Steam Thawing

Cold Weather Causes Sewer Issues

Snowy Minnesota winters can be brutal, but cold weather without sufficient snow cover for insulation is no friend to your sewer pipes or drain field. If your drain field freezes, then your septic tank can’t drain properly and it will fill up. This, in turn, causes the line from the house to remain full of water, which then freezes. As this water freezes, it expands and puts pressure of more than 2,000 lbs. per square inch on the walls of your sewer lines. As you can imagine, this can produce major damage and real headaches.

Steam Solutions

We offer steam thawing services for sewer lines that run from the house to the septic tank. In the case of a frozen drain field, Advantage will pump your septic tank as necessary, which will enable you to live normally until your drain field thaws and the system works as it was designed. This process saves us from charging exorbitant prices for a situation that you have no control over.

Prepare for Cold Weather

As a precautionary measure, we suggest you insulate your drain field each fall. An 8” to 12” layer of mulch, such as hay or straw, will prevent frost from penetrating deep into the ground when there is insufficient snow cover, reducing the risk of a frozen drain field or sewer.

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At Advantage Septic & Drain, our well-trained, highly motivated staff focuses on quality work and customer satisfaction. Honesty, integrity and experience are our defining characteristics and what give Advantage Septic & Drain the edge over our competitors. We’re MPCA licensed, bonded and insured for your peace of mind. Contact us today!