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How Does Hydro Jetting Work?

Cleaning out your sewer line is not something that you think about regularly, we’re guessing. It certainly is not to be found on your to-do list on any given Saturday. The fact that your sewer line is out of sight, though, does not mean that you can push its cleaning needs out of mind.

When the time comes to have your sewer line cleaned, hydro jetting is without a doubt the way to go. Clearing out a sewer line with an auger can help to get rid of some blockages and debris. Cleaning out a sewer line via hydro jetting in Bloomington, IL, though, entails scouring the interior surfaces of the pipe. This helps to prevent clogs from forming quickly again. But how does it work?

Water and Pressure: It’s As Simple As That!

Well, the concept is simple. The actual process of hydro jetting is only something that highly trained professionals can handle. When we clean your sewer line with our hydro jetting equipment, we feed a hose into the sewer line. This hose has a unique nozzle that sprays water in a 360° pattern back toward the entry point. The flow of water ensures that the entire surface area of the pipe is scrubbed as the water is flowing.

Now, as for the water itself. This is not the type of hose that you’ll hook up to your bib outside and water the garden with. The hose attaches to a large water tank, and the water pressure is quite high. We carefully monitor the pressure and make adjustments as needed, so that no damage is done to your pipe or to the plumbing system at large. This is a real concern when dealing with such high water pressure, which is just another reason to leave your hydro jetting to experienced plumbers that you know you can trust.

If you are ready to schedule hydro jetting service, or if you have any questions regarding the process, contact a member of the Pipeworks Inc. team today.


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