Sweetwater Plumbing Blog: Posts Tagged ‘hydro jetting’

Hydro Jetting: What It Is and Why It Works

Monday, July 12th, 2021

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.

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Drain Cleaning in the Fall Is Highly Recommended!

Monday, November 5th, 2018

cleaning-drain-illustrationSouthern California isn’t at the mercy of seasonal extremes. We don’t have to give you advice about winterizing your home’s plumbing, and the problem of frozen pipes is nothing you’ll need to worry about.

But there are some seasonal jobs that can help your plumbing, and one of them is to schedule preventive drain cleaning for the house in fall—preferably before the end of November. You only have to call a professional plumber in Santa Ana, CA or elsewhere to arrange for the job. (Yes, this job takes professionals. Just pouring caustic chemical solutions down the drains won’t clean them, and it may damage them.)

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FAQ About Drain Cleaning

Monday, June 18th, 2018


One of the important plumbing services we offer is professional drain cleaning. It’s also a service that people often have questions about: Should they schedule drain cleaning only for removing a clog or should it be done more often? Do they really need professionals for this job? We’d like to address these questions and a few others so you’ll know when (and why) to schedule drain cleaning in Corona, CA with our experienced plumbing team. We don’t charge by the hour, we charge by the job!

Is drain cleaning necessary for every clog?

No. There are some basic clogs you can clear out with a plunger or a simple hand-cranked drain snake. If neither of these work, or the problem returns frequently, you’ll need more extensive drain cleaning work from professionals to tackle the problem.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Drain Cleaning

Monday, April 9th, 2018

Handling drain cleaning in San Bernardino, CA and elsewhere in our wide service area is one of the most important jobs we do. Below we’ll go over a few of the questions customers often ask about this service, how it works, and why it’s important.

Q: Are drains clogs usually minor?

A: They can be. However, it’s risky to assume that any drain clog is as simple as a hair clog or a buildup of grease and soap scum. Drain clogs can indicate more serious problems down in the drainage system, such as a broken or clogged sewer pipeline, root infiltration in the sewer line, or blocked drain vents. If these larger issues aren’t dealt with, clogs could soon be in every household drain and sewage may start to flood into the lower parts of the house.

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Is a Professional Plumber Necessary for Hydro-Jetting?

Monday, February 12th, 2018

plumbers-toolsYou can rely on a licensed and professional plumber in Corona, CA to handle any service you may need to repair, upgrade, or maintain your home’s plumbing. You’ll have a hard time finding a wider range of plumbing services in Southern California than what we offer: everything from basic fast fixes to full trenchless sewer line replacements.

But we hear what you’re thinking: “Do I need a professional for every plumbing job?” Maybe you think you can get by with some tools and an online guide. Or perhaps your friend knows a guy who says he can get those drains cleaned super-cheap. We’ll admit that there are some simple fix-ups you can do yourself, like putting in a new washer for a faucet. But anything more complex must be left to a licensed plumber with the right tools—yes, even if you go buy the tools yourself!

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There’s Never a Better Time for Drain Cleaning!

Monday, November 20th, 2017

hydro-jetting-cleaning-pipe-diagramIn our last blog, we offered some cautions about how to protect your kitchen plumbing during Thanksgiving. Plumbers are often busy on the day after Thanksgiving handling trouble with clogged drains and broken garbage disposals, but if you follow our advice you should be free to enjoy time with your family over the weekend.

We’re putting this post up a few days before Thanksgiving, and it’s the right time for another reminder: scheduling routine drain cleaning. There is no better time of the year to have this service done for your home, whether you get it done right before Thanksgiving or in the days immediately after.

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Drain Cleaning: Why We Like Hydro-Jetting!

Monday, October 9th, 2017

tapwater-running-down-drainDrain cleaning is an important plumbing service for residential and commercial buildings. Drain clogs are common hassles everyone expects to run into at some point, and drain cleaning from professionals is the best way to get rid of the tougher of the clogs that don’t react to standard plungers. (Please never pour chemical “drain cleaners” down your drains! They don’t work well and can damage the drainpipe.)

But drain cleaning is also a great preventive measure for plumbing. Our plumbers use special equipment to clean the drainpipe walls of the build-up or organic material and minerals that eventually create clogs as well as increased pressure inside the pipes. There are a number of different tools we put to use to do this job, but the one we favor the most—both for homes and commercial buildings—is the hydro-jetter.

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What’s the Best Way to Clear a Clogged Drain?

Monday, August 28th, 2017

drain-with-chain-plugYou’re dealing with a clogged drain in Anaheim, CA or any of the other areas throughout Southern California that our expert plumbers serve. A clog isn’t the most unusual problem that can assault your plumbing. It’s probably the most common. But it’s still a hassle, and can sometimes bring your day to a halt. So what’s the best way to get rid of that aggravating clog? Let’s take a look at your options:

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When a Minor Drain Clog Isn’t So Minor

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

Here is a common misunderstanding we often encounter in our work as professional plumbers: homeowners who think a clogged drain is only a minor problem that doesn’t require assistance from a trained plumber. Sometimes, a drain clog is a small hassle and only needs the application of a plunger or a hand-crank drain snake to clear it out. This isn’t always the case though. What seems like a standard drain clog may be a symptom of a more serious problem.

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The Basics of Drain Cleaning Using Hydro-Jetting

Monday, February 13th, 2017

water-on-drainWe offer a complete range of plumbing services throughout Southern California. One of the most important, and one that we receive many calls for, is drain and sewer cleaning. These are jobs that can be scheduled both for emergencies—such as when a drain clogs up and simple tools like plungers won’t clear it—or as regular maintenance. We strongly recommend that homeowners schedule drain cleaning in Santa Ana, CA and elsewhere with us once a year. There’s no better way to stop future clog problems, as well as numerous other drainpipe and sewer issues, than with some basic preventive maintenance each year.

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