When you need a plumber you can count on in Tigard, Roth Heating & Cooling, Plumbing, Electrical, Drain Services is ready to provide you with exceptional services and a five-star experience. Trusted in the Portland area for over four decades, we have the tools and training to complete a wide variety of projects for our customers. Large enough to serve an array of needs while still making personalized, caring service a priority, your satisfaction is at the heart of everything we do. For your peace of mind, our plumbing company is fully licensed, bonded, and insured, and we are highly rated by happy customers throughout the area.
Our plumbers in Tigard can help you with a variety of services, including:
- Drain cleaning
- Drain repairs & replacements
- Faucet & fixture repairs & installations
- Garbage disposal repair & installation
- Hydro jetting
- Plumbing inspections & maintenance
- Sewer repairs & replacements, including trenchless services
- Water heater repair & installation
- Water line repair & replacement
- Whole-home repiping
AFFORDABLE DRAIN CLEANING IN TIGARD
Clogged drains are probably the most common plumbing problem that homeowners experience. Roth Heating & Cooling, Plumbing, Electrical, Drain Services is proud to serve the drain cleaning needs of customers in Tigard. Contact us today for more information on solving drain problems, and for more tips on what you can do to keep your plumbing system clog-free and working like it should.
Here are some drain problems that you might experience and what you can do to fix them before making a drain cleaning appointment:
- Kitchen sinks: Most homeowners use their kitchen sinks to drain away cooking and food waste, and the residue from dish washing. Most commonly, grease, oil and fats in the drain pipes will cool and congeal in layers and eventually clog the drain system. Use a standard plunger with the rubber suction cup on the end to work sink clogs loose. You also can try removing the J-bend under the sink, and clearing it and any pipes that you can reach. Prevent this problem by not pouring grease or similar substances down your drain.
- Bathroom sinks and tubs: Hair, dirt, and soap residue are common sources of clogs in bathroom sinks and tubs. Block the waste and overflow plate with a cloth or your hand, and use a standard plunger to try to remove the clog. If necessary, insert a smaller-size wire or sink auger into the drain to break up the blockage.
- Toilets: Common causes of toilet clogs are trying to flush too much toilet tissue at one time, or flushing foreign items that are not toilet paper and waste, such as cigarettes, feminine hygiene products, or heavier-grade paper such as paper towels. A standard toilet plunger usually is enough to loosen clogs, but heavier blockages may require an auger, sometimes called a toilet snake. This is a length of wire with a cutting-style end that fits into the trap and drain. You crank or rotate the auger by hand, which breaks up the clog.
Need help? Our Tigard drain cleaning team is standing by to take your call! (503) 266-1249
AVOID A PLUMBING EMERGENCY WITH REGULAR MAINTENANCE
Plumbing emergencies are stressful. Not only is there a disruption in your home’s essential water systems, but the threat of water damage and the occasional unseemly mess also threaten homeowners who suffer from temperamental pipes. Plumbing system maintenance is a way to prevent those home disasters from happening. As the adage goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
Follow these tips to keep your plumbing systems healthy:
- If you find any leaky faucets or pipes, fix them immediately. Neglect can lead to further damage.
- Once a week, run hot water down your drains to dislodge any small buildups and keep them running.
- Make sure not to flush anything down a drain that wasn’t built to handle it. Food scraps should be composted, not washed down a drain (unless that drain has a disposal), and facial tissue, cotton balls, and other materials that weren’t meant for septic systems shouldn’t go down the toilet.
- Even if you do have a garbage disposal, know what it can and can’t handle. Many garbage disposals don’t work well with fibrous materials such as banana peels or celery, or hard-to-grind materials like poultry skins.
- Don’t dispose of grease down a drain. Instead, look for one of the Portland-area companies which recycles used grease, including cooking oils.
- If you have basement floor drains or other drains which are infrequently used, pour a bucket of water down them now and again to keep the trap seal full. This will prevent gases from the sewer system from backing up into your home.
- Check your water meter when everyone has left the house for the day, and check it again several hours later. If the reading has increased, you may have a leak in your home.
- Schedule regular professional plumbing system maintenance for any appliances which require it, such as water heaters and septic tanks.
Have an urgent plumbing problem that just can’t wait? Roth is always available for emergencies. Call our Tigard plumbers at (503) 266-1249 to request service!