Backflow Prevention For Commercial Plumbing Applications

Backflow Prevention Device InstallationDo You Have Working Backflow Protection On Your Commercial Property?

Water “backflow” is a problem that occurs when wastewater goes backwards through a plumbing system in the wrong direction, instead of going in it’s intended direction, the water can backflow into other pipes or cross connections.  This can result in wastewater flowing into a freshwater system or vice-versa.  Backflow protection is necessary to protect your plumbing system from contamination and contaminating the public drinking water system.

How Does Backflow Usually Occur?

Water moves along your pipes and drains via both gravity and pressure, however it’s pressure that can cause your backflow problems.  Either an increase in pressure on the wastewater side, such as a full holding tank or grease trap or it can also be caused by a drop in pressure on the freshwater side.  The resulting pressure changes, move water one-way or another.

Backsiphonage: Backsiphonage can occur when there is a sudden reduction in the water pressure of the distribution system, such as during firefighting or when a water main breaks. At these occurrences, water flow can be reversed. This reversal can create a suction effect and draw potential contaminants into the potable (drinking) water system.

Backpressure Backpressure is created when pressure in the customer’s water system exceeds the pressure in the potable (drinking) water system. This can force the potable water to reverse its direction of flow through a cross-connection between the two systems. Potential contaminants can then enter the potable water system.

Do You Need Backflow Protection?

Backflow protection isn’t a very common problem with residential plumbing systems as the fresh water and waster systems are often separated without any cross-connections.  Backflow prevention is very common in commercial buildings, especially restuarants and other food service businesses where large amounts of wastewater are handled.

As a commercial operation, your backflow prevention device requires testing and re-certification on an annual basis.

The Plumbers Connection can inspect your plumbing system, evaluate your backflow situation and come up with a solution to safeguard your water supply.

Backflow Prevention Services Can Include:

 

  • Commercial plumbing backflow evaluations
  • Backflow prevention device installation
  • Backflow device testing & maintenance

The Plumbers Connection can inspect your plumbing system, evaluate your backflow situation and come up with a solution to safeguard your water supply.  All of our skilled technicians are professionally trained and background checked. Our technicians also drive fully stocked trucks to ensure they are able to get the job done right the first time.

The Plumbers Connection Installs Backflow Prevention Systems

Sewer and Drain Camera InspectionsThe Plumbers Connection specializes in all aspects of commercial plumbing systems including the installation and maintenance of backflow prevention devices in commercial applications.

If you need help with your backflow prevention or protection then give us a call (909) 260-4376 or fill out our contact form or initiate an online chat and we’ll get right back to you.

3 Signs Your Water Heater May Be Ready For Replacement

Hot Water Tanks Installations and Repairs in Pomona Valley.

How Is Your Hot Water Heater Working?
Learn how to tell when it’s ready for replacement!

For most homeowners, their water heater (otherwise known as a “hot water tank or heater”) is usually out-of-sight and out-of-mind.  Until you have a problem that is!  Water heaters were never engineered to offer a lifetime of operation.  In fact, most water heaters from a good quality manufacturer will last approximately 7-10 years.  The older the water heater is, the more prone it will be for failure.  The problem when a water heater fails though is it can cause damage to your home.

Do You Know How Old Your Water Heater Is?

If you built the home or installed the heater when it was new, then you might know the answer right away.  If you purchased the home from a previous owner and you don’t have any history on when the water heater was last serviced or replaced then you can find out it’s age by locating the serial number on the manufacturers sticker and contacting them.  You can also decipher the serial number yourself if you know how to read the serial numbers.

Your serial number might look like “D079467322”  The first letter (in this case “D”) is the 4th letter in the alphabet and represents the 4th month in a Calendar year.  In this case March.  The next two numbers indicate the year.  In this case it’s “07”, the water heater was made in March, 2007.  Most manufacturers are following a similar format for their date of manufacture as well.

If your water heater is pushing 10 years old then it might be time to consider a replacement, especially if it’s located in an area of your home that could be damaged should it begin to leak.

Do You Have Rusty Colored Hot Water?

