Columbia Drain Blog

The Hidden Dangers of Disposable Wipes

Flushable wipes are a recent trend in the market. While baby wipes have been a thing for a long time, these flushable versions do undergo testing for the ability to biodegrade, but manufacturers can’t test for all systems. As it is, these wipes may be more trouble to your system […]

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How to Fix Low Water Pressure in Your Shower

Low water pressure in the shower is very frustrating. There are several reasons it might be happening. Some are an easy fix while others require a professional plumber to get to the bottom.   Check Your Shower Head   What kind of shower head are you using in your home? […]

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Are You Prepared for a Plumbing Accident?

A plumbing accident can arise at any time, which is why homeowners in Portland, Oregon should understand what to do in the event of an accident. Take a look at the following tips to further your understanding of how to handle plumbing emergencies and minimize the risk of sustaining damage. […]

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3 Benefits of Regular Drain Maintenance

If you’re one of the many Portland homeowners who doesn’t think about drain services until there’s a problem, you could be making your life harder than it has to be. Drain services aren’t something you should only reserve for major clogs or emergencies. Instead, it should be a regular investment […]

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Your Guide to Protecting Your Garbage Disposal This Summer

Kitchen garbage disposals are significant appliances in countless households in Portland, Oregon. But like all other common appliances in a home, garbage disposals are susceptible to a wide variety of common plumbing problems if they aren’t handled with care. Here are a few key tips you can adopt to ensure […]

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The Top 3 Summer Plumbing Problems (and How to Avoid Them)

We often associate plumbing problems with winter – frozen and bursting pipes cause horror stories we will do just about anything to avoid. However, most people don’t realize that summer can present equally expensive problems for your plumbing. Here are the top three summer plumbing problems in Portland – and […]

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6 Things You Should Never Put Down Your Kitchen Drain

Many people flush anything down the drain. It seems like a quick, easy way to clean out your sink and get rid of waste. However, some of the things you are flushing down your drain could be doing serious damage to your pipes, and cause clogs as well as harm […]

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5 Signs of Leaks and Water Damage in Your Portland, Oregon, Home

One common issue prone to affect homes during the springtime in Portland, Oregon, is water infiltrating the interior. It is important to note that flooding is not the only means by which water can inflict severe damage on your home. In fact, continuous small amounts of water can effectively decay […]

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3 Reasons to Have Your Drains Cleared by Columbia Drain This Spring

The drains in your home or business are more important than you may realize. A problem with a drain, such as a blocked or clogged pipe, is more than an inconvenience; this can easily turn into a serious and expensive plumbing problem if left untreated. Rather than waiting until the […]

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Five Tips Your Plumber Wishes You Knew About Drains

Many problems plumbers get called for stem from people not understanding how their drains and pipes work. To help, we’ve gathered some of the top tips plumbers want to share to help you get the most out of your plumbing system, while saving you some headaches and costs on the […]

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