Don’t underestimate the power of pressurized water. Sewer jetters are incredible money making machines that are used in a variety of industries from plumbers to industrial farming to municipal work. Many industries rely on drain jetters to remove debris, clear drains, and pressure wash surfaces. If you could use a jetter for your line of work, learn what you need to know about high pressure sewer jetters below.
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What is a Sewer Jetter?
A sewer jetter is an industrial piece of equipment that uses high pressure water to clean sewers, pipes, and other surfaces. These industrial drain cleaners can be fitted with a water tank sized per the requirements of the operator. Depending on access to water, jet operators may find they need water storage anywhere from 100 gallons to 1000 gallons. In addition, most US Jetting units are built with a high quality Hatz engine which drives the US Jetting run dry pump. A variety of sewer jetter hoses can be mounted on the hydro jetter depending on pressure and flow required for the application. The most popular jetting model, the 4000PSI at 18GPM, uses US Jetting’s brand of ½” high pressure hose rated for 16k burst pressure. This hose is specifically designed for longevity and durability while jetting while maintaining a high level of safety.
It is also important to note that sewer jetters are very powerful equipment, so all operators should be well-versed with the safety needs and best practices of working with high pressure sewer jetters. US Jetting offers various safety equipment including gloves, vests, jackets, and boots that are all designed to protect against high pressure water strikes.
Uses of Sewer Jetters
Hydro jetters are used for a variety of applications, but most commonly by plumbers to clean sewer pipes. However, that is not their only use. Here are some of the many application for sewer jetters:
Types of Sewer Jetters
Uses of Sewer Jetters
The Cost of Sewer Jetters
As with all high quality machinery, there is always a cost that comes with it. At US Jetting, we understand that we are not the cheapest sewer jetting unit, and we take pride in the fact that our prices reflect our estimation of the quality of the machines we build. To offset that, we work with many financing companies that can help any new jet operator get into the jetting industry with low monthly costs.
In addition, we encourage new operators to evaluate the potential earnings from the lucrative plumbing business. Most plumbing companies can charge $450+ per hour with a two hour minimum for jet jobs, which makes a $1000 monthly financial payment highly achievable.
If you’re still unsure about the cost of a sewer jetter, you might consider renting first. Rentals will give you the opportunity to handle the machine, see if it is up to your specific tasks, and understand more of its operating costs before you take the plunge and commit to one model. Sewer jet rentals are available at the Georgia and California branches of US Jetting.