Clean running water is an essential component of healthy, hygienic communities. At Apollo Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning, we are proud to serve cities throughout Washington and Oregon with our municipal drain cleaning services, which help keep pipelines up to code, functioning properly, and ensuring cities are compliant with environmental standards.
Our family-owned company has invested in the technology necessary to offer several different comprehensive drain cleaning solutions for both large-scale and small-scale pipeline maintenance. Regardless of the situation or circumstances, we have what it takes to clear clogs and prevent future pipe issues from developing.
Apollo Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning’s trained plumbing service professionals use video cameras as the first step in municipal drain cleaning. This minimally invasive solution allows us to address problems quickly by analyzing a high-definition video feed to determine the location, size, and severity of the clog.
Once we have figured out the source of the pipe blockage, we can recommend the best way to clean and unclog the pipes, restoring water flow and resulting in a cleaner water supply for your city or town.
Our Municipal Drain Cleaning Solutions
For municipalities in Oregon and Washington, Apollo Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning offers several reliable, minimally invasive, and environmentally friendly options for drain cleaning. The solution we recommend will depend largely on the nature and severity of the clog, which is why a video pipe inspection is such a helpful first stage of the process.
Here’s a closer look at the municipal drain cleaning solutions we offer.
- Pipe Snaking and Rooter Services: For smaller or less well-established clogs, Apollo Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning has two similar tools: a pipe snake and a rooter machine. A snake, which is also called an auger, is a manually operated cable of wire which our service professionals can insert into a drain to dislodge a clog. A rooter machine works according to a similar concept, but there are rotating blades attached to the cable that chop up clogs into tiny pieces.
- Hydro Jetting: When we are dealing with a more severe clog, Apollo Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning’s trained experts offer a municipal drain cleaning technique called hydro-jetting. As its name suggests, hydro jetting is a process that relies on specially designed equipment to send a jet of pressurized water through the clogged pipes. The hydro jetting machine pressurizes the water up to 3,500 PSI, which is powerful enough to break up stubborn clogs and scour the interior walls of pipes, leaving them clear and clean. Because it restores sewer pipes to the original diameter they had on the day they were installed, hydro jetting is also an ideal way to set the stage for a repair process such as the installation of a trenchless pipe liner.
- Vacuum Excavation: At Apollo Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning, we have begun to rely more and more on a new technology called vacuum excavation for municipal and commercial drain cleaning. Vacuum excavation is a valuable technique that uses pressurized water to destroy a pipe obstruction, while a vacuum sucks the resulting sludge into a tank. This type of excavation improves the quality of our work while minimizing the property damage and inconvenience associated with more traditional repair techniques.
When you Have Clogs, Call the Experts
Regardless of the scope of your municipal drain cleaning project, rely on Apollo Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning to provide thorough, eco-friendly service using the latest technologies. Contact us anytime, even if you have a plumbing emergency, and let us show you the advantages of calling our professionals to get the job done right.