Blockages in a plumbing system or sewer lines can lead to clogged drains, and worse, a contaminated water supply. Hydrojetting is one possible solution.
If you're noticing recurring clogs in your home's plumbing system, it's time to call a reputable plumber to the scene. In many cases, clogged drains and problems with water pressure indicate more serious problems inside the plumbing pipes. An expert plumber should know the best course of action to take, and when to implement hydrojetting as a solution.
What is hydrojetting in Orange County ?
Hydrojetting is the process of using a high-pressured flow of water to scour the interior surfaces of the plumbing pipes, removing scale, grease and other debris that's built up inside the pipe walls over time. As opposed to rodding, where a plumber uses a tool to power a hole through the buildup, hydrojetting achieves a comprehensive cleaning of the pipes.
An inside look at how it works
Accessing a cleanout, an area of the plumbing system that allows a specialist to easily gain access to the pipes, the plumber inserts a hose that's connected to a tank of water. The hose can withstand the high-pressured water that's sent into the pipes, and a specialized machine pressurizes water from the tank.
The plumber should have the expertise to deliver the right water pressure for the problem at hand, which varies depending on the condition of the pipes. In general, a plumber may pressurize the water up to a 5,000 psi, or more, and deliver as many as 20 gallons of water per minute.
The process of removing buildup involves working with gravity. The majority of home plumbing systems use gravity to pull wastewater out of the home and into the local sewer system. The hydrojetting tool works from the bottom up. Inserted into the downstream portion of the system, it moves upstream, working its way up through the system. As the water scours the pipes, the debris that's dislodged then moves down, with gravity, safely flushing the debris out of the system.