Your plumbing is an essential part of your daily life. When one part of your plumbing system stops working properly, the rest of your system is affected. Avoid plumbing disruptions and disasters by contacting C. H. Kruse Plumbing. We provide residential plumbing services to homeowners across Vancouver WA and Portland OR. Whether it’s making simple plumbing repairs or performing plumbing remodels, we’re your local residential plumbers! So contact us today for a quote on your next plumbing service.
Plumbing Services We Provide
- Design/Build Projects
- Plumbing Drawings necessary to procure permit
- All Fixtures
- Domestic Water
- Sanitary Sewer
- Natural Gas Piping
- Vacuum Drainage Systems
- Kitchen Equipment Hook-up
- Roof, Rain and Storm Drains
- 24-Hour Emergency Drain Cleaning and Clog Removal
Plumbing Fixture Repair
Homeowners often find themselves in need of plumbing fixture repair. Toilets, sinks, bathtubs, drains, showers, faucets, and other components of your home’s plumbing system often provide little or no warning before springing leaks.
Homeowners often find themselves in need of plumbing fixture replacement or repair. Toilets, sinks, bathtubs, drains, showers, faucets, and other components of your home’s plumbing system often provide little or no warning before springing leaks and failing to operate under normal conditions. If you’ve noticed a leaking fixture, decrease in water pressure, odd smells, water discoloration, or other issues associated with your fixtures it’s important to contact your local Vancouver WA plumber today.
Below Are The 10 Most Common Signs You May Need to Replace Your Plumbing Fixtures
- Water leaks
- Constant repairs
- Faulty fixtures
- Excessive age
- Built-up mineral deposits
- Unusual sounds
- Unpleasant odors
- No power
Plumbing Fixture Installation & Replacement Services
A sink replacement is a really effective and affordable way to upgrade your home without investing a lot of money. There are more types and styles of fixtures than ever, and a professional plumber can help you decide on the perfect sink replacement for your kitchen or bathroom.
No toilet lasts forever. Even the most well-constructed toilet will eventually need to be replaced. Whether your toilet is failing and it needs replacing or you’re remodeling your bathroom, C.H. Kruse Plumbing can help. We provide expert toilet installation & toilet replacement services!
Dishwashers not only save you time and money, but they also ensure your dishes are being thoroughly washed clean of harmful bacteria and residue. Whether you’re looking to install a dishwasher in your home or you’re upgrading your existing one, we can help!
Updating the bathtub or shower in your home is an easy way to gain a wide range of benefits, without the major cost of a complete bathroom renovation. Bathtub and shower installations will add value to your home and provide you with energy and water efficiency.
Refrigerators today have built-in ice makers, water dispensers, even touchscreens! So proper installation is important when it comes to your refrigerator, especially if your old one didn’t hook up to a waterline.
Washing Machine Installation
Washing machines are a great modern convenience. Your washing machine saves you hours every week! It’s important to keep your washing machine up-to-date with proper plumbing fittings and leak-free pipes to protect your home from unnecessary damage.
Kitchen Fixture Installation
If your kitchen could use an update, or you have broken fixtures, consider a kitchen fixture replacement! It’s a great and affordable way to upgrade your kitchen, making it as efficient and stylish as possible!
Garbage Disposal Installation
A garbage disposal can make cleaning and washing dishes a breeze, but they require a nearby electrical outlet and proper plumbing connects to work effectively. If you’re looking to install a garbage disposal in your kitchen contact us!
Do I Need a Plumber to Install a Plumbing Fixture?
In short, no. If you understand plumbing and are simply swapping out an existing plumbing fixture with another, similar one, the job can be performed yourself. However, plumbing can be quite complex. If you’re installing a new fixture that requires additional connections or retrofitting, for example, you’re replacing your old electric-powered washing machine with a gas-powered one, you’ll want to leave the installation to the professionals. Having your plumbing fixtures professionally installed is convenient and can provide you with peace of mind, knowing your fixtures will work efficiently for years to come!
New Construction Plumbing
One of the most important parts of any commercial buildings is its plumbing system. Not only does this system include kitchen and bathrooms that employees and visitors use, but it also includes the drainage that carries water away from the building.
