calling a plumber in Fontana, CA to fix clogged drains. We want to help you avoid this sort of trouble, and we have a few steps and precautions to follow that will help make this Thanksgiving as trouble-free as possible. (Sorry we can’t help you with great turkey-cooking tips!)

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A Closer Look at Plastic Plumbing Pipes

Monday, August 13th, 2018

pcv-pipes-plumbingModern plumbing systems, whether in homes or commercial/industrial buildings, make extensive use of plastic pipes along with metal pipes (usually copper). The most common of these pipes, PVC, which we’ll get into in greater depth below, was invented more than a hundred years ago and by the 1950s was established as a major part of the construction industry. It wasn’t until 1970 that PVC and other plastic pipes started to replace metal pipes in many plumbing systems. Now there is a variety of different kinds of plastic pipes in use in homes and commercial facilities. Below is a list of the types of plastic that our plumbers use for different repiping and new plumbing work throughout Southern California.

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Think You Have a Water Leak? Don’t Wait to Call for a Plumber

Monday, January 29th, 2018

leaking-pipeAfter the clogged drain, the water leak is the most common and persistent trouble affecting home plumbing. Leaks in pipes and valves creates water damage, lowers water pressure throughout a plumbing system, wastes water, and can even create unhealthy conditions. For example, you don’t want leaks in sewer lines allowing bacteria and other contaminants into your house, and even fresh water leaks can create the growth of harmful molds.

This list of leaky plumbing problems is one of the reasons you should never wait to call a professional plumber to fix a leak. Any plumber will tell you that there’s no such thing as a “minor” leak. A leak can be small, but the accumulation of water still causes plenty of damage. Small leaks often get the opportunity to create problems because people brush them off and delay calling for a pro to fix them.

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Heat Pump Water Heaters: The Hows and Whys

Monday, October 31st, 2016

Are you thinking about replacing your home’s aging, inefficient water heater? Or are you planning to put in the first water heater for a new home? Whatever reason you’re on the hunt for a new water heater installation, it presents a good opportunity to break away from the traditional water heater and investigate fresh options. The advanced technology of newer water heater models offers improved energy savings and performance. One of the best of these new models is the heat pump water heater.

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The Importance of Timely Water Heater Flushing

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

No matter the season, the water heater is an appliance that you will always need. There are numerous daily tasks that rely on easy access to hot water with just the turn of a handle or pressing “start” on a washing machine. But this ease and accessibility makes the source of this hot water—the water heater—easy to take for granted. Without regular service, the water heater in your home may one day fail on you, leaving you stuck with cold water until repair arrives.

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