Every homeowner faces a clogged drain at some point; they’re one of the most common plumbing problems, after all. While you can fix some clogs using a plunger and a little elbow grease, sometimes it takes professional help.
Jerry’s Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning offers expert hydro jetting services to power away stubborn clogs. We have over a decade of experience serving homeowners throughout Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties. And, because we’re a local, family-owned company, you get more personalized customer service than any of the national chain competitors.
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What is Hydro Jetting?
You may have heard about hydro jetting but don’t know exactly how it works or what cases it is used for, so let’s look at this technology and see whether it’s right for your plumbing situation.
Hydro jetting is a process that uses high-pressure water to clean the interiors of a plumbing system. The advantage of hydro jetting over other drain cleaning methods is that it removes the obstruction and cleans years of grease and debris stuck to the pipe’s walls, allowing for improved drainage.
Hydro jetting is best used in cases of clogs caused by:
- Mineral buildup
- Tree roots
How it Compares to Other Drain Cleaning Methods
Many homeowners and plumbers resort to drain snaking to solve the problem when facing a stubborn clog. Drain snaking is one of the oldest and most common methods for clearing out drains. Drain snakes are easy to use and typically the best method for clearing away minor clogs. What drain snaking lacks, however, is its cleaning power, and that’s where hydro jetting comes in.
Because hydro jetting uses high-pressure water through a specialized nozzle, it washes the entire circumference of the pipe, giving it a more thorough cleaning than drain snaking.
Hydro jetting is also superior to chemical drain cleaners because it’s safe for your plumbing, more effective, and doesn’t harm the environment.
Lastly, hydro jetting provides a long-lasting solution to drain clogs that you don’t get with other methods.
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When to Use Hydro Jetting
At Jerry’s Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning, our team of experienced plumbers will assess your drain issue to see if our hydro jetting services are the right solution.
By visually inspecting the state of your drains and pipes that encompass your plumbing system, we can determine whether they are free from tree roots and damage. Based on these findings, we can fine-tune the hydro-jet pressure to your pipes’ condition and effectively remove the buildup while keeping your pipes free from harm.
As mentioned, drain snaking is appropriate for minor clogs, such as hair or physical objects, but it has its limitations.
If your home has a history of blockages between the house and the street, hydro jetting may be the better solution. Also, hydro jetting is more effective at clearing tough clogs caused by tree roots, grease and sludge, and mineral deposits.
It’s worth noting that hydro jetting is best performed by a professional plumber because the high pressure water can damage plumbing if it’s not used properly.