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What does Hydrojetting or Hydro-jet Cleaning mean?

by Action Plumbing on Monday, February 25, 2013 10:57 PM
Hydrojetting (or Hydro-jet Cleaning) is a method of clearing corrosion, roots, debris, and other blockages from sewage and drainage systems using high pressure water streams. Utilizing specialized equipment a hose is injected into the line. The water is then blasted out of the hose through a specialized nozzle at anywhere from 2000 PSI (Pounds per square inch) to upwards of 5000 PSI. Which is nothing to sneeze at considering your average garden hose, depending on your local water pressure, is anywhere from 40 - 70 PSI.

What would call for such "high pressure" tactics? Well lots of things, really. Tiny cracks in a sewage line can lead to big trouble when it comes to tree roots. Hydrojetting is extremely effective when it comes to cutting through roots and debris that could later cause further damage to your pipes. Mineral build ups, corrosion, both excellent candidates for hydrojetting. Hydrojetting, with the correct pressure, can clear just about any type of blockage without causing damage to the original pipe.

So, why would someone use this over something like a traditional snake-type rooter or chemical? Snake or cable type rooters are extremely labor intensive and may not quite get all of the debris or blockage out of the line. Hydrojetting uses a backwards pressure to push debris out behind it as it works, cleaning the pipe and cutting through the tough blockages more efficiently. In addition to that, hydrojetting relies on the pressure from the water, rather than any chemicals that may be harmful to the environment or community. However, it should be noted that due to the extreme pressure of the water, hydrojetting can still be dangerous and should be left to qualified professional plumbers who are familiar with the necessary safety precautions. Call Action Plumbing & Drain (918-928-8000) today to find out how we can help you!

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