Submitted by: Jessica Kalloch at Bill Howe Plumbing

Q: What is Hydro jetting?
A: Hydro jetting is a method of clearing drain stoppages as well as preventing backups. It uses high pressure water through specially designed jetter nozzles and is a great way to maintain and clean the sanitary waste lines in commercial drain pipes.

Q: When should I consider hydro jetting?
A: Hydro jetting can remove heavy buildup in pipes that have not been maintained, but it is best to use it as a preventative tool. If you are unsure of the pipes conditions, Bill Howe’s experts can advise on the best preventative maintenance schedule to keep the pipes in good shape.

Q: How often should I hydro jet?
A: Our experts recommend hydro jetting commercial buildings at least once a year
depending on usage.

Q: Our building is always so busy. When is hydro jetting usually performed?
A: To minimize tenant disruption, typically we schedule preventative maintenance hydro jetting after hours, but tailor all schedules to the needs of the commercial property.

Q: Who should perform hydro jetting?
A: A drain technician that specializes in commercial buildings. It is important to choose a specialist. Untrained drain technicians could potentially cause damage in large commercial properties.

Jessica is the Director of Business Development for Bill Howe Plumbing and is passionate about people. Her customers are her priority. She pride herself as a good listener and problem solver, so she finds opportunities to collaborate with her clients in an effort to make their businesses stronger.

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