Drain Jetting – an Option During Freezing Temperatures?

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This is an important topic to discuss, because what happens is that homeowners fail to schedule this service, due to cold weather. Drain jetting is essential for helping to prevent build ups that, eventually, lead to slow or clogged drains. Putting this off until spring could be detrimental to your plumbing system, so it is a good idea to learn what you need to know about this process and how the weather may impact it.

What You Need to Know About Drain Cleaning

There are several different options for cleaning drains. Some of what determines the method to be used is whether or not a clog already exists. Jetting is used to remove all the built up gunk that has formed on your pipes, making them as good as new again. Essentially, you are using water to pressure wash the interior of your pipes, and hot water which helps loosen and dissolve stuck-on grime. That has people wondering, especially with how cold conditions have been this winter – doesn’t the water freeze up?

While this service may not be something carried out on the coldest days, that would be more of a comfort of the technician’s concern than a freeze issue. So, if it is an emergency, hydro jetting could still be implemented.

The tanks that hold the water used for this type of plumbing service hold a large amount of water. That would make it next to impossible to freeze the water tanks. Especially since the average work truck is heated.

As seemingly simple as it sounds, trained and experienced plumbers know to keep the van doors closed during brisk weather, or all the time really. The only way cold temps could wreak havoc on the water supply in the tanks mounted on the vans, would be if the doors were left open for a prolonged period of time.

In cases of extreme cold, usually in areas much farther north and across the border, adding windshield washer to the tanks can help, as well.

Here is Where the Pros Step In

At Franklin Plumbing & Drain Cleaning, we are available for our local customers, 24 hours a day and 365 days a year. That, of course, includes times of inclement weather. While the temperature may have dropped considerably, that doesn’t mean we have made ourselves unavailable. From drain cleaning to whatever type of service you may need, we will be there for you.

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