When you have a blockage deep within your sewer line it can cause all sorts of problems. This needs to be fixed quickly before things get any worse and potentially become dangerous. This can be accomplished without difficulty with a detailed Sewer Camera Inspection. Once the blockage is located, in most cases it can be cleared with High Pressure Hydro-Jetting of the sewer line.
How Sewer Line Hydro-Jetting Works
Hydro-Jetting the sewer lines will remove not only the debris or roots that are causing the slow draining or stoppage. It will also remove all the minerals, silt, and sludge that may have built up on your pipes over years.
Advantages of Hydro Jetting
- Fast, effective, affordable
- No harsh chemicals, just plain water
- Safe for sewer and drain pipes
- Completely cleans inside of pipes
- Removes even toughest root clogs
High-pressure hydro-jetting is a process used by plumbers to clear clogs or remove stubborn roots from plumbing and sewer pipes. The process is just as it sounds it is done by using normal water but without harsh chemicals. This water is ‘jetted’ at extremely high levels of pressure, with a nozzle made for this specific purpose. Imagine your standard water pressure cleaner which can be purchased from most big box stores. Yet then multiply the psi (pounds of pressure per square inch) by three. That would be a close comparison to the amount of pressure used when hydro jetting. The extreme pressure levels can range from 4000 psi to over 20,000 psi.
Understandably, when working with this level of water pressure there are some hazards which need to be avoided. This makes it a priority to only call in an experienced, properly trained professional Columbia SC plumbing contractor. An experienced plumber will know how to avert any physical harm to either you or themselves. In addition they are also trained to inspect the pipes prior to using hydro-pressure, this is not a DIY project. Hydro-jetting is not recommended for damaged sewer lines needing replacement.
How the Sewer Video Inspection Works
This sewer camera inspection is done with special video camera equipment which can move through the pipes. Allowing plumbers to see the level of buildup, amount of debris, or where the obstruction (roots, stone, sand) is located. A camera inspection will also show the plumber the condition of the pipes in general. If the pipes have eroded or if there is a fracture or puncture somewhere in the line they may not be able to withstand the level of water pressure. The video procedure is also one way used to detect where a leak is along your pipes or sewer line. This greatly reduces the amount of digging needed or the number of holes in your walls searching for that leak.
The plumber will also do a video inspection after the hydro jetting process is complete. This to ensure that the blockage, debris and buildup have been removed completely, so the job is completed correctly the first time. This inspection will also show if there was any inadvertent damage caused to the pipes during the jetting process.
All in all, when it comes to slow or clogged plumbing and sewage lines the best way to clear up the issue is to use the hydro jetting process. If you are interested in having this process done on your home contact Plumb Time Plumbing & Drain Services today. Master Plumber Manny and crew will be happy to come and clean out your blocked pipes or for any other plumbing services!