What is a Water Jetter and Why Do Plumbers Use It to Unblock Drains?

Got a Blocked toilet or over flowing drain when it rains?

Having a blocked drain at any time is a uniquely terrible situation. Somehow, something always seems to go wrong just when you want to go away, or when you are in such a rush that you have no energy to sort it out a blocked toilet.

A water jetter is a high-pressure water cleaning tool that drainage plumbers use to unblock drains and pipes. It is a powerful and versatile tool that can be used to clear a variety of blockages, including:

  • Grease and soap scum buildup
  • Tree roots
  • Debris from construction or renovations
  • Hard objects, such as toys or jewelry

How Does a Water Jetter Work?

A water jetter works by forcing water through a hose at a high pressure of up to 5000kpa. The water is then directed through a nozzle, which creates a powerful jet stream. This jet stream can break up blockages and flush debris out of the pipes.

Why Do Plumbers Use Water Jetters?

Plumbers use water jetters for a number of reasons. They are:

  • Effective: Water jetters can clear even the most stubborn blockages.
  • Efficient: Water jetters can clear drains quickly and easily.
  • Versatile: Water jetters can be used to clear a variety of blockages.
  • Safe: Water jetters are safe for use on most pipes and drains.

In addition to clearing blockages, water jetters can also be used to:

  • Clean pipes and drains
  • Remove scale buildup
  • Cut through roots
  • Locate hidden leaks

Benefits of Using a Water Jetter to Unblock Drains

There are many benefits to using a water jetter to unblock drains, including:

  • Thorough cleaning: Water jetters can clean the entire length of a pipe, removing all traces of debris.
  • Reduced risk of damage: Water jetters are less likely to damage pipes than other drain cleaning methods, such as drain snakes.
  • Prevents future clogs: Water jetters can help to prevent future clogs by removing all of the debris from the pipes.

How to book a Plumber Who Uses a Water Jetter

If you are considering using a water jetter to unblock your drains, it is important to choose a plumber who has experience using this type of equipment. You should also ask the plumber if they have cameras (CCTV) equipment to be able to inspect the drainage pipes and  tell you why you got the blockage in the first place and they should also be able to see exactly where the problem is in the sewer or sortmwater pipe if a repair is needed down the road.     

Water jetters are a powerful and versatile tool that can be used to clear a variety of blockages in pipes and drains. They are a safe and effective way to keep your plumbing system running smoothly. If you are having problems with blocked drains, contact Zebra Plumbing who use water jetters and cameras to get the job done quickly and efficiently so you know the jobs been done right the first time.

They have excellent, 24/7 emergency services around the Melbourne area, and will be able to have your problem sussed and handled on the same day. 

Zebra Plumbing also has excellent customer service, making sure not to disrupt your home too much when they’re coming in and out, or even when pumping high pressure water into the pipes. They will even make sure to tidy up before heading off, leaving your home spick and span. 

Finally, they can reline and repair the pipe if it has cracked or burst from the blockage, as they make sure to carry around appropriate tools for nearly any pipe in the van when they head out on the job.

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