Happy Thanksgiving from Our Portland Plumbers to You and Your Family!

This Thanksgiving we continue to be humbled and grateful to have been successfully working alongside Portland homeowners for the last 13 years.

We thank you for trusting us to care for your home’s plumbing systems.  We are also thankful for your loyalty and for your and kind customer reviews.  It has been our ongoing mission to bring Portland a delightful plumbing experience and we aim to continue doing so through this and every holiday season.

Do You Need a Portland Plumber on Thanksgiving?

If you need us, call us. We are on-call 24-hours a day/seven-days a week, and this includes Thanksgiving Day emergency service.

An abundance of house guests and a lot of cooking often lead to plumbing mishaps.  Here are a few common problems we run into on Thanksgiving:

  • Clogged Kitchen Sinks: Remember that household pipes will inevitably deteriorate over time.  Longevity is key, and it is important to take steps that will prolong the life of your home piping systems.  Clogs will happen if you are not careful, but whatever you do, do not use a liquid clog remover.  While this sometimes seems to alleviate the clog, it only moves it down while causing more damage to your pipes.  The clog will return unless cared for by a professional.
  • Failing Garbage Disposals: It is not uncommon for garbage disposals to falter when there are a lot of cooks in the kitchen.  First, check the reset switch underneath the disposal.  Otherwise, avoid putting stringy foods, dairy, oil, bones, or any foreign objects in your garbage disposal.
  • Clogged Toilets: Keep the lid down.  We know it sounds simple, but this prevents keys, cell phones, toys, and knick-knacks from clogging your toilet bowl!  Put nothing in your toilet but what instantaneously dissolves in water.

Our Portland Plumbers Are Standing By

Our expert journeymen technicians are ready to help if you need us.  We are fully stocked with higher horsepower garbage disposals, toilet bowl upgrades, and drain clog removal equipment.

This holiday, stay safe, enjoy your family and friends, and contact 3 Mountains Plumbing for tips on Thanksgiving plumbing emergencies.  


 

 
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Featured 3 Mountains Plumbing Re-Piping Review

What Our Customers Are Saying About Us!

At 3 Mountains Plumbing, we like to check in to see how our customers respond to our work on service review websites like Angie’s ListHome Advisor, and Yelp.  When time allows we make efforts to respond because we know that at the end of the day how our service is viewed by customers is what matters most.  What people write is always of great importance to us.

Today we want to highlight our most recent Yelp review.  This writer, “Kate K.” of Portland, OR, called us with a clogged bathtub drain problem. Our journeyman plumber Klint determined that Kate needed some re-piping work done in her home.  From Kate’s review we are confident to say that she had a positive 3 Mountain’s Plumbing experience.  She even writes that she will recommend us to friends—the surest sign of a job well done and the greatest compliment we can receive.

Here’s what Kate had to say:      

“I was referred to 3 Mountains Plumbing by a friend and they were as good as promised.  Klint visited to fix a clogged bathtub drain.  Because of the age of my house, he needed to replace a pipe, but after he walked me through the issues of the pipe configuration I felt comfortable with his recommendation.  They provide the price up front (based on an average time that it takes to complete the work), so you don’t need to worry as time ticks away and you’re billed by the hour.  They were exceptionally professional through the entire process, from the initial phone call to scheduling the appointment through the repair. 

If I ever have other plumbing issues, I will call them and will most certainly recommend to a friend.”

Wow!  We are so thankful and humbled by this review.  Thanks, Kate!

Kate references our up-front fixed pricing.

Check our online reviews, leave a comment, and please contact 3 Mountains Plumbing to find out more about our Portland residential plumbing solutions.  

At 3 Mountains Plumbing: No Quotes, Just Up-Front Fixed-Rates

Your Local Portland Plumber Helping to Make Your Plumbing Needs Easier!

It may seem strange at first, but in the last 13 years we’ve learned that the best way to run our Portland residential plumbing business is to be as up-front with our customers as possible.  To us, this means being a transparent company that strives to provide superior customer service and nothing short of excellence in our plumbing practice.  Simply stated, quotes and random pricing methods do not fit into our professional model.

We Do Not Believe in Quotes!

When it comes to pricing and providing quotes, the 3 Mountains Plumbing philosophy is this: Quotes are not accurate.  Quotes can and will change.  If a plumbing company offers an average quote which is naturally subject to fluctuation—usually an increase—then the company simply doesn’t know what the job entails.

At 3 Mountains Plumbing, our professionals believe that if we don’t know exactly what the job will cost, then we don’t know what the job entails, and if that’s the case, we don’t think we deserve to do the job.

We Do Believe in Providing Up-Front Fixed Rates!

