About Hydro Jetting

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Sometimes you will end up with a clog in your drain that is simple enough to fix. If the clog is in the sink, you use a sink plunger and if it's in the toilet, you use the larger plunger. With a few pumps, you can free up the clog and be done with it. However, this is when you are dealing with a small clog that's close to the surface. Another simple fix for simple clogs is to put some baking soda and vinegar down the drain. However, you can also end up with more serious clogs and these are the ones that are down further in the plumbing and these aren't as easy to take care of. In fact, they mean a visit from a plumber. This article introduces you to a plumbing procedure that is known as hydro jetting. You'll learn what it is and how it helps you maintain your plumbing lines by reading more below: 

What is hydro jetting?

Hydro jetting is a plumbing procedure that is done with the use of equipment that sends high-pressure blasts of water into your plumbing pipes. Hydro jetting is done by professional plumbers and you can't buy the equipment needed at the hardware stores. Plus, you wouldn't want to try to perform a hydro jetting treatment yourself anyway, you could really damage your plumbing if you don't know what you are doing. 

Why is hydro jetting done?

Hydro jetting is done in order to clean your plumbing pipes. The bursts of water that shoot through the pipes will effectively clean them in a way that is safe for your plumbing, as long as you have a plumber do it. When the water is forced through the pipes at this high speed, it will push through clogs that are starting to form. It will also push through anything else that is in the pipes and this includes hardened grease and oil that is lining the sides of the pipes, making them narrower in a way that will lead to future clogs. 

What makes hydro jetting better than other pipe cleaning methods?

There are several reasons why hydro jetting is better than other pipe cleaning methods. One reason why it is considered better is that the water will push through all the debris in the pipes and also clean the entire inner walls of them without leaving anything behind. Other types of cleaning methods, such as using plumbing snakes, will still leave debris behind and this includes leaving some of the hardened grease that is stuck to the sides. Also, it is safer than chemicals because chemical cleaners can eventually take their toll on the pipes, breaking down the integrity of PVC pipes. Plus, you won't be adding those chemicals to the water, which creates environmental issues.

For more information on hydro jetting, reach out to a company like STL Plumbing Drains & Jetting.

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