What Is Hydrojetting & What Are Its Benefits?
Hydro means water. A jet is a powerful stream of force. Hydro Jetting is water used in a forceful stream to direct at intended sites for pressure removal of various obstacles and debris. When a plumber uses hydro jetting equipment, the jet stream from the hose can be up to 3,500 pounds per square inch or PSI of pressure. That kind of force will be at a strength that can cause tearing and destruction of surfaces. When used in sewer lines the force will remove clogs from accumulation of solid waste and organic matter. When used as a tool by plumbers it can be very useful in clog removal. Hydro Jetting is used when snake lines are not effective enough to remove an obstruction.
How Does Hydro Jetting Clean?
A plumber uses the cleaning of clogs with Hydro Jetting by using an opening they refer to as a ‘clean out.’ All properly installed plumbing systems have these access points in strategic points along pipe. With septic lines, there are often one or two clean out portals along a pluming line to a drain field. With a large tank, water is supplied to the jet hose with a specifically designed pressure inducing nozzle. A machine will apply pressure to the water supply in the hose at flow rate of 18 (gpm) gallons per minute, and pressure will evolve at up to 3500 PSI. The pressure is applied at the lowest end of the pipe system, using the force of pressure upstream. This allows the clogs to run down with gravity in a low key fashion, causing little or no damage.
Benefits of Hydro Jetting
The power of pressurized water jet streams will unclog the most stubborn types of obstacles, including tree roots, organic matter and build up from calcium, rust, lime and typical mineral deposits. Roots can be a potentially damaging problem, since they can deform and block pipes underneath and also remove the protective insulation on pipes. Backups can be prevented or stopped by Hydro Jetting applications in septic systems.
Even though roots can be removed by Hydro Jetting, damage that may have occurred to the pipes invaded by roots can then be examined with fiber optic cameras. An evaluation can be done to assess if pipes can be used or must be replaced. In some extreme cases the septic pipe lines may need to be replaced by the Pipe Bursting method.
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