A fixed rate means exactly that—fixed.  It will not waver, it will change.  That’s our guarantee.  Here’s how it works:

1.     Call us with your plumbing challenge or question.

2.     An informed professional will facilitate your call and schedule a time for a plumber to visit your home.  We aim to do this at your convenience and on the same day if possible.

3.     Should you choose to go forward, we will complete all of the work right then and there until the job is 100% complete.

4.     The initial dispatch fee is then put towards your overall, final invoice.

Call or visit 3 Mountains Plumbing today to get up-front fixed-rate pricing for your Portland home’s plumbing systems.  

Common Wintertime Plumbing Problems Portland

Ask a Portland Plumber: How to Winterize Your Home

Okay, Portland, winter is fast approaching and it’s time to prepare our homes (and ourselves) for changes in temperature, and perhaps even more overwhelming, the holidays.  How will these two things affect our household plumbing?  The reality is, quite a bit.

Do Not Get Stuck in the Cold!

Here’s a glance at some of the more popular calls we receive this time of year:

1. Frozen Pipes: Some Portland homeowners simply forget to winterize their house, or do so improperly.  While snow is rare in Portland it’s still best to take measures to avoid frozen or bursting pipes due to freezing.  All exterior plumbing (outdoor showers/faucets, irrigation systems, and hoses) must be entirely drained and flushed before the weather cools down.

2. Failing Sump Pumps: A change in weather calls for checking up on your basement or crawl space sump pump.  Sump pumps work to remove excess water from rain, melting snow, or ice away from your home.  An improperly working sump pump could result in flooding.

3. Clogged Toilets: We receive an abundance of clogged toilet calls particularly surrounding the holidays. Overuse from visiting family and friends may tax your toilet system, so we suggest making sure everything is in proper working order before guests arrive!  Maybe it’s time for a toilet bowl upgrade?  The right upgrade installation will not only prevent future clogs, but will also work to reduce energy consumption and save homeowners money on monthly water bills.

4. Broken Garbage Disposals: We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, please don’t throw a whole turkey down the drain!  In may seem as though just about anything can and should be tossed down into the garbage disposal, but just like any other household plumbing fixture or appliance, garbage disposals also need a little TLC.  Some of the worst culprits include stringy foods, dairy, foreign objects like toys, grease, and oil.  Consider a garbage disposal upgrade and higher horsepower.

Need Help With Plumbing Winterization?  Call 3 Mountains Plumbing.

Having one of our professional journeymen plumbers is your best bet in ensuring your home is completely ready for whatever weather winter brings.  We have been helping Portland homeowners prepare for winter for over 13 years.

Contact 3 Mountains Plumbing today for a fixture upgrade or to learn more about readying your home for cooler temperatures.  

Accept Nothing Less Than Up-Front Pricing From Your Portland Plumber

3 Mountains Provides Honesty and Superior Service

At 3 Mountains Plumbing we have been committed to quality customer service throughout the greater Portland area for over 13 years.  Part of our continued mission is to truly get to know our community and our customers.  This means providing transparency, honesty, and of course, superior service.

We believe that up-front pricing is one of the main key component to building lasting relationships with our clients.  It removes the guesswork so that everyone begins on the same page and can move forward until the job is done.

How Our Up-Front Pricing Model Works

We do our best to keep the process simple, and to keep it delightful!  We know, “delightful” might sound a little silly at first, but the truth is, we want you to have a delightful plumbing experience and will do everything we can to make that happen.

Here’s how our process works:

  • We an estimate and offer you options.
  • We agree upon a fixed price, and go to work right then and there.
  • We do not leave until the job is finished.

Benefits of Up-Front Pricing

1. Up-front pricing shows you we know what we’re talking about!

We have a team of experienced and fully-certified journeymen plumbers.  Our plumbers undergo specific and consistent training to ensure they are well versed in the latest industry technology, equipment, and safety standards.  If we can’t make a solid estimate that we can stand by throughout the course of the job, then we don’t deserve to do the work.  It’s that simple.

2. You know what you’re getting into.

There’s no guessing.  The price is cut and dry.  You’ll be given several options and you can choose the one that works best for you, your family, and your home.

3. No surprises.

Our household plumbing systems provide us with enough surprises.  You certainly don’t need any more excitement from your plumbing company.  Know and be comfortable with your price up-front through to completion.

Please call the professionals at 3 Mountains Plumbing today to learn more about how our up-front fixed rate pricing can help you and your plumbing systems.  Don’t forget to also find out about our available coupons!

Portland Plumber: Do Not Forget to Flush!

