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The Value of a Drain Cleaning Service

Drain cleaning is an essential service that many homeowners neglect. A clogged drain can be a nightmare for anyone who has one, causing toxic wastewater to back up in your sink, tub, and even the toilet. That’s why it’s important to make sure that you get your drains cleaned out […]

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What Does an Oil Water Separator Do

Oil water separators are designed to remove oil from the wastewater stream. Removing oil is crucial for preventing the accumulation of toxic substances in our environment and bodies due to improper disposal of industrial waste. This innovative mechanism has revolutionized the way that we protect our water supply. What Is […]

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Maintaining the Life of Your Garbage Disposal

Your garbage disposal in your home is an amazing tool. Your garbage disposal helps cut down on odors that can become trapped in your trash can. The health of your disposal largely depends on how you take care of it, and understanding some important do’s and don’ts when it comes […]

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Signs You Have a Leak in Your Plumbing System

Leaks are the most common plumbing problem homeowners experience, and even one dripping faucet can lead to up to 20,000 gallons of water wasted over a year. Not only is this bad for the environment, but it can also drive up your energy bills, damage your property, and even expose […]

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Common Summer Drain Issues

Even when you properly maintain your plumbing system, plumbing problems can still occur and result in serious issues throughout your home. With swimming pools, sprinklers, cold showers, lawn irrigation, and never-ending loads of laundry from summer activities and hosting guests, you use significantly more water during the summer than any […]

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Why is Catch Basin Cleaning Important

Whenever you’re maintaining a municipal stormwater system, you must have an efficient, high-quality catch basin. The overall level of efficiency is primarily impacted by how clean you’re keeping the basin. Thankfully, it’s simple for catch basin cleaners to keep the basin clean and functional.  There are several reasons why it’s […]

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The Top 3 Reasons to Have Your Sewer Scoped

Are you concerned that your sewer system has a problem in need of fixing? Don’t put off taking action, allowing the problem to worsen. Instead, consider scheduling a sewer scope inspection as soon as possible. You may also want to schedule one of these inspections for regular maintenance, ensuring that […]

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What to Do If Your Dishwasher Stops Draining

If you’ve opened your dishwasher door prepared to unload a fresh round of sparkling clean dishes, only to find the bottom of the unit is filled with dirty water, you are probably wondering what to do next. Can you diagnose and fix this problem yourself or do you require assistance […]

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How to Fix Common Issues with a Dishwasher Drain Hose

If your dishwasher isn’t draining after you run a cycle, cleaning out clogged food debris in the drain basket, the air gap, or the garbage disposal typically solves the problem. However, when these solutions don’t work, an issue with the drain hose may be responsible. The drain hose is a […]

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What to do About Hair Clogs

Hair in the shower drain is a common challenge for Portland OR households. Humans generally shed between 50 and 200 strands of hair per day, and as the scalp is agitated during the shower, it makes sense that much of that loss would occur during this particular bathroom activity. The […]

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