What You Should Know About Hydro Jet Cleaning

Before and After Hydro Jetting

What is Hydro Jetting?

Hydro jetting is the process of clearing clogs and debris buildup from sewer drainage pipes. Hydro jetting uses highly pressurized water up to 4000 PSI (Pounds Per Square Inch) to break up and remove grease, sludge and even tree roots from your plumbing system. The hydro jetting system consists of a machine that creates water pressure and uses a hose and nozzle connected to a cleanout. Las Vegas Plumbing, Inc. specializes in hydro jetting services and can address all your questions about this method of pipe cleaning!

Prior to hydro jetting, a plumber should  first inspect your plumbing system using a video camera.  When inserted into pipes, the camera allows technicians to identify blockages and determine the best course of action to clear the obstruction. Hydro jetting is not a DIY project as only experienced technicians can determine if hydro jetting will damage frail or older pipes. Professional plumbers also know the precise amount of water pressure necessary to break up the obstruction without damaging your plumbing system. 

What is the difference between Hydro Jetting and Snaking a Drain?

Las Vegas Plumbing Snaking vs Jetting

Both methods have different uses and are designed to cater to different plumbing needs. Snakes are best to clear out small clogs like mineral build up or if hair is clogged in the sink. They consist of a cable with an electric motor to push and pull back the cable that has blades attached at the end. Hydro jetting is best for clearing out pipes as the water washes the pipes thoroughly and moves through the entire plumbing system. Pipes are scoured free of buildup and heavy clogs whereas a snake only removes the material that is clogging the drain.

What are the Benefits of Hydro Jetting?

1.) Water that is pressurized is better able to clear just about any obstruction. It easily pushes through and clears away the most stubborn blockage.

2.) Jetting is safe and considered green technology in that it doesn’t harm the environment because there are no chemicals used to clear the obstruction.

3.) Hydro jetting can break up tree roots before they can cause serious damage to your plumbing system.

4.) Plumbers can easily access any part of the plumbing system without having to dig underground or open up walls which can add significant expense to the repair.

5.) Jetting is more affordable than other pipe cleaning methods and can also eliminate the issue of repeat clogs, burst pipes or other issues that may cause future service calls.

How to Know if You Need Jetting

The following warning signs may indicate that your pipes are in need of hydro jetting services:

1.) Slow draining pipes – this could be indicative of a larger obstruction developing within your pipes

2.) Foul odor – All drains have water sitting in a trap to prevent sewer gasses from coming back into the house. If the pressure is too high and that water drains out there is nothing to prevent the foul odor from worsening. Hydro jetting also scours food particles from pipes that can create odor causing bacteria to expand. For this reason, restaurants typically require hydro jetting maintenance on a regular schedule.

3.) Sewage backup – a sewer backup can result in extensive property damage and health risks. When a sewage backup occurs it is necessary to call for emergency plumbing services. 

4.) Fixtures backing up into other drains – Have you flushed your toilet and had water come up into your bathtub? This is usually indicative of a blockage in your sewer line and can create issues throughout your plumbing system. 

5.) Noisy plumbing – a banging noise emanating from your pipes is usually indicative of water trying to get past an obstruction. If you hear these sounds coming from multiple fixtures, it typically means the issue is deep within your plumbing system.  

Contact Las Vegas Plumbing to Schedule Jetting Services today!

Las Vegas Plumbing Hydro Jet Machine
Las Vegas Plumbing’s Hydro Jet Machine

If you’re finding that your drains or main sewer line are backing up on a regular basis, the most cost effective option could be our hydro jet drain cleaning services.  At Las Vegas Plumbing, Inc. we specialize in hydro jetting services to get the job done quickly and economically. Contact Las Vegas Plumbing, 702 914-3700 for same day service or to schedule a future appointment.