When Hydrojetting is the Right Choice for Clog Removal

Hydro-jetting uses high-pressured water to clean your clogged pipes. The high-pressured water will remove scale, grease and other debris from your plumbing pipes that other methods of clog removal miss.

When Hydrojetting is the Right Choice for Clog Removal

How Does Hydrojetting Work?

Hydrojetting utilizes your plumbing systems cleanout which allows for quick and easy access to your building’s plumbing system. Our team will insert a hose into your pipes that is able to withstand pressurized water levels as high as 8,000 psi.

But the typical stream of water will be between 3,000 psi and 8,000 psi.

Pressure levels can be adjusted depending on the blockage and the age of the pipes. A lower psi is ideal for older pipes because there’s less risk of damaging the plumbing system in the process. Higher pressure levels may be needed when roots need to be cleared.

The high-pressured water can deliver up to 20 gallons of water per minute into your pipes forcing out tough-to-clean clogs.

We’ll start at the downstream of the system, forcing water up through your plumbing system. Since hydrojetting starts at the bottom of the system, gravity helps flush the debris back out of the system.

When hydrojetting, it’s possible to remove clogs that are caused by:

  • Grease
  • Hair
  • Soap residue
  • Scale buildup
  • Mineral buildup

If sewer drains are clogged with tree roots, hydrojetting may be able to clear away tree roots, too.

When Hydro-jetting is a Good Option

Hydrojetting is a good option for most clogs and drainage issues, but it’s not a good option in all cases. If your pipes are clogged because of one of the following, hydrojetting may not be a good option:

  • Significant tree roots infiltrated the system
  • Pipe damage has occurred

Older plumbing systems, primarily where pipe damage is already present, may not be a good choice for hydrojetting.

If your plumbing or sewer system is clogged, contact us today to speak to one of our commercial plumbing experts to see if hydro-jetting is the right choice for you.