The hydro-jet is perhaps a plumber’s favorite tool. However, we find that many homeowners still have a lot of questions about how these nifty little devices work (okay, maybe little isn’t really the right word). In any case, the hydro-jet is the preferred method of cleaning drain pipes, as it uses highly pressurized water to scour out any debris that’s built up inside.
…But is it safe?
This is just one of many questions that homeowners frequently ask, so below, we’ve answered this question and many others to give you the peace of mind you deserve. All you’ve got to do is keep reading to find out more (and of course, remember to call our team when you need a plumber in Yelm!)
Let’s Get Your Questions Answered
Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about hydro-jetting:
1. Is hydro-jetting better than using a drain snake?
In most cases, yes. A drain snake is an effective tool for breaking apart individual clogs and doing the job quickly. But a drain snake doesn’t provide the same complete coverage and cleaning that a hydro-jet does. A good hydro-jetting job will remove almost all debris from throughout a pipe, not only a small section, which makes it difficult for clogs to start again.
2. Can I perform hydro-jetting on my own?
No. The equipment is too expensive for consumer use. It can also be dangerous in untrained hands. Always call on a professional plumber for hydro-jetting services.
3. How high is the pressure in a hydro-jet?
Different hydro-jets have different pressures; the plumber must match the pressure to the particular cleaning needs. For example, commercial hydro-jets have much stronger pressure, but this might cause damage to pipes in a home. The standard residential hydro-jet uses 4000 psi (pounds per square inch).
4. Will hydro-jetting damage plastic pipes?
It can if the hose is left sitting inside the pipe in the same space for too long. However, a 4000 psi hydro-jetter in the hands of a professional won’t cause any problems for plastic pipes! So, basically, you’ve got nothing to fear!
5. When do I schedule hydro-jetting services?
The best thing about hydro-jetting is that it can be used proactively and reactively. This means it not only can it be used to clear existing clogs, but it can also be used to prevent them from forming in the first place! Ask your local plumber about using the hydro-jet as part of your annual maintenance services.
Call in a Professional
If you are ready to schedule your hydro-jetting services, be sure to hire a professional for the job! Only a licensed plumber has the training, experience, and expertise to safely and correctly use hydro-jetting equipment. Trust us, when it comes to your plumbing, you don’t want to take any risks! So, what are you waiting for? Pick up the phone today and schedule your hydro-jetting services with our team!
To learn more about the benefits of hydro-jetting, or to schedule your services, contact the team at Brooks Plumbing Company today!