In the past, clogged sewer lines were snaked using long, steel augers. However, today, clogged sewer lines can be easily cleaned with just pressurized water. Hydro jetting can even remove small tree roots. Water jetting is non-invasive, safe, and environmentally friendly. Here’s everything you need to know about water jetting.
During a sewer camera inspection, a skilled plumber inserts a rod with a high-resolution video camera on its tip into your drain or sewer line. The camera is maneuverable, which means it can travel via twists and turns in your sewer line and thoroughly examine your pipes. As the plumber moves the camera, they are able to spot issues through a live feed. Since there is no natural light within your plumbing pipes, the camera is equipped with a light, allowing the plumber to diagnose the issue.
Water jetting is a cleaning method that uses highly pressurized water to clean out sewer pipes. It’s non-invasive, meaning there’s no need for digging. Technicians easily access the clogged pipe via a cleanout. High-pressure water cleaning is safe, as it uses water only, with no chemicals. Moreover, water jetting gets rid of everything, from small tree roots to debris, while other methods like snaking just poke holes in whatever’s clogging the pipe. It’s also environmentally friendly since it uses pressurized water only.
Hydro jetting starts with a video camera inspection to find out what’s blocking your pipe. If there are major tree roots, they’ll need to be removed before hydro jetting. If the pipe has collapsed, it can’t be cleaned and will need to be replaced. The condition of the pipe determines the amount of pressure and which nozzles are used during hydro jetting. Our plumbers will access the clogged pipe via a cleanout, a section of pipe with a removable cap. They will insert the hose, which is connected to a tank of water and the machine that creates the pressure. The clogged pipe gets hydro jetted, and when the self-propelled hydro jetting nozzle encounters an obstruction, it shoots highly pressurized water at it until it breaks up. The debris is then flushed away. Special nozzles are used depending on what needs to be cut through, such as tree roots, grease, hair, debris, soil sediment, or something else. If large tree roots obstruct the pipe, the technician may use a plumbing snake to cut through them first, prior to hydro jetting. After thoroughly cleaning your pipe, we will do a final video inspection to see the pipe’s condition after cleaning. Cracks that weren’t visible before might be visible after cleaning. Cracked pipes need to be repaired.
The primary benefit of hydro jetting in Studio City is that it gets rid of everything, including small tree roots, sediment, accumulated waste, sand, grease, clogs caused by hair, and anything else that might be in there obstructing the pipe.
Hydro jetting is also environmentally friendly, as it uses water only to thoroughly flush the sewer line clean. It is better than snaking, which just pokes holes in the sludge and debris. While snaking can get rid of obstructions to a certain extent, there’s always something left in the pipe.
Hydro jetting effectively washes it all away. Hydro jetting is also non-invasive, with no digging involved. Technicians access the pipe via a cleanout.
Sometimes snaking a sewer line isn’t enough to cut through all the heavy build-up. In these cases, hydro jetting is the solution. If you need professional Hydro Jetting in Studio City, do not hesitate to contact Plumbing Experts at 310 275 5800.
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