If you're having trouble with slow drains and clogs, you may need to have your plumbing flushed out. A plumber can do this by hydro jetting the sewer line to blast out debris and wash the insides of the drain. Here's a look at how hydro jetting is done and the kind of debris it removes.
The Hydro Jets May Be Mounted On A Truck
Portable hydro jets are available, but your plumber might have equipment that's mounted on a truck. These are heavy-duty water jets with hoses hundreds of feet in length so they clean out long pipes. No matter what kind of equipment is used, the work is done by the nozzle on the end of the hose.
The nozzle has holes on the sides and front so water can spray out in all directions and reach the front, sides, and back of the pipe. The pressure used in hydro jetting varies depending on the equipment used and the pipe material. A commercial hydro jet is capable of stronger pressure than a typical power washer used to clean houses and patios, so it has a lot of force.
That's why commercial equipment should be handled by licensed plumbers so no damage comes to your drains. The plumber can adjust the pressure as needed to dislodge stubborn clogs.
Hydro Jets Use Force And Water To Clean Drains
The force behind the water stream can cut through thick clogs made of tree roots, paper, and any other debris caught in the pipe. Once debris is cut up and knocked loose, it is flushed out with the water that fills the pipe. Water jetting can remove scale buildup on pipes as well as grease so clogs don't build up as fast again.
Hydro Jetting Services Are For Maintenance Too
The only time you think of your plumbing drains might be when you have a clog, but if you maintain your drains properly, you may never have to experience the inconvenience of a clogged drain. You might want to have your drains cleaned out every few years, especially if you suspect tree roots get in the drain. You might also want to have the drains cleaned before you put your home up for sale.
While water jetting is useful for maintenance, its main value is for getting rid of clogs, and it can do that more effectively than a drain snake or chemical drain cleaners. However, you'll need to look for a plumber who offers hydro jetting services and who has the equipment needed for the job.
In addition to the water jet equipment, a pipe camera is needed so the plumber can look inside the pipe first to determine the size of the nozzle to use and to make sure water jetting is a suitable method for dealing with the clog.Share
14 December 2020
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