Many people would agree that there are few things more frustrating than a clogged or frozen pipe, drain or sewer line. Gilk Plumbing can eliminate those frustrations and quickly get things working again with our water jetting service.


Water jetting can fix:

  • Frozen septic lines
  • Clogged septic lines
  • Frozen pipes
  • Grease clogs
  • Frozen water lines
  • Tree root blockages
  • Culverts
  • Ag building drains
  • Sand & debris blockages
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Regardless of where the problem lies, we have the tools to get the job done. Our new water jetting service van is fully equipped with its own water supply. This ensures that we can take care of the blockage, even in locations where a water connection isn’t available.

Pressurized water is extremely powerful. Gilk Plumbing’s mobile water jetting unit is equipped with an extremely durable hose that has a specialized nozzle mounted on the end. Using the nozzle’s forward and reverse water jets, we can control and propel direct, powerful streams of pressurized water through your clogged drain, sewer, or frozen water lines to break up and remove the toughest blockage. With special root nozzles, we can break up and clear out nearly any root from the line. Water jetting can be controlled to clear specific drains like a kitchen sink, floor drain, storm or drain systems and main sewer lines. By regulating both the pressure and volume of the water, we’ll scrub the full diameter of your pipe, removing all the debris and rendering it clean. Because the water jetting process uses ordinary water, it is environmentally safe, extremely efficient and affordable.


In addition to our 24-hour emergency water jetting service, Gilk Plumbing offers routine water jetting in Richmond, MN, and the surrounding areas. From Spring Hill to Cold Spring and Albany to Eden Valley, MN, including everywhere in between, we’ve got you covered. Homes, industries, and commercial businesses, such as restaurants and hotels are all prone to buildup in their lines from fat, oil, grease, heavy scale, tree roots, etc. If ignored, this buildup can lead to blockages that cause basement or ground floor flooding, damage to property, serious health and environmental risks and loss of business.

For the average single-family dwelling, the water jetting process can stave off most buildup problems for several years. Depending on the business, more frequent water jetting will be necessary to keep ahead of obstructions in commercial and industrial situations.


One of the biggest challenges we face during a Midwest winter is dealing with frozen pipes and water lines. Many of us might be tempted to apply heat to the affected area to thaw the ice, such as using a blowtorch or a propane torch. However, this is actually very dangerous, and if done improperly, it can create an even bigger mess. 

Water jetting, on the other hand, will cut through the ice clogs effectively and safely. By using a stream of high-pressure water, we can remove the toughest ice blockage from frozen pipes and water lines.

If your pipe or water line is frozen, contact us for 24-hour emergency water jetting service. We’ll quickly get things working again!


In addition to our water jetting service, we also specialize in portable pressure washing.  Services for the home include:

  • Power washing and cleaning the siding
  • Decks and Patios

For our local area farmers and auctioneers, we also clean equipment!  From preparing equipment and machinery for a sale or simple preventative maintenance, we are here to help.

Whether you need power washing, water jetting for a clogged drain or sewer pipe, or you would like more information on our water jetting service, contact Gilk Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning today.

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Call Us for Ice Dam Removal in Richmond, MN

Do you notice ice underneath your siding or water damage on your ceiling in the winter? Ice dams may be the culprit. ​Gilk Plumbing, Heating and AC provides safe and effective ice dam removal services to home and business owners in Richmond, MN and the surrounding area.

What is an Ice Dam?

Though charming to look at, those icicles hanging from your roof may be causing a lot of damage to your home and property. Referred to as ice dams, these icicles form when heat escapes through your home’s attic, melting the snow on your roof from the bottom up. Insulated by the snow above it, water travels along your shingles and refreezes when it reaches the cold air on your roof’s overhang, forming a dam that prevents the water behind it from trickling off the roof. With nowhere to go, water backs up beneath roofing materials and seeps through ceilings, down walls, and into floors, damaging shingles, wood, drywall, carpets and more.

Stop Ice Dams Before They Start

Preventative measures should be taken to avoid the formation of ice dams on your roof, including:

  • Add flashing around your chimney.
  • Check that your attic is properly insulated.
  • Ensure your home is properly ventilated via eaves and ridge cap.
  • Seal areas around vent pipes, electrical conduit, etc.
  • Have your home’s heating and cooling system checked regularly.
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Remove the Icicles!

At Gilk Plumbing, Heating and AC, we’re often asked if removing ice dams is a good idea. The answer is: it depends on how they are being removed. Simply hacking away at an ice dam or dumping ice-melting chemicals on your roof certainly can make the situation worse. Additionally, crawling up onto an icy roof is a chore best left to professionals who are trained and equipped to do so. Gilk offers safe and effective ice dam removal services in Richmond, MN and the surrounding area. Call us today for more information.
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