2014 Portland Plumbing Checklist

Happy New Year from the team at 3 Mountains Plumbing of Portland!  Here’s to a healthy and happy new year of new beginnings and perhaps new plumbing systems! Maintaining and updating household plumbing systems remains essential to the efficiency and longevity of those systems.

Here’s a quick list of some of the products and services we have been providing the greater Portland area for over a decade:

Water Heater Repair

Tankless, conventional, gas, or electric—our journeymen plumbers can repair, maintain, and replace them all.  We are presently offering a variety of new water heater installation coupons.  Check them out!

Sewer Replacement

Sewer replacements are essential to the health and wellbeing of you and your family.  Notice a foul odor not unlike rotten eggs?  Check these top signs it may be time for a sewage line replacement.

Water Line Replacement

As old pipes wear down, water main line, or water service replacement jobs continue to be on the rise.  With our use of Wirsbo pipe and advanced directional boring technology, we’ve become experts in this space.  Check for our water line replacement discount.

Drain Cleaning

Our experienced plumbers know how to use the right technology not only to alleviate drain clogs, but to completely eliminate them so that they never return.  We combine environmentally friendly with technologically advanced efforts to manage Portland drain clogs.

Sewer Camera Inspection

Camera inspection is a terrific way to precisely locate, diagnose, and remove whatever sewer or drain problem exists.  Our technicians can quickly determine the problem using real time video pipe inspection equipment.  This also helps determine exact pricing by eliminating guesswork.

Keep your Portland home’s plumbing systems in good working order by taking proactive measures before an emergency occurs.  Stop by or call 3 Mountains Plumbing today and get your home ready for the new year!


 

 
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Drain Cleaning Portland

Ask a Portland Plumber About Your Drain Cleaning Options

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: do not use liquid drain cleaners!

But don’t worry, we’re not just going to tell you something and not offer alternatives.  We’re delighted to have been in the Portland plumbing business for over 13 years and we know what it takes to safely clean household drains and remove clogs.  Here’s how we get the job done:

1.     Bio-Clean:

At 3 Mountains Plumbing our professionals are committed to implementing green initiatives.  To meet this ongoing challenge we are proud to be a dealer of Bio-Clean; a safe, organic drain cleaning solution.  Bio-Clean is a unique drain cleaning alternative in that it uses live bacteria to feed on all that nasty material that causes drain clogs—grease, hair, and organic waste.

Remember that over-the-counter drain cleaning solutions are toxic.  They are harmful to both your skin and your drain pipes.

2.     Industry Leading Equipment:

Our trucks are fully-stocked with all of the tools, equipment, and parts necessary to fix any drain clog on our first visit.  We use motorized snakes, cutting boards, cutting blades, and cork screws—safe methods that will optimize your piping system.

3.     Portland Camera Pipe Inspection:

Camera pipe inspections are the most efficient way to find and identify serious drain clogs.  The camera enables our technicians to precisely pinpoint the location of the clog so we can work most productively in removing it.  Camera inspections save time by eliminating guesswork and unnecessary household demolition.

We work to keep your pipes safe by removing clogs so that they never return.  We also offer a minimum one-year warranty on all products and services.

Call or stop by 3 Mountains Plumbing today to learn more about our safe drain cleaning and drain clog removal alternatives. 

Professional Drain Cleaning Portland

Why You Need a Professional Drain Cleaner

When was the last time you had your drain cleaned? If you’re not sure or don’t remember, it’s probably time to have it checked out by a professional Portland plumber.

Periodic drain cleaning is an essential part of household plumbing maintenance which we recommend as a way to avoid drain clog emergencies. That said we understand that most homeowners don’t think of taking proactive measures when it comes to plumbing.  While this is unfortunate, as a trusted Portland plumbing company for over 13 years, we are prepared to assist in the event of a drain cleaning emergency.

Portland Drain Cleaning

The number one rule of Portland drain cleaning?  Do not use an over-the-counter liquid cleaner.

You may be thinking, “What is so bad about using a liquid cleaner to clear drain pipes?  They work, right?”  The truth is that yes they do work—but only temporarily.  The problem is that they cause far more damage than good.

When a liquid solution is poured down the drain, it moves the clog.  It doesn’t clear it.  It relocates it and maybe even loosens it, but it does not solve the problem.  This is why you’ll notice the same nasty clogs again and again.  Here are other reasons we think liquid drain cleaners are evil:

Liquid drain cleaners…

  • Speed up pipe deterioration
  • Relocate drain clogs that repeatedly return
  • Do not eliminate drain clogs
  • Are highly toxic and harmful to the skin

Contact 3 Mountains Plumbing for Alternative Portland Drain Cleaning Solutions

At 3 Mountains Plumbing we provide several alternative drain cleaning solutions:

  • Bio-Clean: an environmentally safe drain cleaning product.
  • Industry Leading Technology: motorized snakes, cutting boards, blades, cork screws.
  • Camera Pipe Inspections: Quickly and precisely get to the bottom of the problem.

Contact 3 Mountains Plumbing today to learn more about our safe drain cleaning alternatives and whatever you do, please avoid liquid drain cleaners!