When you own a home, you are faced with the responsibility of caring for a plumbing system. The odds are good that, at some point, you will have to deal with a clogged pipe. Most clogged pipes are minor. You can plunge a clogged toilet, and things will be back to normal in no time. If your kitchen sink gets clogged, you can flush it out with some baking soda and vinegar, and soon it will draining properly once again. Hopefully, these will be the biggest plumbing clogs that you have to deal with. It’s not always that simple, though. You may end up with a dreaded sewer drain clog. There are some simple ways to identify a sewer drain clog. If you have multiple fixtures that are all clogged at once, it’s probably a sewer drain clog. If sewage is backing up into your basement, shower, or tub, it’s probably a sewer drain clog. Sewer drain clogs can be pretty nasty, but don’t panic. Cleaning them out is much easier than it used to be. These days, a plumber can easily clean out your sewer drain using a hydro jet.
Sewer lines get clogged over time. Bits of debris build up inside the pipes until the circumference of the pipe begins to narrow. Roots from trees or bushes can grow into the sewer line and block drainage. This doesn’t necessarily mean that a huge repair is necessary. You may be able to rectify the problem with a simple hydro jetting of your sewer line. A hydro jet will blast all the junk out of your sewer line so that it is clean, clear, and good as new.
What is Hydro Jetting?
The hydro jetting process involves the use of high-pressured jets of water to eliminate debris and clogs from your sewer plumbing lines. A hydro jet is sort of like a power washer for your plumbing system. Water is sprayed under intense pressure from the hydro jet into the pipes, which blasts away clogs and debris that may have accumulated inside the pipes. When the hydro jetting process is complete, your pipes are clean and free of debris.
Hydro Jetting vs. Snaking
Before hydro jets came along, plumbers used snakes to clean out drains. A snake is a tool that is made up of a cable and an auger. The snake would be inserted into the drain to clear a pathway. The downfall of snaking is that it only clears a narrow pathway through the drain; it doesn’t eliminate all debris. Snaking is a temporary solution, and the buildup of debris will return again later. Hydro jetting is a newer and better option that gets rid of all debris that is built up inside the pipes.
Hydro Jetting is Simple
Prior to the introduction of hydro jets, plumbers often had to cut out sections of pipe in order to remove clogs. We don’t have to do that anymore. We don’t need to cut out pipes or tear up your yard; we can just use the hydro jet to clear out clogs without creating any further damage.
If you have a clog in your sewer line, contact Scott English Plumbing. We’ll come out to your home and assess the situation. We have all of the best tools for the job, including video inspection capabilities to locate the problem and hydro jets to clear it out. Call Scott English Plumbing today to schedule service, and we’ll get your plumbing system back to normal in no time at all.