Line Jetting: Answering Your Questions


Following last week’s post about high-pressure jetting and why many businesses require this service, we want to continue talking about line jetting. We receive many enquiries about drain jetting every week. And almost everybody we speak to tends to ask the same questions. So, we thought this week we would answer the top 4 most common questions we receive about line jetting.

1. What is the best method of drain cleaning?

Line jetting is the best method of drain cleaning available. It is the quickist and most effective method available. And unlike traditional methods that may only create a hole in the blockage, line jetting cleans the entire diameter of the pipe. This helps prevent future clogs by thoroughly removing accumulated residue from the pipe walls.

2. How long does it take to jet a sewer line?

The time it takes to jet a sewer line can vary depending on several factors. Including the length and diameter of the sewer line, the extent of the blockage or buildup, and the equipment used for jetting. In general, jetting a sewer line is a relatively quick process. Especially compared to some alternative methods like traditional snaking.

For a straightforward job where the blockage is not severe, it might take anywhere from 30 minutes to a few hours. However, if the blockage is more extensive or if there are complications such as tree roots infiltrating the line, it could take longer.

It’s important to note that these are general estimates. And the actual time can vary based on the specific circumstances of each job. Additionally, the expertise of the technician operating the jetting equipment can also impact the efficiency of the process. Always consult with a professional drainage service to get a more accurate estimate based on your specific situation.

3. Can line jetting damage a drainage system in any way?

High-pressure water jetting is generally a safe and effective method for cleaning pipes. Additionally, it is environmentally friendly. As there is no need to use harsh chemicals. However, a poorly skilled technician could potentially cause damage. Especially if they go in without conducting a CCTV drain survey. This is why you should only hire a professional drain cleaning company to perform this service.

4. Is line jetting expensive?

Similarly to the duration of time it takes to perform a high-pressure pipe cleaning, the cost varies per job. Smaller blockages that are easier to clear will cost less than more problematic blockages. Additionally, different companies will charge different prices. However, it is important to remember that cheaper isn’t always better though!

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