If your plumbing is clogged with tree roots or buildup inside the pipe, the pipe may not clear with plunging or using a drain snake. Your plumber may need to bring in a hydro jet to blast away the clog and clean the inside of the pipe. Here are some things to know about cleaning your plumbing with a hydro jet.
1. Hydro Jetting Is Safe For Normal Pipes
If your home is fairly new, it may have plastic pipes.
If you're the kind of person who absolutely loves hot showers, one of the first things you most likely did when you moved into your new house was check the temperature on the water heater. If that's you, you may want to think again. Once about every minute, someone in the United States is admitted to the hospital for a burn that needs treatment. Many are caused by water from a consumer household appliance.
It can be quite alarming to turn on the hot water and get a nose-full of a foul odor. Often, the odor will be sulfur, which is a smell reminiscent of rotten eggs. Typically the odor isn't dangerous, but it will make the water unpleasant to use. The following guide can help you solve the problem.
Most foul odors in the hot water supply are caused by the buildup of sulfate-causing bacteria in the tank, but in some cases, the cause may simply be mineral buildup from hard water.
Once upon a time, if you had a clogged main drain, your plumber would either use an auger to force out the clog or they would attempt to blow out the clog with high-pressure water. This often worked, but recurring problems would mean you needed to dig up a pipe since it could otherwise be difficult to know the main reason for the clog. With the advent of sewer cameras, cleaning the main drain line from your home has become much easier.
The general estimate is that a furnace should serve a home well for about 18 to 20 years, which is a considerable amount of time. Knowing this, when your furnace gets to a point in its life span when it may be close to the end, you may be wondering whether replacement or repair is the most logical choice. Naturally, a furnace is one of the more costly investments in your home, so getting as many years as possible is typically the preference.