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Advanced Plumbing and Rooter Service

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San Ramon, CA 94583

Phone: 925-383-6100

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Unclogging septic system via hydrojetting or rooter service. Cleaning and unblocking drain full of disposable wipes and other non biodegradable items.

Can Hydro-Jetting Be Done On Sewer And Septic Lines?

Drain issues and clogged pipes can create a headache for homeowners whether they have a septic or sewer plumbing system. But when blockages do occur, hydro-jetting can provide the ideal solution. Hydro-jetting is a revolutionary new plumbing technique that uses nothing but pure water at high pressures to effectively and efficiently clean your pipes and drains. It not only helps to clear away clogs and blockages quickly and easily, but can also remove bacteria and bad odors from your drains. But many homeowners wonder whether hydro-jetting can be done on both sewer and septic lines, and whether this is safe. Here we look at the considerations to take into account when hydro-jetting sewer and septic lines, and whether hydro-jet service is right for you.

Cleaning Sewer Lines With Hydro-Jetting

Rooter service has traditionally been the most popular choice for clearing clogs and blockages in drains and sewer lines. The drawback of rooter service is that while it is effective for clearing clogs and blockages such as tree roots, the snake is often only able to punch a hole in the blockage rather than remove build up completely.

Hydro-jetting sewer lines is generally a better choice than rooter service because hydro-jetting allows all forms of clogs, blockages, and build up to be safely removed from the pipes. Because the hydro-jet nozzle functions in an entire 360-degree range of motion, hydro-jetting clears all traces of blockages out of pipes and drains and completely removes all buildup and even bacteria that may be colonizing the pipes. Hydro-jetting results in a much more thorough clean. The high-pressure output from the hydro-jet machine can also reach areas of the drain and sewer line where rooter service may not be able to reach.

Plumber setting up hydrojetting equipment to clean sewer lines.

Is Hydro-jetting Sewer Lines Safe?

In most cases, hydro-jetting sewer lines is both safe and beneficial. Hydro jet services are usually preceded by camera sewer inspections to analyze and diagnose the source of the sewer line issues and to establish whether hydro-jetting is a safe choice. In the case where a home has older clay pipes, a professional plumber may need to conduct an expert assessment to establish whether hydro-jet cleaning is appropriate. With older clay pipes, the high water pressure administered with hydro-jetting can make pipes break and fracture, causing more damage to the sewer lines. Choosing an experienced, licensed plumber to provide hydro-jetting can help prevent damage while ensuring an outstanding clean.

Cleaning Septic Lines With Hydro-Jetting

Hydro-jetting is ideal for clearing drains, toilets, and other appliances that are connected to a septic system. Because chemicals that are used to clear drains can be harmful to septic systems, these chemicals can’t be used to clean drains and clear blockages. However, hydro-jetting can effectively clean drains using nothing but pure water, which is ideal for septic systems.

If your home is served with a septic field line, great care needs to be taken when applying hydro-jetting service. Hydro-jetting can disturb septic field lines by pushing solids through the perforations in the line, blocking the water from flowing and filtering through. Hydro-jetting can also damage the pipes in this type of system when done incorrectly. However, hydro-jetting can be very effective for thoroughly cleaning the septic tank and the header line with outstanding results.

Hydro jetting is an extremely powerful and useful tool that can produce amazing outcomes for your plumbing system. However, it’s important to always choose a professional, experienced plumber to achieve safe and effective results with hydro jet cleaning.