Frozen Pipe Repair Portland

Keep Your Home Safe with Pipe Insulation

Pipe insulation is an easy and affordable way to keep your Portland home safe while conserving energy and saving money. Sounds good, right?  Well, it’s true. And now, before it gets too cold, is the perfect time of year to consider getting this job done right.  Here are a few reasons why…

Top 3 Ways Pipe Insulation Improves Your Home

1. Hot Water Delivery

Regardless of the type of hot water heater you have, pipe insulation will work to quicken the time it takes for water to get warm.  Proper insulation ensures the water stays warm along its journey to your shower or sink faucet.

2. Help Preserve Your Water Heater

Insulated pipes essentially do the same job as a hot water heater, albeit on a much smaller scale.  Still, water heaters and insulated pipes work hand-in-hand.  With properly insulated pipes, it’s possible to turn down your water heater temperature.  This provides two homeowner benefits: 1. It’s less taxing on your water heater and helps to increase its longevity. 2. Lower water temperatures will reduce overall utility costs.

3. Conserve Energy; Save Money

The main function of insulated pipes is to conserve energy by naturally heating and keeping water warm.  As mentioned above, a lower water heater temperature means energy saved and a reduction in monthly heating bills.

Why 3 Mountains Plumbing is Your Go-To Portland Plumbing Company

3 Mountains Plumbing has been helping Portland homeowners winterize their homes with pipe insulation for going on 13 winters.  We are happy to take a look at your home’s plumbing systems and make recommendations for higher plumbing efficiency.  Our certified and frequently trained team of journeymen plumbing professionals arrive on time, ready to immediately manage all winterization-related projects at once.

Stop by or call 3 Mountains Plumbing today to learn more about our variety of pipe insulation and home winterization solutions. 


 

 
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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.

Portland Plumber: How to Winterize Your Home

2 Easy Ways to Winterize Your Plumbing Systems

Winters may not be particularly harsh in Portland and surrounding areas, but it is always important to be proactive by winterizing the plumbing systems in your home. It seems like common sense, but many people simply forget to take these small steps. There are a few simple things you can do to avoid common cold weather-related plumbing mishaps.

3 Mountains Plumbing suggests the following winterization tips:

1. Close and Insulate Crawl Space Vents

You may have noticed that your crawl space has small vents built into the foundation wall. The purpose of these vents is to help protect the pipes in your home by clearing out excess moisture. Closing these vents in addition to insulating exposed crawl space pipes during the colder months will help prevent precipitation from causing unnecessary damage.

2. Shut Off and Drain Hose Supply Lines

Doing any outdoor gardening in January? Of course not! Be sure to turn off your outside garden hose supply line, and remember to drain it. Don’t leave water in your pipes all winter. Weather conditions may cause leftover water in your pipes to expand and contract eventually wreaking havoc on your home’s plumbing system.

3 Mountains Plumbing says most emergency calls don’t happen during the freeze, but amidst the following thaw. Water switching to ice and back to water causes undue strain and duress on its surrounding pipe. These ongoing abrasions naturally lead to leaks and joint fractures.

Now that the holidays are almost over, it’s time to get focused and be proactive about winterizing your home plumbing systems.