At some point in their lifespan, most plumbing systems will run into problems with an accumulation or buildup of debris and materials — that’s why regular plumbing maintenance and cleaning is important.
But things happen, people move and sometimes maintenance gets pushed to the back burner. It’s at that point that hydro jetting can be part of an effective arsenal to service the problems that might end up occurring. Here are some problems that hydro jetting can address: Most commonly used for soft blockages in drain pipes or accumulation of debris along pipe walls. In some cases, to remove tree roots from pipes in situations where full pipe replacement is not feasible.
Hydro Jetting uses high-pressure water to scrub away years of accumulated build-up on the inside walls of your pipes. Think of it as a power washer for your plumbing system. Functionally, hydro jetting follows a similar concept as traditional snaking or rootering with a key difference: whereas snaking or rootering punches out blockages, which creates a temporary opening in a pipe, hydro jetting uses a stream of ultra high-pressure water to clear the pipe, rather than a physical drain snake. This technique can be beneficial in certain situations such as finished basements, landscaped yards, and difficult to reach areas.
DrainWorks’ trained drain technicians will always look at your unique situation and make a thorough determination of whether hydro jetting or snaking is the recommended approach to clearing your drain issue when excavating is not an option.
At DrainWorks Plumbing we perform our hydro jettings with a powerful piece of trailer mounted equipment that we bring right to your home. It has the capabilities to powerfully flush 18 gallons of water per minute at 4000 PSI. That’s quite a scrubbing! Plus every hydro jetting we do coincides with a camera scoping during and after the process to show you the sparkling results, something a snaking alone can’t do.
Depending on how careful you are with what you continue to put down your drains, the results can last for years; but know that every hydro jetting DrainWorks Plumbing performs is backed with a 90-day warranty.
It is good practice to create a schedule for preventative maintenance camera inspection of your drains giving you piece of mind knowing that all is flowing well, before the hassle of back up. Of course hydro jetting is a great maintenance tool as well, so even without a full blockage, it can be utilized to keep things flowing a-okay.