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The Power of Hydro-Jetting for Drain and Sewer Cleaning

There are a variety of methods that professional plumbers use to clean out the drains and the sewer line of homes. One method they’ll never use is pouring acidic chemicals down the drain! Instead, professionals bring with them advanced tools that can reach down far into the drains and underground pipes to eliminate clogging and other debris without causing any damage to the pipe material.

One of the preferred methods of drain cleaning, and one that we often use, is hydro-jetting.

What Is Hydro-Jetting?

The simplest way to describe hydro-jetting is that it’s using powerful blasts of water to scour away build-up from the inside of pipes. Water at a sufficiently high pressure is enough to wipe away most types of accumulations from a drainpipe interior.

The way that an actual hydro-jetter works is that a long hose with a special nozzle at the end is inserted down into a drain. The hose is long enough to allow the nozzle to reach the entire length of pipe. Attached to the hose is a motorized device that places water under extreme high pressure, above 7500 psi. The water blasts through the hose and out the nozzle, which directs the spray in multiple directions. (There are many different kinds of nozzle configurations that plumbers can select for best results.) The scouring effect of the high pressure water dislodges food and minerals build-up on the drain walls, which then washes down the drain into the sewer system. The force is also enough to break through any heavy clog.

Only professionals should use hydro-jetters

Not only is hydro-jetting equipment expensive, but it’s potentially dangerous in the hands of someone who lacks experience and training. Professional plumbers know how to use hydro-jetters and wear special gear to protect themselves from injury.

If you’re looking for quality drain cleaning using hydro-jetting, just call on Ken Neyer Plumbing, Inc. of Cincinnati, OH.

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