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Frozen plumbing pipes in Minnesota

The Twin Cities has reached record low temperatures to go down in the books for January 2013. The arctic blast striking Minnesota is causing double digit, negative wind-chill temps, which can cause some serious problems. Not only is it dangerous if you get stranded outside your home, via car, or public transportation, but we are hearing from clients facing their biggest problems inside their homes. Frozen pipes are the biggest problem and we are on call to help you in this situation.
Tips to recognize that your problem is in fact a frozen pipe line:
–            No drainage
–             No water coming out from faucet
–            Busted water or drain line
Other issues you may encounter during the bitter cold in the Twin Cities:
–          Windows inside your home may sweat an ice up
–          Vents pipes clogging up, causing dripping due to trapped ventilation

Call Ken Sewer Service today to help with your emergency needs.
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Stay warm out there!

Frost-free sillcock

Frost-free sillcocks are designed that the shut-off valve is located about 8 to 12 inches inside the sillcock pipe. This puts the water line inside the house. The further the sillcock reaches inside the heated walls, the lower the chance of a bursting pipe. When going to replace a leaky or broken sillcock most people install a frost-free. The frost free sillcock makes it so the water gets turned off inside the home and then can be drained on the outside. Purchasing a frost free faucet can be anywhere from $30-$65 and up. If your going through the trouble of having an exterior faucet leak on a hose bib (sillcock) replaced make sure you spend the extra money and install a frost-free style if you have room for the thicker pipe. Call Ken’s Sewer Service today to schedule an appointment.

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