One slow-draining sink may be a sign that you’ve got a small clog
somewhere in your drain pipe, but all of the drains in your home moving
slowly, including showers, sinks, and toilets, could point to something
even bigger. A clog or blockage in your main sewer lines can have a massive
detrimental impact on your plumbing system, including causing pressure
buildup, damaging sewer line pipes, and more. In the past, this used to
require the expensive and intrusive process of digging up your sewer pipes,
replacing them, and then reconstructing your house or yard. But today
this process is done quickly, easily, and without disturbing your home
through a process called “hydro jetting.”
What is Hydro Jetting?
Hydro jetting is a fairly simple concept: much like a pressure washer uses
a fine, high-pressure stream of water to clean off things like your deck
or patio, a hydro jetting machine uses multiple high-pressure water streams
to demolish clogs in your sewer lines and flush them away. Hydro-jetting
also cleans the walls and lining of your pipes to remove any initial clog
buildup and flush that away as well, leaving you with clean and clear
sewer lines that are almost as spotless as the day they were installed.
A hydro-jetted sewer line likely won’t have to worry about clogs
or residue buildup for several years once the service is completed.
The Hydro Jetting Process
A hydro jetting service is fairly simple: after your plumber checks your
lines with a video inspection tool to locate the clog, they feed a specially-designed
hose with several nozzles down your main sewer line pipe, usually found
out near the front of your house. The nozzle is located on one end of
a long hose, with the other end of that hose connected to a machine that
forces water down the hose and out of the nozzles at extremely high pressures.
Once the cleaning head is inside your sewer, your plumber turns on the
water, which then starts blasting the walls of your pipe and everything
directly in front with high-pressure water, scrubbing away built-up scum
and debris and then flushing it down the sewer line. When the specialized
jet nozzle reaches the source of your clog, it eventually blasts it away,
completely opening the pipe and allowing the line to flow clearly once
again. As the cleaning head is removed from the pipe, it does one last
sweep of the walls to make sure any dismantled debris is fully flushed
out, leaving your plumbing good-as-new.
Are your sewer lines clogged? Smith’s Plumbing Services can help!
Call us today at 901-290-1110 to
request a service appointment!