A drain clog in your home or sewer drain can make using the plumbing in your home difficult. There are a few signs that you should look for that indicate you have a clog including:
In the past, drain clogs were addressed by inserting a drain snake to remove enough of the clog to allow water to flow freely. This method is ineffective because it does not address the real cause of drain clogs. While debris such as hair, paper products and sanitary items contribute to a drain clog, there is also another factor to consider: build-up. Build-up along the walls of your drains accumulates over time from the residue in dirty water. As the build-up grows, it restricts water flow and catches items along the drain line. A drain snake will remove the stuck item, but not the build-up. This means without water jetting, you’ll be running into another clog sooner rather than later.
High pressure water jetting addresses both the item clogging the drain and the buildup on the walls of the drain. At Neighborhood Plumbing, we use specialized nozzles that are inserted into the drain and blast high-pressured water into the system. The water removes both the clog and the buildup, restoring your drains back to their original diameter. High pressure water jetting is the only method that truly cleans and removes the entire clog.
While you can buy a drain snake at your local home improvement store, it will be ineffective and time consuming. High pressure water jetting has many benefits for home owners: