This type of highly pressurized cleaning breaks up and blasts away just about anything clogging your plumbing system, including grease and soap scum, which don’t respond well to mechanical drain cleaners. Mechanical cleaners are also likely to damage older pipes.
When you try to clear away drain clogs with snakes and other mechanical drain cleaners, you typically find yourself fighting the same battle over and over. Hydro jetting, on the other hand, removes 100 percent of the grease and scum clogging your drains, and leaves the inside of your pipes in like-new condition. Most homeowners go years without experiencing another clog.
Since it involves highly pressurized water, hydro jetting must occur from an exterior location, such as main sewer lines, kitchen drain lines, and roof vents.
Your plumber begins by inspecting the clogged drain, using a small camera to look for pipe damage. If the inspection indicates it’s safe to hydro jet, the plumber inserts the equipment into the cleanout. Water sprays from the nozzle at around 1500 psi, scrubbing the pipe walls and breaking up and blasting away anything causing the clog – even tree roots.
With water blasting through your pipes at such a high pressure, hydro jetting is not a project for the DIY homeowner, even a handy one. This is truly a task for professionals.
Source: Thank you to All Plumbing, Inc.
At Isley’s, we also offer a 90-day warranty, whereas mechanical drain cleaning comes with no warranty. And, you get a free camera inspection with every jetting service.