How Effective Is Hydro Jetting
The hydro jetting technique is highly effective for cleaning out pipes and clearing out clogs but not in every situation. A plumber will be able to assess if your pipes can withstand the powerful force that a hydro jet produces and if it's a good solution for your situation.
Hydro jetting is a great way to get rid of all sorts of clogs! Not only does it work on the traditional sewer lines, but also in catch basins and even storm drains. It's perfect for when your plunger just can't seem to do its job anymore or if you're looking for an alternative from other methods like rodding and snaking that are not as effective against certain types of debris.
What Is Hydro Jetting Used For?
Hydro Jetting is a technique used to remove the build up of debris and other materials from drains, pipes, downspouts etc. It uses maximal water pressure which makes it possible for jetters to handle more heavy duty jobs without any problems at all!
Plumbers most always use hydro jetting when a water system keeps having problems with severe clogs. It's the best way to get through all of those scales and debris, grease, minerals - and anything else that is causing those clogs. Even tree roots. When the clogs in your pipes become extensive, it can end up to be a very messy situation with sewer backups.
All homeowners definitely wants to avoid that!
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Can Hydro Jetting Damage Pipes?
Hydro jetting is a really great way to clean out your pipes if you have newer pipes. If they are older, the first few pulses of water may damage them and cause undue pressure on certain parts of the pipe that could lead to bursting or leaks from poorly sealed joints - or worse yet- flooding in places other than where it's supposed to go!
If you do have older pipes, the solution would be to use drain snakes. A plumber can give you more information on the best method for cleaning and clearing out a pipe system that is affected with various kinds of obstructions such as large pieces of hair or adhesive from stickers.
If it seems like there are larger objects inside the pipes then hydro jetting may be necessary but most often a plumbing snake will do just fine without causing damage to older piping systems.
Does Hydro Jetting Work On Roots?
When you have big, tangled roots that have infiltrated your plumbing pipes, the use of hydro jetting can help to clear those out.
Tree roots work their way into holes and cracks in damaged pipes cutting off access to water flow. Eventually these clogs need to be removed so that everything can go smoothly again - hydro jetting is a great natural solution for this problem!
Once the hydro jetting is complete, a plumber will place chemicals into the line which ensures that any pieces of roots are eliminted and much less likely to grow back.
Is Hydro Jetting Worth It?
Because this process is so powerful and effective in clearing out tree roots and other causes of clogs in your water pipes - we have to say that it's extremely worth it for many homeowners. But again, if your pipes are older pipes or there are other issues that could make this process too dangerous then of course, alternative methods have to be found.
Discuss the pros and cons with your plumber for a full assessment to help you make the best decision possible.
If you have any questions about hydro jetting call Atlantis Plumbing today at 770-443-8229. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.