Hydro Jetting

What is Hydro Jetting

Hydro jetting is a technique to clean the clogged pipes, drains, sewer lines, and etc. It is useful in clearing the blockage that might be disrupting the water supply. Many a time, this clogging might not lead to blocking and may result in contamination of water which is not only dangerous but fatal as well. If this happens to be the case, then it’s the right time for you to call the plumber and get it cleaned. Hydro jetting machines have a large tanker of water and attachments that blast water. A blast of water of very high velocity that exerts a lot of pressure is used to scour the inner surface of the pipes. This high-velocity water is capable of removing any build-up, grease, sand, silt, and even the long struck debris. In hydro jetting, the plumber usually inspects the place with the help of some video camera or related equipment. Such inspection helps in identifying the problem at the grass-root level and then getting the correct solution. Later, a nozzle( which is mostly self-propelled) is inserted into the pipe or drain. After the insertion process, as soon as the nozzle encounters a clog it blasts water. This high-pressure jet starts to remove or dissolve debris at the required positions and does the cleaning work. Moreover, a lot of novice plumbers miss this step but it is advisable to not miss it. A video camera inspection must be carried out, after the cleaning process. This will help in evaluating the condition of the pipe after hydro jetting. The hydro jetting technique is preferred by plumbers over other classic techniques. This is because of its efficiency and the lesser amount of time it takes. Unlike snaking that only breaks the clogs, hydro jetting is capable of removing the scales as well.

When is Hydro Jetting Used

When you encounter a major clogging in your drain, then either you can do some clean by yourself or get a professional to do it for you. However, if you do it, it will be manual and not a permanent solution to the problem.  You will surely leave out the grease on the wall and it will soon start working as the adhesive for the new junk. On the other hand, hydro jetting will delay or curb down the entire process to unimaginable extents. So, it is advisable to get the work done by a professional plumber only because the plumber would know a lot of things that you don’t. The plumber knows the correct pressure that is needed for various pipe sizes and the sort of nozzle or attachments to be used. There are a lot of special nozzles with immense pressure that are capable of cutting through the toughest of stuff as well. The plumber also creates an opening or cleanout spot through which the clog would move out. The pressure needs to be precise and that can be calculated by an experienced one only. No matter what, cleaning of pipes, sewer lines is inevitable and needs to be done at regular intervals.

 Hydro jetting is necessary for restaurant and as the food and other debris start to collect soon in the pipes. If you do not go for clean up at the right time it might even worsen the condition. Contract to the general myth, this process can be used for narrow kitchen pipes as well and not just for the larger ones. Hydro jetting is pocket-friendly as well and would cost you a fortune. Otherwise, it’ll eventually cost you a lot more than what you might be paying right now for hydro jetting. The main sewer pipelines also need to be dealt with on a regular basis. The snaking process won’t be of much help when considering long term goals. You need to get free of scale built that develops because of root invasions, mineral deposition on a constant basis.

Hydro Jetting Pros and Cons


Hydro jetting is considered a better technique for clearing out the clogs. Other practices such as snaking and etc are not as efficient as this one. It is possible that the drain snake may leave a few spots here and there but that is not the case with hydro jetting. It splashes water on the entire diameter of the pipe leaving no unattended spot. The hydro jetting technique requires very low or no post work maintenance. Moreover, it tackles the problem really well. If you don’t repeat the same behavior, similar conditions are unlikely to return. The hydro jetting technique eliminates the need to dig out the underground pipes and saves you from a lot of hassles. You don’t have to worry about your lawn or backyard garden before getting the cleaning work done. Most plumbers consider hydro jetting as a safe technique. Owing to the fact that only high pressurized water is used and it involves no chemicals.



The immense pressure of the jets can sometimes lead to breaking of the pipe or may produce some cracks in it. The already weaker pipes are more prone to the danger and might end up breaking completely. So it is advised to work with experienced plumbers only. This is because they would know how to deal with older pipes. Moreover, hydro jetting needs to be avoided for pipes after a certain age, otherwise you’ll have a bigger problem to deal with. Hydro jetting is indeed a safe technique but it leads to a lot of water wastage. Moreover, in the time zone where there is already some serious water crisis existing. Unlike snaking and other DIY techniques can it do this by yourself. Hydro jet cleaning cannot be achieved without professional help. You need a good set of equipment, training, and experience for doing the same. Otherwise, you will only damage them irrespective of the newness of the pipes. Hydro jetting is sometimes incapable of removing tough drain obstructions and proves to be less effective than the rooter cleaning method.


Why you should hire DX Plumbing for your hydro jetting needs.

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