Thawing Frozen Drain & Sewer

Thawing Frozen Drain & Sewer Twin Cities

Discovering that you have a frozen pipe is something that can be quite frustrating because of the potential of that pipe bursting is rather high. When the water within a pipe freezes, it turns to ice and that ice expands. The line is then blocked, thus placing a great deal of pressure on the line. If the pipe doesn’t completely break, a crack can form and that can lead to a mess .It doesn’t matter what material the pipe is made out of, a tiny crack can cause leaks from your drain or sewer that could cause property damage and result in high repair costs. If the drain or sewer pipe belongs to a commercial or industrial establishment, then business could be disrupted.

At S.O.S. Drain & Sewer Cleaning Services, we make sure the pipes are thawed out properly so you don’t have to worry about broken pipes, property damage, or disrupted business. In other words, our professional Minneapolis & St. Paul drain and sewer company can save you a great deal of money through our drain and sewer thawing service.

When Your Pipes Are Frozen

When you notice that your drain and sewer pipes are not working the way they should and it’s extremely cold outside, you either have a clog or the pipes are frozen. Our technicians will evaluate the issue to determine what the problem is so the proper remedy can be used.

As for what you can do in the meantime:

  • Do not flush toilets or utilize the drains that are experiencing the problem. Sending liquid or other contents down the drain will add to the amount of pressure already on the pipe.
  • Do not attempt to use an open flame to thaw any exposed pipes. First of all, you may not know for sure if ice is the problem. Only a trained technician with the right tools will be able to determine this. While it may be tempting to work on the problem on your own, uncertainty about where the problem truly lies can result in more damage.

Helping You Prevent Frozen Drains & Sewers

When it is determined that a frozen drain or sewer pipe is the problem, then we are also able to help you prevent future freezing. Some things that you can do on your own include making sure that pipes are not exposed to the cold. We can also make sure the drains and sewer pipes are properly insulated from the cold.

If the pipes are inside a building, it is best to make sure the temperature in the building remains at least 55 degrees. This can be a great way to prevent issues with pipes. If the building’s temperatures drop down to freezing and the pipes are exposed, it is very possible that they could freeze. If they do, call our Minneapolis & St. Paul drain and sewer company so we can unthaw the pipes and get you back up and running as soon as possible.

Contact A Minneapolis & St. Paul Drain & Sewer Company

When your drain or sewer pipes are frozen, it is important to have them properly thawed out by professionals. At S.O.S. Drain & Sewer Cleaning Services, we ensure that the process is carried out properly to avoid breakage of the pipes, thus helping you avoid an expensive mess. To learn more about our drain and sewer thawing services, call our Anoka office at 763-413-4720, our St. Paul office at 651-645-8383, our Bloomington office at 952-835-7677, or our Minnetonka office at 763-559-9050 and request a free quote.