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What Is Hydrojetting & What Are Its Benefits?
The most basic way to describe hydrojetting is that it is a process where a stream of water is sprayed out of a nozzle at ultra-high pressure. The water is spayed at such a high pressure that it is able to cut through items. Using water to cut items has the major advantage of being able to cut items that are difficult to do with traditional means, and that it allows for delicate items to be cut. Some common items that are cut with hydrojetting include grease, roots, and debris.
One of the most common uses of hydrojetting is the removal of grease. This is because equipment used in food processing will tend to get a large amount of grease on it, and it will have to eventually be removed. The hydrojetting process is able to remove the grease without damaging the metal underneath it, and it is also able to clean parts of the equipment that are very difficult to reach. The hydrojetting process can even help to polish the machine, which is very useful is it is being refurbished for sale.
The hydrojetting process is commonly used for the process of removing tree roots. This has the major advantage of allowing for the tree roots to be cut without having to fully expose the roots so they can be cut with a saw. Hydrojetting is also able to help to wash away some of the dirt, which means that the roots can be pulled free once they are cut.
Finally, hydrojetting is commonly used for the process of removing debris. Hydrojetting is able to cut up the debris into pieces that are small enough for them to be removed. Cutting up things like twisted pieces of metal with hydrojetting can even up to untangle them. Hydrojetting can even be used for things like cutting up concrete walls into pieces that are small enough for them to be safely pulled down. These advantages means that hydrojetting is a good thing for cleaning up twisted debris from a collapsed structure, or safely tearing down a building that is still standing.
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What To Look For When Hiring a Heating & Cooling Company
When a person’s heating or air conditioning system stops working, there is usually a brief moment of panic and then it’s on to finding the right person to fix the problem. However, there are some things to consider before you hire a heating and cooling company out of the phone book or off of the internet. Starting with the basics such as their license, experience, and insurance that as a consumer should be researched and verified before giving out your phone number and address.
Unlike a regular business license provided by a city and state, the HVAC license is a specialty license that is only granted after certain criteria has been satisfied. While the criteria in each state is different the foundation of the license would being with proper training at a state accredited institution, a formal period of apprenticeship under a licensed contractor, passing a state approved exam and paying a fee. Additionally, for the different types of systems there are different types of licenses. For example, a license to work on a single family home’s HVAC system is not the same license to work on a high rise building. So ensure your hired HVAC contractor has a valid license through your state for the type of work they will be doing for you.
The Right Experience
Just as finding the right person with the right license is important, so is finding the person with the right experience to fix the problem the first time. While it is not that uncommon to find HVAC contractors with decades of experience, this is not the same as having the right experience. For instance a person with 30 years of refrigeration experience might not be the right choice for fixing a heating system in a commercial building and vice versa. Also, ensure your contractor has the most up to date experience necessary to perform the work. Just as many technologies have changed with cell phones, the technology in HVAC has also changed.
In any business there is a chance of things going wrong, and is the reason for having insurance. This can be true for HVAC contractors as well. A mistake in this industry could result in something minor like damaging the lawn to major such as burning down a house. Having liability insurance or being bonded will ensure that any mistakes or errors that cause damage to you or your property will be fixed, replaced or at least reimbursed. The level of bond or insurance required will differ in each state very similar to licensing. So find out what the bond or insurance requirements are for your state and ask for proof of that insurance prior to letting your HVAC contractor start the work.
By ensuring your HVAC contractor has the right license, the right experience, and the proper insurance will show your contractor you are serious about the quality you expect. It will also ensure that your HVAC system repair will go smoothly and may prevent you from having to call multiple contractors out for the same issue. Because when your air conditioning system breaks in the middle of summer, the last thing you would want is to not have it fixed right the first time.
We want to make sure our Vista customers are happy, so leave the heating and cooling projects up to 1-800-AnyTyme. Don’t delay and call (760) 477-2222 today!
Reasons why hiring a professional is the right choice for that DIY project
When it comes to solving plumbing issues in your home, it’s natural to want to save money. After all, plumbers are considered to be among the highest paid “blue collar” workers, and plumbing companies have long had a reputation (justified or not) for charging big bucks for the work they do.
So, it’s hardly surprising that many people will want to try to cut corners (and costs) by embarking on “Do It Yourself” plumbing projects. It should also come as no surprise that many people only end up succeeding in making the problem worse, and spending even more money in the long run. Here’s a handy list of reasons why you shouldn’t consider the D.I.Y. approach when it comes to plumbing.
