How Does Hydro-Jetting Work?

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Regular drain cleaning is an excellent way to maintain the health of your home’s plumbing system and keep away routine clogging problems. Professionals use a variety of tools to see that the drains in your home are cleared of all obstructions and accumulations, such as minerals and fat and grease. You can also call on professionals to clean your drains in case of an emergency, such as when an obstinate clog stops up your kitchen sink and the standard plunger won’t get rid of it. Enter hydro-jetting.

Perhaps the most useful device in the arsenal of a professional drain cleaner is hydro-jetting. Our plumbers at APC Plumbing & Heating often use hydro-jetting to provide our customers in Englewood, CO with drain cleaning that is thorough but doesn’t damage the pipes. When you want to arrange for drain cleaning—either as an emergency or a routine maintenance task—give us a call. We have helped customers with superb plumbing work since 1984.

The basics of hydro-jetting

The principle behind hydro-jetting is using the force of high-pressure water to scour away blockages and build-up from the inside of a drainpipe. A hydro-jetter consists of a tank of water with a motor attached to it that places the water under very high pressure, usually 3500 psi (although there are industrial models that go much higher than this). Connected to the water tank is a long hose that ends in a number of interchangeable nozzles.

When cleaning drains, a plumber lowers the hose down into a drain opening, then activates the motor to pressurize the water. The water blasts out through the nozzle, which directs the spray both forwards and backwards. (The plumber will select the right nozzle for the specific job.) The high pressure of the water is enough to blast through any obstruction, causing the debris to run down into the sewer system. It will also scour away the build-up along the drainpipe interior, leaving a fully cleaned drain. The cleaning power of hydro-jetting will make it much harder for deposits to start accumulating once more, which makes it a very effective long-term way of caring for plumbing.

APC Plumbing & Heating is glad to supply you with quality drain cleaning service in Englewood, CO. We are open seven days a week, and our Master and Journeyman plumbers have the training and the best equipment to make sure that you receive excellent service on each and every job. Give us a call today.


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