Tag Archives: Rubber Hoses

Sutherland Plumbing Opens Our New YouTube Channel!

Sutherland Plumbing, LLC has opened our brand new YouTube Channel!
Just click on the play button below to view our very first video!
You can bookmark or subscribe to our channel at the following address:
http://www.youtube.com/SutherlandPlumbingLLCPortland

Our first video features a Complete Water Service from Summer 2016.
Also known as “Trenchless (no dig) Main Water Service Replacement.”
This is one of our specialties!

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

or email 
office@sutherlandplumbing.com

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Thank you for your continued business & support!

Sincerely,

Ti Sutherland
Co-Owner & Master Plumber, Sutherland Plumbing, LLC

Ti’s Tips – How to fix a dripping hose faucet…

As the weather heats up, more and more people are using their garden hoses and outdoor hose faucets. This means many more service calls to fix “dripping” hose faucets. While some of the 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 loosens causing a slight drip. Sometimes if left unattended it worsens over time and drips/leaks profusely. You may be able to save yourself a service call by attempting to tighten the packing nut, just remember right to tight and 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. With what plumbers are charging for service calls these days – make it a steak dinner!

Packing Nut

 

Just Say “No” to Clothes Washer Floods – Replace your Old Rubber Hoses Today!!

One of today’s service calls was from a distraught customer reporting a “tremendous flood” with their clothes washer and the water being shut-off by their neighbor. Result:

Clothes washer hoses

Rubber washing machine hoses don’t burst with no warning. To the contrary, rubber washing machine hoses do give you a warning. If you have rubber washing machine hoses 5 years or older – that’s your warning. We recommend high quality stainless steel “no burst” braided hoses as seen below. (Actual replacement today) 

Don't wait for that flood to happen. Call Sutherland Plumbing at (503) 719-4015 and have braided hoses installed in your home. Call today!

Don’t wait for that flood to happen. Call the professionals at Sutherland Plumbing at (503) 719-4015 and have braided hoses installed in your home. Call today!

Don't wait for that flood to happen. Call Sutherland Plumbing at (503) 719-4015 and have braided hoses installed in your home. Call today!

Don’t wait for that flood to happen. Call the professionals at Sutherland Plumbing at (503) 719-4015 and have braided hoses installed in your home. Call today!

Don't wait for that flood to happen. Call Sutherland Plumbing at (503) 719-4015 and have braided hoses installed in your home. Call today!

Don’t wait for that flood to happen. Call the professionals at Sutherland Plumbing at (503) 719-4015 and have braided hoses installed in your home. Call today!