Bathroom Renovations 101: Running New PipesBathroom Renovations 101: Running New Pipes

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Bathroom Renovations 101: Running New Pipes

When I decided to add a pedestal sink and claw foot tub to my bathroom, I had no idea how much new plumbing I had to run. Since I had never run pipes before, I wasn't sure how to do it properly. I did a lot of research before I started so that I could be sure that I was doing it right. As I was researching, I knew that it would be helpful to have all of the information I found in one place. That was the inspiration for this site. I hope that the plumbing resources help you with your next home improvement project.

Four Benefits Of Hydrojetting Your Drains

Hydrojetting is a particular type of drain cleaning that uses a high-pressured spray of water to clean out any built-up debris or blockages that may exist. Unlike drain snakes, which use a physical snake to go through your plumbing, or a plunger, which uses air pressure and is powered by hand. Due to the distinctive method of operation that hydrojetting entails, cleaning your drains in this method carries a number of unique benefits over other types of drain cleaning. Understanding what these advantages are can help you figure out if hydrojetting is the right fit for your plumbing needs.


The first major advantage associated with hydrojetting when compared to alternative methods of drain cleaning is the fact that it is extremely effective not only at clearing an opening in an existing clog, but also in removing minor debris and buildup which can create clogs in the future. This is because the pressure of the water will be placed evenly throughout your plumbing, instead of breaking only a small opening, which will proactively reduce the risk of clogs and blockages occurring in the future. This will also reduce your long-term repair bills, as you will have to pay for drain cleaning services less often as a result. In fact, hydrojetting is so effective that it can be used as a maintenance procedure, cleaning out your pipes even if there is no blockage stopping the flow of water.


In a similar train of thought to the above point, another major advantage of hydrojetting is that it works extremely quickly. Water only has to pass through your pipes for a few minutes before the blockage and all other debris are completely cleared away, which means that the overall disruption to your schedule is minimal. This is a major upside when compared to snaking, which can take a great deal of time to work, and chemical applications, which can require several dosages before the blockage is fully removed.


Another upside of choosing hydrojetting over other types of drain cleaning is the fact that hydrojetting is an extremely sanitary cleaning process. This is because the process will automatically whisk away all the debris and organic waste which may be stuck within your plumbing, instead of bringing it back up your drains like a drain snake will do.

Environmental Concerns

Beyond health and effectiveness benefits associated with hydrojetting, the process itself is also extremely friendly to the environment when compared to chemical methods of breaking up plumbing clogs. Since all it uses is water under high pressure, there's no issue of residual chemicals leaking into your septic system, plumbing system, or elsewhere in your yard.