What’s Hydro Jetting and What are Its Benefits?

Hydro Jetting

You may have heard of hydro jetting, but are unsure of what it is exactly and if it’s even something you could benefit from. Let’s discuss the ins-and-outs of this process and how it could fit your needs!

Hydro jetting uses water to clear slow-moving drains and sewer lines that are clogged. This is typically done by professional plumbers using a hydro jetting machine that expels water at an extremely high pressure (up to 4000 psi) to remove difficult blockages. It’s a straightforward way to handle clogs quickly and efficiently.

How Does It Work?

Hydro jetting machines have a large tank of water with a motor, attached to a long hose with interchangeable nozzles. If you’ve ever seen a pressure washer, it’s quite similar. When applied properly, the water pressure breaks down buildup in your pipes and pushes out any clogs in the way. We tailor the types of nozzles we use to the location of the pipe to ensure proper pressure is being applied. 

Regardless of location, we begin by feeding a special nozzle into the pipe or drain and use water pressure that varies based on the pipe’s size and the type of clog we’re looking at. We then turn on the motor to shoot the pressurized water through the nozzle and into the pipe. The specialized nozzles shoot water forwards and backwards, allowing clogs to clear out and cleaning the pipe simultaneously. 

Is It Right For You?

First of all, hydro jetting will not help or work with a broken pipe. Instead, it will weaken areas and make it more prone to further breakage. Because of this, we inspect the pipe with video prior to beginning any procedure. We have to know exactly what we’re dealing with in order to prevent expensive damage to the area. So if it’s a broken pipe you’re facing, this is not the right option for you. 

With that said, hydro jetting is ideal for treating troublesome clogs and annoying blockages that just won’t clear out using traditional methods such as snaking, maintenance, etc.. An overflowing drain or one that drains painfully slow is a great candidate for hydro jetting! 

Where Can Hydro Jetting Be Done?

While it’s widely used in commercial environments such as restaurants, it’s also applicable within the home water and sewer lines. If your home has years of buildup in its pipes, hydro jetting will remove all the debris while also getting everything fully clean and preventing future issues.

What Can Be Removed With Hydro Jetting?

It could hair buildup, grease, silt or a root intrusion blocking up your pipes, and hydro jetting is here to take care of that. From homes to commercial buildings, hydro jetting can get the job done quickly. In fact, hydro jetting is something that should be done regularly in restaurants in order to prevent the buildup of grease, food and sludge in the pipes. This is more effective overall than snaking. While snaking can remove a clog, it also leaves particles behind, allowing for buildup to occur quicker. 

Additionally, hydro jetting does not use any nasty chemicals, so it’s safe for you, your family and the environment.

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