The new year has arrived, and with it, the first quarter chills. Temperatures in Ontario are sub-zero, meaning it’s that time of year to start worrying about frozen pipes. Wellbrook Plumbing would like to take this opportunity to talk about how we can help you deal with frozen pipes through sewer repair in St. Catharines, ON.

What Causes Frozen Pipes?

Pipes generally freeze when the water inside stagnates while subjected to sub-zero temperatures. Sewer lines are especially susceptible to freezing as they are located outside the house and are exposed to the elements, and are usually stagnant most of the time. When they freeze, it can put a halt to your household activities involving running water, not to mention cause damage to your plumbing system. 

Frozen pipes can burst, which can cause sewage to back up into the house and result in overflowing toilets. Sewage backups due to burst frozen pipes can lead to permanent water damage to the house, as well as expose the occupants to raw sewage, which is a health risk. The best course of action is to replace sewer line.

How Can I Fix A Frozen Sewer Line?

Fixing a frozen sewer line isn’t something the average Canadian can handle on their own. This is because the lines are complex and are buried underground hence are not accessible without the proper tools. Therefore, a skilled plumber should be called to assess the extent of the problem. 

The Repair Process

A plumber will usually try a sewer pipe line repair using a water jetter. This is inserted into the frozen sewer line, where high-pressure water can help break up the ice and thus unclog your sewer line. If the line is ruptured, then we will have to replace the sewer line entirely. Luckily, Wellbrook Plumbing specializes in sewer line repair and sewer line replacement. We are a plumbing company that can assist you with any issues on general plumbing. 

Turn to Wellbrook Plumbing if you need sewer line repair and other sewer repair services. Contact us today and let us know how we can help.