Hydro Jetting vs. Snaking

When it comes to figuring out whether you need hydro jetting done or a snake/auger in your drains, it depends on what your primary needs are. Hydro jets consist of a high-pressure hose with special nozzles to clear the clog completely out of your drain. Any hair, mineral build-up, grease, oil and other debris will be forced down the pipes and clear everything out. Plumbing snakes, or plumbing augers, consist of a long metal tube encasing an inner cable with blades or corkscrew auger attached to one end. At one end is a crank while the other end is inserted into the sewer until it reaches the clog. The snake will then create a hole in the clog to clear out the debris.

When to Use Hydro Jetting

Hydro jets are a stronger method of drain cleaning and will remove all debris causing buildup. It has been used to clear invasive tree roots interfering with sewer pipes. Hydro jetting services can be applicable for both residential and commercial use, but do know that because of its intense pressure, homeowners need to be wary of this service for older and more fragile drains. Our team of experts at Ground Zero will be able to do a professional inspection of your drainage and utilize advanced tools to ensure your sewage system is on par for a hydro jet cleaning.

When to Use Drain Snaking

Drain snaking has been a tried and tested form of drain cleaning, proving its reliability for homeowners for many years. Augering is a more suitable treatment for older homes with pipes that may be too fragile to withstand the intense water pressure from hydro jetting. However, this does make it an easier job for minor clogs as opposed to heavier ones that require hydro jetting. Get in contact with our expert team at Ground Zero for their advice on whether you should opt for drain auguring over hydro jetting.

Count on Ground Zero When Deciding between Hydro Jetting and Snaking

Depending on what operation you need to unclog your sewer drains, hydro jetting or snaking your system will help you get to a solution. Our experts at Ground Zero will be able to offer you guidance on what your drains are in need of to get your plumbing back in full swing. Call us today to explore your options.

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