When a clog is spotted in your home, your first thought might be to tackle it with a DIY method. Though this might do the trick for a short time or smaller clogs, sometimes the problem lies deep within your plumbing system. When that’s the case, it’s time to consider reaching out to a plumber and consider hydro jetting.
Though it’s a common practice many plumbers take on, it’s still one that brings many questions to the table. So we have the answers to some of the most common questions we hear about hydro jetting.
How Does Hydro Jetting Access the Blocked Drain?
The ideal part of choosing hydro jetting is that it requires no digging or damage to your property. The source of the clog and the pipe that needs cleaning (identified by a camera beforehand) is accessed through a cleanout (the section of the pipe that has a cap for easy access). Pressurized water is then used to break up and wash away the clog, leaving you with squeaky clean pipes, too!
Can Hydro Jetting Damage My Pipes?
Hydro jetting is one of the safest ways to tackle a clog and get it done right. While a snake punches holes through a blockage, hydro jetting uses water to clean it away. The steady stream and flow removes other chronic issues you might find like buildup and grease and will leave you with less chance of clogging in the future, too.
Can’t I Just do Hydro Jetting on my Own?
Without proper training and protective gear, trying to hydro jet your pipes could leave you with damage or injury if not used correctly. With the pressure so high, you need to learn what pressure is correct to avoid injury. They are also thoroughly trained to ensure the clog and pipe are properly cleared and cleaned. At the same time, a DIY might leave you not rectifying the full problem.
Besides being a safety risk and having the potential to not fully complete the job, the equipment alone is expensive, and purchasing your own is just not cost-effective. Ultimately, when you suspect a major clog in your plumbing system, it’s best to contact a trusted and trained professional, such as the team at Barker and Sons Plumbing.