Sometimes no matter what you do, that clog just won’t go away. When you have a backed up drain or sewer, and can’t find relief no matter what chemical you pour down there, it’s time to call in a hydro jetting company for the right fix.
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Snakes or Hydro Jetting?
When you have stubborn clogs, you might be tempted to snake the drain, but sometimes that isn’t enough. Your professional plumber is the best to judge whether an auger or snake is the best way to handle a clog or if you need hydro jetting services. Let’s look at both.
Plumbing snakes are a long metal tube that has an auger attached at the end. The snake is driven by a hand crank and is able to pull or push out the obstruction.
Hydro jetting is done by use of a high-pressure water stream that’s shot down the drain. This stream is usually powerful enough to remove grease and other buildup.
Plumbing snakes are usually reserved for small clogs, such as when a child’s toy gets stuck in the drain, while a hydro jet is perfect for when you have blockages throughout your system. Your plumber will assess your situation and recommend the solution that best fits your need.
Is Hydro Jetting Safe?
Even though this technology has been around for a long time, it’s only recently been affordable for the average homeowner because of how small the equipment has become compared to what it used to be. What used to require a small team can now be done by one person.
Hydro jetting is perfectly safe for your pipes and much better than using chemical drain cleaners. Also, since hydro jetting uses only water, it’s perfectly safe for the environment too.
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Common Causes for Clogs
While your drains can become backed up or slow for a number of reasons, the most common in today’s households are hair, grease, foreign objects, hygiene products, and corrosion. Depending on the cause of your particular clog, your plumber may choose to snake your drain or use hydro jetting to clear them. Stubborn clogs shouldn’t bet dealt with by using harsh chemicals that can damage your pipes. Call a hydro jetting company and see if they can help clean your pipes safely.