Why Fall is Hydro-Jetting Season

Why Fall is Hydro-Jetting Season

  • Plumbing

Fall Hydro-jetting keeps your sewer lines and plumbing system functioning at the best level possible. Over time, debris that builds up or foreign items can cause blockages. These clogs can cause your system to back up and overflow, which may lead to water damage. A backup in your system could also cause also pose potentially hazardous risks to the health of you and your loved ones if mold grows or the water supply becomes contaminated. Surely, there must be a way to help prevent this from happening, right?

If you want to help keep your sewer lines and plumbing system safe this fall season, then you may want to consider hydro-jetting. During the autumn months, extra stress is inflicted upon pipes. Trees typically get most of their nourishment from their leaves, but as they change color and fall to the ground, the roots will need to find a different source of nourishment. Where can they find water? You guessed it-your pipes. While you enjoy watching the beautiful color change above ground, it’s important to consider what could be going on underground. Here’s why you may want to consider having a professional clean out your system with fall hydro-jetting.

What is Hydro-Jetting?

Hydro-Jetting is a cleaning process used to flush out the pipes of your sewer lines or plumbing system. Using a high-pressure water flow, debris, grease, and any other sort of buildup are flushed out of your home’s system. Other methods can involve tools or drills that could damage your system, especially if you have old pipes. Hydro-jetting simply uses water, which is less likely to damage the pipes.

How Does Hydro-Jetting work?

Before the plumber begins, he must find an entry point to easily access your pipes. Typically, this point is through one of your toilets. After assessing the situation, the plumber will insert a small hose into the toilet. The hose is connected to a portable water tank, both of which are designed to handle the high-pressure level of water that will be introduced to your pipes.

The pressure level of the water will depend on the situation at hand, as well as the condition of the pipes. For routine or preventative cleaning or pipes that may be older, a lighter pressure will be used. This will gently flush the debris from your sewer system. For clogs or advanced buildup, a plumber will likely use a higher pressure to ensure that the problem has been remedied. He or she should know how to accurately determine the correct pressure level to deliver; the average Hydro-Jet can deliver more than 5,000psi. An error in calculation can cause damage to your pipes.

As water is pushed through your pipes, gravity will take over and pull it out. This will flush out any dislodged debris, and push them out of your system and into the local sewer system.

Safety Measures

While hydro-jetting is typically a safe method of debris removal and clog prevention to introduce into your system, appropriate precautions should still be taken. This is where implementing the right pressure level is most important. Because fall weather can cause roots to integrate into pipes, hydro-jetting at a high pressure can be problematic. Further damage can occur and rocks and soil can push through.

Your plumber should assess the condition of your system with a camera prior to hydro-jetting. If there is damage or a root breach, he or she will know whether or not they should flush the system, or the specific pressure to use. It’s important to hire a plumber who has experience with hydro-jetting and is knowledgeable of the machine’s pressure and functions.  After the job is finished, they should inspect the system with a camera once more to determine how well it worked.

How Hydro-Jetting Will Benefit You This Fall

As the air gets cooler this fall, the leaves will change color and fall. While you and your loved ones are enjoying all that this fall has to offer, keep your sewer line and plumbing in mind. They may be out of sight, but they are an essential part of daily life in your home. Routine upkeep and maintenance will help your system work better, for longer. Call one of our plumbers to hydro-jet your sewer lines and plumbing system today.

Call Milltown Plumbing, Heating, Air Conditioning and Drain Cleaning today if you require hydro-jetting!

By Milltown Plumbing

6 Advantages of Cleaning Your Pipes With Hydro Jetting

6 Advantages of Cleaning Your Pipes With Hydro Jetting

  • Plumbing
sewer main line cleaning

Inevitably, your home’s plumbing will eventually get clogged. Whether it’s hard water, flushed trash, or something else, your pipes are certain to get clogged one day. But how do you clear out a clog? Like the many ways a clog can happen, there are just as many ways to unclog your pipes. One of the more efficient methods that we offer at Milltown Plumbing is hydro jetting. First, we’ll use special cameras to look inside your pipes and see what’s blocking the pipes. Then, we’ll spray the blockage with a blast of water ranging from 3,000 to 8,000 PSI. This type of blockage clearing has advantages over conventional methods.

Here are six ways hydro jetting is better than conventional methods of blockage clearing:


It helps prevent future clogs

When we jet clean your pipes with water, not only do we clean out the clog, but it also clears out any other debris in the pipe. By heavily cleaning the pipe, we can help prevent future clogs from building up, saving you money on repairs you would have had to call for.


