Deep Freeze Creates Problems For Homeowners

Posted on Friday, January 12, 2018 15:34 PM

The deep freeze the city has been under for weeks now has kept plumbers extremely busy. 

Jerry Kelly of Clow Darling tells us they have been inundated with with calls for frozen pipes and septic tanks.

At the peak of the freeze up, they were getting about 30 calls for service a day for two weeks straight.

Kelly says it's been a challenge to prioritize the calls,  but in some cases the problems were handled over the phone where a simple solution like a hair dryer or heat gun did the trick. 

However frozen septic tanks can pose more serious problems, even for do-it-youselfers.

Kelly says accessing them can be difficult because they are underground.