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Does that dripping tap keep you awake at night? Is your shower cold in the morning? Is your sink taking forever to drain? Then you need Pilot Plumbing. We have been operating in Portland for many years offering a quality plumbing service at affordable prices. Whatever the time of day or night, we will have someone available to come to your aid.
Benefits of a Plumbing Service
The best thing that you can do to avoid future emergencies is to have your plumbing system regularly serviced by a trained technician from Pilot Plumbing. The cost of a service is very reasonable compared to the costs of an emergency callout and potentially having to close your business or leaving your home. The service can be arranged for a time that suits you.
Improved Water Pressure
Have you noticed that the water pressure from your showerhead is getting less and less in the flow of water? Plumbing service from us will improve water pressure considerably. A service will include checks on clogs in your pipework and the state of all your pipes and joints.
If you have clogs, we will suggest one of our professional drain cleaning services to safely remove them. As the clogs grow, they restrict the flow of water throughout your plumbing system. Their removal will improve the flow immediately.
If you have older galvanized steel water pipes, you may have a problem with corrosion. You will not normally see this corrosion, as it occurs from the inside out. The corrosion will build up over time and eventually block your pipes.
If you have one, we will also check your pressure regulator and the pressure-reducing valves. These will reduce the water pressure in your plumbing system to safe levels so that no damage will occur to your pipes, but you will still enjoy a refreshing, powerful shower.
Reduced Chance That You Will Need an Emergency Plumbing Service
The plumbing service will notice any minor problems and deal with them before they become more serious. Before any work is conducted, we will give you a free estimate of what a repair and replacement will cost. The service will be cheaper than an emergency callout.
Safer and Cleaner Water for Your Family
Often the first sign of a leak is the smell of mold in the cabinet under your sink. A long-running leak will almost certainly cause mold and mildew growth. These spores could give rise to respiratory problems and could adversely affect the health of everyone living in your home.
As we have mentioned before older galvanized steel water pipes can corrode from the inside outwards. The corroded pieces of metal will leach into your tap water and your drinking water will have a metallic taste. Some homes have lead piping, and this too could find its way into your drinking or cooking water. If the metal levels in your water are above a particular level, it will start to get dangerous for your health. It will be safest if you replace your older pipework with modern piping materials like copper and PVC.
A Service Will Save You Money in the Long Term
Not all leaks are easy to spot, they could have been running for a long time before they are detected. In that time a lot of water will be wasted, water for which you are paying for every month to the water company. A well-serviced plumbing system will have fewer leaks, meaning you will save money on water bills.
Often the first sign of a serious leak is that your water bills have suddenly skyrocketed. If you suspect that you have a leak then call Pilot Plumbing straight away, the sooner it is fixed the less water damage will be caused and the lower your water bills will be in the future.
Your Plumbing Will Last Longer
As well as leaks, a regular plumbing service will check your toilets to make sure they are working properly. Garbage disposals will be checked for damage, as will bathtubs, shower trays, sinks, and washing machine hoses. A well-serviced plumbing system will last years longer than one that is not.
Peace of Mind
A service will give you greater peace of mind by reducing the chance that something serious will go wrong and you will need an emergency plumbing service.
Improve the Value of Your Home
When you come to sell your house, an inspection will reveal how well you have maintained your plumbing systems. Updated plumbing in both kitchens and bathrooms can raise the value of your home by a minimum of 10 percent.
Do Not Do It Yourself (Unless You are Experienced and Well Trained)
It may be tempting to try and repair any small leaks if it appears to be a small plumbing job. It is easy to think about all the money you will save. You have all those YouTube videos with all those experts ready to help, so what can go wrong? Before you start you should ask yourself whether you have the right skills? Do you even have the right equipment to do the job?
We at Pilot Plumbing have been called out many times to rectify an inexperienced DIYers attempts at a repair all over Portland. Please think twice about attempting to fix a plumbing repair you may make the problem worse.
Emergency Plumbing Service
Nobody can predict when a plumbing emergency will strike, and even a well-serviced plumbing system will have problems occasionally. It is good to know that you can rely on us for a speedy and professional emergency plumbing service. We cope with many emergencies but one of the most common is a burst pipe.
Should this happen to you the best thing you can do is to turn off your main water shutoff valve? If you do not know where this is, please find out now, the sooner you can turn it off the less water damage there will be. Another safety measure is to also turn off the mains’ electricity to avoid the risk of electrocution. Stay away from any electrical outlets that have been submerged in water. Be careful to avoid sparks. Remember water is a conductor for electricity and can be very dangerous.
Pilot Plumbing & Drain of Portland, OR
We have been offering a quality service to the citizens of Portland, OR for many years. We have built a reputation for quality work at fair prices. Just check online for all the reviews from our many satisfied customers. If you have not yet scheduled a regular plumbing service, now is the time to call us!