Commercial plumbing problems are on a different level than their residential counterparts. This is due to the fact that the systems are far more complex and experience heavier usage on a daily basis. Residential plumbing systems only need to provide service for the people living in the home. On the other hand, commercial plumbing systems typically serve dozens to hundreds of people throughout the day and evening. That means the heavy-duty usage can certainly take its toll on the drains. This holds especially true when there is a large and or sudden arrival of visitors to the building.
In addition, commercial plumbing drains tend to experience a higher level of abuse. For example, people tend to flush items down the drain that they normally would not at home. Another example is restaurants that dump cooking oil and food waste in the sinks. The bottom line is that commercial buildings are far more likely to experience clogged drains, and unfortunately this can occur on a regular basis. It is crucial for property owners and managers to deal with these clogged drains in a timely manner. Failure to do so can lead to far bigger plumbing problems such as sewage back ups.
The good news is that there is a perfect solution to removing clogged drains in commercial properties. It is called hydro jetting. What exactly is hydro jetting? It is a high-tech method that blasts the interior of the pipes with highly pressurized water. Think of hydro jetting as power washing for water and sewer pipes. In essence, the process involves the use of a high-pressure water hose that is fitted with a customized nozzle that blasts water through the pipes. The hydro jetting system also sends spinning jets of water behind the hose as it is propelled through the pipes.
Any clogs within the plumbing pipes are easily broken apart by the forward facing spray. The debris from the broken up clogs are forced through the pipes by the rear facing spray. In addition, the highly pressurized water also cleans away any residual materials that remain on the interior pipe walls, and washes the debris down the pipeline where it can exit the system. The water pressure typically runs from 1,500 pounds per square inch to 7,000 pounds per square inch or even higher. The hydro jetting technician must adjust this based on the condition of the plumbing pipes and the severity of the clog.
This can be a delicate situation. Larger clogs require a higher velocity of water, however if the pipes are fragile they can crack or break. This is one of the many reasons why it is absolutely necessary to only hire a professional that has the proper training, knowledge, and experience to operate a hydro jetting machine. Another reason is due to the fact that spraying highly pressurize water is actually dangerous. Even a power washer that cleans your automobile or home has the ability to cut skin. Just image what a powerful hydro jetter can do when not in the hands of a professional?
In conclusion, hydro jetting is a powerful tool that is incredibly effective at removing clogs and cleaning the interior of water and sewer pipes in commercial applications. If you have any questions about hydro jetting, or would like to schedule service at your commercial property we are happy to help. Jolin Paving & Excavating, Inc. is your New England connection for a vast variety of environmentally related services. Our company has been serving Boston Massachusetts, Southern NH, VT & ME as well as Northern CT & RI since 1952. Please Contact us to learn more today.