Hydro Jetting Services in San Diego
Enjoy effective drain cleaning in the greater San Diego area with hydro jetting solutions from your local plumbing pros.
Even though clogged drains can be an emergency, often homeowners will notice drains running slowly before they clog completely. Taking preemptive action can prevent clogs from becoming more serious. The plumbers at Point Loma Electric and Plumbing can help keep drains running freely with a process called hydro jetting. Hydro jetting is a fast, non-invasive procedure that not only removes clogs, but it also cleans your pipes to prevent them in the future. It’s completely safe on your plumbing system and can provide you with improved performance and fewer headaches!
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How Does Hydro Jetting Work?
Hydro jetting is similar to another type of drain cleaning, called snaking. Like snaking, the hydro jetting apparatus is inserted into the pipe. Instead of removing foreign matter with a spinning auger, a hydro jet uses high-pressure water to spray in all directions inside the pipe. As the high-pressure water sprays out, the hydro jet is pushed further into the pipe. Since high-pressure water is spraying in all directions, clogs are loosened up and the walls of the pipes are left clean so that clogs are less likely to form in the future.
Unlike store-bought chemicals, which can damage old plumbing, hydro jetting is completely safe for your plumbing system. It is also a lot more efficient and can remove even the toughest blockages.
What Types of Issues Does It Help With?
Drains work hard to remove waste from your home. As a result, there are many things that can cause them to clog. Over time, the walls of the pipes that make up your drains can become fouled with:
- Hard water scale
- Cooking grease
- Excess hair
- Soap residue
Even being diligent about not flushing materials that shouldn’t be flushed down the toilet, grease and scale can still build up slowly on your pipe walls. As the scale builds, clogs begin to form more easily. Another common issue that hydro jetting can help with is invasive tree roots. As trees search for water, they’ll easily find it in your plumbing. Any small crack or damage can be a way into your plumbing system.
It’s always recommended to work with an experienced plumber for any drain cleaning or hydro jetting services. Our technicians take the time to assess all the potential causes of your blockage and use our hydro jetting tool to accurately and efficiently remove it.
Want to avoid blockages from escalating? Be sure to keep up with your routine drain cleaning and avoid the need for heavy-duty solutions.
Signs You Need Hydro Jet Plumbing
A clogged drain is fixable, but it can be frustrating when it happens. Fortunately, there are warning signs that indicate your drains are at risk of clogging. Here are a few indicators that point to the need for hydro jet plumbing service.
Pipes Draining Slowly
Have you ever washed your hands with the drain open, only to find pooling water? The water will drain, but it is moving slowly. The drain is starting to clog, and hydro jetting can provide a quick solution.
Strange Noising Coming From Your Pipes
Your drains may screech, hiss, tick or gurgle when something is obstructing the vent stack — the pipe that evacuates gases and facilitates airflow through your plumbing system. Hydro jetting can remove the obstruction so that your drains work quietly.
Smells Coming From the Drain
An odd smell coming from your drains is a common indicator. When you smell something foul from your drain, test to see if water flows properly. If it doesn’t, you likely have a clog, allowing smelly bacteria to cultivate.
Clogged drains show themselves in strange ways. Sometimes, you’ll flush a toilet and a clog somewhere along the line causes water to back up in the shower. These backups point to a clog in the main sewer line connecting the two appliances. A quick hydro-jetting appointment should fix the problem.
Abnormally High Water Bills
Some plumbing issues can take a while to notice. However, your water bill can indicate a problem before symptoms appear. An abnormally high bill may mean a clog somewhere in your system is causing inefficiency. Hydro-jetting can clear the path.
Why Hire a Plumber?
It’s always recommended to work with an experienced plumber for any drain cleaning or hydro jetting services. While there are several methods to fix a clog in your drain pipes, choosing the right solution for the situation can save you time and money. Depending on the cause, certain methods may be more appropriate than others.
For example, if you live in an older home, you may have tree roots that have grown into your sewer line that are causing clogging issues. In this case, snaking the sewer main is more appropriate than hydro jetting.
Hiring a plumber can also prevent you from damaging your home’s plumbing system. Cleaning drain lines with harsh chemicals is a popular option for clearing a drain. However, all drain cleaning chemicals are very dangerous to handle. They can do permanent damage to your drains, depending on the material of the pipes that can lead to costly repairs as a result.
The plumbers at Point Loma Electric and Plumbing can make a quick determination as to the cause of your clogging issues and quickly choose between snaking or hydro jetting to get your drains running smoothly again.
Request Hydro Jetting Services
Having trouble with slow-moving drains? Call the professionals at Point Loma Electric and Plumbing at (619) 224-0672 or contact us today.
We can quickly and easily get your drains moving freely again.