Hydro Jetters

Common Questions About Hydro Jetting

Let’s face it, if you’re a homeowner, you’ve had to have experienced a clogged drain before. But most drains are easily removed using a plunger or a small auger/snake. Then there are those clogged drains that require more than the basics; that’s when a homeowner needs to look into other options. One of those options is a powerful machine called a hydro jetter. But unfortunately, most homeowners have never heard about hydro jetting their clogged drain. 

What is hydro jetting? 

Hydro-jetting is a process that uses extreme water pressure (up to 3500 PSI) to remove the toughest obstacles and debris from the walls of your pipes, including roots and grease. This drain cleaning method is environmentally safe, economical, and quick. A specially designed hose is sent through your pipes, clearing everything in its path, leaving your drain crystal clean. 

the facts about hydro jetting

Can’t we use a plumber’s snake? 

The plumber’s snake is sufficient for most clogs in your home, but there are some setbacks to using a plumbers snake. For example, using a plumber’s snake can clear a clog, but it cannot clear the residue left behind by grease, sludge, and tree roots, which could become a catch-all for another clog. Hydro jetting will clean the inner walls of the pipe or drain, so it will swiftly remove sewage from your drains. The hydro jetter has an efficient nozzle that first shoots water forward, removing the obstacle while the jets clean and remove debris backward. Hydro jet technology thoroughly cleans off the debris, leaving your pipe crystal clean.

Will hydro jetting destroy your pipes? 

Hydro jetting is always safe on pipes that are in good condition. However, it could cause problems with damaged pipes, especially old clay Orangeburg, or compromised cast iron pipes. Before a sewer line is hydro jetted, a camera inspection is required. The camera inspection can identify any breaks in the line and determine what type of obstacle may be causing the problem. In addition, every clog will require the correct nozzle to clear the drain.  

Can I rent a hydro jet machine and do it myself?

It’s probably best to call a plumbing specialist like Big B’s Plumbing. Even though the hydro jet technology is safe, it carries an element of danger associated with extreme water pressure. Truck-mounted hydro jetters are designed to clear impacted sewer lines and should only be operated by a plumbing professional. For instance, 3500 psi is extreme pressure and can inflict severe damage to a person. Better yet, call a plumbing expert at Big B’s Plumbing to hydro jet that stubborn drain. Big B’s Plumbing is ready on a moment’s notice to tackle that tough drain.  

Are All Hydro Jetters The Same?

Like all tools, equipment, and services, they are not the same, including hydro jetters. Big B’s Plumbing employs a truck-mounted hydro jetter, the most powerful hydro jetter on the planet. It’s recommended for both residential and commercial applications. 

Will hydro jetting clear out tree roots from the sewer lines?

The big question is, will hydro jetting remove tree roots? Absolutely. The hydro-jet water stream is powerful enough to clear out those roots from your sewer line. If you think you have tree roots in your sewer line that drain slowly or back up altogether, call Big B’s Plumbing to assess the problem. There are various ways we can get rid of tree roots in your sewer lines, and hydro jetting is the best way to tackle the problem. But every situation is different depending on the situation and, in most cases, requires a plumbing expert. 

Most homeowners believe once they have eliminated tree roots from their drains, they will not return. However, clearing them is only temporary. Consult with your Big B’s Plumbing contractor for a permanent solution. 

How often do we need hydro jetting services?

At Big B’s Plumbing, we can evaluate your plumbing needs. We have state-of-the-art equipment. We also use the latest camera equipment to diagnose the problem quickly. Once the problem gets diagnosed, we can formulate a plan to remove the clogged drain and possibly repair your sewer line. Big B’s Plumbing is a highly rated contractor with an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. 

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