If the clog is minor, it can be broken up using a snake, but not always the case because sometimes there could be a bad root issue. While a snake can usually get the water to go down, but that doesn’t mean the line is fully cleared. The Hydro jet has been labeled as a technological advancement of the snake machine. Hydro jetting breaks up material into small pieces and washes them into the city main. Hydro Jetting is the best solution to remove grease, tree roots and grime build up that stick to the walls of the pipes. Hydro jetting the line is a little more expensive than cabling, however, this process gives you real peace of mine. Some homeowners and commercial businesses have been snaking their lines often, but by hydro jetting the sewer line, it will last longer before you have to worry about it clogging again. Using the hydro jet is like using a razor shaving, the roots where they are entering into the line. We are essentially giving your sewer line a close shave using high-pressure water jet. Our hydro jet cost is almost half of what the big brand name companies are charging. Hydro Jet with the best and flush the rest.
Many property owners are puzzled when they find out there are tree roots in their sewer line. Most people don’t realize that is the biggest problem in the line. And here’s how that happens. Clay pipes are probably the most vulnerable pipes to root intrusions. Clay pipes come in segments of 3-6 feet in length and in a sewer line installation they are connected to each other using joints. Many of these joints have weak spots which the roots have an easy time intruding through them. Bad clay sewer pipe installations can be responsible for root intrusion, in time the joints weaken become separated and misaligned, the older the clay pipe installations the more vulnerable it becomes to root intrusion. Cast iron pipes are often used for sewer lines, however, despite its popularity as a strong metal, iron when used in plumbing can be very vulnerable and probably not the best option when it comes to keeping roots out. As water runs through the line over time the iron dissolves into rust giving easy access to root intrusion.
The sewer line from your home or business to the city main line is your responsibility to maintain. So why not hydro jet the line as an effective way to clear out the whole diameter of the pipe. Jetting uses a high-pressure hose with a variety of heads for different situations. The hydro jet is a machine that produces high water pressure between 3000 - 4000 psi which is necessary to cut through any tough clog. Hydro jetting effectively breaks up the clog or blockage that may have accumulated in the pipe over time and flushes it out. It thoroughly cleans right down to the walls of the pipe allowing longer periods of time between cleanings. Now for commercial properties, this is ideal because the pipe sizing is generally larger and longer which makes this process a better option. As water runs through the line over time the iron dissolves into rust giving easy access to root intrusion.