Sewer jetting drain lines is another example of advanced plumbing technology now available to deal with age-old problems. A sewer lateral obstructed by a clog or intruding tree roots used to mean snaking with a mechanical rooter that might inflict damage on delicate, aging pipes. Or, even worse, a blocked sewer required excavation of your front yard, marring your landscape until time erased the signs.
The principle of Sewer jetting drain lines involves the use of extremely high-pressure water to obliterate blockages. Threaded deep into the sewer pipe at the end of a thin, flexible water line, the head contains tiny jets that dispense water at pressures
up to 4000 p.s.i. This powerful water force not only reduces blockages including tree roots to a semi-solid slurry that flows freely down the pipe; it also scours internal pipe surfaces to remove sludge build-up that initiates clogging – all without the trauma inflicted to pipes by mechanical snakes and rotating blades.
A plumbing professional will utilize Closed circuit video technology to locate and identify the nature of the clog, as well as assess the overall condition of your pipes. Based on this visual evaluation, he’ll select the Sewer jetting head and pressure best suited to handle the problem.