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What to look for in high pressure water jetters

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article image A good water jetter allows single person operation with the machine staying on the vehicle, eliminating any heavy lifting or WHS risks

The Jetters Edge supplies high pressure water jetters for clearing blocked drains.

Compact water jetters such as the Racejet 4300 have been made specifically for plumbers, by plumbers to replace the old powered eel. 

High pressure water jetters deliver several benefits compared to an eel during the execution of drain clearing work. Water jetters are easier and faster to operate with no electricity required to run them. Operated by simply connecting the jetter to a garden tap, the user has no risk of electrocution. The equipment allows single person operation with the machine staying on the vehicle, eliminating any heavy lifting or WHS risks. Post-use cleaning is also simple with only the hose needing to be wiped off.

Water jetters also come with a mini reel that can hold double the length of two eel cable carriers full of cables. The no-mess drain clearing makes the jetter suitable for use even within homes or offices. The efficient drain cleaning equipment can clear blocks in half the time, allowing the contractor to take up more jobs in a day.

Water jetters scrub the inside of the pipes using only water without damaging the pipes, and can also be used to clean gutters and driveways.

Depending on their use, water jetters will require regular maintenance every 6 – 12 months. Premium jet hoses, in the right hands will last many years on the mini reel and on the main feed reel. Racejet water jetters feature low water and low oil cut-out switches to prevent damage to the engine and pump in addition to a battery switch to extend their AGM battery life up to 3 years. 

Do due diligence before buying a water jetter including market research, check pump and engine quality, ask for customer referrals and be ready to pay a bit more for a better quality jetter such as the Racejet. Buying a proven brand will save the user thousands of dollars down the road. Make sure the jetter comes with high quality hardened stainless steel nozzles.

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