When we recommend hydro jetting to our customers, their first question is usually, “hydro what?” Hydro jetting is an innovative technology that relies on water pressure to clear clogs and clean pipes, rather than harmful chemicals.
Why do Clogs Form?
Many things can cause a clog to form. Frequently, the location of the drain reveals the clog's cause. Kitchen sink clogs often come from a build-up of fat, grease, and oil. Toilet clogs may be the result of flushing things you shouldn't, like toys, feminine hygiene products, wipes, and cotton swabs. Clogs in bathroom sinks and tubs usually are a combination of hair and soap scum residue.
Why You Shouldn't use Chemical Cleaners
Chemical drain cleaners can destroy the lining of your pipes. The typical active ingredients in these products are caustic and eat away your drain. Older pipes are especially vulnerable to leaks caused by chemical drain cleaners.
Due to their toxic nature, chemical drain cleaners aren't good for you, as their fumes have been known to cause nasal and eye irritation. And because these toxic products are poured into drains, they often end up in rivers and other bodies of water and destroy the environment.
It’s also important to remember that sometimes chemical drain cleaners just don't work. They aren't going be effective if junior has put a toy down the drain or if the clog is due to mineral build-up.
Is Hydro Jetting the Best Cure for a Clog?
We have some good news — hydro jetting is effective on all clogs! And because the technology's active ingredient is water, it's eco-friendly and completely toxin-free.
We saved the best news for last. This cutting edge technology is also safe on drains. The pressure of up to 3500 psi of water removes the clog and cleans the drain. While some future build-up is normal, this technology's drain cleaning helps prevent clogs from forming.
Don't let slow or clogged drains get you down. Let us help. Contact Mr. Rooter Plumbing of San Francisco today.