Hydro Jet Drain Cleaning Services

Hydro Jetting for Stubborn Clogged Drains & Sewer Lines

We bring out the big dog — a hydro jet — for tough sewer clogs.

Plungers can’t remove tree roots.

Snakes and toilet augers can’t reach them or cut through them.

But a hydro jet concentrates the same force that carved the Grand Canyon — water — in your drain or sewer pipe. It clears blockages without damaging the lines.

Where your sewer’s concerned, a new pipe is the only thing better than a hydro jet treatment. Hydro jetting costs much less and takes less time than repiping or relining.

Hydro jetting a sewer line

What Is Hydro Jetting?

Hydro jetting uses a special nozzle to spray a high-pressure stream of water through your drains or sewer line. The water pressure is strong enough to break up tree roots and rocks but gentle enough not to harm the pipe walls.

The technology has been around since the early 20th century when it was used to clear out salt deposits from oil pipelines — without damaging them.

Hydro jetting is perfect for clearing most blockages in drains and sewer pipes, including:

  • Tree roots
  • Grease build-ups
  • Rocks and sediment accumulations

It also removes silt or debris that can cause slow drains or flooding. And we bring out the hydro jet to clear out sewer pipes before relining them.

Hydro jetting a sewer clog

How Does Hydro Jetting Work?

A hydro jet is driven by a small but powerful compressor.

We insert the hydro jet’s hose into the pipe from above ground, often through a bathroom toilet or drain. We don’t dig or excavate trenches in your yard.

We attach a camera to the hose’s end to ensure nothing else gets damaged during cleanings — like underground wiring or sprinkler systems.

The hydro jet blasts through tree roots, rocks, and gunk but leaves the line intact.

Does Hydro Jetting Always Work?

If the blockage is too large and firmly lodged, hydro jetting may not remove it completely.

Also, hydro jetting can’t fix collapsed pipes, broken pipes, or broken joints. In those cases, we may recommend a pipe lining procedure to restore your sewer line’s integrity (cured-in-place repair) or trenchless pipe repair (pipe bursting).

Hydro jetting a sewer line

Hydro Jetting Is Eco-Friendly & Noninvasive

Hydro jetting uses water only — no harsh chemicals or solvents that can harm your yard and the environment.

And because it doesn’t require excavation, hydro jetting saves time and aggravation. You won’t have to restore your lawn after we’re done!

Hydro Jetting Is Affordable

High-pressure water jetting is one of the most affordable ways to eliminate the most difficult clogs.

The process is much faster than other removal methods, and since it leaves pipes clean as a whistle, clogs don’t return. There’s no need for repeated treatments.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Hydro Jetting

Is hydro jetting better than snaking?

Yes, hydro jetting is usually better than snaking because the high-pressure water stream can remove more debris from your pipes. Hydro jetting also has the added benefit of leaving your lines cleaner and less likely to become blocked again with debris.

Does hydro jetting damage pipes?

No, hydro jetting doesn’t damage pipes unless there are existing issues or defects. A preliminary video inspection will tell us about the condition of your drain or sewer pipe.

How long does it take for a hydro jet cleaning?

The length of time it takes will depend on how severe the clog is and what type of pipe you have in your home. A typical job can take anywhere from one to two hours.

What's the cost of hydro jetting?

The cost of hydro jetting service will depend on several factors, including the size and condition of your pipes, how severe the clog is, and how long it takes to complete the job. You’re paying for our time, not the procedure.

Can hydro jetting be used for drain cleaning?

Yes, hydro jetting can clean out all drains, including kitchen and bathroom sinks, bathtubs, and shower stalls. Hydro jetting effectively removes blockages caused by grease buildup or soap scum in your plumbing system.

Can I do hydro jetting myself?

No, you shouldn’t attempt hydro jetting unless you’re properly trained. It requires specialized equipment and a high skill level to do the job safely. It is best to call an experienced professional plumber.

Is hydro jetting safe to use on all types of pipes?

Yes, hydro jetting is safe for all pipes, including PVC (plastic), cast iron, and copper. In most cases, the high-pressure water stream will clear out debris without damaging your pipes.

Can I have my sewer line inspected before hydro jetting?

Yes, we always perform a video inspection before hydro jetting. The video inspection tells us how severe the clog is and what type of pipe you have in your drains or sewer line. This information can help us determine the best course for clearing your blockage.

How often should I get my drains cleaned with a hydro jet?

Most homeowners should have their drains cleaned with a hydro jet once every two years. It’s also a good idea to call us if you suspect a clog or notice slow-draining fixtures in your home.

What is the water pressure in a hydro jet?

The water pressure in a hydro jet can range from 2,000 to 8,000 psi (pounds per square inch). That’s much higher than a standard garden hose, which typically runs at 40 to 200 psi. The high-pressure stream is powerful enough to cut through tree roots and other stubborn blockages.

Do I need any special equipment for hydro jetting?

You’ll need the high-pressure water line, hoses, fittings, nozzles, cameras, and more. It’s best to call a certified plumber with the right tools for the job.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call us today.