Dealing With A Clogged Or Smelly Kitchen Drain? Hydro-Jetting May Help


When the drain from your kitchen sink is coated with grease, slime, and bits of food, your drains may get slow to drain and give off a foul odor. You can try pouring in lemon juice to get rid of odor and baking soda with vinegar to clear the drain, but if the clog is deep in the pipe, they probably won't do much good. Instead, consider hiring a plumber to use a hydro-jet on the drain. Here's how it works and why it's a good way to clean your kitchen drain.

Why Hydro-Jetting Is A Good Drain Cleaning Option

A hydro-jet works in a similar manner to a power washer. It blasts a powerful stream of water into the pipe to break up clogs and move them through the drain. The nozzle shoots out water from the sides as well as the front, so the sides of the drain are cleared of clinging debris. The water is strong enough to knock off grease buildup, scale, old food, and other debris. It can eliminate years of accumulation so that your drains flow freely again and are free of rotting materials that cause foul odors and bacterial growth.

This makes hydro-jetting a better option than using a snake because a snake only drills through an obstruction and it leaves clinging debris behind. Hydro-jetting is better than using drain cleaners because only water is needed to clean the pipe.

How Hydro-Jetting Works

Your plumber may want to inspect your drain with a camera before using a hydro-jet. This is to ensure the pipe isn't so old and corroded that the power of the water will damage it. If your drain is suitable for the process, a hydro-jet is brought into your kitchen. This is a small machine that looks similar to an air compressor on wheels. It has a hose wound around the handle that the plumber feeds into the drain.

The hose is inserted into the drain opening under your sink, so you don't have to worry about damage to your sink or faucet. The machine is connected to a water supply and electricity, and then it is ready to start scouring the pipe as the line is fed into the drain. The plumber varies the force of the blast and chooses the correct size of the nozzle for an effective treatment that does no harm to your pipes.

While hydro-jetting is a good way to clean your drains to get rid of drain flies, bad odors, and clogs, it isn't a job you should attempt yourself. A plumber's experience is required for safety reasons and to ensure the pipe isn't cracked or damaged during the process. For more information, contact your local drain cleaning services


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