We offer quick and efficient sewer cleaning and emergency plumbing for commercial businesses in Chicago. However, there are a few steps that you can take to winter-proof your drains and sewers before the cold sets in.
- Why is winter-proofing drains and sewers important? Water expands in volume when it freezes. If you freeze a can of Coke, for example, it may burst in your freezer. The same thing can happen to your company’s drains and sewers, which can cause a lot of damage to your plumbing system and property.
- To prevent a frozen sewer line, use insulation. Normal residential insulation can usually do the trick, but if you are in an area where the temperature drops exceptionally low or your sewer and pipes are exposed to a draft, rather invest in thicker insulation.
- There are a few options to insulate your pipes. Tubular insulation works well, but if you are doing the job yourself be sure to carefully measure the diameter of the pipes to ensure that you buy the right size. You can also buy fiberglass, polyethylene and horse hair felt pipe insulation at most hardware stores.
- An often-overlooked part of winter-proofing a plumbing system is to close all outside hose connections. Open the hose connection so that any water in the hose will run out and close the valve that controls the water flow to the hose cock outside the building.
If you need sewer cleaning or catch basin maintenance in the Chicago area or want more information, do not hesitate to contact Almighty Rooter Sewer & Plumbing at 773-645-1113 today. We will assess your gas line, repair your plumbing, clean your sewer, and even provide a free camera inspection of your sewer valued at $250, just to make sure that everything is in working order. Financing available.