The Advantages of Hydro Jetting Your Clogged Pipes

November 20, 2020

Clogged pipes are a serious issue for homeowners. When water drains slowly or not at all, it can bring your whole house to a standstill. With a severe clog, you may have to tell your family members not to shower, flush, or wash the dishes. At Mullen Plumbing, Heating and Cooling, we have helped hundreds of South Charleston residents get their water flowing freely again. Hydro-jetting is one of the most effective tools we use for this task.

Causes of Household Clogs

When most people think of a pipe blockage, they may imagine a wad of excess toilet paper causing a backup. This type of clog is a temporary inconvenience that you can often solve with a plunger or a plumbing snake.

More serious clogs build up over time. It depends on what you are sending down your drains. If you frequently pour hot fats and oils down your kitchen drain, they can congeal and coat your pipes. As the diameter of the pipes gets smaller, hair and other insoluble substances can collect obstructing the flow further. You will notice slow drains as the conditions get worse.

Some clogs start through no fault of your own. In your sewer line, small tree roots can work their way into your pipe and create a blockage. Sediment from hard water will also cause pipe narrowing and a place for a clog to form.

What is Hydro-Jetting?

For minor blockages of a single sink or toilet, a plunger or snake may be all you need to get things flowing. You have probably experienced that joyful moment when your toilet flushes freely after a clog moves. However, if you experience slow or clogged drains throughout your home, you are dealing with a more serious problem that is further down your plumbing line.

For serious clogs, hydro-jetting is often the best solution. With this technique, our team uses pressurized water to blast clogs and send them down the sewer pipe. With our long hoses, we can reach a clog in any part of your household pipes and blast it with water at up to 4000 PSI. With this amount of water pressure, it will not be long before the water is flowing freely.

Hydro-jetting is a process best left to professionals. We know the proper pressure that is required to break up clogs effectively without damaging your pipes. When the experts at Mullen Plumbing, Heating and Cooling clean your pipes with hydro-jetting, you can be confident that we will get the job done correctly and safely.

After successfully clearing hundreds of clogs in South Charleston, we have found that there are several advantages to the hydro-jetting process.

Completely Clear Pipes

The biggest benefit to hydro-jetting is this technique leaves your pipes completely clear. The pressurized water does not just punch a hole in a clog, but it destroys the clog along with any buildup. Hydro-jetting removes fat, grease, and sediment deposits that would allow a clog to reformat the site.

Environmentally Friendly

With this process, the only thing going through your pipes is water. Chemical drain cleaners use harsh substances to break up blockages. Once they do their job, those chemicals will travel through your septic or sewer line and make their way into the water supply. They can leach into the soil or end up in natural waterways where they can harm wildlife.

A Sanitary Process

While a snake can do an effective job of clearing a clog, it is a messy process. You know the substances that go through your pipes. The snake will push through the blockage, but it will drag part of it up in the process. With hydro-jetting, the clogged material breaks up and travels the direction you want it to, away from your drains and down the sewer line.

Safe on Your Pipes

A chemical drain cleaner must sit in your pipes to do its job. The chemicals that break up the clog can also react with the metal in your plumbing and create a weak spot. Hydro-jetting only uses water, so you can rest assured your pipes will be safe.

Your Partner for Complete Plumbing Services

At Mullen Plumbing, Heating and Cooling, we offer a wide range of plumbing services that includes drain cleaning, water heater services, and fixture repairs. Contact us today if you want more information about how hydro-jetting can clean your pipes. We also offer complete heating, cooling, and indoor air quality services. Mullen Plumbing, Heating and Cooling is the team to call to keep your South Charleston home safe and comfortable throughout the year.

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