Portland Plumber: Do You Have a Sewer Line Backup?

Toilet Paper, Tree Roots Both Causes for Clog in Drain Line A gentlemen, who takes care of an elderly family member at home, called because he noticed that family member tried to flush too much toilet paper down the drain at once. This could become a serious issue if not taken care of as soon as

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Ask a Plumber: Toilet Clogs in Portland

Ask a Portland Plumber: What to Do When a Plunger Doesn’t Cut It A customer reported that his toilet was clogged with toilet paper. He called us because he was unable to remove the clog with a plunger. This is a pretty common occurrence: Toilet becomes clogged, homeowner grabs a plunger and tries to remedy

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Water Heater Leak Portland

Ask a Portland Plumber: Is This a Sign a Replacement is Necessary? A water heater leak is a red flag that should tell you it is time to have your water heater replaced. These appliances are usually very reliable, but their average lifespan is only about 10 years. There are some things, however, that can

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Ask a Portland Plumber About Garbage Disposal Repair

Most Common Garbage Disposal Problems We receive several calls from people who experience garbage disposal problems. Here are some common ones and what you can do about them. Doesn’t turn on: If this happens to you, check your circuit breaker or fuse box. If power is getting to the appliance, find the red reset button near

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Gas Line Installation Portland

Ask a Portland Plumber: Why You Need a Professional Installation There are several types of appliances, of course, that can run on natural or propane gas. It can be extremely handy to have installed in your home, but you can’t do it alone. If you are looking to have a gas line installed, you’ll have

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Ceiling Leak Portland

Ask a Portland Plumber: How to Fix Pipes Without Excavation A local municipal utility had installed a new water line and meter near this customer’s property. During the installation, the water was periodically turned off and on to his home. This caused a buildup of pressure in his plumbing and created a leak within his

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Water Heater Installation Portland

Ask a Portland Plumber: How to Size Your Water Heater There are some do-it-yourselfers can install their own water heater, but only if they have some help and they have the right tools and equipment. However, not just anyone can take on this type of work. You have to know something about electricity, the water

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Sewer Line Camera Inspection Portland

Camera Inspections Help Find Location of Leak or Clog We performed a camera inspection in a home that a realtor was preparing for sale. The inspection was to check to see if the sewer line was clogged or had any leaks. Camera inspections are a relatively new advancement in technology. If you have a leak

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Burst Pipe Repair Portland

Plumbing Emergency That Demands Immediate Attention A pipe broke outside this customer’s home and he couldn’t find the shut-off. We walked him through the process and then came out to fix the problem. It is extremely important that you locate not just the main water shut-off to your home, but all of the inside shut-offs

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Rusted Water Heater Portland

Ask a Portland Plumber: Is it Time to Replace? A water heater tank is always under attack from contaminants. Over time, these contaminants can cause rust in the bottom of the tank that can lead to discolored water coming out of your faucet or your showerhead. If your water looks strange, that probably means you

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