One of the most important aspects of your new home construction is the plumbing. Choosing the right piping, appliances, fixtures, and drainage system can make all the difference in function, comfort, aesthetic, and utility usage for years to come. It’s crucial to consult with a licensed residential plumbing contractor for any residential new construction plumbing planning and services. A licensed plumber can help you decide which systems, fixtures, and components will go best with your home’s style and construction.
New Home Construction
New construction plumbing requires thoughtful planning and a current knowledge of materials options and their relation to home construction. Homeowners often find that working with an experienced plumbing contractor during the planning and construction phases of building their new home results in cost savings, longer lasting systems, and well-planned piping that reduces the odds of corrosion, leaks, excessive plumbing noises, and other issues for the life of the building.
Planning your new home construction contract with a professional plumbing service allows you the option to see what kind of materials can be used to increase energy efficiency and improve water flow throughout your home. Water heaters, fixtures, piping, and appliances have all grown in complexity recently, creating new and exciting options and decisions for your home’s kitchen, bathrooms, and other plumbing.
Residential Plumbing Services
By acquiring the services of a licensed residential plumber with plenty of experience in new home construction you will gain insight into which options are best for your home. New tankless water heater systems, built-in ice makers, comfortable shower and bath spaces, and other plumbing solutions are coming to the market every year.
Residential plumbing experts can determine which of your options will work best given your home’s space and layout, your personal budget, and taste in style of fixtures. Newer materials like PEX piping and modern drain solutions can ensure your making the most of your home’s plumbing and help you avoid issues for many additional years. Call us today to learn more about how we can help during the new construction phase.
Remodel Plumbing Services
Remodeling your home’s kitchen, bathrooms, or other rooms with plumbing can help increase the value of your property and improve the aesthetic of your home. We are here to help you in your remodeling needs. Call today to get your project rolling!
Remodeling your home’s kitchen, bathrooms, or other rooms with plumbing can help increase the value of your property and improve the aesthetic of your home. New fixtures and appliances can also reduce your expenses with eco-friendly appliances and fixtures and energy-conserving water heaters. Make the most of your residential plumbing remodel project by contacting the experienced residential plumbers of C.H. Kruse today.
Residential Bathroom Remodel
A complete remodel of your bathroom entails fixture upgrades, shower and bathtub upgrades, and restoration or upgrade of your bathroom’s other plumbing. Fixtures change in style, and revamping your bathroom with new sleek and elegant fixtures can improve the overall look and feel of your home. The first place to start with any plumbing remodeling project to your bathroom is to contact a licensed plumber that provides remodel plumbing services for residential properties.
Residential Kitchen Remodel
The kitchen is often where impressions and memories are made. Revamping your kitchen with new fixtures and appliances can spruce up your home and give you a chance to start over with a whole new interior look. New fixtures and appliances can make all the difference in your kitchen’s visual appeal and even save you money on water and energy bills. A licensed plumber can inspect your kitchen and go over some options with you to help you find the best solutions for your home. New sinks, fixtures, drains, and piping can restore function and add flare to any-sized residential kitchen.
Contact C.H. Kruse of Vancouver WA today to find out which new fixtures will best suit your preference and your home’s overall design style. New fixtures are an essential part of any home remodel and help prevent the unexpected failure of aging fixtures and appliances in your home.
24 Hour Drain Cleaning
If your drain suddenly backs up, it can be an emergency. It can cause water damage, and can cause dangerous sewer gas to enter the home. That is why we offer 24/7 emergency drain cleaning services to help get the problem fixed as quickly as possible.
If your drain suddenly backs up, it can be an emergency. It can cause water damage, and it can cause dangerous sewer gas to enter the home. That is why C.H. Kruse Plumbing offers 24/7 emergency drain cleaning services to help get the problem fixed as quickly as possible.
What are the Common Causes of Drain Clogs?
Most of the time, drain clogs appear slowly over time. You might have subtle signs, like a patch of grass that is always greener or gurgling noises from your toilet. Tree roots are another problem that can cause you to begin to see signs of a drain clog slowly over time.
