Storm Drain Cleaning with the Hydro-Jet

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Storm Drain Cleaning with the Hydro-Jet

As one of the newest revolutions in plumbing technology for storm drain cleaning, hydro-jetting is a dominant force that uses our specialized high-pressure water nozzles to clear away accumulated leaves, sludge, roots, and clogs in your sewer and drain. Hydro-jetting uses a thin line topped with a nozzle which shoots jets of water in multiple directions at about 4000 psi. Using hydro-jetting is one of the best plumbing methods for clogged drain lines because, despite the high pressure of the tool, it causes the least amount of damage, provides excellent results and can prevent build-up before it happens. Hydro-jetting doesn’t use metal cables or snakes to flush away built up debris like other plumbing solutions do. No harsh or heavy chemicals are used in the hydro-jetting process.

Depending on the condition of your drain, the water pressure varies. The plumber is trained to deliver the right amount of force for proper storm drain cleaning. Once the hydro-jet head gets inserted, pressurized water scours the pipes to clear out all remnants of debris. Water, along with gravity, flushes sludge safely out of the system.

Hydro-Jetting for Storm Drain Cleaning

 Why Hydro-Jetting is the Best Method for Storm Drain Cleaning

Hydro-jetting accomplishes two things when used:

  • High-pressure water jetting flushes out the tough blockages and breaks up deposits stopping your sewer flow.
  • Leaves, roots, dirt, and other debris gets flushed out with no damage to the drain pipes.

 Hydro-Jetting for Storm Drain Cleaning

When to Use Hydro-Jetting for Sewer and Drain Cleaning

Now that you have a better understanding of how hydro-jetting and its main tasks work, it’s essential that you know when the procedure should get used.
  • Grease and Fat Build-Up: It might not be obvious, but grease and fat cause significant blockage problems. Smaller debris might go down drains without getting clogged, however grease sticks to the sides and builds up. A myth says letting the hot water run while you pour grease in a drain will keep it from clogging. But it cools down as it goes, leaving small amounts of build-up in your sewer line all the way to the street when it dumps into the main sewer line. Restaurants see the issue frequently, and hydro-jetting is a simple solution that clears up any accumulated grease.
  • Pipe Restoration: Hydro-jetting doesn’t just clean out your pipes and drain, but it helps keep pipes healthy for longer. The collection of debris causes stress, so it’s crucial they get cleaned out. Cast iron piping can blister with age and hydro-jetting smooths out the interior surface removing ledges sludge gets trapped on. It saves money and extends the life of your pipes.
  • Quick Fix and Emergency Solutions: Clogged drains cause severe problems that are a pain in the back, and the wallet. If your drain clogs to a point where drains are bubbling over with sewage, emergency repairs are costly. Plumbers use hydro-jetting to clear the blockage efficiently, reducing the risk of damage and getting drains working faster.

Storm Drain Cleaning That Does More Than Just Unclog

You might not want to think about what’s clogging your sewers and drains, but our commercial plumbing contractors have seen it all, so you don’t need to worry. Mineral deposits, grease, dirt, fats, silt, and other factors make up the sludge that’s causing the clogs. While rotating snakes commonly get used in storm drain cleaning, it’s a temporary solution. Typically, during rooter service, the snakes create a hole in the blockage, so flow gets restored. Hydro-jetting, on the other hand, cleans the pipes entirely to wash away all signs of accumulated sludge, providing a long-lasting fix that cables and snakes don’t compare to.

Economically and Environmentally Safe Plumbing

When you use hydro-jetting to clear your storm drain, it benefits you by delaying the need for further calls to commercial plumbing contractors. The results last four to five times longer than traditional plumbing solutions, so your sewer maintenance expenses get reduced over the long run. The hydro-jet water removes the blockage wholly and safely, without the use of any dangerous liquids or chemicals that could be potentially harmful to the environment.

 Hydro-Jetting Storm Drain Cleaning

Rooter Service Preventative Measures

There are specific actions that you can take to avoid elements that cause the build-up of sludge and blockages in your sewer and drain. Our commercial plumbing contractors can provide you with recommended plumbing solutions and products to assist with maintaining your storm drain. Pro-active and preventative maintenance takes you far when you’re protecting your drain and sewer. Why wait for them to clog up, so you’re left with costly emergency fees and a messy nightmare?

 Hydro-Jetting Storm Drain Cleaning

Here are a few actions you can take to keep your storm drain clean:

  • Ensure any recycling bins and trash cans get appropriately secured; otherwise, waste could get trapped in your drain and potentially cause a blockage.
  • Don’t rake leaves into the street unless there is a leaf vacuuming program offered. Leaves and dirt are some of the most common reasons behind storm drain clogs.
  • Lawn clippings should get directed to the compost bin or bagged for city pickup. Additionally, all pet waste should get disposed of properly.
  • Refrain from pouring oils, greases, or fats down the drain. They cling and thicken over time.
  • Sweep up any remaining sand and salt that was laid down on top of ice before a rainstorm, and limit the use of it. The sediment thickens and ends up in the storm drain.
  • Limit the use of fertilizer, herbicide, and pesticides. Also, keep in mind that it is illegal to let pollutants go into the storm drain. It’s also your responsibility to notify the city if you see anyone pouring unknown contents down the drain.

Employing the use of pressure drain cleaning comes with many benefits. Regardless of if you’re experiencing frequent drain clogging or you’re taking preventative measures, so you’re not caught in an emergency situation. Our trained plumbers can help. Our hydro-jetting services eliminate built -up debris efficiently, and quickly. You can contact us today to answer any questions that you might have or to find out more about our specialized hydro-jetting nozzles.

Article Author: Anja Smith

Managing Partner

Anja Smith is the author behind the All Clear Plumbing blog. She also writes regularly for Plumber Magazine,, and on Medium

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