At Apollo Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning, we have decades of experience fixing sewer lines for the residents and business owners of Oregon, Washington, and Idaho. Our services have evolved beyond digging the sewer lines out of the ground to address the problem. Instead, we employ inspection techniques and tools to assist our experts in diagnosing the problems and ensure that the solutions we recommend are accurate and long-lasting. *Through accessible clean-out
To determine if the problem is simply a clog or a full-scale pipeline collapse, an accurate diagnosis is needed before repairs can begin. Our team at Apollo Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning uses state-of-the-art video camera systems to inspect pipe and sewer lines. There’s no need to turn your yard into a muddy mess by excavating. We can inspect your sewer or storm system without damaging the plumbing or landscaping.
We inspect sewers with a long fiber-optic cable and attached camera. The camera cable is fed through an access point into the sanitary or storm sewer line. The service professional will then monitor the images on a video screen. With this specialized equipment, we’re able to see clogs, cracks, tree roots, and more. If we locate damage we can electronically locate repairs that need to be addressed. Using the information gathered by the inspection, Apollo Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning’s experienced service professionals can recommend the best, most cost-effective solution.
There are several scenarios when a sewer inspection is a good idea. Here are some of the reasons you may want to look underground:
Some buildings share a sewer line. Because party lines are considered unsafe, the city requires that these systems be repaired. If your sewer taps into another system, to meet the code, you’ll need to reroute the pipes. A sewer inspection expedites repairs because a plumber can see what needs to be done before digging.
Some older systems are plagued by tree roots. Clay and cement pipes often have small leaks that allow water to seep into the surrounding soil. Trees are attracted to moisture. The roots grow into the cracks, making the damage worse. Without a sewer scope, however, it’s not possible to confirm that roots are the source of a backup. Once our plumbers find a root mass, they cut through the tangle and repair the pipe.
While inspectors are often hired to check a house before closing on a deal, Sewer inspections are included in these real-estate inspections. If you want to know about the state of your potential home’s pipes, the time to check things out is before you buy. A sewer scope can alert you to problems with the sewer system and ensure that the problem is fixed before purchasing the home.
Locating pipes is essential before a major remodel. If you’re planning on remodeling or excavating, a sewer scope coupled with the sonar location of pipes is important. With our sonar equipment, we can locate the pipes on your property before you begin digging. A sewer scope gives you further information about the state of your sewer.
Historic neighborhoods predate the public sewer system. Old homes relied on cesspools and septic systems. In some cases, these old systems were not decommissioned. If you suspect an old cesspool is creating problems, our team at Apollo Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning can inspect your pipes. When cesspools are connected to a sewer line, they can lead to a sinkhole or create other hazards once they become worn out.
With sewer camera inspections, we can not only diagnose problems, but we can also take measures to quickly repair the problem. For instance, a cracked pipe may be fixed using cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) lining, a trenchless method of repair. Whether your pipes need work or not, an inspection can give you peace of mind. Note: We only offer trenchless services throughout Washington and Oregon.
If you need sewer line repairs, depend on Apollo Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning for fast, reliable services. Our team of professionals can handle the task, employing spot repairs, sewer hookups, storm-line work, or installing a completely new sewer line. We can even work on your pipes without digging up your yard.
Are you dealing with black-water waste at your home or business? We can clean up and remove the unsanitary and unsightly mess. Our sewer pump ejector stations are the ideal solution for black-water waste. The ejector station converts solids to a slurry that can then be completely removed. Our plumbers work quickly, ensuring the waste is cleared away and moved to the appropriate sewage station.
Sewer repair can be messy and inconvenient when it includes digging up your property. At Apollo Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning, we have no-dig methods for repairing any problem. Cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) lining is a technique that fixes pipes without digging. It’s a long-lasting, dependable solution to repair damaged drain and sewer systems, making it an eco-friendly, affordable, and quick service. We can save you time, money, and disruption with our trenchless services.
Our team of specialists has the experience and equipment to take on industrial, commercial, and residential sanitary and storm sewer projects. We’re available 24⁄7, 365 days a year for emergency repairs, in addition to offering other services for anything our customers require.
Party sewer lines describe a home or business’s sewer line that is shared by one or more properties before entering the public sewer main line. Party sewer lines are considered non-conforming to the city codes, and because of this, they need to be upgraded to meet current standards. A party sewer line that is considered non-conforming features two or more private pipelines joining and sharing a single connecting pipe to the public sewer line.
