Hydro-Jetting

What is Hydro Jetting

Hydro jetting is a technique made use of by professional plumbers to clean clogged or sluggish drain lines. A blast of high pressure water at around 4000 psi is sent out into the lines that will normally eliminate obstructions and anything that has built up on the sides of the pipes. As such hydro jetting systems work extremely effectively.

Video Evaluation

The use of a video evaluation needs to be carried out first to identify the cause and and exact localtion of the issue. If tree roots are an issue, the high pressure blast needs to burst through them. However, an augur of the right size may need to be operated at first to tear up any heavy roots that the blast will not remove. Hydro jetting will not resolve issues with busted pipelines and could cause weakened areas to break.

Residential Plumbing

For residential work, the removal of hair clogs and other residues as well as getting rid of sand, silt and scale build up on the walls of the pipes can be effectively handled by hydro jetting. Routine hydro jetting needs to be done on restaurant drains and pipes in order to remove grease and food particle build up. Since the use of snakes or augurs on pipes just break up the obstructions but leave the build up remaining on the sides, the use of hydro jetting is usually more effective. Hydro jetting is also environmentally friendly, because the need for caustic chemicals is avoided.

Hydro jetting should be done by a professional plumbers like the ones at Armour Plumbing. The high pressure could damage lines if they are not properly checked initially. Professional plumbing contractors are trained in the use of the system and understand what to look for to prevent damage and to ensure that the whole system is cleaned extensively.

Commercial Plumbing

Commercial plumbing sees the most usual use of hydro jetting. However it can be very beneficial to homeowners. This is particularly true when repeated efforts using a snake or augur meet with limited success. A hydro jetting service has a better chance of removing all the debris in the lines. Another very useful application is for older plumbing. The service can considerably improve older plumbing lines that have years of build up.