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4 Reasons to Consider Sewer Jetting

Struggling with a slow drain? Maybe your sewage has started to back up into the house and you’ve tried everything to remove the clog, but nothing seems to work. It could be time to consider sewer jetting. What is sewer jetting and why might it be the best course of action?

What Is Sewer Jetting?

Sewer jetting is nothing more than the process of using high-pressure water to remove sludge, dirt, and blockages from sewer pipes. You might be more familiar with it as hydro jetting or water jetting – both amount to the same thing. Specially designed, high-pressure water nozzles spray jets of water into the pipe to cut through built-up debris or clogging material and restore normal flow to the sewer. 

Why should you consider sewer jetting, though?


First, sewer jetting is one of the most efficient ways to restore normal operation to your sewer pipes. Other options, such as attempting to use a snake to clear away the clog usually only provide partial resolution. 

Snakes cannot remove the entirety of a blockage and often only remove just enough to get things flowing once more. Within a short time, debris will build up once more and you’ll have to call the plumbing company again. Sewer jetting, on the other hand, can cut through even thick build-up and thoroughly clean your sewer pipes.

Environmentally Friendly

Many drain clog removers are powerful enough to dissolve build-up, but they’re environmentally damaging. The chemicals in these solutions also don’t go away. They become part of the municipal water supply if your sewage is treated and then recycled once more. Sewer jetting uses no chemicals and is completely environmentally friendly.


Many things can cause clogs in your sewer lines. Sludge, debris, and build-up from years of use are three of the most common, but there are others. For instance, tree roots can grow into your sewer line and block the flow. As you can imagine, removing tree roots can be a time-consuming, expensive process. Sewer jetting can cut through tree roots, offering a faster, more economical option for homeowners.


Sewer jetting is usually safe for most types of pipes. However, old pipes and those in poor condition may not be good candidates for the process. Your plumbing specialist can inspect your pipes and determine if jetting is safe.

Don’t let build-up, debris, and sludge affect your life. Consider sewer jetting and discuss your needs with Open Drains today.

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