When a plunger just isn’t doing the job, it’s time to call a plumber to look at your main drain line. To clear the blockage the plumber will either snake the line or choose hydro jetting.
This innovative method is used by professional plumbing contractors to clear and clean clogged main sewage drain lines. It is a high-pressure hose with a special nozzle that sends a powerful force of pressurized water through your pipes to clear anything that is in its way. Hydro jetting is a great option to really get things cleared out. However, if your pipes are older and fragile, the high pressure of the water could cause damage to those pipes. Benefits of hydro jetting:
Quickly eliminates clogs.
Removes dangerous blockages, including tree roots.
Versatile enough to get the job done for all pipe materials.
Eliminates minerals, grease, pipe wall buildup, and more.
This involves a slender, flexible auger that is used to dislodge clogs in drain pipes and sewer lines. Using a snake to clear a line works well for slow-flowing drains and for occasional clogs such as accumulated hair in shower and tub drains, food lodged in the kitchen drain, or toilet paper or a small toy stuck in a bathroom drain. Snaking is a great option for basic clogs. Benefits of snaking:
If you have fragile pipes, this method is gentle yet effective at clearing the clog.
Great for minor clogs.
Because snaking uses pressure, it can alert you to issues like tree roots in the pipe.