Answers About Hydro Jetting

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It's so important for you to keep your plumbing pipes clean. However, this can also be one of the things that aren't done in many households simply because it takes more than one person understanding the importance of keeping the plumbing clean. If you have kids in your home, then you have even more of a battle on your hands because kids tend to be extremely hard on plumbing. You want to be aware of hydro jetting, so you can see how it can be useful to your home once you realize just how important keeping the pipes clean really is. Here are some answers to some questions about this type of cleaning.

Why is it called hydro jetting?

The 'hydro' in the name is because the process uses water and 'hydro' has a Greek origin meaning 'water' and hydro is commonly used when referring to water. The jetting portion of the name is due to the fact that the water blasts into your plumbing pipes quickly and when something moves fast, it is often said to be "jetting". Together, the name lest you know that fast water will be used in the process.

Why does hydro jetting work and the water from the faucets doesn't?

When you flush your toilet or turn on your faucets, the water does go through the pipes, but it doesn't have very much force at all behind it. This is why it doesn't do anything when clogs develop except back up and cause problems for you. However, hydro jetting sends that water through so hard and fast that the water knocks the clogs away and breaks up other debris that might be stuck to the sides of pipes waiting to become future clogs.

When hydro jetting should be used?

If you have a clog that you can't free up, if you keep having repeat clogs, if you notice your water coming out slower than normal, if you are smelling an odor coming from your sinks or showers, or if it has been a couple of years since you have had the pipes cleaned, then you should consider having a plumber come out to perform the hydro jetting cleaning. This is one of the best ways for you to know that you have removed any and all of the various things that may be lingering down in your system, just waiting to get larger and cause you more issues.

For more information, contact a local plumbing service today.