What is high pressure water drain jetting and how does it work?
As its name suggests, high pressure water drain jetting uses extremely high pressured water to blast through pipes and any blockages in your plumbing system, clearing the debris and flushing it out with minimal time and mess.
High pressure water jetting can be used to unblock your drains or to descale and clean your drainage system, removing all debris and getting the water flowing as it should. We use a compact unit that pumps water through a nozzle at 4000psi 36 litres a minute to unblock drains and descale the pipework. The huge pressure exerted on the water propels the hose up the pipe towards any blockage. A hole on the front of the nozzle attacks the blockage which is then washed away by the water.
The water is so powerful that the drain will usually be unblocked in just a few minutes.
Some types of drain blockages or obstructions that high pressure water drain jetting can clear effectively are:
- Scale build up
- Soap scum
- Grease and fat build up
- It can even remove tree roots and waste that should never have made it into the drain in the first place.
Another significant advantage of the drain jetting technique is that the water can negotiate bends in the pipes, which makes it ideal for clearing deeper, or more difficult to remove blockages. We can use high pressure jetting to get to any blockage that may be up to 100 metres away.
The method is not necessarily useful only when a drain becomes blocked. It is also effective for cleaning your drains and pipes if they are becoming clogged and require a little maintenance. In order to avoid your drains becoming blocked in the future, we recommend undertaking regular drain cleaning, to maintain good water flow and avoid any clogging or build up that could lead to blockages and problems further down the line.