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Sewers, Drains, and the Cold Weather

At a certain point, the holiday season provides us with a necessary break from the elements. The cold can do a number on our homes, our lifestyles, and even the plumbing systems that sit beneath our feet. That’s why it’s important to prepare your drains, sewer system, and other plumbing appliances for the cold weather.

Don’t worry, we’re not going to tell you to invest in a super-expensive service, or purchase a system that you don’t need. We’ll give you a few tips that are totally free, and steer you toward our drain and sewer services in Appleton that can help your plumbing system stand the test of time.

And if you happen to accidentally run into a frozen or burst pipe, you can always count on our team of professionals to handle it. We offer fast and reliable services for customers in need, no matter what time of year you call us.

Protecting Your Pipes

Pipes are more resilient than you might think. Everyone thinks that when the temperature dips below freezing, all of your water pipes will simultaneously freeze up and burst, but that’s not really the case.

Pressurized and moving water, like the water in your water lines, can still handle a bit of chilliness. And, the temperature close to or inside of your home is warmer than the standard outdoor temperature, so there’s a little bit of heat that helps with your exposed pipes.

But overall, pipes that are exposed to very cold temperatures can still freeze and rupture. Then, when the water thaws, they will burst and leak. Try to insulate the pipes you have that are exposed, and make sure your indoor pipes remain nice and cozy.

Preparing for the Holidays

While you’re preparing for cold weather by insulating your pipes, why not invest in some preventative drain equipment? A mesh screen can help catch debris before it heads down your kitchen drain, staving off a clog for at least a good while.

Then, we recommend signing up for our drain cleaning services. We can easily remove clogging materials with a powerful hydro jet or an industrial drain snake.

Signs of Sewer Issues

Sewers can have problems just like your drains or water lines. The difference is that your sewer or septic system has fewer visible parts and less attention gets paid to it year after year. But here are a few signs that your sewer might need our help.

First, a backed-up sewer is going to make all of the lowest drains in your home get clogged or at least drain slowly. So, if the drains on your first floor or basement level are having trouble draining, then you might have a backed-up sewer.

Secondly, sewer gases can cause issues for your home. It’s important to investigate odors if they’re coming from your drain. These could be signs that your sewer system needs professional attention.

It’s time to schedule a plumbing appointment with the professionals at Seal Pipe Lining.

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