What you need to know about sewer jetters and how they can make a difference for your plumbing problems.
Got clogged pipes? A sewer jetter is one of the most effective methods of removing even deep-down clogs. There are different types of sewer jetters, including hot and cold. Both types are able to clear-up clogs quickly and without damage to pipes. However, it’s important to note that professional use of sewer jetters is ideal, because the tool involves dangerous levels of water pressure.
Here’s what you need to know about sewer jetters and how they work.
A sewer jetter is a machine that shoots a pressurized stream of water down your pipes. This pressurized stream is able to force any existing clogs all the way down the pipes to clear them. Sewer jetters come in different pressures and water temperatures, but a professional is necessary to operate them. Often, the sewer jetter produces enough pressure that the water stream could easily injure a person.
How to Use a Sewer Jetter
A professional will first determine whether a sewer jetter is the right tool to use. Sewer jetters clear clogs from the pipes to the sewer line without mechanical action. Before this, a professional may use a sewer camera to inspect the line. Once the professional completes the inspection, they will use the sewer jetter to flush the line. Flushing will be continuous until the line is completely unblocked. There may be multiple clogs that need to fully clear the system before the system is operating as it should.
The sewer cleaning machine is able to clean clogs quickly and effectively without having to reach all the way down the pipe. A mechanical auger or similar tool will have to reach all the way down the line, and so it can be difficult to clear clogs with a mechanical tool if the clogs are very far down the pipes. Sewer jetters are also minimally invasive and not likely to damage pipes, which makes them a quick and easy way to clean up recurring clogs.
When to Avoid Using a Sewer Jetter
If you are facing clogged pipes on your property, a sewer jetter can be an effective way to clean them out. Get the professional sewer diagnosis and cleaning your home’s plumbing needs by getting in touch with our team of experts at Morningside Plumbing now.
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