Hydro-Jetting

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Hydro Jetting is a process in which streams of high-pressure water are forced through a hose into your sewer line. A Hydro Jetter consists of a large tank of water, a special high-pressure hose, a special high-strength nozzle, and a machine which pressurizes the water in the hose so that it can spray out of the nozzle at a pressurized rate of up to 4000 PSI and a flow rate of 18 GPM.

Hydro Jetting is an appropriate solution when some types of clogs cannot be removed through traditional cabling (snaking), such as in the presence of stubborn roots that have found their way into your sewer and drainage lines.

Hydro Jetting is typically done through an opening called a sewer cleanout, which is an accessible opening providing access to the sewer to allow plumbers to easily “clean out” debris and other clogs.  Every plumbing system is designed to carry waste water “downstream” using gravity.  The Hydro Jetting nozzle is placed at the “downstream” end of the plumbing system and it works its way “upstream” against gravity.  That way, any debris that is cleared out by the Hydro Jetter will harmlessly flow downstream where the drainage path is already clear.  The Hydro Jetters used by Rooter Rooter are capable of clearing out sewer lines up to 500 feet.

Hydro Jetting can easily cut through the most stubborn roots and debris and remove built-up mineral deposits and other obstructions clogging the inside of your drainage line. Although Hydro Jetting is strong enough to clear out roots from your sewer lines, any amount of root penetration is cause for concern.  Although roots can be cleaned out with a hydrojetter, they can eventually grow back, especially old roots that have gotten thick enough over time and cause damage to your pipes.  In those instances, Rooter Rooter recommends getting a Video Camera Inspection to determine the seriousness of the condition and recommend the best course of action for a long term solution.

Hydro Jetting is frequently used in commercial plumbing, often on a regular preventive maintenance schedule, but it can be a great benefit for homeowners as well. Especially in homes that need to have the sewer line cabled on a regular basis, or in older homes that have years of buildup in their sewer lines.

Please call us today to learn more about hydro Jetting and whether it is an appropriate option for you. We can help you keep your sewer line flowing and trouble free!