Residential Hydro Jetting

Cleaning Sewer Drain Pipes By Hydro Jetting

Pipe cleaning is commonly performed by high pressure hydro jetting or sewer jetting. High pressure jetting is the application of a stream of high-pressured water for use within pipes for cleaning & debris removal.

Water at the correct high pressure (4000 psi-18gpm) can cut roots, dissolve blockages, liquefy grease and soaps while spray washing the pipe wall surface. As part of the jetting process, the water from the nozzle can also wash away accumulated sand or debris on the bottom of the pipe at the same time.

Homes with old growth trees and shrubs near or around their exterior sewer lines are very susceptible to root infiltration and may want to start a hydro jetting maintenance plan once a year.

Hydro Jetting Portland Maine

Most common use for High Pressure jetting:

Sanitary or Main Sewer Lines

Located under streets and roads that connect building laterals to a municipal wastewater treatment plants for treatment.  Wastewater flows freely down stream through sewers via gravity. Sewers are connected at various intervals by manholes that in some applications will allow for a change of direction of wastewater flow. Municipal sewers can range in size from pipes as small as 6 inches and increasing in diameter as more laterals (sections) connect to the system. Sewer blockages can form as a result of root infiltration from old growth trees and shrubs, grease buildup, and debris accumulation.
Sewer Laterals
Pipes that connect building drainage systems to municipal sewers, considered to be part of the property and the responsibility of the property owner. Typically, laterals are 4″ & 6″ diameter pipes that connect directly to municipal sewer pipelines. Lateral blockages can form as a result of root infiltration from old growth trees and shrubs, grease build up, and debris accumulation. Blockages can also occur from pipe failure or collapse also.
Drainage pipes are located under or within buildings residential and commercial. Drains in buildings can range in sizes from 2″ to 6″ diameters (typically) that normally contain “Tees” or “Elbows” for wastewater directional changes. Drain blockages can form as a result of food grease buildup, soap residue buildup, dirt and debris accumulation.
Storm Drains
Pipes that are limited to the collection and control of rainwater. Rainwater can be collected and directly diverted to streams or rivers without passing through a water treatment plant. Storm drain blockages are very common and can form as a result of root infiltration, silt, dirt and debris accumulation.

Positive Drain Lines

Usually these lines are to remove water away from your home. They become clogged with leaves and branches.

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