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


•• A Message to Our Customers About COVID-19

Your family’s comfort and safety are our team’s most important focus. In our area and around the country, public health and safety is on everyone’s mind. We would like to do our part to ease any concerns you may have.
Here are some precautions that we are taking at VIP Sewer and Drain Services in order to continue to provide you with the best service:
Our employees are like family. We allow everyone ample time off work to care for themselves and their families in a time of illness. So, rest assured that we would NEVER send an ill technician to your home.

As part of our normal routine, all of our technicians wear shoe covers to keep your home clean and prevent any outside contaminants from entering your home. We are now making sure our technicians are wearing mask, and gloves before entering your home.
Our plumbers will also respect your space and keep a safe distance while working at your home or business.

When you call in, our office staff will be asking if anyone in the home has a fever, been diagnosed or had exposure to the virus. We need to know so that we can be proactive with our team’s response and level of protection.
We are giving our team members facts about COVID-19 and reminding them to follow simple, but effective steps to keep them safe such as frequent hand washing.

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