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Five Benefits of Hydro Jetting This Spring

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March 15, 2018

Clogs can be a major disruption in your home. Sinks, toilets, pipes, and drains are all at risk. A large or persistent clog can lead to pipe damage or costly water damage. Luckily, there’s a way to prevent this from happening! Hydro Jetting is a great way to clean your pipes and remove clogs and buildup. Not only is it free of harsh chemicals, but it’s gentle and safe for your pipes. If you need your drains cleaned, here are some ways that you can benefit from hydro jetting.

Why Hydro Jetting Benefits Your Plumbing

Clogs are a common plumbing problem, but if left untreated, they can cause severe damage to your plumbing. Debris can still accumulate inside your plumbing, no matter how well-maintained, and accidents happen. That’s why you want to use the best method when it comes to cleaning and clearing your drains and plumbing. While it may be tempting to use other methods such as a snake or drain cleaner, they’re not as safe or effective as hydro jetting. Clean plumbing that’s clear or clogs is a priority all homeowners should strive for, here’s how water jetting can help.

  • It’s effective at cleaning and clearing pipes. Hydro jetting uses a high-pressure hose to blast water through your plumbing lines. The combination of high-pressure and water makes for a very effective method at cleaning and clearing any obstructions inside your pipes without causing damages. While other methods such as snaking, may remove the obstruction, hydro jetting fully removes everything out of the line.
  • It saves you money. While it may cost more money to hydro jet your plumbing versus other methods, it saves you costs further down the road. Clean and clear plumbings can help prevent other plumbing issues as well such as a cracked pipe or leak, which can be costly to repair.
  • It’s clean. Your plumbing and sewer line are full of toxic contaminants, and the more time your plumber spends on your plumbing, the more there’s a chance of coming into contact with said harmful contaminants. Water jetting is fast and effective, which means less time the plumber has contact with the sewage inside your plumbing. Hydro jetting also spares you and your plumber the trouble of digging underground or cutting your walls to access your home’s plumbing.
  • It’s good for the environment. Unlike chemical drain cleaners, which can be an easy fix but are very toxic to your health and the environment, hydro jetting is just highly pressurized water. When using a water jet to remove any clogs, the only stuff that gets flushed down the pipes are water and whatever is clogging the pipe.
  • It’s preventative. Since hydro jetting thoroughly cleans and clears your plumbing, it can prevent future clogs and other plumbing problems for a longer period of time than other methods. Since plumbers usually do a camera inspection before they jet your plumbing, they can detect and treat other potential problems before they get worse.

How You Can Prevent Clogs

In between hydro jetting services, there are things you can do on your own to help keep your drains happy and clog-free:

  • Don’t overwhelm the garbage disposal. While the garbage disposal is a wonderful, handy kitchen appliance, it can only handle so much food waste. The truth is that most food waste should never go down the disposal in the first place. Avoid flushing down any fats, oils, and greases as they can cool and solidify inside your drain. Starchy foods such as rice and pasta will expand and create a clog-inducing mush inside your plumbing. Eggshells and coffee grounds are also problematic, creating a sand-like consistency inside your drain which can make for a nasty clog.
  • Avoid flushing non-waste materials. The only things that should go down your drain are waste and toilet paper, but there are a few items that try to market themselves as flushable. While they may be labeled as flushable, avoid flushing down any wipes and feminine products, as they can seriously back up your plumbing.
    Use drain strainers. One easy way to prevent clogs is to start using drain strainers. A drain strainer helps to catch what can easily slip down the drain and cause a clog over time, such as food waste, soap scum, and hair.

Call Antony’s Plumbing today to schedule your hydro jetting!