How Do You Know if Your Water Heater Needs Replacement?

In our latest blog, the 3 Mountains Plumbing experts advised you to get a water heater replacement now if your water heater is older or in disrepair. Why? Because the new energy efficiency standards for water heaters go into effect on April 15th, which means that from that point on you will not be able to get a

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The New Water Heater Regulations and What to they Mean to Portland, OR

As of April 15th, 2015, new energy efficiency standards will be put into effect for water heaters nationwide. That means your current water heater model is about to become illegal! Well, sort of. Without being dramatic, we’ll try to explain. Basically, the recent push for a more environmentally conscious America has resulted in the DOE (Department

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What Are House Traps? The Drain Cleaning Experts Explain

If you live in a home constructed before 1989, chances are high that your main line was installed with a device known as a “house trap.” These obsolete drain components may cause recurring plumbing problems and even unsafe conditions in your home! House traps are known to cause all of the following, so if you notice

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Leaky Pipes in Portland, OR

In the long run, ignoring the smallest leaks can lead to devastating effects on your every life…and your wallet. Any signs of leaky pipes should be addressed immediately. Here are some things to look out for that may indicate you have leaky pipes somewhere in your plumbing system: Dripping sounds Water spots or puddles of

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4 Signs Your Home Has a Plumbing Leak

Here’s how you can catch leaks early and prevent damage to your home. Not only can a leaky pipe or slab leak cause damage to your walls and floor, but if allowed to escalate these common plumbing problems can even threaten the structure of your house. But don’t worry, because the leak detection and repair specialists

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Sewer Replacement in Portland, OR

You probably don’t think to check on your sewer system many times in a day, week, month, or even year, and you probably couldn’t really even if you wanted to since all of the pipes are underground. But when you have a sewer emergency, you need sewer replacement to be efficient and immediate. Why? Because

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3 Types of Drain Repair in Portland, OR

Choosing the right plumber to perform your drain repair is absolutely critical, and the most important quality for any plumber is having the right tools. If you need drain repair, you need a plumber who is going to show up to your home in a fully stocked truck, ready to tackle any problem! They will also need to

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The Truth About Tree Roots (from the Drain Cleaning Experts)

Every year, homeowners in Portland tend to have the same problems with their drains: over the course of the winter and rainy season, tree roots in search of moisture have invaded their underground sewer and water lines, causing blockages and even more serious problems. That’s why our drain cleaning experts have taken the time to

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