What is Hydro-Jetting?

What is Hydro-Jetting?

Often used in emergencies and for preventative measure, hydro-jetting is an invasive service that can remove scale, buildup and blockages from your pipe system. When you have blocked lines, hydro-jetting is the first method that we recommend for clearing the blockage.


How Does Hydro-Jetting Work?

Hydro-jetting is a highly recommended preventive measure that uses concentrated pressure and high velocity to blast water through your sewer lines. With this method, we can remove grime and release blockages from hair, grease, oil and other buildup. In addition to removing obstructions inside the pipes, hydro-jetting and remove obstructions outside the pipes, such as roots.


How Long Does Hydro-Jetting Take?

The Hydro-jetting process generally takes between three and five hours, depending on the size of the pipe that is being cleaned. Since hydro-jetting can be used in emergencies, the process can be done in one day. However, we often recommend scheduling extra days during normal business hours so that you have time to complete any repairs that may come up during the cleaning process. The length of time will also depend on how work needs to be done prior to your hydro-jetting service is performed. For example, if you’re replacing your bathroom vanity or installing new kitchen cabinets, then it’s likely that there will be more than just a few minutes worth of prep work involved before we can begin cleaning your pipes.


What are the Benefits of Hydro-Jetting?

Like any other pipe cleaning service, hydro-jetting’s results are quite obvious. Aside from having better water distribution and cleaner water, hydro-jetting has some benefits that other methods may not.

  • The service can be performed on all pipes including clay, cast iron, PVC and concrete. Since the pipes are already carrying water, this service is harmless to the materials in the pipe.
  • It removes all types of debris from pipes, including grease, dirt, debris, roots, trees, plants and soap scum. Because the high velocity blast of water is so strong, hydro-jetting can clear pipes as effectively as other methods.
  • The hydro-jetting process is environmentally friendly. The service uses water with no harsh chemicals, making it the most environmentally friendly method of cleaning your pipes.


How Much Does Hydro-Jetting Cost?

As with most home improvement services, the cost of hydro-jetting depends on the size of your home and the amount of work required to complete the task. In addition to these factors, the cost will also depend on labor and materials needed to complete the service. A contractor like Blackall Mechanical can asses the work that needs to be done and give you a quote for the hydro-jetting service.


At Blackall Mechanical, we provide hydro-jetting services in Addison, TX and can handle any size job. We have over 135 years of combined experience and implement our commitment to quality and excellence on every project we do.


If you’re looking for a contractor to take care of your pipe cleaning needs, Blackall Mechanical can help. Call us today to get a quote!