Drain clogs are no picnic no matter how serious they are, but if you’re unlucky enough to have a severe clog that won’t budge no matter what you do, you may need a serious solution. Things like tree roots and accumulated sludge from years of allowing things to go down your drains that don’t belong are some of the culprits that can cause these kinds of clogs. Luckily, if nothing works and you have no idea what to do, a treatment known as hydrojetting can come in and save the day.
Hydrojetting is a plumbing technique that relies on high-powered blasts of water to blast through whatever stands in its way. This high-pressure water treatment can reach up to 4,000 psi and even though it will clear the most impossible clogs, it won’t damage your pipes in the process. Hydrojetting can literally scrape the insides of your pipes clean, restoring the opening to its original condition.
Can I Try DIY?
It’s easy to associate a treatment like hydrojetting with any high pressure hose, but the amount of pressure and skill involved aren’t the same. Sticking your power washer inside a seriously clogged drain and hoping for the same results would leave you sorely disappointed. The blasts of water created by a hydrojetting machine are enough to cause injury and damage your plumbing, if they aren’t performed by a qualified technician. The DIY approach applies for some plumbing techniques, but hydrojetting is not one of them.
Serious Drain Clog Prevention Tips
Most of the time, the type of clog that hydrojetting is used to fix is caused by the people using the drains on a regular basis. You can usually prevent severe clogs by monitoring what goes down the drains in your home. Things like cooking grease, food particles, paper towels, hair, soap, toilet paper and feminine hygiene products don’t belong in your plumbing system, and if you make an effort to keep them out, you won’t need to worry about hydrojetting as a solution.