Drain cleaning is a common way to clear out stubborn obstructions from your plumbing system. It can be performed on an as-needed basis, and even incorporated into your preventive maintenance plan to avoid a plumbing emergency. Hydro-jetting is one of the most common methods for drain cleaning because of its environmentally-friendly nature and variety of applications for your residential or commercial property.
When is Hydro Jetting Used?
Drain cleaning can be used any time your pipes are clogged. Obstructions can result from a variety of materials, like:
- Mineral buildup, hard water scale, sediment, or other fine particles
- Toilet paper, “flushable” wipes, and other paper products
- Grease or other food scraps
- Invasive tree roots
Obstructed pipes are a nuisance, but DIY drain cleaning can actually cause further damage. Hydro-jetting can be used to break down even the most persistent clogs. After getting rid of the blockage, a camera inspection can be used to assess damage and determine the need for any additional repairs.
How is Hydro Jetting Performed?
Our convenient hydro-jetting equipment is introduced to your plumbing system from an existing access point. A multi-directional nozzle is pushed down your pipe to the obstructed area. Then the nozzle shoots high powered streams of water that blast away even the toughest materials to clean the inside of your pipes. The pressure can be expertly adjusted to suit your pipes and the nature of the clog.
Our professional technician may also recommend pipe repair or replacement techniques when damage is present, like when tree roots have compromised your pipe. We also utilize trenchless technology for repairs as well, meaning that the entire inspection, cleaning, and repair can be completed with little to no digging on your property.
Why is Hydro Jetting Better Than Other Methods of Drain Cleaning?
Hydro-jetting is a relatively new technique that has quickly gained popularity for its ease of use, safety, and reduced labor and operational costs. The equipment simply uses water to clear obstructions so no harsh chemicals or sharp mechanical devices are needed. The pressure can be adjusted to effectively clear stubborn materials without damaging fragile pipes.
Since only water is used, hydro-jetting is completely safe for the environment and you won’t have to worry about dangerous chemicals or unpleasant smells affecting your home or business. The hydro-jetting process is completed quickly and won’t leave a mess on your property, making it one of the best forms of drain cleaning available today.
Hydro Jetting with Absolute Plumbing and Drain
Whether you’d like to incorporate hydro-jetting into your preventive maintenance plan, or you have a clog that doesn’t seem to go away, we’re here to help. Absolute Plumbing and Drain is your Bay Area resource for drain cleaning, trenchless pipe repair, and pipe replacement. Our Concord team of professionals has been serving the community for nearly two decades with high-quality repairs and friendly service. We will be happy to help with any questions, or to schedule your hydro-jetting consultation.