At Apollo Plumbing Service, we practice trenchless services that allow us to rehabilitate pipes from the inside. Whether the pipes beneath your home or business in Oregon or Washington are burst or flooding, we have the methods and equipment needed to mitigate damage and replace the pipes quickly.
Pipe replacements were traditionally processes associated with heavy excavation efforts that could require weeks of time to plow and dig before any repairs could be made. Fortunately, trenchless technology allows us to bypass these inconvenient steps in favor of better, more reliable, and fast solutions.
At Apollo Plumbing Service, we specialize in mechanical, processing, and plumbing services, including sewer hookups, line repairs, trenchless pipe repairs, and sewer line replacements with full-service excavation. In most cases, our professional service teams can even replace sewer lines while avoiding underground hazards and damage to your property.
Our sewer inspection team can also help detect leaks in underground water lines, preventing water buildup around your home and increased water bills. Our teams use advanced video cameras to pinpoint leaks in your system, allowing us to provide you with accurate, cost-efficient solutions. Once we have the results, our solutions will depend on the results of our inspection, but we guarantee that our work will be able to address the problem.
Bore installations, also known as directional drilling, allow us to replace pipelines without digging trenches into the ground. This process utilizes horizontal drilling machines to drill a pilot hole for the new pipeline to be installed through while avoiding underground hazards and creating minimal damage to properties. Depending on what is needed, the boring head can be up to double the size of the faulty pipe in order to create an effective amount of space.
After the hole has been drilled, the new pipe is pulled through it and installed. Specialized drilling fluids in the process stabilize the surrounding soil and ensure that it doesn’t shift following the installation of the pipe.
Initially used in the 1980s to replace gas distribution lines, pipe bursting today is widely considered to be an effective method for replacing a wide array of pipelines and a multitude of functions, including pipelines for water, gas, and sewage needs.
As a result, trenchless pipe bursting is the process of replacing existing pipelines without needing to physically remove those pipelines. It’s used most frequently with exceptionally brittle pipes, such as those made from clay or concrete, but can be applied to a diversity of sizes, materials, and uses. Bursting can also be utilized to increase the size of pipelines, improving water flow and pressure. This makes the process very flexible and reliable, ensuring that repairs can be done no matter what the problem may be or how severe it is.
How Trenchless Pipe Bursting Works
This method of repairs involves splitting apart the former, damaged pipe and inserting a new one in its place. This option requires little excavation, and our technicians will need to establish two separate connection points to the pipe.
- Through one access point, our cone-shaped bursting head is inserted into the existing pipeline. The bursting head’s diameter is larger than the pipeline’s diameter, allowing it to effectively break it apart.
- The bursting head is forced through the pipe, and the extra pressure on the host pipe will cause it to split open and fragment the old pipe. This allows the bursting head to create space for the new pipeline we install to fill.
- Immediately following the bursting head, the new high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe is simultaneously pulled into the cavity, filling the new space. Once the HDPE pipe is in place, the two access points are filled.
The pipe bursting process is eco-friendly because it doesn’t require invasive digging. This allows the repair process to be faster, and with the installation of the powerful and durable HDPE pipe, we can guarantee that the results will be long-lasting, in addition to having many other benefits, including:
- Lightweight material, easy to work with and mold
- Resistant to chemicals
- The plastic materials are recyclable
- A durable plastic that lasts many years, resistant to leaks and cracks
- Weather resistant
At Apollo Plumbing Services, our trenchless solutions have been innovated over many years of research and implementation. Our technicians are well-trained and will recommend the best solution for the problem at hand. All of our services are specialized for a variety of applications and utilities across Washington and Oregon, and we are proud to offer our services to residents and business owners in need of fast and punctual repair work.
Conduit for Power & Communication Cable
While our team is primarily experienced with installing new sewer pipelines and water lines, we also assist our customers across the Oregon and Washington areas with electrical and communication conduits. Also installed underground, we are comfortable with the terrain and weather of the region to ensure that any renovations or installation work that we do with electrical cables is careful and precise. Conduits are piping systems for routing electrical wiring. Commercial and industrial businesses need a constant flow of electrical energy. Metal and non-metal (PVC or plastic tubing) – and flexible underground pipes – protect valuable energy currents as they pass from panel boxes and breakers to lights and fixtures.
If you’re renovating your home and need the electrical system to be rerouted or if the cable lines at your business need to be better protected and cared for, we will have the recommendations and equipment needed to get the job done. We understand how important it is to work carefully and precisely with electrical systems, and our high-quality installation and repair work is reflective of this.
Call Apollo Plumbing Service To Schedule An Appointment
When you need assistance with your home or business property in the Portland, Oregon area or Vancouver, Washington community, reach out to Apollo Plumbing Service to learn more about our services and the measures to conduct work safely underground and avoid extra plowing and digging. Call Apollo Plumbing Service Inc. today at 503-395-0900. We look forward to hearing from you!
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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.