These systems can have many problems associated with them, including:
Real-estate transaction delays
Denial of certain permits
Legal and financial complications
At Apollo Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning, we offer free evaluations to determine if your home has a party sewer line installed and recommend the best way to upgrade the system, and we do this with an inspection. With a video scope, our service professionals will conduct a video sewer inspection of your sewer system and determine if it’s part of a party sewer line system.
Our video camera inspection will show the inner workings of your sewer pipe and provide the information necessary to begin adjustments or to provide proof that you are in good standing. If we find that your home or business has a guest line to the sewer party, we will assist you in the transition.
Looking to connect and install new sewer and water lines to your home or business? Since 1984, Apollo Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning has provided homeowners and businesses in the Oregon, Washington, and Idaho metro areas with new connections to their city’s waste and water systems.
Our expert service professionals service and install all types of underground connections for residences and commercial properties, including:
Sewer and water lines
Sewer line connection charges vary from area to area. The costs depend largely on the size and use of your property, as well as your local county or district regulations. When sewer lines are made available to your property, you should receive a connection notice summary of your charges. In most counties, these charges must be paid or financed before we can get a sewer connection permit. There are options for low-income property owners. Connection loans or deferrals may be available for you, and we are happy to assist with this process. At Apollo Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning, our established name and reputation make us uniquely qualified to help you with your sewer or water connection permits.
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At Apollo Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning, we are happy to assist our customers with anything they need, from inspections to sewer line repairs and connections, we have the experience and knowledge necessary to make informed, careful decisions that will meet all of our customer’s needs and expectations in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho. Call Apollo Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning today at (503) 739-9887 for a consultation.
I needed some plumbing done. Gave me Same Day Service, and They were right on time. Quick, professional service. Even checked some other things for me at no cost , and made recommendations for future reference. I would definately recommend Them. I now have a " My Plumber "
Nate and Mike did a fantastic job. They arrived to site early and were very communicative on everything. They fixed all the issues and went above and beyond and explained many other plumbing things. I will absolutely be calling back and requesting Nate and Mike again in the future if I ever need anything plumbing again. Nate and Mike deserve a raise. 5 stars!!!!!! Thank you again Nate and Mike! I really appreciate how above and beyond they went for me!
Very impressed with Apollo. We called to have our new furnace looked at after a bad install with another outfit, and to have our AC unit serviced. Whomever my wife spoke to on the phone that set up our appointment was really lovely to talk to (wish I had her name).But the phone call setup is often the easy part. When you patronize a business like Apollo, your experience all comes down to one thing; the person who comes into your home and the impression they leave on you.Brandon Chin came out to do the work. We got a text with his picture so that we'd know who to expect (which is very necessary these days with door-to-door scammers). He gave us a much appreciated 15min call ahead, and showed up wearing a quality mask (we had requested a mask due to having a severely immunocompromised family member). I really want to highlight our appreciation of Brandon for this part; we're at a point in the pandemic where precautions aren't the norm anymore, and you never know what you're getting when a technician of any kind comes to your home. Are they just wearing a t-shirt sleeve on their face? A bandana? Nah. Brandon had a better mask than I did (and mine is a good one). He was very conscientious about having it on when he would re-enter the house. We never had to stress about it for a second.On top of that, Brandon was just a cool guy. Like, it felt like having a buddy over who was also very knowledgeable about HVAC stuff, and professional. He could seamlessly switch between casual banter and getting down to brass tacks about our HVAC service. He was clear and concise about what we needed, what he was doing before he did it, and how much it was going to cost us, but it never felt sterile or without a personal touch. He was also very friendly to our dog, who is very excited by visitors. That part is so above and beyond to me. He's here to do a job and not required at all to give our pup the time of day, but he did, and it means a lot.In this day and age it is just so refreshing to deal with someone who is very good at their job, and who seems to take pride in it. Apollo should feel great that they have Brandon out there representing them in the field. We'll be calling again when we need their services, for sure.
Sara and Wayne are professional knowledgeable and thorough. Response was immediate when I needed it the most. As is the norm when I call Apollo.I will recommend Apollo to my friends if they need service. Thank you Sarah and Wayne for your above and beyond service.SincerelyRichard Davis
Amazing service in our “moment of need” - our AC went out on Thursday as temperatures started to soar. After calling many AC businesses - including the company that had been performing annual maintenance- to no avail, Apollo called us promptly on a Saturday morning with a confirmed time slot. Tristan was fabulous as was the entire team who helped with scheduling and updates. Thank you, Apollo!
