Clogs and blockages are an unfortunate, yet common plumbing problem that most homeowners have to deal with at some point. Sometimes the issue can resolve itself on its own, but other times, you’ll have to call a plumber. Problems that go untreated can easily worsen and cause damage to your home plumbing system, so it’s best to stay ahead of the problem and seek professional maintenance.
No matter how well maintained your plumbing system is, it’s never completely safe from blockages. To safely remove clogs without damaging your pipes, we recommend hydro jetting. Here are a few ways that it can benefit your home plumbing:
- It’s effective. Water jetting uses a high-pressure hose to blast water through your plumbing system. This stream washes away buildup and clogs with ease and pushes them through your system.
- It saves you money. Hydro jetting saves you money down the road with early prevention. Clean and clear plumbing helps prevent issues like cracked pipes or leaks in the future.
- It’s clean. Let’s be honest – the stuff building up in your pipes is less than pleasant. Water jetting is fast and effective, which means less time the plumber has contact with the sewage inside your plumbing. Hydro jetting also spares you and your plumber the trouble of digging underground or cutting your walls to access your home’s plumbing.
- It’s environmentally friendly. Hydro jetting is simply water at a high speed! No harsh chemicals or toxins involved at all. It’s safe for your plumbing, as well as wherever the water empties into.
- It’s preventative. Hydro jetting can prevent future plumbing problems for a longer amount of time than other methods. Since plumbers usually do a camera inspection before they water jet your plumbing, they can detect and treat other potential problems before they get worse.
Signs You Could Benefit From Hydro Jetting
If you are experiencing any of the following problems in your home, you may need hydro jetting:
- Your drains smell bad. A foul odor can indicate a bad clog forming in the drain system. Since the clog captures more and more organic waste, that waste will simply sit and rot in the drain. Sometimes it attracts little fruit flies that gather around the drains in the kitchen and bathrooms. The clog and flies can eventually even attract vermin and become a health hazard to you and your family.
- Slow drainage. If your bathroom and kitchen drains keep getting slower and slower, then there’s a problem somewhere in the drain. It could simply be a clog, but it could also be tree roots, since they oftentimes penetrate the sewer line looking for nutrients in the waste water. It could also be a damaged drain that has caved in due to shifting ground or some other cause, like a burrowing animal. If your toilet won’t drain at all and simply using the plunger doesn’t solve the problem, then you’re dealing with a serious issue. You probably have a clog further in the sewer line.
- Strange sounds. When clogs build up and water is slow to drain, it can create gurgling and bubbling noises in the drain.
- Standing water. If you have a serious clog, then the water from the drain system will eventually back up. You’ll first notice it in the shower and bath, since those drains are closest to the floor. If the problem gets worse, you’ll notice it in the sinks and your toilet, as well.
If you are in need of hydro jetting or drain cleaning services, call Will’s All Pro today!