Hydro Jetting Basics: How This High-Powered Option Cleans Pipes | Blog

hydro jetting, Cincinnati, OhioPipes and sewage lines channel massive amounts of waste and debris which can cause slow drainage or clogs over the course of time.

Invasive tree roots and mineral deposits can also cause issues, and traditional clearing methods such as snaking or mechanical rodding may be ineffective.

Hydro jetting is a powerful solution that makes easy work of the most stubborn obstructions, efficiently and effectively eliminating all debris in the lines and leaving them as clean as the day they were installed.

How Does Hydro Jetting Work?

The hydro jet system consists of a large water tank, high pressure hose, high strength nozzle and a pressurization unit, all working together to force water through drainage pipes at a high rate of pressure, typically between 3,500 and 4,000 psi.

Plumbing drain lines are sloped, using gravity to help carry waste materials downstream. The jetter’s nozzle is inserted through the clean-out opening at the lower end of the system and works its way upstream and against gravity so the cleared debris can then flow downward through the cleared pathway.

Your contractor may suggest performing a video evaluation before cleaning in order to determine the issue and pinpoint its location. This can be especially beneficial for larger roots which may require snaking beforehand, or in the case of broken pipes, where this procedure may cause damage to areas of weakness.


  • Eliminate frequent snaking of plumbing lines by ridding the lines of all debris at once.
  • The procedure is eco-friendly, requiring no harsh chemicals.
  • Hydro jetting significantly improves the flow in older lines, where years of buildup have accumulated.
  • This procedure can effectively remove silt and sand, unlike augers or chemical agents.

For more information on hydro jetting, call the experts at Apollo Home Heating, Cooling and Plumbing. We’ve been providing quality service to homeowners in the greater Cincinnati area since 1910.

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