Sewers and Drains

Inspection, cleaning, repair and replacement

For small pesky clogs or major back ups, Nieman Plumbing can clear things out with a wide range of services from high-powered jetting, relining, repair and replacement. Nieman Plumbing is your guaranteed way to get rid of the dirt, debris and grease that could become your next major drain or sewer clog. And because most drain and sewer clogs go undetected until it’s too late, Nieman can inspect your drains using a video camera inspection service to determine the health of your drains and sewers. Contact Nieman to keep your drains and sewers moving.

Nieman Offers High Pressure Jetting Services

Nieman Plumbing and Restoration Piping Technologies are now offering High Pressure Jetting services. High Pressure jetting service offers an alternative to your standard augering/drain snaking technolgy.

Standard drain snaking technology involved a motor spinning a steel cable with a cutting head attached to the end. The cable is then fed into the pipe and either chewed, cut or mashed whatever it comes into contact with. This technology was invented in 1933 and has served as the primary means for cleaning pipes.

Many plumbers today still use the traditional means of cleaning sewers through a drain snaking style type device. However, High Pressure jetters offer an alternative solution and newer technology than the traditional drain snaking for cleaning sewers. Many times, a combination of both types of devices can provide a great solution for clogged or root infested pipes.

In terms of effectiveness, the drain snaking device is extremely useful in allowing the pipe to drain and effectively can clear a blocked drain or clogged pipe. In terms of adequately cleaning the pipe and providing a longer term solution, the high pressure jetter with an effective end nozzle can be a very beneficial device in removing tree roots and other growth which develops along the pipe line.

High Pressure Jetting is comonly becoming the preferred method of re-establishing water flow. High pressure jetting not only removes a blockage but washes away all debris found within a pipe. Using high pressure water is faster and less physically labor intensive than use of a mechanical rodding or cable machine. High Pressure Jetting units maintain constant working pressure and cleaning power at the nozzle end.

Mechanical machines will lose cutting and torque power as rod or cable distances increase within pipelines from the point of entry. High Pressure Jetting has another advantage over cable or rodding machines. Where access is difficult, a lightweight, flexible jet hose is a safer and more practical solution. Pipelines that are suspended from ceilings or catwalks are easily cleaned using a high pressure jetting hose rather than a heavy, cumbersome mechanical drain cleaning machine. Cleaning vertical stacks or vents is easier with a high pressure jetting unit and lightweight jetting hose than with heavy drain cleaning cables or rods.

Over the past 70 years sewer & drain lines have been installed with little or no attention paid to routine pipeline maintenance. The "bury and forget" or "out of sight, out of mind" attitudes toward sewer lines has now led to a growing maintenance and rehabilitation industry. With increased collection system integrity & environmental concerns, inspection of wastewater collection systems has become a major market application for high pressure jetting units. Pre-cleaning of sewer and drain pipelines with high pressure water prior to televised inspection (CCTV) surveys for determination of pipeline structural integrity is now a recognized standard operating procedure. Cleaning and CCTV inspection of laterals and pipes under buildings for structural defects is also growing in demand, especially at the time of property transfers.

If you have any questions about these new developments in our industry, don't hesitate to call our office for more details.

Your Friendly Staff at Nieman Plumbing.