Did you know there’s residue along the interior walls of your drains? Or that the grime in your plumbing system can build up over time and harden? Soap scum, chemicals, toothpaste, and grease all contribute to that gunk. And over time, these substances can accumulate to the point they slow down your drains or even form a serious clog.

Eventually, you may notice water backing up through your drains, and unfortunately, conventional drain cleaning solutions will not fix a problem of this type. So what’s the solution for slow or blocked drains caused by excessive drain residue?

Water jetting. What is that and how does it work? Read on to learn everything you need to know about the water jetting procedure and its many benefits for your plumbing system.

What Is Water Jetting?

Water jetting—sometimes referred to as hydro jetting—is a method we use to clean clogged or slow sewage lines. We feed a jet down into the pipes and then unleash a blast of water at high pressure to remove the blockage. How much pressure do we apply? A water jet can produce about 35,000 psi.

The self-propelled jet nozzle that we feed into the lines can exert enough power to cut right through the tough substance with little effort.

How Effective Is Water Jetting?

We employ water jetting instead of other methods because it allows us to do the job quickly with amazing results. Water jetting is effective because it clears 100% of the pipes and septic system blockage.

In other words, the insides of your pipes get a deep cleaning. It is more thorough than just opening up the blockage so that the water can flow through. There is no residue left within the pipes when the job is done. It’s a fresh start for your entire plumbing system.

For more info on water jetting and how it compares to other drain cleaning techniques, check out Clearing a Clogged Drain: Snaking or Water Jetting?

Is Water Jetting Safe?

Absolutely! Although hardened residue and drain blockages cannot resist the pressure of the water, your pipes remain unaffected. Whether you have metal pipes or PVC piping, both the plastic and the metal are tough enough to stand up to the water pressure.

We can let the water jet open up and allow the full pressure into the plumbing without the drains, connections, pipes, or other components getting damaged. If your plumbing system is in good health (meaning it’s not antique and doesn’t have any minor cracks or corrosion), there’s a minimal risk of damage.

Water Jetting Benefits

Why choose water jetting when your home or business experiences slow drains or even a complete blockage? First and foremost, when you call in the drain cleaning pros to fix the problem, they’ll likely recommend the service as it’s highly effective. Aside from that, water jetting offers several benefits. They include:

●        Eco-friendly drain cleaning. Water jetting is the most eco-friendly way to clean your pipes because it doesn’t require chemicals. Harsh, chemical drain cleaners can negatively affect natural areas around your home when they exit your plumbing system. There’s no risk of environmental damage with water jetting.

●        Plumbing preservation. Water jetting is far safer than using drain cleaning products to attempt to break up a clog. Chemical drain cleaners are highly caustic and rely on heat-generating chemical reactions to literally burn through blockages. Caustic cleaning agents can deteriorate your plumbing system, especially with repeated use.

●        Reduced risk of future blockages. Water jetting removes all traces of grime and debris from within your drains, which naturally minimizes the risk of recurring clogs. Keep in mind every plumbing system requires routine cleaning, preferably annually, to prevent the formation of blockages.

●        Quick and efficient. What’s the fastest and most effective way to thoroughly clean dirty drains? You guessed it: water jetting. If you own a business and need your drains cleaned, you won’t need to interrupt normal daily operations because the service requires very little time. Residential service requires even less time.

Schedule Water Jet Cleaning in Minneapolis, MN

Are you dealing with a drain clog in your home or business? Whether you need a blockage promptly removed or your drains are due for routine cleaning, contact our team at Drain Blaster Bill’s Sewer and Drain Cleaning in Plymouth, MN. We specialize in comprehensive residential and commercial drain cleaning services for homes, businesses, and agricultural operations throughout the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro.

To learn more about our services or schedule a plumbing inspection or drain cleaning, give us a call at 763-913-8719. You can also message us on our contact page or request a free service estimate, and we’ll be in touch.