When your kitchen plumbing or sewer line is clogged, what happens next? After calling a reliable plumbing company to assess the situation, they may recommend hydro-jet drain cleaning as a possible solution. At Arrow Sewer & Drain, serving north and central New Jersey, we have the equipment and expertise to perform this and other plumbing services. Here, we’ll explain more about what high-pressure water jetting is and when it’s effective.
Cleaning Your Drains With Water
As part of the drain repair and cleaning process, plumbers often use a high-pressure flow of water to clear the interior surfaces of the pipes. This helps remove scale and debris buildup, and it can remove clogs quickly. The intense water pressure forces the materials that narrow or block your pipes through the lines and out of your system. The types of materials a high-pressure water jetting system can remove include:
- Mineral buildup from hard water
- Food, fat, and grease deposits
- Some tree roots
An experienced plumber will know exactly how to access your draining system and how much water pressure should be used to effectively break apart and dislodge an obstruction without damaging your plumbing. They will also take extra care – or find alternative solutions – for older plumbing systems that may not be strong enough to handle it. For these reasons, hydro-jet drain cleaning is a method that should be left to professionals.
Benefits of Hydro-Jetting Your Plumbing
Hydro-jet drain cleaning is quick and efficient, making it a common practice for many plumbing companies. The advantages of this service over some others include:
- It can remove more stubborn clogs.
- It’s minimally invasive, meaning there’s no excavating
- It’s chemical-free, making it easier on the environment.
- It can be more effective than snaking a drain.
If you’ve noticed that clogs are occurring more frequently in your home or business, it may be time to schedule this type of service. While it may seem minor, it can be the telltale sign of a more serious issue within your plumbing system.
Signs of Clogged Pipes
Drain clogs vary in degree and severity, and they may arise in residential or commercial buildings. While there may be obvious signs of a plugged pipe, other issues are a little more gradual and discreet. Here are some of the most common signs that your pipes are clogged:
- Changes in water pressure
- Foul odors in a sink or restroom
- Overflows and backups in different fixtures
- Noisy, gurgling pipes
- Debris coming out of the fixtures
- Damp spots under a sink
- Lawn flooding or unusually lush, green areas
- Higher utility bills
In some areas where mineral buildup is prevalent, it may be more difficult to avoid clogged pipes. However, there are things you can do to help keep everything running smoothly, such as not flushing products like “flushable” wipes down the toilet and tossing fat, oil, and grease in the trash instead of down the sink.
For mild clogs, a plunger should do the trick. However, if you’re inexperienced in this area or think you may have an issue that’s beyond your level of expertise, calling a professional is always the best option. A plumber will not only diagnose the problem but also recommend long-term solutions to help solve it.
Drain Diagnostics and Cleaning Equipment
Arrow Sewer & Drain prides itself on using modern equipment and techniques. This allows us to ensure projects are completed safely and on time. To clear sewer lines and remove clogs, our team uses a machine from US Jetting, which offers powerful systems that release high-pressure water. Thanks to this brand, we also have access to different nozzles that suit diverse applications, from tree roots and grease to general purposes. We also use a high-tech sewer scope and camera to diagnose problem areas. Video plumbing inspection equipment allows our team to see exactly where a clog is, determine the cause, and figure out what to do next.
Contact the Experts at Arrow Sewer & Drain
While Arrow Sewer & Drain handles large and small projects throughout north and central New Jersey, our subsidiary, FMS Plumbing & Heating, takes care of the general plumbing jobs. For more information about hydro jet drain cleaning, contact us today.