Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Fighting Winter’s Effects on Sewage Systems

Roofs, siding, and roads typically take a beating when Old Man Winter arrives. Not a lot of people, however, are aware that cold weather can seriously affect sewage systems as well.

Septic systems are susceptible to freezing at wintertime, causing them to back up. Frozen septic systems not only hinder sewage flow, but they are also more likely to emit unpleasant odors.

Fortunately, people can prevent septic systems from freezing up with a few tricks. First, they can place a layer of mulch over the tank and pipes, making sure that the mulch is at least 8 to 12 inches thick. They don’t have to go out of their way to get mulch; leaves, hay, or any other loose material will do. Another trick is to continually use hot water in their home to make sure the pipes stay warm.

Meanwhile, for their part, heads of cities and municipalities are likely to need professional assistance to maintain public sewer systems. To avoid frozen public sewer systems, snow plowing, removal, and sanding/salting are musts. Most of the time, sewer cleaning tools are also necessary to clear the passageways of public sewage systems and ensure proper flow.

Sewer cleaning tools for the use of cities and municipalities are unlike those for household use. These tools are more highly efficient and equipped with more state-of-the-art features to get the job done. Sewer cleaners for public sewer systems also come with immense suction power to ensure no trace of debris is left.


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