“Out of sight, out of mind.” If ever there was a phrase that we, as professional plumbers, could strike from our language, it would probably be this. Why? Because it’s dangerous to apply that type of thinking to your plumbing in Newport News, that’s why! Unfortunately, too many homeowners adopt that attitude.
Eventually, of course, problems with your plumbing system will become impossible to ignore. By the time those problems get to that point, however, you should have already taken action. One suggestion that we have is to consider hydro-jetting for your plumbing system. It’s truly one of the best preventive measures that you can take.
How Does Hydro-Jetting Work?
What’s the most likely problem that homeowners will encounter with their plumbing systems at some point? Clogged drains. Or a clogged sewer line. Clogs, in general, are the most common of all plumbing system problems. The fact that they’re common, however, doesn’t mean that you should not take them seriously.
Too few homeowners do so, however. They convince themselves that slow-moving drains or regular clogs are really not that big of a deal. They convince themselves that pouring liquid drain cleaners down the drains is sufficient. It’s just not true. Hydro-jetting is sufficient, though. More than sufficient.
Hydro-jetting entails feeding a thin hose down your drains or into your pipes through access points. Once the hose is in there, it shoots highly pressurized water in all directions, blasting your pipe walls free of buildup. The water used to accomplish this also helps to flush that buildup away once it’s been removed from the pipe’s surfaces.
Why Is Hydro-Jetting Important?
Because it is a great preventive measure and also a great solution once the problem has developed. Chemical drain cleaners are only going to clear away enough of the clog for the rest of the drain cleaner to make its way past. Drain snakes are a better option, but have limited reach and are not effective in the hands of a nonprofessional.
Hydro-jetting, however, uses no harsh chemicals and has unlimited reach in your system. Using only water, it scours the interior surfaces of your pipes. That means clogs won’t just build right back up quickly. See? Solving existing problems and staving them off for longer than you could hope for with other options. Not a bad deal, if you ask us!
Always Schedule Professional Plumbing Services
For some reason, homeowners seem a lot more comfortable working on their plumbing systems than they do with, say, the electrical system. Don’t be one of those people. We meet them frequently, and they’re typically not very happy to see us. Nobody likes being faced with their mistakes, after all.
Not all professional plumbers offer hydro-jetting. It’s a specialized service requiring specialized equipment and training. Scheduling your hydro-jetting with our team means that your working with skilled professionals who will get the job done right. So, if you find that your drains are moving slowly, that your sewer line is backing up, or that you smell a foul odor coming from your plumbing fixtures, give us a call right away.