bathroom drain clog in portland with 3 Mountains Plumbing
Do You Have RATS in Your Toilet?

Yes, you read that correctly: homeowners in Oregon are having a, uh… unique problem! The article at the link reveals that the public sewer system in Portland is so infested with rats that the rodents have been showing up — sometimes alive —in people’s toilets.  Apparently, the Multnomah County Vector Control fields about 10 to 15 calls a

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Emergency Drain Service in Portland

It’s been a long week and you’re looking forward to sleeping in on Saturday. As you step in the shower you find a massive clog mucking up your bathtub drain. Instead of a potential relaxing weekend with your family, you can’t stop thinking about how to fix it and how much it will cost. Drain

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Avoid Floods with Drain Cleaning in Portland

Nothing is more frustrating than standing in a shower ankle deep in your own bathwater. It’s gross and defeats the purpose of washing. Either your tub is clogged or perhaps your sink and/or toilet. The most likely cause is a clog somewhere in the system. Over time this can lead to more serious problems. The

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Catch Basins and Storm Drains in Sherwood

The saying goes, when it rains, it pours. This is definitely the case with a clogged catch basin or storm drain. These vital components route water from rains, floods and other ground water into the sewer system–away from vulnerable areas of your home. Catch basins and storm drains jam from harmful debris, such as: •

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Sewer Main Backup in Portland

No matter where you live, the elements can have a severe effect on your sewer line. Sewer back-up occurs when the city or municipal drainage system overflows and sends water back through the pipes and into your home. During the spring, snowmelt and increased rains cause a surge in the amount of drainage a sewer

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water pipe replacement in Portland
Camera Inspection in Sherwood, OR

If your plumbing is literally starting to fall apart at the seams, you need to act fast.  There are a number of things that could be going wrong, including that your pipes are made of the wrong materials (cast iron and Orangeburg piping were popular a few decades ago but now are notoriously problematic), have

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Drain Repair Causes in Portland with 3 Mountains Plumbing
Drain Cleaning in Portland, OR

Are your drains acting up?  If you’ve been noticing that your fixtures are having repeated problems or back-ups, you probably have a drain clog.  In Portland, drain clogs are very common — even more common than some people think!  You can have an obstruction in your sewer or water line and not really notice it

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Drain Emergency Service in Portland with 3 Mountains Plumbing
Drain Cleaning- Portland, OR

3 Mountain’s Plumbing- Why We Use Bio-Clean to fix Your Portland Drains Nothing ruins your day quite like clogged toilet, shower, or sink drain.  That’s why, here at 3 Mountains Plumbing, our expert technicians specialize in drain repair: we realize the importance of keeping your piping systems up and flowing, so we provide maintenance that

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sewer line repair in Portland
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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bathroom sink clog in Portland with 3 Mountains Plumbing
Bathroom Sink Clog Portland

Hair, Soap Scum Common Causes of Backups This customer had a slow drain problem in his bathroom sink. He tried snaking it, but that only made the problem worse and it ended up being completely plugged. He then took apart the trap below the sink, but was still unable to fix the problem. Having a

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