Water Conservation Portland

Portland Plumber: Save Water by Switching to Tankless It’s not a secret that we like tankless water heaters. If it’s appropriate, we will almost always recommend that our customers have a tankless water heater installed as opposed to a conventional water tank. We’ve been doing business in Portland for well-over a decade and experience has

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Portland Plumber: 5 Ways to Conserve Water While Gardening

Conserving Water Means Saving Money Make no mistake about it, we are plumbing professionals, not gardeners.  But in our 12 years of experience serving the greater Portland community, we’ve learned a few things regarding best practices in summer water conservation. Many of our Portland customers are very involved in green living, do-it-yourself projects, and decreasing

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Ask a Portland Plumber: What to do About Water Contaminates?

Have a Water Test Performed by 3 Mountains Professional We’ve been told again and again that drinking more water on a daily basis is good for our bodies. Rather than spending extra cash on bottled water that later muck up the environment with plastic waste, we believe that a healthy lifestyle begins at home where a

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Ask a Portland Plumber About Water Conservation

Save Water. Save Money. Garden at Night. At 3 Mountains Plumbing we’re always thinking of ways to promote mindful water conservation techniques. We are committed to environmental preservation and do our best to pass along effective strategies we’ve picked up along our 12 year journey serving the Portland community. One of the most effective water conservation techniques

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Shower Drain Clog Portland

Portland Plumber: How to Clear Your Shower Drain Clog Ever take a shower standing in a few inches of backed-up water, along with a nasty mix of hair, suds, and grime?  Shower drain clogs are unsanitary and well, flat out gross, and we know you want to fix the problem right away. There are quick

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Portland Plumber: Sump Pumps vs. Sewage Ejection Pumps

What’s the Difference? While somewhat similar, we find that many of our Portland-based customers confuse the differences between sump pumps and sewage ejection pumps.  We felt it was worth witing up an easy guide to help clarify the differences and similarities between the two, and to explain why you might need one or both in your home. Similarities

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Ask a Portland Plumber About Directional Boring Technology

Save Your Yard With Trenchless Boring We use directional boring technology as a cost-effective way to maintain the beauty of your home’s landscape.  The major benefit of trenchless boring technology is that it keeps property damage at a minimum and is, in essence, kind to your yard. Part of the ongoing 3 Mountains Plumbing mission

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Portland Plumber Tips: Advice on Home Improvements and Resale

Time to Start Thinking About Increasing Home Investment Thinking about increasing your home investment?  Well, good—you, and everyone else!  But, don’t worry. We’re here to give you an edge with a few 3 Mountains Plumbing tips of the trade. It is statistically proven that kitchen and bathroom home improvements typically increase home resale value, so it

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Ask a Portland Plumber: Do I Need a Sewer Ejection Pump?

Bathrooms Located Below Water Main Line, Need Ejection Pump Some homes, bathrooms, and toilets are built or installed in such a way that they are placed below the water main line. This means that gravity alone cannot clear out sewage. Sewer ejection pumps, or sewer injection pumps, are pumps that work to move sewage to

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Sump Pump Installation Portland

Portland Plumber: What is the Best Sump Pump for My Home? We hear this question quite a bit, and while we are happy to recommend our favorite, the short truth is that if you live in Portland, get a sump pump and have it professionally installed right away.  We all know that the amount of

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