Do you experience back ups in the home? Are roots growing in your sewer line? Hydro-jetting can be used to clear any blockages and clogs in your pipes. Our expert Long Beach plumbers will explain what a Hydro-Jet is, how it works and the costs associated with it, as well as some of its benefits.

Hydro-jet: What’s it all about?

A hydro-jet is a machine that clears blockages or clogs in your pipes. It can reach up to 4000 PSI (or pounds per square inch) of water pressure. A hydro-jet can be used for any plumbing system. It is also used in commercial buildings such as restaurants to remove the grease and sludge from their pipes.

Hydro-jetting is also great for roots that have grown into your pipes. It spins and cuts roots faster than a snake. Hydro-jetting is like a snake. It can cut whatever it can, but it won’t always remove a blockage. The hydro-jet, on the other side, works with a small camera which will enable us or your plumber to identify the source of the intrusion in your pipes and remove it.

How did they get there? This article explains how roots get into your plumbing system.

What is a Hydro-Jet?

You now know what a Hydro-jet is. But you may be asking, “Well, how does it work?”. The hydro-jet uses a camera to identify the problem.

A local plumber will take these steps if you have a root problem:

  1. To find the root cause of your problem, a plumber will inspect the main sewer line. We’re funny at the “Root” of the problem.
  2. After they have taken a picture of the problem, the hydrojet will be placed exactly where it is needed.
  3. The camera is then moved to the back, out of reach of the jet.
  4. Hydro-jet pumps high pressure water through the hydro-jet to clear any blockages.
  5. To ensure that the obstruction has been removed, the camera is again passed through the pipe.

A plumber may need to hydro-jet a sewer pipe in a matter of hours. Timing depends on many factors, including

  1. The size of the blockage
  2. Types of blockage
  3. Pipe size
  4. The pipe’s location

Hydro-jets are not the solution to all your plumbing problems. They simply give you more time to repair or replace your pipes.

Hydro-jets can be used to help with backups in your home. However, they may not resolve the root cause of the backup. Our Long Beach Plumbers are not experts in hydro-jetting pipes. The machine is difficult to find in any retail store. The hydro-jet can push out 4,500 PSI water pressure, which could cause serious injury. Yikes!

Our Long Beach Plumbers recommend that you hire a professional to assist with hydro-jetting.

Hydro Jetting has many benefits

Hydro-jetting offers many benefits, including:

  • Safety
    • The hydro-jet can be safely operated by a qualified plumber or technician to minimize damage to your plumbing. The hydro-jet can also be dangerous to operate.
  • Time-Saving
    • Hydro-jetting can often be the fastest way to clear a sewer blockage.
  • Long-Lasting Benefits
    • The hydro-jet can clear blockages in your pipes and will also remove buildup from your pipes walls. Clear pipes are less likely than clogged ones. Hydro-jetting is a great way to prevent future plumbing problems.

Hydro-Jetting Outta Here

Our expert Long Beach Plumbers have reviewed this article to explain what a hydro jet is, how it works and what it costs. Hydro-jetting can be a cost-effective, quick and easy solution to blockages in your pipes.