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Seattle Hydro Jetting

Hydro Jetting is an effective and affordable way to solve problems with clogged drains. This process uses high pressure water to thoroughly scour your plumbing system or sewer pipe’s interior surfaces, removing buildups of grease and other debris that builds up over time.

At Full Bore, we utilize a number of techniques to solve problems caused by pipe blockages. Our hydro jetting experts recommend this process over rodding for most customers, because it more thoroughly cleans the pipe walls. If you have issues with hard water, or your noticing frequent clogs in your home or commercial space’s plumbing system, hydro jetting may provide the most cost-effective solution.

With more than 20 years of experience in the Seattle area, you can trust our Seattle hydro jetting technicians to provide you with prompt, professional care. As a family-owned and operated business, we understand that sewer problems are not something most homeowners budge for, so we do everything we can to minimize the cost of our inspections and repairs.

If you’re having issues with your drains or water pressure, contact Full Bore today to schedule an inspection.

Seattle Hydro Jetting

  • Hydro jetting is a cost-effective way to thoroughly clean the interior surfaces of most home and commercial piping
  • If you have a bigger problem than hydro jetting can solve, we can tackle the issue
  • Full Bore has more than 20 years of Seattle hydro jetting experience
  • We are family owned and operating, proudly serving commercial and residential clients in Western Washington
  • Contact us for an estimate to guarantee that you’re working with the best pipe repair company in the region
  •  Hydro jetting is a non-invasive way to clean the interior surfaces of just about any pipe. While it’s sometimes possible to improve the flow of a drain by using a snake or rod, it’s likely the problem will keep reoccurring because the interior surface of the pipe is never entirely cleaned. Hydro jetting solves this problem by using water under high pressure to completely scour the surface until it’s smooth and clean.

If you would like more information about the many applications for hydro jetting, please read below. If you’re currently dealing with drain or pipe issues, contact a helpful technician from Full Bore and schedule an inspection.

Alternatives for dealing with a clogged drain – Seattle hydro jetting

Clogged drains are an inescapable nuisance for anyone that owns a home or commercial property. Materials or grease builds clings to the interior surface of the pipe and then builds up. During this time, you will notice your drains aren’t performing as they should. Eventually the drain will completely clog, which usually prompts the use of plungers, drain cleaners, and flexible “snakes” in an attempt to clear the obstruction.


Plumbing augers, more commonly called “snakes,” are long flexible metal tubes with an auger or blade attached at the end. The business end of the metal tube is inserted into the drain and pushed forward until it comes in contact with the obstruction. A crank handle on the opposite end is then turned until it either breaks through the obstruction or is firmly embedded in it so that it can then be pulled out.


While snakes can clear a clogged drain, it doesn’t fully clean the interior of the pipe, so it’s likely that the drain will clog again. Sometimes this happens relatively soon, depending on the nature of the obstruction.

The benefits of Seattle hydro jetting

Hydro jetting a process where a special nozzle attached to a hose creates highly pressurized water which is then blasted into the pipe to clear all obstructions so that the drain will clear. Sewer lines have access points called clean-outs, which is a short perpendicular section of pipe that can be easily opened without cutting into the pipe.


Our Seattle hydro jetting process not only clears all obstructions, it also clears away mineral buildup that can sometimes cause the clogging in the first place. Hydro jetting is even powerful enough to clear out clumps of tree roots, but it’s also necessary to inspect the pipe to ensure it’s not cracked or damaged in some other way. Our hydro jetting experts run a camera into the pipe to ascertain where the obstructions are, and whether it’s necessary to repair or replace it.


While a plumbing snake is ideal for cleaning out minor obstructions, like if a child drops a small toy down the drain, but larger obstructions like roots require more raw power. A snake is a good first choice in most situations, because it will either clear the minor obstruction or alert you to a larger problem without spending a large amount of money.

Seattle Hydro Jetting

The greatest benefit of hydro jetting is that it’s capable of thoroughly cleaning the interior of the pipe. So not only is the obstruction cleared, the interior walls of the pipe are scoured until they are free of materials that cause clogs like grease and minerals. The only real downside of hydro jetting is that the process must be performed by a professional, but our affordable rates and professionalism ensure you don’t overpay for any of the work we perform.

Seattle hydro jetting – the details

Understanding the basic idea of hydro jetting is relatively straightforward, but many home and commercial property owners are surprised that mere water can clear out a nasty tangle of tree roots. The power of hydro jetting comes from the psi (pounds per square inch) that the water is forced through the hose. The pressure of the water may exceed 60,000 psi, which is enough power to handle most any variety of organic matter.


