Hydro jetting is a process in which plumbers inject high-pressure streams of water into pipes using advanced equipment and special hoses. It can clear your plumbing of a blockage and clean it as well. But first, a plumber may inspect your plumbing system using a video camera. When inserted into pipes, this lets technicians identify obstructions and damage and where the problem is. If snaking doesn’t effectively resolve a pipe or drain clog, hydro jetting may be the next best step—here are five benefits to the process.

1. Thorough Pipe Cleaning

Hydro jetting is extremely effective. Pressurized streams of water break up just about any clog and forces it through the system. Clean pipes can help a plumbing system work better. Many pipe and drainage system problems occur due to a buildup on interior surfaces; scouring them with a pressurized washer effectively cleans away any unwanted material.

In addition, the process can be employed as a preventative measure to avoid clogged pipes and drainage issues in the future.

2. Powerful Residue Removal

Hydro jetting is excellent at removing dirt, grime, debris, residue, and other obstructions that can build up over time. Grease used in the kitchen can harden in pipe and obstruct it. This can be removed as well as any kind of waste. Hydro jetting is also a cost-effective solution to deal with bacteria, unpleasant odors, and even tree roots that have infiltrated sewer lines.

The process enables plumbers to address a variety of sewer and sewer drain cleaning jobs without resorting to costly and time-consuming digging. Likewise, it can clean hard-to-reach areas of plumbing. At the same time, it avoids extreme measures to expose your home piping system.

3. Affordability

Hydro jetting is much more affordable than other pipe cleaning methods. It can also yield additional savings by preventing problems such as repeated clogs, water/waste backups, burst pipes, and other issues that may require future service calls. You save money on more extensive plumbing techniques, such as breaking through drywall and opening up pipes, as well. And, by inspecting pipe with a camera beforehand, a plumber can spot other issues early and mitigate them before a problem escalates.

4. Greater Flexibility/Mobility

Plumbers can access just about any part of your plumbing system without opening walls or digging underground. If you have an older home, its plumbing may be even less accessible, and can also be more fragile and unstable. Despite the high water pressures, hydro jetting is generally safe and does not damage pipes. It also avoids other techniques that can be troublesome with older plumbing that is hard to navigate.

5. Environmentally Friendly

High pressure water is the only ingredient used during hydro jetting. No harsh chemicals or toxic substances are added to the water, so it will not contaminate soil, groundwater, lakes, streams, or rivers. If your home or building is located near a water source, the process will not impact local ecosystems in any way. In fact, it can help protect the natural environment in your area by avoiding catastrophic pipe or sewer line failure.

Contact Cardinal Plumbing

Serving Northern Virginia, Cardinal Plumbing is providing hydro jetting services and helping with customers’ plumbing, heating, and air conditioning needs during the coronavirus pandemic. We are currently employing a no contact service model, using sanitizer to stay clean and practicing social distancing to ensure everyone is safe. For professional hydro jetting by expert plumbers, book your appointment online or call 703-775-4733 for same-day service. Feel free to inquire about our financing options as well.