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Do Your Pipes Need A Hydro Jetting Service? (5 Ways To Know!)

Hydro jetting is a beneficial service for your sewer line under the correct circumstances. 

Sometimes it is hard to know when the service should be provided, other than when your pipes become clogged and need an immediate service done. Are you unsure if your pipes need a hydro jetting service?

You’ve come to the right place. Let’s follow along and we’ll provide 5 situations in which you need to consider it.

How A Hydro Jetting Service Help?

Anything can cause buildup or blockages in your pipes. More so, this can be anything from grease, hair, different minerals, soap scum, toilet paper, tree roots, dead animals, and much more. Unfortunately, tree roots are probably the worst (and most common cause). They are almost impossible to remove without a hydro jetting service.

The great thing about hydro jetting is that it can fix all of the above clogging issue in your sewer line. And the fix is so thorough, especially for more complex issues like tree roots, that its benefits last much longer than other unclogging methods.

How can it be so effective? The use of powerful, cutting water pressure in the hands of an experienced pro allows it to break through and wash away the toughest clogs. The bonus is that it also thoroughly cleans the inside walls of your sewer pipe.

hydro jetting service
A hydro jet is a powerful piece of equipment that needs to be run by a professional drain specialist with lots of experience.

Clues I Might Need a Hydro Jetting Service

Here are 5 clues that should lead you to consider the possibility of a sewer line issue that requires “jetting.”

  1. Bad odors coming from your drains
  2. Sewage backups into your sink or shower drains
  3. Toilets partially flushing
  4. Noisy drain pipes (such as gurgling sounds)
  5. Slow-draining pipes
hydro jetting - sewer system diagram
One of the most common causes of sewer and drain problems is tree roots that grow into the sewer line. Hydro jetting is the best way to take care of this.

Should I Consider A Hydro Jetting Service?

Are you noticing any of these problems? If so, it’s possible that you have a hard-to-unclog blockage in your drain pipes that need to be jetted.

1. Bad Odors Coming From Your Drains

If you are noticing bad odors coming from your drains, it might be time to schedule a hydro jetting service. Bad odors generally mean something is not quite right. 

Although hydro jetting is known to quickly solve an issue like this one, sometimes the problem could be something more simple as an empty P-trap. The P-trap is a moisture barrier in which it prevents odor from coming into the home. If your P-trap is ever empty, this can cause bad odors. 

Consider yourself lucky if this is the issue and all you need to do is run the water for a few minutes to resolve it. 

hydro jetting service - p-trap
You’ve probably seen a P-trap many times when looking underneath your sinks. It looks just like a P on its back and can be made of several different materials.

2. Sewage Backups Into Your Sink or Shower Drains

Sewage backups into your sink or shower drains is a clear indication that something is keeping the sewage line from draining effectively. 

It is important to know that the root of the issue is going to be something that has built up over time in the sewer line or that has been sent down the pipe that was not supposed to go down in the first place. 

Based on the severity of the situation and coming to conclusion as to what is causing sewage backups in your sink or shower drain, it is likely that hydro jetting is going to be your best option to resolving the issue while being able to provide long term effectiveness. 

hydro jetting- sewer backup in shower
This is a problem you never want to see – a blocked sewer drain has backed up the shower. Hydro jetting is a service you need to look into.

3. Toilets Partially Flushing

If you are starting to see that your toilets are not flushing all the way, this can be a red flag.

It could be that there is something in the way of allowing the toilet to be able to completely flush. There are many reasons for a clogged, partially flushing toilet. If none of those options are working, your best option is hydro jetting. 

hydro jetting service for a partially flushing toilet
A partially flushing toilet could mean a clog exist that requires jetting.

4. Noisy Drain Pipes

Your drain is not meant to talk back to you. Sounds from your drains mean that air is in the system that should not be there. These sounds could mean that you might have a clogged or blocked vent stack. 

The vent stack, often forgotten, is an important part of any plumbing system. Making sure that the vent stack is clean will prevent the blockages and negative pressure that typically restrict water and waste flow from your toilet, kitchen sink, or shower drain. 

The vent stack is an important foundation to a sewer or drain system. Don’t neglect cleaning it. Otherwise, a hydro jetting service will be needed sooner than later.

vent stack diagram

5. Slow-Draining Pipes

This one is probably the most common of all of them. If your drains are not draining properly, it is clear that something is wrong. Slow-draining pipes could be a simple issue or might suggest a bigger issue. 

For example, it could be your garbage disposal failing (simple!) or it could be a drain blockage in the base of the toilet floor drain (bigger issue!). There really are several possibilities. 

The great thing about hydro jetting or any drain cleaning service is that it will reveal the entire problem that you might not have been able to discover yourself. So, if you are still having issues with your drain, leave it to a plumbing professional to resolve the issue. 

toilet floor drain clogged
A toilet floor drain can become clogged, making it possible that you’ll need to have the pipe jetted.

Final Thoughts

In conclusion, there are several indicators that a hydro jetting service is needed for your pipes. More so, being able to recognize the issue and taking steps to resolve it is going to save time and money in the long run because of the hydro jetting’s long-term effectiveness. 

Call 1-Tom-Plumber

Don’t hesitate to contact us here or call us at 1-Tom-Plumber (1-866-758-6237) if you need a hydro jetting service. 

1-Tom-Plumber’s certified team of plumbers and drain technicians respond immediately to any emergency plumbing, drain cleaning, or water damage problem. We also handle the excavation of underground water lines and sewer main lines. Our immediate-response team is available every day and night of the year, even on holidays.

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