Using a High-Pressure Water Jet (HPWJ) to unblock your drain or sewer is
an efficient, cost-effective, and environmentally friendly way to remove many
different types of materials that can block or damage your drains including:
There are other ways to remove a blockage, but sewer jetting is one of the safest
and most cost-effective ways to clean out sewer and drainage pipes and help
prevent further blockages.
A High-Pressure Water Jet uses a water pump to deliver pressurised water into a high-pressure hose. The end of the hose can be attached to a variety of specialised nozzles designed to remove most types of blockages quickly and easily. Stubborn tree roots are also not a problem with the water pressurised to at between 3,000 PSI and 8,000 PSI, shredding roots quickly and easily.
The pressurised water also cleans away the natural build-up of grime and minerals that commonly line the inside of any sewer drain helping to provide an unobstructed flow through the pipe.
Electric Eels or Drain Snakes were invented in 1933 and work using a motor to spin a steel cable with a cutting head attached to the end.
The cables are put into the blocked pipe and the head cuts away anything it meets – a little like a hole saw. The problem with this older technology is
that the spinning cable thrashes around inside the pipe banging against the pipe walls, which may lead to further damage or possible drain collapse. The cutting head
also loses its effectiveness the further away it moves from the motor that turns it. Finally, when the cutting head chops through a blocked or clogged drain,
it often leaves behind tree roots and fragments that are not pulled back on the cable leading to further blockages soon after.
Overall, the High-Pressure Water Jet, using newer technology, produces a better result that is quicker, cheaper, and more efficient.