Hydro jetting is a process used by professional plumbers to clean your pipes and drains using extreme water pressure of between 1500 and 4000 pounds per minute. This method is useful for extreme clogs that cannot be tackled by traditional means.
For example, if you are experiencing a clogged sink, your first instinct may be to go to the hardware store and purchase a plumbing snake. This is a long, flexible metal tube with a hand crank at one end and a corkscrew auger on the other. The idea is that you will turn the crank to extend the cable down the drain until you reach the point of the blockage. You must then push through the blockage and then remove the snake from the drain, hopefully bringing up some of the goop causing the clog along with the auger. A snake can be a wonderful tool if you have a minor clog or a single item stuck in your drain. However, if you have a longer-term problem building up, it is only a temporary fix.
Hydro jetting, on the other hand, will totally and thoroughly clean your pipes and blast through almost any clog. The majority of items that deposit themselves on your pipe walls over time, such as grease, minerals, sediment, and sand, are no match for its power. As long as a licensed plumber investigates the situation with a camera inspection first, it may even be the right solution for clogs caused by tree roots. The hydro jetting tool is so thorough because of its clever design. The high water pressure cleaning your pipes as it moves forward is actually being propelled by six to eight water jets that are moving in reverse. Together, the forward and reverse jets act to break up and push through all obstructions in your pipes. If you are interested in learning more about how hydro jetting can help you, call your Marietta plumber, Pell Plumbing, at 770-659-7133.