With the fall season just around the corner, now is the time to get your home maintenance squared away. Preparing your home for the frostier months can keep you and your family comfortable and safe while saving money by avoiding costly plumbing breakdowns or water damage.
Hydro jetting is one of the best ways to prepare your plumbing pipes for the additional stress of winter. It’s safe for the pipes and environment, uses only pure water and no chemicals, and cleans more thoroughly than any other treatment you can do for your plumbing.
Here are a few reasons to add hydro jetting to your home maintenance this fall.
Prepare Pipes for Heavier Usage
The heavy winter rains in Bethel Park, PA put a lot of additional wear and tear on your home’s pipes. This extra stress could cause expensive and damaging leaks or ruptures if the pipes have weak spots. Water damage, mold, and mildew are even worse in winter because the cool weather makes it harder to dry out wet walls and flooring.
When you have your pipes cleaned with hydro jetting, your plumber first runs a CCTV video camera line through the pipes to inspect them. The camera shows any clogs and reveals if there is a more significant issue, such as a broken or collapsed pipe. The inspection also ensures that the pipes can withstand the high-pressure water spray of the hydro jet equipment.
Remove Invasive Tree Roots
When your trees are trimmed in the fall, it’s also a good time to have your pipes hydro jetted. Above ground, it’s important to trim away tree branches that could break and cause damage during winter storms. Below the ground, tree roots could already have damaged your pipes.
Any type of pipe can be invaded by tree roots, which can break open pipes and completely block water flow. If everything from tubs and sinks to the toilet is backing up in your house, it could be tree roots. Hydro jetting easily cuts through and removes tree roots while they are smaller before they can damage your pipes even more.
Prevent Frozen Pipes
If you have any clogs that restrict the water flow in your Bethel Park, PA home’s pipes, this situation can provide an opportunity for your pipes to freeze. Since water expands as it freezes, frozen water trapped behind a clog could cause the pipes to burst.
Hydro jetting uses high-pressure water to break up clogs and scour away oily or greasy buildup, bacteria, hair clogs, so-called “flushable” wipes, and more.
Sometimes a clog isn’t very far down the pipes from the kitchen or bathroom sink and can be removed using a plumbing snake. This tool works great, but the snake often pokes a hole in the clog instead of completely washing it out. If your drains have been slow for months, they likely need the more thorough cleaning of a hydro jet treatment.
Prep Your Pipes This Fall
If you have your pipes inspected and maintained in the fall, you can avoid winter water shut-offs and home damage due to backed-up plumbing fixtures and flooding. Take away the stress of plumbing problems by having your home’s pipes hydro jetted this fall.
Our experienced, licensed plumbers will provide expert service and satisfaction, guaranteed. Call the pros at G.I. Plumbing to schedule your hydro jetting today!