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Apollo Plumbing Service, Inc. in Portland, Oregon is a family owned and operated business that’s been applying creative and innovative solutions to the plumbing industry since 1984. We provide green, eco-friendly practices that place an emphasis on preserving the environment. With over decades of experience in the plumbing industry, we’re a full-service business that can help with any plumbing or pipe troubles your home encounters, from regular maintenance to unexpected explosions.

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Signs Your Pipes Need Attention

Some issues with pipes are easily identified: explosions, large puddles, or loud noises signaling to you that your plumbing needs attention. However, some signs are a litter harder to spot. If you have an unusually high water bill, backups, cracks in the foundation, or unexplained wet areas, you probably have a leaking or damaged pipe that needs replacing. At Apollo Plumbing Service Inc. in Portland, we offer comprehensive pipe analysis and detailed checks using the latest inspection equipment. If we identify a problem, we’re ready to help you in a cost-effective way.

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The Pipe Replacement Process

At Apollo Plumbing Service, Inc. in Portland, we make use of advanced technology to solve our customer’s plumbing issues. Inspections are done with an HD CCTV camera inserted into any drain opening to inspect your pipe infrastructure. Once we can identify the issue, we’ll provide a diagnosis and solution to best suit your needs without breaking the bank. To replace your pipes with as little disruption to your schedule as possible, we’ll utilize the latest trenchless technology. Pipe bursting is used to break away the old damaged and pull in a new pipe seamlessly. With Trenchless Pipe Replacement, we’re able to burst and rehabilitate the pipes from inside without extensive trench digging and plowing.

Our Service Promise

We strive to innovate all of our processes with trenchless technology, minimizing costs and labor in favor of conducting repairs quickly and efficiently while offering results that will last for many years. Our team understand that emergencies with your plumbing can be stressful and time-consuming, so we’re committed to providing quality service, with repair times and costs that work with you. We have upfront, flat pricing and offer free quotes right over the phone. This makes the process for you easy and pain-free, from quote to completion. Lastly, we work efficiently to cause as minimal disruption to your business or home as possible with our non-invasive, no-dig solutions using Trenchless Technology.

Why Work With Apollo?

At Apollo Plumbing Service, Inc. in Portland, Oregon, we’re family owned and operated business that’s there for you and your family – twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. Our extensive history in the local communities of Oregon, Washington, and Vancouver make us uniquely qualified to help you and your family with quality service that doesn’t break the bank. To learn more about our pipe replacement services and our wide range of options, contact our team of professionals at Apollo Plumbing Service, Inc. in Portland anytime to get started.

Our Guarantees

    Honest & Accurate Pricing

    We provide upfront pricing, over the phone, before work gets started. No hidden fees or charges.

    Convenient 24-7 Service

    Apollo’s 24-hour service quickly responds to after-hours plumbing emergencies. Our technicians are on call 24-7.

    Part of The Community

    Apollo employees are your neighbors and part of Oregon’s community. Apollo thanks you for your business

    Dedicated to Our Core Values

    Apollo is built on the values of caring, integrity and hard work.

Drain FAQs

My drain is clogged again even though I’m careful. Why does this keep happening?

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. 

Some of my drains smell terrible! How can I stop this odor?

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.

What can I put down my garbage disposal? I don’t want it to clog!

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. 

How can I prevent clogs throughout my home?

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. 

Can I try to unclog my own drains?

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.

When should I call a plumber about my drain problems?

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:

 

  • You can’t get rid of a clog using your normal method of drain cleaning
  • Your clog is causing a major backup and water or waste are damaging your home
  • You have a clog that keeps coming back, no matter what you do
  • You have clogs all over the house, all at the same time
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4.8 Stars | 520+ Google Reviews
4.8 Stars | 520+ Google Reviews
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    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!

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    - Tim T., Google Review

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    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.

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    - Forrest W., Google Review

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    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.

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    - Jennifer T., Google Review

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