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Some Facts You May Not Know about Hydro-Jetting

hydro-jetting-cleaning-pipe-diagramDrain cleaning is one of the most important services that any plumbing contractor can provide. We take special pride in the equipment we use for drain cleaning and the skill of our plumbers at handling the job. We can take care of the worst clogs stopping up drains in both commercial and residential plumbing, and we can use drain cleaning as a preventive measure to help keep away clogs and other drainage problems in the future.

Our main tool for handling great drain cleaning in Orlando, FL and throughout Central Florida is the hydro-jetter.

Facts about Hydro-Jetting

In principle, hydro-jetting to clean drains is simple to explain. Water placed under high pressure is blasted out through a directional nozzle at the end of a long hose. A plumber feeds this hose down into a drain or clean-out to provide full scouring power along the inside of the pipe, the force of the water blasting away all types of debris and build-up.

There’s more facts about hydro-jetting, however, you may find interesting:

  • Hydro-jetting has been around for more than eight decades. But for much of that time it wasn’t an affordable option for the majority homes and small businesses. The equipment was enormous and it took multiple plumbers to handle the job. Today, the equipment is small enough that a single- lumber can take on the drain cleaning needs for homes and smaller businesses.
  • Although safe for pipes, hydro-jetting can present hazards to people: the water pressure blasts are dangerous. This is why only professional plumbers should ever perform hydro-jetting. During hydro-jetting, plumbers wear special gear, such as padded aprons (sort of like a baseball catcher’s vest) and helmets with eye-shielding.
  • There is a wide range of water pressure for hydro-jetters, and plumbers match the pressure to the plumbing system. The psi (pounds per square inch) of hydro-jetters ranges from 7,000 to 60,000. At a high pressure like 60,000 psi—which you probably won’t need—the water blasts can cut through metal.
  • The different nozzles are a key part of the cleaning process. The nozzles are designed to direct the spray ahead and behind the hose for fuller coverage. Plumbers will select a directional nozzle that will do the best job: for example, when handling a thick clog rather than taking on general cleaning, a nozzle with a more forward, concentrated spray is preferred. There are also rotating nozzles for an even more thorough cleaning coverage.
  • Hydro-jetting is an environmentally friendly process when compared to other drain cleaning methods that use silica sand and chemicals. Hydro-jetting doesn’t place anything harmful into the wastewater system.

But the best fact of all when it comes to hydro-jetting is how complete a job it does at drain cleaning. Once you’ve had drains given the hydro-jetting treatment, they will be in a like-new state, making it harder for debris to catch onto the walls and start to build up again. Hydro-jetting means those clogs you’ve been dealing with won’t be coming back in a few weeks—or months, or maybe en years.

We offer hydro-jetting services for both homes and businesses in Central Florida. Contact us today, whether you have an emergency plumbing problem or you want to schedule preventive drain cleaning.

Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. has proudly served Central Florida since 1975.

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