A sure sign of a water heater that is presenting signs of failure would be rusty colored water coming from the “hot” side of your taps in the kitchen or bathroom.  If the rusty colored water is only coming out of the hot side, it means your tank is corroding on the inside and it might begin to leak soon.  Don’t panic yet though!  There are many older homes with galvanized piping that can cause a rusty color to your water as well.  

To be sure, any homeowner can complete this simple test.  Take a five gallon bucket or two and fill it with hot water from one of your taps.  Repeat the process a few times and if the water clears up, it’s likely not the water heater.  If the rusty color is still there by the 3rd or 4th bucket then it’s likely your water heater is at fault and it’s time to consider replacing it.

Water Around The Base Of Your Water Heater

If you already notice water or moisture around the base of your water heater then you might be too late!  Check all the of the fittings and piping running into your water first to make sure they aren’t the source of your problem.  If all your connections are dry, then it’s time to replace the water heater.

What Should You Replace Your Water Heater With?

If you’re replacing a water heater that is more than 10 years old, efficiency has improved drastically.  A newer, more modern water heater will save you money on your energy bills.  If you have natural gas in your area another popular option is to switch to a tankless hot water heating system.  This eliminates the need to store a large tank of hot water, as the gas-fired systems heat the water as you need it.

The Plumbers Connect Replaces Hot Water Tanks Throughout The Pomona Valley

Sewer and Drain Camera InspectionsThe Plumbers Connection specializes in all aspects of residential plumbing systems including the repair and replacement of hot water heating systems.

If you need help with your hot water heater, either for inspection, repair or replacement then give us a call (909) 260-4376 or fill out our contact form or initiate an online chat and we’ll get right back to you.

 

The Importance Of Cleaning Out Storm Drains


(Hydrojet Machine Cleaning a Local Storm Drain)

Have You Checked Your Storm Drains Lately?
We specialize in storm drain inspections and cleaning.

Storm drains are an integral part in a sophisticated system that has been designed and engineered to take all of the floodwaters  and run off from rainstorms and channel it safely into the cities drainage systems.  Without storm drains we’d have to deal with flooded areas frequently during bouts of severe rain.

Storm drain systems can routinely get clogged with mud, sticks, garbage and a whole manner of objects that find their way through the grates and into the storm drain system.  When a storm drain gets clogged with debris and/or garbage it can backup during severe rainstorms and flood your street and even flood your property which can cause extensive damage if it’s left unchecked.

How Can You Help Keep Storm Drains Clean?

There are many things property owners can do to help keep their storm drains clean and clear from debris.

  • Clean up fallen leaves.
  • Clean up trash near storm drains.
  • Trim your trees so dead branches don’t find their way into the storm drains.

How Do You Know If Your Storm Drain Is Clogged?

For starters it will probably have trouble keeping up with the flow of water and will begin to flood the area.  If you notice a large puddle where a storm drain should be then it’s likely that branch of the system has a clog somewhere.  In cases where the clog cannot be found immediately we’ll use our inspection cameras to inspect the storm drain system from the inside with a real-time camera feed.  We’ll be able to pinpoint the exact location of the clog and what’s causing it.

How Do We Unclog Storm Drains Systems?

Storm drain systems need to be cleaned quite frequently, especially during periods with high rain fall such as the fall/winter weather. Routine storm drain system cleaning will greatly reduce the amount of debris both in the storm drain system and wherever it drains too.

Your storm drains don’t go straight into the ground and into oblivion either, this water is usually channelled elsewhere to a nearby treatment plant, a creek, or even the ocean in.  Through the storm drain system there are long, flat sections of pipe that can be prone to clogging because there just isn’t enough a high enough flow to flush out the debris.

The Plumbers Connection can unclog your storm drain systems with the use of a hydrojetting machine.  The hydrojet has a spinning head on the head that releases a very high pressure stream of water.  The rapidly swirling water is able to “jet” through the toughest of clogs including mud, leaves, branches, garbage and more.  The end result is a storm drain system that is clean and free of debris and ready for service.

