Why and When You Should Use Water Jetting

Why and When You Should Use Water Jetting

August 9, 2021

At some point, you may experience a blockage in your sewer line, which can be quite problematic. Sewer line blockages can cause backups in your home or on your property, resulting in health and safety risks and poor operation of your sewer and plumbing infrastructure.

There are a lot of potential causes of these blockages. For example, tree roots might force their way into the lines and obstruct the flow of sewage, or damage the pipe. Clogs might build up due to items that should not be flushed down the system, including tampons, grease, wet wipes and other such items.

Water jetting has become one of the most popular ways of breaking through these blockages and restoring the previous level of service. Read on to learn more about when you might need water jetting services.

Why you need water jetting

Water jetting involves shooting water at high pressures through the sewer line. The hose features a special nozzle on one end, and is connected on the other end to a pressurizing machine. The high-pressure water breaks up any debris inside the pipe and flushes it through the system.

Before water jetting occurs, teams will usually send a camera down the line to figure out where the blockage is located and what’s causing it, and whether any other repairs will be needed. Mechanical cleaning with a roto rooter is still frequently used in many residential blockages, but when the blockage is severe, water jetting is the best option. For commercial and municipal pipes that have larger diameters, water jetting is usually the go-to option from the outset.

Even if the sewer line isn’t inside your home, it’s still your responsibility to maintain if it’s located on your property. Water jets are incredibly strong and precise, capable of cutting through just about anything, including tree roots, wood and concrete. It blasts these items into small pieces and sends them down the sewer freely. If there are grease or grime buildups attached to the pipe walls, water jetting is by far the best way of eliminating them and restoring more efficient service.

Beyond the efficiency and power of water jetting, it is also a go-to option for its environmental friendliness. Water is extremely safe for the environment because there are no added chemicals involved—it’s just water, meaning you don’t have to worry about harming the environment through the process. This also means there’s no waste generated. Any water spillage simply goes into the ground or evaporates.

When you need water jetting to remove a blockage in your sewer line, it’s important to make the call as soon as possible so you can prevent the blockage from getting larger and more problematic. To learn more about the benefits associated with water jet cleaning and whether your property is an ideal candidate for this service, we encourage you to contact Thornton Brothers Sewer Service to arrange a consultation to discuss your needs. We’d be pleased to answer any questions you have about the various services we provide.

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