Hydro Jetting Pros and Cons

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What is Hydro Jetting?

Hydro jetting is a non-invasive and efficient method of cleaning out your drain pipes or sewer line. This method of drain cleaning uses highly pressurized water to clear any clogs caused by buildup or roots, thoroughly flushing your pipes out and cleaning them from all angels. Hydro Jetting does two jobs in one, unclogging and cleaning your pipe which helps tremendously in the upkeep and maintenance of your plumbing system.
Hydro jetting does not rely on any chemicals, just the highly pressurized water. It is often used in commercial plumbing, as an annual part of a maintenance program, but can be equally beneficial for homeowners.
The pressure level can be adjusted from 40,000 PSI down to 10,000 PSI, making this a suitable method for a wide range of jobs, big or small.

When is Hydro Jetting Used?

Hydro jetting is an effective solution for major clogs and build up. However for commercial properties, such as hotels or restaurants where kitchen drains get used heavily, hydro jetting should be part of a scheduled maintenance routine to keep your plumbing system in top shape.
Small businesses and homeowners can benefit from hydro jetting services on an annual basis to prevent clogs and buildup that can cause costly damage to your pipes.

Hydro Jetting Pros

It’s environmentally friendly and safe. Hydro jetting does not rely on any nasty chemicals, just the highly pressurized water making it a green solution that won’t harm you or the environment.

It’s thorough. The nozzle used in hydro jetting is built to clear every single angle of your pipe, so it never misses a spot. The pressurized water is so powerful that it effortlessly blasts away years of accumulated buildup. It breaks through any clog caused by just about anything you can imagine – grease, sludge, debri, dirt, roots, you name it!

It’s non-invasive. The hydro jetter is inserted into your pipes through a clean out meaning no digging or remodeling is necessary to access the problem area!

It’s a long term solution. When snaking a clog, you’re essentially removing a part of the problem, or poking a hole through it to allow water to flow. A hydro jetter cleans your pipes so thoroughly that not only does it solve the problem at hand, but it ensures that another clog will not happen in the near future.

It’s cost effective. Hydro Jetting keeps your pipes clean for years to come meaning you won’t have to pay for another clog clear up for quite some time. Clogs and buildup can cause pipe burst and leaks so investing in hydro jet cleaning means spending less on plumbing issues down the line.

Hydro Jetting Cons

It’s not a simple task. Hydro jetting uses specialized equipment and requires skill and knowledge to be performed correctly. It is not a do-it-yourself job and will require the expertise of a trained and professional plumber.

It’s not suitable for older plumbing systems. Because hydro jetting uses highly pressurized water, older pipes that are much weaker and prone to break, will not withstand this method. A camera inspection will allow a professional plumber to check the condition of your pipes and identify any weak spots that may burst and leak if not handled with care.

It requires a lot of water. Though this is a pro, considering the lack of harsh chemicals this method uses, the problem arises during a drought, when using such large amounts of water is simply impossible.

At VIP Drain Services we specialize in hydro jetting and are happy to consult you about your plumbing needs. With over 25 years of experience in the plumbing industry, we take pride in our workmanship, professionalism, integrity, honesty and dedication. Call us for a free estimate, book an appointment and know that for any plumbing emergencies we are available 24/7.

If you have any emergency plumbing need, simply call our 24 hour emergency service line