Is your kitchen sink still a little slow to drain? How about that upstairs toilet? Are you still having to get the plunger out? Even worse, is there something gross backing up into your bathtub? If the answer to any of these troubling questions is yes, then you may need something called hydro jetting, a specialized service provided by a licensed, professional plumbing contractor. You need The Drain Guys Plumbing and Drain Cleaning for hydro-jetting services.
What Is Hydro-jetting?
Sometimes you need more than what a common plumbing snake or plunger can give you. That’s when you should consider contacting The Drain Guys Plumbing and Drain Cleaning to do a hydro jet cleaning service. Hydro jetting involves using a high-pressure stream of water (35,000 psi) to break up and eliminate pesky plumbing system blockages and build-up. While commonly used in commercial settings, hydro jetting can also help solve plumbing and drain problems in residential areas.
What Happens During A Typical Hydro-jetting Service?
The nature of a hydro jet cleaning service is relatively straightforward. First, a thorough video-intensive inspection is done so the technician can assess the overall condition of the pipes or drains (checking for any cracks or holes) and the type and location of any blockage(s) buildup. Suppose the technician finds no physical issues with the pipes or drains. In that case, the technician will insert the nozzle of their hydro jetting system into the problem drain or pipe and initiate a high-pressure blast of water (usually around 35,000 psi) through the drain or tube, which then clears any blockages or buildup.
Common Questions We Receive About Hydro Jetting
Many homeowners are probably used to going the plumbing snake route to tackle when it comes to tackling clogs and other drainage problems, so it’s understandable if they have questions about our residential hydro-jetting service. Here are some of the questions potential clients often ask:
1. What is the difference between hydro jetting and drain cleaning?
Using a snake or zip tool to clear drain blockages does just that. Additionally, hydro jetting removes the sometimes years of buildup that simply drain cleaning leaves behind.
2. What can be removed with hydro jetting?
Hydro jetting can remove a variety of material, including:
- Buildup from greasy and fatty foods (kitchen sink/garbage disposal, or the toilets)
- Buildup from hair conditioners (bathtub or bathroom sink)
- Sand, dirt, or silt
- Tree or plant roots (sometimes these need to be broken down by using a plumbing snake)
3. Can hydro jetting damage pipes?
If they have cracks or weak spots in them, then hydro jetting can cause further damage. It is why a complete video inspection is done before any hydro jetting is done.
Clogged pipes and drains are probably two of the most annoying situations a homeowner may face. If drainage problems continue to occur even though you’ve faithfully used your handy plumber’s snake, then it might be time to call in a professional. Call The Drain Guys Plumbing and Drain Cleaning to see if our hydro-jetting service is best for you.