Most citizens are unaware of what goes on above and beneath the surface of their cities, streets and even homes when it comes to wastewater and stormwater. Cleaning and maintaining those established and intricate underground and above-ground systems is essential to the health and safety of a community. Obstructions in a line, such as roots, grease or debris, and even broken pipe and joint failures can cause major issues to a sewer system, while stormwater runoff can leave behind gravel, sand, leaves and other debris that will clog a storm sewer system as well. Whether addressing emergency situations or performing preventative maintenance such as routine cleaning, municipalities and contractors depend on sewer cleaning equipment that is reliable and efficient.
Municipalities and contractors use two systems for sewer cleaning, jetting and vacuuming. Jetting is a process in which a high-pressure water hose with a sewer jetting nozzle is pushed into a pipeline. High-pressure water is released to dislodge dirt and flush it away into a gully hole. As the dirt is removed, the nozzle continues to move deeper into the sewer. Sewer cleaners also use vacuuming to remove solids and water in addition to jetting. Jetters and sewer cleaners are versatile tools for maintaining the integrity and functionality of sewer systems, promoting public health and protecting the environment.