What is Hydro-Jetting
Hydro jetting is the process of using high volumes of water under high pressure to clean and scour the interior surfaces of main sewer lines that builds up over time. It is also very good at clearing tough clogs as opposed to snaking or rodding that simply knocks the clog or obstruction loose. This intense cleaning helps prevent the likelihood of future clogs and backups as the water scours the pipe walls to remove grease, food particles, mineral scale, debris, and, in some cases, tree roots. Hydro – Jetters are not commonly rented as they required specialized training and are on the more costly to purchase side ranging from 50 to 70 thousand dollars therefore not all contractors have this specialized equipment.
As with any tool or equipment quality and size do matter. For main sewer drains ranging in size from 4” inch to 12” as commonly used in residential and commercial applications an effective jetter will produce 18 Gallons of Water Flow and 4000 PSI of pressure. Our Hydro jetting experts have a multitude of various heads that are used to ensure the tool is not only effective but doesn’t hurt the sewer. During and after Hydro jetting your technician will monitor the cleaning and progress with video equipment to insure the job is done correctly.
The first step in seeing if you need hydro jetting is to have a video inspection done to determine the cause of the issues and determine what type of material was used in the original main sewer. Hydro jetting is effective on cast iron, concrete, fiberglass,
PVC, HDPE and tile main sewers but should not be used on fiber or Orangeburg type drains or mains as it could hurt the sewer.
Give Quality Sewer & Drain us a call today to set up your video inspection and let’s get those drains moving again.