Many times, if a drain seems to suddenly have become clogged, it is probably that you have been ignoring the signs along the way. Having a regular inspection and drain cleaning by a professional can help prevent most of these problems from becoming an emergency.
The most common cause of a drain that seems to have clogged suddenly is a pipe that has collapsed. This can happen if tree roots are allowed to penetrate the pipe.
Another thing that can suddenly cause your drain to clog is accidentally flushing something down the drain that you should not. For instance, if your child decides to see what will happen if they flush their toy down the drain, it can cause serious problems. It does happen occasionally.
Experts in Drain Cleaning
C.H. Kruse Plumbing is ready to help solve your clogged emergency any time of the day or night with our 24-hour drain cleaning services. This is the only service that we offer on a 24-hour emergency basis. We have an excellent reputation in the local area and offer competitive pricing.
Our company is family-owned and has been providing excellent services to residents in the Vancouver WA and Portland OR areas since 1980. If you suddenly find water backing into your home, call us and we will send someone out right away. We are local experts to call for your residential plumbing needs.
Water & Sewer Line Repiping
The main water and sewer lines are crucial plumbing components on any residential property. The main water line provides a connection to municipal or private water reserves to bring clean water into your home. Start your project here!
The main water and sewer lines are crucial plumbing components on any residential property. The main water line provides a connection to municipal or private water reserves to bring clean water into your home. Your sewer line continues the flow of water on your property by disposing of used water and waste into a septic or city sewage system. Major issues can occur when these lines corrode, fail, break, or leak. Our journeyman plumbers can successfully restore function of any residential sewer or main water system on your property.
Water and Sewer Line Video Inspection Services
It is not always easy to detect when there is a problem developing with your main water line or sewer line. Furthermore, finding the precise location of a supply or drain line issue can be a daunting task without the proper equipment. With over 20 years of experience in the plumbing industry, C.H. Kruse can find these issues quickly and effectively with the use a commercial video plumbing inspection system.
Video plumbing inspection systems for residential water and sewage lines can be used to locate clogs, leaks, corrosion, and other issues affecting your water supply and drainage systems. A camera is inserted into a drain or other opening and fed through the lines to give your plumber a detailed view of the inner dimensions of your lines. The video feed is shown on a remote display with controls that allow your plumber to adjust the camera for enhanced views and inspection services.
Water and Sewer Line Repipe Services
When your main line is leaking or corroded you may notice a decrease in water pressure, flooding in your yard or home, or other issues with water quality. Main line repipe and water line repipe services can replace the broken segments of your plumbing and restore your water’s flow and sanitation. Sewage line repipe services can prevent sewage and waste from leaking into your yard or building and ensure your water disposal is safe and up to code.
Video inspection services have transformed the way plumbers examine and locate issues within residential water and sewage lines. No demolition is required and issues with your plumbing system can be found immediately with video plumbing inspection. Domestic water line repipe services can restore water flow throughout your home and ensure the safety and quality of your drinking water. C.H. Kruse Plumbing is locally owned and operated in Vancouver WA. We maintain a clean, safe work environment, and our plumbers will always respect your home and property. No job is too small or too big – contact us today!
Home Pipe Leak Repair
When a leak occurs, it is important to have it fixed as soon as possible. If a minor leak turns into a larger problem, it could lead to mildew and mold growth, rusted pipes and plumbing fixtures, increased water bills, and even property water damage.
It is not uncommon for a minor plumbing leak to occur in a person’s home or a commercial business.
Often, these leaks are associated with:
- Kitchen sink drains
- Tubs and showers
- Old Piping Systems
When a leak occurs, it is important to have it fixed as soon as possible. If a minor leak turns into a larger problem, it could lead to mildew and mold growth, rusted pipes and plumbing fixtures, increased water bills, and even property water damage. Contact C.H. Kruse today! Our journeyman plumbers will help resolve the issue quickly and effectively.
What Causes Leaky Pipes?
- Failed Piping Systems or Products: Typically caused by old materials such as Polybutylene piping – the most common cause for leaks.
