What is drain jetting and do I need it? - Proseptic

What is drain jetting and do I need it?

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Sometimes (even if you’ve been following tips to avoid blocked drains) pipes can become obstructed.

When this happens, it may be necessary for your system to undergo drain jetting in order to clear the problem.

Follow this guidance to see whether or not your drains are blocked and require attention.

What is drain jetting?

As the name suggests, drain jetting is the use of high-pressured jets of water to unblock and clean drain pipework.

It’s an often vital part of drainage system maintenance and helps remove debris and other blockages.

The hoses used for high pressure jetting can extend further than rods and are ideal for tackling compacted waste such as solidified kitchen fats. Our team are also experts at operating this machinery and navigating the complexities of drains and sewage systems.

Once completed, the process will contribute to the smooth and correct running of your septic tank or sewage treatment plant.

Drain jetting will typically mean less likelihood of expensive repairs further down the line if problems are left untreated.

Do I need drain jetting?

There are several reasons why your system could benefit from drain jetting – following a professional survey you’ll be advised on the best course of action.

Reduced efficiency

Even if there’s no single blockage or items of specific debris, blocking your pipes, high pressure jetting could still be worthwhile.

Over time, the buildup of dirt and grime on the inside of pipework can ‘reduce’ the diameter, impeding the flow of wastewater.

This slowing may make toilets and sinks slower to drain and eventually even cause backing up into your property.

Kitchen waste buildup

Solidified grease and other kitchen waste that has been poured down the sink can become matted and ‘reinforced’ by other debris.

Drain jetting will remove this in a more effective manner than drain rods and more safely than over the counter chemical solutions.

Use professional expertise

You may have used a pressure washer to clean your car wheels or remove weeds from your driveway.

But the advantages of high pressure jetting services include the fact that the hose will reach much further and work with more precision.

Most blockages and even some small tree roots can be addressed with the appropriate equipment used by an experienced professional.

Ready to speak to someone about drain jetting?

If you’re experiencing any of the above issues, it may be time to think about talking to an expert.

To speak to a member of our team and discuss your drain jetting requirements, please get in touch today.

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