Even if you’ve never heard of hydro jetting your pipes, you’ve probably heard of snaking them. Both phrases refer to different methods to clear blockages that can clog your pipes and stop your flows. Hydro jetting, as you can imagine, refers to a water jet that is meant for being shot down into pipes.
Liquid drain cleaner will kill your pipes. It has the ability to break down particles and force them through to the other side in a sludge. You can only imagine the amount of damage those chemicals can wreak on your pipes; particularly in the case of much older homes and plumbing.
In contrast, hydro jetting uses water pressure (and the occasional cleaning solution) to force clogs out. Doing this cleans the entire diameter of the pipe. Those liquid options have the ability to find a way through the material and then leave remanence, which will result in more cleaning later. Further, if you were to try to use a liquid cleaner on something that wasn’t able to be eaten up by the chemicals, say a tree root, those chemicals could end up doing more harm than good. The chemicals could resurface with the next clog, or they could rot your pipes from the inside out. Hydro jetting is able to remove just about anything from your pipes, including tree roots.
There are more benefits to using hydro jetting other than just the fact that it doesn’t rot your pipes. Hydro jetting also cleans the pipes as the water progresses forward. This removes all of the bacteria and residual waste that could have been left prior. Further, and possibly most importantly of all, using a hydro jet is more economical and far more environmentally safe than using most other drain cleaners, by the nature of it being water.
If you’re having problems with your drains not draining correctly, consider calling the pros before you reach for that liquid cleaner. Elk Grove Village Sewer & Plumbing serves all of Chicago land and has done so for four decades.
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