24 Aug. 22

What is Hydro Jetting & When Do You Need It

People who live in or near Skagit and Whatcom Counties, WA, have a dependable choice in heating and plumbing services with our company. LaVergne’s Plumbing & Heating is a family-owned and operated plumbing and heating company that hires only the best licensed, professional plumbers and heating experts in the area and then vets them thoroughly and gives them additional training. We are local, so when there is a plumbing or heating equipment emergency, we can be there quickly to get things running properly.

The Importance Of Local Services

When you find water overflowing the toilet or the furnace stops working, you need help quickly. A local company can get there fast and come prepared to provide any repairs needed to get the plumbing or heating system up and running. A local company can access the needed parts quickly from their local office and warehouse. A company located in your town also has a reputation to maintain.

You might run into the company owners or employees at the local grocery store or gas station. They want all their customers to be happy with their service and refer friends and neighbors to them. A local company will probably be donating to local schools or charities and taking part in local activities. So, go online to find a sewer service near me like Lavergne’s Plumbing & Heating.

Plumbing Emergencies

When most people think about the importance of local plumbing and heating companies is when they have a plumbing or heating emergency. These emergencies can include:

  • Clogged drains
  • Leaking faucets
  • A broken garbage disposal
  • A flooded bathroom or laundry room due to a blocked sewer line
  • Water heater malfunctions
  • Furnaces that stop working in cold weather
  • Toilets clogged by something flushed by a child
  • A wedding ring or other jewelry dropped down a drain
  • Broken sump pumps
  • Frozen plumbing lines during cold weather
  • Sewer odors coming from drains or in the yard

The best way to deal with plumbing emergencies is to avoid them happening by using a local plumbing and heating company to provide scheduled maintenance designed to prevent breakdowns.  A well-maintained system does not break down as often as neglected equipment.

There will be plumbing emergencies no matter how hard everyone tries to avoid them. That is when your local company will provide emergency services 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. Having a plumber or heating expert who has serviced your equipment and is familiar with it is a definite advantage in these situations.

What is Water Jetting, and Can It Help You?

We offer water jetting drain cleaning as part of our plumbing services because jetting offers so many advantages. But, what is hydro jetting? Hydro Jetting is a method of cleaning plumbing pipes by using a high-pressure flow of water to clean the inside walls of plumbing pipes. This process removes built-up debris such as scale and grease that has built up over time and reduces the flow of water and affects the system’s functions.

The more traditional way to clean clogged pipes is with rodding or a plumber using an auger to power through the blockage and build-up in pipes.

Hydro jetting is faster and more effective in cleaning the whole plumbing system. The process involves sending high-pressure water through the whole plumbing system of pipes to clear them out and avoid plumbing back-ups. This process scours the pipe walls getting rid of grease, mineral scale, food particles, debris, and small tree roots.

This process must be implemented by a licensed plumber who will inspect the plumbing system and find the best place to insert the hose and pump the high-pressure water through the system. This high-pressure water removes the debris and build-up from the pipes and forces it through the system, down the sewer system, and away from the house.

Hydro Jetting Must be  Performed By a Licensed Plumber

This is a great system for cleaning out plumbing pipes and sewer pipes, but if not done correctly, it can cause broken plumbing pipes and a damaged system. Our licensed, trained plumbers have the training, experience, and proper tools to do the job correctly and safely.

Here is how the plumber does this job.

  • To start, the plumber inspects the system to find blockages or other issues with the plumbing. Some plumbing pipes are too old or weak to use hydro jetting. In this case, the plumber may use a snake to clear the pipes. In other cases, pipes might need to be replaced. 
  • When the best access points are located, the plumber will drop the hoses into the pipes and activate the hydro jetting machine. There will be pressure up to 35,000 psi that will be adjusted to the needs of each plumbing system. The pressurized water moves through the pipes removing debris and clogs to clear the pipes. The debris is forced down the system and into the outgoing septic pipes where it leaves the system.

What About Roots?

Small roots with minimal damage to the plumbing pipes can be removed with hydro jetting. Large roots and major pipe damage will require augering or other methods of pipe repair.

The Cost of Hydro Jetting

When pipes are clogged and the plumbing is not working, something must be done. The newer method of using hydro jetting may cost between $250 and $800. However, the hydro jetting method cleans out the whole system rather than only the clog.

Why People Choose LaVergne’s Plumbing & Heating 

Lavergne’s Plumbing & Heating has been proving itself as the go-to service for plumbing and heating issues in Skagit and Whatcom Counties, WA, since 1951. That is a pretty good track record for any company. We have a long list of satisfied and loyal customers. Our services are professional, and we use the latest plumbing and heating technology and methods, including hydro jetting. LaVergne’s Plumbing has great customer service and affordable prices.