Category Archives: Re-post

Sutherland Plumbing is Now Hiring!

Sutherland Plumbing is now accepting applications for a Residential Service & Repair Journeyman Plumber and also an Apprentice Plumber’s Laborer/Helper. Click HERE to go straight to the job application page on our website.

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Sutherland Plumbing is Now Hiring!

Sutherland Plumbing is Now Hiring!

Sutherland Plumbing is now accepting applications for a Residential Service & Repair Journeyman Plumber and also an Apprentice Plumber’s Laborer/Helper. Click HERE to go straight to the job application page on our website.

Do you know somebody who may be a candidate? Please feel free to share this post!

Sutherland Plumbing is Now Hiring!

Sutherland Plumbing is now accepting applications for a Residential Service & Repair Journeyman Plumber and also an Apprentice Plumber’s Laborer/Helper. Click HERE to go straight to the job application page on our website.

Do you know somebody who may be a candidate? Please feel free to share this post!

Sutherland Plumbing, LLC – CCB# 200460

Sutherland Plumbing is Now Hiring!

Sutherland Plumbing is now accepting applications for a residential service & repair Journeyman Plumber and also an apprentice Plumber’s Laborer/Helper. Click HERE to go straight to the job application page on our website.

Do you know somebody who may be a candidate? Please feel free to share this post!

Sutherland Plumbing, LLC: CCB# 200460

All about sink overflow holes!

Stinky sink? Many times my clients complain of a constant, persistent foul odor in their bathroom that’s reminiscent of a “wadded up wet towel left in the bottom of the hamper for a week or two!” Oh, no…

Most all lavatory sinks have what’s called an “overflow” hole. By design it allows water to flow down the drain – in the event the sink were to fill too high – and not over the top & onto the floor. Unless of course, the drain is plugged or slow draining – but that’s an entirely different story. The image below is a common bathroom sink with the overflow in the back of the sink. Some sinks have the overflow hole in the front of the sink – same thing, just different design. Often this overflow area can collect foul mildew smelling bacteria. Simply flood the overflow hole with plain white vinegar to kill the bacteria. Use a funnel, or perhaps simply cup your hand as to divert the Vinegar into the hole or just let it glug out of the bottle into the hole. Nothing fancy – remember plain white vinegar is cheap and it’s hard to use too much.  Repeat as needed!

Ti Sutherland, Master Plumber – Sutherland Plumbing, LLCSink Overflow Hole

 

Sutherland Plumbing is Now Hiring!

Sutherland Plumbing is now accepting applications for a residential service & repair Journeyman Plumber and also an apprentice Plumber’s Laborer/Helper. Click HERE to go straight to the job application page on our website.

Do you know somebody who may be a candidate? Please feel free to share this post!

Sutherland Plumbing LLC: CCB# 200460

Sutherland Plumbing is Now Hiring!

Sutherland Plumbing is now accepting applications for a residential service & repair Journeyman Plumber and also an apprentice Plumber’s Laborer/Helper. Click HERE to go straight to the job application page on our website.

Do you know somebody who may be a candidate? Please feel free to share this post!

Ti’s Tips Reminder – Oh no, Clogged Drains!

Hi Everyone!

I’m Ti Sutherland, Co-Owner & Master Plumber for Sutherland Plumbing in Portland, Oregon.  Here at Sutherland Plumbing, we strive to be the Portland Metro area’s #1 family-owned plumbing service.  But that’s not all – 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 a reminder from my column, “Ti’s Tips” :

Ti’s Tips Reminder – 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!  Don’t say we didn’t warn you!Image

Sutherland Plumbing is Now Hiring!

Sutherland Plumbing is Now Hiring!

Sutherland Plumbing is now accepting applications for a residential service & repair Journeyman Plumber. Click HERE to go straight to the job application page on our website.

Do you know somebody who may be a candidate? Please feel free to share this post!

Summer Reminder – How to check your water pressure!

To all of our valued customers: Don’t get us wrong, we love all the work you’re giving us, but if you want to do something proactive to avoid unexpected & costly plumbing breakdowns – check & know what the water pressure in your home is.

Per the plumbing code (not to mention good practice) anything that’s at 80 PSI (pounds per square inch) or higher is excessive and MUST be regulated.

Excessive water pressure is analogous to high blood pressure. The devastating effects & havoc are caused over time. Irreversible damage can (and will) take its toll! High water pressure is one of the most common core problems discovered by plumbers day after day, service call after service call.

I’ll make this as easy as possible: Check the link below. It will take you to Amazon to purchase the very same tool we purchase as professionals to check your water pressure. It’s literally as easy as hooking up a garden hose!

Click here to check-out the “Rain Bird P2A – Pressure Gauge.”