Winter weather can mean many wonderful things. Sports, holidays, fresh snowfall and opportunity to enjoy time with friends and family are just some of the great things the season brings. However, it also means your pipes and plumbing could be at risk for damage, leaks or freezing. At Apollo Drain and Rooter Service Inc., we’re here to help you prevent damage and maintain your pipes this winter.
Before the weather gets too cold, make sure your pipes are protected from freezing. Wrap foam insulation or heat tape around pipes in your home or use thermostatically controlled heat cables. Another easy precaution to take includes keeping the interior doors of your home open. This allows heat to move through the house more efficiently, helping the heat reach closer to the pipes in your home.
During the cold winter months, allow your faucets to drip slowly. A little bit of water flow keeps pressure low on the pipes. Low pressure prevents pipes from bursting, which will be way more costly than the few extra dollars added to your water bill each month. Lastly, watch carefully for leaks. If you find one, use a standard caulk gun and seal up the leaks to keep out the chill.
Prevent Damage During Your Winter Vacation
If you’re tempted to turn the heat down when you’re out of town, keep your heat above 50 degrees. Cold temperatures in the home can affect your pipes in a disastrous way. If you’re going away for an extended period of time, consider shutting off your main water line or at least disconnect your exterior water hoses. This will prevent the water in them from freezing and causing your pipes to rupture while you’re away.
Our Team is at Apollo Service Your Pipes All Winter Long
Winter maintenance on your home can prevent costly repairs or emergencies. If you’re unsure what needs to be done or where to start, Apollo Drain and Rooter Service Inc. can help! Our team of highly trained professionals has been helping the local communities in the Pacific Northwest since 1984 and are well-versed in preparing all types of properties for cold weather. To learn more about our services and our wide range of options, contact our team of professionals at Apollo Drain and Rooter Service in Portland anytime to get started.
Start 2019 off right by ensuring that your property’s plumbing system is working properly. Call us at Apollo 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 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.