Entries by Green Box Mechanical

Green Box Mechanical: HVAC, Electrical, Plumbing Services in One Box

Green Box Mechanical offers a new and fresh concept to the greater Portland area. Specialty craftsmanship focussed on excellence, trust, integrity, and the very highest level of customer service. Owner, JC Kootnekoff, created our company offering three specialties, electrical, plumbing, and HVAC, with each department maintaining the Green Box Mechanical standard of excellence. Recognizing a […]

Tips to Prevent Rodents from Entering Your Home

Rats and mice chewing away at your electrical wires, in your home, may sound like a horror movie, right? Unfortunately, it is a scary reality for homeowners in the Pacific Northwest. Our climate, offers so many beautiful things for us to enjoy. However, it also offers opportunities for rodents to enter our homes, and garages, […]

Frequently Asked Electrical Questions

Of all the systems we have to deal with in our homes, our electrical system is perhaps the most perplexing. Portland is known for it’s beautiful old craftsman style homes that bring character to our city. They can also bring outdated electrical wiring and problems.  Anything from a lack of electrical outlets to  flickering or […]

Does Your Home Have Galvanized Plumbing?

Do you own or live in a house that was built before the 1960’s? If your answer is yes, then there is an excellent chance that your home’s plumbing has galvanized plumbing unless there has been an upgrade within the last forty-five to fifty years. Replacement : When and Why The lifespan of galvanized pipes […]

The Toilet Lid Is There For a Reason!

Leaving the Seat Up Can Create a Cloud of Particles Leaving the toilet seat up or down has played a part in the battle of the sexes for ages, but with the Covid-19 pandemic the debate has become more serious. A new computer modeling study shows how a flushing toilet can send a cloud of […]

Are tankless water heaters for you?

Tankless water heaters, also known as on-demand or instant water heaters, have many advantages over traditional tank-style water heaters and can be an excellent long-term investment. However, like any product, they have their downsides and they are not the right solution for every home. Unlike traditional tank-style water heaters, which continuously use energy to maintain […]

5 Signs You Need a New HVAC System

Increased Running Time When your system gets old and requires a replacement, you’ll notice that it starts up more often. It might also stay on longer in order to reach the desired temperature. It can be caused by bad coils as well as a failing blower motor. So check these parts before ordering a new […]

How To Make Your Furnace Last

Homeowners can make their furnace last longer by following some simple tips. One of the most important tips is to buy several filters for your home for the year. Label your filters by month. This way your furnace will last longer and perform at an all time high.

Portland Drain Cleaning Services

Do you have clogged drains in your home? Call Green Box Mechanical when your home’s drains are clogged. We’re experts in all areas of drain cleaning services including: Bathroom sink drains Toilet drain clogs Shower drain cleaning Sewer drain cleaning Kitchen sink drains Drain pipe cleaning All other drain clogs Other needed drain repair And […]