If you have a stubborn clog or recurring clogs in your drain or sewer, it’s time to call Black Diamond Experts to the rescue. In most cases, frequent clogs are indications of more serious plumbing problems. An expert plumber from Black Diamond Experts would know the best course of action to take and when to implement hydro-jetting as a solution.
Drains and main sewer lines are often obstructed by food debris, grease, tree roots, sediments, and household items flushed down accidentally. One of the standard methods of unclogging a drain or sewer line is the use of either a manual or power auger to “snake” it. Snaking works well for minor obstructions. However, a mechanical auger is not effective on major clogs and might inflict damage to delicate, aging pipes.
Our Hot-Water Jetter can clear the toughest clogs.
Hydro-jetting involves the use of extremely high-pressure water to obliterate blockages. Before performing hydro-jetting, our plumber would insert a line video camera into the sewer to see where and what obstructions are blocking the flow. Then he would introduce the hydro-jet water line into the pipe. The head of the hydro-jet line is fitted with the appropriate nozzle and the pressure is set based on the type of obstruction in the pipe. When the hydro-jet is turned on, it shoots out water in a knife-like stream with pressure up to 4000 p.s.i. This powerful water jet not only reduces blockages including tree roots to a semi-solid slurry that flows freely down the pipe, it also scours the internal surface of the pipe to remove any sludge buildup that initiates the clog – all without the trauma inflicted to pipes by mechanical snakes and rotating blades.
Black Diamond Experts utilizes both regular hydro-jetters and hot water jetters to unclog drains and sewer lines. Most other plumbers and rooters on the Wasatch Front use only regular hydro-jetters that shoot cold water into the sewer. Black Diamond Experts uses a hot water jetter where it’s appropriate. The advantage of a hot water jetter is huge when it comes to cleaning out grease clogs as well as clearing out sludge build-up on the inside of the pipe.
Advantages of Hydro-Jetting Sewer Lines
- Cleaning, not just unclogging. The buildup of grease, soap and other elements of sludge inside the pipe are often the precursor to recurring sewer clogs. Unfortunately, a rotating auger or snake does little other than punch a hole in the clog to restore flow. It doesn’t address the ongoing issues of sludge buildup that are likely to result in a recurrence very soon. Hydro-jetting cleans the internal pipe thoroughly for a more long-lasting solution.
- More economical. A single pipe cleaning with a hydro-jetter can reduce the frequent need for another service call to clear blockages or tree roots. This reduces sewer service expenses over the long term, not to mention the costs of cleaning up sewer water backup into your home.
For more information on hydro-jetting sewer lines in the Salt Lake, Utah, Davis, Weber, Summit, Tooele County area, please contact us at Black Diamond Experts.