When it comes to plumbing issues, the typical homeowner’s toolbox is relatively scarce. When traditional tools such as plungers and augers don’t work well, many homeowners resort to using toxic commercial drain cleaners. These chemicals can damage your pipes, are extremely bad for the environment, and can blind or seriously injure someone if mishandled.
Hydrojetting: What is It?
Hydrojetting uses a highly pressurized hose to clear clogs and mineral buildup. While your typical pressure water reaches around 2,000 psi (pounds per square inch), a hydrojetter can easily reach 10 times that amount. That is an insane amount of force.
A plunger may be able to clear a clog. A hydrojetting can clear your pipes of limescale and rust buildup that could be causing low-pressure issues.
What Can It Do?
A hydrojetter uses water alone to accomplish its job. This means there are no toxic chemicals that could end up in the local water supply. Your drain is designed for water to go down it. The commercial cleaners not so much.
Hydrojetting can be much quicker than other methods. Since the water pressure is so immense, you’ll clear away debris with ease. We can even use video inspections to ensure the exact problem area is cleared away. This near surgical efficiency means your drain could be up and ready to go in an hour or less depending on the extent of the clog.
If there is a lesson to be learned from this discussion, it’s this. Avoid using chemical cleaners at all costs. At the same time, not every issue requires a hydrojetting. Use a sink plunger or an auger if you have one. These tools have been used for decades because they are effective. Particularly with clogs that aren’t too deep. If you are continuing to have issues with clogs, then you should give us a call.
For all of your drain cleaning and other plumbing needs, give AWS a call at (516) 217-2196 or fill out an online contact form.