Hydrojetting 101 – What You Need to Know
When you hear the term ‘hydrojetting,’ you may automatically think of flushing money down the toilet. However, before you become too consumed with that thought, consider learning a few facts. An honest plumbing company isn’t just going to sell you on hydro jetting services without there being an actual need for it. Also, occasional drain cleaning services can keep your plumbing healthy and happy for years to come!
Typical Hydro Jetting Costs
If your plumber recommends a hydro jet drain cleaning, he is not doing so lightly. The average costs to hydro jet pipes will vary depending on the severity of the clog and type of drain.
The sticker price of the service doesn’t always seem to be the cheapest, but the problem will be solved for the long haul. Some jobs may cost only $150, while others can increase quickly.
The easiest way to ensure you never have a $600 hydro jetting service is to allow for regular drain cleaning. This will keep the water flowing how it’s supposed to as well as ensure no outside issue like tree roots cause problems down the road.
When Should You Opt For Hydrojetting
Hydro jetting is a type of drain cleaning service performed by a professional that can allow for better water pressure and faster draining. The name of this service is a perfect way to describe what it is:
Hydro, being water and jetting, referring to a stream of liquid being forced out of a small aperture. So, basically, water is being forced out of a nozzle at a high pressure to break down any debris, corrosion, or buildup in your pipes.
Hydro jetting is used because it is a natural, safe way to clean drains and pipes. Not only is it natural and safe for the environment, but also for your pipes. Many people will opt to use chemical cleaners in lieu of hiring a plumber, but unfortunately, these chemical cleaners can burn through your pipes or leave weak spots in connections. Because these cleaners are made with lye, they can also cause burns to the skin and eyes, as well as damage to the environment.
You might also wonder about snaking a drain. This process is great if the clog is near the surface and easily accessible by the plumber. However, if it is far into the pipes, a snaking tool will not reach it, nor will the tool remove hard water buildup and corrosion. Although snaking kits can be found at hardware stores, it is always best to let a professional remove any clogs.
Knowing Who to Call
If you’re considering hydro jetting your pipes or are wanting to have your drains cleaned, call a professional plumber. Don’t allow just anyone to clean your drains and definitely don’t use chemical cleaners.
Doing either of these can result in major damage to your plumbing either immediately or over a period of time. Allow 24-7 Plumbing and Drain to give a fair estimate for one or all the pipes in your home!