Nobody likes a clogged drain–yourself included.
And nobody likes the consequences of blocked drain pipes – water going where it is not welcome – leaking through foundations into basements, crawl spaces, or rising up to fill a soggy lawn.
It puts your entire day on pause and forces you to worry how much money you’ll have left in your wallet after the plumber or drainage contractor leaves. And the worst part is, you can expect for it to happen again in the future.
Or…maybe you don’t.
Have you heard of hydro jet drain cleaning? This form of pipe cleaning makes sure you’ll get rid of any clogs lurking in your drainage system and keeps your pipes clean for a long time.
Let’s talk a little about what hydro jet cleaning is, how it works, and what it can do for your home–and your peace of mind.
What Is Hydro Jet Drain Cleaning?
When all else fails, the hydro jet is the go-to option to remove serious clogs.
The hydro jet is a special piece of equipment that uses concentrated blasts of water to clean out your pipes. It can shoot out a pressurized stream of water through your pipes to remove the blockage, which can reach up to 35,000 psi.
That’s a LOT of pressure going down your pipes.
This stream is powerful enough to even blast tree roots apart. This is especially helpful if you have roots snaking their way through your pipes and blocking the drainage flow (which is more common than you’d think).
A plumber can set up a hydro jet quickly, using a container to hold the water and a special hose to deliver the high pressure. After inserting the hose into the drainage pipe, the machine goes to work–and your problems are put to rest.
Things to Consider Before You Start
Before you go straight to choosing hydro jet drain cleaning as your drain cleaning option, make sure you’ve thought about all your options first.
Hydro jetting is not needed for inside sinks. Most small pipe cleaning problems can be solved by a chemical based cleaner. Chemical cleaners are perfect for minor drainage problems like in your sink. They’re also inexpensive, so you can get the job done with money to spare.
There’s also the option of using a plumbing snake. This is an ideal tool for mediocre jobs and is much quicker for your plumber to set up and use.
But if you want to thoroughly CLEAN, not just unclog your house perimeter drainage, then you want to make sure the job is done right the first time–and you should try hydro jet drain cleaning.
Can I Do It Myself?
Though there are a few sites that say you could DIY your own hydro jet drain cleaning, it’s highly recommended that you get a professional to do the job for you.
This machine is the best in its class for cleaning out pipes. The fact that it’s highly pressurized poses a risk to anyone who isn’t prepared to deal with its power.
You should definitely look around for an experienced plumber before you think about working the hydro jet yourself.
Call on the Experts
When you want the job done right by the best people, it’s time to give us a call. We know everything there is to know about drainage servicing and maintenance, including installation, cleaning, and repairs.
Check out our page to learn more about all the ways we could help you get the most out of your drainage system and keep it going for years to come.
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