"Serving Oregon and Washington Since 1980"

Our Services: Plumbing Repair, Remodel, Repipe, New Construction Plumbing, Plumbing Installation, Plumbing Replacement, Plumbing Addition, Bathroom Addition, Laundry Room Addition, Plumbing Relocation, Defrosting Frozen Pipes, Water Heaters Sales & Installation, Water Heater Repair, Gas Piping, Gas Line Extension, Gas Line Relocation, Gas Conversion, Converting Electric Systems/Appliances From Electric to Gas, Converting Gas Systems/Appliances From Gas to Electric, Water Leak Detection, Hidden Water Leak Locating, Underground Water Leak Locating, Water Leak Repair, Gas Leak Detection, Hidden Gas Leak Locating, Underground Gas Leak Locating, Gas Leak Repair, Water Service, Broken Pipe Repair, Code Upgrade, Code Correction, Sewer Line Video Inspection, Sewer Scope, Sewer Line Installation, Sewer Line Replacement and Repair, Sump Pump Sales & Service, Sump Pump Installation & Repair, Sewer Pump Sales & Service, Sewer Pump Installation & Repair, Drain Line Video Camera Inspection, Grease Trap Installation, Grease Trap Repair, Grease Interceptor Installation, Grease Interceptor Repair, Drain Cleaning, Hydro Jetting, Drainage, Irrigation, Storm Systems, Rain Drain Systems, Sprinkler System Installation, Sprinkler System Repair, Pipe Locating, Underground Pipe Locating, Underground Utility Locating, Boring and Trenchless Plumbing, Excavation, Remediation and Restoration of Damage Caused by Water|Flood|Sewage|Fire, Home Renovation, Home Improvement and Construction Services... Go to "Our Services" Page for more

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Water leak detection engineers at Portland Plumbing Plus will help you find non visible water leaks and save you time and money by avoiding trial and error. We use the latest technology in water leak detection to find both the smallest leaks and buried leaking pipes. Stop that high water bill today by giving Portland Plumbing Plus a call, 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. We provide water leak detection services for residential , commercial, home owners, property managers, property management companies, municipal, industrial, plumbers, plumbing contractors, plumbing companies, farm and agricultural customers.

 

Reviews For Portland Plumbing Plus

Great Experience - Emergency Plumbing on Saturday

Josh
Portland, OR
We had an emergency on a Saturday. The first person we called suggested we get a hotel room since it was the weekend and we'd pay through the nose to get someone out on the weekend. We called Bob. He was there in an hour and out within 90 minutes. We didn't pay much at all. He definitely salvaged our weekend.

Best quote and prompt service leaking pipe fixed

Cary
Portland, OR
I had a pipe leaking in my  kitchen which started pouring out water. I surfed around and got a hold of this company. When I called, I got his voice-mail and left a message. I became impatient when I didn't hear back from him immediately so I called other plumbers. All of the other plumbers had trip and emergency prices attached but I didn't mind because I should have fixed the pipe when it was just dripping water but I kept procrastinating until  it turned into an emergency. While I was still on the phone with one of the plumbers, someone called me back from P3 and gave the best quote with no trip or emergency attached. That was really excellent and unexpected so P3 got the job and came out promptly to fix the problem. I am highly satisfied with his service and his price is just awesome. I recommend this company to everyone.

Question: Dangers of Methane | Hydrogen Sulfide Gas | Sewer Gas

Question

Methane and Hydrogen Sulfide Gases

My daughter lives in Mexico. She has a very strong smell in all 3 of the bathrooms. The sink drains were installed upside-down and there is no seal on the toilets. This smell is making her whole family very sick. How dangerous is this, and how can she determine how bad it actually is? Limited resources in Mexico. I am concerned for their safety. Can you give me some more info. Her husband needs to be convinced on concerns for health. They have 5 little kids in the house.
Thank You

Answer

Before I even start to answer this question, I advice that your daughter call a certified plumber/professional sewer company or contact her local government over there for recommendations of certified companies to help them fix the sewer gas odor you described.

Before they try to open the sewer lid, the worker/plumber/sewer contractor should be aware or made to be aware that sewer manholes or any enclosed space within the sewer system contain invisible life threatening dangers such as Hydrogen sulfide gas, explosive gases and absence of oxygen.

Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) is a highly poisonous and inflammable gas which occurs naturally in natural gas, volcanic gases, crude petroleum and other natural occurrences. It is also produced by the bacterial breakdown of waste materials usually found in waste treatment plants, sewer systems, swamps. Hydrogen sulfide gas has a foul odor of rotten eggs similar to what you described in your question "very strong smell in all 3 of the bathrooms". For the purpose of this question, I will base my answers on sewer gas (Hydrogen sulfide produced by the break down of waste materials in sewer systems/waste management systems) This is how Hydrogen sulfide is produced in sewer systems/waste management systems: When microorganisms decompose waste materials in the sewer system/waste management system, this is done in the absence of oxygen and the resulting gas is Hydrogen sulfide (sewer gas)...

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We service the Greater Portland Metropolitan Area in the States of OR and WA

24/7 Plumbing Available Monday - Sunday

Portland Plumbing Plus
6819 SE 82nd Avenue
Portland, OR 97266

Phone

Oregon: (503) 933-1183
Washington: (360) 980-9041