Drain Cleaning: Hydro Jetting vs Snaking

Drain Cleaning: Hydro Jetting Vs Snaking

It is important that we keep our drains properly maintained. Preventing build-up and bad odours as soon as they occur can save you a great deal of money in the long run. Sometimes, however, despite your best efforts, your drain can become clogged. If this happens to you, the only rational way forward is to call an experienced plumber.

It’s important to have a good plumber that you have a solid relationship with, and who is available in an emergency. If you need a thorough cleaning of your drains, there are a couple of options we recommend. Get in contact with a plumber to see which one of the options below is right for your situation.

What Is Hydro Jetting?

Hydro jetting is a widely used method of drain cleaning which involves using a jet nozzle and high water pressure, to effectively blast away buildup. When done by a professional, it is a perfect method to effectively and efficiently remove blockages and debris within your pipes without any safety risks.

Benefits Of Hydro Jetting

Hydro jetting is incredibly beneficial in not only unblocking your pipes but ensuring that they run more smoothly going forward. As the high water pressure is able to get everything moving again, it aids with waste flow and blasts through the tough pipe buildup causing your water to run more slowly.

This method will cut down on monetary costs by saving expenses on water bills and ensuring your pipes are blockage free for a long time.

What Is Drain Snaking?

When your drain is running slowly or stops performing entirely, causing water backup, it may be time to snake the drain. Drain snaking involves using a tool known as a plumber’s snake or a drain snake to remove or break up an obstruction in the pipe, so you can flush it away.

This is a great method for clogs you can’t physically get to, specifically the clogs that are several feet down the line, as these plastic or wire coils can be made for any length. Normally, drain snakes have some sort of a hook or forked device on the end of it to unclog your drain from any distance.

Benefits Of Drain Snaking

Drain snaking is generally cheaper than hydro jetting and can take less time to do. However, it is still recommended that you implement the help of a trained professional to avoid damaging your pipes, especially if you don’t know much about drainage.

Are Your Drains Clogged? Call Caldwell Plumbing Today!

If you are based in the Durham Region, consider making Caldwell Plumbing your primary contact for all of your plumbing needs. We’re a family-owned and operated business that is dedicated to fixing your drainage problems. Contact us today!