A customer reported he had plenty of running water to make breakfast, but when he turned the shower on-not a drop! Many water services are freezing up this year. In many cases this is due to the extreme depth of frost in the road ways. If this happens at your house you will most likely need a professional to thaw the water service. There are generally three ways to thaw the line: steam, high pressure jetting, and using a welder to send current through the line and heat it up. Olson’s uses high pressure jetting on poly or copper water services with a 1″ or greater inside diameter. It is necessary to locate the curb stop so the water flow can be controlled.
Once your line is thawed out, the water will need to be left running in the house at stream size equal to the diameter of a pencil. This is risky business, but moving water does not freeze. If you have an onsite sewage treatment system, never leave water running non-stop into the septic tank as great damage can occur to the treatment area.
Spring is almost here!