What Is Drain Jetting?
Drain jetting uses high pressure water jets to remove blockages, get rid of debris, fats, oils, and grease build-up to maintain a healthy drainage system.
How Does High Pressure Drain Jetting Work?
High pressure drain jetting, or water jetting, is conducted by placing a high pressure hose into the offending drain. Water is then pumped down the hose from a self-contained jetting machine, creating a stream of water that is powerful enough to break down any congestion in the pipes. The pressurised water, contained within the pipes, creates a force that can break obstructions into smaller pieces, and push them through the drain or sewer. This leaves the drain clean and helps maintain it for future use.
Many of Metro Rod’s locations use their own Jet Vac Tankers, also known as combination or vacuum tankers that are specialized in:
- Cleaning and jetting out drain blockages
- Emptying waste containers or draining flooded systems
- Maintaining drainage systems, sewers and septic tanks
Combining high-pressure water jetting capabilities with powerful vacuum suction, this will be the tanker and engineering job to call for clearing debris and blockages in local pipes and sewers as the jetting function is powerful enough to clear entire sewer blockages. By jetting drains the service is powerful enough to remove tree roots, grease, scale, silt and other debris that will cause a blockage that can disrupt the flow of wastewater throughout a whole block.
At Metro Rod we use state-of-the-art drain jetting equipment designed to ensure your drains are free and clear again in no time.
How Can I Tell If My Drains Are Blocked?
It is an unfortunate fact of life that sometimes drains get blocked. Although this can be due to external factors, such as damaged pipes or unwanted intrusions, the majority of the time drains get blocked due to substance build up on the inside of the drain. This could be for any number of reasons, including the build-up of fats, oils or grease and non-flushable items such as wipes.
There are several core signs to look out for with blocked drains. These include:
- Toilets rising to the top or slowly draining when you flush
- Sinks and bathroom facilities draining slowly
- Bad smells coming from your drains or around your property
- Plugholes gargling when draining
- High water levels or flooding from gullies or around manholes
Maintaining Your Drains
High pressure water jetting can also be used as a method of maintaining drains to ensure they remain free from obstruction. Regular jetting and pre-planned maintenance (PPM), can protect pipes and remove excess residue, preventing build up and future blockages.
When to Call Your Local Metro Rod Team
If you suspect that your drains may be blocked, or if you are experiencing any of the core signs mentioned above it is important to contact your local Metro Rod team today.
If there is a stubborn clog or debris buildup in your plumbing system that cannot be cleared with traditional or domestic methods like snaking, then you will need more than a plumber. Signs that indicate this as mentioned are foul odours from sinks, slow drainage, noisy pipes and recurring plumbing issues. Metro Rod is unique in that the engineers and equipment are capable enough to handle both domestic and commercial grade drain jetting needs. With the best course of action being preventative maintenance to keep your drains clean and clear of blockages.
Here at Metro Rod, we are specialists when it comes to high pressure water jetting. All of our engineers are qualified to the internationally and industry recognised Water Jetting Association in Safety Awareness and Drain and Sewer modules and hold C&G 6150-02 confined space works certification to ensure the best possible results from any job they undertake.
Every depot in our nationwide network offers high pressure water jetting as a drain unblocking service. So, wherever you’re located in the UK, wherever your find yourself searching for “drain jetting near me”, we’re here to help.
If you’re struggling with a blocked or slow running drain, click to find your local depot or give us a call today on 0800 66 88 00.