Frozen Water Or Sewer Lines A Problem?

A properly installed water line should not freeze.  However a cabin not used regularly that has a slow dripping faucet will build up ice in a sewer line slowly until plugging it.  A little known solution for this problem is a heat tape that installs inside the pipe.  Sounds crazy but they are available and they work!  Problem: The lines have to be thawed before the devices can be installed.  We do thaw water lines.  At this time we don’t thaw sewer lines; the two should never mix, use the same tools or even the same technician or service truck.  Call me pernickety but; the ass should never meet the glass, (water or beer).  If your pump quits due to a frozen line, turn it off  as the pump will continue to run (bad, very bad).  Always turn a pump off; when having a problem.  With more than a few years experience we can offer common sense solutions to most any problem related to mountain living; except cabin fever.  Please don’t call if  your wife can’t deal with the solitude.  — David Nequette

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105 CR 241
P.O. Box 186
Westcliffe, CO 81252

Phone: (719) 783-3000

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Water Systems & Excavations

  • Water Well Drilling
  • Well Fracturing
  • Septic Systems
  • General Excavation
  • Complete Water Systems
  • Site Planning Consultation

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Driving Directions:

  • From State Hwy 96 in Westcliffe
  • Turn North on 3rd St
    (State Hwy 69)
  • Go 1/4 mile to County Rd 241
    (at fairgrounds)
  • Turn right and take immediate left into parking lot

License #1043
Bonded & Insured
40+ Years Experience