Experiencing a sewer backup is never something you want to go through as a home or business owner. Not only is sewer backup extremely messy, but it is also potentially dangerous and harmful to you and the surrounding environment. If sewage backs up onto your Portland, Oregon property, it can mean a huge cleanup effort as well as an expensive repair bill. The best way to manage a sewer backup is to call in the professionals at the very first sign of a problem. At Apollo Drain & Rooter Service, Inc. can stop the problem before it gets worse and keeps the cleanup that needs to be done to a minimum.
Common Causes of Sewer Backups
Most commonly, sewer backups stem from a clog somewhere within your sewer pipes. This could be a clog from a tree root, corrosion on the inside of the pipe, or even paper products building up against the inside walls of your pipe. When the pipe gets clogged, anything that is meant to go down the sewer pipe then comes back up, contaminating your Portland property. In addition, sewer backup can be caused by not staying proactive about your pipe health. Regularly scheduled drain cleaning throughout the year can prevent sewer backup from occurring within your Portland plumbing system.
Dangers Associated with Raw Sewage
When sewage comes onto your property, it is not a good situation. The water can be contaminated with a myriad of pathogens, which has the potential to harm your property or make you and your family sick. Sometimes, the water is little more than water that comes up out of your sewer pipes. This is known as white water. However, this is rarely the case. Typically, the water comes back up is full of debris. This is often called gray water. This debris is teeming with bacteria, which can make people sick if they come in contact with it. In the worst-case scenario, what comes up is known as black water. This means that the water has come into direct contact with fecal matter from inside your pipes. The bacteria levels of this are the highest, and it is the most dangerous situation out of all three.
How To Prevent Sewer Backup
If you are experiencing a sewer backup, the first thing to do is to try and stop the sewage from backing up into the house. Turning off any pipes or sources of water is a good start. Then, you want to leave the room and call your local drain and rooter professionals. We will get our team out to you quickly and diagnose the cause of the backup. It could be a clog, cracked pipe, a pipe that is full of tree roots, or even a pipe that has fully collapsed. Once we see what the problem is, we can work out a plan with you on how to fix the problem as quickly as possible.
Work with Your Trusted Portland Sewer Experts
If you have ever had issues with your sewer pipes in the past, then make sure to contact us today. We can help you keep an eye on your sewer pipe with regular sewer pipe inspections. At the first sign of a problem, we can come out and help. We can shut off the problem, diagnose the cause, and help you treat the problem. We know Portland sewer pipes, and we know how to help keep yours fully functional. Call us today to schedule an appointment.
Fantastic customer service. We were out of town when tenants needed help with a plumbing issue. They let us know who was being dispatched to our house then followed up with a very detailed message post work. I would definitely use these guys again.
I can’t say enough good things about this company. Had a sewer repair needed and had a very short amount of time due to closing on a house sale. Every single person I encountered from Marquita doing logistics for my job to every member of the work crew. Friendly, communicated well, totally responsive and really cared to help me through this very stressful job. All of the people I encountered were role models for what a well run service business should be. Much thanks and appreciation. You’re great.
We had a leak and no hot water. Apollo came out same day and not only fixed the problem but made it better and gave us some good advice on our system. Very reasonable and great communication. Would definitely recommend.
Don is always so helpful and knowledgeable. I really appreciate all the crew members on the Apollo team. I'm a Property Manager so typically I will have several projects for Apollo to address during a single visit. They are easy to interact with and EXCELLENT plumbers. I highly recommend Apollo.
Scott, I would like to personally thank you for expediting our plumbing crisis we recently had. If the situation was not resolved immediately we would have had to close for a couple of days. This occured on a Friday for for us a pizza restaurant this would of been devastating. Thank you so much.
STARK STREET PIZZA COMPANY
It's my absolute pleasure to recommend Karen Johnson at Apollo Drain and Rooter Service. I have had the pleasure of taking a class taught by Karen. Her knowledge and expertise is a huge advantage to my entire office. I know if I am in a pinch I can call the office and talk to someone! Their customer service is truly amazing, and I have had compliments from customers in the past.
NEXTHOME NW REALTY
We are a Wendy's Restaurant franchisee in Vancouver, Washington and I want to personally thank Scott and his crew at Apollo for invaluable and excellent service to our restaurants over the last several years. We have used Scott's company after failing miserably with Apollo's many competitors. We tried every one before discovering the extraordinary service we enjoy from Scott and his techs.