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What is Hydro-jetting?

Hydro-jetting is the newest and most effective sewer cleaning process! Our machine uses high-pressure water, much like a pressure washer machine, to clear hard to remove stoppages that a regular drain cleaning cannot. Our hydro-jetting machine can thoroughly clean your pipes to “like new condition” from years of buildup and not just clear the present clog.

What happens to cause pipes to need hydro-jetting?

  1. Accumulation of Debris: Over time, various substances such as grease, soap scum, food particles, hair, and other debris can accumulate inside pipes. These substances stick to the pipe walls and can gradually build up, reducing the diameter of the pipe and impeding the flow of water.
  2. Formation of Scale: Minerals present in water, such as calcium and magnesium, can precipitate out and form scale deposits on the interior surface of pipes. Scale build-up narrows the pipe’s diameter, restricts water flow, and provides a surface for other debris to adhere to, exacerbating the clogging problem.
  3. Grease Build-Up: In kitchen drains and sewer lines connected to restaurants or food processing facilities, grease can accumulate and solidify over time. This grease build-up can constrict the flow of water and trap other debris, leading to severe clogs.
  4. Foreign Objects: Items accidentally flushed down toilets or washed down drains, such as sanitary products, paper towels, wipes, or toys, can become lodged in pipes and cause blockages.
  5. Corrosion and Structural Damage: Pipes can corrode over time due to chemical reactions with the water or soil, especially in older systems or in areas with corrosive soils. Corrosion weakens pipes and can lead to blockages.

How does ABC Plumbing Determine if Hydro-Jetting is Needed?

Our team has been trained specifically for our machine and how to identify when it’s the best solution for our customers. Typically after a regular drain cleaning has failed and a camera inspection has identified the root cause of the blockage, hydro-jetting is next! Below are things we take into consideration when determining if hydro-jetting is best for you.

  1. Nature of the Blockage: Plumbers consider the type and severity of the blockage. Cable cleaning is often effective for breaking through solid obstructions like tree roots or compacted debris. Hydro-jetting, on the other hand, is better suited for clearing out softer blockages like grease, sludge, or scale buildup.
  2. Pipe Material and Condition: The material and condition of the pipes play a crucial role in the decision-making process. Cable cleaning may be preferred for older or more fragile pipes to avoid the risk of damage from high-pressure water. Hydro-jetting is generally safe for most types of pipes, including PVC, copper, and steel, but the plumber will assess the condition of the pipes to ensure they can withstand the water pressure.
  3. Extent of Blockage: If the blockage is minor or localized, cable cleaning may suffice to clear the obstruction. However, for more extensive blockages or when multiple blockages are present along the pipe, hydro-jetting is often more effective at thoroughly cleaning the entire length of the pipe.
  4. Environmental Considerations: Hydro-jetting is a water-based method that doesn’t involve the use of harsh chemicals, making it environmentally friendly. Plumbers may recommend hydro-jetting for environmentally sensitive areas or when avoiding chemical use is a priority.
  5. Long-Term Solutions: Hydro-jetting not only clears blockages but also removes debris and buildup from the interior walls of the pipes, providing a more thorough cleaning and reducing the likelihood of future blockages. Plumbers may recommend hydro-jetting as a preventative maintenance measure to keep pipes clear and functioning optimally in the long run.

Hydro-Jetting For Preventive Maintenance:

This is a perfect solution to keep your sewer pipes draining in a healthy manner, control repetitive drainage issues from reoccurring and keep integrity of your sewer pipes.

It is recommended for our commercial customers, especially restaurants, as a highly effective yearly maintenance to clear anything that might soon cause an issue and to keep the sewer smell at a minimum. Many of our restaurant or food industry customers set up scheduled annual maintenance with us before their annual city health inspection is due or on a quarterly basis. If you are interested in this service don’t hesitate to contact us today for more information on how to get setup! 

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