2 Drain Cleaning Methods for Long-Term Results Against Clogs and Tree Roots
There are many ways to unclog a pipe that’s suffering from years of buildup or attack by roots, but some methods are better than others. Depending on the source of the clog and the tools you have on hand, you’ll choose one unclogging strategy over another. Here are the main two to consider:
Augering A Clog In A Pipe
Snakes and augers can be a lot more powerful than the ones people usually buy at the hardware store. Professional augering machines have a hundred feet of cable that can be fed down various sizes of pipe. The auger head at the end is sometimes sharp enough to cut through the clog and clear it that way. Other times, the corkscrewing of the cable will allow the auger to grasp onto the clog so you can pull it loose.
Hydro Jetting A Clog In A Pipe
A hydro jet is like a power washer, except instead of cleaning sidewalks it unclogs pipes. With the force of 1500 – 5000 psi, a hydro jet is designed to clear clogs quickly. While it can also run the risk of damaging the pipe itself, sometimes that’s a preferable option, since this is one of the least invasive methods of clog clearing.
Both of these general strategies require professional equipment and expertise. If you live in the North Shore area, though, then you don’t have to sweat it. Just call Waldman Plumbing! Dial 781.780.3184 and get in touch with our pro plumbers and benefit from our deals and warranties.