Hydro Jetting Sewer Lines to Unclog Plumbing Pipes
Often with plumbing there will come a time when the pipes need to be cleaned. There are various ways to go about this. One way is by sliding a cable or snake through the pipes in an attempt to break up the blockage and push it through. Sometimes the problem with this approach is that there will be debris left behind and from that there will be a slow buildup of gunk and debris, and it will allow a clog to happen again much sooner. Not to mention the possibility of the cable or snake inflicting damage on pipes, especially older ones, which could potentially lead to more severe and more costly repairs.
Hydro-jetting is a newer way to go about cleaning the plumbing pipes that is less damaging and more efficient than the older cable/snake method.
Also, for those that are looking to be environmentally friendly the hydro-jetting method is chemical free, which isn’t the case with all cleaning methods. Many cleaning methods will use chemicals that can seep into the soil and water supply.
What is Hydro-Jetting?
Hydro Jetting is a very effective method of cleaning sewer lines and pipes by using high pressure streams of water to remove build up, paper products, waste, hair, roots, sludge, soap, grease, sediment blockages, and other debris. Because it is able to be controlled according to your needs it can be gentle while also being thorough. Check out this page to see a video of Hydro-Jetting to push an entire chicken past a broom handle in a clear pipe.
A technician will investigate the problem with a camera to find the clog and check the state of your pipes. This will help determine what kind of pressure is needed and where to focus the bulk of the efforts. After the problem is identified, a thin and flexible line will be inserted into the pipe that has tiny jets which will exert whatever pressure the plumber feels necessary in order to remove the blockage.
Benefits of Using It For Your Home
The benefits of this type of cleaning exceed other methods. Since the jets are pressurized according the the appropriate pressure the pipes will be cleaned thoroughly and gently enough not to cause any holes or broken pipes. There will be no debris left behind so clogs and backups will not occur for a longer period of time. This can be very cost effective if your have a persistent clog that has been plaguing you.
To Sum It Up
The next time you are considering your options for cleaning your pipes you should absolutely weigh the cost and benefits of the cable method versus the hydro-jetting method. Yet, when it comes to the long term health of your pipes and delaying the backup of debris hydro-jetting will provide more efficient and longer lasting benefits.