Slow drains, standing water, bad odors, wet basements are all signs of a clogged drain. Traditional drain clearing and unclogging techniques involve augers, snakes and harsh chemicals. These methods don’t aways work and can leave remnants of the clog in place or worse yet, cause damage to your pipes. One of the best ways to get rid of a clog for good is with high-pressure cleaning or hydro-jetting.
What Is High-Pressure Drain Cleaning?
High-pressure drain cleaning is a safe and effective process that professional plumbers can use to blast away buildup to unblock your drain. It’s basically pressure washing your drain with up to 4000 pounds per square inch (PSI) of water pressure. When set to the correct high pressure, water can cut through most roots, dissolve blockages, get rid of grease and soaps while spray washing pipe wall surfaces.
6 Major Benefits of High Pressure Drain Cleaning
High pressure drain cleaning has become a critical tool to the maintenance of drains and sewer systems thanks to its many benefits.
1. More Effective
High-pressure drain cleaning is the most effective method for unclogging drains and preventing clogs in the future because it doesn’t just clear the clog, it cleans the whole drain. When a stream of high-pressure water is blasted into your pipes, it spins around in multiple directions tackling the blockage from all angles. This not only forces the blockage out of place, but it completely removes the clog and any remaining debris from your pipes for better, longer-lasting results.
Snaking drains can be time consuming and tedious and often only pokes holes in the clog. A complete excavation takes lots of time and manual labor as you dig and refill the hole made to get to your pipes. High-pressure sewer and drain cleaning can clear blockages and clogs much faster and with less effort.
A true drain cleaning is going to run more than a quick drain clearing, but there’s a big difference in what you get. High-pressure drain cleaning, however, is still the most economical way to clear or clean drains. There’s no heavy equipment or costly chemicals. There’s no drilling or excavating. And there’s no left behind residue that could quickly reform, so your drains stay clog free for longer.
4. Environmentally Safer
High-pressure drain cleaning is safer for the environment when compared to other drain cleaning methods. Liquid drain cleaners use harsh chemicals that can seep into the groundwater and soil. They can have toxic results if inhaled or swallowed and can cause irritation to skin and eyes. Since hydro jetting uses only a high-pressure water stream, it cuts through blockages and leaves pipes clear without environmental contamination.
5. Less Damaging
High-pressure drain cleaning causes no damage and is much less invasive than repairing a drain by excavating a front yard to access the sewer or opening a wall to replace piping. There’s no heavy-duty instruments, no bashing, no digging and no drilling involved.
6. Works on Any Type of Clog
Soap residue, fats, grease, sediments, mineral deposits, sand sludge and even tree roots are no match for a high pressure drain cleaning. Water at the correct high pressure can cut most roots, dissolve blockages, penetrating hardened scale and blast away stubborn grease and soap buildup.
Schedule Your Drain Cleaning Today
Keep your drains draining with the help of our Minneapolis plumbers. One Hour Rooter will not only unclog any drain quickly, capably and affordably, but we’ll keep your pipes clog free for longer with our high-pressure drain cleaning services. Our team of certified plumbers provide a variety of drain cleaning and plumbing services throughout the Minneapolis metro area. Call (651) 217-8439 today to schedule an appointment or if you prefer, schedule an appointment online.