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The Low Down on High Pressure Water Jetting

When it comes to drain cleaning, you’ve probably heard of the traditional methods of drain snakes, chemical drain cleaners, and environmentally-friendly baking soda and vinegar mixtures. But what if we told you that there is another form of drain cleaning that not only is environmentally-friendly but often more effective as well?

High pressure water jetting may be the solution you need to flush out your sewer lines so your water can return to an efficient flow.

What is High Pressure Water Jetting?

As the name implies, this method of drain cleaning uses a stiff hose and special spout to shoot water through your sewer lines at a highly-pressurized rate. It is often used in tandem with electronic cabling to cut through just about anything clogging your pipes — seriously, from roots to waste to sanitary items, high pressure water jetting can essentially do it all.

Can I Use High Pressure Water Jetting for My Plumbing?

Unfortunately, not every home is best suited for high pressure water jetting. It’s essential to have a professional plumber inspect your sewer lines and the surrounding area in order to know if you’re plumbing is the right fit for this method of drain cleaning.  That will typically depend on two things:

The Shape of Your Sewer Lines

If your sewer line has a lot of sharp turns or curves, water jetting typically isn’t safe to use on them. It’s much better suited for straight pipes.

Nearby Tree Roots

Although water jetting will likely be able to break through tree roots that are clogging your sewer lines, you want to get to the source of the problem. Since the roots will most likely just grow back leaving you with the same, repetitive problem, you’ll also want to have the shrubbery removed.

To find out if your home could benefit from high pressure water jetting, just call Levine and Sons. We are large enough to handle any job, yet we’re located right in your area to provide quick, efficient and cost-effective service. Remember, when you call Levine and Sons we get the job done right the first time.

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