Myth Busting: Are Flushable Wipes Really Flushable?

If you’re a homeowner hoping to prevent plumbing disasters, you might be wondering, are flushable wipes really flushable?   Many people have asked this question, and the answer is not always clear. If companies advertise wipes as flushable, many homeowners take the label at face value and assume it’s safe for their plumbing. In this […]

Plumbing Basics for New Homeowners

Owning a home in Oregon is a rewarding experience, but it also comes with some challenges. If you’re a new homeowner, it can be difficult to know when to call a plumber and when to reach for your DIY toolkit.    Review these plumbing basics to see what you should and shouldn’t do to keep […]

5 DIY Plumbing Tips You Should Never Follow

Many homeowners love DIY plumbing tips because it feels great to make an improvement or simple fixture replacement under the guise of saving dollars and making your house look better. But professional plumbers have the experience and skills to diagnose and fix your plumbing issues.

Emergency Guide to Basement Flooding

Not all homes in Portland and throughout Oregon have basements. For those buildings, basement flooding is not an issue. Houses that were built before the 1940s, however, typically have basements. Since some of these buildings were constructed decades ago, knowing what to do when your basement floods is critical to avoiding expensive damage.  We prepared […]

What to Expect with Tankless Water Heater Installation

Tankless water heater installation is becoming the new norm as everyone focuses on energy-saving options that are easy on the budget. Also known as instantaneous or on-demand water heaters, these water heaters continue to replace traditional tank storage systems for many good reasons.  What Is a Tankless Water Heater?  A tankless water heater warms water […]

Slow Drains? Avoid These 7 Items for Optimal Plumbing

Homeowners know that a slow drain is one of the most frustrating household issues.  If you use your kitchen sink or garbage disposal as an easy way to dispose of food scraps and other substances used in the kitchen, you might think that you can put almost anything down the drain.  But the truth is […]

Winter Plumbing Checklist: Preparing Your Home for the Cold Weather

As a homeowner in the northwest, you know firsthand how cold winter weather can be. And while you can easily turn on the heat and bundle up in layers of clothing to keep warm, your home needs a bit more preparation to resist the freezing temps. Winter plumbing maintenance is crucial since your pipes and […]

Freezing Pipes and How To Prevent Them

Freezing Pipes Yikes! Freezing season is upon us and the chance that we are going to see freezing temperatures as the “La Nina” weather approaches is a gross understatement. Pipes will freeze. Plumbers will be called, dreams will be broken. Plumbing puns are the best. DO NOT let that be you this season. If you […]

What is Hydro-Jetting?

What? Technology in the plumbing world has come a long way since the invention of the plunger. You can now not only effectively clear blockages in your plumbing system but you can also clean your drain pipes as well. In the past, sewer lateral blockages through a clog or tree root used to mean snaking […]

Five Plumbing Emergency Tips & Tricks

When plumbing issues strike, no one expects you to be a Journeyman plumber, but being prepared for making the best of a bad situation is sometimes the most you can do! Knowing a few plumbing tips and tricks can can go a long way. So here they are! Five Plumbing Emergency Tips & Tricks You […]