Category Archives: Pipes

Before & After with Sutherland Plumbing!

Before: Old dangerous pipes present a health & safety hazard in the home.

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After: New, safe, high-quality pipes, professionally installed by Sutherland Plumbing!

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Sean Anderson, underground!

Sutherland Plumbing’s Sean Anderson gets a close-up view of the pipes at a home in Portland, Oregon.

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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For further information about Sutherland Plumbing & our services,
please call: (503) 719-4015

or email 
office@sutherlandplumbing.com

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Sincerely,

Ti Sutherland
Master Plumber, Sutherland Plumbing, LLC

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 – Oh no, Clogged Drains!

Sutherland Plumbing strives to be the Portland Metro area’s #1 family-owned plumbing service. At Sutherland Plumbing we understand the importance for our customers to keep their plumbing systems running smoothly and efficiently all year-round.

So it’s in the spirit of “shared knowledge” that I present my column, “Ti’s Tips”:

Ti’s Tips – Oh no, Clogged Drains!

The use of so-called “liquid drain cleaners” or openers is discouraged! There is NO marvel of design in these products. Most are made of highly caustic acids that only serve to dissolve, eat and destroy anything in their path including your plumbing pipes. Some even go as far as to claim “safe for all pipes” even if the results from using these products are temporary at best. You be the judge.

Drains clog for the most part as a result of grease, fats, oils and other matter accumulating inside the pipe. In order to CLEAN the drain one must scour the inside with proper equipment and knowledge. This is commonly referred to as snaking or “rootering” the drain. There is a big difference between “CLEANING” the drain as opposed to “OPENING” the drain. Baking soda and vinegar? Use at your own risk. Those items work best when baking or cooking food and are wasted when poured down the drain!

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Sutherland Plumbing – Before & After!

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Ti’s Tips – How to “winterize” your home: Tip #5

During freezing temperatures, open cabinet doors where plumbing is located on exterior walls: This will allow a better chance for the heat from the room to convect to the pipes inside the wall. (Please ensure the safety of children and pets prior to using this method.)

Please ensure the safety of children and pets prior to using this method.

 

Ti’s Tips – How to “winterize” your home: Tip #4

Winterizing Tip #4:

“Heat Tape” is another inexpensive way you can “winterize” your own home with just a quick trip to your local hardware store or home center!

“Heat Tape” comes in different shapes, sizes & lengths but basically is a cord that when energized creates resistance heat.

Think of a rope wrapped around pipes that you plug-in like your electric heating blanket.

“Heat Tape” is another inexpensive way you can “winterize” your own home with just a quick trip to your local hardware store or home center!

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!

Ti’s Tips – How to “winterize” your home: Tip #2

Winterizing Tip #2:

Turn off the water to exterior hose faucets.

Turn clockwise to shut-off your water valve.

Sometimes this can be tricky for two reasons:

First: do you know where the valve is?

Second: the valve may not work so you may be in a vulnerable position.

Turn clockwise to shut-off your water valve.