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Blogs from May, 2020

If you’ve ever owned a home or business, then you know a few things are certain. First, you know it will always seem like there is something that needs to be fixed, and something else will show up as soon as you finally finish checking off all of the boxes on your to-do list. Second, one of the things you simply won’t be able to avoid is a clogged drain. Because drains are asked to carry away so much more than just water that flows from our taps, the extra inclusions can occasionally become stuck in the line, building up until they create an obstruction that slows or even completely stops the flow of your line.

Clogs are obnoxious and unavoidable, but getting rid of them isn’t always easy. That’s why many people take what appears to be the easy route and simply pour a liquid drain cleaner down the line to try and dislodge the clog. There are a few problems with this, however: they rarely work, and they often are so harsh they actually cause damage to your drain lines instead of fixing the problem. That’s why professional plumbers rely on a process called jetting to handle most modern drain issues.

A Pressure Washer for Your Drain Pipes

Jetting is remarkably simple. What do you do when your home’s exterior, including your siding or your patio become extremely dirty? You rent or buy a pressure washer and use the power of water under high pressure to scrub the impacted area down. While jetting services are done by professionals rather than by rent-and-DIY methods, jetting services essentially do the same thing.

A jetting machine is essentially an extremely high-pressure water jetting machine that has a long hose attached to a specialized cleaning head. This head typically has one large nozzle on the front and usually several smaller, lower-pressure nozzles around the side. After conducting a video inspection to determine if your drain line is safe to clean using the jetting process, your plumber feeds this tool into the drain line and turns on the power. The main jet on the front of the tool blasts away at scale and buildup in front of the nozzle, obliterating it with a jet of around 5,000 PSI of pressure. Meanwhile, the side nozzles scrub the scale off of the walls of your drain lines. This total cleaning process can clean all sorts of grime and gunk out of your drain, leaving it clean and free.

Advantages of Jetting

Why is jetting so popular? There are a lot of reasons, but these are some of the most common:

  • Jetting is all-natural. Because jetting only uses regular water to scrub the insides of your line, there’s no risk for additional pollution to the environment. There’s no risk of accidentally exposing your home or loved ones to dangerous chemicals, and no risk of accidental chemical burns. Likewise, no risk of extra toxic substances finding their way into our water supply.
  • Jetting is affordable. Because jetting is so quick and simple, it’s one of the most affordable ways to completely remove a clog from your drain. No more time consuming and tedious attempts to grab and remove clogs; jetting eliminates the issue quicker and easier than ever before.
  • Jetting is effective. Jetting doesn’t just get rid of clogs—it also obliterates buildup that can help contribute to further clog buildup. Because it cleans the walls of your drain lines, it also prevents clogs from coming back anytime sooner. That means better peace of mind and less stress from drain clogs.
  • Jetting can handle anything. Got a blockage from food waste? Jetting can handle it. Soap scum and hair buildup? Jetting will make quick work of it all. Years of scale and buildup in an old, metal drain line? A jetting service can cut through it and leave it looking almost as clean and new as it was the day it was first installed.

Here at Moe Plumbing, we’re proud to offer jetting services for a variety of different drain lines found throughout your home. This includes kitchen drains, bathroom drains, perimeter drains, and even sewer lines. Jetting tools come in a variety of sizes: from as large as several inches down to as small as less than one inch. No matter the size or scope of your clog, a jetting service will take care of it quickly.

Schedule your jetting service today! Contact Moe Plumbing by dialing (818) 396-8002 and talk to a member of our team about your clogging problems.