- Corrosion: Over time, pipes can start to corrode. This may be due to an issue with water quality or pipes that are just getting old. Signs of rust combined with a leaky pipe is a warning sign that should be addressed.
- Movement and Degradation: Foundations will usually start to settle over time. This can cause the pipes in a home or commercial building to shift and separate. Any indication of water stains on walls or ceilings should alert a person to seek professional help.
- Clogs: Grease, hair and other unwanted items can clog up a pipe. If this isn’t quickly remedied, it could lead to a plumbing leak.
- Water Pressure: While most plumbing fixtures and pipes are designed for water pressure changes, an irregular spike in pressure can lead to a pipe that leaks.
Consequences of a Leaky Pipe
Water can flow and spread into small nooks and crannies. A small shower leak that seems insignificant can lead to a bathroom floor that separates from its subfloor. A leak in a kitchen sink may seem like a small nuisance that can be ignored. Unfortunately, this may give it a chance to spread into the cabinets underneath the sink where it aids in the growth of mold.
The best way to eliminate the threat of serious damage is to quickly address the plumbing leak. If you are experiencing leaking pipes, contact C.H. Kruse plumbing of Vancouver WA today!
Residential Frozen Pipe Repair
Homeowners throughout Vancouver WA need to make sure they avoid plumbing problems resulting from cold temperatures. We can help you protect your pipes, and we will handle plumbing repairs if you experience damage from frozen pipes.
During the fall and winter seasons, cooler temperatures mean the possibility of pipes bursting. Homeowners throughout Vancouver WA need to make sure they avoid plumbing problems resulting from cold temperatures. At C.H. Kruse, we can help you protect your pipes, and we will handle plumbing repairs if you experience damage from frozen pipes.
Signs Your Pipes are Frozen
If your faucets stop working during the winter months and you’re not sure why, it’s likely that the issue is frozen water inside them. Another possible sign of freezing pipes is the development of frost around pipes.
Three major signs your pipes are frozen include:
- Faucets or hose bibs/spigots stop working
- Frost development around pipes and spigots
- Water is leaking from pipes
Frozen pipes can ultimately result in cracked pipes, or worse, burst pipes. If your pipes become damaged, it is crucial to contact the plumbers of C.H. Kruse immediately. Our journeyman plumbing contractors will replace cracked pipes to quickly and effectively resolve the issue.
Preventing Frozen Pipes
The best way to prevent frozen pipes in your home is to avoid exposing any pipes to air that is at temperatures below freezing. Luckily, preventing frozen pipes is fairly simple with some of these tactics:
- Keep your heat turned on, especially if you will be away from your home for a period of time.
- Let water drip from your faucets.
- Put insulation sleeves or insulation tape over pipes.
All pipes will eventually need to be replaced, but if you have an older home, they may need to be replaced now! At C.H. Kruse, we’ll replace your pipes with the best material possible, so your pipe replacement will last for years to come.
All plumbing pipes will need to be replaced eventually. From natural corrosion to environmental factors like shifting ground, there are a number of ways you could need a pipe replacement! It’s important to rely on the expertise of professional plumbers to inspect, diagnose, and fix any issues within the components of your plumbing system, but especially when it comes to a leaky or damaged pipes. The longer you wait, the more damage you may experience in your home!
Do I need a pipe replacement?
If you have an older home or older pipes, you might be worried about knowing exactly when it’s time for a pipe replacement. There are a few ways that indicate failing or aging pipes, including:
- Higher-than-normal water bills
- Low or non-existent water pressure
- Leaks in the basement, on floors, or around pipes
- Frequent drain clogs or even complete blockages
- “Gurgling” drains
- Unusual pools of water in your yard
Pipe Replacement for Polybutylene Piping
Polybutylene piping, which was used as a plumbing material in millions of homes from 1978 to 1995, was presented as a cheap substitute for copper piping. While it hasn’t been proven or admitted as defective, it was phased out as a plumbing material due to its tendency to fail without warning.
