Why Hydro Jetting is Superior to Motorized Snaking
Sooner or later chances are that you will experience a blockage in your plumbing. This is why most homeowners own a plunger, a toilet auger, or even a hand-crank snake. These are usually very good drain cleaning solutions for dealing with minor clogs in drains and toilets that are caused by hair, grease poured down the drain, or from an excessive load of toilet paper in the bowl. However, sometimes the blockage is further down the sewer line. This is where hydro jetting comes to the rescue.
Let’s begin by stating that hydro jetting is not a DIY job; it should be left to the drain cleaning professionals. In the first place, it does not make financial sense to buy equipment that will be used infrequently. More importantly, it is a dangerous job due to the high water pressure involved.
Hydro Jetting is an Efficient Way to Clean Your Clogged Sewer and Drain
Whereas motorized snakes can be very effective at cleaning clogs and pushing them down line, the clog itself may indicate an underlying problem, sludge and mineral buildup on the sewer pipe line. A snake cannot remove sewer sludge; it can only tunnel through it. It’s easy to see that a snake is a temporary solution. On the other hand, hydro jetting will not only break up the clog, it will also remove the sludge buildup from the pipe walls. Furthermore, it will effectively cut through tree roots that can penetrate the pipe and obstruct flow.
How Does Hydro Jetting Work?
The machine itself may be powered by either diesel, electricity, or gas. A high pressure hose is connected to the hydro jet and the other end is inserted into a clean-out. Water is pumped through the hose and specialized nozzle at a pressure that can exceed 7000 psi (pounds per square inch). Clogs and sludge buildup don’t stand a chance.
At Sobieski Services, Inc., our goal is to help our customers in Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey learn more about energy and home comfort issues – especially HVAC and plumbing issues – so that they can save money and live in healthier, more comfortable homes.
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