Plumbing Winterization Tips

Don’t forget to flush…your exterior plumbing that is!  In order to keep your home safe, it is important to know how to properly prepare your plumbing for winter.  The household plumbing experts at 3 Mountains Plumbing of Portland are happy to help.

What matters most is timing.  Now is the time.  As temperatures decrease, water becomes more likely to freeze thus wreaking havoc on unattended plumbing systems.

How Do I Flush My Plumbing?

First off, we suggest calling a professional to be certain the job gets done right.  If pipes and exterior plumbing are not properly drained, irreparable damage may take place.  Our professional team of journeymen plumbers will thoroughly inspect your home and ensure its safety.

Here’s a brief overview of how to flush out any remaining water in your home’s exterior plumbing before winter’s frost arrives:

  1. Shut off the water main valve.
  2. Drain outdoor faucets, irrigation systems, and hoses.
  3. Disconnect all exterior plumbing.
  4. Keep in a warm, safe location until spring.

No Time?  Call a Pro!

Not everyone has ample free time to deal with plumbing maintenance, let alone winterization projects. Of course we believe it’s in everyone’s best interest to contact a professional plumber.  Here’s why:

  • Safety: Our fully-certified journeymen plumbers are consistently trained to manage all household plumbing emergencies.
  • Experience: 3 Mountains Plumbing has been serving the greater Portland community for over 13 years.
  • Superior Service: We pride ourselves on our commitment to quality customer service.  We are prompt, professional, and available to provide emergency service.
  • Warranties: We provide a three year warranty on all parts and services, plus additional warranties on select products.
  • Coupons: We offer a variety of seasonal coupons.

Contact 3 Mountains Plumbing of Portland to learn more about our residential plumbing winterization solutions.  We’re here to help 24-hours a day, seven days a week.

3 Mountains Plumbing Reviews

More Positive Reviews!

Our team works hard to provide the Portland community with superior customer service and quality plumbing expertise.  We could go on and on about what we do, how we do it, and how we’d like to think it benefits you, but it’s sometimes nice to stand back and listen to what our customers have to say.  After all, the customer is always right!

Fortunately, our Portland customers are very open about their experiences with 3 Mountains Plumbing and we believe there is no one more suited to sharing what we are all about than they are.  Here’s what our customers have to say:

Portland Water Heater Service   

Bob was professionalefficient and friendly. I appreciate how articulate he was in explaining my options for water heater repair/replacement.  I will be calling Bob for all my future plumbing needs and would recommend 3 Mountains Plumbing and Bob to anyone who requires the same services.” – Nicole Rochette

Thanks, Nicole!  While we typically recommend the tankless water heater option, we are happy to walk you through the benefits of tankless vs. conventional tanks based on the specific needs and challenges of your unique home.

Fair Price, Efficient, & On Time

Excellent company. Appt was scheduled for between Noon and 2pm. I was asked when I scheduled the appt, if I wanted to be called if there is a cancellation or if they can come early. I said yes!! They also said they would make a note to call when they are 30 min from coming over, so I could then head home from work. Klint called at 10:30 to see if I was available at 11. I took an early lunch and met him at the house. It was great not having to wait around for hours. He saw the issue we were having, gave me a very fair price–I love the one price rule–not worrying what else might be added on at the end. He was very politeclean and professional. I would highly recommend this company to anyone needing plumbing work done! They are wonderful!!!!” –  Jean O’Brien

We’re glad Jean mentioned the “one price rule.”  That’s our up-front, fixed-pricing guarantee.  We let you know how much the job will cost before we start working, and guess what?  That price won’t change.

We are privileged to have served the greater Portland community for nearly 15 years. We look forward to the next 15 and then some!  We thank our customers for their very kind words.

We are a full-service residential plumbing company ready to go to work for you.  Contact today us to learn more about our water heater installations, fixed pricing, and more.   

5 Great Reasons to Hire 3 Mountains Plumbing

Your Local Portland Plumbers Always Here to Help

We understand the temptation to try problem solving on your own.  Do-it-yourself projects can be rewarding and fun for the whole family.  Still, it’s important to recognize that DIY projects are just that—projects.

Household plumbing is not an experiment.  Plumbers spend years getting the proper certifications to be qualified to manage your home’s fixtures and appliances.  Think only of the sanitary implications of plumbing gone wrong—it‘s scary, it’s messy, and it’s potentially hazardous to the health and wellbeing of you and your family.

