Stubborn pipe blockages are common during the holiday season, when plenty of food and grease is washed down the drain. If your new year is full of drains that clog more frequently, you’ll need to do more than wriggle a snake into your pipes. You need the powerful rooter service of hydro jetting.
Hydro jetting shoots high-pressure water through pipe blockages
A hydro jet is a professional plumbing tool that inserts a hose through your sewer’s cleanout, a capped pipe that allows access to your lateral sewer line, and blasts high-pressure water at every angle to break up blockages, including tree root invasion. The water pressure varies based on blockage strength and pipe condition, but normally ranges from 1,500 to 5,000 PSI (Pound per Square Inch).
Hydro jetting is harmless when conducted by experienced rooter service plumbers, so the pipes won’t be damaged from the inside. However, if the pipe is too old or weak, it might need more traditional cleaning methods, and if the pipe has severe tree root invasion, it might need to be repaired or replaced. A household plumbing inspection will reveal which service is more beneficial for your situation.
Hydro jetting has many benefits over traditional drain cleaning
A few benefits are:
- A quick and simple process — Hydro jetting is versatile because of its water pressure range, so rooter service plumbers can quickly adjust to your pipe’s needs.
- Restoring your pipe’s full flow — Sewer augers or snakes are less likely to clear out all blockages, because hydro jetting clears out your pipe at all angles.
- Giving your pipe a fresh start — Because sewer snakes typically don’t remove all obstructions, blockages build up sooner. That means more frequent cleaning. Hydro jetting can remove all the “building blocks” of blockages, so it’ll take longer for your pipes to clog. And if you follow the best practices of pipe care, including routine drain cleaning, you might never have another severe blockage again.
Ehret Co. Plumbing & Heating is your local hydro jet provider
Ready to hydro jet your pipes for a fresh start to 2021? Contact Ehret. Co Plumbing & Heating through our online contact form or call us at 510-528-4292 for quality hydro jet and rooter service, including drain cleaning and trenchless sewer replacement.