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How does a hydro jetter work? Everything you need to know about high pressure jetting!

What is a hydro jetter?

A hydro jetter is a tool used for cleaning drains and pipes. It works by using a high-pressure stream of water to blast away blockages and buildup inside pipes.

The hydro jetter consists of a high-pressure water pump, a long hose, and a specialized nozzle that directs the water stream. The pump generates a high-pressure flow of water, typically between 1500 and 4000 PSI (pounds per square inch). The water is forced through the hose and out of the nozzle at a very high velocity.

When the nozzle is inserted into the pipe, the high-pressure water stream shoots out in all directions, creating a circular motion that blasts away any debris or buildup on the walls of the pipe. The water pressure is strong enough to break up tree roots, grease, and other stubborn blockages.

The operator of the hydro jetter can control the pressure and flow of water to ensure that the cleaning process is effective without causing damage to the pipe. The hydro jetter is typically used in commercial and industrial settings, but can also be used in residential settings for particularly stubborn blockages.


Operating a hydro jetter

Operating a hydro jetter involves several steps, and it is important to follow proper safety procedures to avoid injury. Here are the basic steps for operating a hydro jetter:

Wear proper protective gear: Before using the hydro jetter, make sure you are wearing the appropriate safety gear, including gloves, safety glasses, and ear protection.

Inspect the equipment: Check the hydro jetter for any damage or leaks before using it. Ensure that all connections are secure and that the hose is free from kinks or knots.

Insert the nozzle into the pipe: Insert the hydro jetter nozzle into the pipe that needs to be cleaned. Make sure the nozzle is securely in place.

Turn on the hydro jetter and adjust the pressure to the appropriate level for the job.

Start cleaning: Move the hydro jetter back and forth along the length of the pipe, directing the high-pressure water stream at any buildup or blockages. As the debris is dislodged, it will be carried away by the water flow.

Once the cleaning is complete, turn off the hydro jetter.

Clean and maintain the equipment: After using the hydro jetter, clean and store it properly. Regular maintenance, such as cleaning the nozzle and water filter, and replacing worn parts, will help prolong the life of the equipment and ensure optimal performance.

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