Having the drains in your home’s kitchen or bathrooms professionally cleaned is helpful when you encounter serious clogging and slow drain problems. You can also schedule professional drain cleaning as a part of regular annual maintenance for your home’s plumbing. And you do need professionals to handle this job: pouring so-called “drain cleaning” liquid bought from a store down your drains could potentially damage them due to their acidic action, and these chemicals are also highly toxic with lingering fumes.
There are a number of ways professionals handle drain cleaning, but the method that does the most thorough job is hydro-jetting.
The fantastic cleaning power of hydro-jetting
The principle behind hydro-jetting is simple: using blasts of high pressure water to scour the interior of drainpipes free from all debris, organic and inorganic. Hydro-jetting equipment consists of a powered device that places water under intense pressure, and a long hose with a nozzle at the end that blasts out the water at pressures of 7,000 psi and up. The hose allows the nozzle to reach far down into the drains, and there is a great variety of nozzles that can direct the spray in just the right directions to handle many kinds of drain clogs and drainpipe build-up.
The sheer force of the water is enough to eliminate just about any blockage and potential blockage in drainpipes. It also leaves the insides of the pipes so smooth and clean that it is difficult for debris to start to build up again. This makes hydro-jetting superior to using drain snakes, which can break apart clogs but won’t provide the deep level of cleaning that leaves the interior of the pipes looking like new. Hydro-jetting will also leave the pipes undamaged.
Hydro-jetting equipment is potentially dangerous to people because of the pressure of the water spray, so only allow professionals with the proper training and safety gear to do this job. Professionals will also know the right pressure level for your drains to do the cleaning job you need without causing damage.