Cleaning with Water: How Hydro Jetting Works

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There are two main sides to your plumbing system: the supply side, in which your main water line brings potable water into your home, and the return side, in which the drains and sewer line remove wastewater. As you know, your drains and sewer line see a lot of icky stuff, and this icky stuff can line the sides of your plumbing pipes, eventually restricting wastewater flow and causing clogs. One of the most effective and safest ways to clear your drains and sewer line is with professional hydro jetting services.

What Is a Hydro Jet?

A hydro jet is like a power washer for your plumbing system. The hydro jet is comprised of compressor, a flexible hose that can snake and a round head that can spray water 360 degrees. The water comes out at 3500 psi, a very high level of pressure. Water spraying at this rate of speed can safely cut through any build-up in your pipes – including tree roots – without being dangerous to the pipes.

How Is It Used?

Hydro jetters are designed to spray upward in your plumbing system so they can effectively dislodge whatever debris may be in your pipes. To do this, your plumbing professional will attach the hydro jet to an opening on your plumbing system known as a “cleanout”; once the hydro jet is securely in place, the water will spray upwards, dislodging any build-up and debris, where it will flow down and out of your system.

Can’t I Hydro Jet Myself?

A hydro jet is specialized plumbing tool that is typically only available to licensed plumbers. Second, this is a very powerful tool; in untrained hands, it could do a lot of damage to your plumbing system. If you think your drains or sewer line in Denver, CO, could use a good cleaning with a hydro jet, call the plumbing experts at Bell Plumbing and Heating today!

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