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Hydro jetting is a crucial service for maintaining the cleanliness and efficiency of plumbing systems, especially in and around Portland, OR. As an essential aspect of home maintenance, it ensures that your pipes are free from sewer line clogs and blockages, safeguarding your home from potential water damage and ensuring smooth plumbing operations. Unfortunately, plumbing issues often arise at the most inconvenient times, making it essential to know who to call when signs of trouble appear.

Sunset Plumbing Services has been assisting homeowners in the area since 1922. We not only address emergency situations, like severe pipe blockages but also help you stay ahead with preventive maintenance. No matter what your plumbing needs, our expert hydro jetting service team is here to help.

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Hydro jetting is a highly effective method for cleaning and maintaining drains and sewer lines. Utilizing high-pressure water, this process can remove even the toughest clogs and built-up debris from the interior surfaces of pipes. The equipment involved in hydro jetting includes a hose that blasts water at extremely high pressure, ensuring a thorough and deep clean.

The Process

The hydro jetting process starts with an inspection of the drain or sewer line. This initial step allows our technician to assess the condition of the pipes and identify any specific issues, such as stubborn clogs or heavy buildup. Once the inspection is complete, the technician connects the hydro jetting machine to a water source. This can be a municipal water supply, often through a fire hydrant, or a pressure washer.

Selecting the appropriate nozzle is crucial for effective hydro jetting. There are two main types of nozzles: standard and rotating. The standard nozzle is suitable for general cleaning, while the rotating nozzle is better for tackling more stubborn blockages. After choosing the right nozzle, our technician starts the hydro jetter by turning on the water supply and pulling the trigger to allow water to flow through the hose.

As the high-pressure water is released, our technician moves the hydro jetter back and forth along the clogged drain, breaking up blockages and flushing out debris. This process continues until the water exiting the other end of the pipe runs clear, indicating that the clog has been effectively removed. Finally, running hot water through the drain line helps to flush away any remaining particles.

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    Is Hydro Jetting Safe?

    Hydro jetting is safe, but mostly when performed by a professional. The high-pressure water effectively clears clogs without damaging pipes. Since it doesn’t rely on chemicals, it makes it environmentally friendly and safe for most plumbing systems, including those made of older or more delicate materials.

    Can a Hydro Jetting Job Result in a Burst Pipe?

    While hydro jetting is generally safe, there is a risk of pipe damage if the plumbing is already weakened or severely corroded. This is one of the main reasons you should contact a professional plumber for such a task, especially if the household has old plumbing. Our technicians conduct a thorough inspection before starting the process to assess the condition of the clogged pipes, minimizing the risk of bursting by avoiding high-pressure water on compromised plumbing.

    How Efficient Is Hydro Jetting Compared to Chemical Drain Cleaning?

    If we haven’t already mentioned this enough, the hydro jetting method uses high-pressure water to remove blockages and buildup. Thus, it is more efficient than chemical drain cleaning as it clears the entire pipe diameter not just the bottom part when it comes to pipes places in a horizontal position, and is effective against stubborn clogs, providing a longer-lasting solution without harming the plumbing system.

    How Often Should Hydro Jetting Be Done?

    The frequency of hydro jetting depends on the usage and condition of your plumbing system. For residential properties, it is typically recommended every one to two years, while commercial properties with heavy use may require more frequent cleanings.

    Is Hydro Jetting Suitable for All Types of Pipes?

    Hydro jetting is suitable for most types of pipes, including PVC, copper, and cast iron. It effectively clears blockages and buildup without causing damage to the plumbing system. However, caution is needed with older or more fragile pipes, as the high-pressure water could exacerbate existing weaknesses. As we’ve already mentioned, if a hydro jetting task is carried out improperly, it can lead to a burst pipe. That’s why our expert plumbers always conduct a thorough inspection before a water jetting job to ensure that the pipes can withstand the pressure, ensuring safe and effective cleaning.

    What Are the Costs Involved in Hydro Jetting?

    The costs of hydro jetting vary based on the severity of the blockage and the length of the pipes. Typically, prices range from $300 to $600 for residential services, but complex or extensive jobs may incur higher fees.

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    Contact Sunset Heating & Cooling for Professional Hydro Jetting Services in the Portland, OR Area

    Dealing with persistent drain clogs or slow-moving water? Looking for a reliable solution to maintain your plumbing system? Contact Sunset Heating & Cooling for expert hydro jetting and drain cleaning services in the Portland, OR area. Our experienced technicians use advanced equipment to thoroughly clean and maintain your pipes, ensuring optimal performance and longevity. With a commitment to customer satisfaction and decades of experience, we provide prompt and professional service tailored to your specific needs. Don’t let plumbing issues disrupt your life—trust Sunset Heating & Cooling for all your hydro jetting and drain cleaning needs.

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