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Should I hydro jet my sewer line?

Sewer Maintenance

Sewer maintenance is a topic that tends to get overlooked until it is too late. It is easy to take for granted that if we don't see any issues, then everything is fine. However, the truth is, if a sewer is well designed, well-built, and does not have any issues, and you don't put a lot of fat down it, it will be okay for a very long time with no maintenance. But if it has issues, you need to call a reliable, experienced plumber that you can count on to get the job done right and on budget.

Call French Connection Plumbing (916) 833-7618 to schedule. 

Prevent Expensive Service Calls with Hydro Jetting Maintenance

Don't wait until it's too late! Our team of expert technicians provides Hydro Jetting services to keep your sewer system running smoothly, avoiding costly after-hours maintenance calls. This is especially important for older sewer systems where prevention is key.

Sewer Camera

If you have any doubts about your sewer system running efficiently, the only real way to know is to have a camera put down the sewer line. This will help identify any potential issues before they become major problems. If it is in good shape, then you can rest easy. 

If a problem is detected with your sewer line, you'll need to decide whether to invest in repairs or continue calling a plumber to hydro jet it out. Prompt action is often crucial in addressing a sewer line problem before it escalates.

Call French Connection Plumbing (916) 833-7618 to schedule your Sewer Camera Service!

Older Homes Need Regularly Scheduled Sewer Line Maintenance 

Regularly scheduled maintenance of sewer lines is important. Especially in older homes where the pipes tend to have quite a few roots damaging the lines. Most homeowner's insurance policies do not cover plumbing, and most cities are only responsible for the main sewer line. The homeowner is responsible for the line between the home and the main sewer line. So, it is better to spend a couple of hundred dollars every couple of years than end up with several thousand dollars of expenses and sewage backing up into your home.

One way to maintain your sewer lines is to have them inspected and cleaned by a professional plumber. At French Connection Plumbing, we recommend Hydro Jetting. This specialized equipment will remove any buildup or blockages in the pipes. 

You can also take some preventative measures to reduce the risk of damage to your sewer lines, such as avoiding flushing non-biodegradable items down the toilet and being mindful of what you pour down your sink drains. By taking these steps, you can help ensure that your sewer lines continue to function properly and avoid costly repairs down the line.

Snake or Hydro Jet? Know the difference

When it comes to clearing clogged pipes, there are two main tools that plumbers use: plumbing snakes and hydro jets. A plumbing snake, also known as an auger, is a long, flexible metal cable with a tip that can be inserted into a drain or pipe to break up or remove clogs. It works by rotating the cable, which grinds away at the clog until it is cleared.

On the other hand, a hydro jet is a high-pressure hose that sprays water into the pipes to clear out clogs. The water pressure is strong enough to blast away even the toughest blockages, including grease, tree roots, and mineral buildup. Hydro jets are often used for more severe clogs or to clean out pipes for preventative maintenance.

Plumbing snakes are a good option for smaller clogs or when you need to remove a specific item from a drain, while hydro jets are better for more serious blockages or for routine maintenance to keep pipes clear. 

Why Schedule Regular Maintenance to Clean Out Your Sewer Line?

While this may seem like a way for plumbers to ensure job security, it's actually the best course of action in the long run. It's like changing your car's oil every 3,000 miles – it may not be essential, but it can help prevent more significant problems down the line. So, don't neglect your sewer line. By doing so, you can avoid costly and unpleasant surprises.


Call French Connection Plumbing (916) 833-7618 to schedule your Sewer Camera or Hydro Jetting Service!


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