What is Hydro-Jetting?

Hydro - Jetting Sewer Pipe CleaningThis is a hose that contains water at a very high pressure. The hose has a nozzle that is connected to a machine. Water ejects from the nozzle at high pressure after being pressurized by the machine. The way water ejects out of the nozzle is called hydro-jetting which is used most of the times by plumbers to clear out clogged drainage systems.

Pros and Cons

If debris builds up in your pipes hence causing your drainage system to clog, you can use a hydro-jet to clear it out. The Hydro jet will clear out any grease or minerals that may have built up. Compared to snaking, hydro-jetting is more efficient and effective. It clears up any clog in any drainage system. If you want to do hydro-jetting, make sure you employ the services of a qualified plumber.

The Best Choice

If you live in Atlanta, it is probably a good idea to use hydro-jetting to clear up your sewer as many sewers in Atlanta are notoriously clogging up. The good thing about Atlanta sewers is that most of them are in good condition so applying hydro-jetting won’t be hard to do. It is good to know the cause for your sewer blocking because most of the times it can be due to tissue paper or food stuck in your sewer. In such a case, it isn’t wise to use hydro-jetting to unblock your sewer because this is a very minimal and temporary blockage that can be easily fixed with snaking. But if your sewer is completely blocked hence not moving, hydro-jetting would be the best option. This is because in such a case it is a long-term solution, environmentally safe, economical and quick.

How Hydro-Jetting is done

If you are reading this I bet you live in Atlanta and you are curious how hydro-jetting works, well it is quite simple. Take highly pressurized water into a hose and then project the water into the blocked drain line. The water can be pressurized up to 60,000 psi. The one feature that hydro-jetting has better than other methods like snaking on clearing up a blocked line is that it clears up the diameter of the clogged line completely. Depending on the diameter of the drain line, you can choose to use nozzles of the following diameters: 8 inches, 6 inches, 4 inches, 3 inches, 2 inches and 1.5 inches. This doesn’t mean that only nozzles of the above diameters exist only, there are also other bigger diameter nozzles in the market.

The pressurized water forces its way into the diameter of the drain line effectively unblocking the drain line. The following are to be followed before performing hydro-jetting especially in Atlanta.

Sewer Inspection

Get the services of a professional plumber to do this. He will likely use a camera to check your drain line. He will use the video to check if the drain line is broken or damaged.

Pressure jetting the line

If the plumber finds the line isn’t broken or damaged, he or she will project water into the drain line to unblock the drain line.

Quality Inspection

This is to ensure that all the debris has been fully cleared out by the hydro-jet.