If you are reading this then it probably means that you have heard of the term hydro jetting, and perhaps you have even been recommended that you get it done, but what exactly is hydro jetting?
Hydro jetting is a method that is used for removing a material, a build-up of dirt on a surface, or a blockage that might have occurred in a pipe or in a drain. The removal is done by a high-power water pressure that is released through a jet, a little like a hose, but a lot stronger and more powerful in terms of the pressure of the water. The water is delivered via a pressure pump, and comes out through the nozzle onto the surface in order to clean it.
Another term you might have heard for hydro jetting is power hosing or power washing; it is a highly effective cleaning method and the results can be astounding. There are different kinds of nozzles and different pressures that the water can be as well. These can be adjusted depending on what the hydro jetting is being used for. Different nozzles are as follows:
- Flat jet nozzles; these have a wide and flat hole that allows the water to come out in a spray fan pattern.
- Point jet nozzles; these have a round hole that means the water comes out in a pointed and focused manner. The water pressure from this is at its strongest, so these are best for cleaning out popes and tanks, or for removing tougher materials such as concrete.
- Rotating nozzles; the rotation of these means that water comes out to the sides as well as straight ahead, making it perfect for cleaning the insides of pipes and helping with blockages.
Hydro jetting may sound similar to snaking a drain, and while it can certainly be used for similar purposes, the purpose of hydro jetting is to break up the clogs within a drain while also removing the clogs for good, whereas the purpose of snaking a drain is just to improve drainage by breaking the clogs apart.
Hydro jetting offers you a level of maintenance cleaning that will last for a long time into the future as well as preventing the pipe from becoming clogged again. This makes it a highly cost effective solution as it can prevent expensive repairs that may arise later down the line if problems are not dealt with swiftly. It can be a common concern to wonder how much hydro jetting can cost, but when looking at the long term benefits, it is well worth the price.