Clogged pipes are one of the unfortunate realities of home ownership. Clogs form when grease, hair, soap scum and other debris accumulates in your drain pipe, resulting in slow drains or even pipe backups.
Sometimes a simple plunging or pipe-snaking procedure is enough to fix a clog and restore normal pipe functionality. However, more severe clogs require powerful, professional-grade plumbing tools to resolve. In these situations, your plumbing professional might recommend a process called hydro-jetting.
How Does Hydro-Jetting Work?
Hydro-jetting is essentially pressure-washing for your pipes. With this non-invasive technique, plumbers use a powerful stream of pressurized water to break up clogs and clear the drain. The water pushes grease, mineral buildup, hair and even tree roots through the drain.
Other drain cleaning methods can take additional time and labor to complete, and some approaches – such as chemical flushing – actually do more harm than good. With modern hydro-jetting equipment, professional drain cleaning technicians can restore your pipes and remove even the most stubborn clogs effectively and affordably. Hydro-jetting is the most thorough way for homeowners and municipal workers alike to deal with stubborn drain issues.
Hydro-Jetting Works With Any Drain Configuration
Hydro-jetting is not only the most effective way to fully clear clogs and buildup, but also the most flexible. Pipe cleaning specialists can use hydro-jetting technology to clean drain and sewer systems of any size and in any configuration. It is also safe to use with any material, including:
- Orangeburg pipe (an outdated material often found in older homes)
- Cast iron
- PVC or cured-in-place resin
Hydro-Jetting Sets the Stage for Other Plumbing Projects
Because hydro-jetting is such a powerful and effective way to clean pipes, plumbers also use it as the first step before embarking on a pipe repair or renovation project. Hydro-jetting fully rids pipes of any buildup, debris or dirt, which is critical in preparing pipes for repair.
Your plumber will almost always do a thorough hydro-jetting of your home’s sewer system before starting any of these repair projects:
- Trenchless pipe lining
- Subterranean manhole-to-manhole lining
- Pipe bursting, to fully replace damaged pipes without destroying your lawn
- Sectional point repair, for localized damage
- Relining applications
The work of clearing drains and underground pipe systems with hydro-jetting equipment should always be done by a licensed, professional plumbing technician. If you’ve been struggling to battle severe drain clogs with ineffective DIY efforts, contact your local plumbing pros to blast away debris with top-of-the-line hydro-jetting equipment.
Contact Thistle Plumbing For High-Quality Work
Thistle Plumbing is a fully licensed and insured plumbing company servicing all gas, water, and sewer needs for customers in the Los Angeles – South Pasadena area.
We specialize in drain and sewer cleaning, pipe de-scaling, sewer inspections, and pipe rehabilitation. Our powerful hydro-jetting equipment uses 4,000 psi of pressure to remove roots, sand, soil, small rocks and debris from inside drain lines.
Call Thistle Plumbing for expert advice and solutions to any plumbing problem.