Simple Steps to Prevent Water Freeze in Your Combination Sewer Cleaner

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Simple Steps to Prevent Water Freeze in Your Combination Sewer Cleaner

When temperatures dip below 30 degrees F at night and don't warm back up during the following day, ice can form in your combination sewer cleaner’s lines, hoses and pumps, causing significant damage and resulting in costly repairs and downtime. Taking steps to prevent freezing and accumulations of ice in the water pump and elsewhere will help ensure that your unit is protected and operates properly when needed.

If there's even the slightest possibility that ice has formed in the pump, move the truck to a warm area and allow the water system to warm completely before further maintenance or use. 

Always consult your sewer cleaner’s manufacturer for specific instructions and warnings when servicing your sewer cleaner, and always wear eye protection, foot protection and gloves.

An ounce of preventive maintenance goes a long way in extending the life of your investment and ensuring that your sewer cleaning equipment is always ready to roll. 

How to winterize your sewer cleaner

Before winter weather sets in, it’s important to thoroughly drain all water systems throughout your combination sewer cleaner to reduce the risk of damage from freezing. This helpful video from Vactor Manufacturing takes you through the entire process of removing water from the water tanks, main hose reel, water pump and high-pressure hose reel.

Vactor 2100 Series combination sewer cleaners combine high-pressure waterjetting and a high-flow vacuum source to scour pipes clean and then vacuum up the material causing blockages in order to restore and maintain normal sewer flow. For information on Vactor’s line of combination sewer cleaners, please visit:


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