Different sized high pressure hydro jetting nozzles are used for different jobs, and pipes of varying diameter. Other methods like snaking make you think the obstruction is cleared, when only a hole has been punched in the debris. But unless the interior pipe’s surface is clean and smooth, the obstruction has the perfect environment to re-grow.

Another feature of hydro jetting that makes is so effective is the fact that high pressure water rotates in a circular fashion. This ensures that the pipe is entirely cleaned and scrubbed. A back flush of water is created as the hose is pushed forward, and debris is carried back out through the hose via this back flow. This ensures that the blockage doesn’t get caught somewhere else in the pipe.

The Seattle hydro jetting process

When you contact the hydro jetting experts at Full Bore, we will immediately schedule a visit from one or our professional technicians. Every member of our experienced crew is capable of handling just about any sewer or water pipe issue, but it’s important that we ascertain the problem and then develop a cost-effective solution to solve it. This is how the hydro jetting process usually unfolds:


Pipe Inspection – We use state-of-the-art video technology to figure out what’s causing your plumbing problem. A camera is inserted into the pipe and a real-time video shows our technician exactly what’s causing the problem. This is a non-invasive way to develop a solution to your problem, and ascertain whether hydro jetting will mitigate the issue.


Sometimes the cameras reaches an obstruction that completely blocks the pipe. In these situations we may use a plumbing snake to punch a hole in the debris to more thoroughly inspect the rest of the pipe.


Hydro jetting the line – The first order of business is to clear the pipe of any and all obstructions. Even if we already know that the pipe is compromised and will require a cured-in-pipe replacement, we still need to eliminate all roots, material buildups, and other obstructions.


Our rotating pressure washers deliver a stream of water at somewhere between 8,000 psi and 60,000 psi, thoroughly cleaning the pipe’s interior surface. Our hydro jetting technicians will pay special attention to areas that are causing the biggest problems. It may take a few insertions to completely clean out the line, but our Seattle hydro jetting professionals will keep you up-to-date on progress.


Follow-up inspection – Your hydro jetting tech will conduct another inspection using the camera to ensure that every obstruction has been removed. They will also check once again to see if the pipe’s integrity has been compromised. Even the tiniest of holes or cracks are an invitation to invasive roots, dirt, and other forms of debris, so if they exist the problem must be addressed.


Our hydro jetting technicians will show you on the video exactly what the problem is, so that you have total confidence that you’re being treated honestly. If the pipe is secure, then the job is done. However, if we find cracks or holes, then we will likely suggest a cured-in-place pipe replacement, which is an affordable and non-invasive way to resolve the issue. Best of all, your new pipe has an average lifespan of 50 years, so you won’t have to deal with another serious pipe issue for many years.

Seattle hydro jetting – why it’s the best option for clearing out your pipes

When a pipe’s interior is smooth, it prevents various forms of matter to accumulate. However, any abrasions, cracks, or other aberrations on the interior surface of the pipe will create an environment for matter to accumulate. Older pipe materials like clay, iron, and concrete aren’t as smooth as newer pipe materials like pex or epoxy resin, which is why drain clogs are more common in older homes.


Just about anything can accumulate in a pipe and cause a blockage, and sometimes it’s a combination of various substances. Grease is a common culprit, which is something to think about every time you dump your bacon grease down the drain. Other perpetrators of pipe clogging crimes include silt, hair dirt, detergents, soap, and mineral deposits so common in places with hard water. If you’ve ever plunged a drain then you know the horrible monsters that can come out of your pipes, but there are far worse things than hair and grease, and this is where hydro jetting comes into play.


Our professional hydro jetting experts use this technique on all sorts of pipes and drains, including:


  • Sewer lines
  • Kitchen drains
  • Floor drains
  • Shower and tub drains
  • Laundry lines
  • Sink drains


The biggest problems are usually sewer drains because these pipes are most likely to be compromised by dirt and roots.


One of the greatest benefits of using hydro jetting to clear a drain or pipe is that it’s non-invasive. Since we use an existing clean-out to insert the hose, we wont’ have to dig up your yard, tear up your driveway, or punch through your foundation to find and fix the problem. If you own an older home, invasive pipe cleaning techniques can destroy corroded pipes, which necessitates digging new trenches to install new pipe. Hydro jetting keeps older pipes intact, allowing us to use non-invasive cured-in-pipe technology to more affordably and efficiently replace the pipe.


If you ever smell a foul odor coming from your drain, it likely means there is buildup of bacteria. Hydro jetting solves that problem because the pipe is thoroughly scoured. Hydro jetting is also environmentally safe, affordable, and is the best way to prevent future clogs.

Contact Full Bore for more information on Seattle hydro jetting

If your drain is clogged, you don’t have time to wait. Contact the hydro jetting professionals at Full Bore and schedule an appointment today.



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