- The pipes must be inspected before they can be hydro-jetted. Large roots may need to be cut up before they can be jetted.
- Hydro-jetting can damage already weakened pipes, causing even more problems.
Benefits of Maintenance and Hydro-jetting Sewer line and drain maintenance are essential to preventing bigger problems from accumulating in the future. Clogged drains or sewer lines are the most common reason for emergency plumbing calls, because they cause smelly waste to back up into the house. Hydro-jetting is one of the most efficient ways to clean and maintain those ever important sewer lines. What is Hydro-jetting? Have you ever cleaned a driveway or the side of a house with a pressure washer? It uses high pressure water jets to blast away dirt and debris. Hydro-jetting works in much the same way, using high pressure water jets to clean out sewer lines, cutting through roots and blasting away clogs. Hydro-jet cleaning is done at much higher pressures than traditional pressure washers can generate. Are there any risks with hydro-jetting? Unlike many plumbing solutions, this is not one that should be attempted by the do it yourselfer. Always hire a professional plumber for all your hydro-jetting needs, for two reasons: