Metropolitan Plumbing van for Christmas

The Pros and Cons of a Hydro Jet Drain Cleaner

Are you tired of dealing with blocked drains and sewer pipes? Traditional drain jetters may not always do the job.

Enter the hydro jet drain cleaner, a powerful and efficient solution for clearing blockages. Let’s talk about the advantages and disadvantages of this impressive approach to clearing your drains, and why hiring a professional is essential.

What is a Hydro Jet Drain Cleaner?

A hydro jet drain cleaner uses high pressure water to remove stubborn blockages in your drain and sewer system. Drain jetters are machines specifically designed for this task, featuring a nozzle attached to a long hose connected to the main machine.

The nozzle directs a pressurised jet of water capable of clearing even the toughest blockages. The hose is often stored on a hose reel, ensuring easy handling and storage.

Pros of Hydro Jet Drain Cleaning

As a method of blocked and congested drains, hydro jet drain cleaners present several compelling benefits. Among them are the following:

Effective Cleaning

One of the major selling points of hydro jet drain cleaning machines is their ability to handle various types of debris. Unlike some traditional drain cleaning tools, drain jetters can power through tree roots, grease, and other hard-to-remove blockages. The high pressure water from drain cleaner nozzles can easily dislodge debris from the walls of your pipes, restoring your sewer system’s capacity and performance.

Environmentally Friendly

Hydro jet drain cleaners use water as a cleaning agent, making them an environmentally friendly alternative to chemical-based commercial drain cleaners. The absence of harsh chemicals in this method reduces the chances of causing damage to the ecosystem. Plus, you won’t have to worry about toxic fumes harming your family or pets.

Versatility

Drain jetters come in several sizes and power levels, making them suitable for various applications. With the right nozzle and machine, you can use these powerful tools in residential, commercial, and even industrial settings. This versatility ensures that no matter the severity and location of the blockage, you’ll get the job done right with hydro jet drain cleaning.

hydro jet drain cleaning in process

Cons of Hydro Jet Drain Cleaning

Of course, as effective as hydro jetting can be, it’s not the solution for everyone. In particular situations it may present some drawbacks, those being:

Requires Professional Expertise

While it may be tempting to use a hydro jet drain cleaner as a DIY solution, the high pressure water used can be dangerous if not properly handled. High pressure water can cause physical harm, damage your pipes, and even cause them to overflow or burst. It’s crucial to hire trained professionals who have experience working with these machines, as they’ll know how to operate them safely and effectively.

Potential Damage to Your Pipes

Although hydro jet drain cleaners are powerful and effective, there’s the possibility of causing further damage to your pipes if used improperly. A professional will assess your drains and pipes to ensure that they use adequate water pressure, preventing any unwanted damage.

Some Blockages are Unmanageable

Although drain jetters can handle most blockages, there are some instances where a hydro jet drain cleaner simply won’t cut it. You might need to replace heavily deteriorated or collapsed pipes rather than clean them. An experienced professional will which is the best course of action.

Experience The Difference Of Hydro Jet Drain Cleaning Tools

A hydro jet drain cleaner is a valuable tool for dealing with stubborn blockages in drains and sewer systems. While there are potential drawbacks, the benefits of using this environmentally friendly and versatile option are clear.

You cannot overstate the importance of hiring a professional with expertise in operating drain jetters. Their knowledge and skills will ensure they complete the job safely and correctly. So the next time you find yourself with a blocked drain on your hands, consider enlisting the prowess of a reputable expert to use hydro jet drain cleaning technology.

Please note: This information is provided for advice purposes only. Regulations differ from state to state, so please consult your local authorities or an industry professional before proceeding with any work. See our Terms & Conditions here.


Published: 2024-02-06

Need a Plumber Today?

Electrical, plumbing and air conditioning work is essential and we will be available to do the jobs you require in your home. Our friendly technicians are taking all precautionary measures and keeping to best hygiene practices.

Plumbers You Can Trust

Our Promise to You

Honest Plumbing Services Icon

Honest

We believe in transparency. We will guide you through our process, answer your questions and provide you with an upfront, no obligation fixed prices.

Committed to Plumbing Service Excellence Icon

Committed

No matter how big or small the job is, whether you're a new or returning customer, we treat every job as important and strive for success.

Professional Expert Plumbers Icon

Professional

We know our job site is your home and we completely respect that. We arrive neat and clean, and tidy up after we've completed the job.

zip pay Options
Zip Pay Payment Options Image

Now Available!

Plumbing finance options** with trusted pay later options

What Our Happy Customers Have to Say

This is why we do, what we do!

Metropolitan Plumbing are proud winners of 2021 and 2020 Product Review awards in the plumbing category. These awards highlight our dedication to outstanding customer service. Product Review provides a platform for real-life experiences. Check out some of our customers' reviews below:
5 stars rating

Dave.C was very friendly and professional especially for a Sunday. He was able to identify the cause of the leaky shower head, and provide two quotes. He was also able to show what the issue was and was able to advise what he had done to fix it. Thank you.

Tyrell Tongz - QLD
5 stars rating

They replaced our old, malfunctioning toilet. The installation was quick, and they checked for any leaks thoroughly. Reliable service we can count on!

Anna Cunning - QLD
5 stars rating

I had a toilet that wouldn’t stop running, and it was wasting so much water. They arrived promptly, diagnosed the issue, and replaced the faulty parts. Now my toilet works perfectly. Great service and reasonable rates.

Caity Waters - QLD
  • Wilson Hot Water Logo

    Wilson is an Australian owned and operated hot water system supplier with products to suit any need. Rest assured our technicians can install and service your Wilson hot water system.

  • Vulcan Hot Water Logo

    Vulcan hot water systems are forged tough so that they can handle Australia's changeable climate without missing a beat.

  • Thermann Hot Water Logo

    Thermann is one of the most efficient water heating systems around, with a range of options from solar boosted to heat pumps. We can install, service and repair your Thermann system.

  • Saxon Hot Water Logo

    Unfortunately, Saxon no longer produces heating units, but Metropolitan can still service, repair or replace your old Saxon system.

  • Stiebel Eltron Hot Water Logo

    Stiebel Eltron was established in Germany, 1924. With over 95 years of experience in making hot water units, you can expect quality.

  • Rinnai Hot Water Logo

    Rinnai is one of the biggest names in hot water systems. Metropolitan Plumbing has worked with Rinnai hot water systems for more than 25 years.

  • Rheem Hot Water Logo

    Rheem has been going steady, hot and strong since 1939 with a comprehensive range of solar, heat pump and gas hot water solutions.

  • Everhot Hot Water Logo

    No matter how big or small your requirements are, Everhot has the right system. We at Metropolitan can help install or service your Everhot system.

  • Edwards Hot Water Logo

    Edwards is recognised for its superior performance and outstanding range of ground and roof mounted units offered in a range of colours.

  • Dux Hot Water Logo

    Dux is the big name in residential and commercial solar, heat pump and gas water heating. We can service and repair your Dux hot water system.

  • Chromagen Hot Water Logo

    Chromagen is an internationally recognised manufacturer of highly efficient hot water systems.  Metropolitan can service, replace or repair your Chromagen system.

  • Bosch Hot Water Logo

    Bosch provides quality hot water to thousands of Australians with its wide range of solar, gas and electric units.

  • AquaMAX Hot Water Logo

    AquaMax is the household name in hot water. We can take care of all of your Aqua Max needs from installation to repair.

Metropolitan Plumbing - Product Review img Metropolitan Plumbing - Product Review img