Hydro jetting is the process of clearing clogs and debris buildup on pipe walls throughout the plumbing system, by sending high-pressured water jets through the pipes. This intense cleaning helps prevent the likelihood of future clogs and backups as the water scours the pipe walls to remove grease, food particles, mineral scale, debris, and, in some cases, tree roots.
The difference between hydro jetting and snaking a drain is hydro jetting cleans pipes and removes clogs more comprehensively than drain snaking by aggressively flushing the system. It also doesn’t include the use of chemicals, only water. Snaking punctures clogs and breaks them apart, but it doesn’t reach the pipe walls to grab super stubborn debris. However, snaking is often the chosen method for older homes or homes with weakened pipes because it’s less intense and doesn’t apply pressure to the pipes as hydro jetting does.
Hydro jetting can remove all kinds of debris in pipes, including:
There are a few telltale signs that your system needs hydro jetting:
If you’re in any doubt about whether you need a hydro jetting service, it’s worth calling GP Plumbing, LLC. and asking for a video line inspection. The cost of a sewer line camera inspection is insignificant compared with the cost of replacing your sewer line.