Do You Need Your Storm Drains Cleaned Out?

lThe Plumbers Connection is a full service plumber based out of Claremont, California and serving the surrounding area.  We specialize in the inspection and cleaning of storm drains and storm drain systems for residential, municipalities and commercial business properties as well.

If you need your storm drains inspected, cleaned or unclogged then give The Plumbers Connection a call today or fill out our online form and someone will get right back to you.

Make Your Plumbing More Efficient and Save Water

Saving Water With Your Plumbing

Make Your Plumbing More Efficient and Save Water
Old, Outdated Plumbing Might Be Costing You Money!

Your home’s plumbing is one of its most important systems. But when it is not properly maintained and cared for, your plumbing system can get backed up, leaky, and inefficient. Small issues can quickly become major issues, resulting in costly repairs and renovations. Thankfully, there are a number of easy ways to make your plumbing more efficient, and to save water as well!

Appliance Replacement

Old appliances are serious offenders for wasting water and causing damage to plumbing systems. An old washing machine, for example, uses significantly more water than a new, energy-efficient model. When you’re washing a number of laundry loads per week… the savings can be significant! In the kitchen, dishwashers are also greedy for water, and the poor draining methods of older models can cause food and scum to build up in your plumbing system. Often these build-ups will occur further down the pipeline, which can make them challenging to find and repair without the help of a professional plumber.

Admittedly, there is an initial cost to replacing worn-out appliances, however the new machines will help for themselves with water and electricity bill savings and efficient plumbing system usage.

Toilets

Did you know that the efficiency of an older toilet is half that of a new one? Aging toilets can constantly run and gurgle, and they are more prone to clogs and overflowing. These all put wear and tear on your home’s plumbing, plus there is the added expense of repairing flooring, ceilings, and other parts of the home that can be damaged by an overflowing toilet. Old toilets often require constant plunging and care, and they never seem to work just right.

When you are ready to replace your home’s toilet, we recommend modern low-flow or dual-flush models. Low-flow toilets use a smaller amount of water per flush, which eliminates the need for the toilet to run constantly to fill its reservoir tank. Dual-flush toilets give the option of half- or full-power flushes, depending on what is required. Both low-flow and dual-flush toilets offer better water efficiency than an old, run down toilet, and they will save you frustration too!

Faucets and Shower heads

A dripping kitchen or bathroom faucet is a bothersome and obvious sign that something is wrong with your sink’s hardware. As faucets age, so do their seals, water connections and washers. Constant dripping is not just annoying, it’s money leaking down the drain! You may need to replace the entire faucet, or at least the washers, to put an end to this common plumbing complaint.

Similarly, bathroom shower heads lose efficiency with age and use. Soap scum, lime and rust can build up, preventing you from getting good water pressure and wasting more water than necessary. Although soap scum can be easily cleaned with specialty cleaners, lime and rust may pose more of a problem. If you cannot repair the issue, new shower heads are relatively inexpensive and you will notice immediate improvements in water pressure and water bill savings.

Make Sure There are No Water Line Leaks

Some plumbing leaks are quite obvious and easy to spot if they are above ground and make a wet mess inside your home.  However there are other much more damaging plumbing leaks of the invisible type that you might not even know you have.  Underground plumbing and water line leaks usually occur by cracked or corroded copper or iron piping within the concrete slab of a home or building.

These leaks are extremely hard to locate (or even know you have) without special equipment and for that reason often go unnoticed for many months, sometimes years until there is a much bigger problem.  Slab leaks can vary in size from tiny pinhole size leaks leaching a few gallons to monstrous sized cracks that can literally destroy the foundation of your home with the volume of water they leak.  If you have noticed any strange increases in your water bill that don’t seem to be getting better with any other water saving techniques then you might want to consider a video camera inspection just to be sure.

Regular Maintenance

Regular maintenance of your home’s plumbing system is the most important thing you can do to keep water running smoothly and efficiently through your house. You will need to routinely check that the drains throughout your home are working as they should. Shower and bathtub drains are especially susceptible to soap scum and clogs of hair. By frequently removing these clogs, you can get them while they are still small and before they cause major damage to your plumbing. Drain snakes or liquid drain cleaners can work well for this task, but it’s best to verify that they are appropriate for your type of pipe.

