Category Archives: Family & Home Safety

Important information about Lead in drinking water!

From our neighbors across the river in the City of Vancouver, WA – here’s a primer on lead in drinking water:

“…lead in drinking water comes primarily from materials and components used in household plumbing. The more time water has been sitting in pipes, the more dissolved metals, such as lead, it may contain. Elevated levels of lead can cause serious health problems, especially in pregnant women and young children.

To help reduce potential exposure to lead: for any drinking water tap that has not been used for 6 hours or more, flush water through the tap until the water is noticeably colder before using for drinking or for cooking. You can use the flushed water for watering plants, washing dishes or general cleaning.

Use only water from the cold water tap for drinking, cooking and especially for making baby formula. Hot water is likely to contain higher levels of lead. If you are concerned about your water, you may wish to have your water tested.”

Information on lead in drinking water is available from EPA’s Safe Drinking Water Hotline at (800) 426-4791 or www.epa.gov/safewater/lead

Ti Sutherland, Master Plumber – Sutherland Plumbing, LLC (CCB# 200460)

Winter Pet Reminder: “If you’re cold, they’re cold!”

If you’re thinking that your pet can’t be cold outside because they have a nice coat: just remember how freezing you are when it’s cold outside and you’re wearing a nice coat, (not to mention a hat, boots & gloves)!

Give the Gift of Warmth to your Pets this Winter!

2020 Portland Water Quality Report!

You drink it, bathe in it, wash your clothes with it and cook with it!

Ever wonder about the quality of our local Portland Water Supply?

Well, just click on this link and you can view Portland’s 2020 Water Quality Report:

portlandoregon.gov/water/article/532211

PDX water system

Even if your home or business isn’t in “The City of Portland,” chances are you may be using “Portland’s” water system to clean, cook & bathe. Click on the link above to get important information about the quality of our local water supply!

 

Quality Workmanship by Sutherland Plumbing.

Thermal expansion tank, main shut off (aka isolation) valves and pressure regulator from a recent main water service.

Quality Workmanship by Sutherland Plumbing.

Sutherland Plumbing, LLC: CCB#200460

Sutherland Plumbing – Working hard while staying safe!

Sean Anderson, working hard while staying safe!

Protecting your home, every step of the way!

Our technicians always wear heavy-duty, waterproof boot covers to protect your home!

Our technicians always wear heavy-duty, waterproof boot covers to protect your home!

Sutherland Plumbing – your health is our highest priority!

Sean Anderson wearing his N-99 mask.

Sutherland Plumbing – Let’s stay healthy together!

Cameron Bloom is hard at work replacing a sink while wearing his protective equipment.