Hydro Jetting and Sewer Line Cleaning
Your sewer line is out of sight but should never be out of mind when you experience a plumbing issue in your St. Louis home.
If you notice any of these signs, you may have a blocked sewer line:
- The water in your toilet bubbles.
- Wastewater flows out of your shower or bathtub drain when you flush the toilet.
- Sinks, showers, and tubs in your home drain slowly.
- Your drains emit sewer odors and gurgling sounds.
Our experts at Tony LaMartina Plumbing Company can determine if your plumbing problem affects just one drain in your home or involves a blockage in your sewer line. A clogged sewer line needs immediate attention to avoid wastewater backups into your St. Louis home. Our professionals recommend hydro jetting to clean buildup and clogs from your sewer pipe.
Tony LaMartina Plumbing Company is a trusted name for plumbing services in St. Louis, MO, and the surrounding areas. We specialize in drain clogs, toilet repairs, sewer repair, kitchen sink installations and other services. Call us today for a free consultation about your next plumbing project.
What Is Hydro Jetting?
It is similar to power washing, with water cleaning the interior of your sewer pipe. The process uses 2,000 to 4,000 psi of water pressure to flush out grease, tree roots, sludge, and other matter accumulated in your sewer pipe. Our experienced Tony LaMartina Plumbing Company plumbers inspect your sewer line before initiating hydro jetting to determine if it is structurally sound.
If your sewer pipe is unlikely to withstand hydro jetting because of its age and structure, we are happy to discuss other sewer cleaning options, such as snaking. This alternative breaks up clogs but does not scour the pipe walls. It is safer for a weakened sewer line because it does not use high pressure.
What to Expect During Hydro Jetting
The first step in hydro jetting involves a video pipe inspection. Our Tony LaMartina Plumbing Company plumbing pros send a video camera into your sewer line to identify the blockage and determine how much water pressure to apply.
The visual also helps us decide if hydro jetting is the best solution for your sewer line. We will not perform hydro jetting on a deteriorated pipe that cannot safely tolerate the process.
We proceed with hydro jetting if it is a good fit for your sewer line. We place a hose into your sewer cleanout (the capped pipe that provides access to your sewer line), start the hydro jetting machine, and flush out debris with blasts of water under high pressure.
We finish the job by taking another look inside the pipe with a video camera. We pride ourselves on our high-quality work and want nothing but the best for our customers. The job is complete when you are 100 percent satisfied with the result.
Hydro Jetting as a Maintenance Tool
Periodic hydro jetting can help you keep your sewer line in top condition by removing grease, organic material, silt, tree roots, and other debris. Maintaining this essential drainage pipe with hydro jetting will help avoid future plumbing emergencies. We recommend hydro jetting annually for commercial facilities and every two to three years in homes.
Your sewer line is just one of many plumbing system components that benefit from preventative maintenance. During an annual maintenance visit to your St. Louis home, we inspect your pipes and fixtures, test water pressure, clean drains, and flush the water heater. We also can repair leaks and other problems we discover during the inspection.
Schedule Maintenance Today
Ask our experts at Tony LaMartina Plumbing Company about hydro jetting the sewer line in your St. Louis, MO, home. Call us today at 314-501-9950 or schedule service online to schedule a sewer cleaning and annual maintenance on your plumbing system.