Sweetwater Plumbing Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Repiping’

Why You’re Experiencing Low Water Pressure in Your Home

Monday, October 8th, 2018

showerhead-dripping-close-upWhen you turn on a tap in your home, such as a sink faucet or a showerhead, you have an expectation of the force of the water. If that force is weaker than anticipated, you’re experiencing issues with water pressure.

The first thing you should do if you notice low water pressure from a tap is to test other taps in the house. If only one tap is experiencing the problem, then it’s an individual problem. We recommend checking on the aerator on the faucet (if there is one) to see if it’s filled with silt. This is a common reason for a drop in pressure from a single faucet.

What if the water pressure drop is occurring throughout the house? What’s wrong, and do you need to call a plumber in Riverside, CA to fix it? We’ll take a look at the most frequent causes of a decline in household plumbing water pressure.

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A Closer Look at Plastic Plumbing Pipes

Monday, August 13th, 2018

pcv-pipes-plumbingModern plumbing systems, whether in homes or commercial/industrial buildings, make extensive use of plastic pipes along with metal pipes (usually copper). The most common of these pipes, PVC, which we’ll get into in greater depth below, was invented more than a hundred years ago and by the 1950s was established as a major part of the construction industry. It wasn’t until 1970 that PVC and other plastic pipes started to replace metal pipes in many plumbing systems. Now there is a variety of different kinds of plastic pipes in use in homes and commercial facilities. Below is a list of the types of plastic that our plumbers use for different repiping and new plumbing work throughout Southern California.

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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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What Are Modern Plumbing Pipes Made From?

Monday, April 24th, 2017

pcv-pipes-plumbingOver the history of indoor plumbing, the pipes carrying fresh water and waste water have been made from a variety of different materials. For many decades, clay, cast iron, and galvanized steel were the most common piping materials. But all of these have fallen out of use because of their tendency to break or corrode.

Today, when homes are looking to have full repiping done, it’s usually because the house was built in a time when steel pipes were still common—and those pipes are in danger of failure because of the effects of corrosion.

When you call on professional plumbers in Corona, CA for piping services, from small repairs to full whole-house repiping, what type of materials will they use? There are a number of different options available to the professional, and they’ll select the types that best fit the job. Here’s a look at the more common piping materials used for contemporary homes:

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