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Should I Choose Hydro-Jetting or Drain Cleaning?

hydro-jetting vs drain cleaning services

When it comes to cleaning out your pipes or your sewer lines, you will often have several options to choose from. Two of the most common are hydro-jetting and drain cleaning. Here’s what you need to know to choose the best service for your home.

Drain Cleaning Services

Traditional drain cleaning means sending a flexible cable or tube down your line. This is equipped with a point, for breaking up the clog, or a hook, for pulling it out.

Drain Cleaning Pros

Traditional drain cleaning is called “traditional” for a reason. It’s been tried and proven effective many times, in many different situations.

This type of drain cleaning is very gentle and can be used in almost any pipes, no matter their condition.

Drain Cleaning Cons

When you clean your drains this way, you may only clear a path through them that is as wide as the cable. This can work well for indoor drains but it won’t be as effective for larger sewer drains.

It’s also possible to get the cable stuck in your drain, which necessitates a much more involved repair process.

Finally, traditional drain cleaning methods may not be able to get rid of extremely difficult clogs, like tree roots.

Hydro-Jetting Services

Hydro-jetting is the process of shooting a highly concentrated stream of water down the affected pipes. Experienced plumbers control the concentration and direction of the jet.

Hydro-jetting Pros

Hydro-jetting can remove almost any drain clog, up to and including some tree roots.

It also cleans out your entire pipe, not just a hole in the middle. Your pipes will literally look brand new after they are jetted.

Hydro-jetting can be used on any kind of pipes, be they commercial, residential, indoor, outdoor, etc.

Hydro-jetting Cons

Hydro-jetting can damage some pipes. If your plumbers don’t examine the pipes with a camera before they jet them, the pressure of the water can cause fragile pipes to break or expand existing cracks or holes. With proper prior exploration, though, hydro-jetting is extremely safe for you and your home.

Santa Cruz Drain Clearing Pros

If you have stubborn clogs and you’d like to have your lines assessed for cleaning, call our team of experts at Rosenthal Plumbing today! We’ll get to you quickly, send a camera down your lines, and let you know if hydro-jetting is a good option for you.

We’ll talk you through the pros and cons of any drain cleaning method we think would work for your home. You make the final decision. Once you let us know, we’ll clean your pipes ASAP.

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