One of the most effective ways a specialist can unblock pipes and drains is through process called high pressure water jetting. Let’s have a look at what drain jetting is, and why it works.
Our promise is to always be fair honest and open on pricing. High pressure water jetting can vary based on the extent of the blockage it would be unfair of us to mislead you with a roundabout price. Therefore, we carry out a full on-site inspection before giving you our best price.
A blocked drain can be a major inconvenience. At the very least it could make it hard to do things such as flush the toilet or clean dishes, while a worst-case scenario could see a flooded bathroom or kitchen. There are many things you can try yourself to clear a blocked drain, but in the case of tough blockages you will need to talk to a drain cleaning professional.
Everyone knows that water is a very powerful substance. Even tiny drops can erode stone if given enough time. If you put water under very high pressure you can use it to do everything from clear driveways to cutting through stone and metal. You don’t need water to be anywhere near the pressure used in quarries to cut rocks in order to clear drains. All you need is a jet that is powerful enough to blast through blockages and you’ve got yourself an effective solution for drain cleaning.
Drain jetting uses a powerful pump to force highly pressurised water through a long hose. The hose features a backwards pointing nozzle, so when the water is turned on the force of it leaving the nozzle propels the hose forwards. This means that the hose feeds itself deeper into the drains while at the same time blasting the walls, and any build-ups, with powerful jets of water. The water will spray away any dirt that is lining the pipes, as well as fatty or greasy build-ups, other types of blockage, and even tree roots which may have cracked or damaged the pipework.
As well as being highly effective, drain jetting can save you a lot of money. It is less intrusive than other forms of drain maintenance which may involve excavating the affected area of pipework. It also only requires pressurised water, removing the need for strong chemicals which could have adverse effects on the pipework, or end up in an unwanted location further down the line.
Water at this pressure can be very dangerous. It can do serious harm to your body if you encounter the stream. If used incorrectly, the hose could end up flailing and striking you. There is also the chance that dislodged debris from the pipe could be jettisoned from the drain cover or manhole. Our staff are trained and experienced in using high pressure water jetting, so they know how to do so safely.
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