Calgary Hydro Jetting Services
Have you ever asked yourself how professional plumbers access or repair underground pipes without digging up concrete or breaking through walls and floors? Or how they perform deep cleaning services without digging? One of the first steps is often hydro jetting service.
Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Calgary believes that preventative maintenance is the key to maintaining a healthy plumbing system. Our plumbing experts use advanced tools and techniques for inspection and cleaning services, including hydro jetting in Calgary—a non-invasive pipe cleaning method during which our skilled plumbers effectively eliminate blockages, tree roots, and other foreign objects.
You can ask your local professional Calgary plumber many questions, but the answer is simple: study, practice, and experience. Over time, we create a valuable repertoire of knowledge and a strong attention to detail required for general plumbing diagnosis and inspection services, which are the most crucial of all in order to identify underlying issues such as clogs. Think your pipes are overdue for a deep clean? Keep reading to learn more about expert services for hydro jetting in Calgary.
Why Hire Mr. Rooter For Calgary Hydro Jetting Services?
As a locally-owned and operated plumbing business, Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Calgary is proud to be a part of a successful community that has grown across North America with over 230 locations. As a Neighborly company, we are proud to be Calgary’s first-choice home service provider for efficient plumbing services.
When you hire our services, you are part of the Mr. Rooter experience, during which you will learn that our customers always come first from the moment we pick up your phone call. In order to make the customer experience exceptional, we only hire licensed plumbers that are background-checked, bonded and fully insured, and who always bring a positive attitude to every job assigned.
Upfront pricing and transparency is important to us too because we want to create a strong relationship with our local community and that is only possible when you trust each other. To ensure you get an upfront flat rate, we offer in-home estimates that allow our experienced plumbers to thoroughly inspect your pipes and map out a clear plumbing solution that meets your needs.
Hydro Jetting Explained
At Mr. Rooter, we are proud to introduce our highly advanced HydroScrub® Jetting technology, designed to clear pipes effectively with high-pressure water.
It’s a portable device that consists of a pressurized water tank and a high-pressure hose with a fitted nozzle. The cable can reach as far as 200 feet and clear clogs even in areas that are hard to reach. But the truly special part is the nozzle, which has many groundbreaking features. First, the front jet shoots water straight through the clog, during which your plumber will slowly increase the pressure to make sure serious obstructions are eliminated. This way, drainage can resume. But what about all that sludge and everything else that’s stuck to the pipe walls?
During the second round of jetting, your local drain technician will apply a different nozzle—one that has at least three rotating rear jets that shoot in all directions of the pipe. This is where Calgary hydro jetting gets exciting because it not only breaks through clogged pipes, but it also cleans the walls from sludge, blasts away mineral deposits and debris, and cuts through stubborn tree roots. Even fats and oils are immediately dislodged from the walls, then liquefied and washed off, leaving behind clean, healthy pipes, free from years of accumulated bacteria and other dirt. The law of gravity will eventually direct the wastewater down the sewer line until it reaches the city sewer.
When it comes to hydro jetting, Calgary homeowners will get greater peace of mind knowing our local professionals know exactly what they are doing, from performing a detailed pipe inspection to locating the affected areas with the plumbing video inspection camera and cleaning everything out with our HydroScrub® Jetting equipment.
Our hydro jetting system can operate with psi levels ranging from 3500 to 4000, depending on the type of clog evident. Therefore, a preliminary plumbing inspection to determine your drain line’s health is crucial as your plumber will adjust the pressure based on your pipe’s type and condition.
Problems You Can Solve With Mr. Rooter’s Services for Hydro Jetting in Calgary:
You can’t see the state of your buried pipes, but often the sink opening allows you to take a glimpse at the problems further down. Is an unpleasant odour wafting through the surface? Or do you see dark gunk stuck to the nearby pipe walls? If that’s the case, you can’t imagine how grim it looks further down the pipeline.
Here are some common problems that Mr. Rooter Plumbing can solve with hydro jetting in Calgary, AB:
Every household will experience a drain clog in one form or another, whether it’s a clogged shower drain or a clogged toilet. Often, these incidents are harmless and easily handled with either a plunger or a drain snake, which are useful household tools to dislodge soft blockages nearby.
But what if these stubborn blockages keep coming back? That’s a clear sign of an underlying issue. It could be a partial clog in the drains or even the sewer line, waiting for the right moment to strike. The sooner you call for hydro jet drain cleaning, the better your chances of saving yourself costly repairs. This way, your plumbers can help you prevent the dangers of a nasty sewer backup.
Backed-Up Floor Drain
If your floor drain connects to your sewer system, signs of clogs may start with slow draining, gurgling toilets or clogged sinks, as well as other plumbing fixture clogs. If your attempt to unclog it with household remedies and plumbing snake fails, you may be dealing with issues in your sewer lateral. Hydro jetting will be the most effective method for sewer cleaning.
