Pipe and drain unblocking and cleaning is commonly performed by a technique known as Drain Jetting or High Pressure Water Jetting. This is the application of streams of high water pressure for use within pipes for cleaning and removal of debris. Water at the correct pressure can cut roots, dissolve blockages, and emulsify grease and soaps while cleaning pipe wall surfaces.
As part of the jetting process, the water from the nozzle can also wash away accumulated dirt or debris on the bottom of the pipe at the same time.
For drain jetting, a jetting nozzle is attached to the end of a length of high pressure hose with the other end connected to a high pressure water pump. Jetting nozzles have small precision machined openings or jets to restrict water flow from the jetting pump, causing high pressure to build within the hose. As the pressurized water is expelled from the nozzle jets it reverts from pressure to velocity creating thrust that allows the nozzle to pull the jetting hose through.
With the system pressurized, high pressure jetting hose coiled on a hydraulic reel is released by the operator who controls the travel speed and distance of the nozzle up the pipe. Pressurized water expelled from the nozzle jets cleans debris, removes pipe blockages or roots and also cleans the inside of the pipe while travelling through the pipe. Cleaning is achieved when the hose is being rewound onto the hydraulic reel. During this action, water from the nozzle jets effectively forms a curtain or wall of high pressure water that forces or pulls back debris allowing it to flow downstream.
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