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What Hydrojetting Can Do For Sewer Line Clogs

All About Hydrojetting

Hydrojetting is a process of using high-pressure water to clean clogged or blocked drains and sewer lines. This method is also known as high-pressure drain cleaning. Hydrojetting can be used on both residential and commercial properties. There are many benefits of hydrojetting, including the following:

  • It can reach areas other methods cannot, such as bends and turns in drain lines.
  • It is the only professional method for cleaning sewer lines.
  • It is effective at removing all types of blockages.
  • It cleans the entire pipe.
  • It can help to prevent future blockages.

This blog will discuss some of the most common causes of sewer line clogs that hydrojetting can help solve. 

Rooting for Moisture: Problematic Tree Roots

treerootsTrees are a beautiful addition to any yard. Unfortunately, tree roots can cause problems when they go searching for nourishment. The underground sewer line can prove a big attraction for tree roots. Roots can worm their way into weak spots in the pipe, grow, and form tough clogs and sewer line problems. 

The problem may not even be any of the tree's main roots. Often the clogging will result from the web-like structures created by the tiniest of the roots. Just as a strong storm wind can knock over a huge tree, hydrojetting can blow apart the tangle of roots infiltrating the pipes.

Sticky Traps of Grimy Grease

greaseIt is not just an urban legend or old wives' tale that people should never put grease in their drain pipes. Cooking grease and oil is essentially a form of fat which, at least in part, helps bind things together. Here are the ways grease can cause problems for a home’s pipes and sewer line:

  • Solidifying: Hot fats may seem to slide easily down the drain, but when they cool down, they will become more solid and cause a clog.
  • Binding: As previously stated, fats tend to bind things together. It can act as a glue trap for food particles or anything else that can be caught by the grease, forming tough clogs.  
  • Sticky: Grease and oil can be difficult to remove due to their tendency to stick to the sides of pipe walls.

A person may think they would need to use chemicals to break down the grease, but this can exacerbate the problem later by corroding the internal surface of the pipes and creating pits and grooves that make it easier for things to get caught. Hydrojetting can be used to eliminate the problem without harsh chemicals. It will not only break up the clogs but also clean the grease and buildup off the pipe walls, preventing future clogs. 

Flushing What Isn’t Flushable 

Everyone has seen a list of non-flushable materials hanging in a public bathroom stall. It probably included some, if not all, of the following:

  • Wipes
  • Feminine Hygiene Products
  • Paper Towels
  • Diapers

The list can go on and on because the only thing that should be flushed is toilet paper. The main concerns with these warnings are clogged toilets and a sewer line clog or backup. Even if a toilet successfully flushes something nonflushable, that doesn’t mean it’s no longer a problem. Those materials will eventually cause a clog in the sewer line, leading to many more issues, like water coming back up from toilets, sinks, or tubs. If a clog like this does happen, hydrojetting can eliminate it quickly and easily, breaking it up and getting it out of the sewer line. 

About Pride Plumbing

Pride Plumbing has been serving the residents of Mount Gilead and the surrounding areas since 1965. They offer upfront pricing, 24/7 live help, fast turnarounds, and great communication. Call them today for hydro jetting services in Mount Gilead, NC.