Jet washing your pipes

UK Home Improvement

Jet Washing Your Pipes

A clean, fully functioning drainage system is a vital feature of any building, whether it is a household or a workplace. Drains make sure that your home or business is hygienic, sanitary, and a safe place in which to live and work.

Unfortunately, most buildings will, at some point, suffer drainage blockages as drains become damaged and deteriorate with the passage of time, usage and sometimes the careless attention of some householders.

The only time most people think about their drains is when they are already damaged, leaving them with a blocked drain, and a myriad of potential problems.

It’s a good idea to tackle potential drain problems before they become unmanageable by using drainage systems correctly. It is important to be careful of what you put down your sinks, keeping in mind that because drainage pipes are not a proper means of waste disposal, we need to be sure they are properly cleaned and maintained in good condition.

Without regular and diligent deep cleaning, it is difficult to preserve a drain system and keep all of its components in optimal health.

One of the cleanest and most environmentally friendly drain cleaning techniques used to eliminate any blockages is water jetting or drain jetting. This high pressure tool uses a highly concentrated stream of water mixed with abrasive particles to cut through a material. It is widely considered the most effective way to remove any blockages from drains, allowing you to avoid costly pipe replacement.

Using A Professional

It is important that you use professional drainage services who is trained and experienced in using this kind of equipment. Because the water comes out from the jet at such a high pressure, it is a real health and safety hazard and can easily injure anyone who uses the equipment incorrectly. The best tip is to stay well away from the equipment while it is being used.

Despite its potential danger to inexperienced users, high pressure water jetting is safe and quiet enough to be used inside your home if necessary.

Sometimes, high pressure water jetting isn’t the right choice for every kind of obstruction. Simpler hindrances can often be fixed by a sewer snake or other means. However, if your pipes have significant problems from excessive disposal of cooking fats and oils, along with other domestic products and DIY materials such as plaster, drain jetting is the best option.

Nonetheless it is also helpful to have good quality drains installed in your household, as this makes the cleaning more effective by allowing higher pressure water to travel through the system without the danger of breaking pipes. It also makes blockage far less likely in the first place.


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