Drain blockages are an issue that affects every household, company, commercial, industrial, and institution at some time. Tree roots may create clogs and overflows in your toilets, sink drains, showers, and bathtubs, as well as in your primary sewage system. Unless your plunger can clear the blockage, you’ll need a more powerful option like sewer jetting. Professional plumbers often use plumbing augers and Hydro-Jets to remove stubborn blockages. Each has a specific purpose for blockages of a particular sort.

Plumber’s Snakes and Augers

A long metal tube with a corkscrew auger or blades connected to one end, and a manual or motorised crank at the other, are known as plumbing augers. As you spin the crank, the snake’s cable extends farther and further down into the sewer. As soon as it hits the clog, you’ll feel the resistance and have to spin the crank to get it out. Plumbing snakes can be either straight or J-shaped. There are two types of snakes: straight tubes and J-snakes.

Hydro-Jetting is a kind of high-pressure water jetting. Hydraulic Jetting is a process that uses high-pressure hoses and customised nozzles to clean drains by creating forceful streams of water. When a clean-out is available, plumbers use hydro-jetting to remove clog-inducing debris. Grease, mineral buildup, hair, and other debris are pushed into the drain due to the water being driven down it. Tree roots may be dislodged with a strong enough Hydro-Jet. For this reason, before utilising a Hydro-Jet, a plumber will first use a tiny camera to examine the drain for damage.


A plumbing snake is the best option if a slight blockage or an object like a toy gets trapped in the drain. Most blockages may be cleared with a snake if your plunger fails to do so. Additionally, snakes may help you detect more significant issues. You may have a tree root in the line rather than an accumulation of hair. On the other hand, a Hydro-Jet does more than break up blockages; it also removes mineral and grease buildup off the walls of your pipes. Snaking is just a short-term remedy for many blockages since it doesn’t properly clean your pipes. It is possible to remove practically any clog using Hydro-Jetting, but it is not a choice for the DIYer. Professional plumbers should do hydro-jetting to prevent damage to your plumbing.

Best Option

Clearing your plumbing lines relies on the reason for the blockage in your pipes. Slow-draining lines or occasional obstructions, such as too much toilet paper or food caught in your sink drain, may be fixed with the use of a plumbing snake, but this is just a temporary solution since the drain will ultimately clog again. Hydro-Jetting is a cost-effective, ecologically friendly, long-term solution for sluggish drains or entirely blocked. Hydro-jetting is the best option when a plumbing snake cannot clear a clog, such as those caused by a long buildup of sludge and oil or by tree roots.


It is well accepted that hydro sewer jetting is one of the most efficient methods for removing clogs from pipes. Using a hose shoved down a drain, high-pressure water is blasted down the pipe. At a maximum pressure of 60,000 psi, water is ejected. Despite alternatives like snaking, hydro jetting is the most effective method. Because hydro jetting cleans the full length of the pipe, this is the most efficient method. Depending on the task, a variety of nozzles (diameters of 1.5″, 2″, 3″, 4″, 6″, and 8″) are used. Instead of just punching a hole in the barrier, some techniques leave a trail of debris behind. Hydro jetting removes all particles from a pipe’s inside.

Hydro-Jetting works because of the high pressure of the whirling water that pierces through the pipe’s walls. A nozzle on the hydro jet’s end sends water into the pipe’s walls. The water’s back flush takes dirt from the tube as the hose moves ahead. Some of the most substantial roots and stubborn clogs are easily removed with this procedure.

What’s the Deal?

Sewage line video camera inspections are carried out by a skilled plumber who has access to the sewage system. The first step of this video camera examination is to determine whether any pipes are damaged or broken. As a result, they’ll be able to pinpoint precisely where and how the problem is occurring. Mechanical rooting may be necessary if the line is entirely occluded before the camera can see it again.

Pressure Jetting the line

The professional plumber will introduce a special hose and cleaning head capable of delivering over 7,000 PSI and up to 60,000 PSI of pressure into the line after the line has been examined and the problem areas have been identified. The cleaning head advances down the path, focusing on problem areas as it goes. Tree roots and grease/gunk buildup often need many passes to remove.

Inspected for Superiority

Another video camera inspection of the sewage line is performed to check that any clogs or roots have been removed and that the line is working to its full potential.

Hydro-jetting cleaning with high pressure (water) fulfils two primary goals, which are:

  • The removal of clogs in your sewage system by breaking apart and flushing accumulated deposits. Water jetting can break through even the most stubborn of obstructions.
  • The “walls” of the sewage line are pressure washed while the pipe’s whole width is scoured, draining dirt and ensuring that the drainpipes are left clean and undamaged.

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By Grace