Hydro-jetting vs. Snaking

Hydro-Jetting

Whether it’s commercial plumbing or residential plumbing, keeping clean pipes should be your number 1 priority. Clogged pipes can lead to slow draining damage and line breaks. And that’s why you need to address these issues immediately. So if you are experiencing clogged pipe problems, then you have two options: hydro-jetting or snaking.

Topics on this article:
What Is Hydro Jetting?
Pros Of Hydro-jetting
Cons Of Hydro Jetting
What Is Snaking?
Pros Of Snaking
Cons Of Snaking
Which Is A Better Option?
The Wrap-up

What Is Hydro Jetting?

Hydro-jetting is a cleaning solution for drain and sewer pipes. It is basically a high-pressure hose that has a nozzle affixed on the end. The water comes from the nozzle which is usually pressurized to at least 3000 PSI.

The force of the water has to be sufficient enough to break up the clogs and dislodge any debris that’s inside the line.

Pros Of Hydro-jetting

 

Effectiveness

It works well for clearing out clogged sewer lines. It also prevents future clogs from forming as it smoothens the inner texture of the pipe wall. A hydro jet is a powerful enough tool to remove tree roots and other stubborn clogs.

No Chemical Use

Hydro Jetting only uses water at a higher pressure to clean the sewer lines. So you don’t have to use any hazardous chemicals or harsh elements to clean out debris or clogs.

Versatility

With a high enough PSI, Hydro Jetting can be used for both commercial or residential purposes.

Cons Of Hydro Jetting

 

Not For DIY Lovers

Hydro-jetting is not an easy cleaning solution for homeowners. If you have more fragile or older pipes, then the high pressure used for hydro-jetting can damage your sewer lines. You need to call a professional plumbing service provider to inspect the pipes. They use a video camera to ensure the pipes are strong enough to handle the pressure.

What Is Snaking?

Snaking is a cleaning solution that uses a tool called an auger. It’s a steel cable with a cork-screw-like coil that is designed to penetrate and break up clogs.

Pros Of Snaking

 

Doesn’t Damage Fragile Pipes

If your pipes are too weak to withstand the rigors of hydro-jetting, then snaking might be the right option for you.

Effectiveness

This method is a proven method for clearing debris or clogs in sewer lines.

Cons Of Snaking

 

Limited Ability To Remove Clogs

The auger can only clear the path as wide as its tip. So basically, it makes a hole in the clogs. So it’s only suited if the clogs are minor. Even though it’s a common method for cleaning, it only provides temporary relief from clogged drains.

Which Is A Better Option?

It depends on the kind of clog you have to deal with at the moment. If it’s not shallow clogs, your only choice is hydro-jetting. If it’s not a deep sewer line clog, snaking alone will provide you 100% cure for the problems.

The Wrap-up

At P&L Plumbing, we offer quality service at the best price. So if you are facing sewer maintenance issues, call us at (480) 649-4400 to schedule an appointment. We also offer free estimation and consultation. For more inquiries, feel free to contact us any time or visit our website at P&L Plumbing!

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