Just as we take our car to the mechanic for a tune up, having a professional plumber inspect and maintain your plumbing will save you time and money in the long run. The maintenance required depends upon the type of plumbing in your home and how you use it, and a consult with a professional will give you a good idea of where to start and what to look for.

With a little care and attention, your home’s plumbing system can continue to run effectively. A few dollars spent on maintenance and updating appliances today will save the heartache of expensive water damage and plumbing repairs later on. Your home will thank you!

Do You Need To Upgrade or Improve Your Plumbing System?

The Plumbers Connection Chino CaliforniaThe Plumbers Connection is a full service plumbing company based out of Claremont, CA and serving the surrounding area.  We specialize in water saving plumbing upgrades, leak detections, plumbing repairs, new plumbing systems and more.  Give us a call or email us through the contact form and we’ll get right back to you.

Detecting Sewer and Drain Leaks on Your California Property

Sewer and Drain Leak Detection in Pomona Valley, CA.

Sewer and Drain Leak Detection Services in Rancho Cucomonga, Claremont and the Pomona Valley, CA

Don’t Let An Undiscovered Sewer or Drain Leak Suck Money Out Of Your Wallet!

The Plumbers Connection know all about sewer and drain leaks. We know that a sewer or drain leak can cause a lot of damage over time, which is why we recommend routine inspections.

The big tree in your yard, the construction or landscaping that you might have done recently, and those old pipes on your property all might be causing some serious issues due to wastewater leakage. Some sewer and drain repair services want to come on your property and leave a bigger mess that you might have started with after inspection and repairs, but The Plumbers Connection won’t. Underground sewer lines and pipes in your home or commercial space don’t need to be dug up to inspect.

Our advanced trenchless techniques and expertise has been developed around maintaining the integrity of your property before, during, and after each repair job we do.

When Should You Call for Leak Detection Services?

Ground Movement or Landscaping Construction Work

If you have had some landscaping on your property or have had recent construction done, a routine inspection of the sewer lines and indoor pipes should also be done. Tree roots actively search for water, oxygen and nutrients in the soil and leaks in underground sewer pipes are perfect targets. If tree roots get into your sewer system, they can block and destroy the pipes they invade through their growth.

As well, if there has been ground movement through natural disasters in California (like our small but regular earthquakes) or landscaping/construction, shifted pipes, cracks in pipes, and broken pipe joints can all be leaking waste water in your property.

New/Old Home Purchase or Renovation

If you’re looking to purchase a home, typical house inspections do not include sewer line inspections. If you want to avoid large repair costs and dangerous floods causing damage on your new property, you should routinely schedule quick and cost­saving sewer and drain inspections by The Plumbers Connection. If your home is old (pre­ 1984) then your pipes may be damaged by now or made from brittle clay. An inspection will let you predict and prepare for issues with your sewer system.

Water Backing Up, Slow Water Flow, or Bad Smells From Pipes.

If you have been experiencing gurgling noises from toilets, water backing up into showers, sinks, or toilets while other drains are being used, or nasty smells from walls and floors near drains or sewer pipes, you may have a serious wastewater leak on your property. Sometimes surface water and runoff can find its way into your walls or foundation through cracks or if hydrostatic pressure is great enough to force water into your property.

Sewer systems can fail in heavy rainfall and send water into your property as well. If you have experienced periodic flooding on your property in (County/State) from drains or sewer pipes you should call The Plumbers Connection immediately. Even minor blockages and leaks can cause massive damage over time.

How Does The Plumbers Connection Detect Leaks?

Sewer Camera Inspections

One of the best ways to find a leak is to spot it with your own eyes. Our trained technicians know leaks when they see them and with the help of sewer cameras, they can pinpoint them without digging on your property or ripping your walls and floors up. The sewer camera is attached to a long fiber optic cable that, when strung along the sewer line, sends back images of the inside of your pipes and records the distance it travels. This way The Plumbers Connection experts can locate leaks in no time and even show you exactly what they are talking about.

