Can I use drain jetting equipment myself?
A blocked drain can be a huge inconvenience, and a huge source of stress. The important thing is not to panic, as there are many ways to get rid of a blockage, and you must act quickly. A blockage will never go away on its own so to avoid being faced with a far more difficult and expensive problem you must act quickly. High pressure water jetting is a technique that is commonly used among professional drain technicians.
The process of high pressure water jetting is simple – water is run down the drain through a high pressure hose with a jetting nozzle. The high pressure of the water means it hits the blockage at a much higher force, meaning it can tackle almost all blockages no matter what size they are. This makes drain jetting a very popular choice among drain engineers. The hose allows for more flexibility which means it can make its way around the bends and turns in a pipe, allowing it to reach blockages that are further away. High pressure water jetting can be used to tackle blockages that are caused by many things including food waste, foreign objects, and it can even remove a tree root.
Despite the simplicity of the job, it is a much wiser choice to call out a drain engineer to help you to tackle the blockage. The equipment required for drain jetting is very expensive, and it is a much cheaper option to call out a drain technician.
You would need to be using the equipment regularly enough to justify the cost of purchasing it, and one of the things that makes this technique so popular is that it completely eradicates blockages and so thoroughly clears drains that you won’t be faced with another blockage again. You also need to be aware of the safety precautions with using drain jetting equipment, which is why you will be much better off calling a drain engineer as this guarantees that the procedure will be done correctly and you won’t risk hurting yourself or damaging your property in the process.
The best thing you can do for your drains is to take regular precautionary steps to prevent them from becoming blocked. The number one culprit for blocking a drain is flushing away waste that should be thrown in the bin. Kitchen sinks become easily blocked when food waste is incorrectly flushed down the drain. Food substances that are fatty, greasy or oily will stick to the walls of your drains and over time, if this sort of waste is continually disposed of down the sink, the buildup will increase in size and even severity. Toilets can also become blocked when items such as nappies, sanitary items, and baby wipes are flushed away.
These sorts of items do not break down quickly enough to be washed away smoothly with the water, and will very easily block your toilet. The main problem with this is that if you continue to flush the toilet, the wastewater will spill over the bowl as it cannot be washed away.
The bacteria in the wastewater will contaminate the surfaces in your home, and if you come into contact with these surfaces then you run the risk of becoming ill from infection. To protect yourself and everyone who lives at the property from harm, make sure to properly dispose of all waste in the bin and avoid a blockage.