Hydro jetting is mostly used in commercial plumbing services, but it can be extremely useful to residential householders too. If you need to have your pipes snaked regularly, Hydro jetting/hydro flushing plumbing services will take out all the trash in the lines. The hydro jetting/hydro flushing plumbing services that LoJac utilizes can greatly improve older pipelines that have years of build-up. It is useful for homeowners that experience sand and residue build-up because chemical cleaners and augers won't flush the system completely.


What is Hydro Jetting/ Hydro Flushing?

Hydro jetting/ hydro flushing is a method used by professional plumbing services contractors to clean clogged or slow sewage lines. A blast of water at high pressure is sent through special self-propelled nozzles into the lines that will usually remove blockages and build-up. LoJac’s nozzles will differ depending on the application, drain size, or type of clogged material. 

Hydro jetting/hydro flushing systems normally use about 35,000 psi, which works very effectively. Routine hydro jetting plumbing services should be done at restaurants to remove grease and food particle build-up.

A video inspection should be performed first to determine the cause and location of the problem. Depending on the type of blockage a specific nozzle head is selected for removal. LoJac has multiple nozzle types and can adjust the speed and torque to remove a wide array of blockage from tree roots to concrete. Once cleared an additional video inspection should be performed for confirmation. 


Hydro Jetting/Hydro Flushing For Residential Homes

For residential work, hydro jetting/hydro flushing plumbing services can remove sand, silt, and scale build-up. It also removes hair clogs and other residues that build up on the walls of the pipes. This type of service can completely clean pipes of residual build up in ways that snaking can not.

Snaking out pipes only breaks up the clogs but leaves build up remaining on the interior walls. Hydro jetting is also environmentally friendly, no harsh chemicals are needed.


Hydro Jetting/Hydro Flushing Uses

Penetrating and emulsifying grease

Breaking up sludge and debris

Pulverizing roots

Cutting out hardened scale

Flushing out the system

Clean inside walls of a pipe/drain


Risks associated with Hydro Jetting

Hydro jetting/hydro flushing is not for a beginner level plumber. Besides, it may not be successful by any means, depending on the situation of the pipes. Rushing into a hydro flushing solution can worsen the conditions if it wasn't required in the first place, so be cautious. 

The process of hydro jetting/hydro flushing includes the flow of a lot of water in high pressure. High risk is associated with this procedure, which is the reason landlords should just recruit an experienced plumber. After all, the last thing you want is somebody to take a look at your plumbing system and enhance the harm.

If the pipes are harmed due to the root infestation, hydro flushing will not be an ideal choice in plumbing services. The high pressure of the water will just further harm the pipes. Aside from that, hydro flushing will also not work if the pipe’s waterproof covering is undermined.

Before you set out a hydro flushing journey, ensure that the plumber thoroughly inspects the plumbing system. A visual inspection of the pipes system utilizing video camera equipment is needed. This will help you make the most ideal decision and prevent further harm to the pipes system.


Should You Utilize Hydro Jetting/Hydro Flushing?

Hydro flushing is an extremely effective plumbing technique that LoJac utilizes to clear clogs and hard water sediment build-ups that cause drain backups. This is often the only solution you need when tree roots, toys, or other objects are obstructing the sewer lines.

Also called hydro jetting service, hydro flushing involves utilizing a high-pressure blast of water to remove the obstruction. It takes exceptional equipment but is much more effective than snaking the lines. However, not all obstructions need hydro flushing, so LoJac’s plumbers will do an evaluation when you call for service. Contact us to learn more about how we can help you!

If you have any other pipe camera inspection or hydrovac needs, please check out our other services for more information.