What is hydro jetting?Hydro jetting is a highly effective and eco-friendly method plumbers use to unblock pipes and plumbing systems. Hydro jetting involves using a thin hose to send a high pressure blast of water through the pipes in order to unclog any debris or residue that has accumulated. Hydro jetting is useful for unblocking pipes that have been clogged by various types of debris such as minerals, sand, hair, grease or even food.
Hydro jetting is effective for both commercial and residential plumbing systems. Restaurants who often find their pipes clogged with oils and food particles should routinely have hydro jetting carried out in order to keep problems at bay.
For residential homes that have not had pipes cleaned in years and have a severe clogging issue, hydro jetting may be the best option.
How to determine whether hydro jetting is the correct solution?
A professional plumber, such as ourselves at Red Hat Plumbing, will be able to decide whether hydro jetting is the right method to use. An inspection is usually carried out first to see what is causing the blockage in the plumbing system.
Inspections are generally carried out by video, which is inserted into the pipes. This way we can find out exactly what the problem is and where it is located.
When should hydro jetting not be used
If upon inspection we find that pipes are already cracked, broken or damaged, hydro jetting may not be the right method. Where the pipes are damaged, the high pressure of the water used in hydro jetting may cause even further damage. If this is the case, we’ll be able to recommend other safe methods to unclog the pipes.
Why is hydro jetting more effective than other methods to unclog pipes?
As mentioned previously, hydro jetting is an effective and eco-friendly method used to unclog pipes. No invasive chemicals are needed because the build up is removed using the very high pressure of the water.
In addition, while snaking will break up clogging in the pipes, it will not restore them fully to their former glory. When snaking is used there will always be some residue left inside the pipes. Hydro jetting, on the other hand, will remove most of the clogging and restore the inside of the pipe to its full diameter.
Contact Red Hat Plumbing if you have a problem today
Red Hat Plumbing is a fully licensed and insured plumbing service. We offer solutions for both residential and commercial plumbing. If you are experiencing a plumbing issue, contact us today, and we’ll be able to determine whether hydro jetting is the right option for you.