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Drain Cleaning: Sewer Rodding vs Hydro Jetting

Slow or clogged drains are one of the most common plumbing problems homeowners will inevitably face. Your plumbing system is a labyrinth of pipes, from supply lines to waste pipes that carry the unwanted debris out to your sewer or septic system. Over the years everything from natural buildup to plant and tree roots can negatively impact your plumbing system causing slow or clogged drains. Have no fear! For every problem there is a solution and the experienced plumbing professionals at The Plumber have a wide range of tools and equipment to tackle even the most stubborn of blockages.

Sewer Rodding

Sewer rodding is a commonly deployed service used to unclog pipes and drains using flexible metal cables with an attached head. The machine spins the cable and head attachment, grinding up smaller tree roots, debris and obstructions, as it pushes the waste through the pipes. Rodding is most effective against minor clogs or when a foreign object like toilet paper or food becomes lodged inside your sewer pipes. Rodding can also alert you to more serious problems. For example, if it can’t break through the material, you may have a tree root in the line or a damaged pipe.

Hydro Jetting

Hydro jetting is one of the newest ways of handling common sewer issues. Hydro jetting uses a high-pressure hose with a specialized nozzle connected to a machine that pressurizes the water, producing a powerful stream to blast away clogs, smaller tree roots, and sludge that deposit on the inside of your pipes. Hydro jetting is more effective at cleaning out soap, fat and grease than rodding, making it an ideal choice for blasting away years of buildup. During hydro jetting, the insides of the pipe are cleaned to a “like new” condition helping to prevent future issues.

Make The Plumber Your Go-To For Drain Cleaning

Over the years waste can slowly build up around the inside of your pipes, often going undetected until a problem arises. Most plumbers will conduct a video inspection of your sewer system to determine the right tool for the job and ensure the job is done correctly without damaging your pipes in the process. When it comes to slow or clogged drains, nothing beats The Plumber. If you’re sick of slow drains, let us clear away your clogs by calling (716) 834-0294 or search “Plumbers near me” to find our Google listing!