What Is Hydro-Jetting
Many may ask, what is hydro-jetting? It is the process of using a high-pressured water with specialized nozzles. What do these nozzles look like? You can look here for an example. This process scours the interior surfaces of the plumbing pipes. It removes scale, grease, roots and other debris that built up inside the pipe walls over time.
But is this a better method for drain cleaning than using a snake? A snake is where an auger is used to power a hole through the buildup.
Hydro-jetting achieves a comprehensive drain cleaning. Unlike the snake, the hydro-jet process breaks up the clog by high-pressure water from the nozzle.
Hydro-jets are incredibly effective and can achieve about 3000-4000psi. Commercial applications can achieve about 40,000 psi.
How does Hydro-Jetting work?
There are different nozzles to allow the technician to direct the water to remove even the toughest blockage. This restores your sewer line or drain to an almost new condition.
When root intrusions are so compacted that a cable snake is incapable of biting into the root ball, hydro-jetting is the best alternative.
In addition to being the only really practical alternative, short of excavating, it is a far more economical and environmentally safer. It is excellent for removing tree roots, mud, scale accumulation, fats, grease and oil. It is also far more effective compared to auger techniques.
This technique simply bores a hole in roots or blockages. Hydro-jetting can ensure that the full diameter of the pipe is free of any blockage or debris.
Sweeper Guys Hydro-Jetting Division specializes in drain cleaning and de-rooting landscape and sewer lines.
Hydro-jetting on a yearly basis, especially your sewer lines, should be an essential maintenance item. Once roots get into the sewer lines, they will eventually break the line causing very expensive repairs.
Regular maintenance also keeps plumber repairs at a minimum due to no back-ups backups. (Unless there is a physical problem with a drain line.)
One of the leading causes of drain line blockages is the accumulation of debris in the drain and sewer. Tree roots, dirt, grease and other waste can block the line allowing dirty water to back up into the property. This causes damage and poses a significant danger to health.
Fortunately, you can prevent flooding and sewer backups with hydro-jet maintenance.
Prevention is Cheaper and Better than Repair
Most homeowners give very little thought to their sewers and drains until a problem develops. Unfortunately, this attitude can end up costing you far more in the long run.
Many of our everyday activities can take a toll on our drains and sewer line. Food particles, grease, hair and other rubbish washed down sinks and drains can become lodged inside pipes causing a blockage.
Additionally, if you have trees near your property, the root system is likely to be extending out towards pipes. As the roots travel further in search of water and nutrients, they can break through older pipes, particularly at the joints, and cause a blockage.
By not maintaining your main line and regularly keeping it clear, you could be allowing debris to accumulate in your pipes. This can restrict water flow and increase the risk of flooding.
A regular scheduled hydro-jet cleaning is the ideal way to avoid major repairs which can also be very expensive.
How Often Should You Hydro-Jet?
The frequency of your hydro-jet maintenance will depend on your particular circumstances. Restaurants, hotels and other businesses may require hydro-jetting once a year.
Fortunately, residential requirements tend to be far less demanding. The typical single family home and smaller condominiums are likely to only require hydro-jetting once every two years. Larger condominiums may want to maintain on a yearly basis.
The size and condition of the sewer or drain will also impact how often you need hydro-jetting.
A hydro-jetting specialist will be able to perform an inspection of your sewer line and drains and suggest a maintenance plan to prevent blockages accumulating and causing a flood or backup.
Floods and sewer backups can be a costly and stressful experience. The clean up of dirty water can present a health risk and cause untold damage to your possessions. With hydro-jet preventative maintenance, you can avoid sewer backups and flooding, keeping your home safe from damage.
Regular Maintenance on landscape drains (which are usually neglected) ensures all the water can drain properly when it rains and no flooding occurs, potentially saving from flooding accidents. Roots are a very big problem with landscape drains.
There are no builder codes for landscape drains, so these are usually built out of whatever material is laying around. Roots almost always penetrate these drains, and if left unmaintained, will clog and cause flooding.
We offer camera inspections and can record each line we inspect. Hydro-jetting landscape drains is the recommended method.
Sweeper Guys also has a water recovery system when hydro-jetting curb cores, this allows us to extract the water to prevent it from entering the storm drain system.
This system is equipped with a custom made 7-stage filtration system. With these filters, it enables us to reuse the water that we capture which gives many environmental benefits when providing drain cleaning services.