Why Hydro Jetting Is Such A Great Choice For Blockage Removal
For years, if there was a blockage in one of your pipes, your plumber would remove it either with a grinding auger, a plunger, or a drain snake. These methods worked, but these days, there is another method that plumbers are increasingly relying on to clear blockages. It's called hydro jetting, and it uses a really powerful stream of water to clear out a blocked pipe. Why is hydro jetting now preferred to more traditional methods of clearing blockages? Well, there are a few reasons.
Hydro jetting sends waste into the sewers.
When you have a drain cleared, the gunk that is blocking the drain has to go somewhere. When you have the drain plunged or snaked, often the debris is pulled back up and out of the drain. It then makes a mess and has to be disposed of. Hydro jetting, on the other hand, will send the waste straight down the drain and into the sewer. There won't be any smelly gunk sending odors into your home, and your plumber won't have waste to haul away.
Hydro jetting clears large and small pipes.
Some drain clearing methods only address small pipes. Other drain clearing methods only address large pipes. Hydro jetting, on the other hand, clears both large and small pipes. It's really convenient for your plumber to know that no matter where they find the blockage, they can use the hydro jet. They won't carry a plunger into your home because they suspect a blockage in a small pipe, only to have to go back out and grab an auger because the blockage is actually in a larger pipe.
Hydro jetting doesn't harm the environment.
Hydro jetting only uses water. There are no harsh chemicals as there are with drain cleaning solutions. Sending more water down the drain won't hurt the planet, and it's also safer for kids and pets than relying on harsh chemical drain cleaners.
Hydro jetting is fast.
Some drain cleaning methods take a while. For instance, if your plumber uses a snake to clear a pipe, it might take them a while to fish around and find the blockage. A hydro jet, on the other hand, takes seconds to clear all of the gunk out of the pipe. A plumber can hydro jet your whole home plumbing system in an hour or two.
Hydro jetting has become the go-to drain clearing option for a reason — or actually, for all of the reasons above. Don't be surprised if the next time you call a plumber, they pull out a hydro jet.