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What is Sewer Jetting & How Does it Work?

Clogged drain repair is a common service, and many homeowners even handle clogged drains or toilets on their own with the help of a drain snake or plunger. However, if you are dealing with a sewer line blockage then you are in deeper trouble. A drain snake or plunger is of little help in such a case, especially if the blockage is stubborn and unyielding. Fortunately, there is an advanced method: sewer jetting. In this article brought to you by Rooter Hero Plumbing & Air, we explore sewer jetting, also known as hydro jetting or water jetting.

If you already know what sewer jetting is, or if you would like to hire a uniformed plumber for sewer repair, then call Rooter Hero and speak with a live representative today. We are happy to schedule a convenient appointment or even arrange an emergency dispatch as soon as possible.

  • Step 1: Assessing the Sewer Line

It’s safe to assume you have a blocked sewer line if multiple drains, sinks, or toilets are backing up. Sewer line blockages can result from a buildup of fats, oils, greases, scrap foods, and other gunk going down the drains. It can also be due to invasive tree roots and misaligned pipes.

The first step of sewer jetting involves assessing the sewer line. The plumbers in Rescue, CA will use practical knowledge as well as specialized video technology to determine the cause of the blockage and pinpoint it. If damage is uncovered, then a sewer line repair will be necessary before sewer jetting can proceed.

  • Step 2: Setting Up the Equipment

With the condition of the sewer line, location of the blockage, and its nature identified, the plumber will set up the equipment for sewer jetting. The components involved include a high-pressure pump, hoses, water source, and nozzles. The plumber will adjust these components based on the size of the pipes and severity or type of blockage.

  • Step 3: Blasting Away

Finally, the plumber is ready to insert the jetting hose into the sewer line. As the hose approaches the blockage, the high-pressure water jets are activated. With pressure ranging from 1,000 to 8,000 psi, the water jets are capable of breaking through even tree roots and dried concrete. The broken up debris is then flushed down the sewer line, leaving the sewer line clear and free of blockage.

  • Step 4: Taking Preventative Measures

It’s important to note that you should keep your sewer line in mind even after the plumbers leave. Practice proper plumbing etiquette to prevent blockages from forming again anytime soon. Here are some tips:

  • Plant trees a safe distance away from the sewer line and relocate or remove existing trees in the area.
  • Only flush toilet paper, pee, and poo.
  • Do NOT over-rely on the garbage disposal; keep any hard, fibrous, and absorbent foods OUT of the kitchen sink.
  • Do NOT pour used fats, oils, and greases down the kitchen sink or drains.

In short, you want to minimize the waste you allow into the drain line and, consequently, the sewer line.

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