A Guide to Hydro Jetting 


It doesn’t matter if you’re a homeowner or property manager; you know there are some jobs that can only be done with the right tools. You need to be able to get into those tricky spaces where all the pipes and wires run, which is where hydro jetting comes in handy.  

Here’s how it works and why you need it for some of your toughest jobs. 

What is HydroJetting? 

When you think of a hydro jetting, you likely have an image in your head that looks like a powerful water pressure washer. You are not far off base; hydro jetters do work on a similar principle as regular old garden-variety water hose.

However, since they work with high pressure water and other additives, they can handle things that ordinary hoses just can’t. Hydro jetters are very useful for various tasks around your house or business property—and they are surprisingly good at getting down into cracks and crevices to clean out grime and debris.

What are benefits of hydro jetting? 

Hydro jetting, also called hydro-pressure cleaning or high-pressure water jetting, is a process that uses pressurized water at extremely high speeds. It can be used for both inside and outside surfaces, ranging from siding to concrete. Benefits of hydro jetting include removing grease and grime from various surfaces and stains from concrete driveways. This non-invasive method does not harm plants or grass like other forms of cleaning, such as scraping or power washing do.  

Hydro jetting is a unique process because it actually uses compressed air with water as a cleaning agent rather than simply using water pressure by itself. It also creates very little noise while being used compared to other methods of cleaning such as grinding or pressure washing.

Can Hydro Jetting be used on your property or home?

If you want to use hydro jetting on your property or home, there are a few things you should consider. First, find out if your municipality allows it. Secondly, if you’re concerned about how water will be removed after hydro jetting is complete, make sure your contractor has a plan in place for that. Your local government likely has guidelines in place to protect local waterways and storm drains from runoff; check those before getting started with any project like hydro jetting (or any other project around water).

In many municipalities, chemicals used during projects can’t be flushed down storm drains. Finally, remember that hydro jetting isn’t effective at removing asbestos or lead paint—so keep that in mind when choosing which method of cleanup is best for your property. 

What is the Cost of a Hydro Jetter and Will Insurance Cover the Cost?

A hydro jetter is a device that uses water pressure and steam heat in order to clean out clogged or unclogged lines. The main purpose of using a hydro jetter is so that one can keep their pipes running smoothly without many issues. If you do have a problem with your pipes then you may want to consider using a hydro jetter in order to fix any problems that might arise with your pipes. So, how much does it cost?

And will insurance cover some of these costs if something happens due to an accident from using a hydro jetter? Let’s look at both these questions as we begin our guide on hydro jetters. The first question that comes up, how much does it cost? When looking into what it will cost you for a hydro jetter most professionals recommend spending somewhere between $300-$500 on a quality hydro jetter. In reality what you pay for most likely depends on how big your job actually is.  

What are the Signs that you need to hire an Expert? 

Many homeowners are aware that their toilets and showers don’t work properly and tend to blame it on other things, like a faulty shower head or toilet. But what about your main sewer line? Do you know when there’s a problem with it? Unfortunately, many homeowners go years without knowing that there is an issue with their main sewer line until it becomes an emergency. Even then, they often don’t realize just how much damage is being done to their home by backed up sewage. Do you know when there’s a problem with your main sewer line?

Although some problems are visible and others aren’t, here are some signs that you need to hire an expert:

  • Your toilets and showers take longer than usual to drain.
  • You smell waste in various areas of your house or outside your home.

What are the risks involved in doing Hydro Jetting Yourself? 

The biggest risk involved in hydro jetting yourself is not knowing exactly what you’re doing, meaning you could cause further damage to your property and/or physically hurt yourself.

A more serious risk is that hydro jetting can stir up sediment hidden deep within your pipes, which can lead to long-term blockages. If you’re left with a nasty clog after trying hydro jetting yourself, you may have to call in a professional anyway. This is one of those jobs best left to experts; if you don’t know what you’re doing, it might cost you dearly!

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