It is inevitable that pipes and drains will become clogged. Depending on their location, their walls can become lined with grease, sludge, dirt, sand, food, and hair. Some will even have tree roots wrap their way inside. Chemical cleaners do a great job of clearing debris, but they cannot clean everything.
Hydro-jetting is the process of power-washing clogged or corroded pipes. In most cases, it is the fastest and most cost-effective method of clearing pipes for both residential and commercial customers! At Charlie’s Plumbing we use it as a legitimate alternative to complete pipe repair or “snaking.”
The equipment we use has a specialized hose nozzle which is specifically designed to fit in pipes. The hoses typically use a pressure of around 35,000 psi, but in some cases can go all the way up to 60,000 psi. They are effective for pipes ranging from 1 ½ to 4 inches in diameter.
Hydro-jetting is also a critical first step when it comes to pipe-lining. Many types of sewage pipes may need to be re-lined if they have become corroded. In order for a new lining to stick, the pipe must be washed clean of the residual debris coating the inside of the pipe. That is where hydro-jetting comes into play.
It is common for educational and hospitality-related customers to arrange hydro-jet services, and we have found that it is extremely effective for food and beverage customers as well. If you oversee the maintenance operations at any of these types of facilities, we know you already have a lot on your plate. Don’t let clogged pipes be another recurring problem in your monthly operations.
What We Do
Hydro-jetting cannot be performed by any dad with a garden hose. Our experts are experienced and specifically trained to use the equipment. They will inspect the condition of your pipes to let you know if hydro-jetting is the best course of action. There are some cases when the pipe may be so old and fragile that hydro-jetting could further damage it, and a different technique is recommended to clear it.
The only way to know the best course of action and get your pipes back in pristine condition is to bring one of our plumbers on site. Contact us here and we can schedule a time that works with your schedule. We serve a wide geographical range of customers in and around the Houston area. We have worked as far west as Rosenberg and as far east as Mount Belvieu.
Drain snaking is another common practice to clear pipes, which uses an auger to push through clogs. Even this is not as effective as hydro-jetting as it does not completely clear clogs and leads to debris repeatedly forming in the same place.
If you ask anyone who has worked in the plumbing industry, they will likely praise the powers and ease of the hydro-jetting process. Another added benefit about the process is that it is completely chemical-free and does not leave a harmful effect on the environment.
Hydro-Jet Services in Houston
Houston area restaurants should make hydro-jetting a routine process of their annual operations. These can be quarterly or even monthly cleanings. Food and beverage plumbing systems are most susceptible to the build-up of grease and sludge. This includes schools with cafeterias and healthcare facilities. We would be happy to help you clean your pipes to prevent unwanted clogs and back-ups.
Other industries we serve include non-profits, government properties, and manufacturing facilities. If you are unsure if hydro-jetting is the best course of action for the problems you are experiencing, feel free to give us a call. One of our friendly managers will be there to help!
As you can see, our service team has worked with a wide variety of commercial industries and can talk you through the service options that best fit your needs. We take great care of our plumbing team, and in return they continue to show up with motivated and professional work ethics to every site, working their hardest to complete jobs in a timely manner so that our clients can return to normal operation. Put your trust in a highly regarded local company- Charlie’s Plumbing.