Even the best-maintained homes in Portland, OR will need a plumber at some point. But where do you find a dependable plumbing service when that emergency strikes? Not all plumbers work weekends or holidays and not all of them will answer your call in the middle of the night. A plumbing emergency can occur at the most inconvenient time, a burst pipe is not going to wait until a plumber is free, you need someone immediately, you need Pilot Plumbing.
Pilot Plumbing & Drain has been Portland, OR’s most trusted and reliable plumbers for many years, and we provide a full range of plumbing services to both commercial and residential customers, at prices you can afford. Unlike many of our rivals, we are available 24/7, on weekends, or on holidays. When you need a plumber, we are just a call away.
An Unequalled Plumbing Service
We are well known for our emergency plumbing service, but we do provide other services as well and these include:
- Emergency Plumbing Service
- Plumbing Inspection and Maintenance
- Drain Cleaning
- Water Heater Services
- Sump Pumps and many others
Emergency Plumbing Service
It is easy to forget how essential good plumbing is, we take it for granted that clean water flows out of the taps when we turn them on. We assume that hot water will flow when we turn the shower on. On a cold winter’s day, we do not want a broken water heater out of action for long, this can be a dangerous situation and it is easy to see why we get stressed when emergencies happen.
Before you call us, turn the water heater off if it has stopped working, as you may be causing further damage by leaving it on. If you spot a leak, try to locate a small cut-off valve that turns off the water to the leak only and not to the entire house. You can usually turn these off with a small screwdriver. If you do not have one, then find your main water shut-off valve and turn that off. Now you need an emergency plumbing service, and you want a highly trained plumber from Pilot Plumbing.
Plumbing Inspection and Maintenance
Pilot Plumbing suggests that you have your plumbing system regularly examined. We will check your water heater, faucets, supply line, shut-off valves, toilets, and drains. We will also check appliances such as washing machines, dishwashers, and sump pumps, searching for signs of corrosion, leaks, and blockages at every stage.
If you suspect that you have a clog or blockage forming somewhere in your pipework, then call us straight away. You will only make matters worse by leaving the problem. A blockage could cause your toilet to overflow, leaving nasty germs and bacteria all over your nice bathroom. The clean-up job is not one you should attempt yourself, leave this to one of Pilot’s experienced plumbers to help as they carry special clothing to stay safe.
If you have noticed that the water in a sink has started to drain more and more slowly, then there is probably a clog forming in the pipework. If you have been pouring warm grease down your sink, then that is probably the reason why. As the grease cools it will stick to the inside of the pipes.
Food and other materials will stick to the grease and slowly build up over time and restrict water flow. You could pour chemicals down the sink to remove the blockage, but these do not always work and could make the problem worse. Often these harsh chemicals can damage old pipes and joints and so cause a leak.
Water Heater Services
Water heaters are normally very reliable, but some things can go wrong, so the best idea is to have a regular service from Pilot Plumbing. This will assure that your heater is operating safely and efficiently. But nothing will last forever, if your water heater is over ten years old, you may have noticed that it is starting to produce less hot water on demand.
You may have noticed that your energy bills have increased. A new unit will be more energy-efficient and save you money on energy bills. Your water heater may be struggling to cope with all the extra water appliances that you have brought over the years. If you use too many appliances simultaneously, your water heater may not be able to cope and even shut down. This increases the risk of needing a water heater repair.
It is important to select the right replacement. It needs to be powerful enough to supply enough hot water for all your needs, both now and in the future. This is especially important if you are planning to start a family. Whatever your needs you can rely on a skilled plumber from Pilot to help you decide the best unit for you. Whatever you decide we have many years of experience in servicing, repairing, and installing new water heaters. So, you are in safe hands with Pilot Plumbing.
A sump pump will remove any surplus water that collects in your basement and so avoid any flooding. But when was the last time you checked it? Do not wait until heavy rain or when the risk of flooding increases, we at Pilot Plumbing suggest that you clean and test the sump pump regularly.
You should pour a bucket of water into the pit to make sure that it automatically begins and that the water empties rapidly, removing the water far from your home. If the sump pump fails to do this then call us, you need one of our expert plumbers.
Why Choose Pilot Plumbing for a Plumbing Service?
We at Pilot Plumbing & Drain of Portland, OR are only too aware of the stress caused by having a toilet block or having to deal with a burst pipe. We understand the problems that a family faces during a plumbing emergency. That is why we are available 24 hours a day and will respond promptly to any emergency you have. Your family’s safety is our most important priority. Whatever plumbing service you need we are here to help!