The main water supply serves as the primary source of water for a residence, providing a consistent water supply that can be used when needed. While this water source is often constant and reliable, if you experiencing unusually high water bills, if you have checked for dripping faucets or running toilets, or if you have a sump pump running non-stop, you may have an issue with your main water supply line in the form of a leak or other issue.
Our professionals at Apollo Plumbing Service will provide you with fast, reliable repairs. Our technicians have the fastest response time in the Portland area and will offer sound advice for your particular situation. Using one of our many techniques, your home or business is sure to be back up and running in no time!
Mainline systems are planned and constructed in accordance with local county or district requirements, and we train our technicians to work within these standards and codes. Sewer and water mainline extensions may be required if you need to establish service in an area not served by the current mainline system.
Since 1984, Apollo Plumbing Service has helped our customers through the extension approval and construction process. If maintenance or improvements to mainlines are deemed necessary, we may be able to help obtain information on local regulations. Our staff can help create appropriate analysis and construction plans.
Our long-standing relationships with local communities across Oregon and Washington make us a uniquely qualified company to assist you during this process. Once complete, operation of the mainline extension is returned to and maintained by the district.
Mainline taps connect your water and sewer lines to the public water or sewage main lines. Water taps, or “wet taps,” are responsible for maintaining proper water pressure and volume to your property.
Mainline taps must be examined and maintained. If you have a hunch you may have a problem with your main sewer and water line taps, call an expert to repair or replace them. Here are a few problems that may result from using faulty taps:
Driven taps are older types of taps installed prior to the invention of power tools, instead driven in with a hammer. These driven taps are undersized and can become clogged quite easily, causing them to blow out. This type of installation results in low-quality results, as the tap lacks threading to be effective. These driven taps can’t be reused once this happens, and as a result of their unreliability, they have become outdated and can be replaced by our experts.
Taps may suffer from emitting an incorrect volume of water as a result of becoming loose or suffering from leaks. Our technicians can adjust the taps and ensure that the correct water pressure is restored.
Defective water lines suffering from leaks can result in noticeable spikes in the water bill regardless of the water usage. Because leaks can be incredibly damaging if left unidentified, our team takes the time to conduct a careful, thorough leak detection session and identify its location so that it can be repaired accordingly.
At Apollo Plumbing Services, we take our work seriously. If your main line needs to be fixed because of a leak or blow out, call us for support and we will be happy to assist you!
We provide upfront pricing before work gets started. We never have any hidden fees or charges.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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