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What Is Hydro Jetting?

Clogged drains can be a plumbing problem for many in the Los Angeles area. After all, with life comes waste products, and hair, food, dirt, and other drain-clogging goodies can easily find your way into your plumbing pipes and stay there until forcefully removed.

American Drain Co offers both commercial and residential drain cleaning services, as well as plumbing services, from emergency plumber to pipelining and septic services, in the Los Angeles area. Our mission is to help you no matter the time of day or night with your drain or plumbing problem. Below, we’ll take a more in-depth look at hydro jetting (or drain jetting) and when we’d be more likely to use it to fix your clogged drain. Call our Los Angeles plumbing company today!


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.


Hydro jetting can remove many substances.

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


  • 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.


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.


As your Top Rated Local® plumbing experts, American Drain Co offers the best clogged drain service and emergency plumbing services in Los Angeles. We are a third-generation family-owned plumbing family with over 20 years of experience helping area residents with their plumbing problems, from clogged toilets to plumbing repairs and trenchless sewer specialists.

We offer both residential and commercial clogged drain and plumbing solutions that will fix your plumbing problem fast. Our expert plumbers are here to serve you any way we can. We can help with kitchens and bathroom remodels, new construction, or plumbing repairs of your existing plumbing. We invest in continuing education and the latest technology in order to bring the highest quality plumbing work to your home or business. We can diagnose and fix plumbing problems quickly so you can be on with your day. If you are in need of hydro jetting for clogged drains or any other drain or plumbing problem, call our 24-hour plumbers today!