Do you really know what you’re doing? Are you an experienced plumber with all of the necessary certifications that grant you the ability to even go about attempting this job? And do you know how to properly shut off the water before you begin tinkering with the various valves and pipes?
If you don’t even know the names of the various doodads and widgets that you’re adjusting and unscrewing, chances are you also don’t know all of the proper safety precautions that need to be taken before you start the job. Why don’t you do yourself, your neighbors, and your landlord a big favor and leave it all to a professional?
Here’s something else to think about: A D.I.Y. job doesn’t exactly come with a warranty? If you screw the job up royally, who’s going to pay for the damage? You can’t exactly send a big bill to your landlord or your insurance company when you’re the one who caused the huge mess in the first place.
Calling in a plumbing expert and giving the job to them means that the work they do will be properly warrantied. All plumbers have to carry insurance in order to be allowed to do their job in the first place. This means that the client they do the job for is fully protected from the consequences of any disaster that may ensue. You certainly can’t expect this protection when you attempt to do a plumbing job on your own.
Saving Money In The Long Run
Yes, you may save a few bucks in the short term with a D.I.Y. fix. That’s if you don’t mess it up and worsen the issue. But, in the end, if you want a permanent fix that you can feel safe about, it’s best to bite the bullet and hire a professional plumber. You don’t want to spend the next few years doing little “patch up” jobs that will cost you more in the long run. For peace of mind, and a bill that’s truly final, call a plumber!
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7 Recommended Pre-Winter Heating & Cooling Services
The steps listed below will prepare your home heating and cooling system for winter. They are helpful and cost saving steps to make any home safe and warm for the cold season. Timing is important. Those who wait until after winter arrives will have a far greater difficulty in getting serviced. The HVAC pre-season service professionals should perform the following steps:
1. Check electrical connections to make sure of good power flow. Wires tend to move over time and resist bending. To overcome this tendency, one must inspect connections to ensure they are sound and that current passes without arcing or interruption. The services should include a visual inspection of wires to detect dark ends or signs of excessive heat. It should test that connections are solid and wires are secured to terminals or connectors.
2. Test voltage to make sure that the current flow meets requirements. For 110 volt systems and 220 volt systems, meter readings should match the needed voltage and amperage.
3. Lubricate moving parts to make sure that parts function properly and are not bound or restricted; check for excessive noise and vibration.
4. Ensure the condensation drain isn’t clogged and will allow water build-ups to flow away from the machinery. Clogged drains can interfere with the machinery and also cause damage to surrounding surfaces if water seeps through walls, ceilings and floors.
5. Check start up and shutdown controls for effective operation; parts and connections can deteriorate over time, and interfere with smooth operation of the heat sensors, control contacts, and electronic clock and calendars.
6. Clean or replace the air filter on a monthly basis. The machine must take in air in order to exchange heat and clogged filters reduce the efficiency and increase costs of operation. Inspect exhaust outlets and all vents and ducts. Blockages can interfere with the function and cause excessive wear and costs.
7. Check fuel lines for leaks, inspect burners for clean burning, and examine heat exchangers for solid connections.
During the late summer or early autumn, homeowners and building owners should schedule a full professional inspection and tuneup. The timing is important for three reasons, first, to avoid the rush that comes after the first cold snap in a given area. Second, to ensure that the heating system is ready for cold weather which is unpredictable and can happen earlier or later than expected. Third, to take advantage of pre-season prices. Once cold weather hits, owners can encounter short supplies of technicians, services, and parts.
Is your HVAC unit ready for the winter? Make sure it is by calling 1-800-AnyTyme at (760) 477-2222 and scheduling a service call today!
Ways to reduce your water heater’s energy consumption
Install low-flow showerheads and faucets.
Due to changes in federal regulations, fixtures from before 1992 can use more than twice as much water as new ones and may also have less force behind the water coming out of them. For not much money, a professional can install updated fixtures that can significantly reduce your use of hot water. You might be surprised at how much of a difference this can make.
Have insulation added around the hot water storage tank.
Insulation can help keep heat in and help lower your energy consumption. However, it is important to not to cover the thermostat. Also, with natural gas or oil hot water heaters, there are a number of other provisos. So consider contacting a professional and getting an estimate. Getting it installed professionally makes more sense than doing something that can be potentially dangerous for you and a potential expensive little disaster for your home somewhere down the line.
Learn to cut the water off.
