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Can I Get Sewer Repair or Replacement in the Winter in Baltimore?

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When sewer line issues arise during the coldest months in Baltimore, homeowners may wonder if sewer repair or replacement is feasible.

While snow and freezing temperatures make these services more difficult, they are still possible.

More importantly, these services are always done out of necessity, so when repairs or replacements are needed, they must be completed regardless of the weather outside.  

Winter Weather in Baltimore

There are slight temperature differences depending on the month:

  • December: Average high of 47 degrees; average low of 34 degrees
  • January: Average high of 43 degrees; average low of 29 degrees
  • February: Average high of 46 degrees; average low of 31 degrees

During the winter, Baltimore homeowners will have approximately 21 inches of snowfall.

How Winter Weather Can Impact Your Sewer Line

When it comes to plumbing issues in the winter, there are additional challenges that aren’t present in warmer weather.

If you need sewer line repair or replacement, the professionals will need to navigate:

  • Frozen ground: Since excavation is necessary to reach your sewer lines, frozen soil can make this process more difficult, resulting in more labor and time to complete the service.
  • Limited access: If thick blankets of snow or ice cover the ground, it can be difficult for technicians and their equipment to access your sewer main.
  • Safety issues: Technicians working out in the cold experience dangerous conditions, including slippery surfaces, reduced visibility, and an increased risk of injury.

Factors To Consider for Sewer Line Services in Winter

Scheduling sewer line repair or replacement in the winter is less than ideal. However, sewer main issues often can’t wait because they impact drainage throughout your home.

Things to consider when scheduling repair or replacement include:

  • Severity: Sewer line problems are rarely minor. Any issue that poses a threat to your property, health, or safety likely can’t wait.
  • Plumber expertise: Ensure you hire a plumber who’s licensed, insured, and experienced to minimize any risks.
  • Weather: Use the weather forecast to determine the best time to complete the repair or replacement. Above-freezing temperatures and no snowfall are the ideal conditions in the winter.

Sewer Line Restoration Process in the Winter

Determining if you need sewer services can be a complex task. Trust professional plumbers like the team at United Air Temp. We will:

  • Complete a video pipe inspection to locate and identify the issue
  • Recommend repair or replacement based on our findings
  • Hydro jet your sewer line to clear any obstructions, if needed
  • Identify the best place to dig the trench
  • Locate gas and other utility lines to avoid damage
  • Remove driveways or sidewalks, if needed
  • Install trench shields to prevent trench walls from collapsing
  • Repair or replace your sewer main
  • Fill in the trenches

We take all these steps to ensure optimal safety and complete sewer line restoration.

Trust UAT for Sewer Repair & Replacement

Call the professionals at United Air Temp when you need sewer services in the Baltimore area.

Our highly trained plumbers have the skills and experience to handle even the most complex repairs and replacements with transparent communication and quality craftsmanship.

With over 90 years in the business, we’re proud of the relationships we’ve built with our customers. That’s why we’re Baltimore’s premiere HVAC and plumbing company!

Schedule sewer line repair or replacement today by calling (410) 413-3549

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