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Distinct Plumbing - Hydro Jetting

Johnson Matt
Distinct Plumbing - Hydro Jetting

Distinct Plumbing is your local plumbing company that proudly provides hydro jet drain cleaning Adelaide residential plumbing services with the best customer service.

Hydro Jetting is a non-invasive plumbing solution that helps clear pipes by removing any hidden blockages immediately. Unlike traditional rodding methods, hydro jetting uses high-pressure jets, which help dislodge and remove debris.

Using our state-of-the-art video equipment, our technicians will inspect your plumbing system. From here, we will easily identify any obstructions and damages.

Due to the high water pressure, material and debris are quickly forced out of the blocked pipes and down the sewer system. So, whether the pipe has a grease or mineral build-up, hydro jetting will take care of it.

When Is Hydro Jetting Needed?

We can tend to use products that contain chemicals that are often washed down our drains without a second thought. Unfortunately, these products can sometimes contain residues such as oils, fats and soaps, which can get caught up with other natural fats, leading to severe drain blockages.

Wet wipes and other products flushed down toilets will also contribute to drainage problems, as they don’t break down, resulting in drains that can block and overflow.

If your drains are starting to smell, or it’s taking minutes for the water to drain efficiently, get one of our expert technicians to assess and unblock your Adelaide drains with our hydro jetting technology.

What Causes Blocked Drains?

Many factors contribute to drain blockages, and some of them aren’t as obvious as you might think. Some blockages are easier to deal with than others, which is why it’s crucial to call your local Adelaide plumbers to inspect the situation before taking any action yourself.

It’s worth noting that there are two types of household drain blockages. Firstly, you have your normal drain pipes that carry wastewater from your sinks, toilets, showers and baths. But you can also experience blocked downpipes. These pipes are designed to prevent water from building up in the gutters on your roof, and they can become blocked with all sorts of debris such as leaves, sticks, dirt and even bird’s nests.

Let’s take a look at some of the more common causes of blocked drain pipes in residential homes.

Tree Roots

Tree and plant roots often grow through even the smallest cracks in your underground drain pipes. This not only causes a blockage but increases the damage to the pipe, encouraging even larger and more persistent blockages. This is the most common cause of blocked drains in Australia.

Misaligned Pipes

Ground movement can also cause pipes to crack or drop. This can move pipes out of alignment, essentially creating a lip or valley where debris can build up because the water doesn’t flow as smoothly as it should.

Foreign Objects and Debris

Most people are probably guilty of flushing something down the sink or toilet that doesn’t belong there. Hard, solid objects aren’t supposed to go into your drain pipes, and when they do, they can easily become lodged. When this happens, a larger blockage can easily form around the object.

Grease and Oils

Household grease and oil are also known to clog drains. This is because grease and oils tend to stick to the inner walls of your pipes rather than being freely washed away like other household liquids. This is why you should always try to wipe grease and oil away rather than wash it down the sink.


Whether from pets or humans, hair is never good when flushed down a drain. It tends to ball up easily and can get hooked on tiny cracks or other objects in your pipes. From there, the mass of hair continues to grow, causing a complete blockage of the pipe.

Signs That You May Have Blocked Drains

Not all drain blockages are obvious, and of course, with most of your pipes being concealed underground or in the walls of your house, issues are rarely visible to the naked eye. However, there are still some tell-tale signs that you may have a blocked drain. Here’s how you can tell if it’s time to call a plumber in Adelaide to check for blocked drains.

Water Draining Slowly

When your pipes are working as they should, sinks and bathtubs should drain away quickly and easily when you remove a plug. If you notice that sinks are taking a long time to completely drain, it’s a good sign you’ve got a blockage. Another sign is if a sink starts filling up when you run a tap, and the plug isn’t in.

Foul Odours in Your Home

Ground movement can also cause pipes to crack or drop. This can move pipes out of alignment, essentially creating a lip or valley where debris can build up because the water doesn’t flow as smoothly as it should.

Foreign Objects and Debris

When drains are blocked, wastewater doesn’t drain correctly and sometimes gets pushed back into your sink. Even if the water doesn’t back up, stagnant water pooling in your pipes creates an unpleasant smell that you’ll notice all through the house.

Noises Coming From Your Pipes

Blocked pipes often create noises when water flows through them. Most often, it’s a gurgling sound because the water isn’t flowing freely through the pipes.

Sinks and Toilets Backing Up

The water can still flow past it when a blockage first appears, albeit more slowly. However, when a blockage is more severe, water can’t get past with any speed, meaning it gets pushed back into the sink or toilet. This creates an overflow situation which can be extremely unpleasant and inconvenient.

Flooded or Waterlogged Areas Outside

If the blockage or crack in your pipe occurs outside, you may notice areas of your yard start becoming waterlogged. This is because water is leaking out through a crack and into the ground rather than continuing through the pipe.

Save Yourself Repeated Callouts With a Hydro-Jetting Professional!

Failing to get to the root of the problem can result in it occurring again and again. While some Adelaide drains can be cleared by simply using traditional drainage methods, some require a little more force.

Hydro-Jetting is often the best solution for drains that repeatedly block as the high-pressure streams of water will not only clear any blockages but also clean your pipes as well. Check out the other hydro jetting benefits below:

Hydro Jetting Does A Thorough Pipe Cleaning and Residue Removal

Hydro jetting is the best way to use to clean out your pipes. Ensuring your pipes are clear and clean will help prevent blockage issues and ensure that your entire plumbing system works better.

Over time your pipes can become clogged with grime, debris, dirt and other obstructions. Kitchen grease can also lead to pipe hardening. Hydro jetting is a cost-effective solution to help deal with bacteria, tree roots and unpleasant odours.

Flexibility and Mobility

Each Adelaide home’s plumbing system is structured slightly differently. Many heritage homes have plumbing that can prove to be difficult to access and be unstable and fragile. Hydro jetting also allows plumbers to access your plumbing system non-intrusive way. Hydro jetting is generally safe despite high water pressure and will not damage your pipes. Allowing your technician to avoid other drainage techniques that can prove to be harder to navigate.

Hydro Jetting Is Environmentally Friendly

Water is the only ingredient used to help clear blockages during hydro jetting. Because no harsh chemicals are used, you won’t have to worry about contamination to your soil or groundwater.

Johnson Matt
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