Radar and Geophones

Outdoor and underground leaks can be difficult to pinpoint but trenchless sewer repair technology has advanced far enough that modern plumbing doesn’t require destructive trenching just to see a pipe. If you want to save on the headache that comes with digging up your property like this, go with radar or geophone leak detection. Radar leak detection works by sending out radar waves that travel through materials, returning at different times, painting a picture of sorts of what the underground looks like. Geophones work like stethoscopes, allowing a leak detecting expert to determine where the leak is by listening for it.

Gas Detection

A trusted method of detecting leaks in pipelines is through gas detection. Special, and harmless, gases can be introduced to pipelines via any access point on your property. Then if the gas is escaping the pipe anywhere down the line, extra sensitive devices that detect this gas will determine where on the line the leak is.

Routine Inspection and Leak Detection Services Are a Smart Choice

Maintaining your residential or commercial property is very important to you. Knowing what kind of pipes you have, and their current condition, will let you know how best to keep your property safe and secure for the future. Common, but destructive, sewer line problems like corrosion, root damage, broken joints, and blockages can cause serious damage over time. Sewer line and drain leak detection services by The Plumbers Connection avoids costly future problems for your pipes.

If you would like to have your sewer or drain system inspected by the professionals then give us a call today!

What Do To If Your California Basement Gets Flooded

What To Do About Your Flooded Basement

A flooded basement is an extremely stressful experience for any California family to have to go through.  During the early fall months when rainfall is at it’s highest and the water tables are full it’s not uncommon for basement flooding problems to arise.  It doesn’t have to be fall for your basement to flood though, it can happen at anytime for a variety of reasons such as burst pipe, a cracked foundation or a sewage backup.  These can all be very damaging events for your home.

This article will explain some of the do’s and don’t related to your flooded basement so you can stay safe and get it fixed quickly while minimizing any damage (if possible).

One important thing to consider is the urge to immediately go rushing into your basement to save your belongings.  When you first discover the flooding it’s important to consider the severity.

Here are a few questions to answer:

#1.  Is the flooding localized to just one area of the basement?

#2.  Is the entire basement flooded with a few to several inches of water?

If the flooding is localized to a small area than it’s probably not going to be hazardous to inspect further.  If your entire basement is flooded to the point where electrical outlets could be submerged or exposed to water then it’s time to proceed with extreme caution and care.  This is when it’s time to immediately call professionals.

  • Flooded basements pose the risk of electric shock if the water is high enough.
  • Raw sewage can often be involved with flooded basements posing a health risk.

If your basement is flooding right now as you read this and you are unsure what to do then call us immediately at (909) 260-4376 and we’ll send one of our plumbing crews to your home as quickly as possible.

Do You Know What Has Caused The Flooding?

Sometimes it’s going to be obvious and you the homeowner might know if there was any lingering problems that needed repairs, or if it was a sudden disaster that caused the mess.  Often you can tell where the leak is coming from depending on how clean the water is and what it smells like.  When a burst pipe has caused flooding to occur it’s always best to turn off the water supply if you know where it is and have immediate access to it.  Depending on the age of your home and whether you’re located within underground city services or well and septic makes a difference.  Know your system!

What If It’s Sewage That Is Flooding My Basement?

Unfortunately this isn’t a good sign.  If you have flooding in your basement and you believe it to be raw sewage from a failing septic or broken sewer line than you need to call professionals immediately.  You’ll want to contact your insurance company ASAP and report a claim.

How Do You Fix A Flooded Basement?

The first issue is to address and repair the plumbing problem first.  We need to stop the flow of water, sewage, waste water or whatever liquid is flooding your basement.  If it’s safe to enter the flooded area you’ll likely want to salvage whatever belongings you can at this time.  After the flooding has stopped you’ll need to pretty much remove and throw out everything that was touched by water.  If it was raw sewage then nothing will be salvageable.

