Hydro Jetting Drain Cleaning

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What Is Hydro Jetting?


Hydro jetting is a powerful and highly effective method used in plumbing to clear clogs, blockages, and buildup from pipes and sewer lines. It involves the use of a specialized machine that generates a controlled stream of high-pressure water, which is directed into the plumbing system to break down and flush away obstructions. 


How Does Hydro Jetting Work?


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Our hydro jetting equipment consists of a water tank, a high-pressure pump, and a hose with a specialized nozzle. The high-pressure water is expelled through the nozzle into your plumbing system at a force that can range from 1,500 to 5,000 pounds per square inch (PSI), depending on the specific needs of the plumbing system. 


The high-pressure water stream is powerful enough to break apart even the most tenacious clogs and buildup that may be obstructing the pipes. As the high-pressure water dislodges the obstructions, it also flushes them out of the pipe, leaving behind a clean and clear pathway for water to flow smoothly. 


What Can Be Removed With Hydro Jetting?


Hydro jetting can effectively eliminate a wide range of issues, including:


  • Grease And Oil: Over time, grease and oil can accumulate inside pipes, leading to stubborn clogs. These greasy deposits can be broken down and flushed away. 


  • Soap Scum: Soap scum can accumulate on the walls of pipes, causing reduced water flow and drainage issues. Hydro jetting can dislodge and remove this buildup.


  • Hair And Debris: Hair and other debris can easily get caught in pipes, leading to blockages that need to be flushed out. 


  • Food Particles: In kitchen pipes, food particles can accumulate and form clogs. Hydro jetting can break down these particles and clear the blockage.


  • Mineral Deposits: Minerals from hard water can build up on the interior of pipes, narrowing the diameter and reducing water flow. Hydro jetting can effectively remove these mineral deposits.


  • Scale And Rust: Scale and rust can accumulate on the inner surfaces of pipes, leading to reduced water pressure and flow. These deposits can be dislodged and removed.  


  • Pipe Buildup: Hydro jetting is also effective at removing general buildup and debris that can accumulate over time, improving the overall flow and efficiency of a plumbing system.


  • Clogs Of Various Sizes: Hydro jetting’s high-pressure water stream can break down and clear both small and large clogs, ensuring that the entire pipe is thoroughly cleaned.


  • Residue From Chemicals: If chemical drain cleaners have been used previously, hydro jetting can help flush out any remaining residue, restoring the pipe’s integrity.

Does Hydro Jetting Work On Tree Roots?


Absolutely. Our hydro jetting equipment is powerful enough to break through and remove tree roots that have infiltrated your sewer lines. By employing high-pressure water, we can cut through roots and clear the pathway for proper water flow.


Will Hydro Jetting Damage My Pipes? 


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When performed by trained and experienced professionals, hydro jetting should not damage your pipes. In fact, it’s designed to be a safe and effective method for clearing clogs and buildup from plumbing systems. However, there are important factors to consider to ensure that hydro jetting is done correctly. 


It should always be performed by a licensed and experienced plumber who is familiar with the equipment and techniques involved. Your plumbing system’s condition needs to be assessed first, to determine the appropriate water pressure levels for the job. Proper technique is crucial during the jetting process. 


The water pressure used during hydro jetting should be carefully controlled based on the type of pipes you have and their condition. The pressure can be adjusted to avoid causing damage. Different types of pipes have varying levels of durability. Our plumbers will consider the material of your pipes (such as PVC, copper, or cast iron) to ensure that the hydro jetting pressure is suitable for your specific plumbing system.


Hydro Jetting vs Traditional Drain Cleaning: What’s The Difference? 


Compared to traditional methods for drain cleaning, hydro jetting provides a more thorough and lasting solution— it does more than just clear the immediate clog. 


Unlike traditional methods that might only address surface-level clogs, hydro jetting’s high-pressure water stream has the capability to thoroughly clean the entire interior of the pipes. This not only eliminates the existing clog but also removes accumulated debris, grease, mineral deposits, and other buildup that can contribute to future blockages.


