Hydro Jetting pushes water, under fairly high pressure, up through your sewage pipes, from the bottom up. Sounds a little scary, right? It’s not, and we promise that you aren’t going to end up with contaminated water flying out of your toilet and shower drains.
The reason hydro jetting works so well is that it counteracts the toll that gravity takes on your pipes over time. Your home probably relies on gravity to remove most wastewater. That’s great, but buildup occurs, and over time, that buildup turns to clogs. The only way to reliably remove those clogs is to work from the opposite end of the system, forcing the clogs back from the way they came. Hydro jetting does just that with a high-pressure blast of water.
How do I Know if I Need Hydro Jetting?
Only work with a professional who has a lot of experience. They should visually inspect your indoor plumbing before taking any action. It is important to rule out other problems, such as root infiltration or other perforations of your sewer line. Hydro jetting won’t’ fix those problems, and could make them worse.
Can I Just Use a Plumbing Snake?
Maybe. A plumbing snake breaks up clogs, and hopefully, causes them to move along and out of your pipes. But, it doesn’t remove them completely. The residue left behind can lead to new clogs developing very quickly. Hydro jetting, on the other hand, is intended to completely remove the clog and thoroughly clean your pipes. So, make sure that a post-cleaning inspection is done after any hydro jetting service to ensure that a thorough cleaning has been accomplished.
How do I know Which to Use?
If you’ve tried the plumbing snake and the problem keeps coming back, hydro jetting is probably your best bet. And, if you know that your clog is due to grease or heavy sludge that has built up over time, hydro jetting is a good, go-to solution.
Our best advice: give C&C Slab Leaks and Plumbing in Dallas a call. We’ll come out and take a look, we’ll give you a fair and accurate estimate for fixing your clog, and we’ll do an excellent job for you.