10 Apr

6 Summer Plumbing Tips

Summer is coming! Is your plumbing ready? Here are 6 tips for keeping your plumbing in tip top shape this summer: Playing outside means more dirt, and more dirty clothes. Make sure you check your washing machine hoses for bulges, leaks, and cracks. Also be sure to clean out your dryer lint regularly.

17 Mar

Spring Plumbing Tips: 15 Simple Plumbing Tips to Help You Save Money

Spring Plumbing Tips We found this awesome article on JustCallHeritage.Com.. Spring has sprung, which means it’s time to do some “Spring Cleaning” for your home’s pipe and drainage systems. Here are 15 quick and simple Spring Plumbing Tips to protect your home against plumbing problems: Check faucets for drips or leaks. Make repairs to save water. Check toilets for hidden leaks. Add six drops of food coloring to the toilet tank. If ...

12 Jan

How To Drain Your Water Heater

Did you know you should drain your water heater occasionally? It's an often overlooked home maintenance step, but one that can save you costly repairs. How To: Drain Your Water Heater Over time, sediment collects in the bottom of your water heater. Here are the steps to drain it and help keep it in perfect working order for as long as possible:

03 Jan

Unjam A Garbage Disposal

How To: Unjam A Garbage Disposal You can unjam a garbage disposal yourself, without a master plumbing certification. Jammed garbage disposals can be quite a nuisance especially when they clog up your kitchen sink. The good news is that it is often a simple task to unjam the disposal.   As you can see from the image, a disposal will jam, ...

10 Dec

Time to winterize your plumbing, Portland, Oregon

It's time to winterize your plumbing! Be ready for the cold that's coming and prevent water disasters, such as flooded basements from burst pipes, It's Time To Winterize Your Plumbing, Portland! Many of the water disasters that were the result of a freeze, could have been avoided with some basic winter maintenance. One of the most common mistakes homeowners make is to either put it off too long or perform the task incorrectly. Standard ...

15 Jun

Solve These 5 Summer Plumbing Problems Before It’s Too Late

As the summer heat slowly begins to arrive, make sure you’re fully prepared for possible problems heat can cause to your plumbing. It’s never too early to get a routine check to make sure you’re all set for the next big heat wave. We came across this post created on http://nuhome.com and wanted to share it with you. Beat the heat now before it’s too late, check out the five major problems ...

04 May

Summertime Plumbing Tips to Help You Beat the Heat

It is HOT outside! You know what that means.. it’s summertime! Since it's so hot people everywhere are using more water than they usually do the rest of the year, particularly in swimming pools, watering lawns, and staying hydrated. In fact, water usage in the summer can go up two to four times during the summer months. Now, with all of the extra strain on our plumbing systems, it’s no surprise that we encounter ...

15 Apr

How To Protect Your Drains During The Easter Holiday

Because Easter is yet another holiday that focuses on eating and visiting friends and family, there are steps you can take to minimize the chance of a clogged drain adding an additional problem and the need to call a plumber.. to an already busy day. Some steps you should perform before guests arrive and the holiday commences, while other actions must be performed with vigilance while the celebration is taking place. Preparing your ...

13 Jan

Plumbing Emergency! What To Do

What You Need And What You Need To Know It can happen any time: a plumbing emergency. From your faucet leaking, your pipes bursting, or an overflowing toilet, your house can surprise you, often when you least expect it. By all means, have our phone number handy, (503-620-9111) because we're here to help you 24/7, but here are a few things to arm yourself with to minimize the possible damage to ...