The How, Why, and When of Hydro Jetting Sewer Lines

Every building with plumbing needs maintenance, but how and when do you know when hydro jetting sewer lines is necessary? Many times you can solve a plumbing problem, such as a clog, without much spending or work by using a plumbing snake, but there are some issues that require a more thorough solution, such as sewer line clogs.

There are a few factors that will determine what the best method for you is. First, let’s describe what hydro jetting is and how hydro jetting sewer lines can help. Hydro jet cleans tough clogs throughout your home’s pipe and sewer lines by feeding a high-pressure hose through the piping that blasts through any clogs such as grease, mineral build-up, hair, roots, and other debris. This hose is typically followed up with a small camera that can give further analysis on the state of your building’s pipes (such as revealing cracks in the pipeline).

On the downside of hydro jetting sewer lines, due to the heavy duty nature of the method, older homes with weaker pipe material may give out. Of course, your plumber will likely assess your home as a bad candidate before using hydro jetting, but it is worth seeing if your home and its piping qualifies. It is much more efficient in terms of cleaning and you are less likely to encounter a sewer line clog in the future.

At the end of the day, the best choice for you is different than the best choice for someone else. If you are encountering constant small clogs in your home, hiring a plumber for a snake, or even buying the tool and doing the fix yourself may be the best use of your money. However, if you are maintaining a workplace or a higher traffic area than a house, you’re better off with hydro jetting sewer lines for a deep clean!