Hydro jetting is an innovative and highly effective technique for shifting small and large blockages and cleaning out the interior of your pipes. Using water at high pressures of 3000 - 8000 PSI with a specialized nozzle, hydro jetting can clear out your pipes of clogs, hair, grease, bacteria, debris, minerals and even tree roots.
However, the power of the water pressure in hydro jetting should not be underestimated. The pressure that can dislodge blockages and even remove tree roots from your pipes is also enough to damage your home, your pipes, and even yourself. Here are 5 reasons why you should always choose a professional for hydro jetting service.
A Professional Understands How the Hydro Jetting System Works
The concept behind hydro jetting is simple enough - you force high-pressure water down the drain and that cleans out everything inside the pipes, flushing it into the sewer. However, things can go wrong if you don’t choose the right drain outlet to flush, the water chooses the path of least resistance back up through your home. A technician with experience knows how the hydro jetting system functions best, and how to use it to provide a solution for your problem.
A Professional Understands the Intricacies of Your Plumbing System
Plumbing systems can vary, from their design and structure to the type of material used for the pipes. Each of these variables will change how hydro jetting affects your system. Hydro jetting can damage and collapse delicate pipes. An experienced plumber understands the variety and differences that each plumbing system will have and knows how to adjust the hydro jetting service appropriately to protect your pipes from the high-water pressure, while also ensuring optimum pipe cleaning.
A Professional Will Always Conduct an Inspection Before Service
It is essential that your plumber conducts a video camera inspection of your pipes before undertaking hydro jetting. Inexperienced technicians often introduce the water pressure without properly inspecting the pipes, causing permanent damage, sewage back flows, and leading to the need for sewer repair or replacement. A professional camera inspection allows both the plumber and yourself to properly observe and diagnose the issue, to ensure that hydro jetting will be a safe and effective way to correct it.
A Professional Knows When Hydro Jetting Isn't the Right Solution
With the help of a camera inspection, a professional plumber can correctly and accurately diagnose the issue and ensure that hydro jetting will be a safe and effective solution. In some cases, a professional inspection and diagnosis will reveal that hydro jetting is not safe, or that there are more serious underlying problems such as a collapsed sewer line. With experience in recognizing and diagnosing the real underlying issues, a knowledgeable plumber helps you get better results while keeping your plumbing safe.
A Professional Avoids Damage to Your Line And Your Home
It's all too common to hear horror stories about inexperienced technicians implementing hydro jetting service. Incorrectly applied hydro jetting can cause backflows into the home leading to a major cleanup, damage to the interiors of your home, and even destruction of your sewer line leading to thousands of dollars’ worth of damage. It's well worth the investment in an experienced hydro jetting technician to avoid these potential plumbing disasters.Hydro jetting is an amazingly effective technique, but it's only safe in the hands of an experienced professional. Talk to your local plumber about their experience and training in hydro jetting before ordering a hydro jetting service to clean and rejuvenate your pipes.