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FAQs About The Hydro Jetting Process

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Sometimes people get lucky and they don’t need to worry about plumbing or other pipe-related problems. Others aren’t so lucky. If it’s your first time dealing with plumbing pipe and sewer line problems, it can be overwhelming. The terminology alone can be confusing; tree root invasion or hydro jetting, most people have no idea what these terms mean. Understanding the basics can help you prepare for when your local rooter specialists arrive.

Here are a few of the most frequently asked questions about hydro jetting:

What is Hydro Jetting?

Hydro jetting, also known as sewer jetting, involves a specialized tool that pushes water through your pipes using elevated levels of pressure. The pressurized water is then directed into your drainage system to clean out any debris or build-up that’s causing the clog. This process can remove all build-up and debris from inside your drain lines. If there are no other issues plaguing your plumbing system, once the sewer jetting is complete, your water should get back to flowing like it’s supposed to.

What’s The Point of Hydro Jetting?

Forgetting about regular preventive maintenance for your home’s plumbing is pretty normal. For most of us, we don’t spend a whole lot of time thinking about our pipes and drainage systems. When they stop functioning as they should, that’s when you’re most likely to notice. Rather than wait until something bad happens, it’s worth it to be proactive and schedule routine maintenance. 

Hydro jetting helps remove all the grease, debris, and even limescale build-up; something we’re no strangers to in South Florida. If neglected, the build-up and debris can cause your drain line to clog. And that clog? Well, it can lead to a sewer backup. Remember, if the contaminated water can’t get out, eventually it will start to come out of other areas of your home or property. Pretty gross, right?

How Long Does It Take? 

While the process itself is straightforward, the equipment needed depends on the severity of the clog. This is why a licensed plumbing professional will need to conduct an inspection. Often a camera will be used to locate the exact clog and see if there is any other damage to your piping system. If there are no complications, the hydro jetting process shouldn’t take long. A plumbing professional will be able to give you an estimate based on the initial inspection.

What Are the Benefits of Hydro Jetting? 

Aside from the fact that you can remove tree root invasions with hydro jetting, it also removes all waste build-up such as grease and limescale. Additionally, it removes unwanted bacteria that cause slime build-up. And, it’s worth mentioning that the process is a lot less expensive and less time-consuming than other methods. 

Before the days of sewer jetting, your rooter would need to excavate the site to reach your pipeline. Not only is excavation a costly expense, with hydro jetting, excavation is unnecessary. Finally, the process is more environmentally friendly, primarily because it does not cause lasting chemical damage to the surrounding area or soil.

What Are the Downsides to Hydro Jetting? 

There are very few risks to hydro jetting as a drain cleaning method. With that being said, there is one risk associated with this method: it should never be performed by a person with no experience. If done improperly, it can cause permanent damage to your pipes. When you hire a professional rooter service, you won’t need to worry about it!

How Do I Know Which Drain Cleaning Method to Use?

There are times when hydro jetting isn’t the answer. If your pipes have pre-existing structural damage or if they’re extremely old, it could make matters worse. For this reason alone, before undergoing any sewer jetting, you need to have a professional assess your pipes. The professional plumbing team at Art Rooter, Sewer & Drain Cleaning will advise you on the best method for clearing blockages in your drainage system. 

Do you want to speak to a specialist about the possibility of hydro jetting? Call Art today at 1-888-773-1524!

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