Sweetwater Plumbing Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Fullerton’

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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The Big Troubles with Water Damage

Tuesday, February 6th, 2018

water-waveAn important service we offer our customers throughout Southern California—one you won’t find with every plumbing contractor—is water damage restoration. Both weather and plumbing disasters can create extensive water damage in a home or business. Cleaning up the mess isn’t as simple as using a mop. Water seeps into surfaces and through the tiniest cracks and openings, making eliminating it and preventing future problems difficult. Difficult, that is, unless you go straight to water damage restorationists.

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Some Friendly Reminders about Your Plumbing This Thanksgiving

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

thanksgiving-cornucopiaThanksgiving is often one of the busiest work periods for professional plumbers. With the amount of cooking and cleaning and disposal of food that happens in kitchens around this time of the year, clogs and busted garbage disposals are extremely common repair jobs. However, most of these problems can be avoided by taking the right precautions.

We’re always here to help you whenever you need emergency plumbing in Fullerton, CA or elsewhere in our wide service area throughout Southern California. However, we understand that you don’t want to spend time away from your family having to deal with a plumbing trouble. Below are some tips that will help you take good care of your kitchen plumbing at this time of the year.

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Proper Sizing Is Critical for Tankless Water Heaters

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

tankless-water-heaterIf you are considering replacing your old, inefficient storage tank water heater this fall, first of all—good for you! No reason to keep a power-draining and unreliable old water heater around longer than necessary. Second of all, we recommend giving serious consideration to replacing it with a tankless water heater. You’ve probably heard about some of the great advantages of going with a tankless system: they cost much less to run, have lengthy service lives, take up little space, require fewer repairs, and best of all they won’t run out of hot water!

But we’d like to address that last benefit—because this is one of the big pluses of a tankless water heater system that will completely vanish if you don’t have the water heater installed professionally. Unless an expert plumber correctly sizes the water heater to match the demands of your household, you’ll end up with a tankless system that won’t be able to keep up.

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Corrosion on a Water Heater: Time to Replace It?

Monday, July 31st, 2017

water-heaterAs professional plumbers who work on everything from small leaks in homes to large scale commercial plumbing installations, we’re used to encountering one of the biggest enemies of all plumbing systems: corrosion. Corrosion is a chemical reaction between water and metal in the presence of oxygen, resulting in a weakening of the metal. There are different types of corrosion, but rust is the most familiar. No matter the type, corrosion is straight up bad news for metal because it eats into it and eventually causes it to flake away. (In fact, the word corrosion comes from the Latin word meaning “to gnaw.” Corrosion gnaws away at metal.)

The tank water heater in your home is an appliance that is in danger of corrosion because of the contact between metal and water. But, you’ve probably noticed, the water heater is quite resistant to corrosion. That’s because models are designed this way, with a number of safeguards to stop the tank or other components from beginning to rust.

However, corrosion can still affect a water heater. When that happens, does that mean it’s time to have the water heater replaced?

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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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Let’s Talk a Bit More about Copper Piping and Why It’s Great

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

Last week we took you on a short tour of the materials modern plumbers use for piping. Steel and cast iron are gone, and now we use plastics and copper. In this post, we’re going to take a closer look at copper and why it’s used so often for commercial and residential plumbing—and many other uses. Basically, copper is great for many reasons!

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Spring Plumbing Help: You May Need It More Than Ever This Year!

Monday, March 13th, 2017

Tools_tools_houseFebruary was a harsh month for Southern California as a major rainstorm swept through the region. The amount of damage was immense and emergency services were kept busy around the clock helping to rescue people trapped on the roads and to fix downed power lines.

We addressed some of the plumbing concerns that your house may have encountered in the wake of the heavy storms a few weeks ago, plus advice on what to do about them. Today we’re following up with recommendations for checking on your plumbing before the official start of spring. We advise homeowners to make these checks every year, but it is especially important this March because of how cruel February was. Southern California plumbing systems aren’t used to this level of abuse from Mother Nature! If you need professional plumbing in Fullerton, CA or elsewhere, contact us. We are ready 24/7 to help with all your plumbing needs.

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Answering Some Common Questions about Commercial Grease Traps

Monday, January 30th, 2017

commercial-pipe-connectionThere are many important plumbing jobs that our licensed and trained plumbers tackle for our commercial clients. One of them is working with commercial grease traps in Fullerton, CA and other parts of Southern California.

We often receive questions regarding grease traps and if/why they are necessary. We’ll answer a few of the more common queries below. If you have other questions, our helpful staff is always ready to provide answers and schedule the service your business needs.

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The 3 Types of Water Damage

Monday, December 19th, 2016

Water damage is one of the most difficult types of damage to fix when it occurs in a home. The problem is that the water goes everywhere. It flows down into cracks, it seeps deep into building material, and it can hide from the most strenuous clean-up efforts.

This is the reason that water damage must have professional water damage remediation services. If your home has recently suffered a plumbing accident that has cause flooding, contact our water damage remediation specialists. We do an extensive job and will also work with your insurance company to make everything run smoother.

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