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Hydro Jetting: The Drain-Cleaning Power of Water!


Perhaps you’ve heard of hydro jetting and want to know more about it. Maybe you’ve struggled with drain snakes or been tempted to use chemical drain-cleaning solutions because of your home’s slow-draining sinks or clogged pipes. Fear not: your problems can be solved with only the power of water!

Safety Warning #1: Chemical drain cleaners are a bad plan. They are extremely caustic, which can cause injury to any skin exposed to the substance, and they have toxic fumes, which can affect your eyes or respiratory system. They also don’t do the job well, and in the meantime, they can damage your pipes, leaving corroded areas that are ideal surfaces for future clogs to cling to.

Under Pressure

When we say only the power of water, we mean water under high pressure. A hydro jetting machine designed for residential plumbing reaches a pressure of 4,000 pounds per square inch, and machines designed to be used in commercial buildings can reach even higher pressures. 

Safety Warning #2: Hydro jetting machines in the hands of amateurs are hazardous to people and plumbing. Plumbers are extensively trained to be able to use them without risk to themselves or your pipes. Of course, having a plumber come to clean out your drains is so much more affordable than the outrageous cost of purchasing the equipment yourself that you probably won’t be tempted.

Extensive Reach

While a drain snake may clear the bulk of a clog in a specific spot, hydro jetting in Northern VA can pressure-wash the entire interior of your plumbing. The hose can be directed to the end of the problematic area of piping and hydro jet backward, clearing the end first and then working its way back as the hose is retracted.

Flexible Options

Depending on the situation, different nozzles can be attached to the end of the hose to direct the flow exactly where it needs to go. Hydro jetting is safe for all kinds of plumbing, including plastic pipes, as long as it is being done by a qualified professional. And one more way in which hydro jetting offers flexibility is that it can be done to address a major problem, and it can also be done preventatively. Regular drain maintenance with hydro jetting can clear any buildup before it gets severe enough to cause your pipes to clog.

Safety Warning #3: Please, when it comes to your plumbing, don’t take any personal risks. Using professional-grade equipment without professional training always poses unacceptable risks. Hiring unqualified help, such as a maintenance worker who dabbles in plumbing, is dangerous to the worker, other people in the vicinity, and your plumbing, and could even put you at risk of liability.

At AllTech Services, we are fully insured, our plumbers are licensed and extensively trained, and all of our work comes with a 100% One Year Satisfaction Guarantee. You can rely on us to keep you and your home safe while we get your plumbing in the best possible condition. 

AllTech Services, Inc. is your trusted resource for hydro jetting and all other plumbing needs. Contact us today!

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