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Frozen ground may be a big issue...

We have been lucky that the weather has not bee frigid.

Right now with little snow cover the frost will go down fast with the next cold spell.

So What?


The so what is frozen sewers and some frozen water pipes under ground.

If you are without a foot of snow on areas of danger, it may be time to think of hay or straw.

Both make great insulation for septics and pipes when broken apart   and spread on the ground.

Yes, it may cost you some money but nothing near if you septic freezes and backs up into your home.


Do yourself a favor and prevent a disaster today!!!

Comment balloon 8 commentsWilliam Feela • January 30 2017 12:31AM


"A stitch in time saves 9", eh William?

Posted by Carol Williams, Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager (Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals.) over 3 years ago

We are reaping the results of a tough winter in Central Oregon, William Feela . Your words can help prevent some significant home repair issues for those who follow your advice. 

Posted by Lynnea Miller, Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon (Bend Premier Real Estate) over 3 years ago

Hi William I thought you folks have had a pretty mild Winter?

Posted by Noah Seidenberg, Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917 (Coldwell Banker) over 3 years ago


Water and sewer lines can become a problem in the winter in many areas of the country.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) over 3 years ago

Being a sidewalks, curbs, and gutters kinda gal, I never considered how bad it would be to have the septic system freeze.

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) over 3 years ago

Though I am not a fan of frozen pipes, we do enjoy the frozen ground with little snow for getting work done in the woods.

Posted by Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671 (Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities) over 3 years ago

Yes Bill, we do need a bit of snow to help with the frost in the ground

Posted by Vern Eaton, Realtor 651-674-7449 over 3 years ago


You provide excellent tips and precautions that people living in cold weather climates will appreciate. Also, it's a good reminder for people who live in warmer climates to heed the warnings to our friends and loved ones in colder states with longer winters. 

Posted by Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives (DFW FINE PROPERTIES) over 3 years ago