Sweetwater Plumbing Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Pomona’

3 Things to Love About Tankless Water Heaters

Monday, February 8th, 2021

tankless-water-heaterLiving in California means that we are always on the lookout for ways to save…especially when it comes to water. Unless we are in an El Nino year, we don’t get too much rain so anything that we can do to keep our water usage on the low end is worth a shot.

One of the best ways to do this is with the use of certain appliances in our homes. Things like low-flow faucets and showerheads go a long way in helping the modern individual cut back on the number of gallons they go through each month. Another way to save water is to opt for a more water-efficient water heater.

Selecting a water heater that uses less water and energy can have a big impact on your home. It can help reduce your bills without compromising your home comfort. One great system to help accomplish this goal is the tankless water heater.

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Enjoy the Gift of Hot Water This Winter

Monday, December 14th, 2020

water-is-too-hotWhat’s worse than a lump of coal in your stocking on Christmas morning? Likely a shower that turns ice cold when you least expect it. It certainly isn’t going to be a pleasant experience, to say the least. However, that isn’t even the worst part. Icy cold water that takes the place of the hot water you were looking for is likely an indicator of a problem in your water heater. The fact is, you may need a system replacement.

See? We told you it was worse than coal. At least coal can be used to keep you warm!

But in all seriousness, a water heater that needs to be replaced is no small issue. Thankfully, when it comes to dealing with malfunctioning water heaters in Pomona, we are experts. That means you can trust us to help you figure out if it is time for a replacement and what system will be a good match for your home next.

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How We Can Help Your Sump Pump

Monday, October 19th, 2020

flooded-drivewayCalifornia isn’t usually known for having heavy rainfall. However, as locals like us know, when the rain comes, it can really come down. Now, this is great for tackling drought and fire risk, but it isn’t great for the overly dry land that can become overwhelmed easily with a sudden influx of rainwater. Heavy rain and dry land add up to mean, you guessed it, an increased risk of flooding.

While some cities have been featured on the news when floods turn their roads into rivers, hopefully, the flooding that you have to deal with will instead be the type that can be handled with the help of a sump pump. If you have a system like this, you will need a Pomona plumber to keep it running effectively. That is where we can help.

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What Video Pipe Inspection Can Do for You

Monday, June 3rd, 2019

leaking-pipeMany of us who work at Sweetwater have been in the plumbing industry for decades, so we can tell you a bit about the “bad old days” of plumbing technology. When handling repairs for leaks or trying to diagnose drain and sewer clogging issues, a lot of guesswork was required. It was informed guesswork (at least if you had a trained and licensed plumber), but there was still no way a plumber could get a look inside the plumbing to make an actual visual inspection that could remove the need for guessing.

That time is behind us now—because we have video pipe inspection equipment. These tools consist of miniaturized digital cameras and LED lights mounted on long fiber optic cables. Our plumbers send these cameras down drains and clean-outs to investigate pipes from the inside and see the images transmitted back to a monitor.

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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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The Running Toilet: Here’s What You Need to Know

Monday, October 22nd, 2018

toilet-plumbing-concerned-womanAfter a bathroom toilet is flushed, it should make a sound of running water for about a minute and then go quiet. This is the toilet refilling both the bowl and the tank with water brought in through the feed line from the wall. However, if the sound of running water continues, it’s a problem known as a running toilet. People sometimes ignore this sound, or don’t actually pay attention to it in the first place, and let it continue on without taking any steps to correct it.

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How Long Should My Water Heater Last?

Monday, February 26th, 2018

water-heater-tankWhen people ask our experts this question—and it’s a question we hear often—what they usually want to know is if they should have their current aging water heater replaced with a new one. But it’s also something people ask when they get a new water heater so they know what to expect, and how much return they’ll receive from their investment in the new unit.

The question doesn’t have a single, simple answer. “It depends,” is one way to answer it, but that won’t satisfy anybody. Depends on what? And what can be done to see that it last for as long as possible?

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There’s Never a Better Time for Drain Cleaning!

Monday, November 20th, 2017

hydro-jetting-cleaning-pipe-diagramIn our last blog, we offered some cautions about how to protect your kitchen plumbing during Thanksgiving. Plumbers are often busy on the day after Thanksgiving handling trouble with clogged drains and broken garbage disposals, but if you follow our advice you should be free to enjoy time with your family over the weekend.

We’re putting this post up a few days before Thanksgiving, and it’s the right time for another reminder: scheduling routine drain cleaning. There is no better time of the year to have this service done for your home, whether you get it done right before Thanksgiving or in the days immediately after.

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Bad Smells from Drains: What Does It Mean?

Monday, August 14th, 2017

bubbling-drainWe know that you want to keep your house a clean, pleasant place. So when unpleasant odors start drifting through the rooms from the drains, you’ll want to do something about it. But it’s important to know that these bad smells from the drains can mean something much worse than an uncomfortable living situation: they often point toward significant plumbing issues in your home that require the work of professionals to fix—before they end up far worse and more expensive to repair, or even lead to damaging your house!

If you’ve noticed bad smells from your drains, you may need to call on professional plumbers in Pomona, CA. Below are some possible reasons you may have this problem. It could be a simple one you can remedy yourself—or it might be a bigger problem that calls for bringing in our plumbers.

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How Often Do I Need Professional Drain Cleaning?

Monday, June 26th, 2017

schedule-service-clockRegular drain cleaning is a maintenance service we recommend for all our residential customers. People often only think about doing drain cleaning when they have problems with clogs or foul smells coming from the drains. But routine drain cleaning not only stops these problems, it helps keep the drainage system in good shape and can even extend the life of the sewer line.

But how regularly should you schedule this service?

The answer to this question is that there isn’t a single answer that applies to all homes. Several different factors can determine how much wastewater is going down the drains and what’s in it. The more people in a house, the faster the drains will pick up build-up from hair and food waste products. Older drains will also require more frequent cleaning to avoid trouble developing. (We suggest arranging for repiping services if you have extremely old drain pipes made from outdated material.)

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