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Helpful posts from experienced plumbers with Apollo Drain & Rooter Service, a family owned and operated plumbing and excavating company in the Portland area since 1984.
2023-04-19 15:31
You might not need your AC during the spring nearly as much as you do during the summer. There might be times you don’t run it at all. However, the summer season will happen, and sprin… Read More
2023-04-06 14:57
Water flows downhill, which is why flat or strangely sloped yards can experience water accumulation issues. Depending on how poorly a yard drains, large puddles and areas of mud can form. If… Read More
2022-12-09 17:43
Smart products are becoming increasingly popular. Many household items, such as lights, televisions, refrigerators, and more, are promoting features that help make your everyday life more co… Read More
2022-05-25 21:02
It is common to take a hot water tank for granted until you’re faced with the specter of rinsing off your shampoo with ice-cold water. Water heaters tend to begin failing after 8 to 10… Read More
2022-05-25 20:43
Like it hot and fast? That’s most people’s preference when they turn the hot water spigot. If your water heater has failed, you’ll know it when the first stream of cold wat… Read More
2022-05-25 20:37
Winter is well underway and ideally, homeowners should have prepared their plumbing for freezing temperatures last fall. If you didn’t get around to wrapping your pipes back then, you… Read More
2022-05-25 20:25
No matter how good older homes look on the outside, they often come with their fair share of problems, particularly if they haven’t been maintained properly. Although a home’s ex… Read More
It’s Time To Update Your Thermostat!
2021-10-07 21:48
Hello October! Scents of pumpkin spice  fill the air and children get excited to dress up in a costume and the opportunity to collect free candy! When they come back inside after walki… Read More
Meet Our Drain Tech Manager: Jordan!
2021-06-29 19:24
Meet Jordan, our Vancouver Drain Tech Manager! Jordan joined Apollo in September of 2017 after spending 9 years in the Marine Corps. He originally got into plumbing as means to provi… Read More
Introducing BioOne Drain Cleaning Solution
2021-06-29 17:38
Apollo Drain and Rooter is proud to be offering BioOne as a natural drain cleaning solution for your stubborn clogs! BioOne is the most effective microbial drain treatment available, an… Read More
Have Your Pipes Sprung Any Leaks?
2021-03-09 17:41
Spring is a great time to check on your plumbing!While you’re cleaning around the rest of the house,make sure to include plumbing on your checklist. Here are some tips for a Spr… Read More
Rats And Sewers: A Brief Synopsis
2021-01-24 20:17
Believe it or not, a rodent problem may be a sign of a break in your sewer lines. Rats live in sewers and can make their way from your city/main line tie-in to the pipes running behind your… Read More
2021-01-24 20:15
Your drains are arguably the most important part of your home’s plumbing system. Without drains and drain pipes, wastewater would have nowhere to go. Gravity allows our kitchen, bathro… Read More
2021-01-24 20:11
Are you worried your septic tank is leaking? A leaking or failing septic tank isn’t always easy to spot. You might not see any signs of a problem. Routine maintenance or an inspection… Read More
2020-12-04 09:52
Stand with Apollo Drain and Support Clackamas Kids! At Apollo Drain, we believe that the good we can do goes beyond fixing your plumbing. In fact, we stand with our community’s most vu… Read More
Rats & Sewers: A Brief Synopsis
2020-07-15 03:23
Believe it or not, a rodent problem may be a sign of a break in your sewer lines. Rats live in sewers and can make their way from your city/main line tie-in to the pipes running behind your… Read More
How To Make Your Own Face Mask
2020-05-12 23:15
Now that the CDC has recommended that all people who go outside their homes wear face masks, many are scrambling to find something that will cover their noses and mouths. While a bandana or… Read More
2019-10-18 16:01
Vendor Booth: Booths – $50.00 each Includes 6’ table or 60” round table, White Table Cloth, 2 chairs, Electricity, and WIFI. You are welcome to share the booth with another… Read More
Benefits Of Plumbing Maintenance
2019-09-24 15:31
Importance of Plumbing Maintenance Apollo Drain & Rooter Service provides comprehensive plumbing solutions for residential and commercial customers throughout Oregon and Washington. With… Read More
Common Plumbing Issues
2019-09-24 15:07
Common Plumbing Issues As a family-owned and –operated plumbing company, Apollo Drain & Rooter Service proudly serves customers throughout Washington and Oregon. We understand the… Read More
2019-09-11 17:08
Since 2004, The HOME Foundation has raised over $1.7 million providing resources to create, expand, and encourage home ownership opportunities for Oregonians at or below local median income… Read More
2019-06-20 20:30
