Drain blockages are among the most common yet worst situations in plumbing because what may start as a simple clog can amass into a problematic situation. When this occurs, all types of debris, build-up, and even sewage can overflow into your yard and home, resulting in a disgusting mess. Luckily, there are several unclogging methods with the most effective being hydro-jetting.
What is Hydro-Jetting?
Hydro-jetting is a process that utilizes high-pressure water to shoot through your pipes to remove build-up. The pressurized water reaches between 7,000 pounds per square inch (PSI) and 60,000 PSI. Now that is a lot of kick! The pressure is determined based on the clogged material with software materials requiring higher flows, and more rigid materials require higher pressure. Every blockage differs and needs a professional assessment.
Benefits of Hydro-Jetting
The greatest benefit of hydro-jetting is it offers a cost-effective alternative to other pipe cleaning methods. Since the pressurized water is so effective at clearing out piping, you do not need to clean them as often.
Due to the power of the water pressure navigating through your pipes, grime, and debris build-up becomes more difficult. The result is less cleaning of your pipes with better water flow for a more extended period. Since traditional cleaning methods may be effective at removing the clog, residue and small particles remain, creating build-ups faster, and hydro-jetting removes it all!
Sanitary and Environmentally Friendly
While a professional will be performing the dirty work, sanitation is still crucial. Traditional methods always provide the risk of sewage and debris coming into contact with the home, yard, and worker—the pressure of hydro-jetting results in less contact with contaminants.
In addition to the professional and your home environment being protected, hydro-jetting is also environmentally friendly. When chemical liquids and procedures are used to unblock pipes, they get into the water supply and must be filtered out. Hydro-jetting only uses water, which is recycled back into the system. It is even a safe option for structures located near lakes, rivers, and ponds.
Thoroughly Cleans Pipes
The most apparent benefit is hydro-jetting delivers a comprehensive cleaning of your plumbing system. With the water pressure reaching up to 60,000 PSI, clogs and blocked material do not stand a chance. This level of pressure, coupled with the water, can tackle even the tiniest dust particles. Hydro-jetting will remove all build-ups, clogs, and obstructions resulting in a smooth flow of water.
It is important to note that hydro-jetting will also eliminate bacteria and residue as part of the cleaning process. As materials begin to build up in the pipe, so do bacteria, resulting in odors, health issues, and general unpleasantness. Furthermore, soap, grease, mud, sand, and food particles pass through the plumbing over regular use and leave behind a residue that builds over time. Hydro-jetting removes all these nasty particulates.
Hydro-jetting is an effective, efficient, and cost and environmentally-friendly operation to clear tough clogs and blockages from your pipes. There are countless benefits to utilizing this technology than traditional unclogging methods, which may not even work on the most challenging blockages. While the upfront cost will be higher than a regular rooter or snaking, the process’s efficiency will save you considerable money in the long run while completely clearing and cleaning the piping system. This is your best option for eliminating tough clogs or even as an occasional preventative maintenance option!