A slow-moving or gurgling drain is more than a pet peeve. If left untreated for a long time, all that pressure building up inside your pipes can cause the pipes to break—flooding your home with smelly, unhygienic wastewater.
If you've unsuccessfully tried clearing drain clogs with a plunger, drain snake, or commercial chemical cleaner, it's probably time to call in the big guns to deal with the problem. Professional drain cleaning companies reserve the most advanced drain cleaning techniques for the most stubborn clogs. Hydro jetting is one of their best methods for cleaning slow drains.
Here's what typically happens during a hydro jet drain cleaning service.
You're probably struggling to unclog your drain yourself because you can't see inside the pipe. Seeing what's happening inside would make you understand the exact issues that are causing the drain to become clogged. Before the drain cleaning process commences, a professional will inspect the pipes thoroughly. To do this effectively, they'll use a drain camera. Also known as a sewer camera, a drain camera is a waterproof camera that can be inserted into your drains or sewer line to provide live video footage of the pipe interiors.
A video drain inspection allows the professional to identify the location of clog-causing debris and also check the condition of your drain. With this feedback or information, they can determine whether or not to proceed with hydro jetting your blocked drains.
Hydro jet drain cleaning will only be performed if your drains are deemed strong enough to withstand the cleaning process. If the pipes are weak, the first few blasts of high-pressure water can cause them to collapse.
Once the drain cleaning professional establishes that hydro jetting is safe for your drains, they'll start the cleaning process. An adjustable spray nozzle connected to a water tank or outdoor faucet will be inserted into the trouble spots, with the water pressure adjusted depending on your drain's cleaning needs. The heavier the blockages, the higher the water pressure required for the job. As the high-pressure water blasts through your pipes, it will dislodge and clear any problematic blockages, leaving you with clean, scent-free pipes.
After thoroughly cleaning your drain with the hydro jetting equipment, your service provider may perform a final inspection to confirm that your drains are now clean and free of clogs. That way, you can enjoy peace of mind knowing that the drains won't develop new clogs anytime soon.
Although a plunger, drain snake, or chemical cleaner will often work when you're dealing with minor clogs, you may need more powerful tools to break apart stubborn clogs. Get in touch with a drain cleaning service to learn more.Share
1 December 2022
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