Everyone has had the unfortunate experience of dealing with a clogged toilet. In a best case scenario you grab the plunger, give it a few pushes, and then you’re excited to hear the sweet sound of swirling flush. In a worst case scenario you grab the plunger, give a bunch of pushes, and something terrible happens. Instead of hearing that sweet sound of a swirling flush, you hear the contents of the toilet hitting your bathroom floor as it overflows. At this point you begin to panic about cleaning up the mess, and then you start to realize that the clog is obviously more than you can handle on your own.
So you call a plumber and he or she uses a snake to unclog the toilet. However, in a few weeks the same problem happens again. At this point you need a better solution. The good news is that there is an efficient and cost effective way to deal with the issue. Pipe jetting is the best way to fix a clogged toilet for the long term.
What Is Pipe Jetting?
Pipe jetting is the process of using a high-pressured flow of water to thoroughly clean the interior surfaces of the plumbing pipes. The water removes scale, grease and other debris that has built up inside the pipe walls over time. As opposed to rodding, where a technician uses a tool to power a hole through the buildup, pipe jetting achieves a comprehensive cleaning of the pipes in a far more effective manner.
An Inside Look At How Pipe Jetting Works
Accessing a cleanout, an area of the plumbing system that allows a specialist to easily gain access to the pipes, the technician inserts a hose that is connected to a tank of water. The hose can withstand the high-pressured water that’s sent into the pipes, and a specialized machine pressurizes water from the tank. The technician should have the expertise to deliver the right amount of water pressure for the problem at hand, which varies depending on the condition of the pipes.
Typically, the technician will pressurize the water up to a 5,000-psi, or more, and deliver as many as 20 gallons of water per minute. The process of removing buildup inside of the pipes involves working with gravity. The vast majority of home plumbing systems incorporate the use of gravity to pull wastewater out of the building, and into the local sewer system. The pipe jetting tool works from the bottom up. In essence, it is inserted into the downstream portion of the system.
It then moves upstream, working its way up through the system. As the water cleans the pipes, the debris that is dislodged within the pipes moves down thanks to gravity. The debris is then safely flushed out of the system.
Pipe Jetting Gets The Job Done
The process of pipe jetting works to resolve a number of common plumbing related issues. It successfully removes debris that accumulates in the plumbing pipes due to hair, soap residue, and grease to name a few. In addition, pipe jetting is the perfect solution for removing both tree root infiltration, mineral, and scale buildup in the sewer drains.
Only Work With An Experienced Pipe Jetting Specialist
In most cases, pipe jetting is a safe way to remove blockages that cause clogging. That being stated, it is possible to cause further problems if an inexperienced technician fails to operate the system in the proper manner. Always work with a company that has specialized in pipe jetting for many years. They will provide their technicians with the training, knowledge, and experience that are needed to avoid issues.
In conclusion, pipe jetting provides the most accurate, efficient, and cost effective method of cleaning out debris from the plumbing system and sewer lines. If you have any questions about pipe jetting, or would like to schedule service 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. Contact us to learn more today.