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Drain jetting makes molehills out of mountainous blockages

Monday, January 20th, 2014

Do you experience frequent plumbing problems and stopped drains in your Gainesville home? Drain jetting resolves problems essentially by pressure-washing the pipes and removing buildup. Pipe blockages can lead to dirty water backing up into sinks or tubs. When this occurs, your dishwasher or washing machine could be damaged, and you’ll have to replace the system. Such a situation can be hazardous if the backed-up water contains sewage waste and harmful bacteria.

Any number of scenarios, such as root infiltration or grease, hair and soap residue buildup, can lead to plumbing blockages. A safe way to address blockages involves hiring a plumber to hydro jet the pipes.

How it works

Using up to 4,000 pounds of pressure per minute, a snakelike tool moves through your home’s pipes, applying unstoppable force and clearing out all plumbing issues in its path. With forward-moving and backward-moving streams, the fast-spinning jets clear out all blockages they encounter while scouring the pipe walls of any attached debris.

When do you need hydro jetting?

There are many situations in which professional plumbers generally recommend drain jetting for both homeowners and commercial-building owners:

  • When there is a problem with sewers. Educational facilities, apartment complexes and office buildings can experience problems with sewer lines due to root infiltration, grease and soap buildup, or pipe failure. Instead of excavating to replace pipes where blockages occur, hydro jetting can safely navigate pipe connections and bends to rid the pipes of buildup. Building owners (and homeowners) benefit most when hydro jetting pipes is part of an annual building-maintenance plan.
  • When lateral pipes are involved. Lateral pipes connect a home or building to the city’s main sewer lines. These are generally the responsibility of the homeowner or building owner. A plumber can hydro jet this portion of the line, too.
  • When drains are problematic. Most home-plumbing systems drain into a central location under the home, connecting to the city’s main waste water system. When grease, food or soap residue builds up, drainage slows down. Hydro jetting tools effectively access this area and remove blockages efficiently.
  • When storm drains stop up. Your home or building also has a drain dedicated to dealing with rainwater and water runoff. These drains are susceptible to blockages that hydro jetting can remove.

Get in touch with the pros at RooterPLUS! for professional drain jetting. We’re happy to help our Gainesville and surrounding-area neighbors with expert plumbing services.

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