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Monday, January 13, 2014

How to Prevent Pipes from Freezing and Breaking

It's winter. It's beyond cold. These past couple of weeks, you've probably had to go to some unusual measures to keep warm. Some of you may have even had to deal with some unusual circumstances, like frozen pipes. While this recent article covered how to avoid frozen pipes, your sewer lines are somewhat different. In this blog, we're going to provide you with some tips to help keep your water and sewer lines flowing smoothly for the rest of the winter.

Can My Sewer Lines Freeze?
You may think your sewer lines are deep enough in the ground to prevent them from freezing. This is true in most cases, but some properties have shallow sewer lines installed. This would affect the freezing point. Another thing to be aware of is that your sewer lines are much more likely to freeze if there is a small, consistent leak in the pipes. Our team of sewer line repair experts can do an analysis to see if this is happening in your pipes.

Preventing Frozen Pipes
Though it may seem obvious, pipes freeze because they are cold. Now is the time to go through your home and check for any cracks or other openings where it is possible for freezing air to come in contact with your pipes. Sealing any gaps is step one in preventing your pipes from freezing. If you spend some time stopping them from freezing, it may save you a headache and some money in the long run.

Call for Help
At the first sign of a problem, call our team of sewer and water pipe repair experts to help! Don't wait until it's too late. What may be a minor fix at one point may turn into a bigger repair if left unattended. Don't try to attempt any do-it-yourself fixes that may cause even more damage. We have the latest technology to get you back in working order in no time!

If you're experiencing problems with your water and sewer lines, contact us today by calling 612-781-3737 or contactus online.

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