Hydro-jetting is a method that uses highly pressurized water to destroy blockages and clean off grease, debris or other pipe build up. Many commercial businesses routinely schedule hydro-jetting maintenance, but it is also beneficial for any homeowner who wants to keep their pipes clean and free of clogs.
Learning about routine plumbing issues can help avoid problems, but any water system has build up, eventually causing blockages. If you are repeatedly calling a professional, then you should consider hydro-jetting services. This maintenance will clean out your pipes and prevent future blockages to keep your plumbing working smoothly. See below for a demonstration of the hydro-jetting mechanism.
When to use Hydro-jetting?
Although snaking is a beneficial method to remove minor clogs, it isn’t always effective when you have a larger blockage. Hydro-jetting is an ideal option because the highly pressurized water blasts through tough clogs — it can even clear large obstructions such as tree roots.
If you are considering hydro-jetting, it is essential to have a professional plumber assess the state of your pipes prior to the procedure. A plumber, using camera inspection, can identify whether your water system can withstand the highly pressurized water. This is essential as hydro-jetting can cause damage to older pipes. Additionally, hydro-jetting is not appropriate if tree roots have damaged or ruptured your pipes. In fact, the use of hydro-jetting on a damaged pipe can worsen the issue causing the infiltration of rocks and soil.
It is important to consult with an experienced plumber to ensure that hydro-jetting is an appropriate fit for your home.
If you’re considering hydro-jetting services, contact us at A1 Choice Plumbing & Drain for an expert opinion.
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