If you are the type of person who leaves the water running while you brush teeth, well, get in the habit of turning the water off. Also, turn your shower off before stepping out. Don’t be one of those people who steps out while the shower is still running. When your shower is over, turn it off. Then get out. Also, learn to turn it off properly. Do not leave it dripping. If you can’t get it to turn off properly, consider getting a professional to check the gaskets and fix any leaks.
Insulate the pipes as well.
In addition to insulating the storage tank, the pipes running to the water heater may also need to be insulated in order to maximize heat retention. This is a small thing that often gets overlooked.
Get a professional audit done.
Hire someone to check for leaks, check out your appliances, look at your hot water heater and generally look around and see what is going on in your home which might be driving up consumption of hot water or the energy to produce it. A professional can give you some tips, tricks and hard numbers for things you might personally overlook. They can also hook you up with the products and services that will provide a comprehensive package to address this issue more effectively than any do-it-yourself, homegrown answers typically can manage to do.
Is the water heater in your Vista home in need of maintenance? Call 1-800-AnyTyme at (760) 477-2222 and schedule a service call today!
Why changing your air filter is essential to your AC unit
When it comes to the quality of air in your home, there really is nothing more important than changing the air filter in a timely manner. The air filter is inexpensive and you can purchase a pack of the right air filter size for just a handful of dollars. The problem though is many people do not change their air filters on time, which can cause some rather significant problems in the quality of the air. It is an easy just, you just need to make sure you do it. This way, you never have to worry about the quality of your air ever again.
Over time, dust, dander and other debris is going to stick to the air filter. As this happens it can cause a few different problems in regards to your forced air system. First, it backs up the filter, which forces the AC or heater to work harder in order to push through the desired temperature of air. Because the equipment has to work harder, it is going to significantly increase the cost of your energy bills. With this increase in price, you might end up spending a few hundred dollars extra annually, all because you did not change out the air filters in a timely manner.
Another side effect of not changing the air filters in a timely manner is dust and dander starts to pass through the filter and into the air system. So, this dust is going to eventually push into the air, which is not good for anyone with allergies. This can be a problem as it causes extreme breathing conditions, and even for people who do not have allergies, simply breathing in a continual flow of dander and dust can cause some negative breathing issues.
As the dust starts to clog up inside of the air filter, it is eventually going to stick to the inside of the air system as well. Whether this is the vents or just the air ducts, it reduces the quality of the air and the efficiency of the air even after you change out the air filter. You should not feel a lingering effect of the air filters for not changing it on time. It is an easy task that you can do, as you do not need to do any special adjustments. You just need to slide out the old air filter and insert the new one.
Do you need to change the air filter in your AC unit? Call 1-800-AnyTyme at (760) 477-2222 and get started today!
The health benefits of having a water filtration system in your home
We know that your family deserves clean water and that the best way to make sure that you are getting healthy water is by installing a whole-house water filter. But, before you decide to get a water filtration system, you should know about the process and the health benefits that you’ll enjoy. We are sure that after learning about it, you’ll view buying a whole house water filter as an investment rather than an expense.
As the name suggests, a whole house water filtration system distributes clean water to the entire home and not just the kitchen faucet, where most people get their drinking water. This is done by setting up the filter at the point where your water enters your home, thereby getting you clean water for everything from cooking to bathing to laundry. This is important because you can be exposed to negative health effects from contaminated water from all of your interaction with it, not just by drinking it.
A whole-house water purification system can be installed in only a few hours and the filtering process takes just a few steps:
First, your water will be pre-filtered as it enters the home, removing impurities and contaminants in tap water. This step is key because the filters trap anything that might later result in clogging during the process.
Next, any chlorine or similar chemicals will be removed, which makes your water taste and look better. Chlorine can be a good thing, since it neutralizes harmful contaminants, but it also makes your water smell and taste bad when compared to untreated water.
After chlorine is removed, activated charcoal is used as a means to catch any further impurities that may have been missed in the first two steps.
Finally, whole house water filtration systems engages in waste removal by flushing away the contaminants that were caught in the previous steps.
The health benefits of buying a whole house filter system are numerous. You’ll be protected from allergens that can negatively impact your metabolism, as well as guaranteed that your family is protected from water born diseases that are commonly found in untreated water. Not only that, but you’ll have better mental health and peace of mind knowing that you have safe and great tasting water.
Looking to install a whole house water filtration system in your Vista home? Call 1-800-AnyTyme at (760) 477-2222 and start enjoying the benefits of healthier and cleaner water today!