Our AC stopped working on one of the hottest days of the year and Antonio came to the rescue. He was so great and got our AC working again same day. In addition the staff I have talked with on the phone is just amazing. Would give 10 Stars if I could!!
Cameron Cooper must be one of your best employees as he is kind and was considerate of all of our concerns. On our difficult repair, he was professional and zeroed in on the problem with a positive attitude to complete the job. His work ethic has convinced us to consider Apollo for other upcoming upgrades that we will be doing. Thank you for your prompt response and service!!!
Devin was informative about his findings and didn't add anything that wasn't necessary.Update: I have had Apollo out to perform 3 different services: hydro-jetting the sewer line to the city main with subsequent cured in place pipe (CIPP) installation, and a re-pipe of my entire home. From scheduling, third party financing, and all the team members that came out to my place, everyone was helpful and didn't sell me anything they felt I didn't need. I do have a recommendation for additional work, but on the advice of the team, I will perform other pressing fixes to my new to me 113 year old house. Thank you Apollo!
This is an old building with some piping / drainage that is not up to code. Though our issue was not 100% resolved, Tyler Males was professional and informative regarding actions that need to be taken for a successful and guarenteeable resolution. Thank you!
Very professional from the start with Stacy. Arrived early and Eric began diagnosing what was wrong with my sewer line. He was very informative as we walked through options to clear main sewer line. I had a good feeling throughout the process and understood his process for what was going on. I had never used the company before, but will make them my go to people.
Had a clogged sink drain, now I don't! Tyler Males came by and in under and hour had my kitchen sink working like new again. Even offered advice on some simple quick fixes I could do myself to keep costs down. Excellent service.
they were notified at around 11 at night that my apartment was flooding, the amazing maintenance guy cleaned up the water and got ahold of this company who came the next day while i was at work and fixed the problem and then cleaned everything more thorough than they needed to. 10/10 would recommend. the service professional was eric buckner
Tristan came and checked why the new water heater was not working after 4 months (installed incorrectly by another business). He called about parts warranty and even went and picked up the parts at Lowe’s! He came back the next day to check on the job! He was friendly and informative! I will ask for him again the next time I need Apollo Plumbing.
I just had Apollo replace my 15 year old A/C unit on my home and the entire HVAC team, from the initial consult and estimate that Mario provided to the great work installers Tristan B. and Joseph G. performed, everything was top notch. Tremendous professionalism, knowledge, communication, and pride in work displayed throughout. I could not be happier with my decision to trust Apollo with my AC install! Thank you!
Kyle B. called before showing up, was there at the beginning of the time window allotted & for a same day appointment. Other places I called, said they couldn’t get me in today, tomorrow or even for the next few weeks. The whole process took about 3.5 hours, from viewing our current water heater, going to get the new water heater, removing our old one and installing our new one. Different options for financing available, easy to do. Very polite, quick and efficient. A little on the pricy side, but what isn’t these days.
I had a leaking pipe in my crawl space, and they sent someone out within about an hour of calling. Nate and Justus were great, they were friendly and knowledgeable. Found and fixed the problem right away.
We live in Portland and have been using Apollo for ~3 years for multiple plumping and A/C services and just love working with them. Every experience is simply lovely and each time they have been so helpful, informative, professional and excellent communicators. Not only are their services and expertise truly outstanding, but each experience (5+ times we've had them out for different services) talking with them has been totally delightful. Complete and total trust for Apollo! And as a relatively new home owner, I really appreciate the time you all have taken to help educate me on all the options available and put together really thoughtful bids. Thank you Kevin, Doug, and David and others for your skillfulness and kindness. (Even our dog, Dezzy, says thank you for the nice pets!) :)
Chad Richardson was a huge help in determining our non-issue.Eric Buckner did a great job with a sewer scope and cleaning.We have used Apollo for 20+ years and everyone from scheduling to site work has been friendly and professional.
Apollo has helped with several plumbing projects throughout my house and has always done a great job. Easy estimates, helpful technicians, great service. My most recent experience with Justus was stellar.
