Common Causes of Sewer Line Problems That Hydrojetting is Used For

High-Pressure Drain Cleaning

Home plumbing fixtures drain into the city sewer via the main sewer line. A clogged sewer line can be a nightmare for homeowners. Blocked drains are one of the most common reasons homeowners call plumbing companies since fixing some clogs requires more than a common household plunger. 

Hydro-jetting services are one of the ways that professional plumbers can quickly clear a tough clog. When the sewer line needs to be cleared, homeowners should call a qualified professional to hydro jet the pipes. Hydrojetting involves shooting water through the line at high speeds to easily remove even the toughest clogs. 

In this blog post, plumbing experts explain how hydrojetting services can be used to fix three common causes of clogged sewer lines. High-pressure drain cleaning is the recommended method for removing blockages and cleaning sewer lines. 

Infiltrating Tree Roots

treeroots A lot of a home’s plumbing system is located underground in the yard outside or underneath the home’s foundation. Tree roots can grow into underground plumbing in search of water. Infiltrating tree roots can cause blockages in the pipes, reduce water flow, and eventually lead to a burst pipe. 

Hydrojetting is the best way to clear tree roots from sewer or water lines. The pressurized water from the hydrojetting machine will blast away the clogs made of tree roots to clear the route for the water. After the roots are removed, any cracks where they may have entered the sewer line will also need to be fixed. 

Grease Build-Up

grease Homeowners should always avoid pouring grease, cooking oil, and animal fat down the drains. It may be tempting to dispose of liquid grease by pouring it down the drain, but when the liquid cools, it hardens and coats the inside of the plumbing. Debris can get caught in the grease build-up and form nasty clogs. 

Homeowners can try to use a mix of baking soda and vinegar to clear away the grease clog. Liquid drain cleaners should never be used because they contain dangerous chemicals. Pouring hot water down the drain can also help to melt away hardened grease to unclog the drain. 

When DIY drain cleaning methods fail to get the job done, homeowners should call a trusted local plumber for hydrojetting services. High-pressure drain cleaning can unclog the line and remove all the grease build-up from the pipes to prevent future clogs. 

Flushing the Wrong Things

Flushing the wrong things down the toilet can wreak havoc on the plumbing system. A sewer line clog can make it impossible for any of the home’s plumbing fixtures to drain correctly, including the toilets. Homeowners should avoid flushing anything besides toilet paper to prevent a sewer line clog. 

Homeowners may think they are getting away with flushing trash down the toilet because the toilet doesn’t immediately clog. However, non-flushable materials can build up in the underground sewer line and damage the plumbing system even if the toilet does not clog initially. The safest way to clear clogs made of non-flushable materials from the sewer line is to use hydrojetting to blast away the source of the clog.

About Scott Plumbing

The award-winning Scott Plumbing is a local family-owned and operated company serving Huntsville, AL, and the surrounding areas. They offer same-day service, straightforward pricing, and a no-mess promise. Call them today for hydro jetting services in Huntsville, AL.