Hydro Jetting uses specialized tools to push highly pressurized water through your plumbing system. This water can break apart and remove problematic buildup inside your pipes—including grease, mineral and limescale buildup, random debris, and even large items like tree roots. While other drain cleaning solutions like snaking are less expensive and have been used for years, the snake only punctures clogs to help break them apart. This means that debris can stay stuck to your pipes, leading to future clogs and even burst pipes or sewer line damage.
How Does Hydro Jetting Work?
The service begins with your plumber performing a detailed inspection of your system to check for damage. If it looks like your pipes and drains can handle it, they will insert the jetting hose into your plumbing and pump an appropriate level of water pressure into your pipes. This level can be adjusted based on the condition of your system, being able to pressurize the water from 35,00 - 4000 psi! The water will scour the walls of your pipes, removing buildup, and gravity will move that debris down, so it is safely flushed out of your home. This makes the process not only great for destroying clogs, but also maintains the overall health of your pipes.
It is always recommended to have hydro jetting done by a professional because of the specialized tools used and how meticulous the service needs to be. Performing this work incorrectly can cause severe damage to your pipes.