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Five Benefits of Hydrojetting


Tacoma PlumberThere is something about a dirty drain that is particularly offensive. Sometimes it smells bad enough to taint the entire atmosphere of the home.

What Is It?

Hydrojetting is a plumbing method used to clean smelly, clogged pipe and sewer lines. A hard blast of water is sent through the lines that will effectively remove blockages.

About 4000 pounds or more per square inch of pressure is used for the initial blast, so a video inspection is implemented first to determine the cause of the blockage and whether the lines will withstand the high pressure.

This is the kind of serious pressure used in precision cutting and preparation of surfaces for bonding. Industries like construction, marine and manufacturing use hydrojetting methods.

The jetting tool works in a couple of ways. The hydro-force effectively clears drains as it moves forward under intense pressure. The jetting is sent forward by a reverse water thrust.

There are about six to eight reverse jets that break up all the blockages in the pipes. The forward sweep of water takes the whole mess out of the drain.

What are the benefits to homeowners and businesses?

Commercial Buildings

Regular hydrojetting can keep restaurant pipes free of grease and food particles, offering a more convenient and sanitary food service experience.

Hydrojetting is the perfect sanitary solution to the myriads of drain issues faced by hospitals, and the very real infectious properties therein.

It's a boon to home owners who have the misfortune to always be snaking out drains. Hair, scale, soap and other residues are common complaints needing a snaking out - again. Hydrojetting whisks out such debris, leaving pipes completely clean and free-flowing.

Sand and sediment is often a cause of gradual slowing and stoppage of home draining systems. This kind of silting is not well-addressed by snaking or rooting out a system. In this case, hydrojetting is an ideal method. The heavy force of the pressured water sweeps all sand and sediment before it and out of the drain.

What is the Benefit?

Tacoma HydrojettingHydrojetting will effectively remove tree roots in drains, but consider: The tree root got into the drain in the first place by breaching the protective lining of the sewer tile.

If the sewer tile or line has collapsed, hydrojetting will not be a long-term solution to the root problem. It is only a matter of time before the section of pipe will need to be replaced.

Using a snake or auger such as roto-rooter usually just drills a hole through the blockage and shoves grease and dirt back up against the pipe walls. Hydrojetting is a superior method that scours pipes clean.

If you suspect build-up in your lines, don't hesitate to schedule hydrojetting services. Call (253) 473-5100 and let All Purpose Plumbing clear the pipes of your Tacoma home.