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Hydro jet sewer line cleaning is a really efficient, powerful way to flush out sewer lines. This is progress at its best, folks. 

A hydro jet is typically more effective for sewage backup than plumbing snakes, which typically create a hole through the obstruction. Hydro jetting cleans the entire pipe, freeing it from all debris and blockages. 

How Does It Work?

It’s all in the name. Hydro jet sewer line cleaning simply uses pressurized water. This means you don’t have to be worried about questionable chemicals in your lines, damaging the environment or possibly your pipes. Typical drain chemicals can do both.

Hydro jetting can be done for commercial buildings (restaurants often need this, with all the grease waste going down the drain), or for residences. We can hydro jet pipes from 1.5” up to 18” in diameter.

Our sewer jet machines pressurize the water to between 3,500 - 4,000 psi, the perfect pressure to blast through blockages without causing damage. These blockages can include:

  • Gunk
  • Grime
  • Tree roots
  • Grease
  • And more!

Our hydro jet machine is outfitted with a specially designed nozzle that guides the hose through the length of the pipe. This nozzle has a single, forward facing jet, and multiple rear facing jets. The forward jet creates holes through the blockages, while the rear jets wash debris back and propel the nozzle forward. The hose itself will also vibrate at times, helping to knock away that which has been stuck (don’t you wish you had one of these for your life?).

It’s simple, and it's effective. 

What’s the Process?

We will typically start at the lower end of a main sewer line, hydro jetting our way towards the building. This ensures all blockages flow towards larger pipes and the city, instead of toward the building. 

Hydro jet drain cleaning happens in stages. We may start out with a mostly forward spraying nozzle to break up the blockage, then switch to a nozzle with stronger back spray to propel that broken up sludge backwards and out of your life. 

Additional nozzles are made for descaling the sides of pipes, or maneuvering around corners.

Septic Tanks

Have a septic tank? That’s ok, this is also for you. 

For systems using a septic tank, we start at the septic tank opening. We may also use video inspection to see where the issue is coming from, so we can use a targeted technique.

Cast Iron Pipes

Cast iron pipes come with some hangups. Over time, they can build up a scaling on the inside walls. This scaling can have sharp edges, which then can catch toilet paper and other materials going down the drain. This can cause blockages.

Hydro jetting cast iron pipes will help descale the interior of your pipes. However, be warned! If your pipes are too old or have existing cracks within them, hydro jetting can damage them. We can help determine if you’re in the clear to hydro jet.

How Often Should I Hydro Jet My System?

This depends on what’s going down the drain. If you own a restaurant or other establishment that accumulates a lot of grease, this would be a great thing to get done on an annual basis. 

If you don’t fall in that category, hydro jetting is an excellent choice over snaking sewer lines. Snaking will often simply poke holes in debris, but leave the overall blockage. This means a call to the plumber much sooner than you’d like.

Hydro jetting your line will completely remove blockages and debris, and you’ll have less future clogs because of it - including less “Trip Fees” from your plumber.

Call the Pros!

We do not recommend you hydro jetting your pipes on your own as it can be a dangerous machine to operate. You could also damage your pipes. Call a professional to have this done.

In the end, hydro jetting is more effective, efficient, and versatile than snaking a sewer line. You’re solving the problem, rather than poking holes in it and limping along your pipes. This will resolve issues of:

  • Pipe scaling
  • Grease build up
  • Mineral build up
  • Tree roots
  • Gunk
  • Sludge
  • Mysterious items your kids have flushed
  • And more!

If you’ve got an issue with debris or a blockage in your line, reach out to us. We have a team of experienced professionals ready to wash out your sewer line issues. We service Buncombe, Haywood, Henderson, Madison, McDowell, Transylvania, Polk, and Yancey Counties. 

Call us today to resolve your clog!