If your home has this type of piping, and you’re concerned about your pipes failing, call C.H. Kruse Plumbing. Our journeyman plumbers are highly experienced and knowledgeable when it comes to replacing polybutylene plumbing. If you are unsure about the type of piping you have in your home, contact us today! Our staff is more than happy to inspect your current plumbing system.
Replacing Galvanized Pipes
If you have an older home, your home might have galvanized pipes installed. Made of steel, galvanized pipes are dipped in a protective zinc coating. There are two issues with galvanized pipes: impure zinc and corrosion. Zinc is naturally impure, and the coating on your pipes may have a small amount of lead in it. Corrosion is the major factor with galvanization, as the buildup of rust will eventually lead to clogs and potential cracks.
Replacing Your Home’s Pipes
Not sure which kind of pipes you have, or even if they need to be replaced? Call C.H. Kruse, and schedule an inspection! The journeyman plumbers of C.H. Kruse have extensive experience with plumbing replacement and plumbing repipes. We offer fair pricing and exceptional service. Contact us today!
PEX piping is a specially treated type of plastic that has many advantages over traditional copper piping and PVC, including its flexibility and ability to expand in cold weather. It’s also very cost-effective. Call us today to get your home repiped with PEX!
PEX plumbing has become one of the most popular forms of plumbing materials in the plumbing industry over the last two decades. This specially formulated type of tubing has many advantages over copper piping and is very cost-effective.
What Is PEX Piping?
PEX piping is a specially treated type of plastic that is more durable than regular tubing, expands and contracts more than copper and PVC, and is very flexible. PEX is designed to help reduce the cost of installing plumbing or making repairs. PEX tubing is available in four colors. Red is for hot water, blue is for cold water, and white or grey can be used with hot or cold water.
PEX Plumbing vs Copper Plumbing
If you need to repipe your home, the first thing you may automatically consider is traditional copper piping. However PEX piping is a new alternative. Copper piping requires the use of many connectors, has limited ability to expand in the cold weather, and is prone to getting pinhole leaks over time. Although copper pipe has worked well with the home building industry for decades, the use of PEX piping is a significant improvement.
PEX piping is flexible which means that it can move around corners without kinking and can be extended for long distances without having to place connectors. The reduction of connections in the pipe system can significantly reduce the chances of leaks occurring in the future. PEX piping also expands, making it less prone to freeze and crack during cold weather, so homeowners will not have to worry about broken pipes with this tubing. A final benefit to this type of plumbing system is cost. PEX piping is very cost-effective in comparison to copper pipes. PEX costs about one third of what copper does.
Steps to Repiping Your System
Replacing the plumbing in your home will follow a 7-step process.
- Inspection: A plumbing company will inspect your current system and will give you a quote.
- Mapping: A technician will map your home so they can calculate how much supplies they will need and where they’ll need to work.
- Preparation: Everything will be prepped so that the work can begin with the least amount of disruption to the household.
- Installation: The new pipes are installed.
- System Test: Once completed, a technician will test the entire system and make any needed adjustments.
- Repairs: Repairs are made to walls, then painted if necessary and the job site is cleaned.
- Completion: After the wall repair and cleanup, the technician should walk you through the job and do a final inspection to ensure all work is completed and you’re satisfied.
Are You Ready For PEX Plumbing Installation?
If you’re interested in replacing your current pipes with a PEX plumbing system, contact C.H. Kruse Plumbing today! Our journeyman plumbers are highly-skilled with PEX piping. We offer fair pricing and exceptional service, so contact us today!
Main Water Line
Homeowners experiencing low water pressure, higher than normal water bills, and possibly water pooling in their yard may be experiencing main water line failure. The residential plumbing services of C.H. Kruse offer affordable main water line repair.
Homeowners experiencing low water pressure, higher than normal water bills, and possibly water pooling in their yard may be experiencing main water line failure. A main water line leak if left unrepaired can also lead to additional problems for the homeowner including damage to the foundation of their home. If you believe that you are having a problem with your main water line, it is time to call the residential plumbing services of C.H. Kruse Plumbing of Vancouver WA.
What Is A Main Water Line?
