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Why We Recommend Hydro-Jetting for Drain Cleaning

water-down-drainOne of the most important jobs that we offer to our customers in Central Florida is regular and emergency drain cleaning. Drain cleaning services are the best way to remove major clogging and slow drains when they happen. It’s also an incredibly effective preventive measure for plumbing. Scheduling drain cleaning in Winter Springs, FL once a year helps to stop future clogs and also keeps away bad odors and other troubles in the drains.

There are different techniques to perform drain cleaning. A common tool that plumbers use is the motorized drain auger (a.k.a. a drain snake). This is similar to the hand crank drain augers you may use at times on simple clogs, only it’s much more powerful. We sometimes use drain augers to do the job, but our preferred method is hydro-jetting.

What Hydro-Jetting Entails

Hydro-jetting uses blasts of high-pressure water along the walls of drainpipes to dislodge all debris with a powerful scouring action. The basic tool is the hydro-jetter itself: a water tank, pressurizing system, and long hose with interchangeable directional nozzles. The hose goes down a drain or clean-out, and the plumber then activates the pressurizer to put the water under immense pressure so it can blast out the nozzle. The water force removes grease, hair, scale, and other buildup—it can even clear out roots from a sewer line.

Why Hydro-Jetting Is Beneficial

Why is hydro-jetting our preferred method for residential and commercial drain cleaning? There are a number of reasons.

  • When it comes to sheer power, a hydro-jetter is almost impossible to beat. The water blasts out in a 360° spread through the nozzle to hit every part of the drainpipe with force enough to remove the most obstinate build-up. A drain auger, for comparison, leaves behind some debris, allowing build-up to start again easily.
  • Hydro-jetting is safe for drainpipes. There’s some possibility of damage from high water pressure, but that’s only if the hydro-jetting is done by amateurs. In the hands of professionals, hydro-jetting leaves drainpipes looking pristine.
  • It’s not only a thorough process, it’s fast as well. A plumber can fully clean out your drains in a short time—and the cleaning job left behind means it will be a long time before you need the work done again.
  • Hydro-jetting is beneficial to the environment compared to using chemical cleaners. You never want to pour any type of liquid “drain cleaner” down your home’s drains.

Contact Us for Hydro-Jetting Services

We mentioned above that only professionals can handle hydro-jetting. This isn’t only a matter of protecting the plumbing but protecting you. High-pressure water in untrained hands presents a safety hazard. Our plumbers are trained on hydro-jetting equipment and wear specialized protective gear to minimize possible dangers. You can trust that we’ll do a thorough job on your drainpipes so you can enjoy worry-free (or close to it) performance from your drains for the coming year. Talk to our plumbers today to get started with drain cleaning.

Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. has proudly served Orlando and all of Central Florida since 1975.

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