Category Archives: Outdoor Plumbing

Katrina works the vacuum excavator!

Sutherland Plumbing’s Katrina Sutherland, working the vacuum excavator!

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Cameron working hard and still smilin’!

Sutherland Plumbing’s Cameron Bloom takes a photo break during a main water service!

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Cameron working hard on a main water service!

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Trenchless Main Water Service, Sutherland Plumbing’s Specialty!

“Trenchless (no dig) Main Water Service Replacement.”
This is one of our specialties!

Sutherland Plumbing’s YouTube Channel features a Complete Trenchless Water Service.

Just click on the play button below to view our video!

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please call: (503) 719-4015

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Sincerely,

Ti Sutherland
Master Plumber, Sutherland Plumbing, LLC

Sutherland Plumbing Gets the Job Done – No Matter What!

Sean Anderson is Always First to Volunteer for the Dirty Work!

It’s a Dirty Job but Someone Has to do it!

 

17 Emergency Situations When You’ll be Glad You Know a Plumber!

Check out this great article from Chadwicks:

“We’ve all been there. The water tank is emitting a strange gurgling sound and we know something’s not right. We call the plumber and pray that the house hasn’t become Niagara Falls by the time he arrives. We wait on tenterhooks, anxiously watching the clock. Finally, the doorbell rings and there he is. We’re so relieved we want to kiss him.

Instead we get a hold of ourselves and usher him up to the attic. Using wrenches and pliers and working by flashlight, he emerges some time later, t-shirt soaked with copper-colored grime, and pronounces the job done. Oh the joy of having running water once more!

We take a look at 17 Emergency Situations When You’ll be Glad You Know a Plumber – and express our gratitude to all those nifty plumbers who keep our modern conveniences in good shape.”

Courtesy of: Chadwicks.ie

Ti’s Tips – How to Fix a Dripping Hose Faucet!

As the weather heats up, more and more people are using their garden hoses & outdoor hose faucets. This means many more service calls to fix “dripping” hose faucets. While some of these service calls require some specialized skills and materials to repair, many times all it takes is a basic hand tool like an adjustable wrench…

Adjustable Wrench
…and a few seconds to remedy.

Most outdoor hose faucets have what’s called a “packing nut.” It’s common after several dozen times of turning it on and off, the packing nut loosens causing a slight drip. Sometimes if left unattended it worsens over time and drips or leaks profusely. You may be able to save yourself a service call by attempting to tighten the packing nut, just remember “right to tight & left to loose.”

Adjust your wrench or pliers to fit around the packing nut of the faucet – usually no more than a quarter to a half turn does the trick.

There, you’re done!

Take the money you would have given the plumber (to drive out a big truck full of equipment) to do the same job and go out to a nice dinner!Packing Nut

Cameron at a Main Water Service!

Cameron Bloom prepares new fittings for a main water service replacement.

Great Service Pros Get Great Reviews!

January 26th 2021

We had a water main break. Ti showed up the same day and got us up and running with a temporary hookup for water until we could have the main line replaced. All options were clearly presented (repair vs. replace) and all follow-up questions were answered promptly.

On the day of the repair, the team (which included the owner, Ti) was respectful and communicative. They offered to check-out our kitchen sink pressure while there and helped resolve our low water pressure. Many thanks to Ti, Courtney and the Sutherland team!

5 Stars (Yelp)

Lisa H – Southwest Portland, OR

Ti’s Tips – How to “winterize” your home: Tip #3

Winterizing Tip #3:

Remember to insulate your outdoor hose-faucets (hose bibbs) & irrigation systems.

Remove any garden hoses from the faucets and cover the faucet with something that will insulate & protect it from freezing temperatures.

Almost every home center and hardware store sells products made specifically for this.

A quick, inexpensive trip to your local hardware store or home center and you can help winterize your home yourself!