Hydrojetting 101
March 2, 2019


Blockages in a plumbing system or sewer lines can lead to clogged drains or a contaminated water supply. Hydrojetting uses a high-pressured flow of water to clear these blockages by cleaning the interior surfaces and removing the grease and debris that has built up over time. Here is what you need to know! While hydrojetting is often an effective solution, there are certain precautions to take. The root of the problem needs to be assessed before beginning the hydrojetting process. Ensure you call a plumber who will visually inspect the indoor plumbing system and sewer lines. If there is pipe damage or insufficient waterproof coating, hydrojetting could make the problem worse. For instance, infiltration of rocks and soil through perforated septic lines can occur. When you call our team at Ryan’s, you can be assured we will use video camera equipment to assess the cause of the problem before implementing any solution. We also use video inspection after cleaning out plumbing pipes to assess the effectiveness of the hydrojetting, and to assure 100% customer satisfaction.





Once we are ready to begin the hydrojetting process, we insert a hose that is connected to a large tank of water into the pipes. The pump, engine, hose, and nozzle make up the main components of a hydro-jet. The hose can withstand extremely high pressures. The pressure that is delivered depends on the problem at hand. Ryan can deliver up to 1500 PSI (mainly used for residential customers) with our Spartan tool and 4000 PSI with our American Jetter. The hydro jet uses a spinning movement from multiple angles to scrape even the most stubborn dirt from the inner linings of the pipes without damaging it.




After a successful hydrojetting procedure, pipes should be free of hair, soap, residue, grease, and more. Tree root infiltration and mineral and scale buildup in sewer drains will also be resolved. Plus, the hydro-jetting process contains, captures, filters, and reuses water so harmful wastewater and dangerous contaminants are not redistributed back into the environment. Thus, hydrojetting is an environmentally friendly solution to your clogged drains and contaminated sewers. Letting minor clogs or pipe debris issues continue on can result in all out pipe failures in short time. Proactive hydro-jetting can resolve minor plumbing problems before they spiral out of control. Turn to our expert technicians at Ryan Plumbing, Heating, Air Conditioning, and Fire Protection for your residential and commercial plumbing needs and maintenance.