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Hydro Jetting: What It Is and Why It Works

blocked-pipe-woman-on-phoneThere is a clog hindering the drainage of wastewater in your home. You need something that will take care of that clog and get rid of it so you can go about your day. Here’s where we need you to pause though. If you were about to hunt down a chemical drain cleaner to address that clog, we want you to know there is a safer, more effective option available to you: hydro jetting.

Hydro jetting is one of the most effective ways to clear your drains of clog-causing debris. That said, this isn’t a solution that you should be attempting on your own. Hydro jetting involves the use of a powerful jet of water and, if it is done improperly, this can end up harming your pipes! When it comes to effectively handling clogged drains, you should always work with a professional plumber in Riverside, especially when it comes to using a hydro jet.

What is a Hydro Jet and What Does It Do?

Let us give you an overview of what hydro jets are and how they work so you can understand why these are such effective tools for clearing drain clogs.

Hydro jets utilize a pressurized jet of water to clear clogs. That jet is powerful enough to break apart built-up debris in your drain along with blasting away any residual build-up along the sides of the drain. This provides a two-fold benefit of clearing the major clog that is causing problems and even helping to prevent the recurrence of another clog in the near future.

On top of all this, using a hydro jet to clear debris from your drains helps keep them in better health and avoid breakdowns that can be caused by bacteria from that debris. This makes hydro jets great for dealing with the problem at hand and preventing future trouble as well.

Why Chemical Drain Cleaners Aren’t Worth It

So why go as far as scheduling hydro-jetting to deal with a clogged drain instead of just dumping drain cleaning fluid into the pipe and letting it do the work? Because chemical drain cleaners aren’t going to provide an effective solution–and, what’s worse, they can even harm your drains. Let us break it down:

  • Chemical cleaners usually only knock out one or two materials such as hair or soap scum, etc. This leaves debris behind to become another clog in a much shorter period of time.
  • Those chemicals are also going to sit around in your drains and where they do eat away at enough debris to reach the pipe….they will keep eating away right into the pipe which can lead to leaks!

As you can see, hydro jetting is a much better solution for handling clogs in your drains. Just make sure to work with a professional plumber like the ones on our team to get the job done.

Contact the professional plumbers at Sweetwater Plumbing to enjoy clear drains again. We don’t charge by the hour, We charge by the job!  

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