Columbia Drain Blog

Are You Keeping Your Catch Basin Maintained Regularly?

Catch basins – those round or square steel grates that are seemingly everywhere near parking lots, buildings, and curbs – play an essential role in keeping sewer lines running and clear. Failure to follow proper maintenance can lead to backups, pooling in the streets, damaged pavements, and flooding in the […]

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Buying a Home? Why You Need Its Sewer Scoped

As a home buyer, home inspections are critical pieces of due diligence that you should absolutely include as part of your checklist before making any purchase. One of the most important inspections a buyer needs to consider is also one of the most overlooked: sewer lines. Despite their importance, especially […]

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Why You Shouldn’t Ignore a Clogged Drain

Will My Clogged Drain Fix Itself? Clogs in drains are common. From hair build-ups in the shower to food debris in the kitchen sink, your Portland drains will clog from time to time. However, if you notice a persistent clog or find that you can’t fix your clog with your […]

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DIY Drain Clearing Tips

Knowing how to clear a clogged drain can potentially save you money on expensive plumbing services and repair costs, but it’s vital to know when you can handle a clog yourself and when to call a professional plumber. Try the following tips for clearing a clog in your home and […]

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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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