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Introduction to Hydro Jetting

A clogged drain can upset your entire routine. A clogged sink interferes with cooking and cleaning, and a clogged toilet could overflow. Clogged drains can result in leaky pipes and, in some cases, a terrible smell. Homeowners often try to tackle clogs themselves, wasting time and money, just to end up frustrated.

Luckily, professional plumbers offer one of the most effective methods of clearing clogged drains: hydro jetting. In this article, you will learn what hydro jetting is and why it is the best choice for busting through stubborn clogs. hydro jetting system

What is Hydro Jetting?

As you might guess from the name, hydro jetting uses a jet of highly pressurized water to clean and clear pipes. Plumbers use this technology to quickly and easily clean a clogged drain of any depth. 

A hydro jetting machine consists of a water tank, a compressor, and a hose with a nozzle on the end that rotates while emitting a forceful spray of water. The water pressure can measure from 1500 PSI to 4000 PSI. The spinning water jet works like a drill and plows through whatever is blocking your pipes. The water jet can also be focused to slash like a saw through roots and other blockages. Hydro jetting is the modern solution for stubborn clogs and blocked pipes.

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How Clogged Drains Happen

Clogs are simply blockages of material that either partially or completely obstruct your drains. Clogs are commonly formed of soap residue, hair, lint, food waste, and grease, but dirt, debris, and even solid objects can contribute to the obstruction. 

The usual efforts to break up a clog (plunger, snake, chemicals, etc.) don’t always work. Having drain strainers can help, but they won’t catch everything. Sometimes what you need is the sheer power of hydro jetting, especially for drain pipes that are coated in grease or have been invaded by tree roots. After one hydro jetting service, your pipes will be like new.

Why Hydro Jetting is the Best Clog Solution?

To date, hydro jetting is the most thorough and effective method of clearing clogs in your drainage system. Here’s why:

  • No need to guess what the clog is made of: hydro jetting can cut through dirt, roots, grease, food waste, hair, scale buildup, and other blockages with ease.
  • Hydro jetting is significantly more thorough than snaking, which can break up clogs but leaves debris in its wake. The 360-degree rotating jets of the hydro jetter ensure the walls of your pipes are completely clean.
  • Hydro jets have the advantage of flexibility, able to bust through clogs in tight places or curved pipes, no matter how deep in the system they may be.
  • Unlike snakes, hydro jet machines are gas-powered, making them the portable choice for places where electricity can’t reach.
Before hydro jetting, your plumber will snake the drain and inspect the system with a camera. This way, they can ensure your pipes are not cracked or broken and are otherwise suitable for jetting. When done by an experienced professional, hydro jetting is the safest and most effective drain cleaning serviceplumber

Get Professional Help From Reeves Family Plumbing

With 60 years of experience, Reeves Family Plumbing is the go-to plumbing company in Dallas, Texas. Their phone lines are open 24 hours a day for emergency plumbing assistance and can always help you with your clogged drain issues. Call the plumbers you can trust…call Reeves Family Plumbing.