Winter is a tough month for septic pipes, but with proper preparation, you don’t have to worry. Following septic best practices and utilizing helpful services like pipelining allow for a better winter. There’s no time of the year more important to have working pipes than around the holiday season.
Luckily you have assistance in getting through the winter smoothly. Septic specialists work year-round to ensure your pipes are working optimally.
How to Take Care of Your Pipes in the Winter
Frozen pipes aren’t the only thing to keep an eye on this winter. When hosting family and friends for gatherings, your drains and pipes receive a lot more stress. This comes in the form of toilets being flushed, extra laundry loads, or most harmful of all, garbage disposals. There are numerous ways you might encounter drain damage including root infiltration from nearby trees, flushing non-septic safe items, or certain drain blockages including grease.
How to take care of your pipes depends on what’s ailing your system. If your issue is a drain blockage, the solution is simple; drain cleaning. One of the more common septic services, knowing when to call a septic provider is a key to a successful winter. After identifying the issue with cameras, septic specialists snake or jet your drain to clear the problem.
Alternatively, if there is damage present, pipelining is the way to go. If you’re experiencing slow drainage, septic backup, or other abnormalities, contact your local septic provider because your pipes may need repairs. Pipelining allows for repairs without any digging or disruptions. With a choice between structural and epoxy pipelining, you have options on how best to repair your pipes.
Structural and Epoxy Pipelining
Both types of pipelining are useful for repairing and preventing damage, but they also have their unique advantages. While neither option requires digging to implement, epoxy is best used for preventative maintenance, while structural is most commonly used for more drastic repairs. Both are great for preventing corrosion and leaks, but the structural version is better for pipes that are already showing signs of this.
This winter, rely on Wind River Environmental for assistance with any drain cleaning, pipe repair, or pipelining services. If you have any questions about winter’s impact on your system or want to schedule a service, call Wind River Environmental at (877) 560-9007. For any of your other septic needs, don’t hesitate to contact WRE today!