What is Hydro-Jetting?Hydro-jetting is a method of drain cleaning that utilizes jets of water under extreme pressure. To make it a little easier to understand, you can compare hydro-jetting with everyday pressure washing. Both machines use pressurized water to clean messes. However, the pressures used in hydro-jetting machines are much higher than those found in common pressure washers that you can rent from your local hardware store. Moreover, since water (and other liquids) don’t compress, added pressure translates directly into greater cleaning power.
The Pros of Hydro-Jetting ServicesNow that you have a firm grasp over what exactly hydro-jetting is let’s get into the pros of the drain cleaning method. Some of the pros of hydro-jetting include the following:
- Environmental Friendliness: Since the only chemical used in hydro-jetting is water, hydro-jetting is one of the most environmentally-friendly drain cleaning methods around.
- Extreme Efficiency: As we described earlier, since water doesn’t compress, the intense pressures utilized translate directly into higher cleaning power. In fact, hydro-jetting is so powerful that it can cut away tree roots from inside your drain lines, with water alone!
- Hydro-Jetting Cleans the Whole Drainline: Unlike other drain cleaning methods, hydro-jetting cleans the entire line from start to finish.
Cons of Hydro-Jetting Include:Unfortunately, just like with anything else, hydro-jetting isn’t perfect. There are a few cons to consider when thinking about hiring us for the service. Some of the cons of hydro-jetting include:
- Older drain lines are sometimes too weak to handle the extreme pressures and forces involved in hydro-jetting.
- Hydro-jetting can’t magically repair busted drain and sewer lines (for example, bellied sewer lines will only get worse if you hydro-jet them).
- If you have serious obstructions (like more serious than tree roots), then hydro-jetting may not be enough to remove the clog.