When it comes to clearing clogs from your drain, several methods are known to work and do an excellent job. Hydro jetting and snaking come to mind when we think of fast, efficient and safe drain cleaning services. Both methods have numerous benefits and advantages, but when it comes to DIY plumbing services, snaking is often preferred.
Let’s take a look at the biggest differences between hydro jetting and snaking to find out which service is better for the DIY-er and which should be left to the professionals:
Drain snaking is a simple method that uses a cable with an auger-like attachment mounted on end. The attachment and cable are fed through the drain until it reaches the clog. At that point, the technician or person operating the cable will crank their end of the cable, causing the auger to chew through the clog.
Once the clog is broken down into smaller chunks, it can either wash out through the system or get pulled out of the drain when the snake is removed.
Drain snakes or drain augers are available for homeowners to purchase, and the process is almost foolproof, making it a good DIY project when you can’t wait for a professional.
One of the downsides of a drain snake is the fact that it’s only really equipped to handle simple clogs that are usually easy to remove. Stubborn, hardened blockages are not helped by snaking and are better suited to hydro jetting.
Hydro jetting is the preferred method for cleaning stubborn clogs and recurring blockages from the drain. Using a high-pressure water jet, hydro jetting blasts through years of debris, leaving your drains sparkly clean.
The powerful water jets also help smooth the inside of the pipe, which prevents future clogs before they even get a chance to form.
It’s strongly discouraged to attempt a DIY water jetting project. Hydro jetting should always be left to a professional. The jets are powerful enough that an untrained individual could quickly become overwhelmed and make a significant mistake.
Weakened and worn out pipes are also not good candidates for hydro jetting, the jets are strong enough to further damage or rupture these types of pipes. Professional technicians always thoroughly inspect the pipes before recommending this service.
Whether you’re looking for a quick DIY fix or a comprehensive professional hydro jetting service, Dial One Sonshine is here to help. Call (714) 252-7460 today for reliable plumbing service in Stanton, CA, and the surrounding area.
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