Friday, November 21, 2014
If you have ever experienced a clogged drain, you know how frustrating it can be. Traditional remedies such as plumbing snakes and liquid drain cleaners are not always the most effective in solving the issue. Sometimes you need something with a little more power. That’s where jetters come in.
How do Jetters Work?
Jetters, often referred to as sewer or drain jetters, are a special type of equipment that uses highly pressurized water to blast away buildup from the inside of pipes. Jetters work by sending a high pressure stream of water through the drain. The hose used for the stream of water is equipped with a special nozzle, which propels it through the drain, clearing out all the debris in its path.
Jetters come in two main styles; electric and gas, and can use both cold and hot water depending on the intended use.
Electric jetters are smaller and lighter weight than gas jetters, and are generally not as powerful. Because of this, they are a little bit less expensive than gas jetters. Another advantage of electric jetters is they can be used indoors. This makes them far more popular among homeowners compared to gas jetters.
Gas jetters are built to clear the toughest clogged drains. They are more powerful than electric jetters, and can only be used outdoors. Because of their increased power, gas jetters are commonly used to clear debris from sewage lines.
Cold Water vs. Hot Water
Jetters are available with both cold water and hot water capabilities. Cold water jetters are usually a little bit less expensive because they are limited in their cleaning applications compared to hot water jetters. Hot water jetters are recommended for heavy-duty applications, and for cleaning grime and grease.