Sweetwater Plumbing Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Riverside’

Choosing a New Water Heater

Monday, December 26th, 2022
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Picking a new major appliance in your home is no easy task. It takes research, an understanding of what your home needs, and there’s budgeting to consider. Let’s help you by making the process a little easier.

We offer water heater service in Riverside, CA to install your new water heater, but before we get to that, let’s see if you need a new one. Then, we’ll list all the ways to know how to select the right water heater replacement for your home.

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The Best Approach To Dealing With a Drain Clog

Monday, December 12th, 2022
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You’re standing in the shower, you’re singing a sweet tune, and then you feel water pooling around your ankles. Lo and behold, your shower is clogged again. Enough is enough: it’s time to do something about it, so let’s start with some DIY solutions.

But we have to warn you that DIY solutions aren’t the best fixes for a clogged drain in Riverside, CA. At best, they’re a short-term band-aid solution that will result in requiring professional services. In the meantime, let’s at least help you with a temporary solution.

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Kick Off the New Year With a New Water Heater

Monday, January 10th, 2022

water-is-too-hotYou are back from your vacation and ready to get back to work. The problem is that, this morning, when you went to take a nice shower to start off your day, you were jolted awake by a jet of cold water. Once you are able to get past the initial shock of this and you dry off, you probably are going to start asking what happened.

Much like many water heaters in Riverside, your system may be reaching the end of its lifespan. After years and years of hard work, even well-maintained systems will become ineffective at the task of producing hot water. If you notice these warning signs, it means that your water heater is due to be replaced–and we are here to help get the job done.

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Hydro Jetting: What It Is and Why It Works

Monday, July 12th, 2021

blocked-pipe-woman-on-phoneThere is a clog hindering the drainage of wastewater in your home. You need something that will take care of that clog and get rid of it so you can go about your day. Here’s where we need you to pause though. If you were about to hunt down a chemical drain cleaner to address that clog, we want you to know there is a safer, more effective option available to you: hydro jetting.

Hydro jetting is one of the most effective ways to clear your drains of clog-causing debris. That said, this isn’t a solution that you should be attempting on your own. Hydro jetting involves the use of a powerful jet of water and, if it is done improperly, this can end up harming your pipes! When it comes to effectively handling clogged drains, you should always work with a professional plumber in Riverside, especially when it comes to using a hydro jet.

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“Does My Tankless Water Heater Need Repairs?”

Monday, June 28th, 2021

hand-holding-wrenchIf you have a tankless water heater in your house you probably already know how beneficial these systems are. They are a great option for any homeowner that wants to save some energy and water without reducing their access to a reliable steady stream of hot water throughout the year.

With that said, while tankless water heaters are a more advanced technology, they are not going to be able to operate properly without expert service. Just like any other home system, your tankless water heater needs occasional help from a professional to keep operating well.

The question here is does your tankless water heater need repairs? If you aren’t sure we can help you figure it out.

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Do You Really Need to Repipe?

Monday, January 25th, 2021

leaking-pipeThere are times when a solution to an issue seems a bit too big. For example, the desire to redecorate one room doesn’t need to turn into repainting the whole interior of the house, no matter how much that one aunt may want to help you with it.

There are other situations though when the solution is actually just the right size, even if it seems like it is going to be a bigger deal than you expected. Maybe you encountered this when you discussed a pipe repair with your plumber in Riverside and they suggested that you opt to repipe the whole house. It might seem like a big leap, but you may actually be due to update the pipes in your home. We can help you figure out if this solution is the right fit.

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5 Reasons to Call an Emergency Plumber

Monday, September 7th, 2020

It’s past five on a Friday and you are getting ready to have a relaxing weekend. At least, that was your plan until you go into the kitchen and discover a puddle of water growing from under the sink. You’ve got a leaking pipe!

After a scramble for towels, a bucket, and the valve to shut off the water feeding the sink, you sit back and start reevaluating your weekend plans. You can’t do much of anything until Monday since you can’t get a plumber to your home before then.

We are glad to tell you that you are actually wrong on this account! Leaking pipes are one of the many reasons that you can, and should, reach out for help from an emergency plumber in Riverside.

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What is a Heat Pump Water Heater?

Monday, August 24th, 2020

bathtimeAre you in the market for a new water heater? If your current water heater can’t keep up with the demands of your home and is edging towards 15 years of use, you probably do need a replacement. The sooner you reach out to us for that service the better it will be for your home comfort and your peace of mind.

With that said, you will need to make a pretty important decision: choosing a water heater. When it comes to water heaters in Riverside, you actually have more than one choice. Did you know that? And did you know that one of your options is a heat pump water heater? If you haven’t heard of this system, let us tell you a bit more.

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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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The Flooded Bathroom: Emergency Steps!

Monday, July 29th, 2019

closeup-of-surface-of-waterWe’ve sometimes written about emergency plumbing situations and how to handle them, such as when a toilet starts to overflow. In this post, we’re going to address a broader situation, which is flooding in a bathroom, regardless of its source. Because of the large amount of plumbing pipes, drains, and fixtures in a bathroom, it’s the room in a home most likely to experience flooding from a plumbing accident. The flooding can be due to an overflowing toilet, or it might be a broken water supply line or someone who forgot to turn off the bath.

Whatever is the cause, here are the steps to take to mitigate the damage and prevent injuries:

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