Looking for a reliable plumber in Beaverton? Roth Heating & Cooling, Plumbing, Electrical, Drain Services is always available to assist you! Serving the Portland area for more than 40 years, our team of friendly and experienced experts is highly reviewed and equipped to perform an array of services, from small repairs to complete plumbing system overhauls. For your peace of mind, we are fully licensed, bonded, and insured, and offer lifetime warranties on all new instllations. Your complete satisfaction is our priority!
Our Beaverton plumbers provide a wide range of services, including:
- Water heater repair & installation
- Plumbing inspections & maintenance
- Faucet & fixture repairs & installations
- Garbage disposal repair & installation
- Whole-home repiping
- Water line repair & replacement
- Drain cleaning
- Hydro jetting
- Drain repairs & replacements
- Sewer repairs & replacements, including trenchless services
SIGNS YOUR HOME IS IN NEED OF A PLUMBING UPGRADE
Over the years, as with anything else, your home’s plumbing will corrode and deteriorate. At some point, a home plumbing upgrade will be necessary. But how will you know? Following are some key signs that a home plumbing upgrade may be necessary in your Beaverton home.
It’s time to call a plumber if you have noticed any of the following:
- Water stains. Stains on walls and other surfaces near plumbing pipes indicate current or past leaks. And even if the pipes aren’t leaking now, if they have in the past, that’s a sure sign that they may in the future.
- Worn-looking pipes. If dimples, discoloration, stains, or flaking are occurring on visible pipes, it’s probably occurring throughout your home’s network of plumbing. These all signal ongoing corrosion.
- Discolored water. If your bathtub water is discolored – brown, rusty or yellow – this probably reflects corrosion and rusting in the pipes. Pay particular attention when you come home from a vacation; during that time, water sitting in corroded pipes will acquire that off coloration. If the pipes are fine, that’s not going to happen.
- Leaks. While this may seem obvious, many homeowners disregard minor leaks that are easily repaired. Yet, those small leaks may suggest a bigger problem in your home’s plumbing. As with the other red flags for your plumbing, minor leaks probably aren’t an isolated problem. Your home’s plumbing system likely was installed all at once, so if deterioration and corrosion is happening in one spot, it’s happening elsewhere.
INSTALLING WATER-EFFICIENT PLUMBING FIXTURES CAN LOWER YOUR WATER BILL
Thanks in part to water-efficient plumbing fixtures, home water consumption in the U.S. is declining. However, if your home is more than 10 years old and hasn’t been upgraded, your monthly water bill may not be as low as it could be. The average household in this country still uses about 300 gallons of water every day — far more than most other developed nations. Experts report that this number could be cut by as much as 30 percent by updating to water-efficient plumbing fixtures.
Ask our Beaverton plumbers about these efficient options to cut home water usage and costs:
- Water-Saving Shower Heads. A standard shower head can use up to four gallons per minute (gpm). Since the average American spends eight minutes in the shower, that’s a substantial amount of water going down the drain. You can cut usage in half by installing a water-saving shower head that uses just two gallons per minute.
- Low-Flow Faucets. If your bathroom and kitchen faucets are older, they may dispense up to seven gpm. Standards adopted since then have lowered faucet output to 2.2 gpm. However, current water-conserving faucets with certification from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s WaterSense program go even further, delivering 1.5 gpm.
- Next-Generation Washing Machines. Washing machines manufactured 15-20 years ago consumed as much as 40 gallons of water to wash a single load of laundry. Today, next-generation washers with the highest efficiency ratings use only an average of 13 gallons per load. What’s more, they also consume about 25 percent less electricity.
- High-Efficiency Toilets. Toilets are the biggest water users in most households. Toilet flushing alone accounts for 27 percent of total water consumption. Because they tend not to wear out, toilets in older homes are often original equipment, still delivering water consumption that belongs to a bygone era—as much as five gallons per flush (gpf). Post-1994 toilets reduced that figure to today’s standard maximum of 1.6 gpf. However, installing a high-efficiency toilet certified by WaterSense can bring that figure down even further to just 1.29 gpf.
Regular professional inspections and maintenance can help prevent plumbing problems in your home. For help avoiding a premature home plumbing upgrade, or to deal with any plumbing issues that may arise, please contact Roth Heating & Cooling, Plumbing, Electrical, Drain Services. Our Beaverton plumbers respond promptly and are known for their five-star service.