Large volumes of waste and debris pass through wastewater and sewage pipes. Eventually, it causes slow drainage or clogging. Other factors that can cause issues are mineral deposits and invasive tree roots and common clearing methods like snaking or using mechanical rods may not be as effective. The next step is to call a professional for drain cleaning. Hydro-jetting is a great solution that efficiently and effectively eliminates any debris or stubborn obstructions, leaving the pipes clean like they were just installed.
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How Does Hydrojet Plumbing Work?
Consisting of a high-pressure hose with a high-strength nozzle, a large water tank, and a pressurization unit all working together, the hydro-jet system forces water into drainage pipes at a high pressure (usually between 3,500 and 4,000 pounds per square inch) to get rid of obstructions.
As your contractor, we would suggest doing a video inspection first to figure out what the issue is and locate it before we begin the jetting process. It would be beneficial especially if there are larger roots in the area, to require a snaking method performed beforehand. If there are broken pipes hydro-jetting may cause more damage to areas of weakness. Call us today and we will explain it to you thoroughly.
Frequently Asked Questions
When should I use a hydro-jet?
If your pipes suffer heavy buildup or blockages, hydro jetting is likely the best solution. You can also use it as maintenance to prevent further clogging.
How often should I hydro jet?
We highly recommend the use of hydro jets once a year.
Who should perform hydro jetting?
Trained drain technicians should perform hydro jetting on residential or commercial buildings. Technicians that are not specifically trained to do this may only cause damage.
What is the difference between snaking and Hydro Jetting my pipe?
Snaking, or cabling sewer pipes requires the use of steel cables with a blade cutter at the end that operates on an electric motor. The modern way to clean a drain is by the use of hydro jetting. For long distance cleaning, this is the way to go. A Hydro jet can clean pipes of up to 500 feet and use up to 18 gallons of water per minute. It has a pressure power of 4,000 pounds per square inch that effectively flushes buildup and debris from the pipes.