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What Is Hydro Jetting?

What Exactly is Hydro Jetting?

Hydro jetting is a plumbing technique used to clean clogged or blocked pipes by blasting high-pressure water streams through them. This method can remove stubborn blockages, including tree roots, mineral deposits, and grease buildup, without damaging the pipes. Hydro jetting is commonly used in residential, commercial, and industrial plumbing systems.

Hydro is Greek for “water,” so hydro jetting is using water at a very high pressure to blast away clogged drains and sewer pipes. With pressures up to 35,000 psi, most substances stand little chance. A camera inspection is usually performed first in order to determine the exact source of the clog and to ensure hydro jetting is a safe and effective method to employ, depending on the type of clog you’re dealing with.

What Types of Clogs Can Hydro Jetting Clear?

Hydro jetting can remove many substances.

  • Sand
  • Silt
  • Scale
  • Hair
  • Build up on pipe walls
  • Tree roots
  • Congealed grease
  • And many more

When to Use Hydro Jetting

  • Hydro jetting can be used on most clogs, and most clogs don’t stand a chance against that type of pressure.
  • Hydro jetting can remove most blocked pipes.
  • Hydro jetting can be used on all types of piping.
  • Hydro jetting is great for removing build-up.

Hydro jetting is amazing in its power. It’s also environmentally friendly, as it only uses high-powered water and no chemicals like you buy over-the-counter to help with clogged drains. However, due to the force being exerted on piping, hydro jetting is not advised to be used on older pipes where they could break from the force of the water.

Hydro Jetting vs. Snaking Clogged Drains & Pipes

Snaking is where a long cable, usually made from steel, with a coil on the end is inserted into your pipes in order to clear your clogged drain. This is the traditional method that has been used for decades in order to clear clogged drains. It’s easy on the pipes and gets the job done. However, snaking is usually only a temporary solution as snakes work by puncturing holes in the clogged material, thereby letting the backup drain. However, these pipes are bound to be troublesome in the future again. With hydro jetting, you can clear your clogged drain once and be done.

If you are in need of hydro jetting for clogged drains or any other drain or plumbing problem, call American Drain Company today at (805) 800-8625 or fill out our online contact form.