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How Effective is Hydro Jetting?

How Effective is Hydro Jetting?

Hydro-jetting is a main staple of the modern-day plumber and allows you to watch your drain problems go down the drain. Hydro jetting uses a specialized, high pressure hose connected to a machine that creates a water stream powerful enough to clean drains. The water is sprayed down the drain and obliterates minerals, hair, grease, and other buildup that cause blockages in the drain. It has proven to be an effective method of removing silt from within plumbing and is a much more cost effective and efficient method of drain cleaning. This technique of using pressurized water first appeared as a plumbing technique in the 1950’s but the equipment was much too bulky and expensive. However, with modern advancements, hydro-jetting can be operated by a single plumber making it a viable tool for commercial plumbing which has brought about its popularity. If you would like to know more about what goes into hydro-jetting and how drains are cleaned using pressurized water read our other blog titled What is Hydro Jetting.

If you love the viral power washing videos then you are going to enjoy hydro-jetting. Using water pressure as high as 60,000 PSI, hydro-jetting washers remove a wide variety of gunk, grime, sludge, debris, and any type of clog out from your sewer pipes. The pressurized water is strong enough to cut through roots that have infiltrated pipes. This non-intrusive technique can be a money saver when dealing with lateral pipes. Lateral pipes connect the home plumbing to the sewer system owned by the city. All lateral pipes are the responsibility of the home owner. The use of hydro-jetting allows for easy drain cleaning without the need to excavate the property which reduces cost. The PSI will range depending what level task is being done but hydro-jetting can be used for residential, municipal, and commercial drain lines alike. Even the most environmentally friendly home owners can appreciate this plumbing method because it uses only water, no chemical drain cleaners involved.

The biggest advantages hydro-jetting offers are that it is non-invasive, chemical free, and it is powerful cleaning method that is completely safe for all types of sewer lines. Hydro-jetting unclogs and cleans the interior of your pipes. Unlike a plumbing snake which only pushes debris through the pipe, hydro-jetting removes the sediment along the walls decreasing the likelihood of the sewer lines clogging again. However, caution should always be taken. Do not haphazardly flush water down your sewer lines though. A professional should perform a camera inspection to diagnose the issue and prepare the best course of action. Due to the high-water pressure involved if done incorrectly hydro-jetting can damage your plumbing and even harm you or another person. Before proceeding with any plumbing services be sure to call the professionals at Bill Howe Plumbing. Our certified technicians will handle the dirty work while you enjoy the magic of hydro-jetting.

Call 1-800-BILL-HOWE (1-800-245-5469) or click below to schedule an appointment today!


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