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A single clogged storm, sanitary, or water line can cause a huge amount of disruption. When water cannot pass through the system effectively, you run the risk of leaks, blockages, and flooding. In addition to causing a great deal of damage to your property, fixing the issue can be incredibly time-consuming and expensive.

Therefore, it is best practice to ensure your pipeline infrastructure is well-maintained and clear of blockages. There are several ways to look after your pipes, but the most effective and least disruptive is hydro jetting. Read on to learn more about hydro jetting in the DC metro region and how it can help address your assest management needs.

What is hydro jetting?

Hydro jetting is a pipe-cleaning method, that involves using pressurized water to remove clogs from the inside of your pipes. An operator will insert a high-pressure hose into the afflicted pipe, spraying the key area with water from a tank and pressurizer. The high pressure of the water allows the clog to be cleared more effectively, thereby removing the blockage and leaving the pipes cleaner than before. In order to ensure there is no damage to your pipes, the operator will often begin the process with a video inspection of the system to ensure the pipes are in good condition and will not be damaged by the pressurized water.

What are the benefits of hydro jetting?

There are so many different methods of cleaning pipes, including chemical cleaning, air burst cleaning, and snake drain cleaning. So why should you opt for hydro jetting to maintain your pipeline infrastructure? Here are some of the top benefits of hydro jetting.

Removes blockages efficiently

When a clog occurs in your pipes, it reduces the size of the passage the water has to travel through. This slows the water down considerably, leading to a less effective conveyance system and potentially a complete blockage which can lead to leaks and floods.

hydro jetting is highly effective at removing clogs caused by sediment, grease, organic materials, and debris. The pressurized water is sprayed directly at the blockage, thereby dislodging it and allowing water to flow freely. It only targets the affected area, minimizing the amount of time and effort spent on the process.

Cleans your pipes

Many pipe cleaning methods simply address the clogging issue, but one of the best things about using hydro jetting is that it actually cleans your pipes and leaves them in far better condition than before. Regular maintenance and cleaning is essential to keep your drainage or distribution system in good condition, and as well as removing disruptive clogs and blockages, it will also help to increase the longevity and efficiency of your infrastructure. The water removes all kinds of sediment and materials that may have built up on the lining of your pipes and minimizes any future incidents.

It is non-invasive

Many pipe cleaning methods require the operator to dig into the ground or disassemble pipes for access, but hydro jetting is completely non-invasive. The high-pressure water is so powerful that it can access hard-to-reach areas with ease. This creates much less disruption than other methods.

Minimize risks

If your pipes are already old and damaged, there is a risk that hydro jetting could worsen the problem. That is why the operator will begin the cleaning with a thorough CCTV video inspection to assess the condition of your pipes. If they are in good shape, the cleaning can commence, whereas if there is damage then another solution may be required. This enables you to minimize any risk and identify any issues without worsening the problem.

Save money in the long run

Although hydro jetting is more expensive than other pipe cleaning methods, it can actually help you save money in the long run. Since the process actively cleans and improves your pipes, you will benefit from a far more efficient conveyance system, and avoid more costly issues from popping up in the future. The pipes will stay cleaner for longer, and it will increase the amount of time before maintenance is next required.

Unblock your pipes with hydro jetting in DC today

If you are experiencing slow drainage or suspect you have a blockage in your pipeline infrastructure, get in touch with Muller, Inc. to book a CCTV pipe inspection, cleaning or repair. Whatever the issue, Muller’s adept pipeline inspection and cleaning teams will swiftly restore your infrastructure to optimal functionality.