Why you should get a high efficiency AC unit for your home
When it’s time to replace your air conditioning unit, there are multiple things to consider. You have to look into the size of the area that you want cooled. When heating and cooling is involved, you can’t just look at the square footage of your house, you have to look at the volume of your air space. No matter the space, the goal of any homeowner should be to buy a high efficiency AC unit. The advantages far outweigh the price of the unit itself, and in the long run, will actually save you money on your monthly bills and maintenance.
The first benefit is to the environment. The more energy you use the more electricity you use. The more electricity you use the more the power plants have to work, and therefore create more carbon in our atmosphere. It has been proven that the large amounts of carbon that is being put into our atmosphere is causing global warming and the climate of the planet to change. Not only will you help the earth, and all the people on it; you will also help how much you’re spending on your monthly bills. High efficiency air conditioners use a lot less energy than the other AC units and therefore will cost a lot less electricity to run.
Not only that, a high efficiency air conditioners also come with features that can be set to the exact make-up of your home. With these features, you won’t be using more energy than you need. These features will allow you or a technician the ability to fine tune the unit for your home. Since the unit is using the energy more efficiently, it will allow you to keep your AC unit for a longer period of time. This is another cost saving perk to these types of units. These AC units also need less repairs and less worrying about how well it will run. As if these weren’t enough positives about a high efficiency air conditioner, these units do not use freon. Freon is a corrosive gas that eats away at many of the AC parts and pieces. These high efficient units use an environmentally-friendly gas that is actually better than the harmful freon and allows the unit to work better without the harmful effects that freon has on the unit itself. All in all, these units make your home better.
Looking to upgrade the AC unit in your Vista home? Call 1-800-AnyTyme at (760) 477-2222 and schedule a service call with one of our experts today!
How can drain cleaning help your overall mood?
Most people think of drain cleaning as pouring some fluid to clean out the pipes or some other easy to do type of solution. However, drain cleaning can be much more complicated than that. Hiring a professional is best. Otherwise you may be wasting your time and money and still have the issue to deal with.
Hiring us to clean your drains will give you a much better experience and have your system running as if there was never a problem at all. Our services also result in lower monthly bills. Having clogged or dirty drains or pipes can cause the water to have trouble passing through pipes causing more power to push water through. This problem will lead to higher water bills for those with water connected to city water. Even for those who are connected to well water, unclean drains will require more power to push through running up the energy bills.Most people are aware their central heating and air needs to be cleaned not only to get rid of dirt and allergens, but to lower energy costs so the unit will not need as much power to heat and cool accordingly. The same applies to plumbing, dirty pipes cause spikes in water bills and energy costs.
Many assume that using the typical drain fluids will help their situation with the assistance of some drain filters. Drain filters can help and should be used even after a cleaning, however, this will not eliminate your problem. Filters can stop bigger things but cannot stop hard water build up. The same hard water build up happens in shower heads, facet heads, and throughout every pipe in the home. The longer you go without a cleaning, the harder it is to remove it. After having your drains cleaned by us, it is best to keep up on it by scheduling a routine cleaning to avoid any further complications and lower your energy bills as well. If you have higher than average water bills energy costs without any higher use or have noticed a sudden spike in your water bill, call us today.
Looking for a relief from the worries of clogged drains in Vista? Call 1-800-Anytime Plumbing for quick and efficient solutions at (760) 477-2222.
Why Should You Upgrade to a Tankless Water Heater?
Traditional water heaters provide a preset amount of water heated so that it can be used throughout the home on demand. The insulated tanks are usually covered in a solid metal casing and come in various sizes ranging from a few gallons up to 100 gallons or more. Homes with large families and several bathrooms will likely need a tank capable of holding at least 80 gallons to avoid running out of hot water on busy days when everyone is showering or bathing at approximately the same time. Having the larger tanks allows enough hot water in the reserve tank to accommodate all family members as well as other incidentals such as washing dishes or doing laundry. If the hot water that has been stored in the tank runs out the family will simply have to wait at least thirty minutes for the enormous tank to heat additional water.
A tankless water heater takes a different approach so there is no need to wait for the reserve tank to heat water. Rather than heating water and simply having it on hold until needed, the tankless water heater acts on demand and instantly heats water to the preset temperature and sends it through the pipes so there is always plenty of hot water to go around regardless of the number of people using it at once. Water being heated on the spot as needed saves households a significant amount of energy that would have been spent keeping water warm on a contingency basis. This could result in lower utility bills. Another benefit of not holding dozens of water in a metal tank is that there is no chance of leakage. When a traditional water heater ruptures, overheats, or simply gives out serious flooding could result and damage personal belongings and expensive flooring. Because the demand on a tankless water heater is not as much of a strain as traditional water heaters they typically last much longer than the expected five to ten years as their conventional counterparts.