Taylor and his team did such a good job of being responsive to our water leak. Even in a pouring down rain and hail thunderstorm they got the job done and had it fixed in no time. I wished we would have called them sooner!
I was getting estimates for a ductless mini split. One of the companies was Apollo. Mario was my salesman, he did a good job. Gave me a competitive estimate, and even let me know I would qualify for energy trust if Oregon discount. Which they give up front, and they do the paperwork for, which is nice. Overall I would recommend them as they are local and family owned.
Cameron Cooper was very thorough. He explained what what going with easy to understand details. He made sure to double check that everything was working right, and cleaned up before he left. I really appreciated that he wasn't trying to see how fast he could get out of here, but instead made sure he did quality work. -Jodie Stasi
From the first call with the amazing Sarah, to Kim showing up right on time, diagnosticating, and FIXING the problems... this was the best experience we have had from ANY plumbing heating and cooling company. EVER!
Had a leaking drain in the house so I booked with a company recommended by a friend. They were supposed to be on site between 9 and 12. At about 13:00 I called to see what's going on they they said they can't get to me today and they will come some time the next day.I called Apollo and they were able to schedule me that day and they were timely, professional, offered great service and good quality work.Eulises did a great job, completed work in time and cleaned up after himself very well.Sarah, followed up on his work and made sure everything was done right and I was satisfied with the work performed.Overall very satisfied with their services and fast response on a short notice.I will use them innthe future and I would recommend them to any family and friends.
I had a great experience with Nate and Mike. They were prompt, courteous, and nice. 5 stars for the service. Apollo also has software on their trucks so you can see when they're coming to you, which I appreciated. Would definitely use them again for future plumbing needs. Got a next day appointment for a repair, great.
Unfortunately we had a bad back up in our drain on a Sunday and we needed help. I called a few places but Apollo answered right away and had someone at our place within 2 hours. They sent out Cameron Cooper who was amazing. He diagnosed the problem within a few minutes and fairly quickly he had the drain cleared. He even found out the blockage was on the city's side of the line and then showed me how to submit the paperwork so we could be compensated. They did seem to be a bit more expensive than the other places but I feel they may be worth it. Highly recommend Cameron Cooper and Apollo!
My name is Matt Spix -Sean Kenyon was very helpful and knowledgeable when helping us clear our washer drain. Very satisfied with this experience. Will definitely use and recommend Apollo to my friends and neighbors.Thanks again Sean and Apollo
Brandon Chin did a great job on my AC system. He went above and beyond what he was there to do. I had 2 rooms that weren’t cooling very well so he took a look a look for me in my attic. He found a couple of problems fixed them quickly and no charge it was his pleasure to help out. Now that’s customer service I will never use any other company other the Apollo for my heating and cooling or plumbing needs from now on.
Rob and Mike were very helpful and informative. They spent considerable time locating my water shutoff valve which I am embarrassed to say I had no idea where it was located. They are true professionals and I would recommend them to anyone.
Rob was the man. He was incredible had to wait for someone to bring parts and while he waited he mowed my lawn, edged and weed dated tge edges. Then he weeded!!!! Unbelievable service. A little spendy but worth every dollar. I will recommend them to anyone that needs a Plummer.
I have used Apollo exclusively for over 20 years. They are always efficient, timely and good value. Eric was the responding tech this time. He gave me great advice on maintaining the drains long-term and offered a more permanent solution. Sales of additional products/services was appropriate and helpful, rather than pushy. Charming guy who knew what he was about!
I had my entire plumbing system replaced from the meter. Nick came out and did a stellar job. He put in long hours to get me back up and running. The quality of his work was really great. He took the time to educate me on the differences of my new PEX pipe system and I felt that he was very knowledgeable. We ran into a few problems along the way and he maintained a very positive can do attitude. I could not be more pleased. On the final day of installation Tom And Kyle came out to finish up. Tom was also very knowledgeable and great to work with. Tom and Kyle worked in the crawl space all day connecting pipes and insulating the lines with no complaints. The work ethic these guys had is rare these days. I would definitely recommend all three of these guys to anyone in need of a high quality install. Thanks Appolo!!
I called at least 15 plumbing companies because I had a faucet that could not be turned off. Apollo was the only company who actually cared. Their office staff actually called me back to see if I was able to find help. Taylor was a delight, such a nice person. He was knowledgeable and worked to get me the best price. I am grateful!
