hydro-jettingDrain cleaning is one of the most common things a plumbing professional is called in to fix. When it comes to fixing the worst clogs, hydro-jetting is the way to go for both residential and commercial plumbing. Not only does hydro-jetting clear the clog, but it goes a long way in preventing clogs in the future.

Hydro-jetting works by having water blasted out via a high pressure nozzle from a hose. Essentially this high pressured water works as if it’s a scouring pad, cleaning the inside of the pipes, providing high powered cleaning of all sorts of debris and build up along the pipes walls.

Hydro-jetting can only be performed by professional plumbers due to the force of the water coming out of the hose. This amount of water pressure also requires plumbers to wear protective gear which can include ear protection, rubber gloves, goggles, hard hats, coveralls, and an apron or heavy duty rain coat.

Depending on the size of the clog, and the type and location of the pipe, there are different size nozzles providing for different directions and different concentrations for the stream of water. There are even nozzles which rotate and provide an even more thorough cleaning.

Hydro-jetting also has a wide variety of water pressure available. Plumbers will choose the correct amount of pressure for the job. An 8 inch pipe requires a lower amount of PSI (Pound per square inch) than a wider 12 inch pipe for example.

Hydro-jetting is an environmentally friendly way to clean clogs in your plumbing system. It is also a long lasting alternative. Hydro-jetting can clean clogs and possibly keep them away for years. McDonough Plumbing offers Hydro-jetting services for both residential and commercial customers. Contact us if you’d like to schedule hydro-jetting drain cleaning for your home or business.