How To Prevent Water & Sewer Pipes From Freezing

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Frozen Pipes Can Cause Thousands of Dollars Worth of Damage

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Burst water pipe repairs cost homeowners an average of $5,092 after deductible in the US.

Frozen water and sewer pipes can cost home owners and businesses anywhere from a few hundred dollars to several thousand dollars to dig up and repair.

When water pipes freeze in your home, the ice expands as it turns from a liquid into a solid inside the pipe. As the ice continues to freeze it can build up over 2,000 pounds of pressure in the pipe!

That much pressure causes the pipe to either burst or the solder joints to pull apart.

Sewer lines are just as susceptible to breakages from freezing waste water. While rigid PVC sewer pipes have some ability to expand, PVC can become brittle at freezing temperatures and burst under pressure. Flexible PEX is better at expanding but the joints can separate as pressure builds up in the system.

How can you protect your property from a devastating frozen water or sewer line break?

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With HotLine Internal Pipe Heaters, you'll get one of the safest, most economical, and reliable internal heat trace pipe-freeze protection systems available.

HotLine's “set it and forget it” design ensures your water and sewer lines will be protected from freezing all season long.

HotLine Internal Pipe Heaters are the only low-voltage heating cable system that provides reliable inside the pipe freeze protection for new or existing water supply lines, sewer pipes, septic lines, septic tanks, and many industrial applications.

In most cases installation is easy! There's usually no need to excavate, no need to damage walls or floors, and no need to dig up driveways and lawns.

For more information please check out our Water Line Installation Video, Sewer Line Installation Video, Freeze Protection Articles, get a FREE consultation, or call (877) 881-2980 today.

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Owner & Chief Engineer at , has been helping homeowners, property owners, industrial/commercial plant and procurement managers, and business customers keep their pipes ice-free since 1999.

Contact Blair at (877) 881-2980 or email Blair here

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If you're counting on snow to insulate water and sewer pipes, it's all about depth. But what if you don't get enough snow?

Fortunately, there are cost-effective ways to prevent water, sewer, and septic systems from freezing before a problem ever occurs.

Find out how here

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How to Prevent Water & Sewer Pipes From Freezing, Part 2

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Blair Corder, Owner and Chief Engineer at HotLine Internal Pipe Heater Company, takes an inside look at how internal pipe heaters actually work and how to pick the one that's right for you.

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