Nothing is worse than unexpected plumbing or sewage problems. Customers in Mount Vernon, Washington look to Apollo for all their plumbing needs from water line installation to sewage repairs. As a family-owned business, Apollo provides personal attention and makes sure that every plumber on the payroll has the training and tools to get the job done right. To help locate the plumbing services needed, here’s a breakdown of Water Line Replacement and sewer services provided in the Mount Vernon area.
Water Line Replacement Services in Mount Vernon, Washington
There are new techniques available when it’s time to replace a water line. At Apollo, plumbers use the updated trenchless method rather than the traditional method of digging a long trench whenever possible. There are significant differences between the two.
Traditionally, when a water line required replacement, excavation was necessary. Digging a trench is labor-intensive and expensive for the customer. Clean up after the job is required and the process is slow. In addition, when water lines are swapped out using this method, the lifetime is limited.
Trenchless water line replacement is Apollo’s method of choice because:
- No digging is required
- Jobs can be completed in a single day
- Little clean up is required
- Replaced water lines last longer
- Trenchless replacement is more affordable due to fewer labor hours
Horizontal drills are used to complete the replacement and all work is done underground. Only two holes are dug: one at the beginning of the line and one at the end of the line.
Water Leak Detection
Leaks in waterlines get expensive over time as water bills steadily rise and those leaks never improve on their own. In fact, they often get worse. Signs of damage signal a need for quick repairs. If any of these signs of a water leak appear, contact a plumber as soon as possible.
- Water pressure drops.
- Water from the faucet looks rusty or discolored.
- Noises come from the pipe when water flows.
- The water bill suddenly increases.
- Yard has damp or soggy places.
Apollo uses a variety of methods to test for leaks before beginning work. Knowing the cause and size of the leak helps the plumbers do the right repair. These tests include underground leak detection, downpipe smoke testing, hydrostatic testing, pipe deflection inspection, infiltration or exfiltration tests, low-pressure air tests, leakage testing, digital camera inspection, and pneumatic test ball use.
When older pipes start leaking, they are replaced using the PEX prepping process. Trenchless sewer repair is used when sewer or drain lines leak. The key to good plumbing is testing first to determine the type of problem, the location of the problem, and the right method for repair. Homeowners in Mount Vernon, Washington receive a list of plumbing repair options with a detailed estimate of the cost before committing to repairs.
Sewer Services in Mount Vernon, Washington
Signs that a sewer is in need of repair are unmistakable. Toilets overflow when water is used in other areas of the house, multiple drains clog, or the smell of sewer gas invades the home. Sewer service in Mount Vernon includes inspection, installation, cleaning, and repair of the sewer line. Clogs are cleared using a rooter when they can’t be resolved using a dissolver solution. When the sewer main breaks, it is considered an emergency.
To repair sewage leaks, plumbers use a variety of tests to determine where the leak is located and how large it is. Leaks can be repaired in a variety of ways. Two of the most common repair methods are trenchless sewer repair and pipe relining. Using the most up-to-date methods to complete these repairs, it is possible to get them done in a very short period of time without making a big mess in the back yard.
Trenchless repair is described above for water line repair. When the sewer needs work, a few changes are in order. First, a video inspection of the sewer piping is almost always needed once the pipes have been flushed and cleaned. Hydro-jets are used to remove debris and any rust that has built up inside the pipe. This step creates a solid surface to attach the lining used to repair the pipe. Finally, those two holes dug at the beginning and end of the sewer line are used to complete the trenchless repair.
Relining pipes rather than replacing them is the preferred solution. This process is the perfect solution for a variety of cases. These are:
- Bellied Pipe – Part of the pipe has sunk lower into the ground creating the perfect place for clogs to grow.
- Root in the Line – Nearby tree or shrub roots have broken through the sewage pipe to stop the flow.
- Blockage – Grease or other materials clogs the line.
- Leaky Joints – Pipe seals break and cause leaks.
- Off-Grade Piping – Low-grade pipes reach the end of their effective lives.
- Corrosion – Flow is restricted due to broken or collapsed pipes.
Plumbers use a variety of tests to determine if any of these issues are causing your sewage drain problem. When relining is the appropriate solution, one of two solutions may be used.
- Cured in Place Pipe (CIPP)
- Pipe Coating
In many cases, no digging is required to complete these types of sewer pipe repairs.
Mount Vernon plumbing customers need affordable plumbing services with expert plumbers who get the job done right. Apollo Plumbing uses updated methods to inspect, test, and repair broken sewers. Instead of digging up their customers’ backyards, trenchless sewer repairs minimally disrupt the area. By determining the source of the problems rapidly, service can be restored quickly and at a good price. Emergency sewer repairs are always our top priority in our schedule.
Founder Dan Barger started Apollo Plumbing in 2005 focused on providing personal service. This family business employs fully trained plumbers ready to get plumbing and sewage problems fixed right the first time. Customers give Apollo 5 star reviews and the BBB rates it at A+ for its excellent levels of service and customer satisfaction.