Hydro-Jetting is a drain cleanout method that is advantageous in that it provides a deep clean of the inside water pipes when they are clogged with debris. A hydro-jet is a plumbing tool that is made up of a head attached to a hose that water flows through at high pressure. They are self-propelled and powerful enough to clear out the more difficult clogs like those comprised of tree roots. If you have material building up in your sink or shower drains, or your toilet, that is just too hard for a snake to be thrust through, hydro-jetting is a great solution.
Snaking is when a plumber takes a long metal cable with a corkscrew auger or blade attached to the end, and pushes it through the drain until it arrives at the location of the clog. Then a cranking and thrusting motion is employed until the debris is cleared out and water can once again flow freely through.
Snaking is great for drains that are draining slowly because of minor clogs or material build-up. It can be used quite effectively for toilets and sink and shower drains. Where hydro-jetting comes in, is if the snaking method just isn’t working. Hydro-jetting is more powerful, and can handle material that won’t come loose using a snake. Before using hydro-jetting, plumbers will usually send a camera down the pipe and do a video inspection to make sure there is no damage to the pipe and also to better assess how to operate the hydro-jet for the particular situation. This is one of the reasons why you want to call in the professional plumbers at Inland Empire Plumbing. They have the equipment necessary and the trained hands to do the job right.
There are many reasons why hydro-jetting is used and the benefits it provides are numerous. One of the most distinguishing differences between snaking and hydro-jetting is the fact that a snake can only dislodge the clog itself, while a hydro-jet cleans the whole inside of the pipe. This means that the build-up that caused the clog in the first place is cleaned out entirely. So you don’t have to worry about a clog happening again a few months down the road. Hydro-jetting is also capable of handling the more stubborn clogs like tree roots and such because of its extreme power.
At Inland Empire Plumbing we use hydro-jetting to clean out drains specifically for the reason of taking care of you as the client. It is not always the right solution, but when it does fit the situation, we employ the very safest and most effective techniques to ensure you don’t have to deal with anther clog in the future. Hydro-jetting is just one example of how we use technology and high-tech equipment to overcome all the plumbing obstacles that might be thrown at our clients. And it is one of the most reliable methods of drain cleaning that exists today.