Is Hydro Jetting Suitable for Older Pipes?

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Maintaining the plumbing system in older homes can be challenging, especially when dealing with aging drain pipes prone to clogs and backups. One proven approach to drain cleaning in Lake Elsinore, CA, we at A.M. Plumbing & Rooter take to remove stubborn buildup and restore water flow is hydro jetting. This technique uses highly pressurized water to clear pipes, but is it suitable for older lines? Let’s first take a look at how it works.

Hydro Jetting Overview

Hydro jetting works like power washing—it relies on the force of water to thoroughly scour your clogged drain, leaving no trace of dirt behind. It uses a special nozzle that blasts high-pressure water in all directions, allowing it to reach hard-to-access areas of your pipeline. With pressure levels reaching 1,500 to 4,000 psi, it can cut through the toughest blockages, like congealed grease, accumulated scale, and invasive tree roots. In turn, it keeps your pipes free-flowing for a long time.

Is It Safe for Old Pipes?

Hydro jetting is safe as long as your pipes are still stable. During drain cleaning services, we inspect your drains using an advanced camera to determine the cause of the clog and assess if the system can withstand high water pressure. If the pipes are on their last legs, we will perform a different cleaning method or recommend replacing them altogether.

You can count on A.M. Plumbing & Rooter for long-lasting drain cleaning solutions. Contact us today for more information or to schedule an appointment.

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