An Analysis of Hydro-Jet Cleaning for Your Sewer Line

Clogged Drain

Wondering why you, of all people, have a clogged sewer line? After all, you’re meticulous about what goes down the drown. No solid foods in the kitchen sink. You have a hair trap in the bathtub. And certainly, no toys allowed in the toilet. It’s probably not you, but when you consider the volume of waste and debris that move through pipes and sewer lines, it’s not surprising when you have an occasional clog. Another culprit is invasive tree roots—something you have little control over. Your plunging and snaking efforts didn’t work, so now what? Take a few minutes to about learn hydro jet cleaning. It’s an efficient and effective way to get sparkling clean sewer lines. Well, maybe not sparkling clean, but clear of clogs.

What Is a Hydro-Jet?

Good question! Basically, a hydro-jet system uses a water tank, hose, and nozzle attached to a machine that resembles a pressure washer. If you’ve ever seen a plumbing truck pulling what looks like a water tank on a trailer, that’s a hydro-jet system. Hydro-jetters are used for residential sewer cleaning jobs or municipal jobs.

How Does a Hydro-Jet Work?

Unlike the traditional plunger or snake method, which both depend on arm strength and blind faith, hydro-jet systems work under pressure. Water is forced through your plumbing pipes at a pressure of around 3,500 to 4,000 psi. If it’s been a while since you took a physics class, that stands for pound per square inch. It’s all about force. In this case, the plumber inserts the hydro-jet nozzle through the clean-out opening and the machine forces water through the sewer line. Often, the plumber uses a video camera first to locate the clog and determine what’s causing it.

Clogged Sink

What Are the Benefits of Hydro-Jetting?

If you have a plumbing emergency with sewage backing up into your home, the obvious benefit is immediate relief from a nasty and inconvenient problem. If you’ve been dealing with slow draining or clogged toilets for several months, you’ve spent a lot of time with a plunger. You may even have had a specialist who takes care of residential plumbing services in Gainesville, GA, come out and use a snake on your drains. Snakes work well but they only work for minor clogs. They can’t clear years of buildup or tree roots. Hydro-jetting pushes everything through the lines and as a bonus, removes grease and mineral buildup.

When you have a tough clog in your sewer line call Gainesville Mechanical at (770) 532-9130. They’ll get your drains clear and clean in no time.

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