Are you considering professional drain cleaning?? If so, then you should make sure to know the benefits so you can make an informed decision. Drain cleaning is great for not only your p… Read More
2019-06-20 20:29
Apollo Drain & Rooter Service is Continuing Education (CE) Certified. Contact Us to set up a Education Class. The industry expert team at Apollo Drain & Rooter Service has your… Read More
2019-06-20 20:28
At Apollo Drain & Rooter Service, Inc., we make servicing our community a top priority. Whether that means cleaning the drains in your home, fixing a broken pipe at your business, or res… Read More
2019-06-20 20:27
We’re thrilled to announce our 35th anniversary at Apollo Drain & Rooter Service, Inc.! Established in 1984, our company has expanded to provide exceptional service to busines… Read More
2019-06-20 20:26
Your local industry experts from Apollo Drain & Rooter Service, Inc. will be at the Northwest Food Show at the Portland Expo Center from April 14th to the 15th! Come check us out at&nbsp&hell…Read More
2019-06-20 20:25
Attention Portland Commuters! If you take the I-84: Graham Road Bridges to and from work, ODOT has began constructing their project to replace the aging bridges over Graham Road near downtow… Read More
2019-06-20 20:21
This year it has special significance for us at Apollo Drain. One of our extended family members was recently diagnosed with breast cancer just one month after giving birth to a beautiful ba… Read More
2017-11-10 21:26
Clogged drains can be an absolute hassle for homeowners. Not only do backed-up sinks and shower drains cause headaches, they can also be highly unsanitary and resurface germs that shou… Read More
Plumbing For Clackamas Homes And Remodels
2017-10-11 21:33
As Clackamas, OR continues its major growth spurt and attracts new residents year over year, newly constructed office spaces, new and renovated homes, and municipal buildings will require st… Read More
Essential Summer Plumbing Maintenance
2017-05-16 22:17
The warm weather, the longer nights, and the smell of the barbecue going are just some of the wonderful parts of summer in the Pacific Northwest. Summertime also brings significant water us… Read More
2017-02-08 18:40
Tree roots can wreak havoc on pipes. Clay sewer pipes used in construction before about 1970 are particularly vulnerable to encroaching roots. Neighborhoods in Portland, such as Ladd’s… Read More
CIPP Tops The List Of Plumbing Innovations
2017-01-13 23:01
They say necessity is the mother of invention. That may be a cliche, but when it comes to the plumbing in your Pacific Northwest home, it’s probably true. Each advance in pipe repair… Read More
Plumbing Pitfalls To Avoid
2016-12-29 15:00
Some Plumbing Problems Are Caused by Human Error As they say, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. As a homeowner, you will definitely come to find this old adage is quite true… Read More
Plumbing Projects That Require A Pro
2016-12-22 19:20
Don’t Get in Over Your Head With Dangerous or Difficult Repairs Television shows make home repair look easy. Knock out a wall? No problem! Lay down wood floors? It’s a breeze! In… Read More
Why You Need To Winterize Outdoor Plumbing
2016-11-28 16:19
Frozen pipes bring a sudden halt to normal life. You need to find a plumber for an emergency service call. It costs money and everyone in the family feels the pain of being without running w… Read More
What Is Backflow?
2016-10-19 14:00
Backflow is when tap water runs in the wrong direction. Backflow can send contaminants into drinking water. The impurities may come from sewage or chemicals. Backflow poses a health risk. P… Read More
Why Is My Faucet Dripping?
2016-10-14 17:19
A leaking faucet can drive you nuts. First, there’s the incessant drip, drip, drip. Second, there’s the fact that money and water are flowing down the drain. One drip per second… Read More
Are Copper Pipes Safe?
2016-09-30 14:00
The plumbing in your home is a vital part of the overall function of your house. Without pipes that work properly, you would be left in a real predicament. The piping in your home might not… Read More
7 Signs It’s Time To Repipe Your Home
2016-09-23 22:11
Plumbing is a challenging aspect of home repair that is most often best left to the professionals. With potentially high costs associated with replacing and repiping, knowing when to and whe… Read More
Understanding Water Heater Anatomy
2016-09-19 14:30
Water heaters stand steady in a dark corner of the home, ready to deliver hot water anywhere in the house. We rarely give them the time of day. They’re usually so dependable, until, of… Read More
Is CIPP Safe For Old Pipes?
2016-09-19 00:09
The old way of repairing a pipe is more than messy. It requires digging that damages the landscape. During the destruction, there’s also the potential to damage old plumbing systems. A… Read More
Top 3 Signs You Need A New Toilet
2016-07-25 14:00
Is it time to replace your toilet? If it’s running non-stop, if it looks worse than an outhouse, or if continually needs parts replaced or fixed, it’s definitely time for an upgr… Read More

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