What Is Sewer Jetting?

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What Is Sewer Jetting?

Sewer jetting, also known as water jetting or hydro jetting, is a method for cleaning sewers and drain lines. It uses high-pressure water streams to clear obstructions in a safe, efficient, and environmentally friendly way. Sewer line jetting helps restore and keep your drainage system clean and frees it from hazardous and stubborn blockages. It comes in handy to clear blockages on commercial, municipal, and residential sewer drainage systems alike. While cleaning the drain, you must tackle all blockage problems to keep the sewer line in the best possible condition. It starts with understanding what can cause sewer drain blockage. 

What Can Cause Sewer Drain Blockage? 

The sewer drain in your home connects all the waste drains, be it wastewater from the kitchen, toilet, or bathroom. And since a lot of waste materials are placed in these areas, sewers often become blocked over time. It can cause inconvenience and cost you a lot if not addressed. 

Root invasion is the main reason for damaged drains. Some other things that can lead to a blocked drain are food leftovers, mineral buildup, hair, dental floss, baby wipes, and cooking oil and grease. Here are some signs that will help you identify if you have a blocked sewer system: 

  • Strange gurgling noise coming from the toilet.
  • Bad smell coming from the drains.
  • Overflowing toilet when flushed.
  • Water comes out of other drains when you flush the toilet.
  • Drains draining slowly or not draining at all. 

How Can Sewer Jetting Help? 

In sewer line jetting, we pump water under high pressure into the drain through a hose and a special nozzle. The water is released at 1,500 psi to 4,000 psi which helps gush down the drain, washing all the stubborn clogs and dirt down. The size and length of the hose, type of nozzle, pressure, and amount of water used in sewer jetting will depend on the size of the pipe and the severity of the blockage.

Sewer jetting should be done at regular intervals as it can help you save a lot of time and money. The best option is to call a professional plumber, or someone who offers sewer jetting services, to seek advice regarding plumbing maintenance and how often you should consider scheduling sewer jetting. The advice will be based on the age, condition, and usage of the pipes used in your plumbing system. Typically, sewer jetting should be done every 18 to 24 months for a residential home. Also, consider sewer line jetting if you’re moving into a new home.

Contact Pros Services for Sewer Jetting

Sewer jetting is not a DIY project for many reasons. For instance, working with high-pressure water is dangerous. Also, you need the proper equipment to carry out the process, and it’s not easy to identify the problem behind clogged drains correctly. Hence, it’s best to let professionals do it. At Pros Services, we have highly skilled plumbers with years of experience in sewer jetting to help you. Call us if you suspect you have a blocked sewer line, and we’ll be on our way.