Tacoma Hydro Jetting
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For the most stubborn clogs and blockages, the best solution is hydro jetting. At Harts Services, our Tacoma sewer and drain team are use jetters which can flush out any sand or silt buildup from a septic system and clear out clogs and root intrusions that a normal mainline cable machine is not able to tackle. We are well equipped with two different sized hydro jetters and are prepared to take on any problems you may be having with roots or blockages.
Hydro jetting is a great option for both commercial and residential areas. Plumbing is used much more frequently in a commercial setting and therefore prone to many more maintenance issues. Hydro jetting can be a great preventative tool, reducing the chance of losing business and inconveniencing customers. From a residential perspective, a hydro jetter is usually your last option before replacement of either part or all of your sewer line. Cutting out roots with a hydro jetter can often buy you a year or two, giving you time to save for a complete replacement of the sewer pipes.
Think you may need hydro jetting in Tacoma? Call Hart Services at (253) 285-1771 for a free estimate!
What Are Hydro Jetters?
The basic principle behind hydro jetting is using a strong jet of water to dislodge even the most stubborn of obstructions while cleaning your sewer lines at the same time. Whereas snaking may only punch a hole through the clog to permit drainage for a short period, using a jetter will actually break up whatever is causing the stoppage and allow it to flow freely from the pipe, thus completely clearing the way for water drainage.
A hydro jetter utilizes several different styles of jetter heads to push 2-18 gallons of water through pipes at an estimated 4000 PSI. Depending on the size of the jetter, it can clear pipes anywhere from 1.5 to 12 inches in diameter. Using both forward- and rear-facing nozzles, the head is forced forward into the obstruction while strong jets of water break it apart while also cleaning the pipe walls. The jetter head is attached to a high-pressure hose, which is in turn connected to a water reservoir. The reservoir allows the jetter to be used remotely and independent from an outside water source.
We use five different styles of jetter heads, including:
- Warthog – Can negotiate elbows and clean-outs commonly found in homes, restaurants, buildings, and other light commercial facilities
- Penetrating nozzle – Features an additional forward pointing jet that blasts a hole in solid ice or sludge blockages; three reverse jets provide propulsion
- Chisel Tip Nozzle – Has multiple forward-firing jets that allow for maximum blockage penetration and debris movement
- Reverse Flusher – Has three jets angled backward and to the side for flushing out debris from blocked pipes
- Jet Cleaner – General-purpose nozzle that works well in most applications
Hydro jetting is by far the best and most effective way to get rid of stubborn clogs and tree roots that are all too common in the Tacoma area.
Contact Hart Services at (253) 285-1771 for skillful, reliable hydro jetting in Tacoma.