Blockages and Clogs? We Have a Solution!
Hellooo Ottawa, John THE Plumber here! If you have been noticing that your water pressure seems weaker than normal, or that clogs seem to keep recurring in your home, it’s time to call a plumber in to have a peek at your pipes. You should probably call sooner than later too as constant clogging or issues with water pressure are generally a sign of a significant problem within your pipes. Not only do you not want the problem to grow any larger than it already is, you need to pay attention as you may have developed a contaminated water supply in the process which is a danger to you and your family. Today we decided to blog to you about the best solution the plumbing industry currently has to help you: Hydro Jetting Ottawa!!
WHAT The Heck Is Hydro Jetting?
Hydro Jetting is essentially a high-pressured power washer designed to break up grease, soap, and any other mucky debris that has caused you a blockage while scrubbing down the insides of your plumbing pipes simultaneously.
HOW Does Hydro Jetting Work?
A plumbing professional will begin by utilizing a camera to look down your pipes in order to determine the exact cause of the blockage. Your plumbing specialist will then insert a hose with a nozzle into the drain that is connected to its water. The pressure from the machine sends a powerful stream of water through your pipes like a jet stream (now you can see why it’s called “Hydro Jetting, Ottawa”!).
Depending on your issue and what kind of condition your pipes are in, your plumber will decide how much water pressure is required to use. In more severe cases, the machine may be set to deliver up to 20 gallons of water per minute – this is a very powerful amount of water to blast, your taps are normally set to release 5-6 gallons a minute just so you can imagine the water blast. Something else to note is this process is largely dependent on gravity; the hydro jets actually work from the bottom upwards. The hose and nozzle are inserted so the water has to work its’ way up your pipes. As the water power washes your pipes, muck and other debris loosens and then drops downwards towards the drain, flushing everything out of your pipelines.
IMPORTANT: Hydro Jets & Tree Roots!
Hydro Jetting has become the plumbing industry’s leader when it comes to an efficient and safe way to remove all blockages – with the exception of tree roots. If tree roots are the culprit then it is imperative that a snake/auger be used to break up the tree roots. On its’ own, the hydro jet will cause further problems by aiding in soil and rock to infiltrate as well. In this situation, it is recommended that you use the hydro jet after the snake to give your pipes a good scrub, but a snake/auger needs to break up and remove the tree roots first.
If you need your pipes cleaned, are experiencing a blockage or have any plumbing questions in general, give us a call at John THE Plumber Ottawa and we’ll send someone over to help you right away!