What is Hydro Jetting?
Hydro jetting is the process of using a high-pressure flow of water to scour the interior surfaces of the plumbing pipes, removing scale, grease and other debris that’s built up inside the pipe walls over time. As opposed to rodding, where a plumber uses a tool to power a hole through the buildup, hydro jetting achieves a comprehensive cleaning of the pipes.
How Hydro Jetting Works
As you know, water under pressure is extremely powerful, so powerful that under the right conditions a water jet can cut through steel and aluminum.
Using a state-of-the-art pressure unit, we are able to pressurize ordinary water, controlling and propelling it under high pressure into your drain or sewer line. Since we use ordinary water under pressure, hydro jetting is environmentally safe and economical. Because we can use different nozzles and attachments, we not only control the cleaning process we can also direct the powerful streams of water to cut through the toughest blockages. By varying the water pressure and the volume of water we’re using we’re able to clean your sewer or drain line to “like new” condition.
In most cases, hydro jetting is a safe way to remove blockages that cause clogging. However, it is possible to cause further problems if a novice plumber employs hydro jetting in the sewer lines when tree-root penetration is significant. Always work with a plumber who will visually inspect the indoor plumbing system and the sewer lines using video camera equipment to assess the root of the problem before implementing any solution. If tree root infiltration has led to pipe damage or compromised the pipe’s waterproof coating, hydro jetting will not solve the problem, and can even lead to more problems, such as causing infiltration of rocks and soil through perforated septic lines. The plumber should also use video inspection after cleaning out plumbing pipes to assess the effectiveness of the hydro jetting, and the general condition of the pipes.
Is Hydro Jetting Right for You?
When done correctly, hydro jetting is a proven and effective method of restoring your pipes to their original condition. Not only does hydro jetting blow out clogs, it effectively cuts through roots and exposes root penetration. Waste water will drain and flow correctly, preventing new debris buildup and more clogging. Clean pipes will expose any leaking pipes, which will allow your plumber to take corrective action to repair them. In the long run, this entire process will keep your drains running correctly for a long time. What’s more important, you’ll save a lot of money.