We get a lot of questions about our jetting services and have compiled a helpful list of frequently asked questions for your convenience.
1. What is jetting?
A: "Jetting" or "hydrojetting" is a sewer cleaning process that uses low volumes of water under very high pressure that literally scours the walls of various types of pipes. Our jetting equipment cuts the roots, grease and debris that causes blockages away from the inner wall of the pipe. This returns the pipes back to their original diameter, and cleans the insides of pipe like no other process can.
2. What is a jetter?
A: Our technicians use trailer-mounted hydro-jetting machines, which are built by Harben and U.S. Jetting. These units are equipped to clean from 1 1/2" to 24" drain lines, with up to 4000 p.s.i. (water pressure). This process does not cause any damage to normal sewer lines constructed of ABS, PVC, clay or iron. We use a 500' high pressure hose that allows us to clean any sewer line at any location.
3. How does your jetting service compare to a typical rooter service?
A: Unlike mechanical rodding (cable or snake), which just cuts a hole in the blockage, hydrojetting removes the blockage from the inner wall, which returns the pipe to its original diameter. A jetter is the most powerful tool to get this job done via high water pressure, without damaging pipes. A rooter may damage the pipes, or the rooter cable itself may break. The jetter can get it done the first time, whereas the rooter may require several visits to accomplish the same thing.
4. What about comparing the cost of the two services?
A: The hydro-jetting service may or may not cost a little more up front, but jetting a main line typically doesn't require returning to do it again and again, because it does such a thorough job in the first place. So by the time all the rooter work is done, it can easily cost more than the initial jetting job.