Proud Supporter of Folds of Honor. A portion of every service call goes towards Folds of Honor.

Make the Best Decision For Your Home!

Sep 26, 2014

What Is Hydrojetting & What Are Its Benefits?


Hydrojetting One of the most effective drain cleaning procedures is hydrojetting. This is the process of pressure washing the sewer pipes with a high-powered water jet pressure. The sewer walls are scoured and the lines are cleared of any clogs or blockage. Water pressure can be sent to the pipes, not just leaving them clean but also preventing expensive repairs as the pipes don’t have to be fixed or worse, replaced. This process effectively extends the life of the sewer system, not just the pipes.

Hydrojetting Roots

Foliage such as trees, or bushes will always follow the easiest path to where the water sources are. In this case those sources are the sewer system in a house. By using cutting power the roots of any foliage can be effectively cut and eradicated. For instance, a locating video camera will be inserted into the pipes to see where the problem is.

Then a 5/8 inch or longer heavy duty flexible steel cable with a cutting head attached to it, sometimes called a Root Rat, will cut the roots which have seeped into the pipes and most likely, the house as well. These roots will then be mulched and disposed of.

Hydrojetting Grease

Grease in a pipe is one of the most common problems. A rotating nozzle attached to a cleaning machine flexible tube which provides 4,000 PSI of water pressure clears the clog by releasing the grease away from the pipes. First the nozzle is attached to the clogged pipe then the machine is turned on. The speed at which the water flows is at over 250 mph! That’s fast enough to get rid of the most stubborn grease in any system. The process lasts about 1 hour until the grease disappears. A video camera is placed inside the pipe to ensure that the job was thoroughly completed.

Hydrojetting Debris

Other debris such as tree branches, dirt, hard scale lime, sludge, and other foreign substances can be eliminated through the use of a 6 inch or longer torpedo-shaped nozzle attached to a high-pressure hose. The power of water will literally cut through the debris and break it into very small pieces, enabling the debris to leave through the sewer system and out of the house.

There’s a wide variety of hydrojetting nozzles and methods which a good plumbing company such as ours knows how to employ for maximum performance and results. Contact us today!

Stop waiting for the perfect time to take care of your home’s drains and call Johnson Heating & Cooling at (317) 881-7738 today for Drain Cleaning services in the Greenwood area! 

We Proudly Serve Central Indiana, including…
New Whiteland


Center Grove