A cracked pipe can cause a big headache for your residential or commercial structure, but Apollo Drain & Rooter Service has effective solutions that bring reliable results to your plumbing system. If your plumbing is experiencing the signs of a cracked pipe, don’t let the side effects get you down. Contact our knowledgeable team of local plumbing experts right away and let us professionally rehabilitate your pipes.
You probably don’t give your pipes much thought until they aren’t working like they should. If you notice any unusual plumbing symptoms, they’re liking trying to tell you there’s a problem in your pipeline. Bubbling or gurgling noises when you flush the toilet or use the sink, higher-than-normal water bills, sewage odors, and low water pressure are all common signs of a cracked pipe. These and any other plumbing system abnormalities shouldn’t be ignored, so if you’re experiencing symptoms, reach out to Apollo Drain & Rooter Service. We have reliable technology to help us quickly and precisely locate a crack and customize a repair.
While routine maintenance can go a long way in helping prolong the lifespan of your pipes, it will eventually need professional repair work. Locating a crack in your Vancouver pipeline can be completed efficiently using our state-of-the-art camera. Our highly trained and qualified technicians can insert the durable camera into your damaged pipe through a small access hole. As the camera carefully snakes through your pipe, our talented technicians can operate it from the ground and record footage of your pipeline interior. The camera can send that footage to our monitors and we can watch it to see what’s going on inside your plumbing system. The footage can help us pinpoint a crack and determine its severity. Then, we can use that information to create an effective pipe repair solution for your pipes in Portland and Gresham, OR, and the surrounding areas.
One of our high-quality pipe repair solutions is trenchless cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) lining. CIPP doesn’t require excavation or heavy trenching to access your cracked pipe, making it an efficient and environmentally safe repair service. Without digging up your Northwest property, we can skillfully insert an epoxy resin-saturated liner into your cracked pipe through a strategically placed entry hole. Our high-level CIPP specialists can carefully position the liner through your pipe, inflate it, and allow the epoxy resin to harden against your damaged pipe’s interior wall. After a few hours, we can remove the liner, conduct another video inspection, and verify that a brand new, durable, seamless pipe was created inside your old one.
CIPP is an economical and efficient way to restore your pipeline, and Apollo Drain & Rooter Service is a trenchless expert. We’ve completed trenchless pipeline repairs many times, and we’re proud to use our innovative trenchless services to save customers time and money as we effectively repair their pipes.
To learn more about our cracked pipe repair services in Portland and Gresham, OR, and the surrounding areas, call Apollo Drain & Rooter Service or contact us online. Our local experts have over 30 years of industry experience, and we look forward to giving your pipes the dependable results they deserve. Feel free to reach out to our team for any questions you may have about plumbing maintenance, repair, and replacement.
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Unfortunately, it’s easy to accidentally put grease down your drains no matter how hard you try not to. When you rinse dishes in your sink, they often have a thin layer of grease on them. Your hot rinsing water dissolves this and helps it run down your drains. When the grease cools later, it hardens against the pipe wall. Over time, this can cause significant grease buildup that can also catch other debris in its trap, causing a major sink clog.
If the drains are ones you use a lot, try rinsing them with a 1:1 combination of vinegar and baking soda. Put the baking soda in the drain and let it sit for 15 minutes. Then pour the vinegar down and leave it for 15 more minutes. Finally, wash it all down the drain with hot water and see if things smell better.
If the drains are ones you don’t use much, you may need to simply add water to them. Many drains keep out odors because they place a water trap between you and the smells. If this water leaks out, which it often does over time, there won’t be a barrier between you and the bad smells. Pour a bucket of water down the drains and see if that helps. If your water trap keeps disappearing, call one of our plumbers to find out why.
The key to making most garbage disposals work is to use enough water with them. You’ll want to allow the water to run for at least 10 seconds after the scraps you put down them are gone, and maybe up to 30 seconds. When you do this, you can put almost any non-fibrous items down the disposal, including coffee grounds, eggs and egg shells, potato peelings, bones up to ½” in diameter, apples, and citrus peels.
There are a lot of things that you can do to prevent clogs at home. Make sure each drain opening is covered by a trap of some kind. These will collect hair (in the shower) or food scraps so they don’t accidentally go down the drain and cause a clog. You should also make sure that only products intended for your toilets get flushed. In the kitchen, do your best to remove grease before you rinse your dishes in the sink and make sure larger debris either goes into the trash can or gets put down the garbage disposal correctly, with plenty of water.
Whether you try to unclog your own drains is up to you. We don’t recommend using chemical drain cleaners, like Drano. These won’t actually solve your problem but will, instead, simply dissolve a hole through the middle of your clog. If you use them too often, they may dissolve holes in your pipes, too! You can try leaving a 1:1 mixture of vinegar and baking soda in a clogged drain for up to 30 minutes and see if that helps, instead.
A plunger may also help with your clogged drain, even if it’s not in the toilet. If it doesn’t work, there are a variety of products that you can rent or buy that may help you unclog your drain. These hooks and short snakes can be useful, though they can also further damage your plumbing. If you choose to use them, make sure you understand how to do so before you start your project.
We are always happy to look at your drains, whether it’s for maintenance or to solve an acute problem. However, we definitely recommend bringing in a professional when:
Apollo jetted the basement drain line in our old 1927 Portland house. The line has been backing up thru the floor drain for a while. The technician cleared out the line with the hydro-jet, and it’s running great now. On-time and professional!"
- Tim T., Google Review
Apollo Drain was on time, professional, and very knowledgeable. He took the time to inspect our rain drain to our dry well and do everything he could to alleviate the issue. I would highly recommend Apollo, they were informative and straight forward. Honesty is obviously a value they uphold for their customers."
- Forrest W., Google Review
I can’t begin to tell you how pleased we were with the service we received today from Anthony. He was incredibly personable and friendly. He went above and beyond and made the service call painless. Anthony took care of our clogged train in no time. Apollo and Anthony are the best! We highly recommend them."
- Jennifer T., Google Review