If the pipes at your business are blocked or draining slowly, someone has probably recommended you get a high-pressure water jetting service, also known as hydro jetting services. If you’ve never had this service done, here’s what to expect.   

Hydro jetting serviceWhat is Hydro Jetting? 

There are many ways to service a slow draining pipe. A chemical solvent such as Drano or Liquid Plumr can be used, but the chemicals can damage your pipes or the environment. An electric plumber’s snake (also known as an auger) can be used, but it can get stuck in the pipe, or lead to injury when it recoils.  

The water jetting process involves a high-pressure hose with special nozzles. Like the snake, it gets inserted into the pipe to break up the clog, but it’s less likely to cause damage or get stuck. If one hose attachment doesn’t clear the clog, there are a number of other kinds that may be used. Typically, they spray a high-pressure beam of water straight ahead, with additional streams that spray in all directions. It’s even strong enough to pulverize small roots, and blast them out of the pipe as well. It can break up and remove old grease that has congealed, along with hair and other debris. 

Another advantage of hydro jetting over plumbing snakes is that the high-pressure water shooting in all directions is more likely to expel soft obstructions instead of merely breaking them up. This gets rid of odor-causing materials. And it doesn’t pose the health or ecological risks that chemical cleaners do. One minor drawback of hydro jetting is that it can’t be used where there’s a flooding risk, such as a basement or crawlspace. 

As Part of Maintenance Routine 

Hydro jetting isn’t only used for blockages. They can also be used to keep your pipes clear of debris. This keeps your plumbing working efficiently and means that major plumbing work will be less necessary in the future. If your plumbing involves a lot of grease, hair, dirt or other troublesome materials, you might want to have your pipes hydro jetted every year or so. 

Don’t let a slow or stopped drain affect your staff’s or customers’ ability to work and use the bathroom or kitchen. Trinity Liquid Waste has your clogged pipes covered with quick and affordable water jetting throughout the Bay Area. We provide 24/7, same-day service to ensure we clear your pipes as soon as possible. You can always count on us to respond quickly and determine the best service for your drains’ or septic system’s needs. Contact us today to learn more about hydro-jetting for your drains or schedule service at your location. 

We also offer septic pumping and septic inspections to residential and commercial customers in the Pleasanton, CA, area. Drawing on over 25 years of experience, we have the knowledge and skills needed to keep your septic system in good shape. Contact us at 510-874-6489 to schedule services with us today.