  • Remove all furniture
  • Remove all flooring materials
  • Remove all affected drywall or sheetrock
  • Spray microbial inhibitors to prevent mold and bacteria growth
  • Position special fans to quickly dry the area of excess moisture

Once the problem has been mitigated you’ll need to work with a home remodeling contractor to repair your flooring, walls and make your home a home again.  It’s a plumber that’s going to swoop in and save the day for you first though!

Who Can Repair Plumbing in a Flooded Basement in California?

The Plumbers Connection Chino CaliforniaThe Plumbers Connection is a full service plumber serving the Rancho Cumomonga and Claremont areas of California.  We specialize in emergency calls such as flooded basements, sewage backups and broken or leaking pipes.  If you are in need of immediate assistance to stop the flow of water or find and diagnose the issue that is leading to your flooded basement then please give us a call right now.

Common Commercial Plumbing Problems in Ontario California

Ontario California Commercial Plumbing Contractor

Commercial Plumbing Repairs, Upgrades and Installations of New Equipment.

Ontario California takes its name from the Ontario Model Colony development established in 1882 by the Canadian engineer George Chaffey and his two brothers William Chaffey and Charles Chaffey.  They named the small settlement after their home province of Ontario, Canada.  Nowadays the city of Ontario, California and the surrounding Inland Empire region is a bustling hub of commercial activity.

The plumbers connection is a full service commercial plumbing contractor serving the entire Inland Empire area including Ontario.  In this article we’re going to explain some of the most common issues we see with commercial plumbing systems in the Ontario California area.

When a building or facilities owner thinks of plumbing problems, they immediately start to get scared.  Not only can they be expensive to fix, but they create health hazards and other problems that can cost your business money.

In some cases the problem is small and can be fixed, inexpensively in other cases your plumbing system might require a complete inspection and possible extensive repair.  With plumbing it’s important not too let any problem progress so far that becomes a much bigger issue.  In fact, many of the most disastrous plumbing problems we see that cause extensive water damage were often caused by a tiny problem that if caught early, could have prevented the entire ordeal.

Here Are The Most Common Commercial Plumbing Problems We Solve

#1.  Clogged Toilets and Drains.  A nightmare for your staff, embarrassing for your business and a disgusting memory for customers who happened to be affected by the issue.  If and when your commercial facility has a clogged drain or toilet the first thing you should do is find the water shut off valve and turn it off.  Stop the flow of water as quick as you can.  With commercial facilities though, it’s not usually the toilet that gets clogged first… It’s usually kitchen sinks, especially in restaurants, hotels and other facilities with busy kitchens that might be pouring a lot of grease, or other like substances down the drain.

The plumbers connection can solve the most difficult clogged drain and toilet problems.  In the case of a clogged toilet that cannot be fixed with a plunger we can use our sewer snake to feed down the line and remove the blockage.  For drains, we utilize our camera inspection system so we can look deep inside your plumbing lines to find the source of the blockage.

Depending on how far down and what it is will determine our next repair.  For commercial buildings with a clogged drain a hydrojet cleaning is generally the best method of repair.

#2.  Leaky Faucets and Fixtures.  When we think of a leaky faucet in our homes we know the constant drip, drip, drip is annoying and wasting water.  It’s an annoyance but something that we know eventually needs to be fixed.  When a commercial building has leaky faucets and fixtures the problem can be measured in dollars, not cents.  It’s not uncommon for those tiny drips and slow leaks to actually be wasting hundreds if not thousands of gallons of water every year.   When you multiply that by a dozen or more different faucets and taps, perhaps even dozens of them it can become a very expensive problem.

Another common issue with these unseen sometimes ignored plumbing leaks is that the area surrounding the leak becomes moisture laden and will be a breeding ground for mold and mildew which will become a very expensive and extensive problem to fix that goes far beyond the scope of a plumber.

The Plumbers Connection specializes in discovering the most stubborn and hidden leaks in your plumbing system and then repairing or replacing the affected parts.  When we come to your commercial building on a plumbing call we’ll be arriving in one of our fully stocked plumbing warehouses on wheels and we’ll have everything we need to fix the leak right then and there.  From new faucets to o-rings, to gaskets and seals we’ll be equipped to handle your plumbing problem.

