Hydro jetting is a plumbing specialty service available to homeowners and commercial businesses in Ft. Lauderdale and greater Broward from Paradise Service Technologies. Hydro jetting can be used as an alternative to or in tandem with snaking pipes with an auger to clear clogs in your pipes. Because it uses water under pressure it has several advantages as a clog buster over a traditional snake, advantages that can result in cleaner pipes that drain faster.
What is Hydro Jetting?
Hydro jetting is a technique used by professional plumbers to break up a clog and to clean the inside of a pipe using high pressure water. To the casual observer the hydro jet hose looks like a heavy duty garden hose but it isn’t.
At the tip of the "hose" is a nozzle that typically has three small holes facing forward and five or six that point to the rear at an upward angle. The hose is attached to a water source and a high pressure pump. Water is sent through the hose at about 4,000 PSI sending blasts of water forward to break up clogs and blasts blowing backward to clean the residue on the wall of the pipe.
The Pros and Cons of Hydro Jetting
- Before using hydro jet techniques, a qualified plumbing technician needs to video the pipe to ensure that there are no breaks or weak points. The pressure involved in hydro jetting can do damage to pipes that are not fully intact.
- The auger on a snake will break up clogs but it relies on the pressure of the backed up water to flush the clog material out the pipe. Hydro jetting can break up almost anything an auger can (including small tree roots) and also blasts out the residue left by the clog.
- If your home has older plumbing that is not backed up but just slow to drain, it’s probably because the walls of the pipe have accumulated grease, hair and other residue over the years effectively narrowing the pipe. Hydro jetting is the ideal solution for getting those walls clean and speeding up your drain.
- For restaurants hydro jetting is an essential. Grease does not drain well and it will accumulate along the walls of a pipe from a sink to the main line. Hydro jetting is an effective and affordable means to clean drains and prevent serious backups.
Not every plumbing service will offer hydro jetting because it requires special equipment and training. Paradise Service Technologies has been serving the Ft. Lauderdale area for over 25 years and is a full service plumbing company that has the equipment and the qualified technicians.
If you have an interest in hydro jetting your drains, or if you have an emergency plumbing requirement, call us now and we will be happy to assist you.