Get back control of your Vista home! Call 1-800-Anytime Plumbing at (760) 477-2222 for professional tankless water heater services.
What kind of regular maintenance do ACs need and how often?
The outdoor unit of a central home air conditioner should always be covered in the winter in the areas of the country where air conditioners aren’t generally used due to cold weather. Air conditioner units can be covered with pre-fabricated kits or by simply measuring and cutting a 2 to 6 mil plastic sheet to cover the unit. Conversely, the cover should be removed before the unit is operated in the warm season months. The fins on the sides of the unit should be checked for debris before operating as well. The air flows inward and upward into the unit from the sides and any blockage will diminish the cooling effectiveness of the unit.
Check the cooling fins on the sides as well. If the fins are bent, the airflow could be blocked. Use a kitchen knife with a rounded end or a specialized tool to straighten all the fins inside the protective cage that surrounds the unit. A soft bristle brush can be used to remove smaller debris from the cooling fins. If the debris is too compacted, an HVAC company should be used to flush the unit from the inside. It’s a good idea to perform fin maintenance toward the beginning and the end of the cooling season.
Make sure the insulation around the refrigerant line is intact as well. The insulation insures the refrigerant is as cold as it should be as it goes into the house. Check to make sure the refrigerant line and electrical supply line are in good shape too. Make sure the cooling unit is level. The compressor inside the unit won’t operate at full capacity if it’s not level.
Check the refrigerant line on the inside of the house as well. Make sure the inside unit is draining properly. Algae can grow inside the drain line and cause a blockage. Check to make sure the fan unit is functioning properly. It’s a good idea to change the air filter two or three times per season depending on the amount of dirt and dust in the environment where the cooling system is.
If a refrigerant leak is suspected, a qualified HVAC company should be contacted to find and correct it.
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Benefits of AC Repair Services
It is that time of the year again, when the sun is glaring down and the temperatures are steadily rising to unbearable limits. The handy dandy air conditioning is blasting away in your arctic wonderland, safe from the outside world, enjoying catching a cold while children are experimenting with eggs on the black asphalt. But, unexpectedly, the air conditioning unit does not seem to be working like it used to. Then, it doesn’t quite seem to be working at all. The heat is creeping in through the walls and your house has now become an oven. Air conditioning repair services can fix that.
Air conditioning repair is not merely fixing what is broken, but also includes the cost effective and efficient services of mending before the problem occurs. The benefits of AC repair services are numerous and provide assurance for the present and the future. AC repair services provide frequent maintenance and regular small repairs so that the heat will never catch you unawares. By providing regular maintenance, you can save money by making sure that your air conditioning unit is functioning properly and not wasting energy. This will help you to save money and ensure that your air conditioning is pumping out the cold air at max efficiency, keeping you cold and happy through the miserable summer heat.
AC repair services also provide peace of mind, by guaranteeing the safety of the system and extending the life of the equipment. Regular repair services help you save money in the long run, by preventing expensive repairs or replacement units. Save your money and your summer now by having a professional company or individual come and perform these maintenance inspections and repairs on your air conditioning unit. You will be saved from the heat and enjoy the assurance that you are safe now and for the future.
If you are in need of AC repair services, call 1-800-AnyTyme at (760) 477-2222 today. Our experienced technicians will handle the issue quickly and efficiently in your San Diego home!
How Long Does a Bathroom Repipe Take?
There are several key factors when it comes to the time needed for a bathroom repipe. Those pipes were installed in the home years ago and were never designed to last forever. It was much easier to install them when the house was being built because the contractors were still working in most cases without walls or flooring. Now that the house is complete and the pipes are hidden, the challenge is exposing all the pipes and replacing them correctly. Here are just a few things that can affect the time needed for this project to be completed.
The first thing to consider is where your bathroom is located in the house. If your home has one floor with a basement, the plumbing contractor can access the pipes under the floor much more easier. They will still have to remove some of the walls to access the pipes, but when they get in the basement they can often work with the pipes much more easily. The problem begins with bathrooms on higher floors. The pipes run between floors, requiring the plumbing specialist to have to either remove the ceiling below or the floor in the bathroom to assess certain sections. In this case you could be without that bathroom for at least five days while the job is completed.
