Clogged and slow drainage systems and sewer overflows are every property owner's and tenant's nightmare. Nonetheless, everyone is sure to experience a clogged system at some point because debris, grease, and minerals deposit in the drainage pipes naturally with time. Kitchen refuse, leaves, and many other materials may find their way into your sewer drainage system, causing it to clog.
Your drainage and sewer system can get blocked due to a number of reasons. However, the light at the end of the tunnel is that many ways to unclog your system are available.
Hydro jetting is one of the preferred ways of unclogging drainage systems that experienced plumbers across the globe prefer for stubborn clogs. Before hydro jetting, plumbers first conduct a video inspection to ascertain the degree of blockage, area of damage, and the cause of the clogs.
What Is Hydro Jetting?
Hydro jetting is a highly effective process involving massive water injection into the drainage pipes at high pressure using special hoses and other advanced equipment. A typical hydro jet system comprises a pressure pump, the correct nozzle to deliver the required pressure work area enclosure, and waste handling equipment. Most hydro jetting systems are designed to operate from pressures as low as 4,000 psi to as high as 60,000 psi depending on the nature of the clog.
When Is Hydro Jetting Needed?
Initially, plumbers preferred hydro jetting to remove severe clogs that keep recurring. An escalation of grease and debris buildup could cause sewer backup, thus prompting the need for hydro jetting. However, plumbers today frequently use hydro jetting to remove stubborn clogs and general maintenance due to its desired results. Some of the benefits of hydro jetting include the following.
1. Hydro Jetting Is Highly Effective
Hydro jetting is highly effective compared to other conventional methods, such as chemical methods, because it thoroughly cleans the pipe interiors and completely removes the clogs. The highly pressurized streams of water within the drainage pipes ensure that all clogs are broken down and forcefully removed without damaging the drainage system. This leaves the pipes clean and in good working order.
The use of video inspection to ascertain the cause of the clog and the clogged areas within the system make the drainage cleaning job faster, more precise, and more effective. Hydro jetting can additionally be used to clean the drainage system as a scheduled maintenance technique to prevent future clogging of your drainage system.
Besides the desirable results that we have just discussed, the effectiveness of hydro jetting is enhanced because the equipment is handled by one to two professionals. Therefore, it is not labor-intensive. Further, there is no need to remove the pipes when unclogging using this method, and the equipment is inserted in the pipes wherever the pipes are.
2. Saves You Money
The initial cost of purchasing hydro jetting equipment might make you think twice about procuring the device, but the benefits are worth the purchase. Moreover, using traditional methods to unclog your system will only partially solve the problem. It will leave debris to accumulate and clog your system, making it a recurrent problem that never goes away. This makes hydro jetting more desirable for its long-term rather than short-term results.
Hydro jetting gets rid of stubborn clogs and deposits, leaving the drainage pipes clean, which reduces the chances of repeated clogs, odors, and other issues that may lead to repeated service calls. This saves you money.
More desirable is the fact that you don't need to purchase the equipment if you don't need to use it regularly. You can procure the services of a professional drainage company, like Apex Plumbing. We are equipped with hydro jetting equipment to inspect, unclog, and maintain your drainage system at affordable rates. So many things could go wrong with your plumbing system, but hydro jetting will help you save money while ensuring a cleaner and healthier environment.
3. Environmentally Friendly and Hygienic
Using chemicals and other toxic substances to unclog the sewer and drainage system will contaminate soil, underground water, natural vegetation, and the lakes and rivers where they drain, thus making them environmentally unfriendly. With hydro jetting, only clean water is used without the addition of any other corrosive or harmful chemicals that may damage the pipes. Suppose you live next to a water source. In that case, hydro jetting will not harm the environment but will benefit the environment by maintaining clog-free pipes and avoiding sewer line failures.
Moreover, hydro jetting is more hygienic and sanitary because by using this method, you don't have to remove parts of the drainage to unclog. Hydro jetting effectively removes all the kitchen refuse and sewer clogs that could pop back up the sink when ineffective traditional methods are used. The high water pressure efficiently removes the clogs without you having to manually unclog or use chemicals that could be toxic to the body.
4. Highly Versatile
Besides unclogging drainage in your home, hydro jetting can be used in unclogging large industrial-scale pipes and other pipes, such as cement sewer lines, clay pipes, iron pipes, and resin-based pipes, leaving them clean and free of foul smell. Hydro jetting can also be used to clean and unclog county sewer pipes faster and more effectively than other traditional methods such as drain snakes.
5. Hydro Jetting is Non-Invasive
Major clogs in your drainage system, whether in an urban area entirely covered with concrete or in a garden, may prompt the plumbing experts to dig up the drainage system to access the blocked site when using traditional unclogging methods. This has undesirable effects on the property's infrastructure and the garden's aesthetic value. On top of that, it's time-consuming and expensive.
However, when hydro jetting, plumbers don't need to dig up trenches or excavate whole pipes. The pipes can easily be accessed through the clean-out. The sheer pressure of the streams of water then helps to unclog the stubborn sludge on the entire length of the clogged area.
Hydro jetting is a highly effective technique if used by competent professional plumbers. However, its beneficial effects may not be realized in the hands of a novice plumber. Additionally, it may not be effective if the pipes are worn out or damaged. Therefore, a detailed inspection and assessment are important before opting for this solution.
On many occasions, clogged drains are unclogged using conventional means such as drain snakes and plungers. Grease and debris deposits and other clogs that are difficult to clear require more power to fix. The process involves using highly pressurized water. In the wrong hands, it could damage your expensive piping system. Therefore, you should only hire an experienced plumber or plumbing company to maintain and unclog your drainage system.
At Apex Plumbing, we offer clogged toilet repair services, water heater repair services, drain cleaning, sewer video inspection, sewer line repair, burst pipe repair, and many other plumbing services at affordable and discounted rates in Columbus, OH. Contact us for routine inspection, maintenance, and sewage unclogging services.