Chris K just came by and replaced both toilets in our home that were super outdated and having problems. Chris was super nice, informative, and hardworking! It was such a smooth process and he explained everything super well. Very happy with our service and will be calling Apollo Plumbing and asking specifically for Chris K for all future needed services!! Thank you a lot again Chris you were great!!
On March 31, 2023 we contacted Apollo Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning to have them come out to our house. I spoke to Isabelle who was very kind and professional and she acted quickly to send out a plumber in just a couple hours.The technician Tyler arrived as promised and attempted to clear our washer and utility drain with an electric snake. Upon further inspection he discovered the problem and discussed the next steps to permanently fix the issue we are experiencingWe also signed up for their total home care plan in order to have them return and inspect our furnace and air conditioning. Apollo promised priority service and will continue to help with keeping the plumbing, heating and air conditioning in our home serviced and working properly.My wife and I are very happy with Apollo at this time and plan on using their services in the future.
We had them work on our kitchen sink drain last month, March 2023, and I couldn't be happier with the result, the price, or the knowledge of our serviceman. Eric Buckner did a great job going over our options, fixing the problem, and cleaning up after himself. He was on time and fast! The company's communication in general and people skills are incredible.Can't say enough wonderful things.Beth S- Wood Village, OR
From the start of the first call to the moment Mario arrived, for an assessment and quote, there's been nothing short than a great service. Looking forward to do business with such professional and courteous people.
We've hired Apollo to replace our gas water heater and to relocate an outside garden hose nozzle. Both jobs were conducted smoothly and thoroughly, the techs showed up on time and completed the jobs in the estimated time frames, and the price was fair. Plumber Chris K., who relocated our hose nozzle, was especially helpful, professional, and did an excellent job. We called independent plumbers first and they wanted 3 months notice before they could come out. Apollo came the very next week. We'll be calling Apollo for all future work.
Apollo Plumbing was extremely responsive and was able to get in the day after I called, which was even sooner than I can have them! Apollo sent over Jonathan to fix my leaking toilet, who was wonderful to have and laid out my options in a way that was easily understood. Jonathan was also extremely respectful of the property and left the area better than before. Thank you Apollo and Jonathan!
Super friendly and professional. This is the second time I have utilized Apollo’s services. The first time was for a water heater and this time was for a furnace. Both times the service was excellent. Will use them again in the future.
The service person Tyler Males was able to come assess the problem with my kitchen sink plumbing that was clogged. He was very prompt, polite and knowledgeable. He inspected the plumbing and cleared the drain efficiently and with no mess. He explained what he assessed were the issues in a way a person like me that knows next to nothing about plumbing could understand.The experience was quick and straightforward, the technician Tyler efficient and has great customer service skills.I would highly recommend them, and hope to have them address any future plumbing issues I may have in the future.Thank you, Lori Brewer
Had Brian out for some bathtub repair, then when he finished that task it was discovered the main faucets to the tub were bad and he was able to finish that job too. The first estimate was very reasonable but the second added expense was a little high but we needed it done and in the end we we're very satisfied with Brian and his fine work.
I last used Apollo in 2011 and have referred them to others. The tips they gave me last time helped my drain line work until this week when I put a lot of lettuce down my disposer. (Apparently lettuce is actually glue.) Apollo’s service is excellent. I called them at 7:15 am and the technician was here by 8:30 and out the door at 9:30. All my options were carefully explained and Devin was very knowledgeable about drains, disposers and water pressure. I highly recommend Apollo. They’ve grown and now do HVAC and many other services too!
I’ve use these guys before and they’re very professional, prompt, and extremely reasonable. Justice and Nate did a fantastic job and charged a very reasonable price for what they did and I’m very thankful for that. I strongly recommend this company and I would not hesitate to ever use them again in the future. Thank you Apollo!
Billy was great! He took the time to answer all of my questions and made sure I knew all of my options. He was fast, professional and most importantly courteous. I was so impressed by Billy going the extra mile to give my son tips of the trade as he contemplates his own plumbing career. Apollo has a great thing going if all their staff is as helpful and kind. Thanks again Billy.
We had Apollo come out to look at and clean out part of our rain drain system in the yard. We weren't really sure what was under there as it was done by previous owners, but Cameron was thorough and helped figure out how some of it was connected. Very professional and friendly throughout the visit, and we now have a very clean pipe! 😉