Extra Services

Like electricity, water travels in the path of least resistance. Therefore just because you have water at the sidewalk doesn’t mean the leak is there. In many cases standing water could be the result of a leak 20′ away. We have highly sensitive sonic sounding equipment that can help pinpoint the problem area and make repairing the leak quicker and less costly.

Jet can give you a visual look at any problem in your main sewer, sewer lateral or to simply check for defects. This process is especially important if have had problems with your line in the street and the city is getting ready to repave. We can also provide digital documentation.

Repairing or replacing a water service or sewer line is dirty work that requires more than a shovel and some new pipe. You have to be aware of the current local codes, frost depths, grade limits, compaction requirements, backfill material specifications to prevent settling, and concrete and asphalt removal/replacement.

Now that you have all that information and you’ve rented all the proper equipment, are you ready for some backbreaking work? WE ARE! JET Plumbing has over 20 years of experience & the proper equipment and licenses to provide you with a quality turn-key job.

JET Plumbing utilizes “Pipe burst Technology” to replace sanitary sewer lines. Pipe bursting is the only way to replace an existing pipe with full diameter pipe using minimal excavation. Not only does Pipe bursting save time and money, it preserves the area of the line rehabilitation and is environmentally friendly. Call Jet Plumbing today and we will send you a FREE DEMONSTRATION VIDEO.

The Basics

a. It is important to know the location of the shut off in case a pipe freezes and bursts or if a frozen pipe split, it will leak when it thaws out.
b. The customer should have their own shut off valve.  If not, there is always a shut off valve that belongs to the service provider, but some require a water key (long handled tool used to shut off underground valves) and some service providers do not want anyone other than their employees to operate their valves.
c. If the house is on a meter, the water can be shut off at the meter.
d. Shutting off the service providers valve is at the customers own risk.  If the valve is damaged, the customer is responsible for the cost of the repair.

a. The foundation vents are located around the perimeter of the foundation. If left open, the plumbing in the crawl space will be subjected to freezing conditions.
b. Close the vents (should be able to operate them from outside the foundation)

a. Frost free hose bibs will still freeze and split if the hose is left on and it traps water in the bib.
b. Hoses should be removed from the hose bibs before the first freeze.  If you forget, be sure and check the bib in the spring to be sure it has not forze and split and leaking in the wall or crawl space.   Please call Jet Plumbing if you have any questions.

Frozen Pipes

a. The main water service is most likely frozen.
b. Leave the water on as the pressure behind it will help when it thaws out.  If the line has split, it will leak when it thaws out, so be careful about leaving the home with the water on and the pipes still frozen.
c. It is difficult to solve without pipe thawing equipment.
d. If the water service is plastic, pipe thawing equipment will not work, so it might not thaw until it warms up.

a. Turn the faucet on and leave it on.  The pressure behind the freeze will speed up the process as it thaws.  DO NOT LEAVE THE HOME WITH THE FAUCET OPEN.  If the drain line plugs for some reason, or drains slowly, it can flood the house.
b. The line most likely froze in the crawl space, so it needs to get some heat to it.
c. Make sure the foundation vents are closed.
d. If there is an inside crawl space access, take the cover off to allow heat from the house to get into the crawl space.
e. Kitchen sinks are typically on outside walls so are exposed to the cold. If it is a kitchen sink line that is frozen, in addition to the above, open the kitchen sink cabinet doors to get extra heat under the sink.
f. Other methods can be used to introduce heat into the crawl space, but heating the crawl space is best left to a professional.

a. Most mobile homes are plumbed with non-metallic pipe of some sort, so pipe thawing equipment will not work.
b. Make sure the skirting is secure and tight.  Missing skirting pieces will allow freezing air under the mobile home.
c. If pipes are frozen, it will need to get warm air under the mobile home to thaw the pipes.  This is best left to a professional.

a. These too should have been winterized before the first freeze, but if not, be sure the valve to the sprinkler system is closed.
b. If the vacuum breaker freezes and splits and is gushing water, shut off the isolation valve for the sprinkler system. If the leak stops, the vacuum breaker can be replaced at a later date.

a. Make sure the filters are clean.
b. If you have an oil furnace, make sure you have oil in the tank prior to calling for service.