Sewer Jetting


Sewer jetting is a very dirty, nasty job, but it's an important job nonetheless. Many things can clog a sewer line. These include tree roots, minerals, dirt, grease, and sludge. All of these things need to be removed in order to maintain proper sewer operation. Most cities do not have departments that specialize in sewer jetting, so there is a very wide market for this service. Many businesses and public facilities have a need for the cleaning of sewer lines, too. These include universities, some restaurants and industrial customers. With the right equipment, you can offer these much needed services.

The main tool used in sewer jetting is the pressure washer. Depending upon the industry you are in right now, you may already have a pressure washer at your disposal. The pressures needed to pressure wash various lines depends on the size of the job. Generally smaller lines require less pressure. For instance, a small line used in a kitchen would only require water pressure at 1,500 PSI or so. A larger line such as one used for industrial purposes, might use a pressure level of up to 4,000 PSI. However, for most jobs, 2,500 PSI of water pressure is sufficient. The pressure needed will also depend upon the material that the line is made out of. A general rule of thumb would be that lines made up of softer material would require less water pressure.

Clean Sewer Jetter

Not only will water pressure depend on the size and type of line being cleaned, it will also depend on the material being removed. If you are sewer jetting and you need to remove tree roots, then you are going to want to choose a higher water pressure. If you are cleaning a material such as dirt or sludge, though, you may be able to get by with a lighter water pressure, in the 1,000 to 1,500 PSI range.


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