While modern pipes can last up to 50 or even 80 years, it’s important to schedule regular maintenance if you expect them to last that long. One way to help prolong the life of your pipes is by hiring sewer professionals to clean them with water jetting.
Without regular cleaning, pipes can become clogged over time with a variety of materials including soap, grease, hair, mold and the build-up of mineral deposits. If left untreated, this can cause your drains to begin to clog.
While it is possible to treat minor clogs with a drain snake, for more serious clogs, or ones located deep within your pipes, high-power water jetting is often the best solution to break up any clogs and restore normal water flow.
What Is Water Jetting?
Water jetting is a process of cleaning pipes by using a high-pressure hose with a specially designed nozzle located on the end that pressurizes water in order to produce a concentrated, powerful stream that is then directed towards the walls of the pipe. As the hose is pushed further into the pipe, the resulting back flush of water helps to dissolve or draw out any clogs or debris from the pipe.
The stream of water emitted from a water jet is so powerful that it can even help to remove intrusive roots that have grown inside the pipe. It can also help remove or reduce bacteria that has formed in the drains of your bathroom or kitchen, often leading to unpleasant rotten smells.
Unlike many other cleaning methods, water-jetting only needs to be performed once or twice a year in order to help prevent clogs in your pipes for years to come. This adds up to savings for you in the long run, as it reduces the chance you’ll need to pay for pipe repairs or replacements.
Can Water Jetting Harm My Pipes?
While the stream of water used during water jetting is powerful, you don’t have to worry about damage to your structurally sound pipes. The skilled technicians at EcoClean are thoroughly trained on how to use the water jet. They will carefully monitor and control the water pressure every step of the way to ensure that all clogs are eradicated without causing harm to your pipes and drains during the process.
In fact, by hiring EcoClean to perform water jetting on your pipes you will actually be helping to prolong the life of your pipes, since debris won’t have a chance to start building up. Water jetting is also safer than chemical-based cleaning methods that could cause harm and corrosion to pipes over time.
If you are experiencing slow draining water and think you might have clogged sewer lines, give the sewer and drain specialists at EcoClean a call at (207) 245-1984 to schedule an appointment.