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Hydro Jetting & Drain Line Stoppages

Drain clogs are a problem for every homeowner, business, commercial, industrial and institutional establishment at some point. Materials build up and get stuck in toilets, sink drains, showers, bath tubs and in your main sewer line. The reason for that may be tree roots or other obstacles, which leads to slow draining water or overflows. If your plunger won’t move the clog, you need something a little more powerful.

Hydro jetting

Hydro jetting is a method of cleaning the sewer pipes using highly pressurized water. Pressurized water comes out of the jet attached at the end of the hose. It is strong enough to clear any dirt, grime and debris in your sewer lines. 

Hydro jetting is done by inserting a specialized hose inside the cleanout. A cleanout is an opening in the plumbing system. It gives plumbers access to the sewer pipes for cleaning and repairs. The hose is then activated to allow highly-pressurized water to wash away any dirt and debris found in the sewer pipes. The pressure of the water coming out of a hydro jet can as high as 4000 PSI. It is the pressure that makes a hydro jet an ideal method for removing even the most stubborn dirt. Hydro jets can clean several hundred feet of sewer pipe. Hydro jets are like a power washer for your pipes!

Drain line stoppages and plumbing snake/auger

Other than Hydro Jetting, there are some other devices that may help with unclogging your drain lines. Plumbing snakes, or plumbing augers, are your best friend when it comes to drain line stoppages. The cable end of the snake is placed in the drain and you turn the crank end to extend the cable down the drain. When it reaches the clog, you will feel the resistance and must turn the crank to push through the clog, and when you are done you slowly pull it out of the drain. Plumbing snakes may have a straight tube or a J-shaped bend. The straight tube style is intended for sink drains, while the J-shaped snakes are intended for toilets.

Which one do I need?

The best way to clear your clogged plumbing lines depends on the cause of the problem. Plumbing snakes are ideal for slow-draining lines or to remove occasional blockages. Some of those stoppages are cause by too much toilet paper or food stuck in your sink drain. However, this will most likely result in a temporary fix as the drain will eventually become clogged again. For very slow-moving drains, or completely clogged drains, the Hydro-Jetting is an effective, economical, environmentally safe and long lasting solution. Hydro-Jetting is a solution that’s best used when clogs can’t be removed using a plumbing snake, such as major buildup of sludge and grease in your drain lines.

If you are not sure what is causing the problem your home, you can always call for a plumbing inspection and let IGD Plumbing‘s professional technicians diagnose your problem.

If you need help with hydro-jetting, drain unclogging, or other plumbing services, CONTACT US TODAY! IGD Plumbing believes in providing a service you will remember! We guarantee that our experienced technicians and friendly office staff will hold one mission in mind, and that is to raise the experience of serving you to an extraordinary level!

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