Thursday, March 31, 2016

Los Angeles Sewer Repair & Replacement Guide: What You Should Know!

A Sewer Line Can Become Clogged

When your toilet and all sinks start to back up at the same time, it usually means your sewer line has become clogged. Regardless of the cause of the blockage, it will have to be cleared. So you call in a professional Sewer Line Contractor in Los Angeles, or a Plumber who inserts a video camera into the line and locates and identifies the cause of the problem.

If the blockage is located less than 100 feet into the line, it might be removed with an auguring/cabling device, also known as a plumber’s “snake”. But these cabling devices usually don’t have cables longer than 100 feet, so you then have to use a hydro-jet machine.
 These machines develop a very powerful jet of water which literally blasts away even the most stubborn obstruction. 

When the plumber believes he has removed the blockage, he will then camera the line again to make sure the obstruction has been removed. Sometimes a second pass is needed with the hydro-jet to completely remove the blockage.

Camera the line after hydro jetting
Hydrojetman, Los Angeles, CA

Once the blockage has been removed, the video camera will then show the plumber more details about the condition of the sewer line. That’s when he will be able to see if there is anything structurally wrong with the sewer line.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Hydro-Jetting | Los Angeles Best Drain Cleaning Solution

Professional Drain-Cleaning: Power Rodding Versus Hydro-Jetting

Power Rodding "Plumbing Snake"
Power Rodding - A drain cleaning tool used by plumbers
Power rodding uses a flexible cable, usually made of steel, which is inserted into plumbing pipes and drains. The flexible cable can be pushed through joints and around bends in the pipes. The cable has a head that is fitted with extremely sharp teeth. This device is inserted into the pipe until it reaches the location of the obstruction.

When the device’s electric motor is turned on, the teeth are rotated at high speed. This drills through the obstruction, and also removes things like tree roots and sludge, removing build-up which may have developed over years. The cutting tool totally shreds the material causing the obstruction. The material is then flushed away down the pipe when water is flushed into it.

Power rodding was the precursor to hydro-jetting. Before power rodding, it was often necessary to physically open the pipe at the point of the location, removing the obstruction by hand.

Enter the Hydro-Jet Machine: Hydro Jetting Process

Then came the hydro-jet. This invention, easily the most significant development in drain-cleaning technology in years, develops a high-pressure jet of water which literally blasts away even the most stubborn clogs in a pipe or sewer line. Hydro Jetting also scours away sludge that may have accumulated over the years. And it will also totally remove tree roots which have infiltrated the pipe through broken joints or through holes in the pipes.

The Hydro-jet uses a high-pressure line at the end of which is a nozzle that has several jets of water. The hydro-jet is capable of generating a high pressure jet of water up to 5,000 psi. This powerful jet of water literally blasts away even the most stubborn obstruction. It is also great for cutting away and removing tree roots, and it also scours the pipe walls, clearing away accumulated sludge and grease build-up.  Unlike the rodding tools, which can sometimes only bore a small hole through the obstruction without totally removing it, the hydro-jet machine totally eliminates the obstruction and washes it away down the line and off your property. Even with its powerful jet of water, the hydro-jet machine is more gentle on your pipes than rodding machines with their steel cables and rotating steel teeth, which can cause damage to your pipes. We use the hydro-jet machines to clean drains from 1-inch drains in the home all the way to the largest sewer lines in Los Angeles.

Watch Hydro-Jetting Works!

video demonstrating power of Hydro Jetting

Before we insert the hydro-jet machine into a line, we first inset a video camera and camera the line. This tells us two things: it shows us exactly what the obstruction looks like, and it also tells us exactly where the obstruction is located. If the obstruction is located further into the line than 100 feet, a cabling/rodding device will usually be ineffective, and you will have to use a hydro-jet machine to clear it. After the obstruction has been removed by the hydro-jet’s blast of water, we again camera the line, to make sure the obstruction has been removed. We also flush all toilets and run all faucets in the home, to make sure we have done our job. Sometimes, one or more passes of the hydro-jet machine are necessary to completely remove the obstruction and restore normal flow. 

Need A Reliable Hydro-Jetting Service?

Hydrojetman, Los Angeles, CA
Hydro Jetting Services


Do you need a reliable, affordable Hydro Jetting In Los Angeles:

When you have a stubborn drain obstruction that requires the use of the hydro-jet machine, call Hydrojetman "the leading provider of professional hydro-jet drain cleaning services in Los Angeles" Please visit us at 464 Willaman drive, Los Angeles 90048, or call us at 1-323-207-3003 now, and get the best hydro-jetting service in Los Angeles. Or visit Hydrojetman's website and schedule an appointment online. Thank you.