If you have a sump pump in your basement, your floor drain most likely connects to the sump pit. If a back-up is evident, we highly recommend having your sump pump’s float switch and discharge pipe inspected as well.
The cleanout is a capped extension pipe that connects to your sewer lateral. It’s either situated in your basement, garage or outside your home. The ones located outside often have a heavy-duty brass cap. If it appears to be draining or leaking, we recommend calling your plumber right away because your drain issues might be related to a sewer line clog.
Frequently Asked Questions About Hydro Jetting in Calgary
Is Calgary Hydro Jetting Service Expensive?
Hydro jetting costs can vary, depending on the clog location and whether we’re dealing with drain line clogs or sewer line backups. As Calgary’s first-choice plumbing company, we aim to give back to our loyal customers who hire us on a periodic basis and offer discounted rates and priority scheduling.
Ultimately, we guarantee upfront pricing for any specific plumbing services. The main perk that you get with any service is a trusted inspection and the valuable opinion from an experienced plumber. We are always happy to provide an in-house inspection and honest estimate for any plumbing services you may need.
How Does The Inspection Process Work Before Hydro Jetting?
Plumbers carry their video inspection cameras like office people carry their briefcases. In short, we always complete a thorough sewer scope inspection service before we start on a hydro jetting job.
Your local plumber will inspect your sewer system by lowering the sewer camera into your cleanout. Not only does the camera zoom, tilt, and rotate, but it provides your plumber with a clear view of your sewer pipe’s condition. We’ll also be able to determine its age and material, which helps us prepare for hydro jetting.
Once we have located the affected area and determined that your pipes are in good health, we may start with hydro jetting!
Is Hydro Jetting Better Than Drain Snaking?
It is in many ways! But that doesn’t mean that a plumbing snake doesn’t do its job in breaking through clogs. It goes deep enough down the line to provide homeowners with the satisfaction they seek. Standard drain snake cable coils are up to 25 feet long and flexible enough to go past curves and P-traps, but you need to be careful, as improper use can damage your pipe’s interior.
It’s important to note that by eliminating clogs mechanically with a drain snake, you are not removing sludge and other debris from the pipe walls. This is where hiring professional hydro jetting services will save you money and time, so you won’t need to worry about snaking regularly.
Is Hydro Jetting Environmentally Friendly?
Absolutely! Our sewer jetting service is considered green technology. We don’t believe in using harsh chemical drain cleaners to get rid of tough clogs, but we understand that many homeowners prefer this as a convenient solution to clear their drain lines ASAP. That said, it’s important to know that chemical cleaners are highly corrosive and not suited for metallic pipelines.
At Mr. Rooter Plumbing, we combine our HydroScrub® Jetting service with an enzymatic cleaning solution that contains friendly enzymes that are strong enough to break down all kinds of organic matter. We want to make sure that we don’t send more hydrogen sulphide, ammonia, or aldehydes to the water treatment plants since the municipality is already working hard on removing pollutants and contaminants from our water.
How Often Do You Need Hydro Jetting?
Plumbers recommend hydro jet drain cleaning at least once every two years unless you have a larger household, in which case, you may benefit from service once a year. This way, you’ll stay on top of your plumbing needs and are always one step ahead on preventing future clogs. Whether it’s for routine maintenance or a plumbing emergency, count on us for professional drain cleaning services!
What Are The Common Causes Of Clogs?
- Bad household habits such as washing down flushable wipes, paper towels, tooth floss, fats, and oils.
- Severe weather conditions like heavy rains that overwhelm the city storm sewer. In serious cases, stormwater could back up into your residential sewer lateral.
- Soil shifting is a natural occurrence often related to home settlement where all four corners of your house settles evenly into the foundation. In a rare event, the settlement is not uniform and damages pipes that are buried underneath your concrete slab. That’s when leaks or backups occur, and you will need professional hydro jetting and trenchless repair services.
Can I Do Hydro Jetting Myself?
Unfortunately, professional hydro jetting services are not like pressure washing a fence and need to be handled by a licensed plumber who can complete the necessary inspections first to diagnose the health of drain pipes. If property owners were to perform their own hydro jetting service, they could create permanent damage to pipes that are underground or buried behind walls. That’s when excavation and new installations will be inevitable. It’s also a safety hazard if you are not familiar with psi settings and are unaware of your pipe’s health.
Looking for Professional Hydro Jetting in Calgary, AB?
Mr. Rooter Plumbing proudly serves communities across Calgary, including Haysboro, Acadia, or Lincoln Park. No matter where in the city you live, our skilled team of professional plumbers will be at your service with their hydro jetting equipment!
Call us today at 403-640-7789 to chat with our friendly customer service team and find out why our plumbing services exceed clients’ expectations for everything from tackling winter plumbing problems to trenchless sewer line repairs.