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What Is a Hydro Jet?

We’ve discussed hydro jetting on this blog many times, and we’ve even done a handy FAQ on hydro jetting technology. But the truth is that most homeowners don’t have intimate experience with a hydro jet. It just seems like some kind of abstract solution that sounds good in theory, but is it as good in practice?

The answer is yes, but in order to do that, we need to talk about how hydro jetting works. This blog post will go into detail about what it’s like to invest in hydro jetting technology. Then, we’ll compare it to other conventional solutions like plunging or even chemical drain cleaners so you can get a better picture of how this solution is leagues above the others.

No, not every home needs hydro jetting. But if your home is one of the many that could use drain cleaning in New London, WI, we want to make it as easy to understand and accessible as possible.

How Hydro Jetting Works

Let’s start with the basics. For the uninitiated, a hydro jet works by using pressure and water to clear pretty much any drain-clogging materials that could be causing you trouble. It’s a high-pressure water spigot connected to an auger that is lowered into your drain where it does its magic.

The water comes out with an incredible amount of pressure while the auger keeps it inside the drain where it won’t make a mess. No, there aren’t any chemicals and we certainly don’t do anything that might potentially damage your pipes. This is just water and time, and usually it’s the perfect combination to remove drain-clogging materials.

Why It’s As Powerful As It Sounds

Hydro jetting is powerful because it uses an all-natural process that’s been proven to work. Think about the term erosion, how just water from the oceans or a lake can be powerful enough to make mountains crumble into sand. Hydro jets are not that powerful, but they don’t need to be. They’re just powerful enough to destroy your drain clog.

Drain clogs are usually composed of soft and malleable materials that get wedged in the thinnest part of a pipe. They’re not particularly strong, they’re just stubborn and highly adhesive. A hydro jet is great at removing those adhesive bonds that keep things stuck to the inner lining of your pipes while using its pressurized water pump to spray the clogging materials away once they’ve lost their grip.

To top it all off, this water is never going to hurt the materials of your drain or pipes, so you can rest assured that you get the best solution without any of the risks.

Comparing Hydro Jetting to Other Plumbing Methods

Hydro jetting is simply more powerful and efficient than a plunger or a drain snake. The time it takes to completely hydro jet a pipe is going to be a fraction of the time that you might use to plunge the same drain. So remember this when you’re about to spend 5 hours plunging a stubborn drain clog.

Compared to chemical drain cleaners, hydro jetting systems are leagues above them. Chemicals can damage your personal health and the health of your plumbing system whereas a hydro jet won’t do either.

To invest in a hydro jetting appointment, contact Seal Pipe Lining. We’ve got your back!

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