Sweetwater Plumbing Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Ontario’

What You Need to Know About Leaks in the Plumbing

Monday, May 21st, 2018

leak-in-pipeHousehold plumbing can suffer from leaks. That’s just the way things are: the finest plumbing installation and maintenance work can’t prevent all potential leaks. The best way to deal with leaks is to have them fixed as soon as possible—and most of the time, that means calling a professional, licensed plumber.

Below are a few facts about leaks in your home we think you should know:

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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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The Common Causes of Drain Stoppage

Monday, January 2nd, 2017

One of the important jobs that we offer for both our residential and commercial clients is drain cleaning. Just last week we wrote about how preventive drain cleaning is an excellent way to start off the New Year for your plumbing. It keeps away clogs and gives the drains the best opportunity for a trouble-free year.

Nothing can stop all clogs, however. Sometimes you may need to call us for emergency plumbing services to clean out a drain. That’s no problem: we’re always open for business, always ready to assist.

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How Does Leak Detection Work?

Monday, November 14th, 2016

One of the most important of the jobs that we handle as professional plumbers is leak detection. At first, you might think that this isn’t that crucial of a task: you can find leaks by simply looking for where water is dripping from someplace it shouldn’t, right? But consider your entire household plumbing system. How many pipes are hidden from sight behind drywall, in floorboards? Most of them. And if your home has a concrete foundation, there are also pipes set down in that as well.

It’s not easy to tell if there’s water leaking from these hidden pipes until a large amount of damage has been done and gallons of water have been wasted. Plumbers have the tools and training required to pinpoint the covert leaks and get them fixed.

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How Plumbers Unclog Drains (Without Drain Cleaners)

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

Last week, we wrote about why you shouldn’t use chemical drain cleaners to get rid of clogs and instead call on professional plumbers. But this brings up an important question: How do plumbing professionals take care of the job?

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The U-Shaped Pipe in Your Drains and What It Does

Monday, September 12th, 2016

If you’ve ever looked under a sink or other plumbing fixture in a house, you’ll have noticed that the drain pipe has an unusual bend to it, a “U” shape, beneath the drain. If you’ve ever wondered what that peculiar bend in the drain is for, we have the answers for you here.

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