Grease traps are necessary to protect the CITY’S sewer lines from grease clogs, but they don’t protect the plumbing lines for YOUR business. Hydro jetting is the best way to protect your business from grease clogs that could expose your customers and employees to sanitary waste or even force your business to shut down.
Hydro jetting is a process that uses high-pressure water to clear blockages in pipe systems in restaurants and other food service areas. It is usually the preferred approach to an auger because it fully flushes the line without causing line damage. Unlike an auger, which depends on metal scraping the interior of the pipe, a hydro jet uses water to clean the interior of the line.
Hydro jetting requires the use of specialized equipment that utilizes high-pressure water to remove clogs and must reach dangerous levels. Because of the inherent risks, hydro jetting should only be performed by an experienced professional. At Southwaste, our experienced technicians will ensure the safe and effective removal of clogs, so you can focus on providing your customers with uninterrupted service.
What is a hydro jet?
High-pressure water blasting was invented in the 1950s. It’s a motorized device that keeps a water supply under high pressure, and then sends it out a hose with a nozzle on the end of it. The high-pressure blasts of water scour the inside of the pipe, removing debris.
How do you access a blocked drain?
To access a blocked drain, a plumber may use a drain camera to locate the blockage and then use a hydro jet to clear it out.
What’s the difference between jetting and drain snaking?
Jetting uses high-pressure water to clear out pipes and drains, while drain snaking uses a long, flexible cable with a hook on the end to physically remove clogs.
Whats better to use: A hydro jetting or a snake?
A drain snake is a helpful tool for breaking up clogs and clearing them out of a pipe. But it does not provide the same complete coverage and cleaning that a hydro-jetter does. A good hydro-jetting job will remove almost all debris from throughout a pipe, not only a small section, which makes it difficult for clogs to start again.
Can hydro jetting damage pipes?
Hydro jetting can be an effective way to clear blockages in most pipes, but it may damage old or fragile ones. A professional plumber can assess whether hydro jetting is appropriate for your specific situation.
Can I perform Hydro Jetting On My Own?
No, you can’t do it yourself. The equipment is too expensive for consumer use and can also be dangerous in untrained hands. Always call on a professional plumber for hydro-jetting services.
Will hydro jetting damage plastic pipes?
If the hose is left inside the pipe for too long, it can cause problems for plastic pipes. However, a 4000 psi hydro-jetter in the hands of a professional won’t cause problems for plastic pipes.