When you get a stuck drain, you may opt for one of several popular DIY methods. While these may offer temporary relief, they often don’t fully get the job done. An emerging technology used by professional plumbers is Hydro Jetting, which uses water pressure to clear drains.
How Hydro Jetting Works
Have you felt the satisfaction of seeing a clean fence or wall after using a power washer? Just apply that same concept to your pipes and you essentially have hydro jetting. A plumber will take a water tank connected to a hose, and apply some pressure. The pressure gets directed down the drain with the clog and voila! Clean drain.
Hydro jetting is much more effective than using a snake and doesn’t cause long-term damage like chemical drain cleaners. The technology is designed to completely remove clogs, giving your pipes a fresh start. The water also clears residue that builds up over time.
Uses for Hydro Jetting
- Stuck drains
- Clogged toilet
- Sewer line blockage
- Preventative maintenance
- Pipe cleaning
When to Call in the Pros
It’s natural to try clearing a stuck drain yourself, though you should be careful which methods you use. Natural remedies, when compared with commercial chemical cleaners, tend to be less risky for your pipes.
If after a couple of tries these methods don’t work, it’s time to call in a professional. Any further tinkering could cause further blockage or damage to your pipes. There may also be a clog deeper in the pipeline that can only be solved with a hydro-jetting service.