How Hydro Jetting Helps with Mainline Troubles

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If your plumbing system has ever fallen victim to a major drain clog, you know just what a hassle it can be.

Sometimes, you can get it out with a good plunger and maybe a little bit of skill and strength.

But pouring a chemical over-the-counter drain cleaner is never a good option for helping your clogged drains. These products are highly caustic, rarely resolve the problem and may burn your piping, causing damage to your plumbing.

Scheduling drain cleaning with a trained plumber allows you to feel confident that the problem is found and removed ASAP and with little damage to your pipes. In today’s guide, we’ll take a look at why you should choose a professional who uses hydro-jetting in Denver as part of their drain cleaning methods.

And if you have any questions, or are ready to book your drain cleaning or hydro-jetting service, contact our Centennial plumbers or Denver plumbers at Bell Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Electrical today!

What is Hydro Jetting?

Professional plumbers have a number of tools in their arsenal to clean your bathroom drains. One of these is a hydro jetter. A hydro jetter is very much like a power washer that is designed to go into plumbing pipes. Pressurized water shoots out of a 360-degree nozzle, which ensures that every inch of your drain is cleaned. The water pressure is high enough to scour your pipes, loosening all kinds of buildup and debris, but gentle enough that there’s no fear of damage. In fact, hydro-jetting is so effective that it can be used to remove root work in water and sewer lines!

How Are Hydro Jets 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 buildup and debris, where it will flow down and out of your system.

What are the Benefits of Hydro-jetting?

Hydro-jetting offers several benefits compared to other drain cleaning methods, including:

  • Effectiveness: It efficiently eliminates stubborn clogs and residue, leaving pipes looking like new.
  • Eco-friendly: Unlike some alternatives, hydro-jetting doesn’t involve harsh chemicals or toxins, making it an eco-conscious choice.
  • Cost-effectiveness: By clearing pipes and preventing future clogs, hydro-jetting helps avoid expensive repairs and replacements down the line.
  • Speed: It’s a swift process, minimizing disruptions to your daily routine. Tough clogs can vanish within just a few hours.

Can I Do Hydro-Jetting Myself?

Hydro jetting involves a specialized plumbing tool, so you aren’t going to find it in the local hardware store, and for good reason: only a trained expert should use this tool. Hydro-jetting equipment is also potentially dangerous to people because of the pressure of the water spray, so only allow professionals with the proper training and safety gear to do this job. Professionals will also know the right pressure level for your drains to do the cleaning job you need without causing damage.

What to Know About Drain Augers and Snakes vs. Hydro Jetting

Professionals have a couple of tools at their disposal when it comes to drain cleaning, none of which include these toxic chemicals. You may expect your plumber to show up with a drain snake or drain auger. These may be electronic or hand-operated. The plumber feeds a wire into the pipe, which then latches onto a clog and either pulls it out or breaks it up.

The problem is that these only remove large clogs and don’t target other problem areas throughout the plumbing system. A good drain cleaning session should be both effective and preventive. And with hydro jetting, you get just that. A thin hose inserted into the pipes blasts them with water, which takes care of any stuck-on grease, food, hair, debris, dirt, and buildup there may be.

Call Bell Plumbing Heating, Cooling & Electrical for Hydro-Jetting!

If you need targeted cleaning now to eliminate a clog, calling a professional plumber who uses hydro-jetting can take care of it. However, if over a year has passed since you had a visit from a plumber, you should consider scheduling a regular cleaning with hydro-jetting (and other tools) to prevent future clogs. You know how aggravating clogs can be; imagine having their threat eliminated almost entirely!

For top-quality drain cleaning in Denver, CO, turn to the trusted staff at Bell Plumbing and Heating. We are proud to be family-owned since our inception in 1926. Whether you need hydro-jetting, plumbing repairs, a sewer replacement, or help with a renovation, we can help. Call us today!

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