Hydro Jetting uses high-pressure water to scrub away years of accumulated build-up on the inside walls of your pipes. Think of it as a power washer for your plumbing system. Functionally, hydro jetting follows a similar concept as traditional snaking or rootering with a key difference: whereas snaking or rootering punches out blockages, which creates a temporary opening in a pipe, hydro jetting uses a stream of ultra high-pressure water to clear the pipe, rather than a physical drain snake. This technique can be beneficial in certain situations such as finished basements, landscaped yards, and difficult to reach areas.
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When to Use Hydro Jetting?
At some point in their lifespan, most plumbing systems will run into problems with an accumulation or buildup of debris and materials — that’s why regular plumbing maintenance and cleaning is important.
But things happen, people move and sometimes maintenance gets pushed to the back burner. It’s at that point that hydro jetting can be part of an effective arsenal to service the problems that might end up occurring. Here are some problems that hydro jetting can address:
- Most commonly used for soft blockages:
- Blockages in drain pipes;
- Accumulation of debris along pipe walls;
- In some cases, to remove tree roots from pipes;
- Situations where full pipe replacement is not feasible.
DrainWorks’ trained drain technicians will always look at your unique situation and make a thorough determination of whether hydro jetting or snaking is the recommended approach to clearing your drain issue when excavating is not an option.
Maintain your drains with regularly scheduled hydro jettings.
DrainWorks® proudly uses US Jetting products for Hydro-Jetting services.
“After moving to our new house, 3 DAYS LATER the main drain backed up. I called 6 plumbers (DrainWorks was the last), and they were the first to respond, so I went with them. The whole experience, Jeremy coming and sticking a camera down to see what the problem was, Lou with the repair work and hydroblast – all of it was done professionally and with excellent customer service. I didn’t get another quote – couldn’t be bothered – these guys impressed me enough that I just went with them and trusted it…so far so good!”
Paul, Warden/Kingston Rd, Toronto
“The toilet in my powder room on the main flow started leaking water. I called DrainWorks immediately and arranged to have a technician come to my home. After reviewing the situation and showing me the video of the pipes extending from the house to the street, I learned that tree roots had invaded the pipes and were causing the problems. As my house was built in 1904 the vast majority of the pipes are still clay and Jeremy indicated that I will likely have to have some significant plumbing work done in time. However, he did mention that a lower cost option ($1000 vs. $8,000-$12,000) would be to Hydro flush the lines and that should provide another 2-3 years before having to revisit the much larger project of replacement. The hydro flushing was scheduled a week later. As promised, 24 hours prior to the hydro flushing I received a call informing me exactly what time I could expect the team the next day. True to form, they arrived exactly at the time indicated. I was kept in the loop about everything they were doing. They provided excellent explanations of the problems and solutions. In addition, every time they had to come in to my home they were very respectful and without being asked they wore shoe protectors. Finally, prior to leaving they ran video cable down the pipes to allow me to see the result of the hydro flush (truly excellent!).”
Debbie in Toronto