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?
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 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.