If you are currently dealing with a bad clog in your plumbing system, a plumber will typically begin by trying to snake it out. A plumbing snake can be used to tackle many of the clogs that infiltrate plumbing systems within a matter of just minutes. However, there are some clogs that can’t be removed with a plumbing snake. Plumbers need to take a more heavy-duty approach to these kinds of clogs, and they often turn to hydro jetting to deal with them.
A Look At The Hydro Jetting Process
During the process of hydro jetting, a plumber will use a high-pressured flow of water to obliterate clogs from plumbing pipes. The plumber will begin by sending a thin water line down your plumbing pipes to wherever the clog is located. Whether it’s close to a drain or all the way down in your sewer line, which is where many difficult clogs tend to form, the plumber will find the clog with the line. He or she will then use the pressurized water, which can be pressurized up to 5000 p.s.i. or more, to cut through the clog and break up whatever is blocking your plumbing system. Within just seconds, the plumber can blast away grease, hair, and even tree roots and scale buildup. Hydro jetting will get your plumbing pipes completely cleared.
If you opt to use hydro jetting to get rid of stubborn clogs, you should make sure you’re working with a plumber who knows exactly how to do it. There will be up to 20 gallons of water shooting through your plumbing system during hydro jetting, so the last thing you want is for an inexperienced plumber to tackle the job. It could lead to further problems with your plumbing system and force you to make costly repairs.