#3.  Plumbing Updates and Upgrades

There are many older commercial buildings and facilities in the Ontario, California area that could benefit from upgrading their plumbing systems.  From inefficient toilets to aging garburator systems and other plumbing fixtures that can wear out or become obsolete as new products are coming out.  Commercial plumbing technology is advancing faster than ever before with many time saving and energy saving solutions out there.

The Plumbers Connection can help you with a plumbing audit of your commercial facility.  We’ll inspect your existing plumbing systems and can come up with recommendations to upgrade for more efficiency and lower utility bills.  We can also help you install new plumbing fixtures and commercial appliances that might require water or gas hook-ups.

Who Offers Commercial Plumbing Services in Ontario, California?

The Plumbers Connection is a full service plumbing contractor specializing in commercial applications throughout Ontario, California and the Inland Empire area.  We offer fast, courteous service 24 hours a day 7 days a week so you can have a plumbing expert en-route whenever you need one.  We understand your business operates at a fast pace, and a plumbing problem can cost you money.  We’re here to get your problems fixed, so you can be back up and running again in no time.

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Hydro Jetting Services in The Greater Pomona Valley

Hydro Jetting in The Greater Pomona Valley.

Hydro Jetting Can Clean Your Sewer and Drain Pipes To Like New

If you’re plumbing system is clogged deep, down inside somewhere then you’re going to need a hydro-jetting service to clean out the line for you.  The hydro jet is one of the most efficient tools in our plumbing arsenal.

What Is Hydro Jetting For Sewer and Drain Lines?

Water Jetting or Hydro Jetting as it’s also called is simply shooting a high velocity stream of water under great pressure into your sewer drain.  There is a spinning head, sometimes several different heads we can use depending on the clog and type of drain we’re cleaning.  This mechanical process blasts away years of accumulated grease, oils, scale and other buildup that might be inside your sewer and drain lines.

The regular practice of jetting out your lines can keep you from having costly repairs later on due to broken pipes or clogs that require ground disturbance.

Who Needs Hydro Jetting Services?

If you own or manage a building, then chances are pretty good you’ll need hydro-jetting services a few times over the lifespan of your building.  This is especially so for certain types of businesses and facilities that are pushing lots of food waste such as grease, oils and other solids.  If you have a busy household with 6 or more people then you would also be a candidate for hydro-jetting services.

Hydro Jetting For Restaurants and Commercial Kitchens

Hydro Jetting For RestaurantsRestaurants and commercial kitchens frequently have plumbing and drain problems because of the large amount of waste going down the drains.  Hot grease and deep frying oils going down the drain eventually cool off and become a solid again, causing extensive build up within the walls of your drain system.  Over time this will continue to build up and eventually will get blocked.

A regular hydro-jetting maintenance program every few months will keep your drains clean, and functioning properly so your business can too.

Hydro Jetting For Townhomes, Apartments and Home Owners Associations

Townhome and Apartment Complex Hydro-Jetting ServicesLots of people utilizing the same sewer and drain system (to the city) can equate to big plumbing problems if the system is running efficiently all the time.  When you manage a large townhome or housing complex you have almost no control and no idea what’s going down your drain systems on a monthly basis.  Bathroom accessories, toys, potato skins, female products, clothing you name it we’ve likely found it in a plumbing system before.  It would be a very wise preventative maintenance measure to have your system hydro-jetted every few months or at least once per year depending on the size of your townhome or apartment building complex.

Hydro Jetting For Home Buyers and Sellers

Hydro Jetting For Home Sellers and Home BuyersIf you’re selling your home consider having a proper plumbing inspection done.  We can inspect your plumbing with a camera, determine the amount of scale and build up to see if it’s necessary and then hydro jet the lines for you.  The benefit is you’ll be able to advertise that your plumbing has a clean bill of health.  This is especially important on an older home, or an especially large home, with a large family.  If you are considering buying a home then you really should have this done if the previous owner hasn’t already.  At the very least have a sewer and drain inspection done with a camera so you can determine if there is any damage or to the system or items that need attention.  It could potentially save you thousands of dollars down the road.

