Sweetwater Plumbing Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Rancho Cucamonga’

Slab Leaks Are Tricky: Here’s How a Plumber Locates One

Monday, December 18th, 2017

slab-leak-crack-in-foundationThere are few plumbing problems a home might encounter that present more difficulties than a slab leak. What’s a slab leak? It’s the name for a leak in the pipes laid in the concrete foundation of a building. These leaks can occur in either hot water or cold water lines (around 80% are in the hot water lines) and lead to extensive water waste and eventually damage to the foundations.

What makes slab leaks a tough plumbing repair is that they’re difficult to locate and then to reach. Skilled plumbers can use a variety of methods to fix a slab leak once they’ve gotten its location. Using a jackhammer to dig directly down is one option, but plumbers can often use lateral tools to avoid excavation and instead put in new pipes to bypass the leaking section.

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Trenchless Technology: Fixing a Sewer Line without All the Digging

Monday, October 24th, 2016

One of the most important services that we provide to homes in Southern California is trenchless sewer line repair and replacement. Trenchless technology is a way to work on buried sewer lines without the need to tear open the property around a house. When most people think about working to repair a sewer line, they’ll envision power digging equipment ripping open a long trench to reach the pipe, making the outside of a home look like an archeological dig for days at a time. Our trenchless technology eliminates this mess and finishes the work in only a fraction of the time—often in mere hours.

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You May Need a Water Pressure Regulator

Monday, September 26th, 2016

High water pressure in your home may sound like it’s a ­positive thing. After all, if the water pressure is too low, it makes it harder to clean dishes in the kitchen or take a decent shower. But what you really want in your house is balanced water pressure, around 80 psi (pounds per square inch). If the water pressure is higher than this, you’ll run into trouble with your plumbing leading to expensive repairs.

But there’s a remedy: a water pressure regulator.

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