Low Water Pressure Plumber in Portland

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Low Water Pressure Portland and Gresham, OR

Many people believe that when their Portland property has low water pressure, nothing can be done about it. After all, it is just a nuisance, right? Not always. There are some circumstances where your home or business is only going to be able to get a lower pressure of water and little can be done to fix it. However, in most instances, repairs can be made to where you have higher water pressure. The pros here at Apollo Plumbing Service, Inc. are here to help with any plumbing issue you may have, including low water pressure.

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Reasons You May Be Experiencing Low Water Pressure

In most cases, the pipes leading to your Portland & Gresham home or business are the cause of low water pressure. You may have a cracked pipe that is leaking a little bit of water along the way, reducing the pressure in the pipe when it gets to you. There may be corrosion or buildup in the pipe that brings potable water to your home or business. This fills the inside of the pipe, making it to where less water is able to fit through the pipe at the same time. This slowly gets worse over time, and it can get to where there is virtually no water that is able to make it through if left untreated.

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Symptoms of Low Water Pressure

In most cases, the pipes leading to your Portland & Gresham home or business are the cause of low water pressure. You may have a cracked pipe that is leaking a little bit of water along the way, reducing the pressure in the pipe when it gets to you. There may be corrosion or buildup in the pipe that brings potable water to your home or business. This fills the inside of the pipe, making it to where less water is able to fit through the pipe at the same time. This slowly gets worse over time, and it can get to where there is virtually no water that is able to make it through if left untreated.

How To Repair Low Water Pressure

When you find that you have low water pressure, it is time to call in the pros. By calling us, we can come out, inspect your pipes with a tiny camera, and tell you what’s going on. We will take a camera and inspect the inside of your water pipe, and can show you if we see a problem. From there, we can figure out a way to treat the issue. This may be something simple like cleaning out the inside of the pipe. It could also be something a bit more complicated, like having to reline the pipe that brings the water to your Portland property. The only way we can tell you how to fix the low water pressure problem is by coming out to see what is causing the issue in the first place.

Let Apollo Plumbing Service, Inc. Restore Your Pipes Today

Whether you are struggling with low water pressure or you need cracked pipes repaired or relined, we can help. Call our team today and let us know what type of plumbing issue you are facing. We can work with you to tell you about what you have to fix it. If you aren’t sure what the problem is, we can also come out, inspect what is going on, and give you an official diagnosis and treatment plan. Your Portland property is our priority and your pipes and water pressure amounts that function as they should.

Worried about the cost of preventive plumbing maintenance vs. cost of repair and replacement. We can help you with that. Read our article here.

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Here are the plumbing service we provide:

Plumbing Services
Leaky Faucets
Grease
Pipe Clogs
Water Heater Installation
Water Heater Repair
Tankless Water Heater Installation
Cracked Pipe Repair
Slab Leak Repair
Sewer Backup

You can read about our plumbing service here on plumbing services overview page.

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

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why are my water bills higher than normal?

You probably have a leak somewhere. If you haven’t noticed any standing water, stained ceilings or drywall, or soggy spots, start by checking your toilets. Put a few drops of food coloring into your toilet tank and wait 15 minutes (do not flush while you’re waiting!). If you see color in your tank, it is leaking and the ball and/or flapper need to be replaced. If you can’t find your leak, give us a call and we’ll figure out where all that water is going. 

When should I get my septic system inspected?

We recommend a septic inspection at least once every three or four years. That way, you can catch problems before they become major issues. If your septic tank gets too full, you can end up with unwanted solids, like paper, flowing into your drain field. These will eventually block the pipes there, which can be very expensive to repair. 

My garbage disposal smells terrible! What can I do to get rid of the odor?

If your garbage disposal smells, there’s likely a buildup of food debris inside it. This debris can stick to the walls and refuse to drain. Get rid of the odor by placing ice cubes or citrus peels in it and running it for 30 seconds. Keep it running and squirt a generous helping of liquid dishwasher detergent into it. Finally, run cold water down the disposal for at least 30 seconds to wash any loosened debris away. If this doesn’t make your kitchen smell better, call us for further help. 

How can I prevent frozen pipes during the winter?

Avoid frozen pipes this winter by taking a few easy steps. Turn off your outside faucets and remove any hoses that are connected in them, allowing any water still in the pipes to drain out. Further waterproof your pipes with a kit or supplies from your local hardware store. Follow directions on the supplies to wrap and insulate your pipes this winter. If you have a sprinkler system, get it drained and blown out before the ground freezes. 

There’s a white substance on my shower heads and faucets. How do I get rid of that?

That white substance is mineral buildup and it may indicate that you have hard water. To remove it, pour a cup of vinegar into a bag. Tie the bag tightly around the faucet, so the mineral deposits are soaking in the vinegar. Leave it on overnight. In the morning, use a brush to scrape away the mineral deposits. If you can remove your sink aerators or your shower head, do so and simply soak them in vinegar overnight.

What is the best temperature for my hot water heater?

You may need to experiment to find out where you want to set the temperature on your hot water heater so you have enough hot water for your family’s needs but can save as much money as possible. Most people find that 120 degrees is the best setting for them. In fact, this is the standard that manufacturers use when they preset water heaters at the factory. If you can’t set yours to a particular temperature, start somewhere in the middle and work up or down from there. 

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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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