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The Best Way to Unclog a Stopped-Up Sewer Line

sewer-workersOne of the biggest disasters that can afflict the plumbing for a home, business, or other building is a completely stopped-up sewer line. A clogged drain is bad enough, but when a sewer line is fully clogged, it can mean sewage backing up into the building. It’s unhygienic and leads to health code violations that can completely shutter a facility.

In other words, when your building has a stopped-up sewer line, you need help to get it cleared away—fast!

We’re the pipe experts in the area to call when it’s time to rescue a sewer line. We have the best equipment to take care of problems of all sizes. When it comes to clogged sewer lines, we’ll rely on hydro-jetting to solve the problem—it’s the best method available.

What Is Hydro-Jetting?

The short answer is that it’s using high-pressure water blasts to clean the interior of a sewer line.

A hydro-jetter is a device that uses motors to maintain water at extremely high pressures. The pressure depends on the type of jetter and the size of the job. The hydro-jetters used for the residential sewer lines serving a single home need to be far less powerful than those used for industrial purposes. Our team has access to the hydro-jetting equipment to match any sewer line, and we’ll make sure we use the right one for the job.

Hydro-jetting is performed by sending a hose with a special directional nozzle down into a clean-out to access the sewer line. The high-pressure water blasts out of the nozzle, sending it in different directions to scour the pipe interior. The pressure is enough to blast through the most obdurate obstructions and also clean away the pipe surface so the trouble won’t simply return weeks or months later. The jetting power is also effective at clearing away tree root infiltration into the pipeline, a common cause for sewer line stoppage.

Why Hydro-Jetting Is the Best Option for Unclogging Sewer Lines

There are other methods for cleaning sewer lines, such as motorized drain snakes and special enzyme-based cleaners. But hydro-jetting is the best option for several reasons:

  • It’s fast. Enzyme cleaners can take hours to fully get through a clog, and a drain snake may only be able to partially open the sewer line at first. A hydro-jetter may once need minutes to do the work.
  • It’s thorough. Hydro-jetting is used both to fix clogged drains and for routine drain cleaning to help prevent clogs. A drain snake leaves behind debris on the drain wall, which makes it easier for build-up to start again. A hydro-jetter blasts away all the debris, leaving a clean surface and an efficient sewer system.
  • It’s safe. At least it is in the hands of professionals! Other tools could create additional damage to the sewer line. Hydro-jetting uses the natural power of water to get the job done.

You can depend on our technicians for sewer repair in Vancouver, WA. We provide jetting and other work to repair and replace sewer lines in the residential, commercial, industrial, municipal, and military sectors.

Contact Insta-Pipe for sewer repair and other services throughout Western Washington and the Puget Sound Region.

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