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Need Hydro Jetting? Here Is What You Need to Know

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If you often deal with clogged drains, then hydro jetting might be the perfect solution for you. If baking soda and various cleaning solutions don’t seem to help, you need a stronger way of dislodging the stubborn clog, which is where hydro jetting comes in.
While hydro jetting sounds like an extreme type of sport, it is the complete opposite. It is a popular method plumbing technicians use to clear blocked drains and release the pressure in the pipes, allowing liquids to flow freely.
In this post, we will break down the hydro jetting technique and share the benefits so you can decide if it is suitable for your slow drains.

What Is Hydro Jetting?

Hydro jetting uses high water pressure to thoroughly clean the pipes’ inner surfaces and eliminate the build-up of waste and food particles. The method also removes grease, tree roots, hair, and other debris from the pipe’s walls.

How Does a Hydro Jet Work?

It is essential to know how a hydro jet works to understand the process better. It is also vital to know that it is not a DIY job. Many professional plumbers that offer this service have the experience and training to inspect the pipes, determine their strength, and identify the problem area before starting the process.
Without a previous inspection, hydro jetting may damage fragile or older pipes as they can’t withstand the pressure of such a powerful water flow. That is why at MT Drains & Plumbing, we suggest a detailed pipe inspection before using any drain-clearing technique.
Compared to other plumbing cleaning methods such as snaking, hydro jetting doesn’t take that long to enter the pipelines’ inner surfaces. Once the plumber determines the problem area, they will insert a hose connected to a large water line or tank and select a pressure level. With a hydro jet, you can shoot up to 20 gallons of water/minute or 35,000 psi through the pipes. Afterward, your pipes will look as good as new.

When to Consider Hydro Jetting

The hydro jetting method is always successful at removing clogs and reducing the build-up of minerals accumulating around your sewer lines. Whether you deal with slow draining or complete pipe blockage, hydro jetting is effective in all situations.
If you notice some of the following signs, it means your pipes require immediate cleaning:
  • Recurring clogs
  • Slow drains
  • Unusual sewer odour
  • Strange sounds coming from the pipes
  • Raw sewage seeping out of toilets, bathtubs, or drains

Pipes Keep Clogging

In cases of frequent clogging, hydro jetting is an effective solution. It can help remove any large obstructions and make sure the inside surface is clean for the water to flow. With this method, plumbers can reach the deepest areas, which is almost impossible with snaking.

Unusual Smell

If you can’t remember the last time you had a professional plumber cleaning the pipelines, you probably have a build-up waste causing a foul odour.
Like many homeowners in Vaughan, you don’t have time to think about your pipes all the time. However, to avoid plumbing issues, we recommend considering regular maintenance and thoroughly cleaning the drains.

Hydro jetting is a long-lasting solution. In combination with regular maintenance, you shouldn’t need to deal with plumbing emergencies.

Slow Drains

If your bathroom sink or toilet isn’t draining like before, it is time to call a professional plumbing company.
Slow drains are a possible symptom of accumulated dirt in the pipes, and you don’t want to neglect this problem. Avoiding the signs may lead to severe deterioration of the pipes and expensive damage to your bathroom and kitchen.

Strange Noise

If the pipes release strange noises, it means you have an air problem. Air can get inside the drains through cracks caused by tree roots or trapped by a blocked vent stack.
When the pipes have cracks or small holes, we don’t recommend hydro jetting because it can make things worse. However, if the vent stack is blocked, we may use a hydro jet and carefully clean the surface.

Professional plumbers will use a video camera to inspect the sewer lines and detect the source of the problem.

Hydro Jetting Benefits

Now that you know more about hydro jetting and what it can do for your drains, here are the main benefits of this technique that make it an excellent investment.

Highly Effective

No other method can match the effectiveness hydro jetting provides. With hydro jetting, the plumbers get to the root of the issue without damaging the pipes’ inside surface, meaning they can solve a severe problem without much hassle.

Versatile in Solving Residential and Commercial Plumbing Issues

Another benefit of hydro jetting is its versatility in solving numerous plumbing issues for residential and commercial properties. Not all plumbing companies use state-of-the-art equipment to clear build-up clogs, but we at MT Drains & Plumbing use only the best strategies and tools to solve drainage-related complications.
Professional plumbers can guarantee a successful job and no risk of future clogging.

Eco-Friendly Solution

Some plumbing methods and clearing processes don’t classify as eco-friendly. They rely on harsh chemicals and not-so-safe cleaning solutions to clear the clogs.
Hydro jetting stands out because it only uses high-pressure water to clean the pipes, making it an eco-friendly solution.

Contact MT Drains & Plumbing for All Your Drainage Problems

MT Drains & Plumbing is a go-to company in Vaughan and the surrounding areas for all your drainage-related issues, including severe clogs in your pipes.
We understand the frustration and stress plumbing problems can create for home and business owners in Ontario. Our plumbers use the latest technology and methods to ensure you receive the best care and service possible at an affordable cost. We explain all plumbing options so you can make an informed decision for your sewer system.

Contact us today at (905) 761-5551 to schedule a visit and learn more about the plumbing services we offer. We are here to answer your questions and concerns regarding hydro jetting and help you take better care of your pipes.


Paul S

Paul has more then 20 years in basement waterproofing and plumbing projects experience. Looking for an advice from an expert plumber? Make sure to read Paul's articles about residential waterproofing and plumbing projects in Toronto.

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