Why Hydro Jetting Is Better Than Chemical Drain Cleaners And Snakes


Chemical drain cleaners often offer only temporary relief and can be harmful to pipes and the environment. Snakes might push the clog further down the line, not fully resolving the issue. Hydro jetting, on the other hand, removes the clog completely and enhances your plumbing’s longevity.


Recognizing The Need For Hydro Jetting: When Is It Necessary?


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Determining when your plumbing system requires hydro jetting involves observing certain signs and considering specific circumstances. Here are several key indicators that it might be time to opt for hydro jetting to address clogs and blockages:


Persistent Clogs


If you find yourself dealing with recurrent clogs that are resistant to traditional drain cleaning methods, it’s a strong indication that there might be a buildup of debris within your pipes. 


Slow Drainage Or Reduced Water Flow 


Slow draining sinks, showers, tubs, or toilets could suggest a partial blockage in the pipes. 


Foul Odors


Unpleasant odors emanating from your drains often indicate the presence of accumulated waste and debris. 


Gurgling Sounds


If you hear gurgling or bubbling noises when using your plumbing fixtures, it might be due to air trapped in the pipes as a result of blockages. 


Multiple Clogged Fixtures


When multiple fixtures in your home are experiencing drainage issues simultaneously, it could point to a more extensive clog within your main sewer line. 


Recurring Backups


If you notice water or sewage backing up into your sinks, showers, or toilets, it’s a clear sign of a serious blockage. 


Older Plumbing Systems


Over time, pipes can accumulate debris, grease, and mineral deposits that lead to reduced flow. If you have an older plumbing system, hydro jetting can help revitalize its functionality.


After Snaking Or Chemical Cleaning


If you’ve previously used drain snakes or chemical cleaners but the clog persists or returns shortly after, hydro jetting can provide a more thorough and lasting solution.


Preventive Maintenance 


Hydro jetting is also valuable for preventive maintenance. If you haven’t experienced severe clogs yet, scheduling periodic hydro jetting can proactively prevent blockages from developing and extend the lifespan of your plumbing system. 


Professional Assessment


Engaging a professional plumber to perform a camera inspection of your pipes can provide a clear view of the condition and any existing blockages. Based on the assessment, they can recommend whether hydro jetting is necessary.


The Benefits Of Hydro Jetting Sewer Lines And Pipes 


Hydro jetting offers a range of significant benefits that contribute to its effectiveness and popularity as a method for clearing clogs and maintaining plumbing systems.


One of the most notable advantages is its thoroughness in cleaning pipes and providing long-lasting results. By thoroughly cleaning the pipes, it significantly reduces the likelihood of clogs recurring in the near future. This makes it a cost-effective solution in the long run, as you’ll spend less time and money on repeated maintenance and emergency repairs.


It’s also environmentally friendly. It relies solely on the power of water, eliminating the need for harsh chemicals that can be harmful to both your plumbing system and the environment. 


The versatility of hydro jetting is another key benefit with its ability to address various types of blockages. This adaptability makes it a versatile solution for a wide range of plumbing issues, in both residential and commercial settings and is effective for various plumbing components, including sinks, toilets, showers, sewer lines, and more.


Residential Hydro Jetting


Our hydro jetting service is available for residential properties, ensuring that your home’s plumbing system functions smoothly and efficiently.


Commercial Hydro Jetting


For businesses, hydro jetting can prevent disruptions caused by plumbing issues. Our commercial hydro jetting services can help keep your operations running. 


Requires A Professional Hydro Jetting Plumber 


While DIY attempts might seem tempting, hydro jetting should only be performed by trained professionals to ensure optimal results and to prevent any accidental damage to your pipes.


Contact Newman’s Plumbing For Hydro Jetting Services Today!


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If you’re facing persistent clogs or plumbing issues, don’t hesitate to reach out to our expert plumbers at Newman’s Plumbing. We’re here to provide reliable hydro jetting services that will restore your plumbing system’s efficiency and functionality. Contact us today at 757-465-0883 to learn more about our drain cleaning and plumbing solutions. Your satisfaction is our priority!

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