When pipes are gummed up or clogged with grease or other sticky debris, hydro jetting can be much more effective than a sewer snake. A snake will punch a hole through the debris which may allow liquids or small solid to flow through for a short time only. Eventually the hole will fill in and you will have the same problem again. Hydro Jetting, or high pressure jetting might be a good solution to your drain or sewer problems.
If you’d like to learn more about hydro jetting and get your pipes truly clean, Skyline Plumbing and Mechanical in Provo, Utah can help you. Here’s more information about hydro jetting so you can make an informed decision on whether or not hydro jetting is a good solution for you.
What is Hydro Jetting?
Hydro jetting, also referred to as hydro jet drain cleaning or high pressure jetting, is when Skyline Plumbing and Mechanical sends a professional plumber to your home or office and shoots a highly-pressurized stream of water into your drain or sewer pipes. In other words, we use water combined with pressure to remove grease, debris, clogs and other obstructions which prevent waste liquids and solids from traveling down the drain and flowing through the pipes. Hydro Jetting cleans the pipes instead of just removing the clog.
When to Use Hydro Jetting
Here are just a few circumstances where Hydro Jetting may be an effective solution for you:
- Clean Sewer Pipes. If you have debris in your sewer lines it is just a matter of time before solids gather on the debris, clogging your pipes. A hydro jet drain cleaner will clean the inside of the pipes and make your pipes look like new. (ok, maybe not NEW but a lot Cleaner!)
- Grease Clogs: Hydro Jetting removes the clog where a snake may just bore a hole through the clog.
- Main Line Cleaning: Sometimes its best to hyrdro jet your main sewer line to remove stubborn clogs.
Hydro Jetting Process
One of the most efficient ways to clear out the pipes is with a hydro jetting service by Skyline Plumbing.
It’s a fairly simple process. It’s like a pressure washer on the end of a hose. Our professional plumber inserts the hydro jet hose into the pipe. The tip of the hydro jet machine sprays high pressure in an outward, backward direction. The high pressure in combination with the water, rinses debris and buildup from the inside of the pipe.
The water pressure is no joke, either. A high-quality machine would be able to deliver 7,000 PSI to 60,000 PSI — that’s as much as 20 gallons of water per minute. The pressure is strong enough to clean out the plumbing system completely.