Maintain your drains with a regularly scheduled maintenance program to keep your system from experiencing nasty clogs and backups into your home or facility.

Greater Pomona Valley CA Hydro Jetting Services

  • Toilet Drain Jetting
  • Sewer Line Jetting
  • Commercial Hydro Jetting
  • Hydro Jetting For Restaurants
  • Hydro Jetting For Hotels
  • Hydro Jetting For Apartments and Townhomes.

Who Offers Hydro Jetting in The Greater Pomona Valley?

Sewer and Drain Camera InspectionsThe Plumbers Connection are your local Claremont, CA  hydro jetting experts.  It doesn’t matter if you want something as simple as a single sewer line hydro jetted, or several sewage lines running out of your building or facilities.  From hydro-jetting your home to an entire housing complex, apartment or townhome.  Restaurants, hotels and more.

We can complete any type of hydro jetting and drain cleaning project you may need finished in the Claremont area.  One of our plumbing warehouses on wheels can be dispatched to your Claremont location and our experience hydro-jetting technicians will know exactly what to do.

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Sewer and Drain Camera Inspections in Chino Hills

Sewer and Drain Camera InspectionsAre you looking at purchasing a home in the Chino Hills area?  Do you already own a home, but are unsure if your plumbing is 100%?

If your home is more than 20 years old, do you even know if it’s had an inspection on the sewer system recently, or ever?  Many home buyers in California purchase older homes without first having a sewer inspection done on the sewage and drain system.  This is a mistake that ends up costing some unlucky buyers many thousands of dollars in repairs to their sewer system.

The same goes for homeowners who’ve never had their system inspected.  It’s generally a good idea to have your system inspected at least every couple of years, moreso if you have a large family or many people using the bathrooms and water within your home.  Sewer and drain problems can be costly, and oftentimes, prevented with an early detection.

Why Would You Have Your Chino Hills Sewer System Inspected?

Typically on older homes where the plumbing system hasn’t been looked at in years there can be issues with the underground piping.  Are there trees or large shrubs in the yard within close proximity to your sewer lines?

This is enough reason on it’s own to have an inspection done on the sewer system because tree roots are one of the main issues homeowners will face.  The roots work their way into the pipes via a small crack, break or even a hole in the pipe.

Once the roots get inside your sewer system and realize the availability of water and nutrient rich water is through the roof so the roots expand into giant root balls in your sewer system.  These gradually catch everything going down your drain and will eventually clog the pipe.  As the roots continue to grow, they literally destroy the sewer piping and cause major problems for the homeowner, as in $8,000+ worth of problems.

There are many homes in the Chino Hills area that were built prior to 1950.  If you’re looking at one of these homes, it may have sewer lines made that were made from a material called Orangeburg.  This material disintegrates over time and will eventually end up collapsing.  The sewer line will need to be replaced, and you’ll want to know about this before you buy a home, wouldn’t you agree?

Plumbing, drain and sewer systems are usually not inspected (at least thoroughly) by a building or home inspector.  So don’t live under the allusion that if the home inspector say’s everything is OK that it really is.  It takes a plumber with speciality tools and knowledge of the sewer and drain systems in your home to make that judgement call.

When you have a professional plumber come to the home you are thinking of buying we can run an inspection camera down the sewer drain for you and we’ll be able to say A-OK or we’ll let you know about current or future issues.  This provides you with some leverage in your deal as well and in some cases can even have the nescessary repairs worked into the deal for closing, but you’ll need to speak to your realtor about that.

Who Does Sewer and Drain Inspections For Home Buyers in Chino Hills?

The Plumbers Connection is a full service plumber specializing in sewer and drain inspections throughout Chino Hills and the Pomona Valley area.  If you’re a realtor, homeowner or first time home buyer give us a call when you’ve decided to have a sewer and drain inspection completed.

We’ll come out and do a thorough inspection of the system and provide you with a complete report on the sewer and drain system health so you can buy with confidence or at least have some bargaining power in your corner if you find something negative but would still like to buy the home.  Plumbing can be fixed, it’s just not fun getting the surprise bill when you had no idea it might be coming.