Most piping installed in older homes that is due to be replaces was made of either PVC or copper. The pipes can not bend except for the joints at the end, so they need to go through supports and beams to complete the route. One way you can trim some time off the bathroom repipe is to consider PEX piping. This flexible pipe can easily go around certain unmovable obstacles easily. Rather than drilling holes in supports, the PEX pipe goes around the obstacle.
One last thing to consider is the amount of pipes in the bathroom. If you have a garden tub, multiple sinks, a shower, and a toilet, you can expect the job to be longer than if the room simply had a sink and toilet. Always ask the plumbing contractor for an estimate as far as time so you can make adjustments in your daily routine to allow them the time they need to do the job right the first time.
Is your bathroom in need of a full repipe? Call 1-800-AnyTyme today at (760) 477-2222 for the best services in San Diego!
What causes my faucets to drip?
Dripping faucets can become a major annoyance in your home. They can also waste water, increase water bills and potentially cause damage to the surrounding area if left untreated. There are several common reasons why your faucets might be dripping.
Damaged or Worn Parts in the Faucet
One of the main reasons we are called to repair a dripping faucet is because of worn internal parts. There are actually several types of faucets in use today. Traditional faucets can start to leak when the washer inside wears down over time. The cartridge in cartridge faucets might need to be replaced. A ball faucet could start leaking because the O-ring, seal or another part has finally corroded and needs to be replaced. Calling us for repairs can stop the leak and prevent further damage.
Improper Water Pressure
You might see leaks from faucets because the water pressure in your home is too high. Improper water pressure can actually stop water from draining away normally. It can then travel in the wrong direction and start exiting through any available faucet or fixture. You should call us to repair and inspect this problem. This is particularly important because water pressure issues could be an indication of other systemic problems with the plumbing in your home.
Cracked or Damaged Pipes
Cracked or damaged pipes can sometimes cause a dripping faucet or the appearance of a dripping faucet. A corroded or cracked pipe just below the fixture could send out water that makes it look like the faucet is leaking. A broken pipe could also be the cause of water pressure issues that will send water back up and out through the faucet. If broken pipes are suspected, then you should call our professionals right away for repairs.
Incorrect Repairs or Installation
A final reason for a leaking faucet is an incorrect repair or incorrect installation. This can happen with some do-it-yourself work or if faucet parts are defective. This will cause the faucet to leak steadily. The only solution is to have the repairs or installation completed by professional plumbers like those at our company.
Is your San Diego home in need of a faucet repair? Call 1-800-AnyTyme today at (760) 477-2222 for immediate solutions!
Should clean my drains with hydro-jetting?
Homeowners, after a period of time, understand the annoyance of experiencing a drain obstruction. Some are pretty easy to fix–a clogged toilet or shower drain–others, not so much. The deeper the clog develops, the more impossible it is to reach, and when the clog occurs in your sewer system or deep within your home’s plumbing, a plumbing specialist or professional equipment for a drain cleaning may be required.
Over time, sewer pipes sometimes collect a whole mess of things within them, like tree branches and roots, scale build-up, debris, and grease. Depending on the situation, instead of the need to replace an entire pipe (a costly repair), the sewer system could benefit more from a thorough cleaning. Plumbing specialists use the method of hydro jetting with the pressure of water at an extremely high rate to force all that junk out of drainage systems and sewer lines.
The pressure at which the hydro jetting equipment sprays the water can reach as high as 35,000 PSI. For a common clog, a plumbing snake, cable, or drain cleaning solution might provide a temporary solution (and limited scope), but hydro jetting clears the entire system. The method is powerful enough to restore the pipes in the system to their original, pre-installation cleanness. Tree roots are notoriously the most difficult item to remove and are no problem for the hydro jetting method.
At one time, the usual method of deep-cleaning pipes (especially those composed of copper, galvanized steel, or PEX) was to insert a hole at the point of obstruction and scoop the pipe clean. Hydro jetting prevents unnecessary risk to the piping system itself and reaches those places that the former method could not. The hydro jet hose is usually self-propelled and, once inserted into the drain, will go to work with the most effective cleaning procedure available. It is, in most cases, reserved for the most serious of back-ups when repeated attempts at unclogging the drain or area of piping haven’t been successful. No matter the circumference of the pipe, hydro jetting equipment can be refitted to fit into smaller or larger spaces depending on the need. Every size pipe can be cleaned, and because of the flexibility of the hose can bend and move with the individual piping system.
Looking for hydro-jetting services? Call 1-800-AnyTyme at (760) 477-2222, your #1 San Diego plumber!