the facts about hydro jetting

The Facts About Hydro Jetting Drain Service

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If you’re a homeowner, you’ve probably have experienced a clogged drain at some point. In most cases, it’s a backed-up bathroom sink, but these smaller drains don’t qualify for hydro jetting drain services. These types of clogs happen all too often but could easily get cleared by the average do-it-yourselfer, usually the homeowner. However, if you have teenagers, you’ll probably notice that their bathroom drains get clogged faster than any other drain in the home, especially if they’re sharing a bathroom. You may often catch yourself clearing out the black slime from the bathroom sinks. That black slime is a bacteria living on hair, toothpaste, lotion, soap, phlegm, and other bathroom products that flow down the drain. What actually happens is the debris clings to the drain pipe and becomes a catch-all which eventually leads to a slow-moving drain. If left uncleared, it will eventually clog completely.

An Auger Is Still Part Of A Plumber Tool Box

So, of course, those types of clogs don’t always need the assistance of a plumber. But, for tough clogs, an auger, commonly known as a plumber’s snake, is still a big part of a plumber’s arsenal of tools. And let me assure you your plumber will have a plumbers snake every type of clog. They carry a small toilet auger, gas-powered auger, and an electric auger, which have the power to clear most drains. For the do-it-yourselfer homeowner, you can rent a plumber’s snake at your home improvement store. But when all efforts fail to clear a tough clog, it’s time to call your hydro jetting service.

Plumer snaking a drain

Hydro Jetting Is A Long-Term Option

While a power auger can clear most drains, but for those few that an auger can’t remove, you’ll need to call for reinforcements, the truck-mounted hydro jetting machine. Furthermore, those backed-up drains that keep recurring also need the strength for a more powerful clog remover. Finally, the recurring clogs need to get the residue and debris cleared of all debris altogether. It usually takes place in older homes, and in some cases, it may be the regrowth of tree roots. Whatever the case, hydro jetting is a long-term option for clearing and cleaning our drains. Professionals and homeowners alike commonly refer to hydro jetting as hydrojet drain cleaning and water jetting.

Hydro jetting for your plumbing system

Make Absolutely Sure Your Plumber First Completes A Video Inspection

Unfortunately, this is a plumbing task you won’t be able to complete on your own. The hydro jetting machine is for experienced plumbers that have the appropriate training to safely hydro jet your pipes. Before your plumber hydro jets your drains, a  closed-circuit TV inspection (video inspection) must be completed.  They do this for various reasons, but the main reason is to ensure that the pipe is clogged and not collapsed. Second, they must ensure that the pipe can withstand the powerfully high water pressure. Before hydro jetting, never engage a plumber who does not do a video check.

Some Of The Other Benefits Of Hydro Jetting

The proceedure is noninvasive.

Hydro jetting is a noninvasive method of clearing and cleaning your drains. No digging is required to reach an obstruction in a drainpipe. The clean-out is a simple way to gain access.

Hydro jetting is a safe, risk-free procedure

The procedure only requires highly pressurized water, hydro jetting removes clogs and leaves your wastewater lines spotless. There are no chemicals required and none ever used.

It is safe for the environment.

Hydro jetting is a green technology that will not damage the environment because it only uses pressurized water.

Smaller tree roots get broken up quickly

One of the most common causes of sewer line failure is because tree roots have breached the pipeline. Once inside, they expand quickly, living off the raw sewage, and if not removed, they’ll develop and eventually cause more damage. In addition, small particles are easily broken apart with hydro jetting.

Hydro Jetting Machine Will Clear Everything

This high-powered drain clearing machine can virtually clear everything in its path, including tree roots. This sophisticated technique that uses highly pressurized water along with a patented nozzle that removes everything in its way. The nozzle is attached to a hose that can withstand thousands of pounds of water pressure per (PSI). In addition to the flexibility of the hose, the water pressure can increase as needed. Your Big B’s Plumbing expert could use up to 4000 PSI to remove an obstruction on a tough drain. But a plumber’s snake might break through a tough, clogged drain, leaving some debris in the pipe. But the hydro jetting machine will not only clear the pipe but will also leave it crystal clean. License #986152

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My name is Brandon Mageno. I'm the founder, President, and CEO of Big B's Plumbing Company. As the founder, I never thought about being average or good. My passion for being the best plumbing company in Southern California has always been the same. Providing plumbing services to this great county is simply in my DNA. Nothing makes me happier than to see a satisfied customer. Learn More About Us

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