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Serving Portland OR | Beaverton OR | Clackamas OR | Vancouver WA

this old air conditioner shows signs of needing to be replaced

Signs Your AC Needs Replacement

With certain things it’s easy to know when it’s time for a replacement. For example, the bristles on your toothbrush get scraggly or your brake pads start making a high-pitched
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Summer is a Marathon, Not a Sprint: Get Your AC Ready for Warm Weather

Imagine being signed up for a marathon. The date is fast approaching and there’s little doubt in your mind that you’re going to run. Unfortunately, there is a problem. You’ve
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a plumbing pipe inundated with tree roots that needs replacement

Treacherous Trees: How Tree Roots Affect Your Sewer Line

Here in the Pacific Northwest, we like to think of trees as our friends and neighbors. After all, like a dear friend, they’re always there for you, and they give
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Water leaking on foundation slab in basement

Signs of an Underground Water Leak

Do you have creaking and gurgling noises coming from your basement? No, this isn’t the plot of a horror movie (although it may feel like it). This could actually be
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blue pipe leaking water

Leaking Pipes: What to Avoid

Every day your pipes work to move waste out and transfer clean water in. The average home’s plumbing system works well enough that, at its very best, you hardly notice
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Gas meter outside home covered in snow

How to Reduce Your Winter Heating Costs

Winter is here and the cold weather means it’s time to crank up your furnace and water heater – but that can mean skyrocketing utility bills. With already tight budgets
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How to Prepare Your Water Heater for Winter

Between freezing weather and holiday festivities, the winter months can take a serious toll on your water heater. To ensure you have plenty of hot water all throughout the cold
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Brown Friday: Why Plumbers Are So Busy After Thanksgiving

Everyone looks forward to Black Friday shopping deals. But plumbers have an entirely different experience on the Friday after Thanksgiving! Our experienced D and F Plumbing team knows better than
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A rainstorm soaks the roof of a house and a tree

Fall Plumbing Tips

Vibrant colored leaves, pumpkin spiced everything, and oddly early Christmas decorations in stores. Yep, it’s fall alright- and while we can’t wait to down our apple cider and dig in
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