Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions About Hydro Jetting
For pipes clogged with roots, grease, and mineral deposits, hydro-jetting is the most effective way to clear out your plumbing.
However, before calling a plumber to request the service, you may have some questions about how it works, what makes it work, any potential issues, etc. Here are some answers to our most commonly asked questions about hydro jetting.
Hydro-Jetting or Hydro Jet Cleaning is a method of plumbing that uses powerful blasts of pressurized water to clear drain blockages and stoppages. It is the newest technology in plumbing compared to the use of Plumbing Snake or Plumbing Cable to clear out a line. Learn more about What is Hydro Jetting.
A hydro jetter is a motorized hose through which the water passes. The jet is inserted into the pipe and the water is turned on, blasting away any clogs or debris.
To a certain extent, it depends on what sort of problems you are having with your pipes, which may or may not require more frequent maintenance.
However, as a general rule, for regular preventative maintenance, it is best to have your pipes cleaned out every 18-24 months. If problems occur more often than that, the pipes should be thoroughly inspected by a plumber to see if there are any additional issues with the plumbing.
With so much power at its disposal, it should have no problem clearing out your plumbing.
Generally, yes. Snaking can be effective for removing small clogs and/or soft stoppages, such as paper. In other words, snaking will provide relief for a quick, shallow clog, but for a deeper clog, it will not be able to remove it and can even damage the pipes if not handled properly.
Hydro jetting is the best method for providing complete coverage. To clear most or all of the debris in a standard pipe, such as sludge, grease, and dirt, hydro jetting is by far the best solution.
This video demonstrates the difference between snaking and hydro jetting. The power of the jet as opposed to the weaker torque of a snake makes a substantial difference on large-scale plumbing clogs.