Hydrojet cleaning is a process that uses high speed / high pressure water to clear blockages in pipe systems and is typically the first approach to clearing blocked lines. Barring the possibility of a collapsed line, hydro jetting cleaning will solve the problem and thereafter routine maintenance will keep the lines free and functioning properly. Maintenance of this sort will go a long way toward minimizing eventual blockages that could result in a line breakage requiring more drastic and expensive remediation.
High pressure hydrojet cleaning (a.k.a Hydro Scrubbing) is a process in which your sewer pipes are scoured by streams of high-pressure water shooting out of a hose at up to (241 bar) 3,500 psi. These high-pressure streams are strong enough to cut through and clear out any debris in your sewer lines.
Hydrojet cleaning is typically done through an opening called a cleanout, which is an accessible opening present in every plumbing system and designed to allow plumbers to easily "clean out" debris and other clogs. Hydro jetter consists of a large tank of water, a special high-pressure hose, a special high-strength nozzle, and a cleaning which pressurizes the water in the hose so that it can spray out of the nozzle at a pressurized rate of up to 3,500 psi and a flow rate of 18 gpm.
Every plumbing system is designed to carry waste water "downstream" using gravity. The Hydro Jetting nozzle is placed at the "downstream" end of the plumbing system and it works its way "upstream" against gravity. That way, any debris that is cleared out by the Hydro Jetter will harmlessly flow downstream where the drainage path is already clear. PressureJet designed hydrojetters are capable of clearing out sewer lines over a length of several hundred feet.
Hydrojet cleaning is an appropriate solution when clogs cannot be removed through traditional snaking, such as in the presence of stubborn roots that have found their way into your sewer lines. Hydro blasting cleaning is also required before Pipe Lining because any debris present in the existing pipe may cause the epoxy lining resin to be malformed and / or prevent it from bonding correctly to the existing pipe.
Hydrojet cleaning can easily cut through the most stubborn roots and debris and remove built-up mineral deposits and other obstructions clogging the inside of your drainage line.
Although hydrojet cleaning is strong enough to clear out roots from your sewer lines, any amount of root penetration is cause for serious concern. Root penetration pervasive enough to cause repeated backups indicates that the roots have gotten thick enough over time to damage the pipe and its protective waterproof inner coating. In those instances, PressureJet recommends getting a Camera Inspection to determine the seriousness of the condition, because sewer line replacement via Pipe Bursting may be required.
Hydro jet blaster cleaning is a method of cleaning holding tanks in recreational vehicles. This method uses high pressure streams of water to remove virtually all build up in tanks and lines.
Unlike chemicals and enzymes which remove very little build up and can be detrimental to the environment, hydro-jet cleaning completely cleans all holding tanks with no ill effects to the vehicle or the environment.
This process may best be compared to "power washing" which has also gained popularity as a means to clean driveways, homes, streets, commercial vehicles and more.