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Hydro-Jetting: A Great Way for Early-Year Drain Cleaning

hydro-jetting cleaning pipe diagramIn our previous post, we wrote about why it’s a good idea to have drain cleaning for the beginning of the year. After the holidays, the drains around your house will probably be in a poor condition—especially in the kitchen, where an immense amount of food waste and fats, oils, and grease has gone down the drains.

So you’ve decided on scheduling drain cleaning in January. You need to have this job done professionally. A hand-cranked drain snake won’t do the work, and pouring store-bought chemicals down your drains won’t do it and may even hurt your pipes. When you call on a plumber for the job, you want a professional with the best possible equipment. And this means hydro-jetting.

Hydro-Jetting Basics

A hydro-jetter is a powerful cleaning device used in both commercial and residential plumbing. There are many different sizes and types of hydro-jetters, and when you rely on an experienced professional, you can trust that you’ll have the power of hydro-jetter to match your specific needs.

What a hydro-jetter does is place water under immense pressure using a motor. The pressure can be 7500 psi or much greater. If you’ve ever watched a standard hose with a high-pressure nozzle rip up parts of a lawn, you’ll already have an idea of how forceful water under high pressure can be. Now imagine this at much higher power used against the interior walls of a drainpipe. This is how the hydro-jetter performs its cleaning job. The pressurized water is sent through a long hose that’s inserted down into the drainpipes and then blasted out a nozzle. The nozzle is directional, sending the water out in different directions to cover the most area possible. Plumbers can use a variety of nozzles depending on what type of cleaning or clogging they’re dealing with.

Professional Hydro-Jetting Services

The reason hydro-jetting is one of the best—we might argue the best—way to do drain cleaning, whether to clean a clog or prevent many clogs in the future, is how thorough it is. The combination of the force of the high-pressure water and the 360° coverage is able to return drainpipes to a “like new” condition. This not only eliminates the danger of clogging, but it also makes it hard for the build-up to start again.

However, and this is big “however,” high-pressure water can potentially damage pipes if used incorrectly. It’s also potentially harmful to people. This is why you only want the most skilled professionals to handle this service. Pros know the right pressure to use and have the correct safety equipment. They’ll be able to deliver the complete cleaning you’re looking for.

We Use Hydro-Jetting and More

To arrange for great drain service in Clovis, NM, call on us. We not only use hydro-jetting for excellent drain cleaning, but we also use video camera pipe inspections so we’ll know ahead of time what type of hydro-jetting will give you the best results. We’ll see your plumbing is all set for a great 2018!