Thawing Sewer And Drain Lines
We live in Minnesota so freezing sewer and drains is a real concern. If your kitchen sink is on an outside wall, chances are it will freeze in frigid cold weather. If you have a manhole in the street directly in front of your home, your sewer can freeze. If you have a septic system, you are at the highest risk of freezing the sewer line.
General Rooter of Southern MN can thaw these lines for you. We use special high-pressure hydro jetters with a very low flow rate to thaw the ice and get your drains flowing again. The low flow rate helps thaw the ice but does not flood your home in the process. Usually, this is a two-man job. One technician will work at getting your drain flowing free again, while the other will ensure your home is not flooding and pump the water to the outside of the home.
Once we have thawed the line, it is recommended that you run hot water three times a day to keep it from refreezing. Or have us install heat tape to prevent your pipe from freezing.
Our Technicians can install a septic heater to keep your septic and drain lines from freezing in the future. For more information about this product, call General Rooter of Southern MN at (507) 550-2564.