When drains in your home become clogged, you can see water backup, hard-to-flush toilets, slow-draining sinks, and more. All of these problems can be frustrating, but even more, they can lead to strong odors and damage to your home. Relying on cleaners to clear out your drains might not be enough. Calling in the help of a plumber who can use a professional plumber snake or a hydro-jetting service is the ideal solution. In this article, we will look at how each technique is performed, what clogs they are best used for, and if one service is better than the other.
S&B Plumbing offers both of these services and more for homeowners or commercial properties. Different drain types can perform better with a hydro-jetting service or just by using a drain snake. Continue reading to learn more about drain and pipe cleaning methods.
What Is A Hydro-Jetting Service?
This process uses a long pipe with a special nozzle that produces a high-pressure stream of water from a connected machine. This is the best method for large clogs and will help clean the pipe as well while also removing the build-up. Hydro-jetting is most often used for waste, grease, or tree roots that become lodged in the pipes. This method is typically used when traditional methods have not worked.
What Is Drain Snaking?
Known as a plumber’s auger, this long flexible tube is maneuvered down your drain and into the pipes. Inside the pipe is a metal cable and at the other end is a hand cranked. The cable will stab into the clog and a plumber will use the crank to pull out the clog. There are also strain and J-shaped tubes that can be used for different types of drains.
Should You Have Your Drain Snaked Or Schedule A Hydro-Jetting Service?
Both methods are effective and useful when it comes to plumbing problems. Drain cleaning can involve using multiple methods or removing just one clog. Drain snaking is best used for small clogs or for toilet drains. Hydro-jetting is best used for large clogs or for tree root problems. Not only does hydro-jetting remove the clog, but it also washes out your pipes. This lowers the risk of clogs in the future because all sediment and grease are removed from the lining of the pipe.
If neither of these services helps to fix your clog and give you free-flowing water, you may need to look into pipe replacement. If you are still unsure what drain cleaning service is best for you, consult your local plumber! They will be able to do an inspection of your home and the affected drain and then suggest the appropriate drain-cleaning solution.
Why You Should Have Regular Drain Cleanings
Many homeowners think that drain cleaning is not that big of a deal when in fact, untreated drain clogs can lead to larger issues.
The biggest benefit to professional drain cleaning is that your plumbing system will last longer. When you have regular plumbing maintenance, you avoid pipe leaks, flooding, contaminated water, and pipe rust. All of these things can lead to a damaged or uncomfortable home. Having maintenance by S&B Plumbing will ensure that you catch any problem before it becomes a catastrophe. It is much easier and cheaper to make repairs than to replace multiple pipes.
Some other benefits of a drain cleaning from a licensed plumber include:
- No foul odors in your home
- Avoid waste backup
- Lower your water bill
- Prevent water waste
- Prevent damage to floors and walls
- Avoid high repair costs
Drain Cleaning Options From Our Qualified Plumbers
Our plumbers at S&B can perform a hydro-jetting service or snake your drain. We come prepared for every job with the right tools, parts, and skills that our customers expect. We want to service your home in one trip and get your plumbing back on track quickly.
After being in business for 25 years, we know how complicated plumbing issues can get. Before you tackle plumbing emergencies on your own, our plumbers are on call 24/7 if you have a pipe burst, sewage backup, or other issue that just can not wait. We take pride in having all of your families as part of the S&B Plumbing family. Contact us to schedule a service today!