What is Drain Jetting?

Drain jetting, also known as high pressure water jetting, is a hugely effective way to clear blocked drains within your home. Drain jets work by running tank stored water through a high pressure hose. In turn, they can extend far down a pipe as well as negotiating around bends and giving out strong forces and therefore eliminating even the toughest of blockages that have occurred in your drains.

If you find you’re often spending a lot of time and money on drain maintenance due to problems reoccurring, drain jetting could be the answer for you. Drain jetting is compatible with most drains and most blockages, and is predominantly used for hard to banish waste, fat or grease obstructions.

Though drain jetting can be used by anyone, the equipment used is expensive and it is therefore better to call out a professional to do so. Not to mention that with drain jetting, most people will find they only need to use the machinery once every six months or less, so a you’re likely to find the huge expense unnecessary. A drain jet can also be a safety hazard if used by someone without the necessary training. The pressure of the water is so high that it can even break skin, as well as causing large amounts of debris to come from the drain, so it’s important you’re aware of the dangers associated with a drain jet before you purchase or use one yourself. At Happy Drains, our experienced staff are trained and happy to use a drain jet on your drains where needed.

Drain jets come in a huge range of shapes and sizes, so whatever and wherever your problem lies, they’re sure to be able to help! The most commonly used jets in residential homes are often connected to the back of a truck for easy access, whilst still allowing for the high pressure and volume of water to work on the blockages. For bigger blockages, for example ones that have occurred in industrial sites, there are also trolley-mounted drain jets for obstacles that are too big for the normal inhabited drains.

Multiple things can cause huge blockages in your drains, including build-up of hair, grease, foreign objects, leaves, fat and more and there are a few ways in order to keep them in perfect condition. Though you will often be able to clear these obstructions with other drain clearing methods, drain jetting is the ultimate solution for those pesky situations that seem to keep reoccurring.

If you’d like to find out more information about drain jetting, get in touch with a member of the Happy Drains team by visiting our contact page or giving us a call on 0800 849 8099– we’d love to help!