Tree roots are the number one cause of blockages in water and sewer pipes. When a clog is present, it’s not long before you know about it. Hydro jetting is an effective way to get rid of many tree root invasions. But is it an effective tool for tree root removal? Here’s a look at how it can clear away your tree roots.
Over time tree roots will grow their way into most sewage systems. Roots move towards moisture which is why they grow toward water pipes. In the summer heat, roots will expand and force their way in and around drain joint connections. Gurgling drain sounds are a tell-tale sign of a tree root invasion.
If you’re located in a wooded area, you may be more prone to tree root blockages. Tree roots not only block water flow but also cause biological waste to become caught in their roots. It’s not long before you have cracked pipes to fix and a nasty clean-up job to undertake.
Hydro jetting makes use of a specialized tool that creates calibrated jets of water. The jets form a high-pressure water flow that sprays in every direction and are incredibly strong. To give you an idea, hydro jets can emit a water pressure of over 4000 PSI. This force is more than adequate to remove most overgrown root structures
The first step is to call in a professional plumber who specializes in hydro jetting. They will conduct a thorough inspection of your drain system. Often making use of a fiber-optic camera system. Once the offending roots have been located, the technician inserts a hydro jet nozzle into the pipe. Once it’s in position, the jets are turned on to remove the roots. Hydro jets are versatile and can move through joints, pipes, and connections.
Hydro jetting doesn’t only remove tree roots. It can also remove waste build-up which will improve your sewer’s flow. This includes biological waste build-up as well as paper waste. Hydro jets also remove grease build-up which often accumulates on the inside of pipes. What you may not realize is that it also removes the bacteria build-up caused by slime build-up.
Finally, it also removes mineral build-up such as water scale. Keep in mind that your drainpipe system may need some repair after the hydro jetting process. If persistent tree roots have infiltrated your drainage system enough, you may need to get some of your pipes repaired or replaced.
One of hydro jetting’s main benefits is that it’s environmentally friendly. It uses controlled amounts of water. By doing so it doesn’t involve harmful chemical procedures.
At Art Rooter, Sewer & Drain Cleaning, we are the hydro jetting specialists. Our drain cleaning professionals use the latest equipment to assess and clear (almost) any drain. It’s a non-invasive approach that uses the power of water to get your drains back to their best. Need help dealing with tree roots in your plumbing pipes? Call Art today at 1-888-773-1524!