Simple DIY sink decloggers and plunger tips are where most backed-up sink self-help guides end. Some will take it a step further and teach you how to use a plumbing auger or snake. If you’re lucky enough to have a friend who owns an automatic auger, you can boost your clog-fighting power. But the higher you go on the scale of power, the more expensive your drain cleaning system becomes. Sometimes the steady mechanical force, useful for removing tree roots, can take too long or be ineffective against less-solid substances such as grease. That’s when it’s time to call a plumber for a hydrojet treatment.
What is Hydrojetting?
A high-pressure water pump is connected to your drain system. By sealing the drain and connecting the hose to the point just before the clog, high-pressure water is forced through, clearing blockages with a wall of water. No chemicals and no long waits for an auger to unspool and respool. The pressure itself can clear the blockage out and force it through to the sewer. Of course, before a plumber hooks up the high-pressure system, a camera inspection is usually performed to make sure there isn’t any pipe damage that can be made worse by the high-pressure water.
What are the benefits of hydrojetting?
Hydrojetting is an advanced technique for clearing sewers and drains when traditional methods are not effective. Enjoy these benefits when you choose our hydrojetting services:
Complete drain clean: Hydrojetting involves blasting a high-pressure stream of water to completely clear out debris in your sewer line. This process removes all obstructions that prevent water from flowing through the drain.
Removes stubborn residue: Hydrojetting is also used to remove all types of residue that block your drains, including sand, soap, grease, and mud.
Safe on pipes: There is great risk of damaging sewer pipes when attempting to remove debris using traditional methods. Since hydrojetting only uses water, this process does not damage the pipes.
Eliminates bacteria: Hydrojetting eliminates bacteria found in drains. Bacteria are not only responsible for discharging foul odors from drains, but they also lead to health problems if not removed in a timely manner.
Hydrojetting is perfect for when more traditional methods are failing or incapable of clearing a blockage. Stubborn, trapped debris can sometimes tangle up an auger or snake, creating an even worse situation. Before this happens, it’s a good idea to see if a hydrojet would be better. In many cases, hydrojetting is used to clear out pipes before they’re repaired or replaced, making it easier to install new piping.
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