It’s very versatile

Hydro jetting is capable of doing more than everyday residential jobs. It’s capable of handling jobs of all sizes. Are your restaurant’s sinks clogged from too much food going down the drain? We can jet it out! Are tree roots blocking some city sewer lines? We’ll just jet it out!


It’s non-invasive

Often when you have a problem with your sewer line, you need to have your garden dug up so the pipes can be accessed. With hydro jetting, that’s not the case. All we need is access to an opening at the beginning of a section and we can snake the hose down the pipe to the blockage.


It’s environmentally friendly

Hydro jetting indeed uses a lot of water, but it’s a lot less environmentally damaging than other methods. Other procedures use techniques or chemicals that can do far more damage to the environment than jetting. Also, the lack of chemicals in hydro jetting means it can be used on properties near lakes and rivers.


It’s highly effective

Conventional plumbing methods are fully capable of clearing blockages. However, what are the odds bits of the blockage will stay in the pipe? Hydro jetting will fully clear out any traces of the clog and any other debris in the pipe. With traditional plumbing methods, they can leave behind residue from the removed clog. Over time, that can build up and cause slow draining or another clog.


It’s faster and more sanitary

It should come to no surprise that plumbing isn’t a very clean job. However, sanitation is still important in minimizing how dirty it can get. When working with plumbing, there’s the risk of debris and sewage coming into contact with the plumber or worse, your home and the surrounding environment. Hydro jetting is faster than traditional methods, which reduces the time the plumber has to spend in contact with sewage.


What makes Milltown one of the area’s best plumbing companies?

Milltown Plumbing is a family-owned and operated business established in 1979. Ever since the company was founded, we’ve stayed true to our commitment to the people of Northeastern Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire: our licensed and bonded plumbers offer honest answers to all of your plumbing questions, and we provide cost-effective, permanent solutions to keep your home healthy and safe. That commitment to your satisfaction has guided us for over 35 years of commercial and residential plumbing service, and the result is that homeowners in Northeastern Mass and Southern NH trust us more than anyone else for quality plumbing repairs and emergency service. Call us today to learn more about cleaning out your plumbing and sewer line!

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Reasons You Should Schedule Spring Hydro-Jetting

Reasons You Should Schedule Spring Hydro-Jetting

  • Plumbing
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Leaky pipes

Clogs are a very common plumbing problem that most people experience in their life. Smaller, less severe clogs often go away on their own. More severe clogs, however, can quickly worsen. When it comes to cleaning and clearing your drains, you want to be sure that you are doing it safely. Your pipes, depending on the age, material, and condition, should be handled gently. Hydro-jetting safely removes buildup and flushes it out of your system. Here are some other ways that spring hydro-jetting can benefit you.

How Spring Hydro-Jetting Helps Your Plumbing

  • It’s effective. Hydro jetting uses a high-pressure stream of water that blasts throughout your pipes. Because it’s so high pressured, it’s a very effective (yet safe) way to clear any blockages inside of your pipes. Snaking can remove clogs as well, but not as thoroughly as jetting.
  • It costs less. Because hydro-jetting prevents plumbing problems down the road, it saves you money in the long run. Clean and clear plumbings can help prevent other plumbing issues as well such as a cracked pipe or leak, which can be costly to repair.
  • It’s clean. Your plumbing and sewer line are exposed to some pretty undesirable materials in their lifetime. With that being said, some people may seek chemical solutions for cleaning. Water jetting is fast and effective, which means less time the plumber has contact with the sewage inside your plumbing. Hydro-jetting also spares you and your plumber the trouble of digging underground or cutting your walls to access your home’s plumbing.
  • It’s environmentally friendly. Unlike chemical drain cleaners, which can be an easy fix but are very toxic to your health and the environment, hydro jetting is just highly pressurized water. When using a water jet to remove any clogs, the only stuff that gets flushed down the pipes are water and whatever is clogging the pipe.
  • It’s preventative. Since hydro jetting thoroughly cleans and clears your plumbing, it can prevent future clogs and other plumbing problems for a longer period of time than other methods. Since plumbers usually do a camera inspection before they jet your plumbing, they can detect and treat other potential problems before they get worse.

Why Choose Milltown?

 If you have a drain clog or want your drains flushed out, call our team of master plumbers. Our trained and certified plumbing technicians provide prompt, professional and top-rated service at every job that we do.  So, what are you waiting for? Call us today to schedule your water jetting service.

By Milltown Plumbing