5 Benefits of Hydro-Jetting
Clogged drains can happen in any home or business in San Jose. Foreign objects can lodge themselves in the pipes, and tree roots can cause slow drains or sewer backups. If a plunger or plumbing snake can’t move the clog, you need something a little more powerful.
Hydro-jetting could be the answer. This advanced plumbing technology uses high-pressure water from a specialized nozzle to produce a powerful stream of 7,000 to 60,000 psi, which clears the drain of all blockages. Consider the benefits of hydro-jetting compared to other drain unclogging methods.
Don’t Just Unclog Your Drains—Clean Them
The accumulation of grease, fats, soap scum, mineral deposits, soil, and other debris can make your sewer system flow slower. Sludge inside the pipe is often a precursor to recurrent sewer clogs.
Hydro-jetting clears clogs by shooting a stream of rotating water that forces its way through the pipe. The front nozzle aims forward, while side nozzles flush backward to shift the debris out of the way. Numerous passes will clean your drains like never before!
Prevent New Clogs from Forming
Alternative methods like snaking simply punch a hole through the debris in your pipes. This may be a suitable short-term solution, but a new clog is bound to form before long. Hydro-jetting cleans the entire diameter of the pipe, eliminating all traces of debris so you can go years without another clog in your sewer system.
Clean a Variety of Drains
Hydro-jetting is appropriate for blocked kitchen drains, laundry lines, tubs and showers, bathroom sinks, floor drains, and the main sewer line. With so much versatility, you can count on hydro-jetting to get your plumbing system flowing smoothly again, no matter where the clog is located.
Blast Through Tree Roots without Chemicals
On a higher psi setting, a hydro-jet can break up any stubborn clog, including the toughest tree roots. A single cleaning can delay future tree root buildup four times longer than mechanical drain cleaning. At the same time, it allows you to avoid chemical treatments that could damage the plants growing on your property.
Avoid Damaging Your Pipes
The job begins with a video inspection to find out what sort of obstruction is blocking the pipe. The inspection also determines if the pipes are broken or damaged, which may require re-piping instead of hydro-jetting. If tree roots block the camera, mechanical rooting may be required to let the camera pass through.
Once a full assessment of the drain line is complete, hydro-jetting can occur using the appropriate setting for the type and location of clog you’re dealing with. A quality inspection after the job is complete ensures that all debris has been removed and the line is now clear and ready to function at maximum capacity.
While hydro-jetting can clear almost clog, it’s not a do-it-yourself option. Leave the task to the licensed plumbers at Mike Counsil Plumbing. Our services will soon have your sewer and drain pipes as clean as the day they were installed!
To learn more about replacing hydro-jetting technology, or to request a service estimate, please contact our San Jose plumbers today.