What is hydro jet drain cleaning?

Hydro jet drain cleaning, also called high pressure drain jetting is the process of using a high pressure water jet on the end of a long hose, to blast clean sewer pipes. Pressures used normally range from 3,000 – 4,000 psi but may be as high as 10,000 psi when hard scale or roots are causing recurring blockages.

The jet blasts a water stream backwards at high velocity. The resulting “rocket” force propels it (and the trailing hose) up the pipe. It blasts clean the pipe wall and flushes debris back downstream, turning much of it into harmless slurry, which flows away.

The principle of high pressure drain jetting first appeared in 1960’s. Since then, the method has been improved dramatically. In 1980 Harben introduced the principle of “high pressure – low flow” drain cleaning to the US. Just after that we launched the Jump Jet system which dramatically increased the distance that could be cleaned by as much several hundred feet.

Now, for the first time, small trailer jetters could clear blocks that previously could only be tackled by very large and expensive truck mounted machines.

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Hydro jetting in action

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