Portland’s Rapid Growth Requires Greater Sewer Inspections

Dec 20

Portland’s Rapid Growth Requires Greater Sewer Inspections

The city of Portland has been ever increasing its population growth these last several years. It’s a busy and profitable time with homes being designed and built quickly in order to accommodate the faced-paced growth. There are hundreds of new homes and mid-rise apartment buildings sprouting up throughout the city. Tax-financing strategies to support investments such as sewer infrastructure, roads, and sidewalk rehabilitation has been a key factor to such enhancements. Fortunately, 45 percent of tax financing has been dedicated to the Portland Housing Bureau.  As a means of comparison, studios are likely to cost approximately $1,700 a month, and 1-2 bedroom apartments are estimated at $2,000 to $2,500.  Prior to moving into your new home in Portland, it’s best to have a certified plumber inspect the pipelines. For example, a spot repair is very common in a real estate proceeding. The homeowner may not be aware that the sewer needs a spot repair for the sale of the house. A spot repair can happen at a weak joint in the underground pipelines. A line can have a broken fitting or crushed pipe. And even a ground rod can push a hole in a sewer line and still work without you knowing it.  A sewer inspection saves you the time and potential cost of not knowing the condition of the sewer system, avoiding a pipeline collapse in the future.

Helpful tips for homeowners in Portland ~and beyond:

For pipes prone to freezing, leave nearby faucets dripping on coldest nights. During winter months, it’s best to open hot and cold water faucets enough to let them slowly drip. When water is moving inside pipes it will prevent freezing. If pipes are frozen, safely thaw them by heating the pipe with a hairdryer. If this fails, don’t let the pipe burst. Stay safe and call Perma-Liner Industries promptly for a certified plumber in your residential area. 1-866-336-2568/ www.perma-liner.com

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