What is Hydro Jetting?

Every once in a while, your house needs a drain cleaning system to ensure that your plumbing keeps working as well as possible. Everyone knows how frustrating it is when water backs up and tubs won’t drain. Hydro jetting is a great way to ensure that your water drains properly without using over-the-counter products that don’t last (or worse do damage to your pipes!) Read on to learn more about hydro jetting and when you need a hydro jetting service for your household. We will discuss how plumbers use it to clean your plumbing system and when you would benefit from this situation.

What Does Hydro Jetting Do

Plumbers use pressurized water to flush through the water plumbing system in your home and remove backup and debris. This process can remove difficult things from your pipe, including grease, one of the hardest substances to get out of pipes. This process is a safe way to remove debris that doesn’t wear out your piping system as chemical removal processes will. This is also a longer-lasting solution to your buildup problem than chemical solutions. 

How To Know If Your Pipes Have Buildup

Homeowners typically know that their pipes have built up when they have trouble draining the water in their houses. For example, if you’re washing dishes and the water won’t drain from the sink or drains slowly, you likely have a buildup in your plumbing system. You can also have this process done regularly to prevent buildup in the first place.

Will Hydro Jetting Work On Older Homes

If you own an older home with an outdated plumbing system, this may not be the best method for you. Even though this process is safe on newer pipes, worn-out pipes might be permanently damaged from hydro jetting. Your plumber can help you determine if hydro jetting is right for your plumbing system and estimate the age and durability of your pipes.

Difference Between Hydro Jetting and Snaking

Both hydro jetting and drain snaking will remove debris from your plumbing system so that your backed-up water has somewhere to go. Drain snaking uses a cable or cord to put blades in your drain that will cut through the debris. However, hydro jetting uses pressurized water to clean the debris in your pipes. The method that works best on your pipes depends on the age and durability of your pipes. Older homes might need to use drained snaking instead of hydro jetting.

One thing to consider when you choose the process that works best for your plumbing system is whether or not you have grease and minerals in your drain. Drain snaking will not clear the grease and minerals that clog your plumbing system. However, hydro jetting is powerful enough to clear these substances away along with larger debris.

A plumber can look at your pipes and help determine which clean-out method would work best for your situation. The last thing you want to do is cause further damage to your system by using the wrong clean-out method. Over-the-counter drain cleaners will not do as good a job as a professional plumber and can wreak havoc on your pipes.

Final Thoughts

Contact us at (520) 214-2149 when you need hydrogenic services to clean your plumbing system. Our professionals will help you determine which clean-out method will work best on your pipes. For example, you don’t want to use hydro jetting if you have an older home with outdated pipes. Hiring a professional to diagnose and resolve your drainage problems is the best way to save money and help your water drain from the house.