Hydro jetting is a method of pipe cleaning that involves inserting a long hose into your plumbing system. The hose has an omnidirectional sprayer head on the end of it, and uses a high-pressure stream of water to blast waste buildup off of the walls of the pipe. This kind of thorough treatment is ideal for preventing clogs from forming, and for the general health of the system. When should you schedule hydro jetting for your plumbing, though? Read on to find out.
Lime Scale Buildup
If you notice a white, chalky buildup on your faucets or in your shower, that’s lime scale. Lime scale is caused by magnesium and calcium present in hard water, which build up over time and eventually restrict the flow of water through the pipes. If the lime scale isn’t removed in time, it can harden and the pipes will have to be replaced. If you notice lime scale building up, it’s time to schedule hydro jetting.
Clogs don’t form all at once. In fact, quite the opposite is true. Drain clogs form over a long period of time, as waste starts to build up on the walls of the pipe, it slowly restricts the flow of water. Eventually, the clog completely blocks the pipe and you start to have severe issues. If you notice that your drains are draining more slowly than they normally do, it’s a good idea to schedule hydro jetting services. That will not only get rid of the clog that’s currently forming, but make it harder for additional clogs to form in the future.