There is always a moment of panic when you realize you have a drain clog that won’t budge no matter what you try. Whether it’s a plunger, some hardware store chemicals or an amateur plumbing snake, stubborn clogs can raise anxiety levels. When this happens, it’s time to call in a professional plumber with some serious drain cleaning equipment. One of the most effective techniques modern plumbers use is called hydrojetting.
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Info on Hydrojetting
Hydrojetting is a plumbing service or technique that utilizes the incredible power of water to blast through stubborn clogs that no other method will help. The plumber uses a specialized tool with a nozzle that sprays water at up to 4,000 psi, into the pipe. When a blast of water this powerful enters the drain, years’ worth of sludge is loosened and set free; even the sides of the pipes will be scraped clean.
Why You Need Professional Service
The desire to give hydrojetting the DIY treatment may be strong, but not too many homeowners possess a tool that can exert that much pressure, and if they do the likelihood of serious injury is high, and the skill level won’t be at a level that gets the pipes as clean as they need to be. A professional hydrojetting technician knows how to use the equipment so that the job is completed safely and effectively, and no parts of your drain or pipes are damaged in the process.
Hydrojetting and Sewer Repair
One of the many benefits of hydrojetting is that it is highly effective at cleaning drains and sewer lines. While this service is usually discussed as a superior drain cleaning method, it is also a great addition to any sewer or drain work that needs to be done.
When your pipes need any kind of repairs, hydrojetting can remove grease, soap scum, and mineral buildup that can get in the way or the repair. Having your drains cleaned out before a repair can really help your plumber see exactly what needs to be done and make the job more effective.
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Can I Prevent a Drain Clog?
It seems like some drain clogs just pop up overnight, but that is rarely the case. Most of the time, clogged drains are formed over time, and it is the people living in the house that are to blame. Aside from tree roots, most drain clogs are caused by food particles, soap, hair, excess paper and other items allowed to enter the plumbing system. If each family member can do their part, you should be able to prevent clogged drains most of the time.