What is drain jetting?
When your drains get blocked it can be inconvenient and stressful, but there are many ways of clearing a blockage. Drain jetting is a method of blockage removal that is used on the vast majority of blockages, big or small. It is a technique used by all professional drain technicians and in almost all cases it is the most efficient and cost effective way to clear a drain that is blocked.
Drain jetting, also called high pressure water jetting, is a great choice if you want your pipes cleared without having to do it yourself. If you have been spending a lot of your time and money on clearing your drains manually, you may find that high pressure water jetting is the more effective option to eliminate the problem, meaning you can rest assured that you won’t be faced with another blockage.
While it may seem easier to try and use this method yourself, the cost of the machinery that is required is often the main reason why it is a far better idea to call out a drain engineer. A drain engineer would also be thoroughly trained in all the health and safety risks that drain jetting may pose, which is why we recommend calling a drain technician to handle the problem for you to avoid causing any unnecessary damage to the sewers and avoid harming yourself as well.
High pressure water jetting is a simple process.
The water is stored in tanks and is run through a high pressure hose through a jetting nozzle. The high pressure of the water means that it flows at a much stronger force, meaning it can break down even the toughest of blockages with ease. Drain jetting is a very advantageous method, as it is compatible with most types of drains and blockages. You will find that it is the number one method used by drain technicians, as it can be used on blockages caused by food substances, foreign objects, and it can even remove a tree root. A drain jetting hose can be used to reach drains that are far away, and can extend further down the pipes. It is also flexible, meaning it can make its way around the bends of the drains, something that drain rods struggle to do.
There are many different causes for a blockage. Your kitchen sinks can easily become blocked if food is flushed away rather than thrown in the bin.
Food substances that are greasy, oily or fatty should not be flushed down the sink, as they will easily stick to the walls of the drains and create a build up, and if this is continually done over time then the buildup will increase in size and can cause a great deal of damage. Toilets can also become blocked when foreign objects are flushed away.
Items such as nappies, baby wipes, and sanitary items do not break down quick enough to flow away smoothly with the water, and can become stuck in the pipes causing a backup of water. To avoid blocking your drains, make sure to properly dispose of all waste in the bin, and avoid flushing too much toilet paper down at once as this is one of the most common causes for a blocked toilet.
While there are many steps you can take to prevent your drains from becoming blocked, many blockages are inevitable. Whatever the cause, it is important that you act quickly once you notice the warning signs. Keep an eye out for the speed of the draining water, as well as bad odors and strange sounds, as these are all indicators of a blocked drain.