High-rise buildings and living complexes such as apartments and condos are prone to storm drain issues. Wall pipes act as the primary delivery system for water, and storm drains keep rainwater away from the roof. When these pipes break, water accumulates in the walls and becomes a serious health and structural concern.
At Apollo, we use trenchless techniques whenever possible to repair a property’s storm drain. Our expert technicians will be able to fix pipe leaks, corrosion, and breakage in an efficient manner. With the new plumbing innovation, digging or destroying walls won’t be necessary as your pipes can be repaired from above ground. No excavation means there’d be no destroyed landscapes to worry about and you’ll be free to continue daily life without any further disruption.
Our trained technicians will first conduct a visual inspection of the state of your drain pipes. An advanced camera system is attached to a flexible line and fed down any existing access point to find the source of the problem. As the camera makes its way to the length of your system, a live video feed is sent to a monitor located above ground. Our technicians will then have the means to recommend the best course of action depending on what they see and discover.
Pipelining is the perfect trenchless repair process for vertical drains and pipes that are cracked, bubbling, blistered and have leaks. It’s ideal in situations where the drains are encased in asbestos material. storm drain repair is made easy by the pipelining process. For example, when there are missing or damaged gaps in your drain pipes and when you need structural reinforcement for non-pressurized systems. Instead of opting for a complete replacement, you can save money while getting a pipe material that’s as good as new.
CIPP works for fixing underground water and sewer lines. Our technicians prepare the inner diameter of the pipe by cleaning it with pressurized water. A liner that’s coated with special epoxy resin is inserted into the problem pipe, then inflated. The soft tube hardens in just a few hours, leaving you with a new pipe within the old one. The new pipe is seamless, jointless and highly resistant to common pipe issues such as cracks, leaks, corrosion, and root intrusion. Sewer and water flow will be improved to that of a new-like state. Serious health concerns such as mold and mildew forming on the walls are resolved.
storm drain problems can become devastating if left ignored for long periods of time. More often than not, property managers won’t know that there’s an issue with their storm drains until a huge storm hits. Regular storm drain inspection goes a long way to keeping your property in good shape.
At Apollo, we make storm drain repairs quick and affordable. Our trenchless technology is proven to be faster than traditional repairs. You can renew old Portland, OR and Vancouver, WA storm drain systems and not have to worry about them for 50 years or more. Experience the best storm drain repair and call us today.
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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 Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning 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