Hydro-Jetting: Pros And Cons

Hydro-Jetting: Pros And Cons

When it comes to home maintenance, there are so many things around the house that need to be checked and serviced that it can quickly feel a bit overwhelming. This is especially true with plumbing, as there are several services and procedures that many people may not be aware of. 

If your plumber has ever brought up hydro-setting, but you were unsure of what that meant, it is a procedure that uses specialized tools to push highly pressurized water through your plumbing system to clean it out. For anyone on the fence about whether their home needs hydro-jetting services, here are the pros and cons of having the service performed. 

Do I Need Hydro-Jetting? 

If you are experiencing any poor draining performance or frequent clogging, hydro-jetting may be your solution. Hydro-jetting can start after a plumber has inspected your plumbing system for any damage. If it is safe to perform the procedure, they will insert a hose into your plumbings and pump pressurized water into your piping. This water will remove any present buildup and flush the debris safely out of your home, destroying any clogs in the process without damaging your pipes. Once this procedure is complete, your drains should be running smoothly again. Even if your piping is in less than ideal condition, the water pressure is adjustable to maximize performance without causing any damage to your plumbing. 

Hydro-Jetting Pros 

If you are unsure of whether hydro-setting is the best solution for you, there are several reasons that it is preferable to alternative cleaning methods. 

  • No Chemicals Involved – Unlike some cleaning methods that involve cleaning chemicals to break down clogging and remove debris, hydro-jetting uses pressurized water to perform the same function, making it a safe option that will not harm you or the environment. 
  • Effective – The hose and nozzle will cover every angle of your piping, clearing away years of buildup without missing a spot. Whether there is grease, sludge, dirt, or roots stuck in your pipes, hydro-setting will clear it out with ease.
  • Simple & Easy – By inserting the hose into your home’s piping, there is no need to dig or remodel any part of your home to begin clearing out debris and clogs with little downtime making it a quick and easy procedure to have done. 
  • Lasting Results – Typically, when you clear a clog, you are only performing a temporary measure to get the water draining properly. With hydro-settings, it thoroughly clears out the pipes of any debris, clearing all present clogs and preventing a new one from forming soon. 

Hydro-Jetting Cons 

While hydro-setting is an ideal method for cleaning out many homes’ plumbing systems, there are a few instances where other cleaning methods may be preferable. 

  • Not Ideal For Older Homes – As houses age, so does the plumbing system, leading to breaks and cracks around the house. Shooting highly pressurized water into such a system can seriously damage them, leading to even more problems. That is why you must first have a plumber inspect your plumbing system before having hydro-jetting performed on your home. 
  • It Uses A Lot Of Water – Although hydro-jetting is environmentally safe, it does use a lot of water. If your neighborhood is experiencing a drought, hydro-jetting may not be an option. 
  • Cannot DIY – Hydro-jetting uses specialized tools to clear your plumbing system of debris and clogs. Attempting to do it yourself may lead to complications, especially in older homes that must first undergo a thorough inspection. 

To guarantee the best results and ensure your home’s plumbing system is clear of clogging and debris, consider hiring a team of professionals to perform the job for you. Flamingo Plumbing & Backflow has been serving the residents of South Florida since 1992. Contact us today for a quote.