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What’s The Difference Between Snaking And Hydrojetting?

Have you noticed standing water in your bathtub one too many times? Does your sink drain slowly and smell funky? If so, you may be dealing with a clogged drain or blockages in your pipes! Hi-Tech Plumbing & Leak Detect is a family-owned, full-service plumbing company dedicated to keeping your home functioning properly. Our plumbers are devoted to your peace of mind and can assist you with leak detection and plumbing repair services.

With over 20 years of experience, you can trust Hi-Tech to have your back every time your drains start to malfunction. Read on for more info on the differences between snaking and hydrojetting and how to choose between the two!

Stubborn Clog Removal Through Snaking

Drain snakes are popular tools for homeowners who enjoy DIY solutions to plumbing issues.

This tool can be rented or bought quite easily and allows you to tackle clogs that are lodged past your drain. Some drain snakes are plastic and have tiny barbs on the end to break up hair and soap scum, while others are flexible metal. Read on for some simple, step-by-step instructions on how to use this tool:

  1. 1. Unfurl your snake and insert it into your drain.
  2. 2. Keep feeding more of the snake into your drain until you hit something that feels solid.
  3. 3. Begin rotating the snake so that it can fasten to the clog.
  4. 4. Twist your snake and begin reeling it back up out of your drain. This will either break up the blockage or bring the clog back up to you.
  5. 5. Dispose of any drain-clogging debris you bring up with the snake, and then run water down your drain to make sure it’s no longer backed up.

If the pipes in your plumbing system are old, or you feel unsure about using this tool, it may be safest to call a plumber. This will keep you from damaging your pipes which would result in costly repairs.

The Benefits Of Hydrojetting Technology

Interested in learning more about hydrojetting? This technique removes even the most stubborn clogs thanks to the powerful streams of water it forces down your pipes. Hydrojetting requires a special nozzle with several different jets attached to a hose. The jets create a hole through the clog and wash the debris back up the pipe.

Hydrojetting is usually left up to professional plumbers for safety reasons. If your plumbing system is old and in poor condition, it’s best to notify your plumbers and let them decide how to clear your clog.

How Do I Choose?

Deciding between snaking and hydrojetting when you face plumbing problems can be stressful.

For those who would prefer to do the work themselves, using a drain snake can solve minor blockage problems. However, drain snakes may not remove all of the debris, allowing the clog to form again. If you want your pipe system to be squeaky clean for a more extended period of time, hydrojetting is the way to go. This technique requires a certified plumber but can leave your pipes blockage-free for longer!

Hire Hi-Tech Plumbing & Leak Detect For Your Edmond Drain Cleaning

Are you ready to enjoy cleaner, clog-free drains?

Here at Hi-Tech Plumbing & Leak Detect, we can fix all kinds of plumbing issues, from leaky pipes to low water pressure, drain blockages and more! We always strive to choose the safest, most effective drain-cleaning strategy for you and your family. Our team members value your peace of mind and are dedicated to making plumbing maintenance as simple and hassle-free as possible.

Feel free to contact us by scheduling an appointment through our website or give us a call today!

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