Here’s why it’s worth hiring a professional plumber:

  1. Education:  At 3 Mountains Plumbing we only hire certified journeymen plumbers.  Our professional technicians have received extensive formal training in addition to years of apprenticeships and on-the-job hands-on experience.  Ours is a culture committed to ongoing professional development training and certification renewals.  Our plumbers will quickly diagnose the problem, get to work with the right materials and equipment, and complete the job to your satisfaction.
  2. Save Money:  While this may seem counter-intuitive, it’s true.  Money is saved when going the professional route.  Why?  Because we get the job done right the first time.  There’s no guesswork and no experimentation.  We know what we’re looking for and know what to do when we find it.
  3. Save Time: Hiring a professional means no more trips back and forth to Home Depot or to your local hardware store.  When we visit your home we come with a truck load full of advanced tools and equipment needed for every job.  Our shop is fully stocked with everything you may need to get a replacement on the quick.  We have water heaters, toilet bowls, sinks, garbage disposals, sump pumps, etc. plus an endless supply of fixtures.
  4. Warranties:  For starters, we provide a one-year warranty on all parts and services.  Some of our more specialized services come with extended warranties of up to 25 years.
  5. Coupons:  Check out our coupon selection for a variety of plumbing repairs and installations. 

At 3 Mountains Plumbing we go out of our way to make plumbing a delightful experience for our Portland community.

Don’t hesitate to call a professional who is trained to manage all of your home’s plumbing systems. We’re here for you 24-hours a day, seven days a week.

Plumbing Coupons and Discounts in Portland

Plumbing, Coupons, and Discounts! Oh, My!

At 3 Mountains Plumbing of Portland, we’re all about working hard to make plumbing easier for our customers.  We happen to love plumbing, but we  understand that for most people a household plumbing problem is wrought with worries about money, time, and maybe even damaged property.

To help ease these common concerns, we guarantee:

  • Prompt, professional service,
  • Up-front and fixed pricing,
  • To leave your property in better shape than how we found it

We Make Plumbing Delightful

We really do—no joke!  Our mission is to provide our customers with a delightful plumbing experience.  This means that we work really hard to maintain a company culture devoted to quality customer service and superior craftsmanship.  We are determined to be as straightforward with our customers as possible.

Our fixed-rate up-front pricing guarantee is unmatched in the plumbing industry, but to us, it’s natural to be honest when it comes to household plumbing.  It’s as simple as that.

To align with making plumbing delightful for our new and existing customers, we are presently offering the following coupons and discounts:

Coupons

  • Tankless Water Heater Installation: Tankless water heaters are environmentally friendly as well as wallet-friendly.  These high-tech devices save energy and are far more cost-effective in the long run.  Receive $150 off a new tankless water heater installation.
  • Re-Piping: We are offering a $250 discount on all re-piping work.
  • Water Service: Get $150 off a new water main line installation.  We also provide extended warranties on water service piping and services.

Discounts

The following groups of respected customers may receive a 5% plumbing discount.

  • Veterans
  • Senior Citizens
  • Angie’s List Subscribers

Contact 3 Mountains Plumbing today.  Find out about discounts and coupons and learn how our fully-licensed and trained journeymen plumbers can help provide you and your family with the plumbing solutions you need. 

3 Mountains Plumbing is in a New Location

We Moved!

We are pleased to announce that our ever-expanding Portland plumbing business has moved to a larger facility nearby.  Our new location will enable us to meet greater capacity demands by providing more room for additional service trucks, equipment, and increased stock for our customer’s convenience.

Different Location | Same Delightful Service

3 Mountains Plumbing is proud to continue working hard as the greater Portland community’s trusted full-service plumbing company.  For over 13 years, we have cleared drains, improved water service main lines, and installed water heaters.  We are here to fulfill all of Portland’s residential plumbing needs, and we do so by providing our customers with top-tier benefits.

The 3 Mountains Plumbing Advantage

We work hard to forge lasting relationships with our Portland customers.  Of course we are available for emergency service, but we strive to be your trusted go-to plumber for installations and repairs as well ongoing preventative maintenance.

Here’s how we work hard to maintain our spot as Portland’s number one plumber:

  • Flat-Rate Fixed Pricing: We provide our customers with accurate up-front estimates that are not subject to change.  With 3 Mountains Plumbing, there are no surprises.
  • 3 Mountains Plumbing Guarantee: We are committed to providing prompt, quality service that meets or exceeds customer satisfaction.
  • Emergency Service: Emergency, same-day service is always available 24-hours a day, seven-days a week.
  • Warranties: We provide a one-year warranty on all parts and services. Many services come with 3-year warranties and some even last up to 10-years.

Our licensed journeymen plumbers work hard to provide superior service and craftsmanship.  Stop by and visit the 3 Mountains Plumbing team in our new facility at:

3 Mountains Plumbing

524 Tillamook St.

Portland, OR 97227

Or, contact us 24-hours a day, seven-days a week at our same number:

503-213-4520.