April 24, 2024

Hydro Jetting is Now Available from GEM Service

Commercial and industrial facilities experience the common problem of debris getting into floor drains and pipes, interfering with day-to-day operation. In response to numerous customer requests about solving this frustrating problem, GEM Service has invested in the latest hydro jetting equipment to quickly solve just about any kind of pipe or drain line clog.

Regardless of what’s causing the clog, a highly effective solution is now available from GEM Service: .

Whether it’s to perform regular maintenance, or to clear a clogged drain line, a GEM Service technician will solve the problem by using a hose with a special cutting head to blast high-pressure water into the pipe and clear the clog. The machine has enough hose length to run from the facility to the street or in reverse.

The truth is, regular maintenance of sewer and drain lines is an often-overlooked job of the facility management team. And neglecting regular maintenance can lead to costly repairs, disruptions in operations, and potential health hazards for occupants.

And, even if you do perform regular sewer and drain line maintenance, it never fails that an unexpected clog happens at 3 a.m. on a Sunday!

Many materials can block and cause damage to sewer lines such as fats, oils, grease, minerals, mud, sludge, dirt, and tree roots, which commonly clog sewers.

While there are a variety of machines, nozzles, and other tools that can tackle these jobs, hydro jetting remains one of the easiest and safest methods to clear out sewer and drain lines. This technique not only dislodges and clears obstructions, but also serves as preventive maintenance to mitigate sewage backups.

How Can Hydro Jetting Benefit You and Your Facility?

  • Versatile: Hydro jetting can address a wide range of obstructions, making it suitable for industrial and commercial facilities.
  • Highly Effective: Unlike traditional methods that may only provide a temporary solution, hydro jetting delivers thorough and long-lasting results. Sewer and drain blockages are responsible for hundreds of plumbing service calls every year, and the regular use of hydro jetting can help significantly reduce that number.
  • Faster and More Sanitary: Hydro jetting offers a quicker and more sanitary solution compared to manual methods or chemical treatments. It minimizes downtime and disruption to your facility’s operations while maintaining a hygienic environment for occupants.
  • Prevents Future Clogs: By regularly scheduling hydro jetting maintenance (see below), you can proactively prevent future clogs and blockages. Plus, untreated blockages in sewer lines can lead to a significant reduction in flow capacity, increasing the risk of backups and potential damage to infrastructure. Regular hydro jetting can help avoid these risks.
  • Cost-Effective and Long-Lasting: The cost of emergency repairs due to sewer backups is much higher than the cost of routine hydro jetting maintenance.
  • Non-Invasive: Unlike traditional methods that may require excavation or invasive techniques, hydro jetting is minimally disruptive to your facility’s surroundings. It preserves landscaping, pavement, and other structures while effectively cleaning out sewer and drain lines.
  • Environmentally Friendly: Hydro jetting is an environmentally conscious choice for drain and sewer cleaning. It relies solely on high-pressure water without the need for harsh chemicals, making it safer for the environment, occupants, and workers alike.

How Often Should You Hydro Jet?

The frequency of drain jetting depends on several factors, including:

  • age of the property
  • frequency of use
  • type of waste that goes down the drain

In general, we recommend having your facility’s drains jetted at least once per year to prevent blockages and ensure that your drains are flowing freely.

By incorporating hydro jetting into your facility maintenance plan and scheduling regular cleanings, you can ensure that your sewer and drain lines remain clear and functional, reducing the likelihood of costly disruptions and ensuring a safe and healthy environment for all occupants.

To get more hydro jetting details and schedule an appointment, contact GEM Service:

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