Sewer problems are among the worst things you can have happen in your home. Everyone knows that feeling of dread when you flush the toilet and the water starts coming up, rather than down. The traditional method of repairing problems with a sewer line has been to guess where the problem is, dig up the pipes – along with half your yard! – and install expensive new sewer pipes. Sewer jetting is an innovative way of solving sewer problems at a reasonable cost and less disruption.
How Sewer Jetting Works
A sewer jetter clears out grease, clogs, and obstructions without destroying the existing pipes. A high-pressure jet of water that can clear out pipes large or small is brought to the location. The pump forces 18 gallons of water per minute through the pipes at a pressure of 4,000 psi. The penetrating nozzle begins at the lower end of the pipe and works its way back up the pipe clearing as it goes.
Advantages of Sewer Jetting
Because the jetting process relies on effectively clearing out existing pipes, the homeowner does not face the expensive and disruptive process of digging out and replacing old pipes. Landscaping remains largely undisturbed by the sewer jetting process, and the only difference you may notice after the process is that your drains run better and toilets flush. The process also doesn’t depend on forcing a lot of dangerous chemicals down your line either, so it is healthier and better for the environment.
Effectiveness of Sewer Jetting
The sewer jetting process quickly demolishes clogs, powering through them with ease. Grease is also cleared from the lines preventing new obstructions from quickly redeveloping. The sewer jetting system even clears tree roots, with high pressure water directed specifically on the root systems, severing them, and preserving the pipes intact. The process is effective for pipes as long as 550 feet, well beyond what is needed for most applications.
The innovative sewer jetting system is one of the most effective systems for dealing with sewer line problems available. The process works well with both residential and commercial sewer lines and can provide an effective alternative to traditional sewer line replacement in most cases.