Category Archives: frozen sewer

WWETT Annual Trade Show


Annual Trade Show

WETT Show floor


Pics for the WWETT annual trade show. Every year we attend the WWETT show to upgrade our equipment, have hands on experience with new technologies and receive training to keepĀ our business ahead of our competitors.

Thawing Frozen Storm Drain

cold weather jetting

Ice in storm drain

ice in storm drain

cold weather jetting

Thawing frozen storm drain in Scarborough. Call us crazy or just that good. Yes we are the only company that will come out and thaw your large diameter drain lines with jetting equipment when it's -2 degrees out. Just look at the ice we are removing from this 12" diameter storm drain. That ice dam ended up being 48' long!

Cold weather repair of frozen sewer line

les wilson and sons

frozen sewer line

les wilson and sons

cold weather repair

Cold weather repair of frozen sewer line. We had a call in Pine Point for a plugged sewer at a cottage. Mathew went out and tried to cable the line open only to find that the line was frozen. We televised the line and found the pipe was completely frozen and actually split the PVC open. Sewer lines usually don't break when they freeze like water lines. This line was 4' deep and frozen solid. After excavating and cutting a section out we found the line was frozen solid for 155' to the city drop connection at the city main. Later the homeowner admitted to letting the faucet drip so he could turn down the heat inside and not freeze is water line. They learned a big lesson today. Better to pay a little extra in heat cost than a lot extra to repair a broken and frozen sewer line.

Don't leave your faucets dripping in the winter. For three weeks straight we were thawing frozen sewer lines this year do to this old wise tale.