Cost Of Preventative Maintenance Vs. Cost Of Repair And Replacement

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Apollo Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning Service strives to provide effective services at reasonable costs. Your plumbing repair costs should not readily mean exceeding your budget, which is why we offer routine preventative maintenance than can help you avoid expensive plumbing projects. Investing in preventative plumbing maintenance allows our local experts to pinpoint and repair small issues before they can develop into major, time consuming, expensive repair or replacement projects. Although you may not think your Oregon or Washington plumbing system is in danger of a breakdown, there could be a lot of damage lingering inside your pipes. Instead of risking a devastating plumbing malfunction, reach out to our expert plumbing team and let us use our high quality services to keep your drains,pipes, and other plumbing features clean, clear, and performing reliably.


An easy way to precisely locate issues inside your pipes is to investigate them using a state-of-the-art camera. Our durable video camera is attached to a long fiber-optic cable, and it can be carefully operated by our trained specialists. Usually, we can find an existing pipe cleanout hole to use as an entry point for our camera. If we cannot find a cleanout hole, our friendly technicians can dig one in a strategically placed and convenient location. We can send our high-resolution camera into your pipe, skillfully navigate it through the pipeline, and watch the detailed footage it transmits up to our monitors. Our technicians are fully trained to assess the condition and age of your pipeline using the video camera footage. Not only can the footage help us determine the overall health of your plumbing system, it can also show us right where tree roots, corrosion, cracks, punctures, and other damage is located.


Based on the knowledge we obtain from the camera inspection, we may be able to move forward with an effective drain cleaning service. If small clogs composed of hair and other organic debris are blocking your pipe, the most efficient solution may be drain snaking. Our high-level plumbing technicians have professional-grade drain snakes that can reliably remove clogs from Portland pipes. We can gently insert the coiled metal wire snake into your obstructed pipe, snag the offending clog, and completely remove it through your drain.

Drain snaking is an efficient, effective, and affordable way to remove clogs, but if you also want to remove the gunk and debris building up on your pipeline’s interior wall, hydro jetting may be a better solution. Hydro jetting is a fast, environmentally friendly, and effective way to restore the full diameter of your Vancouver pipes. In both residential and commercial pipelines, we can insert our durable hydro jetting hose through the small camera entry hole. The hose has a specialized rotating nozzle at its end, so as we maneuver the hose through your pipe, the nozzle can spray highly pressurized, clean water in all directions. The water can scour away and flush out all the obstructions in your pipe, and throughout the entire hydro jetting process, our expert team can monitor and control the pressure and flow of the water. Hydro jetting is a great preventative maintenance solution that can extend the life of your pipes and increase their performance.


Routine inspections and drain cleanings are excellent ways to maintain fully functional pipes, but over time, small cracks or other damage may occur. If our camera inspection does spot localized pipeline damage, we can repair it using non-invasive trenchless services. A popular trenchless repair service is cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) lining. With this repair method, we can insert a flexible, epoxy resin-saturated liner into your damaged pipe through a small entry point. Our skilled trenchless repair experts can safely move the liner through your pipe, coating the pipeline interior with the epoxy resin as they position it in place. Once the liner is in the correct location, we can inflate the saturated tube and leave the epoxy resin to harden in place. That curing process typically takes a few hours, and when it’s done, we can remove the liner and send our camera back into your pipeline. We can use the camera to inspect the hardened epoxy resin and make sure that a new, sturdy pipe was successfully built right inside the old one. Without using excavation and heavy equipment to dig trenches down to your damaged pipe, we can create a long-lasting new pipeline efficiently, which should service your home or office well for many years.


Inspecting, cleaning, and repairing your Gresham pipes on a regular basis can help you avoid unexpected damage down the road, but pipes and drains are not the only elements of your plumbing system that should undergo routine maintenance. Your water heater also plays an important role in the health and productivity of your plumbing. Without routine water heater maintenance, you could experience rust-colored water coming from your faucets, low water pressure, inconsistent hot water supplies, leaks, loud banging noises, and other unpleasant water heater damage symptoms.

A water heater is a big investment, and professional preventative maintenance can add years to its effectiveness. When we visit your home or office to inspect your water heater, we can look for small issues and fix them before they grow into major complications. For example, our qualified professionals can drain your water heater to see if excessive sediment buildup is making your unit run less efficiently and thoroughly inspect your water heater’s burner chamber, hoses, valves, and other structural components. We’re skilled at repairing traditional, tankless, and hybrid water heaters, and we’re ready and able to help protect your structure from an expensive water heater malfunction.


Besides preventatively repairing your drains, pipes, and water heaters, Apollo Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning Service offers additional preventative maintenance services, including but not limited to:

These and other preventive plumbing services can be customized to meet your particular needs. Whether you are most concerned about preventing sewage backups in your home or trying to avoid clogged pipes in your office, we can provide an in-depth consultation to gain a clear understanding of your needs. Our family-owned and –operated company is committed to providing outstanding customer service, so when we visit your property, we can listen, learn, and create an effective maintenance plan.


Many people don’t think about developing a professional routine preventative maintenance plan, but the savings associated with plumbing maintenance can add up over time. By having Apollo Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning Service inspect your plumbing system on a regular basis, we can make sure your plumbing is operating at peak efficiency. Inspections, cleanings, and minor repairs can solve problems and help you get the most out of your plumbing system.

If you allow your residential or commercial plumbing system to break down, you could easily find yourself facing major expenses. Bigger problems generally equal bigger repairs, which can involve larger crews, more billable time, and potentially destructive equipment. For example, minor pipeline damage that we diagnose in the early stages can be efficiently repaired with trenchless pipe lining. If that damage is allowed to escalate, however, you could need a full pipeline replacement. Digging up and removing your deteriorated pipes can require heavy machinery, multiple operators and technicians, and several weeks of your time. It can also put your property at greater risk of damage. Driving excavators and other equipment across your property and trenching throughout your green spaces can not only damage your yard, it can also damage your driveway, landscaping, foundation, and other features. Repair costs can skyrocket, and if those repairs eat into the production schedule of your business, you could quickly lose profitability.

Ignoring preventative plumbing maintenance can really add up in the end, so instead of watching repair and replacement costs grow, invest in affordable routine maintenance. Apollo Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning Service can provide budget-friendly maintenance to help keep your plumbing system working efficiently. We don’t want major repair and replacement expenses to ruin your home or business, so reach out and let’s discuss our preventative plumbing maintenance services.


Prevention can save you from high correction costs. To learn more about routine plumbing maintenance, give Apollo Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning Service a call or complete our online contact form. We want to save you time, money, and hassle with effective drain cleanings, minor pipeline repairs, detailed water heater inspections, and our additional preventative maintenance services, so don’t hesitate to reach out. For over thirty years, we’ve been there when you’ve needed us most, and we’re still happy to provide the highest quality plumbing services around.

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    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!


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    Apollo Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning 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.


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    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.


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