Roots are living organisms that thrive where there are moisture and water. Sometimes, in their search for nutrition, they can come across a residential or commercial property’s sewer lines. When they do, the roots enter the pipes of your Portland, Oregon or Vancouver, Washington building through the cracks and the joints and cause a variety of problems.
If you experience constant stoppages, gurgling sounds coming from the toilet or basement flooding, then chances are that nearby roots from trees or shrubs have invaded your sewer pipes. At Apollo, we specialize in trenchless services, a no-dig solution that won’t require destroying your well-manicured landscape, lawn, and driveway. What’s more, disruption is kept to a minimum while tree roots are efficiently cleared.
Identifying the Type of Pipe You Have
Our expert technicians can find nearby cleanouts or other entry points such as bathtubs or kitchen sinks and drains to start the whole process. First, a small HD camera is inserted into the sewer pipes and navigates the whole system to gather vital information, such as pipe material, depth, condition, and the primary cause of your sewer line problem. The crystal clear video will show us if your pipes have developed pinhole leaks, large cracks, or if tree roots have choked the flow. For older pipe material like clay, our technicians will check the joints where they are most vulnerable. Cast iron pipes may exhibit advanced corrosion, while PVC or ABS pipes are likely to have cracks or offset joints due to poor installation.
As tree roots enter the pipes they grow and swarm the space, building up pressure until the pipes break apart, ultimately causing an emergency and extensive damage to your property.
Clearing Roots Using Hydro Jetting
Hydro jetting is a revolutionary type of cleaning that uses pressurized water to blast invading roots, calcified matter and stuck debris out of the pipes. A hose with a special nozzle is inserted into existing access points and blasts out water in every direction, hitting all interior points of the sewer lines. The pressure is carefully regulated by our trained technicians to prevent unnecessary pipe damage. The result is a smooth inner pipe that’s free of debris.
Strengthening Your Oregon or Washington Pipe System
After cleaning via hydro jetting is completed, our technicians prepare for trenchless repairs. This procedure will cover existing cracks, leaks, and holes where roots have penetrated using a special epoxy resin via an inflatable liner. After a few hours, the resin hardens, forming a new pipe within the old one. The material is very durable and will not crack, corrode, rust or fall apart because of shrub or tree roots. The jointless, seamless feature ensures proper flow and less maintenance during its 50-year lifespan.
Contact Apollo Experts to Clear Roots and Control Future Problems
Early detection is the best kind of prevention when it comes to pesky tree root invasion. At Apollo, we use state-of-the-art equipment to assess our Portland and Vancouver clients’ pipes and see if there’s any potential problem that needs to be addressed down the road. Aside from that, forethought and planning, such as knowing the location of your pipes and planting trees far away from them, lessen the risk of emergencies happening in the future.
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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 Plumbing 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.