Properly maintaining your drain and sewer system is not easy, if you don’t know what you’re doing. The system is both vital to the operation of your home’s pipe system, and almost entirely hidden from view. This makes it all too easy for problems to develop in the drain system without you realizing it, until they start to affect its operation. Fortunately, scheduling one simple procedure on a regular basis is often sufficient to keep your drains in good shape. Read on to find out more about the advantages of scheduling professional hydro jetting services for your drains.
What is Hydro Jetting?
Hydro jetting is a more recent, and quite effective, addition to the standard methods for drain cleaning. It involves using a hose with an omnidirectional sprayer head to blast a high-pressure stream of water down the drain pipe. The hydro jet is of sufficiently high pressure to clear out practically any clog that might form in the drain, as well as any other waste buildup that might form clogs in the future.
Advantages of Hydro Jetting Services
Prior to the arrival of hydro jetting, drain snaking was the most common way to deal with drain clogs. A drain snake is a long cord with an auger on the end of it. The snake is inserted into the drain until it meets the clog, at which point the auger is used to drill through it. Hydro jetting has become more and more preferred, however, as it’s better at thoroughly cleaning the pipe. Drain snaking is still used to clear out clogs quickly, but hydro jetting is better as a preventive measure.
How Often to Schedule Hydro Jetting
You should schedule hydro jetting services for your drains at least once a year. Unlike HVAC systems, household drains don’t have seasons where they’re under substantially more stress. So, what season you schedule the hydro jetting isn’t as important as consistently scheduling it. There are also times where you should call for hydro jetting to address specific issues, like a clog forming.
Slow drainage is a prime sign that your drains are in need of cleaning. As the waste buildup on the inside of your drain gets worse, it will start to restrict the flow of water through the pipe. Call for hydro jetting if you notice this happening.
Bad smells are another sign that your drains might be in need of cleaning. If your bathroom or kitchen smells like a sewer, and it smells like it’s coming from the drain, you might have advanced waste buildup on the inside of the pipe. Be aware, though, that if this is coming out of multiple drains you might have a bigger problem. That often indicates a more serious issue further down in the sewer system, one that will require more involved repair techniques to resolve.
Insta-Pipe provides a full range of hydro jetting services in Tacoma, WA. If you need professional drain cleaning services, contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our expert technicians.