What is Hydro-Jetting?
As a homeowner or business owner, what do you do when your toilet backs up, your sink won’t drain, or your plumbing gets so sluggish you have water contamination issues? Naturally, your first instinct is to call a plumber. But what do they do when they realize you have pipes clogged by items that shouldn’t have been flushed, excess buildup of grease and grime, or clogs due to regular use over time?
When you have a clog in an accessible part of your plumbing, most plumbers will take a camera and check it out. They might then use an auger to force a small clog out through your pipes into the drain pipe that connects with the sewer. However, augers won’t work for severe buildup that keeps your sink or drains repeatedly backing up. For these clogs, they use a hydro-jetter.
A hydro-jetter, or a water jetter, is an electric-powered tool that sends high-pressure water down through your plumbing system. On average, a hydro-jetter will force around 20 gallons of water a minute through your pipes. This means that anything blocking your system will get blasted away thanks to the force of water. After the clog is dislodged and excess buildup such as grease and sludge are washed away, the water and the clog-causers will flow down your pipes and straight into the sewer system.
The Benefits of Hydro-Jetting Services
There are many benefits that hydro-jetting provides that regular plunging or an auger cannot. Here are a few examples of what you can expect when you have a hydro-jetting service performed.
With hydro-jetting, you get pipes that are clean, clear, and free of any buildup, residue, or gunk. Isn’t this what every homeowner longs for? Over the years, homeowners find that there tends to be a buildup of grease, soap scum, and gunk in their plumbing system. While small amounts of buildup aren’t usually a problem, gunk can become compacted and cause blockages over time. When hydro-jetting services are performed, you won’t have to worry about a clog from residue buildup for a long time to come. Hydro-jetting thoroughly cleans out the insides of your pipes, making them look like they were just installed.
Large Clogs Cleared
One of the benefits of using a hydro-jetter to clean your pipes is the ability to clear it entirely of large blockages and tough clogs that a regular plunger or an auger can’t touch. Not only is hydro-jetting effective for large clogs and greasy buildup and residue, but it also clears them away quickly, getting you back to your daily schedule.
While an auger or snake might work for small blockages, it can’t remove buildup that accumulates in your pipes. On the other hand, a hydro-jetter will remove grease, hair, and even small tree roots that have wormed their way into your lines. Once hydro-jetting is complete, there won’t be anything left in your pipes or on their surface that could cause clogs or blockages. Hydro-jetting is thorough and leaves you with sparkling clean pipes.
You’ll be happy to know that the hydro-jetting procedure doesn’t require a single pipe to get dug up or accessed behind a wall. That means no holes in your drywall, no mess in your front yard, and nothing to clean up after the job. As long as you have a cleanout, you can have hydro-jetting done.
The Importance of Regular Hydro-Jetting Maintenance
As a homeowner or business owner, the most important question you need to ask is how to keep your drains clear and free-flowing. It’s one thing to have a clog removed. It’s another thing entirely to prevent those clogs and backups from occurring in the first place. As a business owner, time is money, and you can’t afford to have your business shut down because of clogged pipes and time-consuming repairs.
Hydro-jetting is one of the best maintenance services you can choose to keep your pipes clog-free and wide open. This service is a win-win option to keep your plumbing clean and your business open – schedule servicing on your time without any interruption to your business.
Call Superior Plumbing and Drains, LLC Today!
Not sure whether hydro-jetting is right for you? Give us a call at (704) 289-6858 today! Our licensed plumbing technicians will assess your plumbing needs and help you decide. We have over thirty years of experience, and over four thousand happy and satisfied customers. For fast, reliable, and on-time service, you can’t beat our team at Superior Plumbing and Drains, LLC.