How Does Hydro Jetting Work?
Our water jetting services begin with a camera inspection. From your sewer cleanout, a cable featuring a small camera is pushed through the pipeline to capture problem areas. This not only allows us to locate the blockage, but it also lets us see what the blockage is composed of so we know how much water pressure to use. It also alerts us to any initial work needed before going through with the hydro jetting service.
For example, if we notice that tree roots are the “root” of your problem, we then know that we will first need to cut through the roots before starting the hydro jetting service. Other buildup of grease and debris may also need to be punched through and broken up using a motorized drain snake/auger before we flush them away with hydro jetting. Doing this first protects your pipes from further damage and facilitates the water jetting process.
Once the initial steps are complete, we will insert a hose into the sewer cleanout and begin the hydro jetting job. An experienced plumber will know how much water pressure is needed to effectively remove buildup from a given distance. In general, water pressure of 2,000 to 5,000 PSI is enough to clear out most residential and commercial sewer lines.
The powerful blast of water scours interior pipe walls clean, easily dislodging years of buildup from grease, grime, sludge, scale, hair, roots, and sediment! The debris is pushed through the sewer line and eventually flushed out of your plumbing system.
After cleaning is complete, we will perform another video inspection to make sure everything has been cleared out.
An Alternative to Sewer Line Replacement
Many property owners see corrosion in their pipes and jump to asking about sewer line replacement. What many may not know is that a round of professional hydro jetting can easily remove corrosion and scale buildup and leave your pipes looking like new—no replacement necessary! This makes hydro jetting an alternate, cost-effective solution to complete sewer line replacement.
However, if there are ruptures or leaks in your sewer line, no amount of hydro jetting will solve the problem; instead, pipe repair or replacement will be necessary. This is why we always start with a video camera inspection before performing any hydro jetting service.
Call Taylor Group now at (855) 999-LEAK to learn more about our Manhattan hydro jetting services and receive a free quote. We serve all five boroughs!