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What Is Hydro Jetting?

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Hydro jetting is a technique that professional plumbers use to clean slow-moving or clogged pipes. This technique unleashes a powerful stream of water that can scour heavy buildup from sewer pipes quickly and easily. Additionally, hydro jetting can remove all kinds of blockages, making it an excellent choice for both residential and commercial plumbing.

What Can Hydro Jetting Remove?

Hydro jetting can easily break up clogs that are made of all kinds of materials. Common debris that hydro jetting can remove includes:

  • Hair clogs
  • Mineral deposits
  • Food and grease deposits
  • Silt
  • Sand
  • Tree roots

How Does Hydro Jetting Work?

During a hydro jetting procedure, a plumber will utilize a special piece of equipment known as a jetter. This essential tool contains a water tank, hose, nozzle, and device that increases the pressure of the water in the nozzle, so it can blast through clogs and debris when released. Depending on the size of the drain or the composition of the clog, the nozzle may be designed differently.

The plumber's process begins by pinpointing where the clog is along your pipe, inserting the nozzle and hose into the sewer line through the cleanout opening, and then using the jetter to send a high-pressure blast of water down the line. The pressurized water can effectively blast through clogs and flush out built-up debris.

Hydro Jetting Benefits

Hydro jetting comes with a variety of benefits for you to enjoy. They include:

  • Effectiveness: Hydro jetting applies thousands of pounds of water pressure that most clogs cannot withstand. In addition, the pressurized water covers the entirety of the pipe’s interior and leaves little residue inside.
  • Eco-friendliness: Hydro jetting uses plain water without harsh chemicals. If any leaks are present, hazardous chemicals will not enter the surrounding soil.
  • Non-invasive: Hydro jetting doesn’t require any digging. The process leaves your property as it was.
  • Safety: Since the water used in hydro jetting does not contain any chemicals, homeowners and business owners can rest easy knowing no one is being exposed to dangerous substances.

If you’re noticing your drains are clogged, call Thompson Family Plumbing & Rooter to learn more about our drain cleaning services and how hydro jetting can benefit you.

Call (800) 483-0784 or contact us online!