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What Is Sewer Jetting?

What Is Sewer Jetting?

Sewer jetting, also known as hydro jetting, is a method licensed plumbers use to clear sewer mains and other lines. A sewer jetter operates by spraying water at high pressures to remove grease, blockages, and other waste inside sewer mains. Similar to a power washer that removes dirt and grime from decks and the siding of your home.

Do You Need Your Lines Jetted?

Zeek Plumbing typically recommends having a camera run through your sewer main or snaking the line before sewer jetting. However, restaurants and meat processing facilities often fill their sewer main with grease. The snake can clear a normal clog, but may have issues with a line packed with grease. The camera can help you see into the line to see if there is a break, if roots are blocking the line, or if the line even needs to be jetted. The jetter can clear all of the grease, but it will have issues if the pipe is broken or split.

Operating A Jetter

The concept of a jetter is fairly simple, but should only be operated by a licensed plumber. You connect water to the jetter, turn the machine on, and feed the jetter hose through the line you would like to clear. The hose is typically self propelled by the pressurized water, but you still need to assist in feeding the hose through the main. Depending on the nozzle at the end of the hose, there will be water spraying against the walls of the piping clearing debris. There are other hose attachments which can change the direction of the pressurized water.

What Does A Jetter Remove?

Zeek Plumbing typically sewer jets for commercial buildings, restaurants, meat processing facilities, etc. Sewer jetting is used to clear solidified grease, silt, and scale build up. However, Zeek Plumbing has also cleared sand, roots, waste, and fabric from the inside of sewer piping. Snaking the sewer main clears the clog, but can leave a portion of the debris inside the piping. Sewer jetting can clean and clear the remaining debris and grease from the inside.

Zeek Plumbing is always available at 866-635-0200 if you have any questions about whether or not your sewer main should be jetted. Please also refer to our Book Online Form if you would like to schedule a sewer jetting service.

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If ever you are in need of a plumber, look no further than Zeek Plumbing. We had a water leak going from the street to the house hook up. The repair was completed in an efficient and professional manner and the people were a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend and will definitely use them again.
Sharee C.
I noticed a small leak in our kitchen ceiling and knew it was the upstairs toilet which was very old. I called a ton of plumbers and left messages. Zeek was the 1st plumber to call me back early Monday morning and advised me on next steps so we could get the new toilet installed and taken care of. The two reps were knowledgeable, friendly, explained the issue, what they found and what they were doing. They were also super sweet to my toddler. Price for install was on par with what they had quoted. Highly recommend and will use again (hopefully not for a leak).
Aimee D.
Found our water heater was leaking terribly on a Friday. Called 4 plumbers in the area and NOT one called me back even now 2 weeks later. I finally called Zeeks to see if they service my area. First, a person actually answered right away and was willing to help us right away. Customer Service was impeccable and gave pricing and was at my house ready to install a new hot water heater Saturday morning at 8am!! The 2 guys were friendly, knowledgeable, clean and efficient. Zeeks saved alot of stress as we were leaving for vacation on Monday morning!! Will definitely recommend and will call them first in the future!!
Kelly G.
Zeek Plumbing installed new gas line for pool heater. I am very happy with their work and customer service. Would definitely recommend them for plumbing needs.
Chris D.
Zeek plumbing was quick to reply to my phone message, order the necessary part and schedule an appointment. I appreciated the swift action and courteous response.
Doretta H.
On time, clean and very professional. The job turned out to be bigger than expected and they exceeded my expectations! Thank you!
Carole Ann S.
We have a fairly new radiant heat system that was not installed by Zeek. All of a sudden we had no heat on the second floor. Rich and Ryan immediately determined that the pressure tank originally installed was not the correct one, replaced that part and had the system up and running for us. We had another issue a few days later. Rich returned immediately and took care of the problem at no cost to us.We are very happy to have found Zeek (and Rich) and we look forward to working with them in the future!
Joseph H.
Very professional very fast and very friendly. Over all amazing service by Bill. He took the time to do the job right n make sure it was working properly without wasting time. And took the time to explain what was causing the problems. Would recommend to anyone who needs a plumber. Extremely satisfied.Update, 2 days later had issues and called them back, with in 24 hrs they came back to resolve the problem. Sent multiple guys to find where the issue was in the system. Located a bad pipe and replaced it. All is flowing good now thankyou so much for working with us to resolve this issue.
peter H.
We are sooo happy with our experiences with Zeek! We had them out twice - they did a bunch of repairs for us and then when it turned out the problem was deeper than we thought they came back and stuck with it until they figured it out. They were professional, neat, safe and thorough. Huge thanks to Rich for coming out to diagnose the problem and the whole team for hanging in until it was fixed!
Christine E.
Responded quickly, Bill did a great job, no mess. Would definitely recommend...
Vivian D.
We woke up to see a leak coming through our kitchen ceiling, and we feared the worst. Tim and RJ were great. They diagnosed and solved the issue quickly and gave me a very fair price. Very considerate and professional. Highly recommended these guys.
Cristopher N.
Good services, fast response and Steve very helpful.Bill came to my house and fix the boiler.Reasonable price.Will call them again..
Nelson J.

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