Sweetwater Plumbing Blog : Posts Tagged ‘leak detection’

Slab vs. Pinhole Leaks: What’s Worse?

Monday, July 27th, 2020

leak-in-pipeA leak is a leak, right? They are problematic and if left unaddressed for too long they can cause some serious problems for your home. While this isn’t false not all leaks are created equal. While the team at Sweetwater Plumbing is able to provide leak repairs for all kinds of leaks around here, we do want to make sure you are informed about the impact that different types of leaks can have.

Let us ask you this: what is worse, having to replace drywall and flooring or having to replace your home’s foundation? Neither is a good situation, to be honest. Here is how to tell what type of leak you have on your hands so you know to contact a Riverside plumber ASAP.

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Do You Have a Leak in Your Home?

Monday, May 18th, 2020

leak-in-pipeWhether you are a new homeowner or a veteran, one of the worst things you might encounter is a leak in your home. Big or small, leaks aren’t a good thing. If you have a leak and it isn’t caught, it can lead to water damage and other big problems. It is easy to see that catching and addressing any leaks in your home as early as possible is definitely important.

That is easier said than done in most cases though. The thing with leaks is unless they are in the drain under your sink or coming from a faucet head, they are usually out of sight, at least until they cause damage and make you abundantly aware of their presence. Thankfully, there are some warning signs to watch for that will let you know that you may want to reach out for leak detection in the near future.

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Why is My Water Meter Running?

Monday, April 6th, 2020

You have been enjoying the occasional sun and warmth that has been hitting California and doing some gardening. The last time you went out to do some watering in your garden though, you noticed that your water meter seemed to be even more eager to get things wet than you are. By this, we mean that even after your hose is turned off, your water meter is still happily running on its own.

It’s springtime so it isn’t really the season for spooky things, but if this occurrence seems concerning to you, you can rest assured that your reaction is appropriate. Why? Because a water meter that is running on its own is a sign that you have a problem with your plumbing in Ontario, CA and you should reach out to a team of professionals for assistance in getting the issue diagnosed and resolved.

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Give the Gift of Leak Detection…to Yourself!

Monday, December 30th, 2019

leaking-drain-pipeThe holidays are wrapping up but that doesn’t mean you can’t give yourself and your home a little something extra. We are talking about professional plumbing services of course. It is never too late (or early) in the year to schedule a leak detection appointment!

Leak detection is one great gift for multiple reasons. You are giving yourself the present of renewed peace of mind for one and the ability to address an issue before it gets worse for another. But perhaps you are wondering what leak detection is and why or when you might want to consider calling to schedule this service for your home.

Thankfully, we can answer those questions! After all, we are a team of qualified and trained plumbers in Ontario, CA who provide this service and others throughout Southern California.

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Tackling Water Damage: A 3-Step Guide

Monday, December 16th, 2019

home-floodingThe family is coming to your house for a holiday party this winter. There is a lot to do and prepare for and the last thing you’d want to be dealing with right now is warped flooring or peeling walls. And yet, that pesky pinhole leak certainly took a toll before you discovered it. Now, right around the holidays, you are faced with figuring out the best way to deal with some less-than-subtle water damage.

Thankfully, we can help you figure out how best to approach this situation and, even better, we can offer our services for water damage restoration in Ontario, CA when you are ready to make the call.

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5 Ways to Tell You Have a Leak

Monday, October 21st, 2019

pipe-copper-leakingWhen you come home the last thing you really want to deal with is a puddle on the floor. Even if it isn’t courtesy of Fluffy the dog, a puddle or pooling water anywhere in your home isn’t a good thing because it could be coming from a leak in your pipes.

While there are some leaks that are easy to spot, such as a leak in the pipes under the kitchen or bathroom sink, others may be a bit more well hidden. This is why it is important to keep your eyes, ears, and even your nose) alert for potential indicators that you have a leak on your hands.

If you aren’t sure what to look for, we have some ways to identify if you have a leak in your home. We suggest you make a call to get plumbing repairs if you notice even one of these signs.

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The First Steps for Finding Plumbing Leaks

Monday, July 1st, 2019

finger-plugging-leakYou can’t see most of your household plumbing system because it’s hidden away. This makes it difficult to grasp how extensive the plumbing is, all the pipes running through walls and floors and underneath the property. A plumbing system this large leaves ample opportunities for leaks to start, even with up-to-date piping material. It’s also difficult to tell when leaks start unless they’re causing water to spill out onto floors or drip from the ceiling.

Locating and stopping leaks is a job you want taking care of as soon as possible. You’ll need a professional plumber for much of the work, since you don’t have the training and tools necessary to perform leak detection and access the pipes. But there are first steps you can take when you believe your home plumbing is leaking.

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New Home? Here’s Some Plumbing Checks and Things You Should Know!

Monday, April 22nd, 2019

family-before-new-houseMoving into a new house is both exciting and stressful. Often overwhelmingly stressful. There are many steps you need to take before, during, and right after the move. These range from getting to know your new neighbors (which can be a great deal of fun) to inspecting the roof and the siding (a lot less fun, but necessary).

A plumber in Ontario, CA can tell you that inspecting new home plumbing is a critical step. The plumbing in a house isn’t easy to see on a casual inspection, and there may be repair jobs and replacements necessary to get the plumbing up to standards. Here are some checks and other plumbing jobs to do when you move into your new house.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Leak Detection

Monday, January 28th, 2019

pipe-copper-leakingWe’re a full-service plumbing contractor offering both residential and commercial plumbing in Pomona, CA and throughout Southern California. We take pride in handling all jobs, large and small. And one of the most critical jobs we offer is leak detection. It’s basically what it sounds like: searching out hidden leaks in a building so we know how we can fix them.

But leak detection is a much more complicated business than just looking around for spots of water damage. (Although visual inspections are part of most jobs). Customers often have questions about leak detection, and we’ve put together answers to the ones we hear most often.

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Major Water Wasting Sources

Monday, December 17th, 2018

faucet-kitchen-modern-runningWater conservation is a big topic in California, and it has been since the state existed. There are many ways for homeowners to reduce their water consumption, which will both lower utility bills and benefit the environment.

Unfortunately, there are too many ways to waste water as well. In this post, we are going to shine a light on a few of the major ways your home may be wasting water—either from plumbing issues or the way people in the house use the plumbing. Our Montclair, CA plumbers can help you turn your plumbing system into a more water-saving one, but there are also basic steps you can take to get your water use under control.

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