A few decades ago, I entered the plumbing field as a plumber's helper. Having witnessed what was required to clear some very nasty drain lines, I vowed I would not be a drain cleaning plumber when I had my own business. Sewer jetting or hydro scrubbing is quickly becoming the most popular means of clearing clogged or blocked sewer and drain lines. Sewer jetting is so effective, you will have to view the video by Super Jet Hydro jetting under this link in order to fully understand why hydro scrubbing is becoming the new standard for cleaning a clogged sewer line. As it has been stated, “A picture is worth a thousand words”. (Linked to Super Jet Hydro Jetting YouTube channel).
Anchor Sewer and Drain Cleaning uses sewer jetting on residential and commercial sewer lines for various reasons.
The number one reason to use sewer jetting technology is when your sewer line has an accumulation of grease or sludge. Grease and sludge accumulate in sewer lines due to off-sets, root intrusion or back pitched pipe. The sewer pipe should always flow down hill, away from the house or building. The most effective method of ridding the line of sludge or grease accumulation is to flush it with the highly effective force, sewer jetting offers.
A Video Illustrating the Jetting Nozzle’s Jets Descaling the Pipe Walls.
Sewer lines made of cast iron build scale of iron oxide. This scale holds debris and actually slows the waste in the sewer line, creating the need for more water to be flushed threw the sewer. However, because you do not know when the waste is flushed out of the line, you are not aware a blockage is being built in the sewer due to iron oxide deposits and imperfect making of the joints in the pipe. Again, these conditions promote sludge and grease accumulation which respond most effectively from the high pressure jets of a water jetting nozzle in the sewer line.
Other sewer construction is made from clay gasket type systems. What occurs with this type of material is shifting and offsetting. The gaskets deteriorate over years of being under siege by water and bacteria. When the gaskets are gone, the clay pipe shifts under the weight of the earth and the erosion created with water leaking from the pipe. The pipe comes unaligned, creating an off-set or a sag in the pipe. We in the plumbing industry commonly refer to this effect as a “belly”. This is the same condition as having a back pitched pipe. Again, accumulations need to be flushed out under the force of sewer jetting. Depending on the severity of this condition (having a belly in the line) the sewer may be manageable. Anchor sewer and drain can show you how to maintain your sewer with this condition. However, it is necessary to have a sewer jetting service performed before a sewer maintenance program can be considered.
Off-sets in the pipe can cause the sewage to build at the edge of the pipe. Bellies create ponding in the sewer line, where sewage collects and can not be flushed out by the natural flow of the sewer being used.
All of these systems and conditions are reason to have your sewer line flushed and scoured under the pressure and effectiveness of Sewer Jetting.