The main water line is the pipe that connects your home with the local water system. It is what provides your home with fresh water and keeps the pressure level high enough so that you can use your water with ease. When you experience main water line failure, your only option is to call a plumber. Luckily, the journeyman plumbers of C.H. Kruse have decades of experience with a strong reputation amongst many long standing customers.
Why the Main Water Line To House Is Leaking
There are many reasons that you may need a main water line repair. The water line can be damaged by:
Cold Temperatures Resulting in Frozen Pipes
Wear & Tear of older piping systems
Main Waterline Replacement
The residential plumbing services of C.H. Kruse offer affordable main water line repair. Instead of the messy and expensive process of digging up your water line and then replacing it, we offer trenchless water line replacement services.
Plumbing technologies have advanced, and when the main water line to house is leaking, we can put in a new water main quickly and inexpensively using trenchless technology. Your main water line leak will be repaired within a day and the damage to your yard will be minimalized.
You should not have to place your home or yourself at risk because of a water leak. You can have your main water line repaired with limited cost and time – contact C.H. Kruse Plumbing today!
Trenchless Water Line Replacement
A broken water main can lead to many problems. Your home will lose water pressure and the leak can cause harm to your yard. If the leak is located near the base of the home, a continual flow of water could damage the foundation of your home and lead to additional problems.
A broken water main can lead to many problems. Not only will it cause your water bill to rise, but you’ll also experience lower water pressure and could experience damage to your lawn and foundation.
In the past, replacing the main water line was expensive and messy, and the process could take several days. Now, trenchless water line replacement has become the preferred way for water service line replacement. If you believe you have a water main break, or if you need the plumbers of C.H. Kruse to examine for damage, contact us today!
What is Trenchless Line Repair?
Trenchless water line replacement allows the professional plumbing service to dig a small hole near the water line connection at your home and another one at the main water connection. The plumber uses special equipment to “tunnel” the new water service line replacement between the two holes instead of digging a trench.
Once the new line is tunneled through, your water is reconnected, and service is restored. Trenchless water line repair is quick and very cost-effective. It also prevents serious damage to your landscaping by having to dig up the old water line and limits the time your home does not have running water.
What Are the Benefits of Trenchless Water Line Replacement?
If you’re considering trenchless water line replacement, then here are some unique benefits it provides over traditional water line replacements.
- Ideal for both water line or pipe repairs Affordable Quick installation Clean installation Helps prevent future problems
Uponor AquaPEX® Plumbing Systems for Plumbing
At C.H. Kruse, we’re proud to use Uponor AquaPEX® Plumbing Systems for our trenchless water line replacement projects. Uponor PEX has been setting the standard for PEX tubing for over 20 years. Their PEX tubing is flexible, highly durable, and easy-to-install. It also offers the highest degree of crosslinking, it’s kink-resistant, as well as freeze-resistant — so it’s great for both homeowners and businesses. Uponor AquaPEX tubing isn’t metal so it will not corrode or scale so you never have to worry about lead concerns. Below is a complete list of the advantages of Uponor AquaPEX® Plumbing Systems compared to copper and CPVC.
- Requires minimal connections
- Uses 58% less tubing
- Provides quick delivery of hot water
- Expands 3x its size to help prevent freezing damage
- Resists condensation
- Resists corrosion, scaling, and pitting
- Doesn’t require the use of chemicals or solvents for connections
- Provides a lead-free system
- NSF International certification
- Backed by a 25-year limited warranty
Because Uponor AquaPEX® is so flexible, it’s faster and easier to install, saving an incredible amount of labor time and generating more savings for you.
Affordable & Professional Water Service Line Replacement
If your home is experiencing a water leak in the main water line, it is important that you do not delay scheduling plumbing repair. Neglecting to have your water line repaired will lead to damage, cause mold growth, and attract pests.
C.H. Kruse Plumbing of Vancouver WA is the right choice for your trenchless water line replacement. Our professional plumbing team will replace your main water line quickly and restore your water service to its full capacity. In most cases, we can have this type of repair completed within a day. We are proud to offer affordable and quality service when replacing water mains.
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