If you noticed that the draining processes in your home have significantly slowed down in the past few days, you might have correctly guessed that your sewers were about to back up. Since cleaning out sewers is no easy task, relying on a professional to do so is often the most logical choice in this situation. However, whilst you would expect to hire a trusted professional for the job, there is always the occasional mistake, and in such instances, it is often worth it to have at least an idea of what the professional is doing. Below are some of the worst mistakes the professional you hired might make during the hydro jetting process – watch out for them so that you can avoid any unwanted incidents!
- Hydro jetting the inside drain lines – keep in mind that no matter the certification, if you find that your professional does this mistake, it is better to have him or her fired than to proceed with the task. Hydro jetting is the process through which a drain cleaner has high-pressure water pumped into the drains in order to clean them. It should be obvious, as such, that the method exerts a certain amount of stress on the tubing due to the pressure of the water – and this stress is not something that your inside drain lines can withstand. Hydro jetting the inner drain lines of your house can cause them to burst, and the clean-up process that follows is a lengthy and expensive one (which you should totally avoid). A professional who knows what he or she is doing will look for the main drain in the house (which connects to the outside drains).
- Foregoing visual inspections – as was mentioned above, hydro jetting can cause pipes to burst if they cannot withstand the pressure. This is why, prior to the process, the liquid waste disposal Brisbane lines should be inspected with a camera in order to confirm that they are in good conditions. If the pipes show signs of cracks or the like, they are likely to break under the pressure. Similarly, once the clean-up process has been concluded, another inspection is required to ensure that the job was correctly carried out. The professional should inspect the lines for any remaining residue build-up – which is quite common as build-ups can be quite persistent – and perform a second or third clean-up if residue is found. Check out more here https://www.vac-it.com.au/drain_cleaning_jet_rodding.html.
- Shallow insertion of the jetter – Prior to hydro jetting, the jetter will be inserted into the main drain line. The minimum depth at which the nozzle should be, before the process is commenced, is two feet – otherwise, the high pressure can easily cause the jetter to flail about and come out of the drain. As such, when the professional inserts the jetter, make sure that he or she properly inserts it deep enough (it would even be recommended to verbally remind him or her to do so if you feel something amiss).