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How long does hydro jetting last? While the longevity of hydro jetting results can vary from one household or business to the next, most homeowners are encouraged to have hydro jetting done on roughly an annual basis. The results from a single hydro jetting service can last a good long while, but regular maintenance helps keep pipes as clean and clear as possible. The duration of the service is about 1 hour.

Sooner or later, every homeowner has to contend with clogged drains. Whether the culprit is tree roots or simply too much grease poured down the drain, clogged drains can be a source of deep frustration. Thankfully, the use of high-pressure water jets, or hydro jets, can clear out your pipes, restoring them to their peak flow capacity. This is a process known as hydro jetting, and it’s something that Carter’s My Plumber offers to homeowners throughout Indianapolis, IN.

Homeowners who experience hydro jetting from a professional plumber know what a difference it can make. The question is, how long do the results of hydro jets last? And how frequently should homeowners call their plumber for follow-up hydro jetting? Get insight from Carter’s My Plumber, a leading provider of hydro jetting in Indianapolis area.

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How Long Do Hydro Jetting Results Last?

It’s important to clarify that the hydro jetting process is a little different from regular drain cleaning, as with drain snakes. Hydro jetting completely eradicates stubborn clogs, intrusive tree roots, and build-up along the walls of your pipes. As such, the use of high-pressure water can not only clean your drains and restore flow capacity, but it also helps prevent the recurrence of stubborn clogs in your drain lines or sewer pipes.

What this means is that the results of hydro jetting are intended to be long-lasting. Some homeowners find that their hydro jetting results last for several years. With that said, to keep your plumbing working at peak condition, you may wish to have hydro jetting performed on an annual basis as an act of preventative maintenance. Depending on usage, some homeowners may decide to have hydro jets used even more frequently than that.

How Can I Extend the Results of My Hydro Jetting?

Also note that there are simple steps any homeowner can take to maintain clean pipes and to minimize their need for ongoing drain cleaning. Some general guidelines and tips include:

  • Be careful about what you put down your kitchen drains. Avoid disposing of food or coffee grounds in this way, and be especially vigilant against placing any oil or grease down the drain.
  • Put leftover food in the garbage can, or better yet compost it, as opposed to using the garbage disposal.
  • Use hair-catchers to keep hair (as well as soap) from going down your bathroom drain.
  • Install a strainer in your kitchen sink.
  • Keep plumbing snakes handy for little clogs that might emerge.
  • Once every month or two, clean out your drains with vinegar and baking soda, then flush with hot water.

Where Do I Start with Drain Cleaning?

Even the most cautious homeowners will eventually have clogged pipes, including sewer pipes. Some clogs can be addressed with drain snakes, but others, including those caused by tree roots, may call for high-pressure water.

Properly wielding hydro jets, without risking damage to your plumbing system, requires advanced technology and skill. Visit our article for more details about hydro jetting costs. Be sure you hire an experienced plumbing company that can offer you the service of their hydro jets. For hydro jetting in the Indianapolis area, call Carter’s My Plumber. 

Frequently Asked Questions

It depends on if you are putting lots of grease down the drain. We would recommend once a year in general, but some homeowners may benefit from having hydro jetting performed a little bit more frequently.

As a rule of thumb, you should use hydro jetting to clean the line to its original flow capacity.

It varies, depending on your own usage and what you put down your drain. Again, once annually is a good rule of thumb, but it will be different for every homeowner.

If you experience root intrusion in your home, Carter’s My Plumber recommends having the sewer lines cleaned on an annual basis.

Kelson Carter

Article reviewed by:

Kelson Carter, aka, The Prince of Plumbing

Kelson is a 3rd generation Plumbing Contractor. His family business is located in Greenwood, Indiana, and provides Residential Plumbing Service to the Indianapolis Metro market.

Kelson grew up watching his grandfather and father do plumbing. After graduating high school, Kelson went to Trade School and became a Licensed Master Plumber and Licensed Plumbing Contractor. He is also Certified in Backflow Prevention. He currently owns and operates Carter's My Plumber with his parents.


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