Sweetwater Plumbing Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Toilet Plumbing’

Stopped Toilet? Call For Emergency Plumbing

Monday, June 13th, 2022
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Your toilet is going to be pretty vital to your day-to-day life. Most of us don’t exactly have the option to set up an outhouse in the backyard. Imagine having to walk or drive several minutes to get to the nearest toilet if yours going out of order. It certainly wouldn’t be comfortable let alone convenient.

If you have a toilet that is malfunctioning, it is worth a call to our experts for 24-hour plumbing in Ontario, CA. Believe it or not, being without access to a viable toilet system is actually considered an emergency! We’ll walk you through the steps of what you need to know.

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Tips to Handle a Leaking Toilet

Monday, November 15th, 2021

toilet-with-button-flushSomething in your home is leaking. Thankfully it isn’t a leak in the pipes in your walls which means it may be easier to find. But the problem is that, while easy to find, a toilet leak is a major issue. We have good news though! The Sweetwater Plumbing team is here to help. Service provided by an emergency plumber in Anaheim, CA is just a call or click away!

While you wait for your emergency plumber to arrive and resolve your leaking toilet issue, let’s take a moment to talk. We really just want to make sure that there is as little negative impact from your leaking toilet as possible. With that in mind, here are some tips to help you handle this problem and keep damage to an absolute minimum.

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Let Us Help You With Your Overflowing Toilet

Monday, May 3rd, 2021

toilet-with-sprayer-and-phoneIsn’t it so annoying when your toilet starts overflowing? Suddenly everything has to come to a halt until you can get this situation resolved (hopefully before there is water all over the floor too).

While there are many home remedies that you can use for a quick fix, getting rid of the problem completely requires more hands-on experience. If you’re located in Pomona, fortunately, our team of plumbers can help you out. However, it’s always a good idea to be aware of the reasons behind toilet overflows so you can avoid them as much as possible. 

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What To Do When You Have a Running Toilet

Monday, March 9th, 2020

toilet-with-button-flushIt’s the middle of the night and you wake up thinking that you are hearing things. After a couple minutes you realize that you are in fact hearing the sound of running water in your bathroom. You go to take a look and discover that the source of the noise is your toilet.

This whole incident seems very strange since you know that no one has used the toilet recently. So the question now is how and why is your toilet running on its own?

This is an event that we at Sweetwater Plumbing have gotten many calls about. That is why we want to give you some information on the “how” and “why” behind a toilet that seems to be running with a mind of its own. Because the truth is, your toilet is trying to tell you there is a problem

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Replacing a Toilet? Some Options to Consider

Monday, May 6th, 2019

toilet-with-button-flushA bathroom toilet is designed for durability. In fact, people may think of a toilet as an appliance in their home that will never need a replacement. But this is not the case. If your home has a toilet that’s more than 20 years old, it’s time to put in a new one. Even putting in a similar model of toilet will use half the amount of water of a toilet that was made two decades ago.

Or you may be in a position where your old toilet needs to be replaced because it’s become too damaged or leaky to keep around.

Regardless of the reason, it’s time to call a plumber in San Bernardino, CA to put in a new toilet for your house. Which means it’s also time to make some choices about what type of toilet to put in—there are many more options than there once were.

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The Reason the Toilet Is Leaking From the Base

Monday, March 25th, 2019

toilet-with-sprayer-and-phoneThe bathroom is the room in a house that contains the largest number of plumbing pipes and fixtures. Yes, more than the kitchen! And the bathroom toilet accounts for around 40% of indoor water use for a home, making it one of the most important plumbing fixtures in the whole house (even before considering the important job the toilet actually does).

When a bathroom toilet starts to leak, it’s a major problem that you’ll want fixed as soon as possible. Not only is wasteful of water and may cause the toilet to stop working, it also does water damage to the floor of the bathroom. This leads to mold, mildew, and wood rot that can even lead to catastrophic problems, especially if it’s in an upper level bathroom, if it’s allowed to continue.

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How to Tell It’s Time to Replace a Bathroom Toilet

Monday, December 3rd, 2018

toilet-with-button-flushThere is no such thing as “the last pair of shoes you’ll ever need to buy.” Nothing that receives use is durable enough to last forever—and this absolutely includes the major plumbing fixtures in your home.

Which brings us to the bathroom toilet. One of the most important functional items in a home, and one people often assume will just last for as long as they live in their house. But a toilet will wear down, develop numerous problems, waste water, and eventually need to be replaced. We’d like to help you to identify when your bathroom needs a new toilet. To get this job done, or any other plumbing in Riverside, CA you require, call us: we’re open all day, every day!

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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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Low-Flow Toilets: Yes, They’re a Good Investment!

Monday, May 7th, 2018

toilet-with-button-flushYou may have heard about the advances in water-saving low-flow fixtures for homes. Low-flow faucets are an easy choice to make, since there is little sacrifice in performance and the water savings are excellent. Low-flow faucets aren’t an expensive upgrade to make, either.

But when it comes to another major low-flow installation, the low-flow toilet, you might be more hesitant. Do these fixtures work as well as they need to? Considering the higher cost, will the new installation pay for itself? How much water do they really save? In short—are low flow-toilets a smart investment for your home?

You can already tell what the answer is: it’s in the title of this post. But we’ll go into some details about why replacing old toilets for low-flow models is a good use of home improvement money.

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Important Caution: Don’t Flush Cat Litter!

Tuesday, May 1st, 2018

cat-sleeping-on-radiatorThis is a post for all our cat-loving clients out there. It’s one of the big misunderstandings about plumbing that doesn’t get enough attention. You’ve probably heard a list of various items that shouldn’t be disposed of down a toilet: paper products aside from toilet paper, sanitary wipes, dead goldfish, and any type of trash that normally goes into the trash can. (And don’t pour chemical “drain cleaner” into a toilet either. If you can’t unclog a toilet with a plunger, call a professional plumber for drain cleaning in Fullerton, CA.)

Here’s another item to add to the “do not flush” list: cat litter.

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