Hydro jetting is used to remove tree roots, grease, bacteria and clogs from sewer pipes when mechanical snakes and rodding techniques are not effective. Hydro jetting can remove heavy clogs and obstructions while scouring the inside of sewer and drain lines. Rooter Flush specializes in hydrojetting in Chicago. Hydrojetting is also known as high pressure water jetting.
How Hydro Jetting Works
High pressure water is sprayed inside a sewer or drain pipe using a specialized nozzle. Using a special spray nozzle attached to a long hose, the jetter is pushed into a drain or sewer line. As the hose moves through the pipe, a strong blast of water cleans the inside of the pipe while removing obstacles.
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Benefits of Hydro Jetting
Hydro Jetting vs. Drain Snaking
Hydrojetting differs from rodding or using a mechanical snake, where a plumber uses a tool to power a hole through the buildup. Hydrojetting uses a high pressure stream of water focused on the pipe walls to completely clean the pipes.
A snake will remove clogs while the hydro jetter clears clogs and also removes soft materials grease and bacteria. Hydro jetting has the power to cut through and remove tree roots.
Sewer camera inspection may be used prior to and after jetting the line. A sewer camera inspection or video inspection will show the loaction and type o any blockage or damage. The video will show the condition of the pipe.If the line is blocked, hydrojetting may be used, and a hose with the appropriate nozzle or cleaning head is pushed into the pipe and water jetting is done until blockages are removed and interior of the pipe is cleaned. These are the procedures followed when we are hydrojetting, primarily in main sewer lines.
Performing Sewer Camera Inspection Prior to Hydro Jetting
Your professional sewer and drain contractor will use a sewer video camera to inspect the pipe for damage or breaks. By evaluating the camera inspection of the pipe the technician can determine if hydrojetting can be used and if so, choose the proper pressure and cleaning head for the job.
Benefits of High Pressure Water Jetting
Complete Cleaning and Unclogging of Sewer Lines
Unlike other sewer line unclogging techniques like mechanical snaking, hydrojetting not only removes clogs but also thoroughly cleans grease, buildup, roots and bacteria from the interior of the pipe. Maintaining a clean pipe will prolong the life of your drain.
Tree Root Removal
Hydrojetting eliminates roots that block your pipes and can potentially cause damage to pipes.
No Digging Required
Hydrojetting can often be performed without digging your property, saving money and time. Rather than excavating to expose the sewer line, the high pressure water jetting hose can be inserted at one opening of the pipe and pushed through while applying a powerful spray of water until the line is completely cleaned and unclogged.
No Harmful Chemicals Are Used
No dangerous liquids or harmful chemicals are used during hydrojetting. Hydrojetting is an environmentally safe procedure.
Removal of Bacteria
Hydrojetting removes bacteria along with any grease buildup which can eliminate odors caused by bacteria from your kitchen or bathroom drains.
Advantage of Hydro Jet over Drain Snaking
Jetting has advantages over drain snaking. Snaking is an effective process but hydro jetting works best for removal of difficult obstructions such as tree roots and solid objects that are lodged inside pipes. Hydro jetting also cpmpletely cleans the pipe interior and even removes bacteria.