Hydro-jetting, which involves sending a high-pressure stream of water through a drain line, can be an effective way to clear clogs and restore normal function to your plumbing. Although the idea of using such a powerful tool may seem exciting, hydro-jetting can be less than thrilling unless you really appreciate clean pipes. Hydro-jetting is a plumbing process that can clear clogged drains, eliminate persistent smells in your pipes and keep your drain system clean. Although hydro-jetting requires plumbing work, it is not boring.
Before we discuss how you can hydro-jet your clogged shower drain or kitchen sink, we should go over some basics. Hydro-jetting is the process of feeding a pressurized water hose down your pipes and then releasing high-velocity water that blasts the insides of your pipes until they are clean again. In the past, hydro-jetting was considered a job for the future. However, as the cost of jetting equipment has decreased, more and more plumbers are using it to clean and prevent blockages in water lines. Hydro-jetting is also used to prevent tree roots from breaking into sewer lines – even in cases where the roots have already started growing into a line.
However, if a tree root is already causing a problem with your pipes, hydro-jetting is probably not the best course of action. Pipe replacement would be better in that situation.
Consider hydro-jetting. Jetting is a much gentler way of clearing clogged drains than using harsh chemicals like Draino or lye, or using caustic compounds that can damage pipes and septic systems. It’s a safe and effective way to clear your drain.