Blocked drainage pipes aren’t just annoying, they can cause other problems in your house. Blocked drains that keep water from draining can lead to water damage. Hydro-jetting is an effective method to fix this problem. When you call a plumber to fix clogs in your drains, you may think the only options available are drain-snakes, drain cleaners, and other more traditional methods. Sometimes, these methods don’t work, and you still have clogging drains. This is when you would consider hydro-jetting. Here are five facts you need to know about hydro-jetting.
There Are No Chemicals Involved
As the name implies, hydro-jetting cleans your pipes with highly pressurized water. With no chemicals involved, you don’t need to worry about potential chemical damage to your plumbing system. Instead, hydro-jetting blasts and washes away clogs and residue with just water. This lack of harsh chemicals makes hydro-jetting more environmentally-friendly than alternatives.
It Gets Hard To Reach Places
Some clogs, drain-snakes cannot reach, and in some cases, pipes might have to be dug up in order to fix the problem. Hydro-jetting can clear these hard to reach places because it is able to go deeper into your plumbing system, in a non-invasive way. Hydro-jetting sends pressurized water through your pipes, making it so that they do not need to be dug up in order to have stubborn clogs deep in your system fixed. Because hydro-jetting is just water, you also don’t need to worry about accidental holes hooked into your pipes, as you might with a drain-snake.
It Gives A More Intense Clean
Since hydro-jetting involves such highly pressurized water, it has better capabilities for clearing out clogs and debris in your plumbing. It clears residue, like hair and grease and food particles, that can build up in your pipes, that causes your pipes to move slower. It can clear sand and rocks and stubborn blockages, getting at those major clogs that can be especially difficult to break apart.
It Prevents Future Clogs
With how hydro-jetting flushes away not just the major clogs, but also residue on the walls of your pipes, this prevents future clogs from forming. If your pipes are cleaned out this effectively, it’s a lot harder for clogs to form. Thus, it not only resolves your current problem, but helps keep you from having it again in the future, making hydro-jetting a long-lasting solution.
It Needs To Be Done By A Professional
Hydro-jetting does involve a lot of high-pressure water in your pipes, which can potentially damage your pipes. You should only hire a professional plumber who is familiar with the process. If someone is not experienced with hydro-jetting, they can end up damaging your systems.
There are multiple instances in which hydro-jetting would not work for you, such as if your pipes are old or have damage. Hydro-jetting can worsen said damage because of the amount of force it uses. A professional plumber can evaluate your systems and determine what is best for you. If other methods do not work and it looks like your system can handle it, they’ll use hoses to jet your pipes. There are different hose sizes available that a plumber can decide from to choose the best option for you.
Want A Consult On Hydro-Jetting?
If you have stubborn clogs that won’t go away, call a professional and see if hydro-jetting is an option for you. At S & B Plumbing, we provide expert service, such as hydro-jetting, and ensure the appropriate measures are taken when working with your plumbing. For more information about hydro-jetting or for any other plumbing queries, contact us at S & B Plumbing today!