Sewers and Drains

Inspection, cleaning, repair and replacement

For small pesky clogs or major back ups, Nieman Plumbing offers a wide range of services from high-powered jetting, relining, repair and replacement. Nieman is your guaranteed way to remove the dirt, debris and grease that could become your next clog. 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 high pressure jetter

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.

How does it compare to traditional methods?

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.

The drain snaking device is extremely useful for effectively clearing a blocked drain or clogged pipe. But for cleaning and a longer term solution, the high pressure jetter is a very beneficial device. It removes 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 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 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.

Routine Maintenance

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 led to a growing need for maintenance and rehabilitation.

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.

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