This is the first of our 3 Part series on Sewer Line Jetting.
Sewer lines are a vital component of every homeowners property. Yet, most homeowners neglect their sewer lines. That’s understandable. They’re invisible! They’re underground! They have other, more visible, maintenance issues on their property that are higher priorities. But, don’t overlook your sewer lines! All the waste water in your home passes through these valuable lines to get to the sewer system. When there is an obstruction that prevents your sewer lines from working properly, a messy, stinky, damaging and costly backup will occur. But, a regular sewer maintenance program, using a sewer line jetting system, can help prevent backups. The picture on the left is our jetter before we it got dirty.
About Sewer Line Jetting
The main causes of sewer line drain line blockages are sludge, grease, minerals, and tree roots. For your sewer lines to operate properly, all of these obstructions must be removed. If this issue is neglected, it will cause extensive and expensive damage to your sewer system. For instance, your front yard may have to be excavated to make the necessary repairs (please the picture below).
High pressure sewer line jetting is an economical, efficient, powerful, and eco-friendly way to clean your sewer and drain pipes. These water jets direct powerful and concentrated streams of water to remove blockages by:
- Decimating roots
- Flushing your system
- Removing grease
- Removing hardened scale
- Breaking up debris and sludge
How Sewer Line Jetting Works
Plumbing professionals use a flexible hose and innovative nozzles and attachments to propel water into the sewer line. Using different attachment and nozzles allows these professional to control the cleaning process and direct the powerful streams effectively. When properly used, high jets will have your drain or sewer line looking virtually brand new.
Every pipe requires different levels of water pressure to get a thorough cleaning. For example, the line that’s in the kitchen requires a water pressure of approximately 1,500 PSI to be cleaned effectively. Larger lines, like those used for commercial purposes, might require 3000 PSI or more. Other factors that affect the level of water pressure needed include:
- The material used to make the line: Lines that are made out of strong materials can withstand higher levels of pressure and vice versa.
- The material causing the clog: Tree roots will require higher water pressure than sludge or dirt. Benefits of Sewer Line Jetting
- There are other advantages to using a high power water jetting system. Two of them include:
- Pressurized water is very powerful. In fact, under the right circumstances, water jets can cut through aluminum and steel. This level of water pressure isn’t used when cleaning sewer lines but the principle is the same.
- It unclogs AND cleans your sewer lines: Rotating snakes are a temporary fix when it comes to clearing clogs. They work by making a hole in the clog to get things moving. High powered water jetting systems offer a long lasting solution because they flush your lines out and remove all debris.
- Sewer line jetting is an economical option: A cleaning performed by a sewer line jetting system lasts up to four times longer than one done by a mechanical snake. In other words, just one sewer line jetting will save you money over time.
In summary, sewer line jetting can save you money! We would much rather perform this service for our customers to help avoid more costly repairs and maintenance (see picture on the left). We’ve had several jobs where we have had to tear up customers lawns, rent costly backhoes and spend countless hours with a large crew to get the work done right. You can avoid these more costly repairs by having us perform sewer line jetting. That’s a whole lot less expensive than replacing your sewer lines. We are here to help… give us a call!
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