hydro jetting

Have you considered the benefits of hydro jetting?

Hydro jetting is a method used for clearing clogged drains. While plumbing snakes have been used for a long time, hydro jetting is an innovative approach that offers improved efficiency.

This procedure is especially important for restaurants. A growing number of commercial kitchens are discovering the benefits of preventative drain jetting. As a restaurant owner, you don’t want to face a sudden overflow of grease and debris.

The lack of a proper jetting schedule subjects your restaurant to a risk of blockages that can cause further issues. The worst outcome is health hazards and property damage. In such a case, your business would have to temporarily shut down.

In the following paragraphs, we’ll cover the basics of hydro jetting. You’ll learn how your establishment can benefit from this recurring service and why you need to schedule simple jetting measures a few times per year.

The Starting Point: What Is Hydro Jetting?

Hydro jetting uses a high-pressure stream of water to loosen and remove debris from pipes and drains. This powerful stream of water courses through your sewer and kitchen lines, effectively blasting any obstructions from its path.

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Drain jetting equipment is efficient. You can count on the machine to remove practically all the food, residue, grease, and gunk from your drains.

Hydro jetting uses zero chemicals. No potentially harmful cleaning products are necessary. The procedure utilizes the physical power of pressurized water. Drain jetting is also cost-effective. It saves you time and money dealing with serious blockages and overflowing drains.

Quick Lowdown: Hydro Jetting vs Drain Snaking

Hydro jetting and drain snaking are two different methods for accomplishing the same goal. Drain snaking uses an auger, a long steel cable that has a coil at one end of it. When you insert that auger into a water line, the coil pierces clogged objects in the pipe.

While it’s true that drain snaking is a proven technique for clearing simple clogs in sewer lines, it doesn’t match up to the efficiency of hydro jetting. That’s because snaking is only able to clear a path that is as wide as the auger’s coil.

Snaking offers a temporary fix in a home environment. However, commercial kitchens require unique pressure and power that only jetting can deliver. The versatile nature of the hydro jetting allows the equipment to clear even the most stubborn commercial sewer lines.

Is Hydro Jetting Safe for My Pipes?

Drain jetting equipment creates powerful pressure. You are even able to remove metal build-up, tree roots, and other difficult objects with this method.

Improper use of this force can damage the piping. In some cases, the use of high-pressure drain cleaning equipment by untrained operators may lead to physical injuries. That’s why only qualified professionals should carry out hydro jetting cleaning. At Greasecycle, we have extensive experience and the right tools to deliver these services in a safe way.

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Preventative Jetting Maintenance Program

Our efficient approach at Greasecycle connects grease trap services and preventative jetting procedures. During your grease trap service, we’ll jet the lines leading from your grease trap to the kitchen’s trunk line.

Additionally, we’ll jet starting from the grease trap’s outlet to the sewer main (or for a minimum of 100 feet). Depending on your unique circumstances, our technicians will jet your lines two to four times a year.

What Is the Pressure of Hydro Jets?

Hydro jetting procedures use ultra-high pressures that can reach 4,000 to 8,000 PSI. The usual flow rate goes up to 18 GPM. This is why hydro jetting delivers excellent results. The accompanying forces are extremely strong.

Does Hydro Jetting Destroy Plastic Pipes?

While it’s true that hydro jet equipment uses extreme pressure, qualified technicians know how to use this equipment without damaging your pipes.

Neglected Grease Traps and Hydro Jetting

Usually, we conduct hydro jetting as a preventative measure when we service the grease traps in a commercial kitchen. But sometimes the grease trap have been neglected for some time.

In these cases, the solids have started to accumulate onto the bottom of the device. The drain lines connected to the trap fill with the solids. That process leads to the obstructions of the water flow.

The cleaning of the grease trap isn’t enough. The lines connecting to the septic need to be blasted with the powerful force that only hydro jetting equipment can provide. It’s highly recommended to schedule preventative measures after this emergency service is carried out.


In a Nutshell: Why You Need Hydro Jetting

Restaurants reap considerable benefits from hydro jetting procedures. As commercial kitchens have intense schedules with high traffic volumes, grease and food waste can start building up in the lines.

Even if you have strict waste management protocols in place, some potentially obstructive food items can still end up in the water lines. While having a grease trap is essential for a commercial kitchen, drain jetting is extremely beneficial.

Drain jetting is cost-efficient and easy. Our experienced team at Greasecycle can conduct hydro jetting as part of your routine grease trap servicing.

For more information, contact Greasecycle.