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Hydro Jetting: The Cost-Effective Solution to Prevent Costly Sewer Line Repairs

Jun 15, 2023

Sewer line damage can be a costly and stressful problem for homeowners and businesses. However, a solution can prevent these issues from occurring in the first place: Hydro-Jetting. Hydro jetting is a great way to eliminate stubborn blockages and main line clogs. A hydro-jetting is usually more effective for sewage backup cleanup than plumbing snakes, so read on for more information about how hydro jets work and when you should expect to have one done.

Common Causes of Sewer Line Issues

Various factors, including tree roots, grease buildup, and debris can cause sewer line issues. These issues can lead to clogs, slow drainage, and even sewage backups. Hydro-Jetting can solve these issues by blasting away blockages and buildup with high-pressure water.

How Hydro Jetting Works

Hydro jet sewer line cleaning involves the use of pressurized water to clear blockages. Many industries use pressurized water to cut materials, including metal and diamond. However, hydro jet machines can pressurize water at about 3,500 to 4,000 psi, while cutting steel takes at least 20,000 psi.

A hydro jet sewer cleaning machine uses a nozzle to guide a hose through the length of a pipe. It has one forward-facing jet and multiple rear-facing jets. The forward jet creates a hole through debris while the rear jets propel the nozzle forward and wash debris back.

To clear a main sewer line, the plumber starts at the lower end of the system and works toward the building. A high-pressure water jet called a hydro jet washes debris back up toward the city instead of toward the building. The service starts from the septic tank opening for systems with septic tanks. Video inspection can show where blockages are located and what technique will best clear them.

Hydro jet drain cleaning is usually a multi-step process. The plumber might start with a nozzle with a more forward force to break up debris like tree roots and sludge, then switch to a broader back spray to remove the tree roots and send them down the pipe. Some nozzles are made for getting around corners, and others are made for descaling the sides of pipes. The high-pressure hose can also vibrate rapidly, which helps break up clogs and debris.

Benefits of Hydro-Jetting

Hydro-Jetting is an effective and affordable solution to prevent sewer line damage. It’s also eco-friendly since it doesn’t rely on harsh chemicals to clean your pipes. Hydro-Jetting can save you money in the long run by preventing costly repairs and replacements.

Sewer line damage can be a costly and stressful problem, but Hydro-Jetting is a cost-effective solution to prevent these issues from occurring. By following these simple steps and safety precautions, you can perform Hydro-Jetting yourself or hire a professional plumber to do it for you. Please don’t wait until it’s too late; consider Hydro-Jetting for your sewer line maintenance needs.

Jetting Cast Iron Pipes

Over time, old cast iron pipes can build up the scale on the inside walls. The scale forms sharp edges that can catch toilet paper and other materials that go down the drain and contribute to blockages. Hydro-jetting cast iron sewer pipes is an effective way to remove scale and reduce edges for debris to grab onto. However, if the pipe is too old, you should avoid hydro jet cleaning as it could damage pipes that have cracks or are ready to break.

Is Hydro Jetting safe for pipes?

Yes, hydro-jetting is entirely safe for your pipes when done by a licensed plumber. The water pressure is nowhere near enough to cut into an ordinary pipe. However, hydro-jetting should be avoided for very old pipes in poor condition.

Can I Hydro Jet My Own Drain Line?

If you have clogs in your drain, don’t try to DIY (do-it-yourself) or purchase a machine on your own. Professionals know the proper technique and safety precautions to take. It also takes an experienced professional to do a video inspection and decide which types of specialized nozzles to use.

When Should My Drain Lines Get Cleaned?

To keep your business’ main sewer line clear, get your drain line serviced every other year. This is especially important for restaurants or other establishments that can accumulate grease in pipes.

If you neglect your sewer line cleaning, choosing hydro-jetting over snaking is still a good idea when you have a clog. Jetting drain cleaning will completely remove debris, and you’ll experience clogs less frequently. Snaking doesn’t have the same power to remove debris; sometimes, it pokes holes through the clogged areas. This allows water to flow for a while, but you will need to get the clogged sewer line snaked again.

Why Hire McDonald Farms For Hydro-Jetting

If you need hydro jetting services, McDonald Farms is the best choice for reliable, affordable, and eco-friendly plumbing services. Our team of experienced and licensed plumbers will ensure that your pipes are cleared of any blockages and buildup, and we offer a satisfaction guarantee for all of our work. Contact us today to schedule your hydro jetting service and experience the McDonald Farms difference.